Strategy, Design, Drupal & WordPress

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

Reviews

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WordPress Redesign for Commercial Science Publisher

"WDG provided a personal touch."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
Project summary: 

WDG improved a website that was the product of an unsatisfactory redesign. The team of one designer and two developers rebuilt the website in Wordpress to improve functionality and design.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Greenville, South Carolina
Director of Business Operations, SpaceNews
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In just one year, page views, users, sessions, and session duration increased dramatically and the bounce-rate reduced to 4%. WDG remained diligent and engaged throughout a lengthy design process. The team successfully migrated 30 years worth of data into an easily searchable platform.

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

BACKGROUND

Please describe your organization.

Space News is a leader within the commercial space and satellite industry. We are a media outlet with a bi-weekly magazine that has been in print for 30 years. We also have a robust online follower base, in part due to our recently redesigned website.

What is your position?

I am the director of business operations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with WDG?

We did a website redesign in 2012. We were not pleased with the final product and spent six months interviewing potential candidates for the next attempt.

SOLUTION

Please describe the scope of their involvement.

WDG redesigned our website using Wordpress. The platform was chosen in conjunction with them. Our previous site had been based on Drupal, and we became aware of some limitations within that platform. We leaned towards Wordpress even before coming to work with WDG.

Their team included one designer and two developers. We interacted directly with one of the developers and with our project manager.

From an aesthetic point of view, our previous website looked like the design work of a programmer. It wasn't aesthetically-driven, and this was an important factor for us. We work in a technical industry, but people consume media in the same way, regardless of their technical background. We wanted an aesthetically-pleasing site, but were also concerned with functionality on our end. Drupal was not as easy to use as we would have liked, and not very flexible. We enter 10-12 new posts every single day. Using a Drupal site required having an extra staff member simply for publishing content. With Wordpress, our reporters are able to post their own content, in real-time.

How did you come to work with WDG?

We researched their company online. WDG was located ten blocks from our office, which was a happy coincidence.

What is the status of this engagement?

The website was launched in December of 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any statistics or metrics from this engagement?

From 2014 to 2015, we saw page views increase by 48%, a user increase of 32%, a total sessions increase of 47% and an average session duration increase of 12%. We also had a bounce-rate reduction of 4%.

How did WDG perform from a project management standpoint?

Budget and timing wasn’t that much of a concern for us based on our contractual arrangement. As a customer, we were the ones that drew items beyond deadlines. A big reason for this was the fact that we'd previously had a site redesign that didn't work. Getting it right this time was more important than doing it within a deadline. As far as individual deliverables went, when we passed the baton to WDG, there was never a delay within their timeline.

The design process was lengthy. Once we selected them, the work extended over five months. This was partly due to the fact that we had 30 years of historical data which we had to migrate to the new platform and integrate within the new taxonomy, in order to make our content searchable through keywords and tags. This became a manual process for a lot of our older data. We literally had to sit in a room with WDG, doing searches through the raw XML data and figuring out where particular keywords could fit in. They were reliable overall from a timeline point of view.

We used Basecamp for project collaboration. The tool was recommended by them.

What distinguishes WDG from other providers?

Their proximity was convenient for us. If we called them in order to discuss our work, we could meet at a local coffee shop and sit down together. We had a nice, casual approach that gave us good results with which we're pleased. WDG provided a personal touch.

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