Results Driven Web Marketing

Homemade Austin Web Design. 

GLIDE was founded in 2002 in the scenic Hill Country of Austin, Texas. It feels like a lot has changed since then, but our company values remain the same. Glide promises to create best-in-class web designs, provide obsessive support, and deliver finished goods that equate to quantifiable bottom-line growth for clients. We help businesses of all types and sizes grow by providing results-based web design in Austin.

We Create Happy Clients

The feedback we get usually comes in two waves. First, there’s the excitement and awe of unveiling a brand new web design for the first time. Wow, that’s so much better than what we have now. That’s a thrill, but we’re even more proud of what happens next. A few weeks later we get a call saying, Thank you, we can’t believe how many more views or submissions or comments we’re getting on the new site. That’s what we really love to hear.

Our Promise to You

Always upfront, on time, and your website will never be boring, that’s for sure. Most people think about design in terms of how each part looks together and what it does, but we take it to a whole new level by building sites that ooze with personality. Sites that come to life.

Need a website?

Whether you have an old site you’re no longer in love with or no site at all, we guarantee we can build you something that will boost your business overall. Let’s talk...

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2002
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Austin, TX
headquarters
  • 501 Congress Avenue, Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

 

  • Silencer Shop
  • Yeti Coolers
  • Hudson Energy
  • Ambit Energy
  • Bickerstaff Heath Delgado
  • CSI Executive Search
  • Reilly Realtors
  • Austin Oral Surgery
  • TICO* Shaving
  • Creative Noggin
  • Freeit Data
  • Bob Schneider
  • Illuminas
  • Cordillera Ranch

Reviews

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Web Development for Business Services Company

"I usually have constructive feedback, but I have to say they exceeded my expectations at every turn."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. - Aug. 2020
Project summary: 

In order to a launch a marketing website, a business services provider partnered with GLIDE to complete the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Austin, Texas
Travis Glover
Dir. of Business Development , 4473 Cloud
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The company was most impressed with the top-level professionalism that the team displayed throughout the project. The communication with the team was consistent and informative. The team made real difference in implementing this project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I lead business development for an omni-channel product and service provider in the sporting goods industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire GLIDE, and what were your goals?

Launch a new marketing website for niche cloud based document storage service within the sporting good industry.

SOLUTION

How did you select GLIDE and what were the deciding factors?

Our company owner had worked with Travis, founder of Glide, in the past. He was very happy with the relationship and partnership from their previous interactions. We selected Glide based on that relationship and on the solution provided for this project.

Describe the scope of work in detail, including the project steps, key deliverables, and technologies used.

Glide built a from scratch website for a new technology and service in our market space. There were and are no other similar products available in the market for Glide to reference when designing and building our new site.

Every step of the project, from kick off, to design, build and completion, the Glide team listened to our vision and put that vision into action.

How many people from the vendor's team worked with you, and what were their positions?

We worked with many of the Glide team members throughout the project. However, Jessica McDaniel, our Product Manager, was our main point of contact.

She was beyond prompt, accommodating and professional throughout the project. She promised me on the day we kicked off, that if I and my team delivered the content to her on time, she would deliver the website on time. She kept her work and exceeded our expectations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any measurable outcomes of the project or general feedback about the deliverables?

The entire Glide team was a pleasure to work with. From our initial call with Travis, founder of Glide, through our kick-off call, meet the team, weekly status calls until they turned our website over to us, everyone we worked with an expert in their field.

Top notch professionalism, listen as we walked through design and vision, and delivered an amazing website and ON TIME! Special kudos to Jessica McDaniel, our PM throughout the project. She was patient with all of the requests I made, listen to any concerns and as I mentioned, delivered an amazing website.

If you are in need any tech services Glide provides, do yourself a favor, hire them and stop searching. They are the partner you want for whatever your project needs may be.

Describe their project management style, including communication tools and timelines.

Communication from our PM was consistent and most importantly informative. - Weekly status calls each Tuesday.

Weekly EOW status emails provided every Friday. As needed - prompt email replies and when needed, jumped on a webinar to walk me through whatever concern, etc. that we were discussing.

What did you find most impressive or unique about this company?

The team, Travis' people are the difference maker for Glide. Professionals who are experts in their field.

Are there any areas for improvement or something they could have done differently?

I usually have constructive feedback, but I have to say they exceeded my expectations at every turn.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Website Design Pool Chemicals Manufacturer

“We threw them several curveballs throughout the project, but they always found ways to oblige us.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2020 - May. 2020
Project summary: 

GLIDE provided WordPress redesign for a pool chemical manufacturer.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Israel Saari
Sr. Product Manager, BioLab Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

GLIDE’s services were lauded as exceptional. The team is capable, effective, and communicative. Customers can expect an efficient engagement with seasoned leadership.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior product manager at a pool chemical manufacturer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with GLIDE?

We needed help redesigning our site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They redesigned our site and also worked on some integrations.  

What is the team composition?

We worked with six people from their team.

How did you come to work with GLIDE?

They were referred to us by WP Engine.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in January 2020 and wrapped up in May 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Their design work was exceptional. One of the first designs they presented is the one we ended up going with. Their technical ability was extremely sound. They were always problem-solving in ways that were creative and cost-effective. We threw them several curveballs throughout the project, but they always found ways to oblige us and accomplish what we asked, while always keeping the same time.

How did GLIDE perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a dedicated project manager, and they communicated as frequently as we needed. They managed the contact between us and the developers effectively.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The design work and leadership were impressive. It’s clear that Travis (CEO ) has been doing this awhile, and they have a very can-do attitude.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Their offshore resources proved to be a little less capable than their onshore ones. I would say that team’s communication could have just been better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to set expectations at the beginning of the project and have a conversation with Travis. If Travis understands what you want to accomplish, everyone else will as well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Sales Support Platform

“They were eager to do the best job they could and were really easy to collaborate with.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Sept. 2018
Project summary: 

GLIDE designed and developed a WordPress site and HubSpot marketing automation for a software startup. They used InDesign and incorporated forms into the finished site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greater Philadelphia Area
Product Operations Manager, QuotaPath
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Site traffic and conversions are already good, immediately after launch. GLIDE acted quickly and finished the project within a very short timeline. They are responsive designers and a communicative team.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work for an early-stage software startup. We are a tool for sales professionals to track and manage earnings and compensation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with GLIDE?

We hired them to design and develop our first marketing site. We wanted a partner that could help with the site build and our inbound marketing automation process.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a very abbreviated timeline. We finished everything within nine weeks, when this sort of project usually takes twelve. They were very focused and gave us exactly what we wanted. They showed us a few sites for inspiration so we could choose the elements we liked. Then, they figured out what kind of design flow the site should have and put together some initial ideas in InDesign.

We had several internal iterations with our team and then finalized the design process before moving into development. They created the site on WordPress and use HubSpot as our marketing automation tool and CRM. They helped set up all our request forms and lead generation and capturing forms.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their owner, a project manager, a creative lead, and a lead designer. The designer worked behind the scenes, so we didn’t interface with them much.

How did you come to work with GLIDE?

I worked with them at a former company. We vetted other vendors but I liked my experience with them previously and felt they’d be a good fit. They focus on entrepreneurial startups and they understood all our needs. They also offered a much better price quote than other vendors and were interested in a cooperative partnership.

How much have you invested with them?

Our initial contract was for around $23,000. They worked with us to fit within our budget.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around August 2018. We finished in September 2018, after a nine-week development phase. We plan to release more features in the future and will engage them again for those projects.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We just launched the site late last week. We have good site traffic already, even though we’re still in our early access beta release. We have forms on our website and people can see us there. Several people expressed interest in the first week and our conversion rate is really high. We receive comments on how beautiful the site looks from investors and site visitors.

How did GLIDE perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project manager is so responsive and they’re all very communicative. I could always call or email anyone on the team. They used Basecamp internally. I never had to log into it, but they sent me all their logs. When we switched to the development phase and were checking bugs, we used a tool called DoneDone. It was very easy to use and an efficient way to collaborate.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re great designers and their desire to partner with us really stood out. They did everything to ensure we were happy and satisfied. I’ve worked with agencies who were unwilling to change the scope, but I never had any pushback from GLIDE. They were eager to do the best job they could and were really easy to collaborate with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing I noticed is probably a fairly standard issue for development projects. We had a really seamless design phase, but experienced a few points of frustration in the development stage. We ultimately got everything resolved, but that was the only difficult part of the process.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Speak with them before you hire them to make sure the partnership is the right fit. See how they will work with your company and your goals.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Web Design for Marketing Company

"The team at GLIDE worked great. They were very responsive to feedback and requests while staying within the scope and cost of the project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
Project summary: 

With the goal of improving search rankings and online conversions, the client hired GLIDE to provide web design, SEO, maintenance, and support services.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
United States
Owner, Lead Generation and Marketing Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

GLIDE delivered high quality work and achieved the goals of increasing the client’s organic ranking on search engines and improving their conversion rate. The agency was praised for their responsiveness and recommended to others.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Please give a brief description of your company.

We are a lead generation and marketing company for mortgage loan originators and real estate agents. Part of our capabilities include managing website development and optimizing for conversion, SEO [search engine optimization], and PPC [pay-per-click] strategies.

What is your role at the company?

I am the owner of the company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge that you were trying to address when you approached GLIDE ?

We were looking for GLIDE to update and revamp our website through Web design services and optimize the site for lead generation and SEO. The goal was to update the website in order to improve rankings as well as convert visitors into inquiries. 

SOLUTION

Can you talk about the scope of the project?

They provided us with a custom website overhaul of a dated template website. Essentially, they provide us with some design services accompanied by maintenance and support. Additionally, they helped us craft a new brand.

What was your process for selecting GLIDE with which to work?

We found GLIDE through an online search and this allowed us to review some of their previous work they had done through case studies. We then had a discussion with Travis [McAshan], their founder, which made us confident enough to offer them a proposal.

Can you give a sense of the size of the project in dollar terms or personnel work hours?

The project cost around $6,000 to $7,000

When was the project completed?

The project was completed around May of 2011. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project, and are there any metrics you can share?

The site was very successful in achieving the goals that were originally set. The site functioned properly while the search engine ranking and conversions improved significantly. The team at GLIDE worked great. They were very responsive to feedback and requests while staying within the scope and cost of the project.

When working with them, was there anything unique or special about them compared to other companies with which you may have worked?

I would say that the hands on involvement from the owner Travis was definitely a unique and strong aspect of the project. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer