DESIGN FOR PEOPLE

72% of users demand mobile-friendly sites.

You have 5 seconds to convince visitors to stay; design for it.

We Define

The ultimate goal of any website is to attract, engage, influence, and convert visitors. To accomplish this, we must first understand your visitors—their goals, roles, and personas. We must also understand the competitive landscape, content resources, functional requirements, analytics; and we must explicitly define site objectives.

We Design

With the project clearly defined and research in hand, the creative team constructs interface wireframes. Graphic design compositions soon follow, but not without strategic review and scrutiny. It is certain, profitable design is deliberate—every single pixel—and must meld form and function to lead visitors toward predefined marketing goals.

We Develop

Finally, we bring the vision to life. Using cutting-edge technologies, our specialists develop each site mobile-up, user-optimized, and Google-ready. At launch, we initiate the search-marketing action plan derived during strategy, driving qualified traffic to a site designed for conversion. Updating the site is effortless via the content system selected.

We give you the power.

We build every website with a powerful content management system so you can administer your own website.

WordPress is a breeze for even the most novice users. Create posts and pages, format them easily, insert media, and with the click of your mouse, content is instantly live on the web. WordPress is a very powerful tool with an infinite number of options!

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Developing websites that ignite brands.

CareNet

CareNet

EscapeWorks

EscapeWorks

Klein Hall CPAs

Klein Hall CPAs

Case Foundation

Case Foundation

J.D. Power

J.D. Power

Harvest Bible Fellowship

Harvest Bible Fellowship

Kwagala Project

Kwagala Project

Wrecktify Collision

Wrecktify Collision

Red Rock Financial

Red Rock Financial

3vue

3vue

Avail NYC

Avail NYC

UnlikelyNews

UnlikelyNews

With a dozen local competitors, it was important for our website to blow away the competition. From design to functionality, this site couldn't be better, and the RivalMind team was exceptional to work with.

John WilliamsCofounder, EscapeWorks Denver

You are the best. The impact you've had on lead generation through SEO and our latest mobile website is remarkable. The statistics speak for themselves. We wouldn't consider working with anyone else.

Christina KleinFounding Partner, Klein Hall CPAs

In today’s information age, speed, flexibility and innovation are the foundations of business success. The impressive work your team produced is a shining example to all our associates.

James D. PowerFounder, J.D. Power & Associates

I can't say enough good things about the RivalMind team. They are experts and consummate professionals. Their process is exemplary and we love our new website... a giant leap forward.

Jeff StuepfertPresident, Red Rock Financial

The website is truly outstanding. We love it and feel like we’ve taken (you’ve given us) a huge leap forward as an organization. I’m finally proud to refer people to our site. Thank you.

Kirk VanmaanenDirector, Harvest Bible Fellowship

First Meeting

The first crucial step is to define the project, which starts with a discovery meeting. Following introductions, we learn about your organization, understand your goals, and begin to understand your visitors’ goals, roles, and personas. We also discuss our method and the strategy required to build a successful website by all measures, including the objectives you define.

Project Team

The project team determines and directs each milestone and every task required to define, design, develop, and deploy your website. Through every stage, your project manager guides the way, insuring a seamless and enjoyable process for your team. As the primary point of contact, the project manager clearly communicates with you as we methodically journey toward deployment.

Mobile Design

Responsive design provides an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with minimal resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computers). RivalMind will design your website with a unique mobile experience that matches the overall style of the site (responsive design), so your content will look great on every device, every time.

Adding Content

Updating your content is effortless using the website content management system. Akin to using a simple word processor online, the site administrator securely logs into the website and then navigates to the page she wishes to edit. After making the corresponding updates, the administrator simply saves the page and the site is automatically updated. Content updates are solely in your hands.

Plan for success.

The design process begins with blueprints, known as wireframes, to identify the paths and placement of strategic and influential content.

We build every website with strategic purpose—tangible, economic goals. Thus, we start with wireframes to define page zones, architecture, key functionality, and content placement—the fundamental building blocks that lead visitors toward conversion. Prior to design, we also develop a style guide, prescribing fonts, colors, and interface elements that communicate brand identity.

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