We believe it’s important to love what you do and to surround yourself with people who are equally passionate. We love designing and developing websites. But design doesn't just mean making a website look pretty; there are actually several pieces that come in to play for each project. That's where Zocalo excels. We can help you with requirements analysis, positional and usability design as well as the functionality.
Design & Branding
Of course your site has to look amazing and work well, but it also has to accomplish your goals. We are designer experts that can help you craft the look & feel of logos, branding and your website. With a clear sign off at each point, our clients are completely in control at all stages of the process.
Take control of your website's content. Most of our websites are built upon a Content Management System, which could be either something easy and familiar like WordPress, something more complex like Expression Engine or Joomla! or even a custom-built system in Ruby on Rails, CakePHP or CodeIgniter. We're not scared of others though, so if you have a specific requirement, let us know.
Apps & Mobile Web
Websites should look as good on a smartphone as they do on a computer. Whether you’re on an iPhone or an Android, your website has to be effective, impactful and useable. Thankfully, we're really good at making websites perform well on iOS and Android devices.
There are two sides to what we do: "Front" and "Back" end. While we usually take on projects involving both, we're just as happy doing one or the other. All of our front ends are done in perfectly compliant and attractive CSS3 and HTML5, with the interactive elements brought to life with JQuery, and when programming websites, we use languages such as PHP, Ruby on Rails and MySQL.
For many, the internet is all about business. By bringing together old-school merchandising techniques with web technologies, we've been able to help monetize many of our clients websites. Whether it's to sell more tee shirts, one-click purchasing of lip balm, or advertising sales, we've used the best analytics tools to help understand how your customers can spend more with you.
Analytics and SEO
Let us set up a way for you to track all the behaviors and paths your users take. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is on the top of most Marketing Managers' lists. Without a high search ranking, some feel that the web is a waste of time. While this is partially true, there's also no hard and fast rule to better placing. All of our websites come with Google & PiWik Analytics as standard.
Workshops & Training
Finding yourself a bit behind the times? Luckily, we are ahead of the curve. We create and lead tech seminars, design workshops and write trainings for companies and higher-ed institutions. From social networking to art and design, we can help write, plan and even conduct training and info sessions for your companies professional development.
Social & E-Marketing
Social media is about talking and listening, not selling and marketing. The web today is a more social place to be. If it's through established social networks like Twitter or Facebook, collaborative tools like Basecamp, or bookmarking sites like Stumbleupon or Delicious, brands are becoming more interested in what their customers think of them and how better to communicate. We can help you interact with your customers better online.
Below are some of our favorite projects from over the years. This isn't a comprehensive list but a sample of some of our work. We can't wait to add your project to the list!
We've also done work with:
Businesses / EventsCakeology
Commonwealth Promotion, Inc
Cambridge Apartments Online
Tocci Building Companies
Education / Non-ProfitsUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
Newton Public Schools
Understanding Our Differences, Inc.
Government / MediaBoston Magazine
The Boston Globe
Washington State Conservation Commission
Office of Farmland Preservation
Meet Zocalo; a nimble team that draws from a rich and diverse background, sharing our love and skill with technology with our clients. We understand how hard it is to stay ahead in the global marketplace. In fact, our company name means 'marketplace'. We believe technology and information are assets and we’re here to help you make the most of it.
We are dedicated to helping our clients choose affordable and scalable internet and technology solutions for their businesses and organizations. We pride ourselves on our unique combination of skills and services. Whether you’re a start up, a small or medium sized business, a not-for profit, or an educational institution we have the tools and skills to help you navigate the rapidly changing world of interconnected technology. All without breaking the bank or your budget.
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