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

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 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.

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.

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