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Web Design and Development Features by PaperStreet

Web Design and Development Features by PaperStreet


High Performing Websites That Impress and Get Results.

We offer a lot of value in our web design and development projects. Below is a comprehensive list of features that we include standard with our projects from a development and technology standpoint. You won’t find the same with other vendors and we believe this is part of what makes a PaperStreet website different and unique in this crowded industry.

Quality & Compliance

We believe in quality and speed. Our quality assurance program includes many custom checklists.

  • Industry leading 130+ step quality assurance and launch checklist - We have a very looooooooong checklist that showcases our attention to quality. No one matches our list. Get a better quality website with less headaches.
  • Proven code base, consistent process - Our websites may be custom built, but the foundation is a common platform of rock solid code and a jam-packed suite of features and performance tweaks. We have been building WordPress websites since version 1.2 in 2004. We are WordPress experts.
  • Compliance - We make sure your website is ADA compliant and can be GDRP and CCPA. In order to achieve WCAG 2.0 AA, your website needs to meet the following standards:
    • Google Speed Score of 90+ for desktop and mobile
    • General W3C Compliance
    • GDRP and CCPA Compliance (upgrade available as not everyone needs)
    • QA Testing by dedicated QA associate

WordPress Features

We know WordPress. We have been building in WP since 2004 and version 1.2.

  • WordPress problem solvers - We don’t stretch ourselves thin across multiple content management systems. We know WordPress inside and out, so we find solutions to even the trickiest problems.
  • Plugins - We don't use too many plugins, but some of our favorite plugins include: Yoast SEO, Simple Page Ordering and Advanced Custom Fields.
  • Custom fields - Custom text fields and more built into theme for easy content edits.
  • Custom post types - WordPress built to organize the content that law firms need. Attorneys, practice areas, offices ready to go.

Design Usability and User Experience (UX)

We win over 25 awards-yearly-for our awesome websites. The PaperStreet team knows what they are doing when it comes to design and UX best practices.

  • Mobile first design - We build for mobile first design; meaning our law firm websites have a seamless experience on a small device as well as on a desktop.
  • Creative planning - We brainstorm ideas, functionality, tag lines, photo direction and overall website theme.
  • Photo direction - Whether for a custom photo shoot or selecting the perfect stock images, we provide direction for top-notch website visuals.
  • Creative messaging - We excel at crafting clever, poignant and powerful messaging to communicate key points on your site.
  • Wireframes - We can create layouts for your home, subpages, lawyer bios, practices, blog, news, events and more.
  • Custom designs - Custom home page design and subpage design (where applicable) is included in our contracts.
  • Responsive - Our websites for lawyers are coded responsively, which allows the site to scale appropriately to any device: mobile, tablet and desktop.
  • Cross platform compatibility - We’re compatibility-conscious. We test website features across a variety of browsers and mobile hardware for a consistent experience no matter the software or screen.
  • Animation - We implement cutting-edge animation for loading, transitions, and hover states for an interactive and impressive experience (where applicable). See some of our animations here in our portfolio.

Tech Features

Standard features that come with all our attorney websites include:

  • vCard generation - Standard vCards that are auto created based on attorney bio, office, and practice areas.
  • Social share functionality - Ability to one-click share to Facebook, X (previously Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn.
  • Video - Video embed with deferred loading until visitor interaction.
  • Search - Website search runs with speed and breaks content down by post type.
  • Error resolution - We utilize BugHerd, a solution for tracking, screenshotting, and responding to website iteration requests. This is efficient and ensures all issues are handled accurately as clients expect.
  • Google maps - Links to Google Maps with embed maps.
  • Click to call - Phone numbers have html code for auto call with one-click on mobile.
  • Fonts - Performance-friendly font loading and web-based Google fonts.
  • Forms - Connect with clients online. All website contact forms are stored in a backup database that sends weekly recap emails. SMTP delivery of forms from the website with notifications of any failures. Static sendmail script that relies on no third party coding where failures could occur.

PDF Proposals

Create PDF proposals on-the-fly to better showcase your firm and help with informative downloads. Internal marketing teams love this functionality! Our PDF proposal features include:

  • Multiple platform compatibility - Combination of PDF and Word export available.
  • Private editing - Duplicate and edit pages meant for export, without affecting live pages. Default PDF and Word export take the content as-is on the live site. The plugin allows tweaking of content specifically for the export/proposal.
  • Combine post types - Combine multiple posts of various post types to one large export.
  • Custom art - Create custom cover letters.
  • Custom page selections - Create custom proposals based on content in CMS and edited content specifically for each.
  • Custom design options - Custom designed dynamic PDF generation of all pages on website (upgrade).
  • Headless browsing technology - Typical design limitations of dynamic PDFs don’t apply to us due to using headless browsing technology to generate them (upgrade).
  • Word export - Export all pages of website in CMS to Word with your law firm branding

Security & Speed

We build fast and secure websites. It’s at the heart of what we do and why we have so many best practices and checklists in our law firm web design process!

  • Content delivery network - We have a content delivery network for increased speed.
  • Spam - Antispam form reCAPTCHA with delayed visitor interaction load (faster load).
  • Backups - PaperStreet hosting includes daily backups and a retention policy.
  • Antivirus and Malware - Search daily for plugin vulnerabilities and WordPress vulnerabilities.

Content Features

Whether you want SEO content or simply strong web copy that reflects your brand, we offer a full range of content services from writers with a law firm education that will match your corresponding design theme.

  • Content audits - We audit your law firm website for duplicate content, content gaps and other content-related issues.
  • Information architecture - We map out an information architecture that meets our clients’ website goals and follows best practices for usability and search engine optimization.
  • Content strategy - We help establish a strategy to meet the firm’s goals and establish a consistent voice throughout the site and when marketing across multiple channels.
  • Content writing - We create compelling lawyer copy that promotes engagement and conversions.
  • Practice hubs - We create topic-focused content pillars that help lawyers build topical authority in their practice niche.
  • Meta tags - We populate all pages with title tags and meta descriptions that help boost rankings and click-through-rates.
  • Blogging - We provide turnkey blogging services for clients that seek blogging assistance. Currently for more than 300 law firms worldwide!
  • Content collection - We set up all pages in GoogleDocs to streamline the content collection, revision and migration process for site redesigns.
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Code Optimization

Speed matters. When it comes to code, ours is the lightest.

  • Image optimization - We believe in speed and these make a site load faster:
    • Images lazy loaded below the fold
    • Compression of images
    • Images properly sized to fit the space they occupy on the page
    • Single pixel background patterns
    • Smaller-size mobile alternatives for improved mobile load speed
    • Slider rotations, if requested, and random image rotation
  • File size reduction - We minimize file sizes to promote speed.
    • Scripts and stylesheets combined and minified for optimal size.
    • Feature-rich themes while trimming unneeded scripts / styles for performance.
    • We use stylesheets on specific pages to improve speed / performance

Website Launch Checklists

Our detailed launch checklist and procedure allows us to launch on-time and on-budget, and includes.

  • Pre-launch credentials confirmation
  • 130+ line item checklist for launch day
  • Redirects
  • DNS changes applied
  • SSL certificate installed
  • Google Analytics & Google Search Console
  • Contact form client certified working
  • Post launch URL testing
  • Post launch QA

FAQs To Our Law Firm Web Developers

Will I receive spam from the contact forms on my website?

Yes, some spam is inevitable, however we install Google Recaptcha to help alleviate any spam. We also review the form before it is sent to test if it has any indicators that it is spam. If it is, we block it from being sent.

Are you able to redirect other domains I have to my website?

Yes, we can set up as many as you need. If there are only a couple, we can do it at no cost. Depending on time, anything more than five or so, we would need a small budget to complete. Usually it is around 5-10 minutes for each domain redirect, depending on where they are located.

Can I add my own plugins to my law firm website?

Yes, it is your website. However we don’t recommend adding unnecessary plugins as it will bloat the website and could cause speed issues. It would be best to chat with us first to see if there is a better solution.

Do I have to use BugHerd?

If we are building your website, we prefer to use BugHerd (that’s why it’s in our contracts!) Is a great tool and it stores all questions and notes in one area. Different team members can then review them and nothing gets lost in multiple email chains. After your site is launched we usually just use email communication or sometimes a GoogleDoc to share post-launch edits.

Can I transfer my Google Analytics to my new legal website?

Yes, we can transfer over your Google analytics. It is usually just as simple as copying over the current code placed on your current website. We also ask for your login. If you are transferring your account to another account we may need a budget for time.

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