Thanks for the kind words CampSteve.
With respect to the site, this is going to be a bit harsh, but I won`t waste your time with a useless critique. This will be worth reading.
It is a beautiful site, fantastic layout, pretty gorgeous graphics, etc., but I am afraid it is confusing. Only time will tell. If it`s already successful, feel free to disregard my comments.
From a marketing standpoint, I don`t get what you offer, why it`s different, or what sets you apart. I`m sure you are better, different, and worthy of standing above the crowd. But you don`t tell me - or anyone else really - how or why. Bad copywriting is evidence of poor communication skills and I`m not the only one who has noticed. The copywriting is "umbrella style" and totally generic and abstract. You offer "mechanisms"? You offer "solutions" and "total organization analysis". Or "seamless meshing of products" ... where is the description of the products I can buy? This is evidence of a poorly formed communication strategy, or an attempt to offer a lot of products/services as additional revenue lines. As a whole, the communication on the site is unfocused, which leads me to believe you do not really understand your own market position or what you really offer. I`m sure you are very aware of your skills but that`s not the same as what you offer. Can you be plainspoken or straightforward? Jargon and abstraction are marketing poison. [And for example: You say that you help businesses grow. This is a dot. Yet you don`t connect this dot to any rational, concrete, or credible explanation of how you help a business grow. There are many such unconnected dots on your site.]
You guys obviously make gorgeous sites, but leave the marketing/copywriting to someone else, because frankly, you have absolutely no idea what you`re doing in that respect. Why not just say "we make gorgeous web sites but we don`t do copywriting or marketing." [The visuals are really, really impressive but the written content itself does not rise to the same level of excellence. For example, you are using a poor copywriting to try and sell "web site evaluation" services. Excellent communication is the most important aspect of usability, and your own site fails in this respect. Just an opinion. Not a fact.]
Typical also is your offer of integrated services. Yet you clearly cannot successfully execute a wide range of services. Sorry guys, but the failure to communicate clearly is the biggest sin in marketing, and you`re swimming right through it. If you guys are mostly a tech shop, then follow that angle. You are undoubtedly competent in that regard. Did I mention that you also produce beautifully designed work?
Are you really "internet visionaries". That seems more like Tim Berners-Lee than you guys. Maybe you are internet visionaries but it seems unsupported. None of your team members have any significant "internet visionary" work listed in their biographies. So if that information is available, then put it up. Otherwise, stay away from the word visionary. [One of the biographies says that one of your team members "understands the message and the point of view of the people for whom the message was intended. Nothing on your site convinces me this is true. Convince me.]
Who cares if it`s flash only? Not a big deal to me. Worked just fine. I`m not a picky technologist ... not that there`s anything wrong with that ... but overall I think the site is very impressive in implementation ... just not the marketing or writing.
Link to article I wrote about copywriting.
p.s. I have poor eyesight. I can`t resize tiny the text on your site. Seems inconsiderate and inexperienced to consider the "look and feel" of the site over readability/legibility. Just a comment, and to be fair, I have this problem with a lot of sites. But if you`re marketing yourself as a web site design business, shouldn`t your work be usable by everyone?