Website Design & Development

Do you need a website or want to update your existing website? Sounds Essential offers website design and development services for powerful, modern sites that show your business or organization in its best light and help increase your digital footprint. Each project is custom-tailored to meet your specific needs, beginning with an intensive research and development phase during which we learn about your business or organization as well as the industry as a whole, your competitors and the potential for both in the online sphere.

  The Power of a CMS

Because we have no interest in holding your website hostage, we specialize in building sites around robust, user-friendly content management systems (CMS) that put some of the power of having a website in your hands. A CMS is a computer program that allows you to access the back end of your website and publish, edit, modify and maintain website content from a central interface without knowing computer code. All Sounds Essential website projects include employee training and support documents for mastering the CMS on which your website is built.

We specialize in Joomla sites, but are also conversant in a number of others, including website builders like Wix, Weebly, GoDaddy, LightCMS and others. We have worked with real estate agents, online retailers and others to make the most of the resources they have. Visit our client portfolio to see examples of our work.

   Integrating Your Website With Your Business Tools

Streamline processes for easy and seamless work flow. If you use a software or third-party platform to manage any part of your business, we can integrate it with your website. Push inventory to your e-commerce store, let members log in with their social media profiles, or manage leads and inquiries generated on your website with our website integration services. From FileMaker and Quickbooks to IDX or custom-built CRMs, we can make sure your various business tools talk to and play nice with your website.

 One Website, All Devices

All websites built by Sounds Essential represent modern techniques and best practices in website design and development, including being fully responsive. Responsive design provides an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices, from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors, by automatically adapting the layout to the viewing environment. That means your website will always look like your website no matter what device the visitor is using to view it.

  Breathe New Life Into an Older Site

If you've already got a website but are looking to improve upon it, we can help. We can help change or add new content, ensure compatibility of your site across various browsers and devices, or develop advanced functionality so your website works for you.

Client Testimonials

  • Sounds Essential is a trusted partner on several demanding and highly complex development projects. Their technical skills, creativity, and most importantly, their grasp of our business needs has helped our company deliver sophisticated solutions to our (very happy) clients. Even when projects reach the "intense" stage, we really enjoy working with Sounds Essential.

    Pam Henry, Managing Partner
    Digital Spark LLC
  • Sounds Essential worked with our staff last year to create the first digital plant database in our organization’s history. This milestone not only benefits the day to day work flow of our organization, it creates the opportunity for us to share our data with others worldwide. Due to our niche high elevation ecosystems, we can share valuable insight about native plant communities and how they are adapting to climate change. Without the help from SE and funding from Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust this project would still be in conception. Working with SE made the development and implementation a pleasure for us gardeners.

    Kelly Holdbrooks, Exec. Director
    Southern Highlands Reserve
  • Sounds Essential is the best! Our company website and database are essential parts of our business. The website and database give us the professional look of who we are while also making our work flow so much easier! We highly recommend Sounds Essential.

    Charles Dwan, Owner
    Chefs Trading
  • Sounds Essential's team is the perfect combination of creativity, aesthetic vision, and technical expertise which enables them to provide innovative products. They are always responsive with questions, issues, and technical support and as the technology changes they adapt accordingly. We highly recommend Sounds Essential and they are indeed ‘essential’ to our business model.

    Wesley Wofford, Owner
    Wofford Sculpture Studio
  • Sounds Essential was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. With their guidance, we were able to update our website quickly and present a more polished and modern interface for our church. The documentation provided was clear and easy to follow, and they have been quick to respond to any questions.

    Kirsten Huscusson, Parish Administrator
    Church of the Incarnation
  • Between their exceptional level of service and versatility of skill, Sounds Essential is my first stop for anything from IT to creative... and they're my favorite partner, hands down.

    Leah G. Fallon, Owner
    Eleven Eleven Creative

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