What is a Website “with Aloha”?
“Aloha” represents the energy that is exchanged everyday with the people we come in contact with, physically, over the phone, or even digitally. It’s the way we interact, understanding that we are all in this together, that it takes a team, a village to support a vision.
So building a website “with aloha” for us means that we honor you as a client. We honor your vision. And we are honored that you would not only share your vision with us, but privileged to participate in sharing and growing it in the online world.
Project Manager Extraordinaire
Favorite drink: Bulletproof Coffee
Favorite activity: family bike rides
The Computer Doc
Favorite computer: Mac
Techie in Training
Favorite book: Blueberries for Sal
Our Commitments and Values:
Commitment to the Aina
We have a commitment to the aina or land by being a green friendly business. Our Hawaii office is 100% solar powered. We recommend hosting companies that have a low carbon footprint. We regularly donate extra development time to nonprofit websites that promote watershed restoration, invasive species control, native species preservation, and environmental education.
Commitment to the People
We have a commitment to the people who have supported us, not only our clients but the community at large. We feel it is our responsibility to support programs and businesses that are supporting our communities by buying local and by providing in-kind donations whenever possible.
We honor the relationships we have with past clients and we strive to make these lasting relationships, to welcome clients into our ohana (or family).
We find beauty in sites that are people-friendly and we build our sites with this people-first approach. What will be the easiest to navigate, the most readable, the easiest for the client to manage.
We value honesty, integrity and transparency. We strive to be clear about our pricing and we value your money and the time it takes to earn it, so we always seek out the most cost effective solutions possible.
Commitment to Inspiration, Passion, Potential
We are strong believers in doing work that inspires you, that you are passionate about. We seek out team members and referral partners who are equally enthusiastic about our work and we match people to tasks that will keep them thriving on a weekly basis. We also seek out clients who are passionate about what they do, which is why we love working with entrepreneurs and nonprofits so much.
Hawaii represents for us an incubator of change, a seed of potential. It is a place that attracts many people seeking a change in their lives. We are honored that we get to be at the forefront of that potential every time we develop a new site for a brand new business, new idea or new vision of the world. It’s thrilling to be a part of someone’s evolution into a new life for themselves.
Commitment to Freedom & Flexibility in Technology
In relation to this potential we believe everyone deserves the freedom and flexibility to grow. This is why we build our sites in WordPress allowing easy scalability and it is why we help our clients host their sites on their own accounts, so they are always free to make a change. We value technology and the ways it can make our visions come to life. We strive to choose the best technology solutions we can find and are truthful about what you need or don’t need.
Commitment to Simplicity & Minimalism
The online landscape is so busy and can be overwhelming with information. Our aim is to give your site visitors a chance to take a breath on your site, to be drawn in by your content, images and design, and engage in a deeper conversation with you. We are drawn to the concept of minimalist design and hope to inspire more businesses and nonprofits to consider a redesign in this direction. We truly believe that sometimes less is more.