Development & Programming
Our work spans a broad range of all things web, from simple yet beautiful marketing websites, to flexible WordPress sites, to advanced custom database-driven applications. We develop complete solutions, and we help improve and enhance existing sites and applications, whether we built them or not.
WordPress has become the go-to content management system for a broad range of website applications. A flexible, powerful framework combined with a staggering array of add-ons, in the hands of a skilled development team it can serve a wide range of web needs. We’ve built, expanded and maintained many WordPress sites over the years, from simple theme-based sites to heavily customized systems.
We’ve established a set of tools, techniques and approaches that make our sites fast, flexible, secure, beautiful and a pleasure for our clients to use.
Framework-based and fully custom solutions
WordPress isn’t always the perfect fit. Sometimes a project requires specific data management, integration or security functionality that just isn’t ideal for WordPress. No problem – we are equally experienced in developing sites and web-based tools, using either frameworks like CodeIgniter or Laravel, or fully custom PHP/MySQL. While we try not to play favorites, we do have a soft spot in our hearts for custom code projects, where we have the opportunity to craft a perfectly optimized solution for a specific set of needs.
We are experienced at researching, identifying and implementing an ever-expanding universe of third-party services including CRM, social media, e-commerce, geolocation, address lookup/verification, real estate leasing and availability tools and more. This enables us to cost-effectively bring a wide range of functionality and integration to our clients’ sites.
Related & Support Activities
In addition to building and extending websites, we frequently assist our clients with a range of additional services, including:
- Evaluating and establishing hosting services.
- Configuring and customizing hosting environments, servers, email and other related systems.
- Search engine optimization (SEO).
- Website security review and consulting.
- Identifying and reviewing outside service providers, in those instances where a client needs a service that our regular network of providers can’t accommodate.
On the Creative Front
In partnership with designers and design firms
We provide a development or technology resource to faithfully implement their design work – including consultation and support during the design process to help ensure designs will translate faithfully to the responsive web universe.
Website design for our non-designer clients
Metric Media can provide a full service design-build solution, as well as:
Information architecture and user experience design and consultation
Copywriting and copy editing
Marketing and communications consulting
Creation and leadership of creative/development teams