How we Design your Website, Blog, or Online Store
At Octopus 9, we make it our business to make your brand shine. We design websites with mindful attention to ease of use, providing engaging visual content, and capturing the interest of your website visitors. All of our websites are completely custom and built from scratch to provide you with a completely unique home for your brand.
Over the past 10 years of creating websites and web experiences, we have developed a system based on the use of our favorite tools, platforms, plugins, themes, e-commerce systems, and hosting solutions. All of our websites are fully responsive, and are designed for viewing across all screens, from large desktops and laptops, to tablets and mobile phones.
All of our sites are built with WordPress. Why? Because WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS’s) on the internet. It is open source software, which means it is highly customizable and free to develop with. In addition, WordPress has a huge community of support, thousands of plugins to add specialized functionality to your site, and is one of the fastest growing CMS and blogging platforms out there. It is used in over 10 million active sites on the web.
All of our sites are designed with Divi, which is one of the most versatile and popular WordPress themes. One great advantage of Divi, is that under our developers license, we can pass on licensing to you for free. What makes Divi so special? Divi is highly configurable, and can be customized with html and CSS coding, as well as other development languages. What does that mean to you? It means that your design will not be limited to a confined and templated layout, and that we have the freedom to design a truly unique and custom site for you. In addition to Divi being so customizable from a designer and developer point of view, it has easy to use builder interfaces, so common tasks can be taught to you easily if you want to do things like add your own pictures, or run your own blog or store.
All of our online stores are built with WooCommerce, which is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce platform built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress. WooCommerce is the leading e-commerce solution, powering 30% of all online stores, more than any other platform. Again, our choice is based upon the fact that we can customize your shopping cart to match the rest of your website allowing for continuity of your branding. In addition, choosing WooCommerce means you own your own data, the store is yours, so you will not be at the mercy of some 3rd party provider. Another plus, is that you can sell anything with WordPress, including digital and physical products in all kinds of variations, instant downloads, bookings, memberships and recurring subscriptions. There are also endless WooCommerce and 3rd party addons and special feature plugins designed to integrate with your shopping cart to add extra functionality.