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• • • featured web design projects •

Redesigning the user interface and experience, from an online magazine to a travel content platform, while redefining the user experience. A project designed and developed in collaboration with Lost Tribe Agency.

Redesigning the eCommerce website and rebranding of the Brazilian business/brand, seeking to enhance its position as a multidisciplinary-focused creative agency offering out-of-the-box ecological marketing solutions.

Redesigning the user interface and experience, from a conservation & restoration website to an Arts & Crafts and Restoration Studio, with aimed focused on the craftsmanship processes and techniques.

New website for the sensational French restaurant in Lisbon’s most visited neighbourhood Alfama, sitting in the front patio of the iconic Belmonte Palace, adjoined to the São Jorge Castle, Chef Philippe Gelfi’s presents his take of high-end french cuisine.

New website for the Portuguese Publishing House specialized in European photography collection books for self-published authors.

New website for the European Performing Arts Organization, Sentidos Ilimitados, as a hub and video streaming website for all its multidisciplinary improvisation projects.

• • • web designing •

•Wordpress

Elementor is a website builder for WordPress. And WordPress is the global leading CMS (Content Management System) that offers an open-source framework which simplifies the design of efficient and responsive websites, SEO-friendly (Search Engine Optimized), that are both easy to navigate and use for those who visit your website and those who manage it. It’s the most cost-effective solution to host your website wherever you wish, and manage it with ease every moment you want.

That said, with over 40% of the internet powered by WordPress (as of March 2021 stats from a current universe of nearly 1 billion websites) its overgrowing preference by web designers and developers can be easily understood from a google search away.

And while new page builders keep appearing every year, none offer the freedom of seamless design, full personalization, effortless SEO optimization, and time efficient code free building like Elementor.

•Elementor

Offering no limits to what can be created, from the most advanced performance enhancements tools to seamless design integrations that ensure any brands demands, Elementor makes design and maintenance an easy going task, as it’s a no brainer when looking through all it has to offer.

The benefits are overwhelming… Truly live design with responsive live editing, faster web performance, advanced integrations and motion effects, and countless professional features that will enhance your web project whatever its purpose. Rather be a simple landing page, a fully personalized responsive site, a complex platform with search engine and dynamic features, or a fully integrated and autonomous online shop, and so on. It’s cristal clear how it’s the world’s leading website and page builder to the date.

With Elementor you can finally ensure your website is both optimized and responsive, down to detail, as well as fully manageable to keep it top of its game, always.

• • • Web Design FAQ’s •

To better answer that, let’s look at some global stats. As of January 2021:

• 47% of people visit a brands website before contacting or making a purchase;
• 55% of people search online for reviews and recommendations before choosing a brand;
• 93% of people who searched online give up on the idea if the brand didn’t appear or its website looked outdated. And most of which don't tend to search for the brand too soon if ever again;
• 87% of brands have a website (medium and large businesses);
• 54% of small brands and startups have a website;
• 82% of new business owners launch their brand with a website;
• 79% of independent professionals (freelancers and digital nomads) have either a personal website or online portfolio.

Bottom line, consumer behavior is mainly digital. Whatever the interest be, it will be looked up online first. And stats underline pretty clearly that people tend to follow first results and first impressions.
So regardless of the business you’re in, or the type of project you have, your brand not only needs to be showcased but also needs to look/feel updated. Branding and marketing are a fundamental aspect for any business or project to thrive. Meaning that online presence is crucial to reach and engage with viewers/consumers. If it’s not online people don’t tend to know or show interest. It’s where you leave your first impression and define your connection with the viewer/consumer and enhance your presence as a brand and business.

We're proud to say our design process is pretty effective. Creativity and efficiency go hand-to-hand in a streamline that took years to perfect.
That said, most websites take 3 to 8 weeks to complete, but can easily be less or even more. It highly depends on the purpose and concept of your website, which is evaluated when we discuss it thoroughly together.
Revisions from the client also impact the timeline as we impose no limit to revisions. Specially because the copywriting is fully provided by the client and is by norm what requires most revisions. Bear in mind though, the more revisions done the longer it takes to finish a project.

Breaking down the full process, the steps are:

• Step 1 / Meeting & discussing the project:
When for a new web project, we jump on a meeting to discuss all details regarding the project (ideas, needs, concept, deadlines, etc.), and you get an immediate quick and clear quote based on our fess and/or packages.
For package solutions we jump on a meeting as well but start immediately going forward with the project once the first fee is payed (normally within 24h/48h of the meeting).
It’s important to note though that if choosing to use third party plugins or integrations they may charge a monthly or one time fee. Many third party plugins and integrations are free to use and fully compatible with Elementor, but there are a few that require purchasing, depending on their specificities.

• Step 2 / Onboarding:
When for a new web project, there’s a 50% payment due to begin, with the second half (other 50%) due only when the website is finished and approved by the client.
When for package options, as also explained in Step 1, we jump immediately in building the website as the first payment fee is done.
In either scenario both parties sign a secure and legally binding digital contract where everything is spelled out clearly and in plain English. No advanced legalese or law degree required.

• Step 3 / Content Development:
The content development happens in two stages.
One, we jump on a meeting to strategize. This is where we present the client with sample sites based on previous research so the client can give direction on what style or approach is of preference in order to create something alike, but entirely unique to you. Which also allows us to immediately define and organize what content will be needed (what, where and how).
Two, the client provides the text that will be included in each part of the website, based on our previous meeting, as well as the brand guidelines (if there are any). The imagery can also be provided by the client (when also existing) or be used from free quality stock imagery sites (such as Unsplash.com or others we can suggest) and where we can help achieve what specifically works best for your project.

• Step 4 / Design, Development, and Monitoring:
As the design process begins the site will be visible through a temporary domain/link provided to the client for the purpose of monitoring and giving feedback every time needed.
Creation starts immediately online as part of a live design process, which saves time over wireframing and mockups.
As the home page is generally the first page to be done, it’s also where most feedback and revisions take place. Which is also fundamental as it normally sets the guidelines and pace for the creation of all other pages and templates.

• Step 5 / Final Approval & Site Launch:
Once everything is finished and we get a thumbs up, final testing is done to insure all is working perfectly before launch. Contact forms, booking forms, email addresses, CTA’s/buttons, linked elements, integrations, etc., etc… This is something that generally takes half a day only.
In the meantime the final 50% payment is made (only for the case of new web projects, as explained in Step 1 and 2) and your new site is added to your site’s real domain name to finally be live and active to the world.

• Step 6 / Learning how to update your site:
For the case of needing to be introduced on how to manage your gorgeous brand new website, this is generally the easiest and most fun part! Elementor is so intuitive you’ll see how quick you feel in control of what you’re doing, and how efficient it is.
We’ll jump on as many meetings needed until you become fully familiar with your backoffice and Elementors tools. In general cases this doesn’t take more than 1h to 2h meetings. Yes, it’s that quick and easy! But if it’s not your case no need to panic. You’ll be guided through it all. And even then if you feel it’s not for you, there’s always a package option that will suit your needs so you’ll never need to think about it again, as you’ll have someone to do it for you.

Yes to imagery. Finding the right images to make your website stand out is a huge factor in its overall appearance. So rather using powerful free stock images (from Unsplash.com or other suggestions) or doing our own photography, it can be added to the service when choosing to go with a package deal. It’s something common to be requested when clients seek to ensure the imagery of the website is as uniform and consistent as can be, since the visual language is as fundamental as the design and text and all need to be in sync for a perfect outcome.

Copywriting however we don’t do. But we lend a hand when creating one-page websites or simple web projects that are very down to the point in content and require little text.

Each package is thought out to fit the needs of specific web type projects (based on size and complexity). So if you’re not aware of what works best for your project we’ll definitely help you understand which one’s best and why.
Once decided on the package, we establish an agreement (signed contract) where the client pays a monthly fee for a period of two years. From there on the contract’s renewable year-to-year until any party wishes to cease the agreement with a 30 day previous notice.

And what the monthly fee investment guarantees for all packages is you rest assured your website is taken care of in what concerns a fully designed and developed website, 100% responsive and with managed hosting, daily backoffice updates (WordPress, Elementor, themes, plugins, performance, support, etc.), unlimited email creations, SEO and continuous ongoing optimization support as the site improves and grows, security monitoring, site health management and backups, and continuous design improvements (new pages and content) when needed, as well as the updating of existing pages and content.
Oh, and of course, the guarantee of it looking always as gorgeous as it gets.

The direct answer is yes. Ideally all websites should have ongoing maintenance, because they’ll need it. But the level of demand on maintenance depends on the site’s purpose and functionalities. Thus different types of packages for different types of websites.

But to answer in depth the importance of maintenance, In our current reality the lifespan of a website is becoming relatively short, due to increasing and continuous updates and improvements, also due to how quickly the internet and algorithms change and expand over the months and years to fit the evolving digital behaviour and the markets. As an analogy, if you look at it as a cellphone, you get daily update requests (main updates or apps) which, one day or another, you’ll need to follow through on (even if you avoid it). And those updates besides making your phone technically perform better they also make it heavier and, at some point, lead you to purchasing a new one due to lack of storage space or malfunctions (becoming draggy or having blackouts) even when the cellphone still looks as new. So in the case of a website, although fairly more complex than a cellphone, its maintenance assures you don’t need to buy a new website anytime soon as the fee investment insures ongoing improvement and optimization actions that follow the digital requirments to the date. You have the guarantee that your site is looking beautiful and fulfilling its function for years and years to come, every day as if new, at its highest performance, evolving (instead of catching up) with the growth of the internet.

Probably the most important question! Or at least one of the most common. The answer is yes, and here’s why:

The main benefit is probably paying for your website in monthly fees during a period of two years and having the guarantee that every day it’s at its peek performance since there's always someone taking good care of it. So instead of paying full price at once and needing to find someone to manage your website once it’s finished, you get both for no additional cost, as an investment in your websites health and longivity. Because let’s face it, a website can easily become a serious expense. Depending on the purpose and functions of your site, maintenance costs, upgrade costs, modification costs, etc etc, can (and most definitely will for most websites) add heavy sums here and there if you don’t have an in-house professional on it.

Rather be on a general provider, a server of your own or ours, the migration of your website to any hosting provider is included at no additional cost.

Note however that “managed hosting” has a lot of perks, and is offered to clients that purchase any of the packages options. That means all WordPress and Elementor updates (including themes, plugins, performance and optimizations upgrades, etc.), site health checks and overall management is under control, with the additional peace of mind that you have downtime and broken site issues avoided through security monitoring and threat management.
And to insure everything is always safe and secure, backups to the server are done weekly or monthly (depending on the needs of your site).

Yes. SEO is part of the deal.

But what is it?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This means each page of your website, each post and/or product, needs to be optimized to the relevant keywords that make sure search engines know what your page is about and what to rank it for. And this equally applies for images used. It doesn’t just insure your website is easier to find, it also guarantees it appears related to the proper relevant content, showing crystal clear imagery and text for each case.

The best example is when you share a link on your Facebook page, or any other network, and get surprised with the random image and text that result from it. This is SEO! Or in that case specifically the lack of it… Which underlines the importance of optimizing the content of any website, page by page. An accurate featured image and description for each case. After all, it is how quality content is evaluated through search engines and only helps to improve the way your site performs in its ranking. Content is indexed better and you’ll hugely benefit from it.

After discussing your project, and we have all we need to get started, it’s a 50% payment up front and the remaining 50% when the site is finished. Once the remaining 50% is paid the website is launched.

It’s important to note that outside service integrations may have a specific cost for use, paid directly to the specific service, and which need to be purchased independently. Some common outside service integrations are: Woocommerce upgrades that don’t come with the free plugins; Mailchimp; Live Streaming apps; Booking apps; etc.

After discussing your project and the contract is signed, the first monthly fee is paid as the project immediately begins. And that’s it.
Since all package options have a two year minimum duration, the fee is paid monthly during that period.

If the client wishes to maintain the contract after the two year period, nothing needs to be done as the contract auto-renews each year after until either part manifests the will to cease the contract with a 30 day previous notice.

To manage it yourself:
Once your website is finished and launched we’ll be showing you carefully how to access and do everything you needed to know. From how to update core elements, plugins and themes, to how to create new pages, posts and products from pre-designed templates prepared specifically for you.
You’ll find it’s a very easygoing process as you’ll just love playing with Elementor! It makes the job as simple and fun it can get.

To have someone manage it for you:
If managing your website is something you’re simply not interested in doing, or just don’t have the time, we can easily do it for you. The packages options are designed exactly for that purpose and can be adjusted to the needs of your site.

Branding can be a complex topic. Yet a fundamental aspect of marketing since it sets the base, tone and visual language of the image and communication strategies of any company’s brand.
So braking down the process to better understand it, like every individual each company or organization has its own character. A collection of trades that define what it is and what its purpose is about. This set of distinct features gets translated into a visual concept, through a design process where the brand, after thorough research and testing during its development, results in a image form that perfectly resonates the character of the brand, becoming its identity. Therefor the term “brand identity”.
Of course as simple as it sounds its a quite complex design process nothing short to the importance it represents in a brands performance and prosperity. The main goal is to:

First and foremost: be clean and clear to interpret, and reverberate the essence of the brand.
Second: be relatable and attractive (memorable in the good way) to its core audience, or to the general public if the brands purpose is of a broader reach.
And Third: be easily identifiable every time seen, consciously and unconsciously, so that brand and communication strategies immediately connect with the audience once perceived.

That said, branding is interactive. A tool and form that empowers connections and reaction with others, towards a specific goal. So when applied to a website, which is an interactive form of the visual identity portion of branding, web designers are normally handed a brand style guide so that they follow through in guaranteeing that the website is an extension (a very fundamental extension in this case) of the brands image and communication strategies.

However it’s not uncommon that clients don’t have clear visual guidelines set yet, specially when talking about startups, or want a fresh new look as happens with many companies that evolve over the years. For that reason branding is a service that can easily be added, for an additional cost that is estimated based on the conversation with the client regarding the complexity of the brand.
So what does a consistent brand identity include?

• logo or logo redesign
• typography
• color palette
• basic brand guide / style guide
• stationary: letter heads, envelopes, business cards, brochures, email templates
• social media supporting graphics
• editorial: book design, catalogues
• package design and mockups

• • • investing in your website •

Over 12 Pages

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

Up to 12 Pages

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

Up to 6 Pages

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

Landing Page

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

includes

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minimal

standard

advanced

personalized high performance

SSL certificates & renewals

WordPress & elementor updates + management

themes & plugins updates + management

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managed hosting & backups

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security monitoring & site health management

X

X

content updating on demand

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X

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SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

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performance & optimization updates

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periodic design improvement

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includes

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€80

€170

€242

€278

Get in touch to let us in on all the details through the email or contact form below, or through whatsapp, and we’ll design the perfect website for you.

Over 10 Pages / Design & Development

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

• SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

• SSL Certificate & Renewals

• Managed Hosting & Backoffice Management: updating and upgrading WordPress, Elementor, themes, plugins, performance & optimization, support, etc.

• Email Creations (unlimited)

• Security Monitoring, Site Health & Backups

• Continuous design improvements (pages & content) as per need

•conditions•

• Monthly fee

• Two year minimum contract, auto-renewable every year forward

• Contract termination at any time, with 30 day previous notice, once two year minimum contract reached

Up to 10 Pages / Design & Development

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

• SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

• SSL Certificate & Renewals

• Managed Hosting & Backoffice Management: updating and upgrading WordPress, Elementor, themes, plugins, performance & optimization, support, etc.

• Email Creations (unlimited)

• Security Monitoring, Site Health & Backups

• Continuous design improvements (pages & content) as per need

•conditions•

• Monthly fee

• Two year minimum contract, auto-renewable every year forward

• Contract termination at any time, with 30 day previous notice, once two year minimum contract reached

Up to 5 Pages / Design & Development

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

• SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

• SSL Certificate & Renewals

• Managed Hosting & Backoffice Management: updating and upgrading WordPress, Elementor, themes, plugins, performance & optimization, support, etc.

• Email Creations (unlimited)

• Security Monitoring, Site Health & Backups

• Continuous design improvements (pages & content) as per need

•conditions•

• Monthly fee

• Two year minimum contract, auto-renewable every year forward

• Contract termination at any time, with 30 day previous notice, once two year minimum contract reached

Landing Page / Design & Development

• Already includes standard pages & templates, such as: Blog or Archive, Post type templates, 404 page, Search page, and Legal pages (Cookies and Policies)

• 100% Responsive

• SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

• SSL Certificate & Renewals

• Managed Hosting & Backoffice Management: updating and upgrading WordPress, Elementor, themes, plugins, performance & optimization, support, etc.

• Email Creations (unlimited)

• Security Monitoring, Site Health & Backups

• Continuous design improvements (pages & content) as per need

•conditions•

• Monthly fee

• Two year minimum contract, auto-renewable every year forward

• Contract termination at any time, with 30 day previous notice, once two year minimum contract reached

Redesigning + rebranding the user interface, from an online magazine to a travel content platform, while redefining the user experience “to create a complete, informative and visually striking platform that helps users encounter meaningful travel experiences”, as Orlee Gillis perfectly noted in Elementor’s January 2021 Worldwide Showcase.

As the sole web designer, this project was designed and developed in collaboration with the marketing team at Lost Tribe Agency.

Design & Development of:

• 13 main pages
• 3 secondary page
• Popup interactive menu template
• 100+ posts
• 7 Post Template styles
• 404 Page Template
• Search Page Template
• Archive Template for 4 personalized Blog style pages
• 100% Responsive website
• Backup settups
• SEO support
• SSL Certificate integration

Ongoing Management, between 2020 and 2021, of:

• Page and post updating per request
• New page and post design per request
• Responsive adaptation for newly added content and design
• Continuous design improvements as per need
• Managed hosting
• Regular updating and upgrading of:
  Wordpress, Elementor, themes and plugins
• Weekly security monitoring and backups
• Weekly Site Health checkups and management
• Troubleshooting per need
• Periodic SSL Certificate renewals
• Email creations per request