Web Design and Front-End Development

What makes a site engaging and usable? A Strong design process based on a user-centric design approach that follows web best practices. Web and mobile site design should be usable and obvious, and self-explanatory. For federal agencies, we follow standards such as Section 508, US Digital Design, and FISMA.


Critical success factors include: Proper planning and thorough research with your target audience.

  • Focus GroupFocus Group
  • Online SurveysOnline Surveys
  • Client InterviewClient Interview
  • Analytics ReviewsAnalytics Reviews
  • Content AuditContent Audit

User Experience / User Interfaces

Navigation should be intuitive with visual clues that can help users get from point A to point B quickly.

  • Site MapsSite Maps
  • WireframesWireframes
  • Creative BriefsCreative Briefs
User Experience / User Interfaces Design


Writing strong content keeps users engaged and interested in your website.

  • Brand MessagingBrand Messaging
  • Content StrategyContent Strategy
  • Content MarketingContent Marketing
  • Copy WritingCopy Writing


A strong visual design should have elements of proximity, balance, alignment and repetition, contrast & whitespace.

  • Website DesignWebsite Design
  • Responsive & MobileResponsive & Mobile
  • User Interface DesignUser Interface Design
  • InfographicsInfographics
  • Logos & IllustrationLogos & Illustration
  • Style Guides

Front End Development

Moving from the visual design compositions to properly coded themes, requires skill and experience.

  • CSS/SASS/CompassCSS/SASS/Compass
  • AjaxAjax
  • JSON FormatsJSON Formats
  • JQueryJQuery
  • Angular / BackboneAngular / Backbone
  • PhotoshopPhotoshop
  • IllustratorIllustrator
  • In-DesignIn-Design


Examples of our work in Web Design and Front-End Development

USDA.gov Redesign and Migration to Drupal 8
Working with USDA, WebFirst created a framework for an Enterprise-wide platform that will allow USDA websites to be shared and grow together by enabling content to be managed in a way that breaks down internal silos and optimizes collaboration.

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