We believe in the old saying, “Less is more”. Experience has taught us that bringing business objectives in line with users’ needs is the key to success. As such, our design practice focuses on clarity, ease of use, and meeting user expectations.
What makes DesignCode unique in the industry is our ability to balance good design with excellent programming.
DesignCode is dedicated to Open Source languages, frameworks and platforms. We specialize in coding for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) servers.
In addition to custom-built data-driven websites, we also develop for Content Management Systems (CMS's) like Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla.
While we adore open source CMS's we recognized early on that these were systems built for a mass audience. They're systems which attempt to deliver as many features as possible to the widest possible audience. The inevitable results are systems that are more complicated than they need to be for a lot of projects.
So, we've kept the DC CMS code-base alive and development for over 8 years now. It's a great asset to have for those clients like Big Stretch Yoga and Eva Cherneff Photography where less truly is more.
We make no bones about the fact we're in this for the joy of design and writing good code. We've gone to greea lengths to give out clients the tools so they can manage the content on their own websites without having to get us involved.
However, we do understand that sometimes content management is a bigger task than some organizations want to manage. We do offer content management billed by the hour or in monthly packages.
You don’t work on the types of projects we do without developing considerable project planning and management skills. We’re available for consultation and project management if you’ve already got a team of writers, designers and developers in your stable.
Our dual-perspective on both design and development has made us uniquely qualified for remedial work where projects have fallen down in the discord between design and development teams. We speak both "languages", so bringing us in on projects that have become mired has led to some great successes for our clients.
As important as WHAT we do, is HOW we do it. DesignCode guarantees that - barring cicumstances beyond our control - our clients projects will be completed on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of our clients. Full-stop.