Web Development

Good web development turns an attractive website into an intelligent, adaptive and long-lasting website that will convert interest into sales. We primarily work with WordPress and Magento (and their related technologies such as PHP and MySQL), and have been coding custom web development solutions since 2002. If you’re looking for Portland or Denver web design experts that can help take your website to the next level, then look no further.

I am constantly amazed by Watermelons ability to find creative solutions to our complex website needs. Their entire team is professional, smart, thorough and a pleasure to deal with.

-Mike S, Skutt

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Watermelon Web Works has been developing high quality websites since 2002.

What we have learned is that there are a few primary areas of focus to build a website that lasts.

Content Management Systems

In the world of modern websites, content management systems are the method by which content is updated, functionality and design are implemented, customer experience is measured, and visitors are converted to clients and customers.

We work with multiple content management systems, including WordPress, MagentoJoomla & Drupal. We routinely configure content management systems to adapt to the most complex situations and accommodate the simplest. Our focus begins with business goals for the website, and we revisit those goals until they are accomplished.

Don’t know a Joomla from a jellybean? No worries, that’s what we’re here for.

Ecommerce websites

48% of ecommerce transactions are abandoned because the consumer can’t find the product. In the world of web development, we call being able to find products “Usability”, and it is at the heart of everything we design.

We work with multiple e-commerce platforms, including Magento, WooCommerce, osCommerce, Zen-cart, Cubecart, Opencart and others. We have built custom e-commerce sites from the ground up also. Chances are that if you need to receive money online, we can help. We are well-versed in compliance issues such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA. Just drop us a note if you have a specific question.

Web Development Specialties

Having been in business since 2002, you can imagine that we have adapted to a number of different technologies, business environments and personalities over the years. At the core of our talent is working with and understanding people – the people who buy your products, sell your services, ask questions of you and your staff, and the people who make your business great. We view communication as the core skill behind any website, and we work hard to keep it at the center of whatever we do with technology.

Our range of technical expertise includes graphic design and search engine optimization, PHP and MySQL (the back-end technologies that most modern web platforms are built upon) software development, XHTML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript (including jquery, bootstrap and other popular libraries), and to a lesser extent Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and FileMaker Pro databases.

Companies We Have Worked With

We take pride in the long-term business relationships we’ve established. For over 10 years we have been a crucial part of giving a large number of small businesses and non-profit companies their identity on the internet. In turn, our work has helped them become more accessible to new business, donations and growth in general. We are dedicated to their growth. If you haven’t yet, please check out our web design portfolio. If you need some web development help, please drop us a line – we would be happy to discuss your business or organization on the web.

We also provide:

Web Design

Web Design combines aesthetics and functionality into one beautiful package. We make your website look amazing on large and small screens, all while keeping it easy to use and navigate.

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“Build it and they will come” isn’t a great marketing strategy. We ensure that your content is optimized for search engines. We’ll be sure to bring Google to your website.

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Website Hosting

A website needs somewhere to live, and your web host has a big impact on how well your site functions. Our hosting servers are reserved for our clients, and boast fast connection speeds and 99.9% uptime.

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Website Maintenance

Routine maintenance is the best way to keep your website secure, working well and make small adjustments along the way. We check all the vital spots to make sure that you avoid big, costly fixes down the line. Our monthly Security & Performance plan will keep your website in tip top shape and improve your business at the same time.

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Judge Academy: All In One Integrated WordPress Site for Magic the Gathering Judges

Judge Academy serves as an important resource for judges of the immensely popular strategy card game Magic the Gathering. The centerpiece of the site is a series of LearnDash-based courses where current and aspiring Judges can enhance their knowledge-base and progress up to more responsibilities within the community. The courseware is integrated with a multi-language plugin to make it accessible to Judges all around the world.

Furthermore, the site allows judges to create tournaments and assign duties based on the skill level attained through the site’s courseware. These events are directly integrated into forums, where judges can discuss the events (as well as any other related topic) with collaborators and teammates.

This site is ever-evolving and growing.

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We enjoy understanding all the ins and outs of the businesses we help to improve. Drop us a note and we will set up a call to better understand your current needs, estimate costs and start what we hope will be a great relationship.

Want to learn more or start the estimate process?
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