Interaction Design & Development

The internet is littered with websites that are extremely hard to use and down right frustrating.

When we build websites, we make sure to keep the user at the heart of the design. Is this form easy to fill out? Does this button actually look and act like a button should?

Research

We believe in making websites that are usable and easy to use.

We research the best practices on usability and experience in the web industry to help inform our decisions.

Easy to Use

Like they say: if your Mom can’t understand or use your website, you’ve got a problem.

Even if your target market is focused on the twenty-somethings, you still need to have a website that is functional and easy to use. Otherwise, people will become frustrated and frustrated people won’t be coming back to your website.

A Reaction for Every Action

Your website needs to have a reaction for every action.

When a visitor clicks a button, there needs to be an action that lets them know the website has responded. When they fill out your contact form, there needs to be an instant reaction.

It’s in the Details

The subtle, minor details are what make or break a website. When you visit a website that focuses on the details, you can really tell.

These details are what we spend time on. We enjoy making things easier to use and spending time on the details that some would argue are a waste of time. In the end, we create better websites that visitors enjoy and put their trust in.

What About Your Website?

If you already have a website, but would like to improve the usability of it, we can help.

For More Information

Call or Text Shawn Hooghkirk at (360) 450-3711

shawn@graticle.com

Exceptional Customer Service

All of our clients experience excellent customer service at all times. If you call or email us, we get back to within that day
(or the next at the latest). You will not be waiting for a response and wonder if we’ve decided to jump ship.

We’ve heard the horror stories and we’ve learned from others mistakes.

Don’t take our word for it. Read our customer reviews →

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Our web site update was just completed by Graticle Design and they did a terrific job. Our engineering company provides a unique service and Shawn captured the essence of our company. The way the site is set up I can add and modify the content at will, easily keeping the projects and offerings up to date myself. The tutorial he included is a great finish touch. Great job!

David Browning

Owner

Altman Browning and Co.

www.AltmanBrowning.com

Portland, Oregon

I really can’t fully express how great my experience was working with Shawn and Graticle. I work for a non-profit and our website had fallen into disrepair–we had even lost ownership of our domain name! But Shawn went above and beyond and walked me through the process of getting our domain name back, along with the complete design of the new site. I absolutely LOVED that he developed videos that walked us through the process of managing the website–from logging in, to editing photos, to changing content–he covered all the bases we needed to take care of our new site. This was particularly appreciated because, as a non-profit, we will likely be moving through web managers over the years and having these videos to pass on to each new manager will be an incredible relief, and will (hopefully) help us avoid the trap we fell into with our last site. He is the most responsible businessman I’ve ever worked with, he was extremely prompt in his replies to emails, and I never felt like he left us hanging or confused at any step along the way. I recommend his services with full marks! You won’t regret it!

Katrina

Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

FriendsWVNWRC.org

Corvallis, Oregon