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Professional Web Design Experience

Web Design testing on iPadOur web design experience started in 1997.  Crossroads Publishing has been creating, rewriting, and optimizing websites, and since early 1998, hosting and maintaining websites. When we started with web design, HTML 3.0 was the language used for coding. JavaScript was not well supported, and security was certainly not the concern it is today. Pages had fixed widths and we didn’t have Smart Phones or iPads.

Many things have changed over the years. Currently HTML5 is the standard. New browsers and devices have been introduced. Cascading Style Sheets now handle page formatting. Pages created with responsive design, which detect the visitor’s screen size and orientation and change the layout accordingly, get priority in Google. WordPress and other content management programs are very commonly used for creating mobile ready websites and blogs.

Where would one start today? With basic HTML as well as Cascading Style Sheets.

You may ask, “Why not start with WordPress?”
This is not as easy as it sounds. While HTML is not rocket science, nor is it cut and dried. Undoubtedly you will want to have some personal control of the theme you choose, to make your site look professional and unique.  This requires you to know Cascading Style Sheets and HTML.  For example, its helpful to know which CSS rule takes presidence over another, so you have control of the presentation you are creating.

Your website should display on many different browser versions, devices and operating systems with consistency. A pretty page and a valid page are not enough. If you want to maximize your marketing strategy, you can’t drop the ball on designing and coding your website.

Our Web Design Experience and Training

Our trained staff utilizes top design and coding software, including: Adobe Dreamweaver,  Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and more. We can handle all types of web design and development tasks on our systems. We have people specially trained in fine art, graphic design, user interface design, information architecture, HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress and MySQL database design and management.

With Crossroads Publishing on your team, you can leave all of the details of creating your website, hosting your website, and search engine optimization in the hands of experts who have been doing it effectively for years. Currently our staff has a collective experience of over 40 years of designing websites. We plan to continue doing it well for years to come.

Why not let our experience become your time-saving advantage.

June Goodnow, NIADA Doll Artist
The Fine Art Doll Gallery – 24 artists on display
Tom Banwell Fine Art
Jim Daviner Fine Art
Caroline Goodgione Fine Art Dolls
John Duggan Fine Art Photography
Rose & Womble Realty
– Riverwood – by Boyce-Widner
– Governor’s Pointe
– Hampshire Glen – by HH Hunt Homes
– The Meridan at City Center
– The Seasons at Birdneck Point

Chesapeake Homes
– Belmont Park
– Kempton Park
– Bennetts Creek Park
– Graystone Reserve
– Newport at Victory
– H2O
– Remington Park

The Bluegrass Classic – Musicians Against Childhood Cancer
Downing Chiropractic
Jalapeños Mexican Restuarante
John Tewell Bookbinding
MAP Environmental
Sun Design Remodeling Specialists
Sun Design Remodeling Specialists – McLean Office

There have been a lot of changes in webdesign since 1997.  Do you have time to keep up with changes such as HTML, CSS, WordPress, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, AdWords, Search Engine Optimization, Web Hosting, Google and Bing?  Or do you only have time to concentrate on your business that you do best?  Leave the details to someone who can work to help you expand your business.