Strategy, Design, Drupal & WordPress

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We are a Washington, DC-based digital strategy firm with an award-winning creative & web development team. Contact us at [email protected]

We focus on content strategy, design systems, brand refreshes, and implementing enterprise based technical platform to increase brand awareness and conversions.

We offer integration services with third-part marketing automation and CRM systems. Specialize Drupal, WordPress & SalesForce.

Visit www.wdg.co to learn more about WDG or email us at [email protected] 

 
$50,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2004
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Arlington, VA
headquarters
  • 3100 Clarendon Blvd
    Arlington , VA 22201
    United States
other locations
  • 718 7th Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Identity Guard
  • WTOP, Washington's top news
  • The United States Institute of Peace
  • The American Red Cross
  • Boeing Company
  • WebMD
  • Godiva
  • PBS
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • The Folger Shakespeare Library
  • The United States Congress 
  • National Interest
  • World Cocoa Foundation

See recent portfolio -  www.webdevelopmentgroup.com

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Learning Without Tears

Redesign for Learning Without Tears with Drupal as the CMS.  Case study: https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/learning-without-tears/

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American Diabetes Association

Mobile and desktop projects for the American Diabetes Association.

Type 1 Risk Test 

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Sample Clientele

Our clients range from successful startups to visiable large non-profits.   

For over a decade, every project — no matter the size — has been met with a passion and pursuit to consistently deliver conversion-driven solutions.

We lay the strategic foundation for each project by understanding the targeted business goals and audience needs of our clients. Our data-driven approach delivers results that are

strategically on-brand.

Our strategists, designers, web developers and marketers take service and standards seriously — the job will not just be completed, but mastered. All of our clients know that they are working with a hand-picked, quality, experienced team.

Learn more by contact us at [email protected]

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American Red Cross

Confronted with a growing mobile audience, American Red Cross needed to upgrade their non-adaptive mobile interface to help users more easily locate and leverage appropriate resources during times of crisis. Our primary task was to create an aggregated platform that highlighted the American Red Cross’ breadth of relief services. 

View more WDG projects by visiting 

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Health.ly

Health.ly wanted to create an invaluable resource center for users featuring a robust collection of health-focused recipes with social feature integrations to keep users coming back for seconds. WDG designers created a delectable design to showcase the full user experience for target audiences. We created an interactive interface with featured and sponsored content to increase user engagement and revenue, as well as optimized

all designs for three different breakpoints. View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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AALU

Website redesign for AALU. View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/

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The Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library houses the largest collection of historical Shakespeare literature, manuscripts, and other artifacts in the world. When the Folger partnered with The Web Development Group, we were tasked with revitalizing their online presence with an updated site structure that better catered to their wide breadth of audiences, from the general public to knowledgeable research scholars. Built on a Drupal CMS, we

gave the Folger’s web administrators a completely customized and straightforward way of managing content. View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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Hubbard Radio

Hubbard Broadcasting operates across several major markets including the nation’s capitol. They desired an online platform that could manage multiple channels and millions of listeners. In order to achieve this goal, WDG would need to create a streaming medium equipped with features that had cutting edge web functionality that would revolutionize

the listener experience.  View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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American Coatings Association (ACA)

A true model of sustainability, the American Coatings Association (ACA) has been protecting and preserving our nation’s infrastructure for more than a century. They are prideful advocates continually seeking to change critical industry issues through various publications, programs, and events. The Web Development Group (WDG) found a way to express their passion for the industry while engaging visitors with tailored content.

 View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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City of Alexandria

After recently being named one of the top cities in the United States to live, The City of Alexandria determined that it was time to give their web presence an overhaul, and hired The Web Development Group to partner in this extensive and in-depth project. Offering full service web design, web development, strategy and marketing services, The Web Development Group,  or WDG, is a full service digital agency, that calls the city

of Alexandria home. Launching the project with their in-house team of web designers and developers, WDG was hired as a collaborative partner, to provide strategy, redesign of information architecture, digital taxonomy, wire frames, front-end design and user interface design. View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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The Conquer Cancer Foundation

The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF), located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a non-profit foundation built on the goals of funding research, sharing knowledge and improving the quality and access of cancer care. In an effort to rejuvenate their design, improve user experience and amplify the overall essence of credibility to the CCF site, The Web Development Group was contracted to provide research and discovery, digital strategy,

redesign of the website’s information architecture, as well as the design of a completely new and updated Drupal website.  View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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Penton

New York based Penton Media is an information publishing services company distributing to over 16 million professionals in industries such as agriculture, transportation, and infrastructure. They offer a plethora of different resources for these industries, including networking, data metrics, and peer to peer broadcasting. With our in-depth experience in this industry, we knew we had to develop an online platform that is

sustainable and versatile.  View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/
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vbrick - enterprise video platform

WDG partnered with Vbrick to provide the ultimate experience to B2B companies in need of video capabilities. We helped Vbrick design a polished CMS portal that displayed the trusted brand to their ever-expanding Fortune 500 customer list.

Visit case study at Visit vbrick case study!
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Chemonics

Chemonics sought to coalesce a broad body of content into a streamlined information architecture with improved navigation pathways to increase user engagement.

View more WDG projects by visiting https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/

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World Cocoa Foundation

We created custom designs for a flexible WordPress CMS platform to showcase WCF’s position as the primary thought-leader on cocoa sustainability issues.

Lush color schemes and photography maintain brand identity within a modernized aesthetic. Advanced navigation capabilities, search optimization, and overall performance of the WCF website were necessary. By simplifying the homepage with taxonomies, we minimized visual

clutter, heavy text, and menu structure.

Read our full case study by visiting: https://www.webdevelopmentgroup.com/work/world-cocoa-foundation/

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Flight Safety Foundation

Bringing aviation safety to the digital forefront.

Visit www.wdg.co to learn how we increase conversions and traffic.

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The United States Institute of Peace

Achieve your digital mission with a dynamic CMS platform.

Visit www.wdg.co to learn more.

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The National Interest

WDG constructed a site redesign and migration onto a Drupal site for The National Interest, a leading international media publication. The National Interest is an American international affairs magazine that is published by the Center for the National Interest. WDG was able to assist The National Interest on their redesign by providing full-spectrum support, including strategy, design, and web development. The National Interest

was analyzed and needs were identified in order for WDG to provide them with tailored solutions. Check out www.wdg.co for more.
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BoardSource

BoardSource sought to utilize a redesigned site structure and brand aesthetic to increase membership conversions, promote sales of particular resources, and meet key performance indicators (KPI’s). WDG strategized BoardSource’s site redesign with an improved information architecture, thorough wireframe designs, and an incredible user experience. View more WDG projects by visiting 

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Center for Global Development

Reveal digital solutions that encourage global prosperity through innovative user experience.

See more on www.wdg.co

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WordPress Web Design & Dev for Children's Health Nonprofit

"WDG was knowledgeable and strategic."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Oct. 2017
Project summary: 

After an assessment of existing collateral, WDG – Web Development Group designed and developed a website. The team guided the selection of technologies and migrated the platform from Drupal to WordPress.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Oakland, California
Carolyn Caballero
Frmr. Senior Web Producer, Playworks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group delivered a modern website that satisfactorily attended to different users. Following the updated website’s launch, the number of unique pages significantly increased from 1.85 million to 14.5 million. They effectively communicated to ensure transparent collaboration.

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 former senior web producer for Playworks, which is a children’s health nonprofit.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG?

During our website overhaul, we also needed to migrate the platform from Drupal to WordPress.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

WDG’s director of strategy first looked at a previous team’s work for our campaign website. Their team gathered requirements and conducted an analysis. They then entered the design phase and assisted in choosing technologies. Their team then developed the main website and migrated it from Drupal to WordPress. After the main website launched, their team provided maintenance and additional features.

What is the team composition?

We interacted with 4–5 people from WDG. The team included Kurtis (Senior Web Developer), who led the design of our architecture, Vajaah (Director of Strategy), who built the infrastructure and the architecture, and the project manager, Homiera (Director of Client Services & Operations). 

How did you come to work with WDG?

I found them while researching articles about WordPress versus Drupal. We hired them to assess our website and propose a CMS tool. We liked working with them and decided to continue to do so.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent roughly $170,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between March–October 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We saw a significant increase in the number of unique page views. In one year, the number of unique page views increased from 1.85 million to 14.5 million. Although the website overhaul wasn’t solely responsible for that increase, it was a large contributor. We were happy with the website that WDG created. It was up to date and user friendly. 

How did WDG perform from a project management standpoint?

Overall, WDG did well. They were organized, thoughtful, and explained their tasks throughout the project. We knew what to expect and understood their responsibilities.

What did you find most impressive about them?

WDG was knowledgeable and strategic. Their team asked about our team’s technical knowledge. They then were able to explain concepts in an understandable way for us.

Curtis was great. He designed and developed the site, making sure it worked the way we wanted it to. He also focused on the administrator experience and not solely on the UX.

Are there any areas they could improve?

One small issue we had was when both project managers on the client and agency side had overlapping time offs, and project hours could have been better communicated by the interim project manager. WDG has since added more staff and upgraded their project management systems.

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

Development for Internet Solutions Company

“I put my reputation on the line by introducing them to my clients, but they always deliver on a super high level.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group provides WordPress development services for the clients of an internet solutions company. They help bring in unique accounts and close existing projects that need a technical team.

The Reviewer
 
1001-10,000 Employees
 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Peter Slutsky
Director of Business Dev & Partnerships, WordPress VIP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All the clients that WDG – Web Development Group works with have been really pleased with the results. Their discovery is strong, leading to great implementation and, overall, a positive engagement. Their project management is superb, and they reliably deliver on-budget.

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 director of business development and partnerships for WordPress VIP. We’re the enterprise group within Automattic, which is the commercial company behind WordPress.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG – Web Development Group?

We’re strategic partners with WDG – Web Development Group. We’re a platform that works with large publisher s and high-octane users across various industries. We rely heavily on our partner ecosystem to do the design, development, and discovery work around building WordPress sites and applications. Having really strong partners in certain verticals is incredibly important to us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They have a really strong partnership that can bring in really unique sites and accounts. They also help us close existing accounts where there’s a need for a technical team. The business challenge for us, is when we have a client who needs to become the best-in-breed, and we need to connect them with the best possible partner for that to happen. They’ve always delivered for that.

What is the team composition?

I work mostly with their owner and founder, Ab (Founder). I work with a bunch of other folks on discovery, technical, and client kickoff calls. They have a good balance of resources with various skills. For example, there are senior developers, senior management, project managers, and so forth. There is always a diverse group on our calls.

How did you come to work with WDG – Web Development Group?

I’ve been close with Ab for years. I knew them before he founded WDG, and so I’ve followed their work for a long time and have been impressed with everything they’ve done.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in October 2019 and our partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we introduce them to people, we hear positive results.  We have a number of clients who worked with them. Most recently, they worked with the Democratic National Convention, and they knocked it out of the park. Their implementation is really strong, they stick to budgets, and their discovery is really good, which always contributed to a strong engagement.

I really trust them. I put my reputation on the line by introducing them to my clients, but they always deliver on a super high level.

How did WDG – Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Fantastic. That’s their strongest position. They take these complex projects and are able to make them tangible and digestible. I’ve never heard a complaint about their ability to manage the process. At every level, I’ve been impressed with the coordination and talent level that I find.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I work with a lot of agencies in the industry, and WDG is an incredible brand, in that they’ve built a high-visibility and respectable brand, and they’re able to deliver on complex projects. Typically, they’re able to come in at a price that works for the client as well. So all those factors contribute to their success.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. They’ve chosen to focus on partnering with WordPress VIP, and that has been a smart decision. Going forward, they need to continue to grow and branch out into new industries and tackle, you know, continue to tackle the big and complex projects. That's the biggest thing.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Allow WDG to take them on the journey, starting with the discovery process and ending with QA, launch, and reflection. They have a clearly defined process, so when you work with them, you’re investing in that journey. Trust their leadership and process.

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

Wordpress Development for National Nonprofit

“They were thoughtful partners and it was easy to have an honest dialog with them if there was a challenge or concern.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Aug. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group redesigned and rebuilt a platform from scratch. Moving the site from Drupal to WordPress, they created a more effective and intuitive UI/UX.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Washington, District Of Columbia
Former Director of Digital Strategy, National Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders are pleased with how the project is progressing. WDG – Web Development Group was proactive, organized, and confident throughout the engagement. Compared to their competitors, they’re more talented and professional.

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 was the director of digital strategy for a national nonprofit. It was a national nonprofit membership organization that focused on municipal government. I covered everything from the website to social media strategy.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

My organization went through a website rebuild about three years before I got there. They didn’t have the internal capacity to manage it, and everything that went wrong, went wrong. They ended up going a year longer than expected and $100,000 over budget. So they launched a site that didn’t suite our needs. It was inflexible and continued to deteriorate. For example, when we tried to add a paragraph, we accidentally deleted ¼ of the site. It was a mess and everyone was unhappy with it.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Soup to nuts, it was a complete website redevelopment. We moved from Drupal to WordPress. Everything was completely different,—design, UI/UX— they redid all of that. They’re now in the content and development page.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, a strategist, design, and a developer. It was a full team.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

We went out with a limited RFP and spoke to several local firms. From there, we went with WDG – Web Development Group.

Their proposal was very good and very sharp. They clearly understood what we were trying to accomplish. They were very professional throughout the engagement as well .We brought in the two finalists, and WDG – Web Development Group stood out and appeared very cohesive. In every way, they were head and shoulders above the other agencies we were considering.

How much have you invested with them?

The total contract amount was $220,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We brought them on in August 2019 and the project is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Unlike our previous partners, WDG – Web Development Group was super proactive about managing timeline, scope, and budget. The organization felt very secure, informed, and confident throughout the process. I’m no longer on the team, but I’ve heard from the grapevine that they’re pleased with how the project is progressing.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a weekly meeting with their team. Led by our project manager, we discussed what skillsets were required for each phase. Then that teammate would roll onto the weekly calls.

Overall, project management was excellent. If we ever needed to have an additional meeting, our project manager was available to us. If anything came up that might threaten the timeline, they gave us ample notice and were very communicative about it.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their entire team was full of very talented people. It was clear that they came to our meetings very prepared, and they did a lot to understand our organization so they could bring forward recommendations that suited our needs. They thought critically about what we needed.  

They were thoughtful partners and it was easy to have an honest dialog with them if there was a challenge or concern.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They were quite expensive. We also spoke regularly with Ab (Founder) during the pitching process, and then we didn’t communicate with him as much during the project, and that felt a little jarring.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

What helped make our relationship successful was that we did a lot internally to project manage ourselves. We were able to really shield WDG – Web Development Group by having strong internal management. That helped us get into the weeds with WDG – Web Development Group and our internal stakeholders. It’s easier once you have all your ducks in a row internally.

 Quality-5

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

Wordpress Web Development for Alternative Protein Nonprofit

"Partnering with us, they educated us throughout the entire process."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

WDG - Web Development Group works on information architecture, UX, content, strategy, design, and QA for an alternative nonprofit. They developed a WordPress website and lead design for it.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Former Director of Comms., Alternative Protein Nonprofit
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

WDG - Web Development Group helped the client reflect on brand storytelling. They're constantly learning and evolving while demonstrating their expertise. Utilizing management and communication tools, they're hands-on and helpful.

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 was the director of communications for an alternative protein nonprofit, so that’s plant-based, clean meat or cultivated meat products as well as fermented foods.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

Our previous website was done pro bono by another nonprofit and they were taking down their own site and taking it to a WordPress environment, which meant we were going to lose the service and backend support for the website they helped us build on. Ultimately we needed to completely redo the website using a technology that would allow us to bring on plug and play contractors, vendors, etc. The site previously was entirely custom coded.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The work that WDG - Web Development Group does for us includes information architecture, UX, content, strategy, design, and quality assurance. The new site they built for us is a WordPress site.

We’re actually doing a brand refresh now. We were so impressed with WDG during the bid process, that we decided to change the order of our brand refresh and put them in the driver’s seat of the design. We currently have a font family, color scheme, and patterns that we’re going to be using going forward. From the bare building blocks we provide, they’re leading the execution with the website.

What is the team composition?

We work with Vajaah Parker (Director of Strategy), Emily Gallt (Senior Lead Strategist), Jacob Reid (Senior UX Strategist), and a project manager.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

We did a national search and to some extent partially international to folks who wouldn’t have too cumbersome of a time zone difference. We were completely sold with WDG’s approach to pillar content and the use of strong taxonomies. The universal winner among three finalists, we found them through an RFP process.

How much have you invested with them?

The initial size of the project was about $150,000, which I believe represents a little of the pro bono pricing.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in October 2019 and the collaboration is currently ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our company is in a unique position because we’re in a space that is filled with disruptive tech entrepreneurs and big-name investors. There’s an appearance on our surface that we’re not a nonprofit but we absolutely are. WDG did an incredible job of helping us reflect the tension points with our own brand storytelling. The US workshop we went through with Vajaan was very foundational in getting us clarity, which was really needed.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Having never built a website ourselves, we caused a delay due to our decision-making process and WDG was really good at managing internally on our side to support the project. They’re hands-on and very helpful. They use JIRA and Confluence to run the project on our side, and we also translated JIRA into Asana.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We really like their expertise in and commitment to WordPress. We also really like their partnership getting through the RFP. They showed up with a partnership model to help us win where other providers didn’t show up in quite the same way. They helped us see in some cases where what we thought we wanted wasn’t actually what we wanted. Partnering with us, they educated us throughout the entire process. The team is constantly learning and evolving, which is good.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have your ducks in a row and trust the agency to do what they do. Remember why you’re hiring an agency to do the work and why you’re not doing it yourself and then let them lead.

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

Server & Product Migration for Advocacy Organization

“WDG -Web Development Group really set us up for success.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2020
Project summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group took over a development project that had a lot of bugs. They migrated the platform to a new server, fixed bugs, and enhanced security in just a week and a half.

The Reviewer
 
51 - 200 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Digital Technology Manager, City Advocacy Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A time-sensitive project, WDG – Web Development Group delivered quality results in an efficient manner. A trustworthy partner, their partners relied on them to provide cost-effective solutions for an important project. They were exceptionally collaborative and easy to work with.

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 digital technology manager for a city advocacy association. We advocate for cities, towns, and villages

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

We had recently launched a product, and the product was developed in a quick manner by another development group. It wasn’t quite working as expected or how we initially scoped out, but we had to launch it quickly. It was for a high-profile partner, so we needed to bring someone else to come in and migrate the existing server from the developer’s environment, to our own server. Then, they made a few updates and addressed critical bugs.  

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The initial product was buggy and had a lot of issues, we scoped out the critical bugs that needed to be addressed in addition to the migration. The migration was the most critical part. In collaboration with WDG - Web Development Group, we set up the new environment and servers for the product. They were able to complete the migration over a weekend. They were very flexible with us knowing that we had a short timeframe to get this done. The developer got everything set up on our environments. Once that was done, we did some testing to make sure it was stable. They also addressed the bugs that prevented us from going live. They even added additional security to the hosting and BMS.

What is the team composition?

I worked directly with one developer and a project manager.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

WDG – Web Development was already a partner for us, and we knew if we needed someone to save the day, they could complete the scope in the time frame we needed.  

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The entire project was completed in a week and a half in April 2020, but we’re already working with them on another project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

 I’m extremely helpful with the end result. They addressed what needed to be addressed, and as a result, the product works as expected. We haven’t had any issues with the migration and the work that they did. I really liked working with the developer. They didn’t come up with a super costly solution, they gave us the right solution. They went above and beyond.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

I was pleasantly surprised how quickly they completed the project because the previous engagement was out of scope and over a week and a half late, so our partner wasn’t happy. WDG -Web Development Group really set us up for success.

I was happy that the developer was collaborative, was communicative, and was offering solutions that were cost-effective.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I love how methodical and thorough they are. They’re intentional about how and why they do things. They’re smart, dedicated folks. It felt like a collaborative partnership, so I enjoy working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not on this project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Being transparent and providing as much information about a project helps the WDG - Web Development Group understand how they can help.

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

Microsite Dev for Branding Agency

"WDG did a good job and delivered the product early."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
April 2019
Project summary: 

Working from designs given to them, WDG - Web Development Group developed the backend of a microsite for a third-party client. Additionally, they added functionality to ensure that the backend was editable.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Senior Art Director, Branding Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

WDG - Web Development Group created an easy-to-use product that matched the designs perfectly. The team was able to work independently, and their work received positive internal and external feedback. The team’s constant updates and responsiveness to questions made for a seamless process.

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 art director of a branding agency.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

We had reached out to a few developers to broaden our set of partners, and WDG was one of them. This was our first time working with them.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked with us on a splash page or microsite for our client. WDG did all of the development and made sure that the backend was editable.

What is the team composition?

Ab (Founder) was our main contact.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

We did some research online, and we found them on a ratings platform where they had good ratings. We liked their website so we reached out and they responded swiftly. 

What is the status of this engagement?

They worked with us on this project in April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client was really happy and so were we, especially because it’s always a risk working with a new partner. WDG did a good job and delivered the product early. The backend was easy to use, which gave us the choice to make updates after the website launched. 

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a strict deadline with our client and they told us how long it would take them. We worked backward from that date and made sure we had the design files on time. WDG kept us updated throughout the entire process.

We had specific milestones for our client to provide feedback. It was a seamless process, and the team was available whenever we had questions. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

There’s always a risk when you hand off your designs that they won’t be developed exactly the way you designed them. But that wasn’t the case with WDG. I was really impressed because everything looked exactly like the designs and the backend was easy to use. 

It made the whole process easy. I’ve had experiences in the past where it was more difficult or we needed to do a lot more work, but this was the opposite. We gave them the designs and they ran with it and knocked it out.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, no that I can think of. I really liked working with their team. We don’t get website projects all the time, but WDG is definitely a partner I would want on the team.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are able to scale up or down based on your needs. This worked well for us because we can handle the designs, we just don’t have the development skills in-house. Additionally, they were prompt in responding when I reached out to them.

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 Dev & Digital Strategy for Local Real Estate Brokerage

"WDG has a very unique approach when it comes to building a website, finding an audience, and creating a strategy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

WDG - Web Development Group assisted with strategy and brand positioning. After conducting research on the target audience, they developed tailored content for the website in order to generate leads.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Ahmed Nadim
Founder & CEO, Homesavey
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

WDG - Web Development Group’s efforts have led to an increase in leads, helping the business achieve its goals. The website has received positive internal feedback, and the team has been very responsive throughout the relationship. They are a proactive partner who always keeps the consumer in mind.

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 founder and CEO of Homesavey, a local real estate brokerage that helps buyers save money on closing costs when they purchase a home.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

We hired them to help with strategy, positioning, and consulting. I’ve been in real estate for some time now and one thing I’ve always had an issue with is building an audience or clientele through a website, so that’s what I brought WDG on for.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provided consulting when it came to the strategy and positioning. WDG did a lot of research on our audience, and then made content for a new website in line with the audience they found. Additionally, they made strategic recommendations.

What is the team composition?

I mainly work with Ab (Partnership Director), who serves as the main consultant. I’ve also worked with two senior digital consultants and a project manager.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

I was introduced to them by a trusted source who had worked with them before.

How much have you invested with them?

So far we’ve spent between $75,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our engagement began in January 2020, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’ve been getting a lot of leads through the website now, which I was hoping for. Before, I would create the websites on my own and didn’t know how to bring people to them. With WDG’s help, we’ve had a lot of people looking to purchase houses. Additionally, our internal team loves it.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They are very responsive. We have weekly status calls and the team checks in frequently. We communicate via Slack.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I like their approach. I’ve worked with other developers, designers, and marketers before, but WDG has a very unique approach when it comes to building a website, finding an audience, and creating a strategy. 

The team thinks out of the box. I’m more hands-on with real estate, so I was only seeing things from that point of view at first. The team sees everything from the consumer’s point of view and helped me do the same.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no suggestions.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Ask a lot of questions. The team is very proactive and gives a lot of information upfront. If you don’t understand anything, ask them because they’re more than willing to help.

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

User Experience Design for SaaS Security Startup

“It didn’t feel like an assembly line; they were creative and thought about what we needed.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
May 2017 - May 2018
Project summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group designed the UX/UI for a web-based SaaS security platform. Breaking the project into steps, they created an intuitive user journey that clearly presented information.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Former VP of Product, Security Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group designed a high-quality product that stands out in a competitive market. An integral part of the business, the well-designed UX/UI appeals to customers. The team communicated clearly and delivered on time. They’re attentive and thoughtful partners.

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 was the VP of product for a startup. Our product is SaaS delivered through a security platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

The product was designed for expert use. As we began thinking about providing our service to end-users and customers, we needed to figure out how to evolve the product visually and the information being presented. So, we had to figure out the user journey and how to best present all of the information.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It started with a mind sharing exercise. We sat down and tried to understand the problem we were trying to solve. Based on what we were trying to accomplish, they helped us create a UX/UI design for our web-based platform. They broke the project into smaller chunks so it was easier to manage.

What is the team composition?

We met with Daario and there were a few other team members who worked on our project.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

I heard of them through personal connections. They became the clear choice after I met with their CEO. The CEO was very involved in the business and they had a fantastic portfolio of customers. We knew they were the perfect fit for us.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $50,000–$200,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2017 and we wrapped up in May 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were an integral part of our business. The product sells itself, and the UX/UI is the differentiator of our product in a very crowded space. They service hundreds of customers now. I’ve recommended them to 4–5 people already.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

We were very clear on timelines, and we always knew what was going on. We had regular check-ins and in-person meetings in their offices. We hit all of our targets and timelines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I felt like we were their only customer. Their upfront design process was really solid. It didn’t feel like an assembly line; they were creative and thought about what we needed. At the end, they were able to deliver.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Honestly, nothing stands out.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their part. Give them a problem and let them come up with the solution.

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

Web Dev for Real Estate Development Firm

"WDG created a functioning, easy-to-use, beautiful website that accurately showcases us as an organization."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Aug. 2019 - May 2020
Project summary: 

After auditing two old websites, WDG - Web Development Group provided recommendations, created sitemaps, and built a new website from scratch. They also built a placeholder webpage on one of the old websites.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virginia
Adrianne Griffith
Director of Marketing & Communications, AEDP
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

A helpful partner, WDG - Web Development Group provided a visually-appealing, user-friendly final product. The website, which recently launched, was met with an extremely positive response, attracting over 300 visitors in the first week. They were a supportive partner who cared about their work.

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 director of marketing and communications at the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP). Our mission is to help expand the commercial real estate portfolio for the city of Alexandria.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

We had two websites and neither of them looked good. Our legacy website was at least 10 years old and it was built on a Drupal platform, which isn’t the most non-developer friendly platform. If you’re not a technical developer, it’s very difficult to manipulate. 

So, it was challenging for us to put content on it and update it. Because of that, it was extremely outdated. The look of it was old and the UI/UX wasn’t that great. It was also difficult to find information. 

In 2016, we hired a communications firm that did website development who built a second website on WordPress, since we didn’t have the funds to redo our other website. That website was easier to manipulate and looked better, but it didn’t have much content on it. 

We then decided to have another website because these issues were hindering our work. Neither of the websites was a good depiction of our organization. We went to WDG with a problem but with no solution because we didn’t know what we needed. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team audited both of our websites and came up with lots of recommendations and ultimately helped us to create a new website. WDG helped us to create the sitemaps and decided on the different functionalities. They then built the website from scratch. A lot of the content is the same as that on the old website. 

We had an emergency because of the Coronavirus pandemic, and we knew that we needed to create content on the old website. The team built out the webpage so that we could have that information until our new website launched, which wasn’t in their original scope of work.

Throughout this project, we were also going through a rebranding process with the communications firm we have on contract. WDG worked with that firm and with us to make sure that all of the new branding was implemented. 

What is the team composition?

At first, we had one project manager. As the process went on, we got to work with leads from different teams including UX designers and developers. From each of those teams, we had one lead person, but there were more teammates working on the project behind the scenes. 

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

We conducted an interview process. We settled on WDG because we were impressed with their pitch and the way they approached website design. This was important for us because we don’t have lots of resources. 

We appreciated the fact that they were going to solve our problem in a way that worked for our organization. It didn’t feel like a one-size-fits-all solution. They made us feel like we were going to be our own project and they were going to help us create elements that worked for our needs. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in August 2019 and we just launched the website in April 2020. The project is contract-based and the contract will end in May 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

As I said earlier, we recently launched the website, WDG created a functioning, easy-to-use, beautiful website that accurately showcases us as an organization. This is important because it also showcases the city of Alexandria, which is going to help us with our work. 

With our old website, we had a little less than 1,000 per month. Since we launched the new website, this week alone, we’ve had 364 users. We’re already seeing that this is a much more active website and the amount of time spent on the website is much longer. 

It’s a new, beautiful website so I know that visitors are going to spend more time on it because the visuals and layout are great. That said, I know that this website is going to have a lot more traffic and will give visitors a much better experience.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

Our project manager was the central point for everything. Working with one project manager or one team lead meant that we weren’t confused about who we needed to talk to. If I had a specific technical question, I knew who I needed to talk to. 

If I had a general question, our project manager was always there. She was available on weekends and after-hours. I can’t say enough about how incredibly helpful they were and how they went above and beyond. I learned a lot and I’m extremely pleased with the product that we ended up with and the way we got there.

WDG used a CMS called Confluence where they kept all of the information about our project. That’s the main way we tracked the project, shared content, and where the tickets system is for the website. We also communicated with the team via email and phone, and we had weekly meetings in-person or virtually. Additionally, we created a Slack channel. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The team was collaborative and flexible, and they also solved problems. We were involved in every part of the process and they listened to what we needed. When we didn’t know how to fix certain aspects, or when we wanted to change our project needs, they constantly and consistently solved those problems for us in ways that we never would’ve thought of by ourselves.

When something else affected the website in terms of timeline, look, or functionality, the team didn’t complain or quit; they just rolled with it. They figured it out and made it happen, which was great. They were an incredible extension of our staff. 

We’re not a big organization, so we lean on our partners. WDG was a true partner throughout this process. They cared as much as we did about coming up with a great website. They were as proud as we were that the website launched and as excited about it and what it’s going to do for us, which meant a lot.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Confluence wasn't the best tool. It’s a complex CMS and isn’t the easiest to navigate. Sometimes as a client, I missed certain elements because they were updated in Confluence but I didn’t know where they were or how to find them. We eventually figured it out, so it wasn’t too much of a big deal.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open. WDG can’t solve a problem they don’t know exists, and they can’t give you the best product if they don’t know the full picture so share as much as you can. Give them insight into as many resources as possible. 

If you give them everything they need and a clear goal, you’re going to be impressed with the creative solutions they come up with, the way they problem-solve, and the product they build.

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

Multiple Website Revamp for Membership Organization

“They’ve been able to manage the chaos behind the scenes to ensure that we achieve our goals.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

WDG – Web Development Group took over three websites for a membership and scholarship organization. They’ve ensured that the sites operate effectively and are properly integrated with salesforce.

The Reviewer
 
11- 50 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virginia
Kristen Law
Senior Director, Membership Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The Salesforce integration is more effective now. WDG – Web Development Group delivered quality work and has established stronger security for each platform. The team stands out for their technical ability and industry knowledge. They’ve managed the project well using a collaborative platform.

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 director of the education and alumni program. We’re a membership organization founded to dispel the mounting belief that the American dream was no longer attainable. Every year, we induct new members that embody the concept that through hard work, perseverance, and determination, you can go from humble beginnings to success. Since 1984, we’ve awarded scholarships to support education and it’s role in achieving the American dream.  

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with WDG - Web Development Group?

We had one person in charge of our IT, website, and hardware, but as we expanded, we thought we needed an organization to support us. We needed experts in our field to support all three of our websites.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They took over our existing sites, which is integrated with Salesforce, and it was an entire mess. We didn’t want to redesign, so they worked with what we have. They’ve ensured that the site is working the way we want, and is capable of pulling information from Salesforce.

Now, we’re looking into redesigning the site in the future.

What is the team composition?

I’ve had one point of contact, who is our program manager, and he makes sure that everything gets funneled appropriately. However, I’ve also worked directly with a few developers.

How did you come to work with WDG - Web Development Group?

We initially worked with another organization that was a jack of all trades, master of none. It clearly didn’t work for us, so we started looking at other agencies. We liked that WDG – Web Development Group is local. It was helpful so we can meet with them in person if needed. They also have such a high caliber profile of clients. On top of that, I really enjoyed working with everyone on their team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in November 2017 and we’re still working together.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When I’ve expressed what we need, they’ve been able to translate that so it works well together. One of the biggest impacts this project has had on our business is how much interaction our site has with Salesforce information.

On top of that, I don’t have to worry about who is updating our site, we have all the patches, and I never have to worry about security issues. I just see the updates that show they’ve dealt with everything already.

How did WDG - Web Development Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been able to manage the chaos behind the scenes to ensure that we achieve our goals. At this point, they’ve been pretty good. We use an online portal, so I just input my requests, and then they’re reviewed. Sometimes, if something is really urgent, I will send an email to my project. Manager as well to let them know that there is something for them to work on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’ve been able to translate what we need, and really build that connection to Salesforce. They’re capable and have great technical expertise, that stands out in comparison to the other vendors we’ve worked with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Early on in our partnership, they were setting up different teams and were trying to change how they interacted with clients, so their response wasn’t super-fast. But in the last year, they’ve changed for the better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about what you want. They’re willing to customize to whatever you need, and they’ll do it as long as you can tell them what you want clearly.  

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
DialogConcepts, Inc.
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Virginia
Id
05952130
Date of Formation
Apr 21, 2003
Source
State Corporation Commission
Last updated
Jan 17, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last updated
Oct 16, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
40
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
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Clutch
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