List of Services

  • Website Design
  • Logo Design
  • Print Collateral(Brochures, postcards, pocket folders, stationary, etc.)
  • Print Advertising
  • Tradeshow Graphics
  • Social Media
  • Content Management Systems
  • Branding
  • Promotional Products

Our Secret to Designing Successful Web Sites

At Portaviola the goal for all our web projects is helping you generate more business. We've carefully developed a design process to do just that. All of our projects (no matter how basic) include the following:

  • Initial Strategy Session

We conduct a thorough intake process to understand the unique complexities of your business and web project. Findings are summarized into a strategy document that serves as the blueprint for subsequent steps in the design process. Back to top.

  • Messaging and Copywriting

We work collaboratively with you to write powerful messaging and overall copywriting for your site. Text that is closely tied to your business strategy and is well written increases readership and motivates site visitors to take targeted action. Back to top.

  • Visual Brand Assessment

We conduct an assessment of your current web site design and other branded materials. Recommendations are aimed at optimizing your visual brand's impact on visitors. Do the design elements and layout of your website gives visitors the correct impression? Are there opportunities for improvement? Suggestions are summarized, discussed with you and incorporated into the proposed design options. Back to top.

  • Interface Design

Every project includes two distinct homepage design options. Additional options are available. The options presented will address the goals defined in the Strategy Session and lessons learned from the Visual Brand Assessment. Back to top.

  • Usability Best Practices

We apply usability best practices to ensure common pitfalls that cause difficulty for website users are avoided. Often troubles with use can result in a visitor's frustration, mistrust or at worst – departure from your site. Back to top.

  • Web Development

Our team of web developers has expertise in a wide range of coding languages – whether you need a simple html site or a site with complex functionality. Our developers are thorough and detail oriented. If you have a specific need, please give us a call. We'd be happy to discuss your options. Back to top.

  • Basic SEO Best Practices

We apply a checklist of key factors that affect your rankings with search engines – including submission of your site to both Google and Yahoo. We also conduct keyword research and make recommendations on variations that may net a higher number of searches. Back to top.

  • Hosting Assistance

Finding a reliable hosting service amongst the myriad of options can be overwhelming. That is why after extended research we hand picked WestHost as our preferred hosting service. Portaviola provides assistance choosing and setting up the correct account type for your needs, uploading your new web site, and setting up new email addresses. Also, worth noting, WestHost's quality of service is exceptional and cost is reasonable. Learn more at http://www.westhost.com/. Back to top.

  • CMS*

For those whose web content changes regularly, a Content Management System (CMS) is well worth the investment in the long run. Our open source CMS uses an easy to understand interface similar to MS Word. Anyone can quickly and easily change text on the site without knowing any html. Back to top.

  • Maintenance Packages*

Maintenance packages allow you to purchase technical support time in advance. This option is great for companies who may have minor changes from time to time but don't require a full CMS. Back to top.

(*) Available for an additional fee.