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"You guys are a pillar of professionalism in a field otherwise teeming with Frontpage jockeys and failed graphic designers. Keep up the fine work."

T.F.

Our designs make your site easier to use and more pleasant to look at. This makes for happy customers. Your CFO will love you, too.

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Kicksology

Kicksology.net provides people with impartial reviews of sneakers from a variety of manufacturers. Before you go to the local store and put down a few Benjamins for a new pair of kicks, we hope you'll give Kicksology a visit first.

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Our philosophy

Focused on simplicity

Simple interfaces are easier to use, easier to understand, more intuitive, faster loading, and easier to maintain than their flashy, image laden counterparts. Our work proves that simplicity doesn't have to look cheap, feel plain, or be downright ugly.

What makes 37signals' designs simple and effective?

We use text and standard interface elements instead of heavy images and homebrewed, confusing interface widgets. We don't use seven words when four will do. We use text sizes that don't require a magnifying glass to read. We believe design should serve the customer, not insult them. We believe usability should take precedence over "cool."

What we can do for you

We can "redesign" your site/application

Is your site suffering from major usability, navigation, or information architecture problems? Does your site need to be restructured to accommodate new product or service offerings? A 37signals redesign can significantly improve the customer experience. (jump to cost/timeframe)

We can "refine" your site/application

Is your site working pretty well but you know there's room for improvement? 37signals can refine your site and make it more effective with modifications that stay within your current framework. Contrary to what many design firms will have you think, a huge redesign isn't always required to achieve huge results. (jump to cost/timeframe)

We can build you a brand new site/application

Starting a web project from scratch is intimidating, but 37signals has plenty of experience to help you get it right the first time. We'll work with you from the ground up to make your new web project effective and usable. Also ideal for companies launching their first intra/extranet. (jump to cost/timeframe)

Let's get to work

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Get in touch with us and we'll deliver a proposal in seven days or less. We look forward to helping you trump your competition.

Typical Design Engagements
Project Type Details Cost/Timeframe

Refine

If you need some minor fixes...

Best for clients looking for "tune-ups," "tweaks," or minor changes to improve what is already in place. Starts at $7,500
1-3 months

Redesign

If you're looking for a change...

Best for clients in need of structural changes, massive usability improvements, and an overall improved design. Starts at $10,000
2-4 months

New

Don't have a site yet...

Best for clients without a site or one that really hasn't been taken seriously. Also ideal for first time intra/extranet design projects. Starts at $15,000
2-6 months

Design Q&A

What exactly do you design?

We design graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for web sites and web-based applications. The GUI is what people see and use when they visit your site. It includes the navigation, layout of information, and overall look-and-feel of your site (i.e. balance of text and images, menus, buttons, forms, etc.).

Do you do back-end engineering as well or just design?

Our focus is on front end graphical user interface (GUI) design. This does include HTML and DHTML (and minimal javascript), but it does not include back-end scripting (PHP, Coldfusion, ASP, Perl, etc) or database work (SQL, Oracle, etc). We'll work with your in-house programming team, a third party, or recommend one of our trusted technology partners to create a bulletproof backend.

I've been hearing a lot about "CSS, XHTML and Standards" — do you do "that?"

Absolutely. We can design or redesign your web site in standards compliant HTML, XHTML, CSS, or a CSS-HTML hybrid. What's more important than the acronyms or buzzwords are your specific needs, your specific audience, and your specific goals. We'll discuss all the options with you and then follow the approach that is most appropriate for your situation.

Do you provide copywriting services?

We do provide some copywriting guidance and are happy to fill in the gaps, but we highly recommend working with a dedicated, professional copywriter. Writing is not the place to skimp on your budget.

What awards have you won?

37signals does not enter award competitions. We believe that the self-congratulating awards "scene" encourages agencies to misplace their priorities on the opinions of their peers, rather than the needs of clients and their customers. We have, however, been used as examples in books dedicated to usability and smart web design. We also invite you to read what people are saying about 37signals.

Can you give me a site with lots of bells and whistles that will "Wow!" customers?

The only "Wow!" we're going for is when a customer says, "Wow! This site really worked for me." There are plenty of other design firms who can do a better job of toying with flashy plug-ins and "next generation" technology. We believe in being thoughtful and providing the simplest, best possible solution for our clients. This rarely involves anything that beeps or swooshes around the screen.

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