Lawyer Web Design
We work with a variety of clients in a variety of practices - solo attorneys, small law firms, medium-sized law firms, mediators, and retired judges. Some have never had a website before, some have more complex design requirements. Whatever the case, every client wants a website that will reflect their firm or practice in a positive light.
The first interaction a potential client will have with your law firm is likely going to be your website. So it’s important that their first impression be positive. At Dan Gilroy Design, we’ve built hundreds of unique, visually stunning websites for lawyers and law firms that do just that - impress, inform, and convert potential clients into positive leads.
First Time Website Projects
Whether you’re a seasoned trial lawyer starting a new law firm or a new lawyer hanging your own shingle for the first time, you’ll need a new website. With any new venture, planning is important. Through our discovery process, we’ll help you target your goals for the website, help identify your target audience, and zero-in on the image you want to present to your website visitors. If you need some law firm website design inspiration we can help you out there, as well. We’ll elicit your input on design considerations such as layout, color scheme, photography, and use of images. We’ll provide you with guidance on best practices in design, content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), and website management. In short, we’ll be here for you every step of the way - before, during and after the project is completed.
Summary: All websites require careful planning and the first time you go through this process can be an educational experience. We will guide you step-by-step through the process, offer sound and sage advice, and make the website creation experience a positive one.
Website Redesign Projects
Many of our clients are attorneys and law firms who already have a web presence but, for a variety of reasons, are unsatisfied with their current website. Perhaps it’s an old, outdated design; perhaps it’s not mobile-friendly; or perhaps you’re exiting a contract from another provider and want to go with a new vendor. In these cases, you may already have an idea of what you want your website to look like, what content it should include, who your target market is, and so on. You just know, though, that the look and feel of the website itself is all wrong. That's when a website redesign is in order.
There are a number of significant benefits of a website redesign. Design trends change and so do expectations from your audience. A fresh design translates into greater trust from both site visitors and search engines. It offers you the opportunity to convert to mobile compatibility if you haven’t already; you can refresh your logo and brand; a redesign offers you the opportunity to focus on new or bread-and-butter practice areas.
Summary: There are several benefits to redesigning your website and the process of building the new website is often less onerous than building a website for the first time.
The Importance of Having A Mobile Compatible Website
From a user experience alone, your website should be mobile-friendly. As 2017 came to an end, 43 percent of web traffic in the U.S. originated from mobile devices, up from 33 percent at that same time in 2016. That continues the exponential trend upwards in mobile device use as a percentage of all Internet traffic. Moreover, more searches are now conducted on mobile devices than they are from desktop computers. If that's not enough, optimizing your website for mobile compatibility represents a competitive advantage, as well, as Google provides mobile friendly websites with preferential treatment in search engine results. In short, if you don't have a mobile compatible website by now, not only do you risk losing website traffic, but also credibility. At Dan Gilroy Design, we build all our websites on a responsive, fluid grid to provide website visitors an optimal mobile experience.
Summary: To remain relevant and competitive, your website must be mobile-friendly. If it isn't, call us today to chat. All our websites are mobile-friendly.
Building a Web Presence
All of our websites are built with search engines in mind. We take care to do those things that, as designers and developers, we have immediate control over to positively impact your websites rankings. But search engine optimization (SEO) is a vast field encompassing many disciplines, and relates to both on-page and off-page influences. Accordingly, at Dan Gilroy Design, we think more in terms of building a web presence rather than merely SEO - as SEO by itself is limiting. Other factors, such as local search, pay-per-click (PPC), and social media, also impact your overall web presence, and thus, your ability to be found. Talk to us today about how we can help you build your website presence.
Summary: Building a web presence is more than just SEO. Local search, pay-per-click, and social media can all play a significant role in establishing a strong website presence on the Internet.
For nearly fourteen years, attorneys and law firms across the country have trusted Dan Gilroy Design to make the website design process as easy as possible. Our founder, Dan Gilroy, has over fifteen years experience working in law firms. His father was a Circuit Court judge in Oregon. Three of Dan's brothers are practicing attorneys. In short, Dan knows lawyers and law firm culture - all of which makes your choice of Dan Gilroy Design for your next law firm website design project a smart one.