Web design, really, has not been around that long. The first proper website appeared in 1992 (by CERN, the same folks who are working on the Large Hadron Collider.) Shortly thereafter, a graphic designer looked at it and thought “Hell, I can make it look better than THAT.”
Fast-forward to 1999, and we started our very own website – IndyGraphics.com. We still have the domain, but – heck – times change. We’ve been designing sites ever since.
The web has seriously changed as well. And grown. Web-based businesses account for roughly 5% of the United States’ GDP. A whopping 800 billion dollars – in the US alone. Multiply that by the number of other countries out there and you have – well, a lot. A very lot*. And it’s growing by leaps and bounds every year.
Web design has REALLY changed, too. Personally (professionally,) we went from a small and reasonably attractive HTML website with some pictures and links to this full-blown WordPress site with a blog, social stuff and all sorts of bells and whistles. We’ve stayed current with all the technical stuff, and our design prowess has seen us through all the changes. We help you stay up with the times, too. And we help you look damned good doing it.
Today, we employ the latest content management systems (CMS) to build sites that are not only good-looking but also super functional and very easy to use and maintain. Because, if your site is hard to update or hard to navigate, you’re not going to keep it fresh and your customers aren’t going to come back.
Since there are around a billion websites out there, you really have got to stand out. You need attractive design and a really functional site. Whether it’s a simple blog or a full-blown e-commerce site, we’ve got what you need. Not only can we design and build a terrific website, we can help you optimize it so that it’s actually seen by the folks on the web.
While we specialize in WordPress and WooTheme-based sites, we’re more than comfortable and qualified with the vast majority of technologies out there. And, since we’re designing it, you know it’s going to look great. Browse some of our portfolio below, and when you’re ready to party like it’s 1999, but with all the flare and tech savvy of 2016, give us a shout. We’d love to build a site that works for you, works for your customers and looks fab.
*name the movie that quote is from, and we’ll give you 5% off your web design bill for being super kick-ass.
Our first (well, sort of) website – waaaaay back in 1999!
“Working with Blue Dozen Design has been an absolute blast, and the work has been exceptional. They took great care of us from our amazing website to all the printed marketing materials. We could not be happier with our choice of Blue Dozen Design and we even got to hang out with Leigh and James after hours! We have more than a business relationship we have established a lasting friendship and we’ll be working together for a long, long time. I encourage everyone to give the team at Blue Dozen Design an opportunity, you will certainly be glad you did.”
“I can’t say enough good things about James and the work he has done for us at PennyCup Coffee Co. Our website is everything we asked for and every time I go in on the back end and either muck something up or am at a total loss James is super quick to get us back on track. His communication with us is always clear and has gone a long way in helping me learn and manage this part of our business. Highly recommended!”
“The vast range of James’ design skills astound us with every project. He has done everything from simple cartoon illustrations to complex marketing campaigns. He has an open mind and drive to deliver. We will continue to bring projects to Blue Dozen Design.”
“James is a graphic and web design Ninja! Blue Dozen Design went and above and beyond to make my site special, just the way I wanted it. No bells or whistles were spared. If you’re looking for awesome graphic or web design for your business, don’t hesitate to give them a shout, you won’t regret it. Highly Recommended! A+++”