it's not where you've been, it's where you're going....
LET US HELP YOU GET THERE.
content. social media. seo.
HELPING YOU REACH YOUR AUDIENCE.
responsive, pixel perfect websites.
PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD.
WORDPRESS BASED WEBSITES
Over half of today's most visited websites use WordPress. Developed as an open source Content Management System (CMS) it is supported by a global community of developers and because of this, it is constantly getting better. Used by some of the world’s leading websites, everyone from small businesses to large scale institutions are moving to this dynamic platform.
According to Smart Insights latest survey, the average adult spends 5.8 hours a day on digital media, 51% of which is done on a mobile device. In April 2015, Google released a mobile-friendly ranking algorithm designed to give a boost to mobile-friendly pages in Google’s search results. This is why, in today's competitive market, you need a website that's optimized to communicate your brand across devices of all shapes and sizes.
ORGANIZED, EASY TO NAVIGATE LAYOUTS
An intuitive, well laid-out site with good flow can be the difference between gaining new customers or just having visitors that click, and leave. We create sites that are organized, consistent from page-to-page and easy to navigate on any device.
Looking to take your product from local to global? We create customer-friendly online stores that give you complete control to sell anything, anywhere.
PIXEL PERFECT DESIGN
Whether it's cropping and editing every image on your site for optimal display, adjusting padding and margins on a page layout, or tweaking shadows - we consider every detail in your website, down to individual pixels. We don't just want it to be pretty; we want it to be perfect.
OPTIMIZED FOR SPEED
A slow site is a bad site no matter how perfect it looks – that’s why we pay extra attention to doing everything necessary so that your site runs faster and smoother than ever.
We don't just build your website, we update and maintain it to keep it fresh and up-to-date. Whether you need big or small changes to your site, frequently or randomly, we are on top of it. Small changes, like the addition of a new event or store product, can usually be made on the day of request.Larger changes may take us a few days. Either way, we are on top of your site so you don't have to be.
Chartbeat conducted a recent survey and found that 55% of users stay on a webpage for 15 seconds or less. 15 seconds, or less. How do you overcome that? By having us design you a website with engaging copyright, captivating imagery, and video content.
Your brand is more than just your logo or product; your brand is the sum of your hopes, ideas, and experiences. That's why at Blue Tortuga Design we weave your story into your copyright by choosing wording that mimics the tone, style, and personality of your brand. All of our copyright is edited for perfection.
We offer blog writing and management, and post as regularly as you want or need it. We research your brand, industry, products, and competitors to create interesting and relevant copy that is engaging for searchers and search engines. If you would rather write your own blogs, we also offer professional editing and SEO optimization services.
IMAGES & VIDEO
At Blue Tortuga Design, we know that articles with images get 94% more views, that 67% of customers consider the quality of a product image to be "very important," and including a video in a press release can increase views by 45%. That's why – whether we're hand selecting stock photo's and vector graphics, designing custom graphics, working with photographers, photo editing images you provide – we make sure your images are perfect to the last pixel, and your videos end up in the optimal place on your site.
SEO FRIENDLY WEBSITES
WordPress was built on a blogging platform, which makes it SEO friendly and with a little content strategy and your website has the capability of hitting the "top" search ranking quicker. WordPress generates clean code, which is easily indexed by search engines, Google especially.
We like to think about SEO from the beginning, not as an after-though, that way we can make it organic. We do SEO page by page, putting a lot of thought into key search phrases that are relevant to your brand and the potential customers that are searching for you.
We help businesses develop and implement integrated social media, digital marketing and content programs that deliver measurable results and keep people engaged.
WHAT WE OFFER
- post creation and scheduling for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and more
- post automation through HootSuite
- research and discovery
- profile design and setup
- website integration - social media walls and widgets, social media share buttons, etc.
- social media campaign setup and strategy
YOU ARE ONLY A FEW SIMPLE STEPS AWAY FROM MAKING A LASTING FIRST IMPRESSION.
Everyone wants to make a good first impression. Making yours shouldn’t be complicated or stressful. Never fear, that’s where I come in. At Blue Tortuga Design I believe in making the experience fun and exciting.
Give me a call or shoot me an email so I can get acquainted with your business or organization’s needs. I want to grasp the essence of who you are, what you do, and what your specific goals and expectations are so that I can better show you off to the world. If you have an idea of what you want, don't be afraid to let me know in great detail. Send links to websites you like.Tell me about your competition. Tell me where you see your business in five years. No idea what you want or need? No worries, I can work with that.
Who will I be working with?
When you sign up to work with Blue Tortuga Design, you sign up to work with me. Not a group of faceless folks spread across the world that you can never get a hold of, and who never answer back.
Blue Tortuga Design is neither too big, or to small to help you. I only take on as many projects as I can handle at once, to ensure you get the absolute best experience. I've worked with clients big and small, across three countries, in multiple languages. I love what I do.
How much does web design cost?
Not as much as you’d think. I am both quick and effective, making it easy for even small businesses and micro-businesses to afford a new website design and still have budget left over to get off the ground.
Exactly how much web design costs depends on your specific design needs and the size and complexity of your site. Once I know what your needs are I'd be happy to send you a competitive quote that's tailored specifically to you.
Whether you are looking for web design, web development, maintenance, SEO, social media marketing, or compelling content, I am here for you. I create websites that not only look pretty, but that deliver results.
After years of building websites "on the side", in 2014, I started Blue Tortuga Design. Specializing in detail-oriented, fully responsive, custom websites, Blue Tortuga Design is ready to take on any project big or small, with a winning mix of professionalism and punctuality, friendliness and a smile. I take pride in producing the kind of creative, fresh and clean design solutions that you’re going to want to show off to the world.
Whether you're looking for your first website, a complete redesign, or help getting your message to the world, we are here to help.
WEB DESIGNER & AUTHOR
I started building business websites for friends and family six years ago, and quickly learned it was the perfect outlet for not just my creative side, but also my geeky, O.C.D. side. One site lead to another, and Blue Tortuga Design was born. Blue Tortuga Design has since grown to encompass social media marketing, SEO, content creation, and branding. Web design and how you connect to your audience online is ever evolving; I make it my business to stay on top of these changes so you don't have to.
In addition to web design, I am also a writer and author. In 2014 I published my first book, Hikertrash: Life on the Pacific Crest Trail, a memoir of my 2,660 mile hike across America. I am currently working on a novel, because life is short and why not?
"With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live." - Sylvia Earle
Why Save the Oceans?
To say I am passionate about the ocean would be an understatement. Having grown up on the beaches of the Gulf of California, the ocean is an intrinsic part of who I am. For years the ocean has been my playground, my second home, my calm in the eye of the storm we call daily life. The oceans however are so much more than even that; they are the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.
Why We Need Healthy Oceans:
- It is estimated that 3.5 billion people depend on the oceans as their primary source of food.
- The ocean produces over half the world’s supply of oxygen via phytoplankton photosynthesis.
- The ocean acts as the largest carbon sink on the planet, absorbing more than a quarter of human produced carbon dioxide.
- Covering 71% of the surface of the earth, our oceans contain 97% of the world’s water supply.
- The oceans are the largest and least explored eco-systems on the planet and are home to some of the coolest animals on the planet.
- The oceans play a major role in regulating the weather and climate, worldwide.
- All the best sports are ocean sports- diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing...
Climate change, pollution and over fishing are wreaking havoc on our oceans and the abundance of life they support. It has been estimated that, if current trends continue, by 2050 over 70% of ocean reefs will have died and world fish stocks will have been completely depleted. We need to do everything we can now to prevent that from happening, our future depends on it.
Blue Tortuga Design vows to do our part to keep the oceans vibrant and blue by donating a percentage of profits to Mission Blue: The Sylvia Earle Alliance an organization of dedicated people that are working tirelessly to protect our oceans for future generations. For more information on this fantastic nonprofit, click on the logo below.