Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Website redesigns from customers that have an existing website that's either underperforming, or doesn't contain the content or features needed to satisfy the target audience.
We love working with customers to discover how their sites are used and how we can help make them more effective.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Not all web design firms are created equal. It's important to find a company that understands all aspects of website development including usability and marketing.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Our professional web design services focus on:
Web Standards – Designing with web standards means lower costs, better ROI, easy maintenance, better value.
Usability – What good is a pretty site if you can’t find what you need? We create easy, usable and accessible websites.
SEO & Traffic – Your site should rank well in search engines for the keywords that matter to your audience.
Ease of Maintenance – Save time and money by updating your own site content!
Handcrafted Goodness – We custom-tailor web solutions for each client, taking care to address every detail.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. We get to work with all kinds of terrific and interesting customers.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q. Why the name "IvyCat?"
A. I love ivy and love cats. Was inspired while shopping for domain names by my cat who loved to sit among the ivy topiaries we had in the house.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I had worked as a Technical Sales Manager for a previous company where one of my many duties was to develop, and run, an e-commerce website. We launched in 1999 and did very well.
When that company closed its doors in the USA, I was given severance and had the opportunity to either look for work, or start something myself.
My favorite part of my former job was learning about the web, creating websites, and internet marketing, so I decided to open up a shop that provided these services.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Don't just hang a shingle because you know how to create web pages; there's so much more to it than that, including running a profitable business.
Go buy the Web Design Business Kit from SitePoint. It's well thought out and extremely well-written and seriously worth its weight in gold.