We Can Improve Your Existing Website

February 25, 2020    Reading Time: 2 Minutes

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Here at Graticle, we don’t just create brand-new websites. We also work on existing websites.

Maybe you have a website that looks great, but every time you need to make a minor text change or swap out an image you must call your web designer and pay for it. This is a pretty common situation 10 or 20 years ago, but a lot has changed in that amount of time and it’s no longer acceptable.

Since then, there have been content management systems (CMS) like WordPress that have been released. A CMS makes it easy for a less technically inclined person to make changes to their website. It makes it easy to change titles, paragraph text, creating pages/posts, and even changing photos.

Or, maybe you already have a website that needs to be tuned up regarding design or development. We see a lot of websites that look great but don’t convert visitors into customers. We can offer a variety of ways to improve your website to help bring in business. Goals and calls to action are something we focus on quite a lot.

Sometimes we see websites that check all the boxes at first glance. The customer comes to us asking why the website isn’t working even though from their vantage it looks great. We will run their website through our free 35-point checklist and often find what’s really going on behind the scenes. We’ve seen it time and time again. The customer has a beautiful website, but it takes five minutes to load on a mobile phone. There are ways to optimize the website while still maintaining its beauty and functionality.

In some cases, you may have a website that checked all the boxes 10 years ago, but again, a lot has changed since then. We can maintain the consistency of your brand online, while also bringing your website into 2020 standards.

Let’s face it, there is a very low barrier to entry into the website industry. Anyone with an Internet connection and a laptop is a “web designer.” These characters put a bad reputation on the industry. On the flip side, they also help keep us in business as will be picking up the pieces later.

We often pick up the pieces to a lot of incomplete website projects. Maybe you started a website project with another “web design company”, and they disappeared off the face of the planet after they received your deposit. Or maybe they were difficult to work with and their work was subpar. We enjoy these types of situations because often the customer has already given a lot of thought to the project, and we get to be the hero and save the day.

If you already have a website on WordPress, but it’s difficult to manage, we can also help you. There are a lot of amateur web designers out there that will use WordPress when creating a new website. The issue that we’ve seen time and time again, is that they put your website on WordPress but then still have code where there should be none. So now you have your website on a content management system that you know nothing about and that is just as difficult to edit as if you knew how to program a website to begin with.

Let me recap: we don’t just create brand-new websites we work on existing websites as well.

If you do have an existing website, give us a call (360) 450-3711, so we can talk about your situation and potential options. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on February 25, 2020

Last updated on May 04, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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I have worked with Shawn at Graticle for three years, which should speak volumes in and of itself. I am a high school teacher and serve as the Coordinator for the AVID program. Each August-September we create new t-shirts for distribution to all 140 of our students, along with supportive members of the faculty, staff, and administration.

My team of AVID teachers brainstorms ideas for both the front and back of the shirt, and I present the best one or two concepts to Shawn for his expert feedback. We quickly settle on the best design idea and colors, and then Shawn and I bounce more detailed suggestions off each other for a few days. His suggestions always result in significant improvements to my rough concept. He presents me with graphic “rough drafts” at each stage of our discussion until we have a design I’m really happy with.

Shawn then works his magic, and the final design is the work of a consummate professional. We get tons of compliments on our shirts, starting with our t-shirt printer, and usually end up having to do a second print run for additional faculty and staff who want one of the shirts. This year, a middle school in Southern California saw the design and asked if they could use it.

Another positive aspect of working with Graticle is that Shawn is easy to reach by phone or email, and he is very responsive. I hear back from him either the same day or the next day.

Working with Shawn and Graticle has been a pleasure, He produces good work quickly and at a fair price. I recommend him to you without reservation.

Bill Wolfe

Teacher & AVID Coordinator

Taft Union High School


Taft, California

As a Realtor I asked Graticle to design an entire Branding Package for myself. The Logo & Brand was the first step and they knocked it out of the park. Prompt service, excellent work, and perfect listening skills.

The excellent Logo & Brand design will set the tempo for the remaining Branding Package and Graticle did it perfectly. Stop shopping around and use Graticle.

Mitch Allen

Real Estate Agent

DMA Houses


Imperial, California