Website Performance: No Guarantees


website satisfaction guarantee badge

I recently had a potential client ask me, “Do you guarantee your work?” While a valid question, a guarantee in this business is wide open to interpretation. In most instances, the client wants to hear a resounding, “YES,” but what he or she will ultimately interpret with a yes answer…  


Website Redesign for Holloway Eye Care & Optique


newly redesigned website for Holloway Eye Care

Taking a look at Holloway Eye Care & Optique’s original website from 2009 (also built by our team), one can easily see why it was in need of an update. Even though the site was built on a reliable platform (Adobe Business Catalyst) and had been converted to a mobile-responsive…  


This New Client Website Required LOTS of Features!


Maintenance911 website

Most of the websites we build for clients are fairly standard in what they require:  informational pages rotating images on Home page and/or photo galleries interactive contact form events calendar social media integration and occasionally a members-only section, e-commerce or some other advanced feature However, every once in a while…  


Non-profit Website Redesign for MABHA


new website for MABHA

The Maryland Association of Behavioral Health Authorities (MABHA) is a non-profit organization based in Frederick, MD. The organization has been a client of ours since 2010, after being referred to us by another client. It was previously called Maryland Association of Core Service Agencies (MACSA). In 2016 the organization changed…  


Website Objectives Make a Difference


Designing a website is a big investment. It takes time, money and talent to make a successful site. Whether you hire a web design firm, an SEO firm or you do it yourself, you’ll need to have a clear understanding of your objectives for the site. If you don’t have…  


Non-profit Website Developed as a “Sister Site”


NPDESCompliance.org website launch

Our clients at the National Stormwater Center (NPDES.com) advocate for compliance with the Clean Water Act by providing training and certification for stormwater inspectors nationwide. They recently incorporated a non-profit organization with the goal of training ordinary concerned citizens in the practice of reporting non-compliance, to improve the rate at which…  


Nonprofit Website Redesign for DoC Ministry


new nonprofit website redesign for DoCM, 2016

Focus 4 was honored recently to be asked to assist with a nonprofit website redesign project for Daughters of Christ Ministry, based in North Carolina.  This was a joint project with Elite Coders LLC, another Harford County web development company.  George Handlin of Elite Coders knew that one of his…  


Putting “Mobile First Design” First


example of mobile first website design

It’s a fact that more people view websites on mobile devices than on desktop computers. It would make sense, then, to begin designing a website with the optimal mobile display, and then allow the desktop display to be driven by the already-determined mobile display. This is called “mobile first design.”…  


Take Action: How to Position the Call to Action


website call to action

Your website is a sales tool for your business.  It’s your “virtual salesperson” and it is trying to get someone to buy something, sign up for something or respond to something.  Just like a sales person has to ask for the sale, your website also has to ask for the…  


Website Security – Who’s Responsible?


a very insecure lock indicating bad website security

You hear stories daily about online security breaches and website security issues. We at Focus 4 often live it. It’s a big part of any web-focused business, and we know what to do about it. In answer to the question above, we ALL share responsibility for website security, but the…  




Partnerships and Associations

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