Firebase, SSO, React, Mobile HTML5, Single Page Applications
Learn About me and how I founded Monmouth Web Developers
Larry Enzer - founder of Monmouth Web Developers, decided to launch his own company as an affordable web design and SEO company back 2004, after years designing websites and seeing the potential of the new platform. My motto, “so you can run your business™,” still rings true today.
In the early days of my company, Monmouth Web Developers had to create websites that behaved properly and looked great on all major browsers. There were so many inconsistancies among major browsers. What worked on one browser, often broke on another, making it hard to decide the best way to implement a website. Who was your audience? When are they visiting your website? What connection speeds do they use to surf the web? And what size screen are they using? These were some of the questions webmasters needed to ask, each time they coded up a website. The buzzword of the day was, “Cross Browser Support.”
In 2009 Educational Testing Services (ETS), the creator of GRE®, TEOFL® among other national collegiate exams contacted me to redesign their new 50 state GRE® website. Each state needed its own micro-website and was no small task. This project lasted a year. After that completed, their sister orginization, CollegBoard® contacted me to finish up their SAT® exam.
From there I was hired to redesign McGraw Hill Company®'s website from the ground up. They decided to go with a unique, massive corporate facebook® style platform, known as JIVE®. It was not the only time I was hired by them. Combined, I worked for them for three years. The last project was to again redesign McGraw Hill Company®'s corporate website. This included all of their subsidiaries, Platts®, Dow Jones Indicies® S&P 500®, JD Power® and Dodge®. They wanted a consistant design and platform where they could combine all companies together into one online unit. This was the first time anything has ever been done like this. It was an amazing experience.
Once this project was completed, my boss, who hired me twice so far, left McGraw Hill Company® to join his boss' new company that also worked in the JIVE® platform. This time, it was to enable “508 Complance” for a massive fortune 100 teacher's financial services organization. Due to government regulations an educational/government organization had to make their website acsessable to impaired users of all kinds. This included blind people, deaf people, keyboard only users, new input devices, and support for adaptive techlogies such as screen readers. Their company had no offices, so I worked from home. When the project completed, and after nearly 10 years of “Gig Economy” consulting, I decided to once again focus on Monmouth Web Developers and incorporated what I had learned during those years working for some of the largest companies in the world. Now I'm bringing you the BEST responsive websites and SEO services anywhere.
In today's world, business owners have enough to worry about without having to run their own computer company. But they also realize that they don't want to deal with many web companies for each part of the overall process. One company hosts your website, one company designs it, and one company markets your business online. You get the idea. So you can run your business™
Today's websites can be more complicated than ever. What used to be nothing more than a one-page pamphlet with a byline and few images or simple chat room, has turned into more sophisticated Single Page Applications that behaves much like desktop software, point of sale systems, backend databases or more. With increasing internet speed, power and ease of development, a Web Designer now has greater flexibility to build greater websites. Phone applications can also be created with native functionality, not available to web browsers, such as cameras, accelerometers or dynamic clickable maps. Combining phone apps with modern websites, known as a Hybrid Application can now bring the best phone and web technologies together in a single powerful new web design platform. Location Based Phone Software, which uses GPS sensors to locate nearby activities can now be achieved as well.
Listeners to a backend database system are also available. This allows an app to update information immediately. Using listeners allows convergent data to be delivered across all devices at the same time. Now it is simple to send headlines to phones, or create chat features not available in the past.
Application Program Interfaces (API) are backend databases that are set up to allow secure endpoints or web addresses to access data to authenticated end users. A few of the larger API's include, Facebook©, Yelp©, Google© and Foursquare©. They can limit usage, and throttle data, depending on specific needs and most are free, up to a point but can be expanded if requested.
With the advent of mobile web browsers, tablets, phablets, or various sized computers, the demand for Responsive Web Designs grew rapidly. Each website or mobile application now needs to be usable across all devices without knowing the specific device's screen size or capabilities. In the past, websites were built for various sized devices. Then, pieces of code could be used to detect the specific device, and deliver a unique website. This outdated method was not always accurate and often times returned false information. Today, websites are built with this in mind, automatically resizing and reformatting when needed.
larrydeals.com is a new way to find great deals on the internet. It was also a fun website for Monmouth Web Developers to build, host and currently manage. Mobile friendly design, fast loading images, clean web design, and compelling experiences for both mobile devices and home computers alike, make this site friendly to use and easy to return to. Unlike those big box stores that charge huge membership fees for joining, or collecting data from customers in order to get a great deal, Larry Deals® never charges or collects any customer data. In the future, larrydeals.com plans to set up a newsletter, featuring some of our best selling products and maybe even an e-commerce shop, where you can "buy now."
bungieed.com, home of Bungie Energy Drink is a exciting energy drink that needed an exciting landing page to compliment their national ad campaign promoting their latest energy drinks. They came to Monmouth Web Developers with a simple idea - to grab people's attention, after seeing a magazine ad or local tv commercial featuring the landing page. ...And I think we've done that. They also needed a quick turn around, and M.W.D. delivered. Both responsive and optimized design and hosted on super fast XEON servers for that professional website performance. At Monmouth Web Developers, I treat every customer the same. Even a two page landing site gets the same performance benefits. Guaranteed.
Monmouth Web Developers can build your company's brand with a comprehensive strategy consisting of search engine optimization, responsive web design and hosting your new website on our blazing fast servers or a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Let us show you why this matters.