Websites

A Website Is Often the First Impression a Business Makes

Studies have shown that it takes less than two seconds for a website visitor to form an opinion about a website. Businesses need to have a website that works well and is visually appealing.

We Build Beautiful Websites Because We Care

The pursuit of craftsmanship is a driving force behind everything we do here at Giant. For us, craftsmanship isn’t just about having the skills to create a beautiful website. It’s about constantly striving to create the best possible user experience and doing whatever it takes to ensure our clients are happy. We’re continually pushing ourselves to learn new things and find better ways to do something so that we can deliver the highest quality craftsmanship to our clients. This commitment to excellence sets us apart from other web design companies, which drives us to keep getting better at what we do.
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Why Do I Need a Custom Website?

A Custom Website Will Help You Stand Out from the Competition and Reach Your Target Audience

A custom website is the best way to ensure that your visitors see you as an authority in your field. It also allows you to showcase your products and services in the most favorable light possible.

With a custom website from Giant, you’ll enjoy a design that is 100% unique to you, plus all of the features and functionality you need to succeed online.

We specialize in creating high-converting websites that help our clients increase leads, sales, and profits.

The Web Design Process

Website Design Stages

The stages of web design are essential to understand to create a successful website.

The first step in our web design process is to get to know your business inside and out. We take the time to learn about your products, target market, competition, and unique selling points. This research forms the foundation for everything else we do.

At this stage, we take the information we gathered and make a game plan for all the work needed to get your site up and running.

It’s time to create the visual design of your website. We use mood boards, wireframes, and design comps to ensure you’re happy with the design before we move on to the building of the site.

Once the design is approved, we build a working framework for the site. The stylesheet is created and applied to the new live site.

Once the main design elements are built and approved, it’s time to drop in your content.

The website is now ready to be reviewed. You can make any content changes at this point.

Once the content is locked in, we move into the beta testing of the website and any softwares that we used to add additional functionality.

We are ready to launch your site. At this stage, we will point the DNS to our host. We then review the site and look for any broken links or buttons that need to be updated once the DNS has propagated to your site.

A website should continue to be improved once it goes live. There are lots of opportunities to enhance the site continually. We can tune the SEO settings and monitor the website to see where it can be improved to enhance the end user’s experience.

Platforms & Pricing

After Decades of Building Websites, We’ve Done the Hard Work for You

We have been building websites since 1994. In those 30 years, technology has come and gone. We have tested dozens of website-building platforms and softwares. We have it narrowed down to the best of the best, and that’s what we offer you.

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We love building Shopify websites that look great, and we’re experts in leveraging the platform to effectively advertise your products and services.

Position your online store for maximum growth!

Price range: $5,000 – $100,000

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Elementor is a page-building software for WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. We leverage their combined power and flexibility to create stunning websites for your business.

Price range: $5,000 – $25,000

Design Matters

We Don’t Use Pre-made Templates

When you work with us, we don’t use any pre-made templates. Every project is unique and tailored to your needs in a way that makes it stand out from the rest!

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Why Us?

Giant Website Features

We design websites that help you succeed. We have a wide range of products and services, so we can take care of all your web design needs and beyond.

Hosting

We use Flywheel for managed WordPress hosting. They are at the top of their game regarding managed hosting. They are super friendly and eager to help with any tech problems that might come up.

Nightly Backups

We create a nightly backup of your website files and the MySQL database. If any problems arise, we could restore any of the 60+ nightly snapshots of your site at any given time.

Uptime Monitor

We use an uptime service to keep a close eye on your site. This service sends a packet to your website and ensures it’s up and can be reached every 5 minutes. We are immediately notified if your site goes offline for any reason.

Safe Updates

WordPress, the theme, and the plugins that power your site need constant updates to remain secure and function properly. These updates are an ongoing, never-ending process. To update your site’s software safely, we make a clone of your site to a staging server where we update the software and test the site. We then move that site back to the live server once it’s updated and working correctly.

Security

We scan your website nightly to check for malware. We also monitor your site against the top 9 malware listing sites to make sure your site didn’t make the compromised site list. If your site fails this test, we are immediately notified. The host also tracks and mitigates any malicious servers or connections on the way to the site.

Caching

Website caching is the delivery of your site’s assets in a more compressed and SEO-friendly manner to ensure the site is faster for your end-users. This speed increase also boosts your ranking on search engines.

Performance Check

Our nightly website performance check is a great way to ensure your website runs smoothly. By checking website performance regularly, we can identify and fix any problems that might be causing your website to run slowly or crash.

SSL

We provide a free SSL (Secure Socket Layer) with all Giant websites. Google requires all websites that have an SSL in place. They want their browsers to have the most content-rich and secure experience.

Giant SEO Features

Rank Math SEO

We use softwares to manage the SEO settings of your site and see tremendous results from these. We can fine-tune the page titles and meta descriptions and directly submit these results to Google in a way they expect to receive and catalog them.

Google Analytics

We add your site to our Google analytics site and will share your website results to your Gmail address. Google Analytics tracks everything. Who came to your site, when, and how did they get there?

Google Search Console

Our software generates and continually updates a sitemap for your website and submits it to Google. We can use Google Search Console to analyze what Google is seeing. This provides a considerable opportunity to fine-tune content and see how it affects the results.

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Our San Juan Islands based web design agency is ready to help.
Tell us about your business and we’ll connect with you for a consultation.

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Your questions answered

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find an answer to a question you have? Contact us.

We only take on a handful of retail packaging design clients each year. Therefore, we are typically booked out a couple of months in advance. If you have been thinking of working with us, reach out as soon as possible to secure your spot!

There’s not one single answer to this question. A website design is quoted based on the needs of each project. Every website is unique and requires different components. We design and develop custom websites specifically for your small business needs. We’ll ask many questions, assess your needs, and give you a quote based on that assessment. Our website price range is $5,000 for an informational website and up to $100,000 for a custom Shopify site with all the bells and whistles.

On average, we shoot for a 1-3 month turn time, but each client sets the pace of any project. How much input you can provide during the initial stages, your availability with feedback, and how soon the content is ready affects the completion speed. The functionality needs may also play a role – more complex sites will take more time to develop.

Not to sound like we’re dating here, but compatibility is essential. Take a look at our work here. Does it have the general style you’re after? You need a designer whose work matches the aesthetic you’re aiming for. You might love how a designer presents their work, or they have an excellent reputation, or you genuinely like them as a person. But if their body of work doesn’t feel like you could imagine your project fitting in, you should look elsewhere. Designers can design in different styles, but their unconscious preferences will act like a magnet pulling the design back to their sweet spot. Which hopefully is a reason you selected them in the first place.

A website project involves a lot of information gathering: notes and conversations with you, along with reviewing visual examples to get your feedback before anything is designed. We’ll discuss your business, history, goals, audience, competitors, brand personality, and more. This will set parameters and guide the design process. Since you’re involved in setting those parameters, you can be confident your brand identity will be something you love.

Unlike many SEO services, we employ white hat optimizations that improve your organic page ranking without resorting to questionable practices in the SEO space. Our methods utilize documented techniques to improve your search ranking and relevance, boosting natural site traffic.
Usually, it would take a minimum of 6 months for your website to appear on the 1st page of Google, and it entirely depends on the difficulty of the keywords used in your website. It is pretty unpredictable as the competitors are relatively high in the search results nowadays, and almost every business is keen on establishing SEO-optimized websites.

Yes. After decades of testing platforms, we’ve landed on the best possible solution for any website project.

Yes! We love it when our clients take control of their website and learn to manage it independently. We’ll provide you with a set of comprehensive video tutorials to help you learn your way around and a training session to help get you on your way.
We can! We provide ongoing support for many of our clients. Ask about our support packages.

Absolutely! Having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever! We work hard to ensure your website looks great on various devices.

A lot! Your input and feedback are paramount to this process. We’ll start with many questions about your needs, likes, and wants and work with you to develop the right look and functionality.

Usually, that is you. You are the expert on your business, so it’s usually best if it comes from you. We offer a comprehensive website content writing guide for all our website projects. We can also help you with the content for an additional fee.

We’re just an email away. Let us know what you need done and we’ll let you know how we can help. 

Typically, we cannot. Our process and tooling are designed specifically for the websites we build. If there are elements you want to retain from an existing website, it’s often possible for us to recreate them in a new website.