In the more than 30 years since the first website went live, businesses have increasingly come to rely on websites as a way to connect with their customers, attract new ones and sell their products directly to their customers. But websites don’t magically appear on the internet — someone has to actually build them. And that’s where website development companies come in.
Website Development Companies
- Bop Design
- Giant Machines
- Kin + Carta
- Ready Set Rocket
- Savas Labs
When it comes to the work website development companies do, they may specialize in front-end, back-end or full-stack development.
Front-end development is what users interact with, or the user interface. Essentially, website development companies try to build the front end of a website in a way that makes it look good, load fast and help users know exactly what to do when they first arrive. Then there’s back-end development, which encompasses all the critical components of a website like servers and databases that users don’t see when they land on a website, but are essential to the website functionality. And finally, there’s full-stack development, which is the creation of both the front-end and back-end infrastructure of a website.
20 Top Website Development Companies
8bitstudio is a website design and development agency based in Minnesota. Founded in 2005, the company has worked with the Minnesota Energy Center of Excellence and Welcome Amish Furniture. For Schell’s Brewery, 8bitstudio created a new e-commerce site for the company using Woo Commerce, an e-commerce plugin for WordPress, along with a site redesign to enhance user experience.
Bop Design builds websites for business-to-business companies in a variety of industries ranging from biotech and healthcare to engineering and financial services. Based in Southern California, this website development company also designs websites and offers branding and content marketing services like copywriting and email marketing.
Crafted is a website development company that works with clients in the manufacturing industry, like Freightliner Trucks and Dynacast International, a global diecasting company. In addition to website development, Crafted also offers brand strategy and marketing services, as well as demand and lead generation support.
Founded in 2003, Fruition works with more than 130 clients in industries like healthcare, e-commerce and retail, government and the nonprofit sector. The company has worked with the Ontario International Airport and Cropking, a gardening supply company, on website projects that involve development and redesign, as well as marketing, search engine optimization and e-commerce.
New York City-based Giant Machines develops websites and apps for the web and mobile devices, offering front-end, back-end and full stack development services. In 2020, Giant Machines worked with One Drop, a diabetes management platform, develop and redesign its website, helping the company launch and market a new subscription plan. The company also builds other tools like apps for companies such as Bloomberg, and digital products and platforms for companies in fintech, beauty, insurance and public utilities.
With a focus on website design and development, Groundwrk works with a variety of clients ranging from law firms to education companies like Stride Learning. The company, which is based in Denver, also helps established companies and startups with branding, custom content creation and website maintenance.
Ignite Visibility is a digital marketing agency that designs and develops websites and provides other services like search engine optimization, email marketing and conversion rate optimization. Based in San Diego, California, Ignite Visibility was founded in 2013 and currently has more than 170 clients.
Kin + Carta works with companies in financial services, retail, healthcare and other industries, providing website development services, as well as data-driven products rooted in artificial intelligence and the cloud. The company has worked with clients such as Dupont Capital Management, Corteva Agriscience, Lexus and Asics.
Logical Media Group designs and develops websites for companies working in construction, finance, education and other industries. The Chicago-based company also provides search engine and conversion rate optimization, WordPress theme development for content management, as well as website maintenance and training.
Mabbly is a digital marketing agency based in Chicago. The company’s work spans branding, design, marketing and website development for companies like Griffith Foods, Saferate, a mortgage lender, and the high-end office furniture manufacturer Okamura.
Marcel Digital has been building websites since 2003 and has worked with companies like Kellogg’s and Paylocity, a cloud-based payroll firm. The digital marketing agency also provides search engine optimization, paid media advertising services with Amazon, YouTube and social media, along with Google Analytics audits and migration.
Based in San Francisco, Motava is a digital marketing and IT management firm that builds websites for a variety of e-commerce clients and other businesses like European Rolling Shutters. Motava also provides branding and logo design services, as well as copywriting and search engine optimization.
The Chicago-based website design and development agency Orbit Media Studios builds websites using WordPress and Drupal content management systems and can work with other systems including Shopify, Hubspot and Joomla. Founded in 2001, Orbit has worked on projects for the Lincoln Park Zoo, Federalist Wines and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Postlight is a digital strategy, design and engineering firm that’s worked with high-profile clients like Goldman Sachs, National Audubon Society and New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Last year, Postlight helped launch Puck, a news site that reports on tech, entertainment and the financial services industry, developing the company’s publishing platform as well as payment processing infrastructure for subscriptions.
Seattle-based Rainfall is a digital agency specializing in branding, building websites, UX and app development. The company has developed websites for companies like Equis Research, an organization working to engage voters in the Latinx community and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. For the Academy Museum, Rainfall also developed a mobile app to complement visitor tours of the museum, which is home to exhibitions related to the Oscars and other Hollywood events and films.
Ready Set Rocket is a digital strategy, creative and media agency in New York City. The agency has worked with Carnegie Hall, the American Museum of Natural History and Athletes Unlimited, a professional sports league, on website development and redesigns. Ready Set Rocket also creates ad campaigns and custom content for websites and social media and provides media planning and management services.
Rise Interactive is a digital marketing agency that has developed and designed websites for clients like Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the American Lung Association. The agency also provides search engine optimization, content marketing and analytics support.
A full-service digital agency, Savas Labs provides strategy, consulting, user experience and design services. The company also develops apps. Savas Labs has worked with the Duke Global Health Institute, the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies on website development and design projects. The agency also developed an e-commerce site for Hunter Boots using Drupal, an open-source content management system.
Trellis is a full-service digital agency that works with e-commerce clients, providing marketing, strategy and web design and development services. Its clients work in a variety of industries ranging from apparel and fashion to home and hardware. The agency works with, and is able to integrate, e-commerce platforms like Magento, Shopify, BigCommerce and more into the websites they develop. Trellis has worked with companies like smart lock manufacturer August Home, Foster Grant, an eyewear company, and Norwalk Furniture.
Upqode designs and develops websites for companies like Moovit, a mobility-as-a-service platform, and software-as-a-service companies Moffett AI and Flow Labs. The digital agency provides front-end and back-end website development and uses WordPress as a content management system. Upqode also develops apps and web portals for clients.