Burlington VT Web Design that you can count on!
As a native born Vermonter I am proud to be able to provide our web marketing services to the city where I was born. Our Burlington VT web design, web marketing and SEO work takes us to places around the world but our favorite location is always right here in the Burlington area. We collaborate and partner with other local graphic designers and programmers.
We were one of the very first Vermont web design agencies, established back in 1996.
Though web technology has taken a quantum leap since those days, we have had some incredible successes with many of our clients and have seen many changes. We have worked with businesses of all sizes from start-up, sole proprietors to corporations such as IBM, Vermont Teddy Bear, Dartmouth College and many others.
Yes, I remember back when Church Street had traffic, long before it became a pedestrian marketplace. The exciting sounds of U2 and other period music back the early 1980’s was everywhere. It was an exciting place to be (and still is).
I feel so fortunate to have been born just up the street at what is now part of the University of Vermont Medical Center. Although I left Burlington at a very young age to live in Montpelier and finally, the Northeast Kingdom, something has always drawn me back to Burlington.
Each time I drive by the breathtaking Burlington Waterfront, I can only marvel at the beauty of Lake Champlain:
In 1995, I started one of the very first web design businesses in Vermont, Internet Creations:
It was a great name and I really should have held tight to the domain name but back in those days, Yahoo ruled the search engines and there was nary a Google in sight! The searches tended to favor alphabetical listings, hence Internet Creations became Alpine Web Media to show up higher in the rankings.
VT web hosting the old fashioned way!
Back in those days, we partnered with a company called CrystalTech for web hosting. It was a US company in Arizona and the owner was a bit eccentric and cranky to be sure! Though I didn’t get along with him very well, they were one of the best web hosting providers at the time so I put up with it.
Fortunately, the company was bought out and has gone through several owners and name changes but they are still pretty good. As a matter of fact, several of our clients from back in the 1990’s are still on their hosting.
Hosting Goes Virtual
In the early 2000’s we decided to lease our own space on a virtual private server, which has been great…
The company we work with is also US based and provides fantastic support and assistance with minimal downtime. In the past 15 years, their servers only went down once or twice due to massive attacks but services were fully restored within hours.
Some of our client still host with cheap hosting providers such as GoDaddy (which is great for domain names):
…but as they say, you get what you pay for. Which is why we prefer not to work with GoDaddy web hosting if we can avoid it. Most of our Burlington VT web design clients use our hosting packages.
Our best Burlington VT web design clients
Although all of our web clients are the best, we really enjoy web design in the Burlington area.
Why is that?
Mainly because the businesses are larger, busier and they know what they want.
Burlington is a vibrant, energy charged area where there’s simply a lot going on:
Most of the Burlington VT website designs we implement these days are content management systems that allow the website owner to edit and add to their own web marketing. Unfortunately, many people do not have the time or inclination to take on these tasks.
This is usually the case in Burlington, where most businesses are simply too busy managing the rest of their business to tinker with a website.
That’s where we come in and professionally manage their website, SEO and even social media for them. This assures that the website remains consistent in design, content and search engine friendliness and most important of all, maintains a professional business presence.
Other clients do a great job of maintaining and working with their own websites, while others might allow employees, friends or family members to wander into areas that they’re simply not familiar with. This can hurt in terms of branding and website usability.
This is also why I am a firm believer in hiring a plumber to fix my faucets.
I could probably “do it myself” but more than likely would mess up something.
I’d rather pay professionals to do what they’re good at while I focus on my own expertise. I love clients that think and act the same way. That’s why I love working with a Burlington company that’s simply tool busy to work on their own website and would prefer that we manage it for them, on a schedule. It’s a win-win situation for all involved and also allows us to keep in touch with our Burlington VT Vermont web design clients on a regular basis.
Although this is a bit of a techno love letter to my old home town, I must say that it’s been exciting and wonderful working with all my clients in Vermont and around the world!