Web design, development, & optimization

Award-winning web design and development company located in Chicago

Get a website that is easy-to-update, drives conversions, and captures your story. It’s time to love your website again.

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“Such great service, we couldn't be happier with our new site.”

Charlie Driscoll from Northwoods Revolution
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“This was truly one of the best projects I’ve ever worked on.”

Christina Bello from Ronald McDonald House Charities
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“The Orbit process ran like a well-oiled machine.”

Jaclyn Sorci from Redpoint Positioning
RECENT WEB DESIGN PROJECTS

1000+ websites and counting

We have worked with companies in your industry and have 20 years of expertise in web design and development.

  • Research & competitive analysis
  • UX & content strategy
  • Website content writing & migration
  • SEO & analytics
  • Design & visual storytelling
  • Website development & hosting
  • Conversion optimization

Our experience and focus give us a perspective generalist agencies can’t offer.

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Meet your project team, the Orbiteers

A team of in-house web design experts based in Chicago. Nothing is outsourced.

Our focus is on one service: website design and development. We have one purpose; build beautiful high-performing websites that generate leads.

Digital Strategists

Align business and visitor goals with content, features, and measurable outcomes.

Project Managers

Monitor project timelines and provides a dedicated communication resource.

Web Designers

Collaborate with you to create a smooth experience and a visual extension of your brand.

Content Specialists

Identify your goals, investigate assets, and write content that tells your story.

Web Developers

Build and integrate the features that ensure functionality and easy, efficient future updates.

“Website traffic tripled!”

“We more than tripled site traffic after our website redesign and we’ve been partnering with those web nerds ever since. Shopping cart abandonment is down, sales are up. HOT DOG!”

Carrie Bodman

Director of Marketing

Vienna Beef

Friction kills leads

Optimize your website for higher conversions.

Drive demand and increase leads with a website aligned to visitor psychology. If things are hard to find or your site is hard to navigate, users leave. Help users find what they want and what you want them to see. A conversion-oriented approach includes:

  • Strategic sitemap & navigation
  • Wireframe layouts with calls to action
  • User experience (UX) analysis
  • Conversion-oriented copy

When your website makes it easy for people to meet their goals (information), it’s far more likely that you’ll meet your goals (demand).

A data-driven web design and development company

A better website starts with research.

Curiosity is our starting point. We then launch into a thorough qualitative and quantitative investigation.

Our websites are built to rank. We perform keyword research, review analytics, use heat maps and eye-tracking technology. We identify current keyword rankings and capture new SEO opportunities for your brand.

At the same time, we interview you, the stakeholders and your audience. We perform competitive research. We listen and inquire, asking questions to understand your story.

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Analytics

Find performing pages, migrate, and preserve.

Keyword research

Edit, refine, and optimize for SEO and new opportunities.

Interview & investigate

Identify user needs, messaging, and brand story.

“A digital web design agency that is 100% website focused”

“The fact that Orbit specializes in website design and development was a huge advantage in our experience. We’ve previously worked with agencies who said they could do 100 things and website design was just one of them. And it showed!”

Lindsey Powell

Director of Marketing

Society of Gynecologic Oncology

Update your messaging with powerful storytelling

Is your messaging out of date? Your website is an extension of your brand. It should reflect how you see yourself today.

Website design and content go hand-in-hand to tell your story. With insights gathered during our discovery, we craft content that captures your message, voice, and tone. Then we work with you to build a beautiful website, a digital version of your brand.

  • Develop brand conversion guides with messaging
  • Ideate brand messaging and content strategy
  • Gather and create assets, logos, iconography and brand standards
  • Collaborate with you to design a site you love

By joining vision to story, websites appeal to your visitors and compel them to take action.

Edit any page in seconds

Website updates should be super simple.

Your new website will be developed specifically for your content and preferred processes. It will be easy for you on the backend and easy for your visitors on the frontend.

  • Handle formatting, placement, permissions, and workflow
  • Manage assets and automatically optimize images
  • Transfer in content from other sources

“We will build your site so you can drive it yourself.” That line is from our website in 2001. That’s how long we’ve been building easily managed websites.

Website design is a thousand tiny decisions

That’s why launching a website is just the beginning.

Each decision has a specific impact. Each impact has a measurable result. Each result can be improved.

  • Gather accurate data through careful set-up of filters, goals, and funnels.
  • Manage tracking codes from anywhere using Google Tag Manager
  • Analyze regularly-delivered reports and dashboards
  • Respond to post-launch data to improve results
  • Enhance and optimize to continue success

Digital marketing is based on data. We turn data into insights and insights into high-performing websites, designed to tell your story and create measurable results for your business.

What if I’m not 100% sure what I want?

That’s understandable. Priorities shift during the process.

What you need from your web design company changes throughout the process and over time. We know this from our direct experience with over 1000 projects and clients.

While your goals are ever-present, your focus will shift as the web design process helps you redefine objectives. That’s to be expected. We adapt.

  • Visual design, beauty, and brand
  • Easy management, functionality, results, and ROI
  • Care, service, collaboration, and responsiveness

The journey might change, but the end result is always a website you love.

“Best decision in 25 years of business”

Without question, choosing Orbit to design and develop our website was the best business decision I’ve made in 25 years of being in business.

Jim Stein

Founder

The Road Less Traveled

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Have an RFP or just kicking the tires? We’re here.

At the end of the day, we want to make the internet a better place with websites that inform and convert. It’s our mission. We want you to love your website again.

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