June 26, 2017
We made a lot of mistakes building our company, far too many to count, but one thing we did right was put social responsibility into the DNA of who we are from the start. It was those early discussions before we even filed as an LLC that allow us to take part in things like the “Coding Boot Camp” we helped put on with CNCT Rockford, and Rockford’s 2nd Police District.
It was the same spirit that allowed us to launch our Skragglies Web Designer Scholarship, and to offer free logo’s, websites, brochures, and a ton of other great things to non-profits at no cost.
The “Coding Boot Camp” is a 6 week course, that gets these kids to a point where they know just enough to get started on their journey’s as the next generation of programmers, coders, designers, and developers. The goal is for these kids to have a real working website they built themselves, which our company will host for free.
As business owners, we always measure how much return we get on the investments we make. If we spend money or time on something, we like to know it pays off. Things like this Coding Boot Camp might not bring money in to our business, but the difference we make in other people’s lives is the single best paycheck we could ever get.
All in all, I love working at Skragglies. I love that we put people before profits. I love that we measure success not just in dollars, but in the real difference we make in our community. It’s all in a days work, here at Skragglies.
Watch the video below for more information about this program, and definitely check out CNCT Rockford, and the many other great projects they have going on!
December 22, 2016
We wrote this a few months back. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive guide on SEO, really more of a primer on the many facets of on page SEO & how dramatic a few changes can be in getting your website in front of the people you want to see it most.
The SEO Checklist and Reference Guide for Local Businesses
This SIMPLE Checklist and Guide will help you:
- Get More Traffic
- Start Generating Leads with your Website
- And… Get New Customers!
You can download the checklist and reference guide here
November 13, 2016
Rockford’s Premiere Web Design Agency
Skragglies.com is a Rockford website design firm specializing in the design and development of custom WordPress websites. A Skragglies site is built with these objectives in mind:
It has to be beautiful – On Any Device.
It has to generate new customers for our client.
It has to be easily found in Search Engine Results.
It has to have Soul.
Looking to Generate More Revenue & Qualified Leads?
You’re in the right place. Rockford has many great web design companies, and we’d never speak negatively of our competitors – we’re actually friends with most of them, but when it comes to your marketing dollars you need to invest in an agency with a solid history of creating only the most effective websites and digital marketing campaigns.
We want to revolutionize your marketing.
Your customers are searching for you – and they’re using smart phones to do it.
Every website we build looks great on mobile devices. In fact, we actually got featured on themeisle.com, for one of the designs we built because of how well it performs on any size device. If your customers are using phones, shouldn’t your website look great on them?
Right here in Rockford, people are searching for your company.
We’ll build a website that will help them find you. We can also market your company through social media, and pay-per-click advertising campaigns. We’ve worked with companies and brands across the globe, and earned a really solid reputation (5 Star Rating on Facebook, 5 Star Rating on Google+) for helping our customers revolutionize their marketing, and learn how to use the internet to help their businesses make money.
“They built a really amazing website for our non profit. They didn’t charge us a dime and even gave us some insight on how to best utilize social media to help our program grow. We’ve helped many more veterans [in Rockford] than we could have before Skragglies helped us get online.” – Courtney R. from Circle of Change Veteran’s Dog Program
“They got our store completely online in no time, at a really great price. So glad we went with Skragglies!” – Jeannette R. of Rockford’s JR Performance Parts Store
Get in touch with us today, for a free quote, free advice, and to revolutionize your marketing!
November 7, 2016
November 8, 2016 (Rockford, IL) – Skragglies founders, Justin Skaggs and JP Miller, have big plans for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin high school students and today are announcing a yearly cash scholarship to help cover some of the costs of higher education. The FutureWorks Web Design Scholarship provided by Skragglies is an outreach to the community aimed at encouraging the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs right here in the Midwest.
The FutureWorks Web Design Scholarship is aimed at students with plans to attend public and private schools in Illinois, Wisconsin, and certain online programs*, who will be majoring in internet technology, web development, web design, graphic design, or other related fields.
An information session will be hosted on January 9th, 2017 at 5PM CST live streamed through the Skragglies facebook page where the Skragglies co-founders will talk directly to interested schools, students and their parents about this great opportunity.
“Skragglies is making an investment in local high school graduates to encourage future innovation and economic growth. Inspiring young web designers and developers to follow their passion is just an extension of our mission. For us, our company isn’t a success until we are able to give back to those that are designing our future. We want to be a part of planting the seeds of success for tomorrow’s industry innovators.” – Justin Skaggs
FutureWorks Web Design Scholarship Applicants should submit a completed application and submit high school transcripts and link(s) to their online portfolio between January 9 and February 28, 2017. Two $250 Cash Scholarships will be awarded on April 14, 2017.
For an example of what to include in your application please take a look at this: The Application PDF
*Online Degrees from regionally accredited Illinois and Wisconsin colleges will be accepted, as well as web developer micro degree programs from Udacity.
October 30, 2016
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FREE WEBSITE TEMPLATES
These free to download, free to use, no link back required Single Page Application style website templates are super easy to customize – even if you aren’t familiar with HTML5. All of the images used in the demo versions are included as well. Several small businesses in the Rockford IL area have already used them and absolutely rave about the simplicity of changing the images, and ease of use in replacing the headings and body content. It’s very easy to make them as unique as your business is!
Click the images below to see the demo versions in action!
Included with the free templates you’ll get:
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***Bonus: A $10 off coupon for hosting your website with Skragglies.com