Some clients want to keep it simple. They just want a few web pages to communicate who they are and what they offer in a static website. Others need the ability to add or change content on a moment's notice. These dynamic websites require a content management system (CMS). Winderup can help with either one, giving you the website that best fits your needs.
All of our sites are "Responsive"
Ever view a website on your phone and the entire page renders so small that it's impossible to read anything? You then spend the entire time on the site pinching-in and pinching-out in an attempt to read its content. That is how an outdated website looks on today's mobile devices.
Responsive web design solves that problem. Developers can create a single website that looks great on all devices, from large desktop monitors to smart phones of all sizes. And although it is relatively new, it is an expectation by Google and other search engines. Failing to have a website that plays nice with phones and other mobile devices can result in a ranking penalty for your website.
Every site created by Winderup is built with a responsive web design.
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Responsive Web Design is built on the idea of rows and columns. Large screens will show the maximum reach of those rows and columns. But when smaller devices view your page, the columns stack like building blocks, followed by the rows. On every device, your website looks great and the Google gods are happy.
Static Website or Content Management System (CMS)
Sometimes all you need is an online brochure that changes once or twice per year. Often these clients use social media for their up to the minute promos and news, using their website as a relatively static online brochure. When changes are necessary, they email us the details and we make the changes for them. Customers who request these, get a low cost, responsive site that doesn't require much attention. We have prepared a few real world examples of static responsive websites for you to see, as well as a growing list of responsive template ideas.
Some clients need the ability to add or change content on a moment's notice. For them, static sites aren't enough. They want posting, sharing, pictures, videos, and they need to immediately tell the search engines about the new content. These are dynamic websites and we've created our own Content Management System to meet the need. We have prepared several examples of actual responsive CMS websites, as well as a growing list of responsive template ideas.
Here are a few examples of Static Responsive Websites:
As you visit each website, be sure to grab the lower right hand corner of your browser window and slowly make it narrower. You will see the columns and the rows stack as you do. You'll also see images scale and a new navigation menu appear.
Marietta House is a banquet facility and restaurant, located in Marietta, NY. With a large dance floor and beautiful pub, Marietta House stands apart in the Syracuse and Fingerlakes area, with its unique "Simple Country Charm".
RJ Frost Dumpsters is the kind of company every home owner must to know. They're the dirty guys. The guys with the trucks, the dumpsters, and the expertise to get the not-so-glamorous jobs around the home done.
Here are a few examples of Responsive CMS Websites:
As you visit each website, be sure to grab the lower right hand corner of your browser window and slowly make it narrower. You will see the columns and the rows stack as you do. You'll also see images scale and a new navigation menu appear. Each one of these are built with some version of our CMS.
NYOutdoorTalk.com was created as an online community for those who hunt, fish, and trap in New York State. It boasts blogs, news, photos, videos, an event calendar, and a growing list of additional features. NYOutdoorTalk.com is built on Winderup's own CMS, and is the first of many sites slated to use this technology.
Fishchopper Charters provides sport fishing charter services on Lake Ontario. Owned and operated by Captain Kevin Keller.
Syracuse Jewish Family Service
Syracuse Jewish Family Service is a social service agency established over 100 years ago to identify and address human service needs, and to preserve and strengthen family life of both the Jewish and general communities of Central New York.
These aren't yet actual sites, but they illustrate what can be done with Responsive Wed Design.
Sample Travel Co
Imagine a travel company promoting various vacation packages. Now how do you inspire people? Images - big, bright beautiful images! And yes, this could be designed as a static site or as one our our CMS sites.
Sample Tattoo Shop
Here's a sample site that's perfect for any organization that has to show off their images. So, here's a sample Tattoo Shop Website. And yes, this could be designed as a static site or as one our our CMS sites.
Sample Tire Store
Here's a sample site for any retail / e-commerce store. Notice the start ratings, the SKU text, and the menu on the right side that can be toggled visible/invisible. If you can't see it, look at the sample on a phone or grab the bottom right corner of your browser and shrink the window until the menu disappears. Then, click the "Toggle Menu" link.