We Are A Full-Service Web Design & Digital Marketing Agency
Your website is the starting point of any successful digital marketing strategy, and the many facets of website design and development can have a major influence on your website’s performance. This is why website creation and maintenance is our agency’s expertise.
In today’s digitally connected economy, your website is the first interaction with prospects, and the backbone of your brand message. To grow and cultivate your brand the most impactful medium is an optimized, professional and engaging website. At RYCO Design, we not only specialize in building visually awesome websites, but we intertwine the development of the user interface (UI) with an incredible understanding of user experience (UX). The result is a website that not only has incredible aesthetics, but also achieves the mutual goal of driving traffic and acquiring new customers.
At RYCO Design, we expertly create a website that suits your company’s goals—and makes the behind-the-scenes process easy for you. Whether you require a WP website for your New Hampshire service business or a website with masterful eCommerce capabilities to help you sell more products nationwide, we will utilize our strategic development process to ensure you get exactly what you need.
WordPress / Web Design
We help brands develop a creative, consistent and memorable digital presence on WP, Webflow or with HTML5/CSS.
We help companies solve digital challenges through back-end website development and 3rd party integrations.
We partner with B2B brands and SaaS companies to deliver exceptional User Interface and User Experience.
We not only create amazing looking websites, we also make sure your website gets found on Google by utilizing advanced Search Engine Optimization techniques.
We offer ongoing website support and maintenance plans to ensure your website remains up-to-date and secure.
We utilize and partner with only the best website hosting and technology companies to ensure the best performance for your website.
We help brands connect with their audience more effectively with creative online messaging that delivers a unique brand personality.
Website Translation Services
We work with our WordPress clients to increase web traffic and improve SEO by making multilingual sites with human or machine translations.
Our Website Design & Development Process
01. Discover & Define
We take the time to understand your unique company, audience, goals and project requirements. Your project’s success relies on thorough planning, and your involvement in this phase will be critical. We will develop concrete specifications, sitemaps and user workflows during this phase.
Here comes the fun part – we start to work on the visual mockups of the website, putting together multiple visual design options for you to select from. The website design will feature a modern look and feel that will align with your brand’s identity and reflects your company values.
With the website design now approved, the hard work begins. We will create a staging site, start on the website development and create checkpoints along the way for you to review our progress. Once the website has been reviewed, thoroughly tested and approved, we will launch the website!
04. Maintain & Support
Our relationship doesn’t need to end on the website launch. We can continue to maintain and support your website needs and help you achieve your future digital marketing goals.
We work with a variety of clients across NH. Are you ready to build an awesome website?
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Our Recent Case Studies
See a showcase of our most recent digital marketing, web design and web development projects.
APC Paper Group
A leading Claremont, NH-based paper manufacturer, APC Paper Group, wanted a modern website to showcase their sustainability journey, modern technologies and environmentally friendly products.
Snow Building Construction
This high-end construction company based in the Lake Sunapee Region needed to translate its reputation for timeless design and quality craftsmanship onto a modern website. RYCO Design crafted new messaging and optimized web pages to improve the experience for customers across New Hampshire.
Near Field Magnetics
When this NH-based technology company embarked on a campaign to invigorate its brand to more closely align with the company’s advanced solutions, they turned to RYCO Design to deliver a modern and unique online experience with a high-tech feel.
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Website Design & Development FAQ
How much does a website cost?
The cost of website design and development can vary significantly based on various factors, including the complexity of the project, specific features and the website platform chosen. We offer a range of pricing options to accommodate different budgets and project needs. Typically, our website services can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $40,000 or more.
Factors Influencing Cost of a Website
- Project Complexity: The complexity of a website plays a crucial role in determining the cost. A simple informational website with only a few pages and basic features will be on the lower end of the price spectrum. In contrast, a complex eCommerce website with extensive custom functionalities will be on the higher end.
- Design Customization: Highly customized and unique designs often come at a higher cost. If you require a one-of-a-kind website design tailored to your brand, it may increase the overall project cost.
- Functionality: The type and extent of functionality you need can impact the cost. Integrating features such as eCommerce capabilities, user registration, advanced search, and social media integration may require more development time and resources.
- Platform Choice: The choice of the website platform matters significantly. Website builders like Squarespace tend to be more budget-friendly due to their templates and simpler development process. In contrast, WordPress and Shopify offer more flexibility and customization options, but they may come with a higher price tag due to the additional development work required.
- Content Migration: If you have an existing website and need to migrate content to a new site, this can add to the cost, especially if it involves complex data structures or a large amount of content.
- Squarespace provides pre-designed templates that are user-friendly and require less custom coding. This can result in a quicker development process and lower costs, making it an excellent choice for small businesses and startups with limited budgets. Most Squarespace sites we develop fall in the $5,000 - $10,000 range.
- WordPress, on the other hand, offers greater flexibility and scalability but may require more custom development work, potentially increasing the cost. Most WordPress sites we develop fall in the $10,000 - $40,000 range.
- Shopify is an ideal choice for e-commerce businesses but may also involve higher development costs due to its specialized features. Most Shopify sites we develop fall in the $15,000 - $30,000 range.
Additional Costs to Factor In
- Website hosting is the service that makes your website accessible on the internet. The cost of hosting can vary depending on the hosting provider and the plan we select. For WordPress websites, hosting with a top-tier WordPress-dedicated hosting providef, such as WP Engine, costs around $300.00 per year. Squarespace and Shopify, on the other hand, are self-hosted platforms. This means that hosting is included in the platform's monthly subscription fee. For most websites, you can expect a fee of $200.00 - $300.00 per year.
- A Domain Name (e.g., www.yourwebsite.com) is your website's URL. On average, domain registration fairly inexpensive and can cost anywhere from $10.00 to $20.00 per year.
- Transaction fees are something to consider if you are launching an eCommerce site. Transaction fees associated with payment gateways like PayPal or Stripe are typically between 1.9% - 3.0% per transaction, plus a fixed fee.
In summary, the cost of website design and development is influenced by several factors, and we work closely with you to provide a transparent and customized quote based on your project's unique requirements. Our goal is to deliver a high-quality website that aligns with your budget and business goals. If you'd like to discuss your specific project and receive a detailed estimate, please contact us, and we'll be happy to assist you further.
How long does it take to build a website?
The timeline for building a website can vary based on several factors, including the project's complexity, page count and specific requirements. Here are general estimated timelines for the different types of websites we've worked on for other clients:
- Small Websites (4 to 6 Weeks): Small websites, typically consisting of a 4-5 pages with basic content and functionality, can be completed in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. These websites (also referred to as 'brochure websites') serve as informational platforms and include a Homepage, About page, Services page and Contact page.
- Medium-Sized Websites (6 to 10 Weeks): Medium-sized websites, which include additional features such as blogs, image galleries, and contact forms, usually take about 6 to 10 weeks to build. These websites require more design and development work to create a cohesive and engaging user experience.
- Large Websites (8 to 12 Weeks): Large websites, which encompass extensive content, complex functionalities, and possibly eCommerce capabilities, typically require 8 to 12 weeks or more to complete. These projects involve detailed planning, custom development, and thorough testing to ensure all components work seamlessly.
Factors Influencing Timeline
- Content Preparation: The availability and readiness of content, including text, images, videos, and other media, play a significant role. Delays in content preparation can extend the project timeline.
- Complexity of Design: Highly custom and intricate designs may require more time for design and approval. Revision cycles can also affect the timeline.
- Client Feedback and Revisions: Timely client feedback and approval of design and content elements can significantly impact the project's pace. Clear communication and collaboration are key to meeting deadlines.
Who is the best hosting provider for WordPress websites?
WP Engine stands out as a top-tier choice when it comes to WordPress hosting, offering a host of exceptional features and capabilities. As a WordPress-dedicated hosting provider, WP Engine consistently ranks among the best in the industry for the following reasons:
- WordPress Optimization: WP Engine is finely tuned to cater specifically to WordPress websites. This specialization ensures seamless compatibility and optimal performance, making it an ideal choice for WordPress enthusiasts.
- Impressive Speed and Performance: In the realm of load times, WP Engine shines with some of the swiftest and smoothest loading speeds. This means your website visitors will experience minimal waiting times and a seamless browsing experience.
- Real-Time Support: WP Engine goes the extra mile by providing real-time support to its premium clients. This instant assistance is invaluable when you encounter any technical issues or require assistance with your WordPress site.
- Scalable Pricing Plans: Recognizing the diverse needs of businesses, WP Engine offers a range of pricing plans. This flexibility allows startups and small businesses to kickstart their online journey with a robust hosting solution and later transition to more advanced options as they grow. For detailed pricing information, you can explore WP Engine's pricing page.
- Production, Staging and Development Environment: WP Engine enhances your workflow with a staging and development environment. This feature enables you to preview changes and edits to your site without affecting the live, public-facing version. It's a valuable tool for maintaining a professional and uninterrupted online presence.
- Robust Security Measures: Security is paramount, and WP Engine acknowledges this by providing a suite of security tools. These include SSL certification, website password protection, and firewalls. Moreover, WP Engine simplifies the task of safeguarding your data by offering effortless backup and restore options for previous versions of your WordPress website.
Which platform do you use to build your websites?
90% of the websites we build are on WordPress, a user-friendly Content Management System (CMS). A CMS will enable you and your team to easily add or edit content without any need to contact a developer. Featuring an easy-to-use backend interface, team members will have the ability to add text and images to pages and create new posts. With each WordPress website we build, we offer the following:
- Custom Design and Development: Each website that we build is as unique as the client we build it for.
- Search Engine Visibility: While most firms will put a WordPress plugin on your website and declare that it’s optimized, we take into consideration the best SEO practices during the design and development of the website.
- Time-Tested Plugins: With our experience with the myriad of plugins available, not only are we able to quickly determine the best premium or paid plugins for your website, we also have the know-how to customize them to serve the most specific of requests.
- Lifetime Version Control: WordPress is under constant development, releasing new and improved versions. To keep our clients at the cutting-edge of this content management system, we offer the option of monitoring new releases and updating your website for the life of the website.
- Inexpensive Redesign: We know that as time goes by, the design that was once an impressive and relevant representation of your business may begin to feel dated. Fortunately, we are able to create a new design for your website and add new functionality for a fraction of the cost of a total rebuild. This ensures that your website is a lasting, cost-effective investment.
Get the WordPress site your business needs
Based in Hanover, NH, we are an on-demand, full-service web development and digital marketing agency. We keep overhead low so we can provide agency-caliber creative work—quickly—to a variety of industries throughout the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, New England and across the country.