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Our award-winning web design agency in Geneva & Zurich develops WordPress, Drupal, and custom websites.

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Wordpress development

WordPress development

Our web agency is an expert in creating beautifully crafted webites using WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world.
Drupal development

Drupal development

Our web design agency recommends using Drupal for more complex websites. Drupal is especially well suited for non-profit clients.
"Custom and Web App development with PHP, NodeJS, VueJS and React"

Custom and Web App development

with PHP, NodeJS, VueJS and React
If your needs go beyond a standard CMS, or if you need a web app, then we will recommend you the best custom technology to reach your goals

We combine the flexibility of a small app development agency with the expertise of a big one.

Website design and development case studies

Reference

Hottinger AG

Hottinger AG

The evolution of an upmarket brand

Etivaz

Etivaz

L’Etivaz AOP, the Leading Alpine Cheese

STRADE

STRADE

The aircraft componenent you need ready to ship

Bucher + Suter

Bucher + Suter

The supreme level of variability

FDI

FDI

A questionnaire that classifies patient’s periodontal disease profile

Lafleur Wines

Lafleur Wines

An e-commerce website selling premium wines

Baudenbacher Kvernberg, Lawyers & Advisors

Baudenbacher Kvernberg, Lawyers & Advisors

On the waves of change with a prestigious law firm

Web Design in Geneva & Zurich - Our Website Design Agency

Web Design in Geneva & Zurich – Our Website Design Agency

We at Swiss Tomato believe in results. Our diverse and multitalented team of web designers, web and app developers and UX experts are creating award-winning websites that outperform the market.

We make sure you get an easy-to-use content management system, search engine optimised website where your users will meet clear calls to action and landing pages focused on their needs.

When it comes to web design in Geneva or Zurich, we combine the best of two worlds, experienced account managers based in Switzerland combined with senior web developers and web designers in Budapest, Hungary

Web Design & Web Development – Our key services

Web Design & Web Development - Our key services

We also offer App development services.

Awards

Proudly recognised as an award-winning web design agency in Switzerland since 2014.

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  • Functionality silver
  • user engagement bronze
  • innovation bronze
  • enterprise bronze
  • AR/VR Top 5
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  • mobile winner
  • 2× innovation top 4
  • 3× mobile top 4
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developer of an
apple featured app
(top 0.2%)

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and above all
– loved by clients

Happy* Clients

Are you a small business or start-up? Bigger company? Non-profit? International Organisation? No matter your size, we’ve got you covered.

United Nations
World Trade Organization
UNIDIR
BCC
Switzerland
CHUV
Rivella
Groupe Mutuel
eBusiness Institute
HP
Mazda
JET AVIATION
1875 FINANCE
jobup.ch
Nestlé
Novartis
Bayer
ITU
P&G
Porsche

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Which web technology to use
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Which web technology to use

WordPress development

WordPress is the most widely used CMS in the world and there are many reasons for its popularity. Our WordPress developers are able to create websites with modern and intuitive designs, lighting-fast loading times, SEO optimised content, and with easy-to-use CMS systems.

It’s also possible to develop advanced e-commerce sites in WordPress using the Woocommerce plugin.

WordPress is well suited for small and medium businesses, as well as non-profit organisations as it’s excellently suited for a website of medium complexity (up to 5 languages and 100 pages).

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Drupal development

Drupal is a very robust CMS that is widely used by non-profit organisations and bigger businesses. It allows for the handling of several languages and countless subpages, as well as providing excellent performance and first-class security.

Being an open-source technology, its modules are always up to date and well supported. However, Drupal developers are generally more expensive, leading to a 20-30% increase in cost for the development of a Drupal based website.
Being an open-source technology, its modules are always up-to-date and well supported. However Drupal developers are more expensive, so in general the development of a Drupal website would cost 20-30% more.

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Custom or web app development

For certain complex web projects – or for developing a web app – a custom development strategy might be needed. Our web design agency achieves custom development with PHP, Javascripts, VueJS, React, and NodeJS.

The advantage is that everything can be tailor made to fit your needs. The downside however is that custom web solutions are more difficult to transfer from one web developer to another, making long-term website maintenance more challenging.

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Advantages of different web development technologies
  • Easiest content management system
  • Open source technology with very stable third-party plugins
  • Simple admin interface
  • Easy to implement additional development work down the line
  • Best solution for straightforward websites
  • Cost effective and fast development
  • More customisable content management
  • Suited to complex, multi-country, multi-language websites (5+ languages)
  • Faster admin interface
  • Ideal for large website with complex functionality
  • Open source
  • 20-30% more expensive development than WordPress
Custom or web app development
  • Your imagination is the limit; unlimited customisation
  • Good solution for web apps with app-like navigation
  • Fast website with excellent performance
  • Ideal for very special instances where a typical CMS has too many limitations
  • Handover between developers can be difficult
  • Costs and timings could be higher
Process, Timing and Price of Web Development
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Process, Timing and Price of Web Development

If you’re working with a high quality web agency, the creation of a website will take between 3 and 5 months, depending on its complexity.

Developing a high quality but simple website can take between 150-200 hours, whilst a more advanced website can easily involve upwards of 300-600 hours of development time. Ultimately the number of hours it takes to develop the website will define the final price.

Website development consists of 4 major steps:

1.
Specification
2-3 weeks

Let us know the functions needed at your website.

2.
Web Design
3-5 weeks

We develop a design and propose wireframes.

3.
Website development
4-12 weeks

Choose your favourite design, approve it, and our web agency starts developing.

4.
Testing and Bug Fixing
2 weeks

No stone is left unturned!

Total timing: 11-22 weeks

Why is website design important?
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Why is website design important?

Companies used to treat websites as on online brochure for their business – that line of thinking has since become outdated and can even damage your business these days. At Swiss Tomato, we think of your website as a flagship of your brand identity – one of the primary ways in which your customers interact with your brand. Here’s how our web design plays into that:

It’s often the first point of contact that customers have with your company
By the time a potential customer contacts your company to discuss a product or service, they’re more than halfway through their decision process.
And most of that decision process happens through online research. A well-designed and easy-to-read website is the bare minimum some consumers will look for when researching purchase options online.
In contrast, a website with an outdated visual design and a lack of responsive design will often make potential buyers completely ignore your online presence. According to research from Adobe, 38% of people who find a website’s layout unattractive stop engaging with it.

It’s often the first point of contact that customers have with your company

By the time a potential customer contacts your company to discuss a product or service, they’re more than halfway through their decision process.

And most of that decision process happens through online research. A well-designed and easy-to-read website is the bare minimum some consumers will look for when researching purchase options online.

In contrast, a website with an outdated visual design and a lack of responsive design will often make potential buyers completely ignore your online presence. According to research from Adobe, 38% of people who find a website’s layout unattractive stop engaging with it.

A good website will increase your conversion rates
A customer’s entire purchase journey could begin and end on your website if its design sufficiently support that. This means creating content and optimising the design for every step of your sales funnel.
Our experienced team of web designers will tailor calls-to-action, opt-in forms, and other design elements to fit your customer’s expectations every step of the way.
Alternatively, a website with poor design choices might not have a clear path for a consumer to follow. Without an obvious answer to the question of what to do next, consumers lose interest in short order. A shocking 70% of small business websites don’t implement calls-to-action on their homepage and throughout their website. What a missed opportunity…

A good website will increase your conversion rates

A customer’s entire purchase journey could begin and end on your website if its design sufficiently support that. This means creating content and optimising the design for every step of your sales funnel.

Our experienced team of web designers will tailor calls-to-action, opt-in forms, and other design elements to fit your customer’s expectations every step of the way.

Alternatively, a website with poor design choices might not have a clear path for a consumer to follow. Without an obvious answer to the question of what to do next, consumers lose interest in short order. A shocking 70% of small business websites don’t implement calls-to-action on their homepage and throughout their website. What a missed opportunity…

Your web presence reflects your brand
One of the most important online marketing tools in your playbook is your website. As such, the content of your website is a key channel in communicating your brand identity to audiences.
Advertising and outreach that leads back to landing pages within your site can continuously reinforce your brand to consumers.
Failure to line up your website with your brand image creates confusion. Faced with a disconnect between your brand image and your web presence, audiences tend to lose confidence in your business.

Your web presence reflects your brand

One of the most important online marketing tools in your playbook is your website. As such, the content of your website is a key channel in communicating your brand identity to audiences.

Advertising and outreach that leads back to landing pages within your site can continuously reinforce your brand to consumers.

Failure to line up your website with your brand image creates confusion. Faced with a disconnect between your brand image and your web presence, audiences tend to lose confidence in your business.

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What are the benefits of good web design?
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What are the benefits of good web design?

We’ve established why web design plays such a major role in your business. At our web agency, we focus on what tangible benefits it can provide for your company.

While the principal benefit is improved revenue, a good website helps you get there in several crucial ways.

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It Improves Your Search Engine Ranking

How easy you are to find online is directly related to how well your website ranks on search engine result pages. And design elements, such as website structure and navigation, visual hierarchy, and page layout, all impact your ranking.

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It Allows Quick Access to Your Site Across Devices

When customers, both new and established, need results, an underperforming website will make a huge difference in their choice of provider. Moreover, audiences increasingly expect websites to follow them in terms of what device they’re using, so responsive user experience is paramount.

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Prepares You for Future Updates

Website updates and eventual migrations are all but guaranteed. How well your website is designed and the content management system you use will make a substantial difference in how difficult those updates will be.

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Improves Sales

Your website can be a sales generation engine far superior to any single person. But one of the key factors of its impact on sales is how well it’s designed.

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It’s Necessary to Keep Up with the Competition

Any business in today’s online-driven market that hasn’t realized the potential of web development to improve their performance soon will. Your company is in a position to either invest in high-quality web design or risk falling behind irreparably.

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It Saves Money in the Long Term

In addition to making future upgrades and updates faster, it also makes them cheaper. Professionally-designed websites are made to scale as needed and you won’t have to invest much in future additions to your online presence.

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Improves Dwell Time

The longer your potential customers remain on your page, the better it is for search engine ranking and the more likely they are to buy. And how long they choose to stay (dwell time) is directly linked to how well your website is designed to keep them interested.

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The principles of good website design
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The principles of good website design

Effective websites have a few shared elements that are indispensable to make them work. Without these, it’s difficult to gain the benefits described above from your website.

Many companies make the mistake of being close-fisted about investing in a website, even trying to get by without spending anything. But they soon find that a free website often ends up being the most expensive choice they ever make. Here are just some of the key elements we take into account when designing a website:

A Website Needs a Purpose

Every good website needs to have a goal it’s trying to achieve. Going one step further, every page within your site should have a clear goal that’s apparent at first glance. It’s worth repeating that your website should be more than just a brochure for your services and the right web designer will understand that.

Responsive Design Is a Must

At Swiss Tomato we understand that contemporary websites exist in a multi-screen world. Optimising a website across all devices is practically non-negotiable for everything from good SEO to a streamlined user experience.

Content Optimised for Search

It’s all well and good to have a gorgeous website but that won’t help your business if no one can find it. For better or worse, most consumers trust the top sites in their search engine results. If you’re not there, you’re missing out on sales.
Yes, you need engaging content for your site, but that content serves a purpose that goes beyond simply engaging your readers. A web design agency that understands your business will understand how your needs fit into the competitive landscape and how to leverage content-driven SEO to meet those needs.

Good Visual and Navigational Hierarchy

The elements displayed on your website communicate a lot to your audience. They draw their attention to important things and downplay components that are necessary but distracting to the sales process. In the same way, your site’s navigational map can either facilitate your buyer’s journey or hinder it, and an experienced web design agency will leverage that resource.

It Works on an Emotional Level

With a website tailored to your buyer’s persona, you’ll be able to transform your communication from purely analytical to one on an emotional level, further encouraging them through the sales process. Strategically employing elements like dynamic video backgrounds and emotionally charged imagery is a critical tool to accomplish this.

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Let’s work on your future web presence together!

Web design is an ever-changing process but the more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s important to know how to separate passing fads from basic design principles. Our proven web development and design agency in Geneva and Zurich understands how to implement all the elements to achieve tangible results for you.

Whether you’ve already created a website or you’re still operating without one, it’s never too late to apply quality design to achieve your goals. With the right partner, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish with even a modest investment in your web presence.

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