If you were wondering whether WebDevStudios has a new look, you have one keen eye! What better time to start fresh than at the beginning of the year? For many folks, the new year is a time for reflection, reassessment, and setting the bar that we each measure ourselves by just a little bit higher, and WDS is no exception.
We have been around for quite some time now; for those of you who aren’t familiar with our history, WDS started as a two man operation that is now a team of over thirty folks. The site you are familiar with has been our mainstay (with a few updates here and there) for the last five years; we’ve grown so much since then and we wanted to launch a new site that reflected not only who we’ve become, but who we plan to be.
In 2010, when our last major revamp took place, we had eight people on our staff, and we were still figuring out what our core focus was. We were navigating how to run a successful company and manage employees. We were building much smaller sites with little to no data migrations, and focusing primarily on blogs and small companies. Since then, so much has changed.
Now we build very large sites with massive content migrations, work with enterprise level clients, and have a strong focus on custom mobile applications that integrate with WordPress. During this time, we were lucky to have Lisa Sabin-Wilson become a partner at WDS and Dre Armeda join us as the VP of Operations. Our staff went from less than ten to thirty-four strong! We hired Project Managers and now have multiple teams to help run projects. We’ve also designated Developer and Design leads to manage their respective team members and ensure that everything is running smoothly.
We have learned so much over the last few years, and those lessons have helped us develop our goals for the next few years. We had outgrown what we were before. It was time for us to launch a site that accurately reflects the breadth of our development and design capabilities, our commitment to expanding and demonstrating our expertise, and most importantly, our dedication to our evolution. We are not trying to be the best at everything, but are determined to be the absolute best at what we do (WordPress!).
Although we have grown tremendously since we first began way back in 2002, the core of our approach has remained fundamentally the same. Over time, we’ve had to change–that’s inevitable–but the basis of our approach has not.
WebDevStudios is dedicated to creating spectacular user experiences, giving back to the community through education and skill-sharing, and approaching web development with a passionate, innovative perspective. Our primary goal has always been to build amazing websites, and that’s what we plan to keep doing.
We are here to stay, ready for the next phase, and we can’t wait for you to see what we come up with next.
Oh, and pssst…can you find the Easter egg on the new site? Our initials will help you take flight…