Apples to Apples - Web Design Features

Compare Apples to Apples before you design your website

Some website agencies try to make it sound as if the kind of website that you'll get when you hire them, is the same kind that you get with Merkados™. Not so fast. If you are in search for a professional digital agency in the Raleigh-Durham area, the best avenue to take is to compare Apples-to-Apples. Compare the process, the features, functionality and future upgrading capabilities of your website. Because all of this components will make a significant difference.

In terms of features, Merkados™ offers a comprehensive array of options that will deliver a powerful web property. That property, will continue to be relevant and competitive in your industry over an extended period of time.

Sooner or later, you will have to update your websites; new technologies arise and new standards are implemented. Instead of redesigning your website's look-and-feel, markup structure and content every time, by effectively separating them at the beginning of your project, you can update them at the right intervals. That way, your website can continue to take advantage of improvements in technology while keeping your upgrading costs down. This is one of the many ways in which we make professional website design a better investment.

Take a look at some of our website design features and remember to compare Apples-to-Apples when it comes down to proposals. Once you are ready, please feel free to contact Merkados™ for a free consultation about your project.


Website Features Merkados™ Standard Package Some other Agencies in the Triangle
Code Renders in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Yes Yes
Full 100% custom and marketing-driven design. Your design is unique and copyrighted. Yes No
Create, Update and Delete your content without the need of a webmaster. Capacity to create pages and posts 24/7. Yes No
Dynamic PHP driven site instead of Static HTML pages or templates. Yes No
Multi-user Blog Section Yes No
Form-to-Email functionality with built-in security Yes No
Admin Platform with beautiful user interface using JQuery. Yes No
Multiple user platform with multiple permission options for each user (administrators, editors, writers, etc). Unlimited number of users. Yes No
Flexible navigation. Drag and Drop Functionality to change your menus. Yes No
Add photos from your computer with a click of a button. The website automatically re-sizes your images for added efficiency. Yes No
Easy WYSIWYG editor for each page. Add bold, italics and other formatting to your pages with ease. Yes No
Listing of all the pages in your site organized by category for easy management. Yes No
One hour full one-on-one website management training in the Merkados office conference room. Yes No
Cross-browser compatible. IE8 and up, Firefox 2 and up, Safari 3 and up. Apple© Ipad™ compatible*. Yes No
Fully separated Markup, Content and Styles. Change only what you need in the future. When is time to redesign your site only change the look & feel while preserving your structure. Yes No
30 day - 100% satisfaction guarantee. Yes No
Search Engine Friendly Features Merkados™ Basic Package Some other Agencies in the Triangle
Search engine friendly, Hand-Coded markup and stylesheets. Yes No
Search engine friendly URLs. Yes No
301 Canonical Server Redirections. Yes No
Automatic RSS feed publishing. Push your content directly to people using an RSS reader like Google Reader. Yes No
100% W3C XHTML standard specification compliance. Yes No
Online Marketing and Analytics Features Merkados™ Basic Package Some other Agencies in the Triangle
Strategic Interaction Design. Using Merkados™ proprietary framework we tailor the interaction to the right audience stage. Yes No
Analytics installation included. Gain advanced marketing intelligence about your visitors such as visitation patterns, keywords driving traffic to your site, search engine traffic, visitor geographic location, conversion funnel review and much more. Yes No
Revision system for content. Create pages and revise them later multiple times as needed. Yes No
Social Features Merkados™ Basic Package Some other Agencies in the Triangle
Password retrieval for any account through email procedure directly from site. Yes No
One-click sharing of content, posts and pages with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking platforms. Yes No
Hundreds of available plugins. Extensions allow your website to add functionality as needed and grow as your audience grows. Yes No
* Some video components in the site may use Flash depending on the configuration of the final client's site, in these cases, the rendering for Ipad users degrades gracefully and shows all other portions of the site.