SnapSites Features: Under the Hood

During our fifteen-year custom design and development background in the “agency world”, we have created custom websites and web applications for state and local government agencies, advertising and marketing firms, and Fortune 500 companies. We have worked on literally hundreds of sites within numerous industries including Financial Services, Real Estate, Legal Services, Architecture, Restaurants, Retail, State & Local Government, Education, Civic & Non-Profits, and many more. Throughout this time, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a site successful within certain industries and what pitfalls can doom the project from the onset. We know what your competitors are doing online and we know exactly how to leapfrog them almost immediately.

We’ve invested hundreds of hours planning, building and testing the themes, custom plugins, and other integrations that make up our SnapSite frameworks. SnapSites are built using the WordPress open source CMS so you are not relying on some company’s home-spun and outdated proprietary content management system to power your site. Using WordPress along with customized premium plugins and extensions as our backbone provides an extremely nimble system that allows us to integrate cutting edge technology and introduce new components quickly into our frameworks. Because the other guys are dependent on their own in-house CMSs, it requires a lot of time and money to integrate even the most basic functional advances (just look at how many do-it-yourself web builders still don’t offer mobile responsive pages). All of our SnapSites are built on top of rock solid frameworks that are reliable, easy to use and adhere to W3C standards and best practices. We are sticklers when it comes to technology, speed, performance, SEO, plugins and mobile responsiveness and we think you’ll agree when you take a peek under the hood of any one of our sites.

Why WordPress?

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress powers more than 72.4 million sites on the web making it the world’s most popular content management system. It is a well-developed content management system capable of supporting enterprise level websites that get millions of hits a day. Just ask NASA, Pepsi, CNN, General Electric and The Democratic National Convention. Learn more about WordPress at www.wordpress.org.

Rock-Solid WordPress Backbone

We build our websites on top of the WordPress platform. WordPress has come a long way these last few years and is the largest content management system on the Internet.

Retina-Optimized for High Resolution Displays

We use custom fonts, vector icons and scaled-down big images to ensure your SnapSite looks crisp to users with high resolution or retina-ready displays.

Ridiculously Clean Code

We make sure our code is ridiculously clean, organized and meets web standards because we are always committed to going the extra mile for you.

Touch Navigation and Smart Content Recognition

Your SnapSite will recognize the device accessing it and adjust the layout, so users can navigate at ease via resizing of images, content stacking and more.

W3C Accessibility Standards

We want to make sure those with disabilities can navigate your website. Your SnapSite is guaranteed to comply with the latest W3C accessibility standards.

Cross Browser Compatibility

We test our SnapSites prior to delivery to ensure they are inline with browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari in terms of compatibility.

Uniquely Valuable Content

An optimized page doesn't just provide unique content, but unique value. Unique content means those words don't appear anywhere else on the web.

Phenomenal User Experiences

A great user experience means the page (or site) provides intuitive navigation, loads quickly, renders properly, and is designed to be visually attractive.

Crawler and Bot Accessible

While there have been plenty of leaps in the sophistication level of crawlers, there are important guidelines to follow when building pages you want crawled.

Keyword Targeting Elements

We’re always targeting keyword usage and some of the most important elements include: page titles, headlines (H1 tags), body text, images and alt attributes.

Built to be Shared

A well-optimized page should help to make social sharing as easy as possible, including: sharing buttons, short URLs and content with inherent viral value.

Multi-Device Ready

Mobile use isn't just critical for users "on the go". Many are using mobile or tablets to browse at home, at work, and as a replacement for their desktop.

Authorship, Metadata, Schema, and Rich Snippets

We offer additional markup, such as Google's "rel-author" and "rel=publisher" options, Bing's "linked pages" option, Schema.org's rich snippets, and more.

SSL Certificates

SSL Certificates are recommended if you want to handle secured transactions or safely transfer data. We offer you the ability to purchase an SSL certificate.

Custom All-In-One Client Dashboard

We will customize your dashboard to show information on your website traffic, unread form entries, recently published posts, and much more!

Google Analytics Integration

We will install a Google Analytics tracking script on your SnapSite and set up a dashboard widget for you to monitor your traffic directly from the back-end.

Real-Time Monitoring

With our Google Analytics integration, you can check how many users are on your website in real-time or from previous days, weeks, months or years.

One-Click Restore Points

With recent technological advances, we now easily create restore points prior to making major changes on websites in the case something were to go wrong.

Unlimited Data Transfer

We do not want to limit the data that gets moved on your website on a daily basis, so we thought it would be easier to give you unlimited data transfer.

Enterprise Architecture

The architecture of our SnapSites are built for growth and can support any size of business. We will not impose limits on what you want to accomplish.

Lightning-Fast Content Delivery Network

We will host your images and files on a content delivery network to ensure your SnapSIte is lightning fast and can handle large amounts of traffic!

Multi-Server Cluster Caching

With multi-server cluster caching, multiple instances of cache will work together to provide a single cache. If one instance fails, another can take over.

Industrial-Grade Security

We want to alleviate your fear of your website being hacked. We work very hard at keeping our SnapSites secure and out of hands of the bad guys.

Daily Backups

Our servers make one automatic daily backup of your website. Worse comes to worst, you would only lose the last 24 hours of work done on your SnapSite.

Managed Updates

We take great care in managing updates that are needed for our websites and want to avoid any miscues. Prior to making updates, we will back up your website.

Third-Party Application Integration

We will do all the legwork to make sure that we have the best possible team in place to seamlessly integrate third-party applications and APIs as needed.

Intuitive Drag-and-Drop Page Builder

We provide a drag-and-drop page builder to give you a visual understanding of how everything works with tools such as Visual Composer and Templatera.

Live Front-End Page Editing

If editing your page from the back-end is too difficult, we offer the ability to edit from the front-end. This is great for those who are visual thinkers.

Unlimited Page Layout Options

Our SnapSites are able to produce any type of page layout you envision. Look no further if you want one column, multiple columns, or a mosaic gallery!

Unlimited Bandwidth and Storage

Our SnapSites offer unlimited bandwidth and storage space. Unlike our competitors, we do not want you to pay for storage that you might not ever use.

Customized Premium Plugins

Our goal is to make sure you have as many as options possible. Each SnapSite stack we provide includes more than 20 customized premium plugins.

Ready to schedule a demo? We'll give you full admin access and throw you the keys so you can take one for a test drive yourself!