Website & Graphic Design

The first goal of any website is to capture and hold the attention of the site visitor. This makes the graphic design of your website development one of the most important aspects of the project.


Your Graphic Design:

  • Should match your customer’s expectations.
  • Should convey an image that matches the needs and interests of your primary customers.
  • Needs to capture and hold the interest of the website user.

Howl’n Dog Designs has a team of experienced graphic designers and artists ready to create the business image you need to attract new customers.

Do it fast or lose it

Your website has about 10 seconds to capture the user’s attention. What is remarkable is that, typically speaking, the longer the user stays on the page the less likely they are to leave the page. Research indicates an initial screening phase takes place within the first few seconds. This short screening takes just a few seconds (less than ten) and results in the decision to stay on the page or move on. Basically, the longer the user stays on the page the more likely they are to spend more time on the page.

Your page has to stop the visitor and maintain their attention for as long as it takes to convince them to take the preferred action. The longer you hold their attention, the greater the chance they will spend additional time consuming your information. So, to insure the user takes the time to consume the information on a web page requires they make a positive decision about the value of the information within the first ten seconds.

With the graphic design providing the visual base, website designers create the technical infrastructure necessary to combine the graphic design with your content. This also includes the development of the software necessary to deliver the right content to the right visitor and to provide the features necessary for maximizing the effectiveness of your website and entice users to act.

Our website design team is fluent in multiple development languages and technologies including asp, asp.NET, Java, JavaScript, VB.NET, Flash, SOAP, XML, HTML, HTML5, CSS, AJAX, PHP, SQL as well as audio and video manipulation and more. This allows us to develop your website development features in the most cost effective way based on the most effective technique.



As of 2015 Mobile device users surpassed desktop users!

Are you are ready to take advantage of the rapidly expanding mobile experience?

Tapping into the mobile market means creating content and functionality that matches this emerging market. Your technology choices fall into four basic areas.

Mobile Apps

Mobile apps are device specific software programs. If you are offering highly user specific interaction that requires a fast reaction interface like a game, an app should be your choice. The drawbacks are that each device requires an app designed specifically for that device operating system. An IPhone app will not run on an android device. You have to maintain multiple versions of the same software. Upgrading or enhancing an app means making the same changes across multiple versions of the software, increasing time to market.

Mobile Websites

Mobile websites are less expensive to create and maintain, are compatible with all device platforms and can be upgraded immediately across all devices.

Often, mobile users are looking for specific types of information quickly. For instance, location, operating hours, click to call, click to email and top to bottom scrolling only are viewed as highly positive. On the other hand, mobile users also want to be able to access the full site. As a plus, adding a mobile only site to your existing site is far less expensive than moving everything to a responsive website. And, in many cases, especially for non-catalog businesses, this gives the user the best experience regardless of the device used to access the website.

There are two ways to approach the creation of a mobile friendly web presence.

Responsive Website Design

Responsive website design allows the content to adjust to the users screen size. This could be as small as 320 pixels wide for a small hand held, up to 2400 pixels wide for a desktop. Responsive sites take more time to design properly because you have to insure that the content is easily navigated in all device sizes. And, mobile users are far more selective about what they want in a browsing experience.

Mobile Only Design

Call when you are ready to look at your options. We will help you decide what your mobile users really need and the best way to insure a positive experience for both mobile and desktop users.



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