At Austin Web and Design, our goal is to make great design available to all.
Many website design companies are founded by people who are passionate about design or passionate about programming. We're first and foremost passionate about value. Followed closely by design. Then programming. Well, programming is a necessary evil and is going to make us all bald prematurely, even the girls. But as you can see from our work, we're not half bad at it.
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The Big Idea
Leverage existing code, design, photos and illustration on behalf of our clients to create great work as efficiently as possible.
Our philosophy, in short, is to buy a great template and not mess it up. That's not to say we don't love designing. This site is an example of what we're talking about. Check out the original template above.
Some web design companies are founded to give their owners a chance to make great, original designs. Not us. We're in business to make great websites at great prices.
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There has been a quiet revolution in web design. Ten years ago, building websites was an expensive proposition requiring a well–paid graphic artist, an even–better–paid programmer, and maybe a project manager and account executive or two. Today that’s all changed.
How? Imagine it’s Mothers’ Day. Now imagine there’s no such thing as ready–made greeting cards. To give mom a quality card, you’ll hire a designer, a copywriter, a printer, a photographer, and an illustrator. You could still build your website that way too. Or....
Yes, that’s right. There is now a Hallmark for websites (see resources). And just like Hallmark, they have a huge selection of great–looking sites to choose from and no one will ever know or care that it started life as a template. After you buy it, you write in your own personalized message and voilà!
Well, it’s not quite that simple, but you get the idea. There are lots of templates for sale, but customizing them to fit your specific brand and marketing objective takes a little effort. Plus, you might want to add in some custom functionality. But you get the idea. You wouldn’t build a car from scratch. Why get a website that way?