Wine Stumblr is the latest Small Dog web application. It helps users quickly discover winery tasting rooms, as well as plan outings to share with friends and other users.
It is a powerful & easy to use web app which is driven by time and location aware data to create a reliable real time resource for wine tasters.See it in action »
Using GPS data combine with 3rd party API integration, we were able to quickly develop a robust, location aware application. It is able to route users between different locations while using local database caching to reduce external HTTP requests.
Wine Stumblr's user system is build on top of Facebook Open Graph API to let users have a one click signup experience, reducing user friction and increaseing conversion rates.
When a local, mid-sized business launches a completely new product line, it's not easy to scale from 0 to 100,000 visitors and 360,000 page views in a one year time span.
But that's just what we did with Allied Medal Hangers. With their products generating huge buzz with their customers, is was up to us to deliver a rock solid, lightening fast platform to keep up with the excitement. Today Google ranks the Allied store in the top 96% percentile for website load speed.
The local nonprofit David Pettigrew Memorial Foundation had a problem. They hosted a ton of free workshops for skiers and snowboarders to learn about staying safe on the mountain, but didn't have a good way to tell people.
We launched a new site with deep Eventbrite API integration that highlighted the foundations workshops and fundraisers right on their website, then creating a Facebook page for them to keep in touch with their supporters.
The days of websites being digital brochures are long dead. On the modern web, you need to treat your website as a living document that grows organically with your users.
We built our analytic platform, Cloud Control, on top of the open source tracker Piwik to deliver up to date information to our clients about how users are finding and using their site. Allowing us to continually improve and advance the user experience.
This means Small Dog Studios isn't in the business of "send & set sail", like most web developers.
Most web developers want to paste together a few website components, toss your logo on it and cash your check. They know you will need to come back for yet another site update in a few months or a year as web technology continues to advance.
We're tired of this thievery. When we make a website we stand by it, and you. Our ongoing support plan gives your business an entire web division at its disposal. Each month we track and analyze the websites performance, showing you where it is doing well and where we can improve.
Small Dog Studios was foudned on the shores of Lake Washington, in Bellevue, Washington, 2009. A small group of young web developers no longer had the time to help each person and business that asked for advice on their website. We started researching different local companies, looking for a place to refer the people asking for our help. To our dismay, we couldn't find any web firms that we felt comfortable sending our friends, family or colleagues to.
We decided we needed to start our own firm, focusing exclusively on the needs of local businesses. We had always felt the importance of being involved in your community, and we knew this was our chance to use our skills and talents to help out where we came from. In May of 2009, Small Dogs Studios was formed (or Smalldogs for short).
We worked with local businesses to see what their needs and concerns were online. And to no surprise, one of the same answers kept coming up: "I just don't have the extra cash to hire a full time website developer". It became clear that the solution these local businesses needed wasn't just a new website, but an affordable go to for any web needs or problems. When Smalldogs opened our doors, we addressed these issues with a straightforward service plan. First, the initial web development is a flat cost. The internet can be complicated enough, there is no need to add more stress and complexity by charging for each feature or adding hidden fees to each page. Secondly, we had our support plan. Now there was an affordable way for any local business to add their own web division, people they could turn to with the background and experience in the digital universe.
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Ensures your website always looks right & boosts SEO
We keep you involved every step of the way
Lets you update your site on your schedule
Helping getting you on Google, Bing & more
Custom design integrates your brand online
We keep your website online, all of the time
Each year companies large & small are spending more and more in developing their online presence as the modern consumer continues to shift their purchases and decision making research online.
What we do first is talk to you about your business. What are your goals for the company as a whole? How do you see your website fitting into that? What's your best case scenario?
Then we design & develop, keeping you involved in each step along the way to make sure your vision is coming to life.
Then the fun starts, Small Dog Studios, unlike other website studios, is with you for the long haul. We deploy your site and immediately start tracking visitor data and statistics to continually improve the website for your visitors & and accomplish your goals.