A local web design company is offering websites to its clients within 24 hours.
Written by Erin Z. Bass
Photo by Robin May
What if getting a website was like getting a tattoo? You walk in, and a few hours later you leave with a work of art. So went the thought process of Pixelbrush Studios owner Tyler Woerner when launching the web design service company’s latest product: Daysites.
“Web development has certainly come a long way,” says Woerner, a graduate of UL Lafayette who started his business about five years ago. “What we discovered is that through a process we honed and developed, we could actually build a website within a matter of hours.”
|Pixelbrush Studios’ Tyler Woerner (left), David Entremont
(second from right) and Matthew Wiltz (right)
developed Ben Davis’ website, bendaviswoodworks.com, in a day.
While the average website for a client can take anywhere from three to four months from start to finish, Woerner and his team of three have streamlined the process to offer businesses a fully functioning site in a matter of days.
At a price of $1,500 — about half of what a website usually costs — the Pixelbrush team will meet with a business for a pre-planning session, create a site and even teach them how to manage and promote the site.
“People are nervous that they won’t get what they want in that one day,” says Woerner. “No stone is left unturned. We figure out every page, almost every paragraph, every feature, every function and graphic. We also talk about what other sites they like and their previous content.”
The pre-planning session actually takes about a day, followed by a day of creating the site and then another day spent on location with business owners putting on the finishing touches. So, a “daysite” is actually a two or three-day website, but you get the picture.
“When we show up, the site is 90 percent built and completed, and the rest of the day is spent doing all the back and forth that can take months,” explains Woerner. Pixelbrush’s daysite package also includes training in areas like blogging, social media and SEO on-site, so businesses get the most out of their new website.
“Not only do you get a website, but you learn everything you need to use your website really well,” adds Woerner. “Technology is only getting easier and easier for people.”
With two graphic designers — Matthew Wilt and Katie Landreneau — and Web Developer David Entremont on staff, Pixelbrush has created more than 200 websites since opening in 2007. Other clients include Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Animal Pharmaceuticals and McGill Precision Waterjet.
Daysites have been available as a product offering since the summer and are gaining in popularity. UL Lafayette’s Pre-Professional Society now has a website, ullpps.com, that includes future meeting dates and signup forms thanks to Pixelbrush, and earlier this month, Woerner was on site at a local woodshop creating bendaviswoodworks.com. He admits his model is untraditional, especially taken into a woodshop, but knows time is of the essence for business owners like himself.
“The benefit for the customer is they know when it will be done,” he says. “They can count on it.”