First impressions matter. In today’s world – full of near-constant notifications and other distractions from our smart phones and open browser tabs – your website has only seconds to grab consumers’ attention. In fact, ever-increasing internet use is slowly changing how our brains work: studies show that as soon as we go online, we read faster and less thoroughly, and our ability to focus is severely reduced. However, studies have also shown that, if your website is able to pass an initial skimming test (~10 seconds) that makes consumers feel they’ve found content that is helpful and relevant, they are much more likely to explore your site more thoroughly. But the opposite is also true: they will quickly leave if they don’t immediately perceive your value.
In addition, today’s consumers have no patience for lag time or broken site architecture. Your site needs a strong, reliable foundation based on leading web technology solutions.
Distillery’s designers and web developers will work with you to create a custom website or web application that looks great on any device and makes the most of those initial 10 seconds. (Check out our reviews and awards.) We’ll provide a range of creative ideas focused on helping you create a strong, professional-looking web product that will engage your target audience. To provide a solid, sustainable foundation for your product, we build a well-thought-out, reliable system architecture and backend to support it. We choose supporting technologies (e.g., React, Angular 1 and 2, Python, Node.js) based on your project’s unique needs, delivering a robust framework that supports scalable development on an ongoing basis. We stay firmly on the leading edge of web technology, offering in-house specialists for any new frontend or backend web technology. In addition, we also help you consider potential digital marketing and ecommerce strategies for your product, turning your web product into a true business instrument.
There are several phases common to any web development process. Similar processes are used during mobile app development. The primary phases are as follows:
You need a global perspective to thrive in today’s global marketplace. We're based in Los Angeles, but our reach and experience are global. While our primary market is the USA, we work with companies around the world and in every time zone, from Los Angeles to Miami, London to Dubai. Our international experience enables us to bring a more diverse, globalized point of view to your project.
You could be a solo entrepreneur looking for help with creating a Proof of Concept, a fully funded startup launching your first product, or an enterprise in need of assistance with a new line of business app. Your project could be an office productivity application, a casual game, or an internal business tool. You may be looking to add engineering bandwidth to your own development efforts, or you may require a fully outsourced software development effort. No matter your situation or dream, we've got the flexibility to scale our team and our approach to fit your unique needs.
You need a team that can work effectively within your existing technology framework. We're familiar with every major technical stack, from Swift and Objective-C on iOS, to Java on Android, to Node.js, Python, .NET, and PHP on the backend. We'll integrate smoothly with your team, adapt to your working style, and stay in touch with your preferred communication solution, whether that's Slack, Basecamp, JIRA, GitHub, or Asana.
We practice full Agile software development. More than just a buzzword, Agile ensures that we deliver the product you're expecting without surprises or delays. By building in small chunks and validating every step of the way, we ensure your experience is "plug and play,", not "pay and pray." And we can deliver new features or modifications in days or weeks, instead of months.
You not only want a product that works – you want a product that shines. At Distillery, we balance engineering with artistry. Our experienced designers work hand in hand with development to deliver stunning, production-ready assets on schedule and on budget.
Your success and satisfaction are the true measure of our success in serving you. We work with you to set expectations and hold ourselves accountable for meeting them. We monitor your satisfaction on several levels throughout the project, enabling ongoing improvement and timely issue identification and resolution.