About.

INSPIRED BY DIFFERENCE.

With nearly80%of all web traffic coming from mobile devices having a responsive website isn’t just an extra perk”. Nearly 70% of mobile device users said that they’d leave a website if they found it too difficult to navigate. If your website isn’t designed for mobile device users, you can bet your competitors will be!

The Purple Tie is Alabama’s leader in mobileresponsive web design. We started out as a marketing company in Decatur, Alabama, designing beautifully made printed marketing materials. However, as ourbusiness grew so did the needs of our clients. With both company founders having come from technological background, web design was a great direction for the company and a great fit for our clients!The founder of the company, Robert Martin, has had over 20 years of experience when it came to technology.  Blake, the company’s co-founder, has had a formal education in 3D animation, as well as a strong sense of visual design. What sets us apart from the competition is that we not only create beautiful graphics and strong web design,but we at the Purple Tie also understand the background and current direction of the technology that is used to make the website work for its owner! Combine that with American based support, easy to understand pricing and  a strong understanding of multiple media formats, and it’s easy to see how we help our clients stand out! Whether you’re marketing your business to your local community or you want to build a national campaign, we are here to help!

Work

Work.

RECENT PROJECTS.

Services

Services.

STAND OUT.

01. GRAPHIC DESIGN.

From logos and business cards to postcards or billboards, our award winning graphic design team has you covered! Our work can be found almost anywhere frommom and pop shops to localand federal government projects.

02. WEB DESIGN.

Our talented team of artists, graphic designers and project coordinators will not only build your website on time but will also keep your site on budget.  We understand that your website is a long-terminvestment for the future of your businessand should serve as the foundation for the growth of your future business!

03. MARKETING.

Don’t know where to start your marketing campaign? Are you looking for a little guidance when it comes to the identity of your new business? We have the team for you! With our combined business experience and creative vision, we can fulfill not only the design needs of your business but we can also offer innovative ideas and creative solutions to promote your business and create brand recognition that it deserves, even if you are just starting out! 

We even offer “hands-off” autopilot strategies for marketing tactics if you think the consultation process is too much to mess with!

04. ON PAGE SEO.

So, what is on page SEO, and why should you care? Imagine owning a Ferrari. It’s a beautiful driving machine … but you can’t tell anyone about it, you can only drive it after midnight on the 2ndSunday of the month and only to the end of the driveway and back.Sounds pretty boring, and you’re probably not going to waste your money. Your website without on page SEO is exactly like that Ferrari. On page SEO tells the search engines all about your new website and in turn shows the world where to find you on the web!

Skill

Skills.

RESULTS DRIVEN DESIGN.

We have a strong hands on team of marketing consultants, content creators, web designers, graphic artists, and SEO experts that are eager to help guide you through every step of your project. From stunning websites and unique marketing materials, to breathtaking logos, and well thought out advertising strategies, our team can create the exciting new look your business deserves! 
PHOTOSHOP 85%
ILLUSTRATOR 90%
INDESIGN 65%
HTML 81%
CSS 72%
LOGO DESIGN 90%
BRANDING 84%
SEO 95%

THE USER MUST COME FIRST.

A website can be beautiful, elegant and the essence of sleek design. If the user experience is bad you can actually drive traffic straight into the arms of your competition! Some studies say it happens at a rate of 70% and most of them won’t be back. Don’t let your site give bad customer service.

Clients

Clients.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

At The Purple tie we take ourclient’s goals seriously! Not everyone needs every bell and whistle available. Some clients just need a clean, functional website where their customers can find information about the business. Other clients are looking for a website that will drive traffic through the doors of their brick and mortar store. Unlike other design companies that push the client in a way that optimizes their own bottom line we enjoy working with our clients to achieve the goals they set. Below are some of the heartwarming comments we’ve received from our clients.

“Worked with our crazy schedule & great Do-Able Ideas”

JUDY D. – GUNTERSVILLE, AL

“I like it a lot, it’s just what I was looking for!”

BOBBY J. – DECATUR, AL

“Gave me awesome advice that got me thinking in a whole new, exciting direction…”

KRISTEN T. – HUNTSVILLE, AL

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

We are always happy to answer questions or offer advice.

The Purple Tie

Address
255 Grant St SE
Suite 302
Decatur, AL 35601

Mailing Address
PO Box 2445
Decatur, AL 35602

Frequently Asked Questions.

Copyright

Q. Why can’t I just copy a logo that I really like?

A. Much like copying a book is illegal and just plain wrong, copying someone’s logo, website or other creative property will get you in serious trouble. Fines and penalties can be several thousand dollars, and we’re just not willing to risk that. Not everyone sees copying as a form of flattery so we cannot reproduce another artists work.

Local search and SEO

Q. What is local search and how does it differ from SEO?

A. Local search is your business’s local listing with search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo (no one uses yahoo), but never the less, this is the list that is most times accompanied by a map to your location. This differs from “global SEO” which is explained in the next question.

Q. What is SEO?

A. SEO stands for search engine optimization. This is done by making sure your page is built with adequate keywords and other information that helps search engines understand your site and what it’s all about.

Q. Will SEO put me on the first page of Google?

A. What a slippery slop this can be. The simple answer is kind of. The more descriptive your site is the better search engines understand it. This, along with many other things, go into a rating system which the search engines use to determine how “worthy” your site is to rank above others. Just like building your personal reputation doesn’t happen overnight neither will your site reputation. So in short it takes time, and just like your mother always told you, good things come to those who earn it!

Edits

Q. What are edits and how many do I get?

A. Edits consists of anything other than errors and omissions made during the design process. The amount of ongoing changes and edits will be dependent on the support and hosting plan you chose. Reference your service agreement for exact details.

Q. I have photos and graphics I need touched up or edited before placing them on the site. Is that included?

A. Edits include both graphics and/or text.

Q. Is creating new content considered an edit?

A. In short… It can be. However, you will most likely save money if we treat it as a new project.

Hosting

Q. What is hosting, and why do I need it?

A. Your new website will need a place to stay once it’s built. Think of it as an apartment. It will have its own address on the web so others can find it.

Q. Why does the cost of hosting vary so much and why are you higher than some people and lower than others?

A. Going back to the apartment analogy, hosting prices vary depending on where your site lives. Some apartments are more expensive because they offer more amenities. In the hosting world, these amenities come in the form of space, bandwidth, email allocation and more

Q. Can’t I buy my own hosting?

A. Yes you can! However, depending on the hosting provider, we may not have adequate access to maintenance and update your site.

Email

Q. How many email addresses do I get with my account?

A. If you choose not to host with us, your hosting provider will more than likely have an email plan available to you as part of your monthly payment. If you host through us, you may purchase  email as an add-on to your support and hosting agreement. We do not include email as part of the design of your website.

General

Q. You guys are designing me a website. How long until it’s ready?

A. Completion varies from project to project. We like to have the site ready to “go live” 30 days from the time we sign the service agreement.

Q. What would keep a site from being ready in 30 days?

A. People get busy and sometimes a project gets put on hold for some unforeseen reason. Assuming you have all your content ready and there are no unforeseen delays, we should have your site ready within the 30 days allotted.

Q. What is adaptive web design?

A. Adaptive websites adapt to the width of the browser at a specific resolution or “trigger”. In other words, the website is only concerned about the browser being a specific width, at which point it adapts the layout.

Q. what is Responsive wed design?

A. Responsive websites respond to the size of the browser at any given point. No matter what the browser width may be, the site adjusts its layout in a way that is optimized to the screen (sometimes you may lose some functionality). Is the browser 280px wide or 5000px wide? It doesn’t matter because the layout will respond accordingly. Well, at least if it’s done correctly!

Q. Where are you guys based out of?

A. We are located in Decatur Alabama however we can have clients from all over the United States. We’ve designed webpages for many businesses in Huntsville Alabama as well we like to stay in the southeast but we can offer our services from coast to coast.

Q. Can you guys help me with my marketing?

A. We love anything marketing from Huntsville Alabama to Birmingham Alabama but again we can offer our service from cost to cost.

Q. Can I meet with you guys in person to discuss what marketing is right for me?

A. Absolutely! Our office is located in Decatur Alabama and we will travel to Nashville Tennessee, Huntsville Alabama even Birmingham Alabama if need be. (Travel expenses will be billed) but we are also available through Skype @thepurpletieco

Q. I think I’m ready but I have a TON of questions about my web site can I call you?

A. Sure! We’ll get you a free 15 minute web design consultation and we’ll try our best to answer all the questions you have about your new web site.

Support

Q. Does my new site come with support or a warranty?

A. Your site does not come with a warranty. However, we will fix errors and omissions based off of the original scope of work. If you choose a monthly support and hosting plan you will receive services based on the plan you choose.

Q. What is the best way to submit a request for support?

A. Email is typically fastest, but our phone lines are always open. 256-585-6425

Q. If I choose not to have a monthly support and hosting plan how will my request be handled and how will I be billed?

A. you can always pay per incident, but it’s not advisable. We obviously provide the same level of support to all of our clients, but contracted clients do get priority service. Each per incident charge will be billed at our current hourly rate with a minimum of 30 minutes.