A Tulsa Web Design Company

Devoted to growing your business
We are dedicated to making your website an eye catching, informative site that meets your objectives.  Our web design process involves a wide range of specialists who love what they do.  Our web development team builds sites that are custom designed to meet your company’s goals and look great while they do it.

We are a service focused team, devoted to helping you grow your business. Read more below to discover our process to building a custom website that will meet your goals and needs, and what sets us apart from other Tulsa web design companies.

Does Your Website Measure Up?
Downtown Tulsa
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Building Relationships

At Design Your Site, our staff has fun discovering every new business and getting to know their staff.  We develop long-term relationships with our clients.  Web design trends change about every 3-5 years, then it becomes time for a fresh web design.  We love that our clients come back to us for an updated look and feel.  We thank you all and look forward to our continuing growth together.

Web Development Projects

Visit our portfolio to see more examples of our web design work.  Then give us a call to discuss your project and how we can make it a success. 

Our Approach to Tulsa Web Design

Today, everyone is on the web. We see so many ads through social media and other formats that one of the first things a customer will do is look your business up online. The customer goes to your website and forms a more solid impression of your product or service.  This impression influences their decision on whether or not they will contact or hire you.  It is necessary to have an online presence.  First impressions matter.


Is It Time for a New Website?

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Here are some things to consider before deciding if a new Tulsa web design is right for your company.

Does Your Website Meet Your Goals?

If your website is bringing you lots of traffic that is converting into leads and sales, you are doing well already.  It may not be exactly what you want, but it is doing its job.  You may be better off investing marketing dollars into our digital marketing strategies.  If your website isn’t meeting your goals, you need to determine what it is that you expect your site to do:  sell products, generate leads, support your message and so on.  Then, it is time to invest in a website redesign.

Does Your Website Break Down Frequently?

This might be due to poor web development.  Hacking, memory errors and plugins breaking are common issues with bad development.  Developers will use shortcuts in some coding that can cause a website to be unstable and have security issues.  If you are having problems with your current website, ask us for an opinion on whether you just need a few changes to your current code or if you would be better off getting a brand new website.

Has Your Web Developer Gone Missing?

This is actually something we hear from a lot of clients.  Some web development companies become unresponsive after a while not returning calls and ignoring your needs.  Now you are stuck without the ability keep your website updated or worse unfinished.  It is time to cut them loose and start over.  Our Tulsa web designers will keep your website updated and finish the job they started.

Is Your Website Mobile Responsive?

With an approximate 52% (and rising) of internet traffic being conducted over smartphones, your website must be mobile friendly or you will be missing out on a huge amount of traffic.  Not only that but your search engine rankings will drop as mobile-first is a major ranking factor.   How many times have you tried to access a website on your phone and the slowness made you leave?  The user experience is poor and will cause a loss of potential conversions.  If your website is slow to load on a phone, it is time for a new one.


Ask These Questions of Web Developers You Consider Hiring

There are a ginormous amount of web developers and marketing agencies out there.  But not all of them will be right for your company.  Ask your potential web developer these questions and you can get a firm grasp on if they are a good fit for you.


  1. Is your proposal cost firm?  Will there be other costs?
  2. Will I own the code for my website?
  3. Will I be able to host and manage my own site without you?
  4. Is my site custom designed or a template?
  5. Will my site be mobile responsive?
  6. Will I have a content management system?
  7. Will my site be SEO friendly?
  8. Will I lose my current search engine rankings when my site goes live?
  9. When the website is finished, will you still support me if I need help?
  10. Is your work guaranteed if something breaks?

Website - First Impression Statistics

Visitors to your website will make a quick decision on whether or not to stay on your website.  The following statistics prove how important it is that your website makes a good first impression.

  • 7% of possible conversions can be prevented by increasing your website loading speed. - infront webworks
  • 38% of visitors will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout is unattractive. - Blue Corona
  • 48% of people cited that a website’s design is the No. 1 factor in determining the credibility of a business. - Blue Corona
  • 47% of people expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. - Blue Corona
  • 59% of people will read or browse through something beautifully designed rather than something plain and boring. - Adobe
  • 64% of total visitors want to see a company’s contact information on its homepage. - SAG IPL
  • 44% of total website visitors will leave a company’s website if there’s no contact information given. - SAG IPL
  • 62% of companies increased their sales by designing responsive mobile platforms for their websites. - SAG IPL
  • 40% of people will switch to a different search result if the first one is not mobile-friendly. - SAG IPL
  • 48% of users say that if a business’ website is not mobile-friendly, they’ll take it as an indication that the business simply doesn’t care. - SAG IPL
Sourced from: G2 Learning Hub
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Tulsa Web Development

Tulsa Web Development

Custom Code

We custom code our websites.  We don’t use a preset template that you see on thousands of websites.  There is no proprietary system that keeps you from controlling your website.  You 100% own your code and can do with it as you wish after development is finalized.  If you want to manage updates yourself or have us make them for you – it is all in your hands.

Organized Code

The programmer’s at Design Your Site use best practices when coding.  Your code is organized and notated appropriately, making it easy to find and replace any code that needs to be changed.

Website Speed

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that search engines are considering website speed as an important ranking factor.  But they aren’t the only ones that consider it to be important.  Customers will abandon a website that loads slow.  So, we put a lot of emphasis on making sure your website loads fast.  We optimize images, minimize scripts and do as little front-end resource loading as possible.


Design Your Site is always conscious of SEO.  Even if search engine optimization isn’t important for your company, we still program your site with SEO best practices.  This includes URL structure, page structure, content layout, image optimization, alt attributes and several other factors. 


Our web designers are always looking for new ways to express their creativity.  They use a mix of typography, layout, images and animation to give your website a unique feel.   The marketing team will also go over the design.  They have a different perspective on design and user interactions.  Both teams work together to give the balance of design and functionality.

Third-party Applications

We minimize the use of third-party application because they have a tendency to break.  This is something that our clients complain about with their previous websites.  They will have a functioning application that suddenly stops working because it hasn’t been updated and is no longer supported.

Instead, we prefer to custom code any application that you may need on your website.  That way we know the code and if there are any problems are easily able to find any problems and solve them quickly.  When we do use a third-party application, it will be reputable and highly supported.


We love to make beautiful websites that are compelling, but there must be a balance between design and functionality.   Your website does need to look attractive and modern but also offer users an easy to use and understand interface

Just think how you feel when you see a website that hasn’t been redesigned or updated in years.  It loads slow and is not easy to navigate, information is sparse or hard to locate.  Most of us think, those people don’t care about obtaining new business, they have limited information that isn’t helping me as a consumer – so we head elsewhere.

Appealing to the consumer, compelling them to know, like and trust you will get those customers to click on your call-to-action and become your customer.

When we are considering your design, here are a few important factors we follow:

  1. Being creative
  2. Your most important goal for the website
  3. The message that you are wanting to convey
  4. Building trust signals that supplement these two items
  5. Design that will look good on any device
  6. Making the website easy to navigate and find the information your target market is looking for

Web Statistics and Facts

  1. As of August 2019, there are 1,709,353,024 website online. - internet live stats
  2. There are 5.1 billion unique mobile Internet users as at January 2019. - We Are Social
  3. Mobile devices now account for nearly 2 of every 3 minutes spent online. - Blue Corona
  4. Americans generate 3 million gigabytes of internet traffic every minute. - BroadbandSearch
  5. Google is the world’s most visited website, followed by YouTube and Facebook. - Hosting Facts
  6. Google has 92% of search engine market share, with Bing next at 2.6% - statcounter
  7. Chrome has 63% of the browser market share, with Safari coming in next at 15%. - statcounter
  8. Less than 64% of small businesses have a website. - Clutch
  9. Over 90,000 websites are hacked every day - Hosting Facts
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Our Tulsa Web Development Process

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We have been designing websites since 1997.  Over the years, due to technological advancements, we have changed and reworked our approach to developing websites.  We now have a sleek, agile process that keeps projects on a timely basis.

How long does it take to complete a web design project?

Ninety days from concept approval is the short answer, however that won’t always be the case.  There are variables that come into play such as client interaction, change requests and the complexity of a project.   We use an agile project management system to document milestones and track the project from beginning to end. 

Project Kickoff – 1 week

We have a meeting with you to gather information about your business and industry.  We ask lots of questions to better understand your business persona and your ideal clients.  We also determine what your goals, priorities and needs are.

Homepage Concepts – 2 weeks

The homepage is usually the first page a customer sees and therefore sets the tone and style for the rest of the website.  We design three concepts and then look to you for feedback on what you like and don’t like.  Then our graphic designer will go back and make changes to your specifications. 

Homepage Development & Client Review – 3 weeks

Concepts are one thing, but seeing your homepage live is another.  We share the webpage with you so that you can get the feel for what it actually looks like.  At this point you will give us any further feedback and changes will be made accordingly.  We want you to love your new website.  Once you are happy this is the first milestone buyoff.

Interior Pages – 3 weeks

After we get homepage buyoff, we start to design the inner pages that are dependent upon your needs.  This may be design for services, products, contact pages or blog posts.  We fill these pages with a mix of your existing content and new content, optimizing the pages for search engines and user experience.

Client Final Review – 1 week

The client will get to do a final review of the website before we start the process of making it live.  You are the expert in your field and know your business better than we do.  Your feedback is important to make sure that your website is just the way you think it should be.

Quality Assurance – 1 week

After the client signs off on the final review, we begin a thorough process of cross-browser checking. We check to make sure there are no broken links and no errors that cause issues.  We do a thorough check on security and speed and make sure we can’t break anything on the backend.

Website Launch & Migration – 1 week

Once everything is in place, it is time to launch your new website.   Design Your Site only hosts websites for our web design and development clients.  We are happy to host your website for you or if you prefer, we can set your website up on the host of your choice.   If you have an existing site, at this time we will set up redirects from your old pages to your new ones, ensuring you keep your rankings.  We take care of a lot of other technicalities before launching.  Then the website goes live.  We monitor it for 60 days after launching to make sure it is running optimally.

Web Design Goals

Your website can operate as several different entities: E-commerce, business, educational, personal, blog to name a few.  Each website has a goal and should be developed with that in mind.  Here are some common website goals.

Lead Generation

The essential function of all websites is converting traffic into leads, especially important for small businesses.  Search engine optimization will be really important for this goal.  By getting people to call you or send you their contact information, your sales team has the opening to convert this traffic into customers.  Driving traffic to your website through your digital marketing campaigns increases your net revenue.  Creating engaging content and compelling information increases trust and helps customers decide that you are the company for them.

E-commerce, Product Sales

E-commerce websites are popular for retail stores and manufacturers.  Use your marketing efforts to drive visitors to your website and convince them to buy.  The heart of your business website should be on a great user experience, making it simple for customers to navigate your webpages to easily find what they are looking for and make a purchase.  Slow clunky sites where you have trouble locating the product you are looking for makes for unhappy customers who will go elsewhere.

Brand Awareness

You don’t necessarily want the user to take action but want to develop user engagement and develop brand awareness.  Non-profit organizations, political candidates and other organizations are great examples of these types of websites.  By  creating helpful information, compelling messaging, content and tools you encourage users to share your website and get more web traffic.

Sales Process

Your website may not be the first contact in your sales funnel.  Your sales team may possibly have already spoken with your potential customer or they have been referred to you.  Your website isn’t so much about capturing data but convincing the customer that you can be trusted, you know what you are doing and will be a good fit for them.

Web Site Audit

Is your website secure, fast and seo friendly?