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Your Web Design Team in Boulder Colorado and Beyond

We understand how important your website is to your business.

What do we do

Web development shouldn’t be complicated. We’ve stripped down the process and refined our tools to make it easier to achieve your goal:

A clean and easy to understand website targeting your perfect customer that will be easily found online and is accessible from any device.

How we do it

We build all our websites on WordPress. We use the industry best for WordPress managed hosting and maintain all of the sites we build using our simplified website process. We provide the whole package; web design, develop, host, maintain and care for your website. And once your website is built, we don’t just take off the training wheels and leave you to figure it out on your own; through our website packages we offer ongoing support even after the web design process is completed.

How we’re different

Building a website isn’t rocket science and shouldn’t be an overcomplicated and overwhelming process. After years of experience, we now know what works for our clients, what doesn’t, and have built our processes around our client needs. Our focus is on the full lifecycle of a website and our skills are best matched for clients looking to build a new website or for a redesign.

At Simplified Website Design, there’s a real person behind every design we create. We offer a one-on-one connection while providing agency quality work.

We take the time to learn about your business, customers, and website goals. We then take that information and create a unique website that tells your story and drives new customers to your business. We understand that you’ve put your heart and soul into your business, and support you with that in mind.

See our Web Design Packages Page for our services and learn about how our web design process is different.

Who we work with

We specialize in building websites for holistic businesses and other small to medium-sized companies. We’ve built websites for the wellness field (chiropractors, therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, etc), birth professionals, authors, color consultants, the wine industry and more. See our website portfolio for the full scope of our work.

Client’s Testimonial

Working with Melissa and SWD was a great experience! I had some immediate troubleshooting needs with my old website, and she went above and beyond to meet them. From the beginning of website design conversations to the final launch, she was patient and responsive, helping me clarify my vision and represent that effectively online. Since the site has launched, I'm getting more traffic and booked appointments. Thank you, SWD!
Amy Colo
Amy Colo
21:58 23 Nov 19
I am a member of the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Honor Flight, a Colorado non-profit association that supports local Veterans. When it came time for us to update our website and establish a more secure and reliable web host, we chose Simplified Web Design. Melissa and her staff have been incredible to work with. They started by taking the time to learn what it is we do and how we do it. They worked to understand the critical requirements of our website and our goals with the re-fresh of our site. Melissa's team provided an excellent structure to organize our data and fresh new design ideas to really make our website POP and work as efficiently as possible. The team also collaborated with our other vendors to ensure the website integrated our donation and online application processes seamlessly. The teams commitment to on-going support has also been outstanding, always available to help answer questions and guide us to enable self operation as much as possible. All this was done right on budget and with excellent communication throughout. On behalf of RMHF, we thank Simplified Web Design for all they have done, and all they are doing to support our mission.
Julian Kiss
Julian Kiss
14:52 19 Nov 19
I've worked with Melissa and the Simplified team on numerous projects. They're my go to partner for Wordpress development. I highly recommend them for any Wordpress website projects you're considering.
Andrew Holliday
Andrew Holliday
21:57 18 Oct 19
Great company
T Smith
T Smith
21:40 29 Sep 19
Melissa is a true professional in a sea of website design options. Transparent and authentic and 100% reliable. I have enjoyed the process of creating a website with her! Melissa knows her industry and always has ideas for me to keep my site current and clear! I feel attended to and supported for all my hosting needs as well. I recommend her to all my friends looking for website help, I give her 10 Stars.
heather lyn ernst
heather lyn ernst
04:57 12 Mar 19
I needed to build a website from scratch. Two, in fact. I spoke to a number of web designers and always felt I was getting the hustle. Then I spoke with Melissa, and she was great. She listened. She offered good ideas. She helped me define my needs and a whole lot of things I hadn't thought about. She was always pleasant, responsive, and on time. And now that the sites are complete, she shows the same level of service in addressing my little nits and questions. She's really that good. When you're putting together a business there are so many things to think about. But I had immediate trust in Melissa's skills and understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone, and I know I will be working for a long time to come.
Jim Ringel
Jim Ringel
19:05 04 Mar 19
I greatly appreciate how easy it is to communicate with Melissa. She has (patiently) walked me through several tech oriented features that enhance our visibility. Highly recommend Simplified!
Lecy Callender
Lecy Callender
17:26 04 Mar 19
I had Melissa renovate my very outdated website for my acupuncture clinic and I am thrilled with the results. I had never done a project such as this and Melissa was so kind and professional in guiding me through the process. It really felt like we were on a team. She followed through on the original web design timeline and gave me excellent ideas along the way that I would've never thought of myself. Since the launch of my site, I have seen an increase in clientele; her work on my site makes me feel like my business has been elevated in a way that it never has been, despite 11 years of being in business. If you're considering work on your website, look no further, you will be so happy with the result!
Lindsey Rosso McKoy
Lindsey Rosso McKoy
21:54 23 Oct 18
Simplified Web Design was simply AWESOME! I had a pretty complicated and unique request for a website that included an online store with digital downloads. I didn't even know where to start. Melissa and her team put together a beautiful website that looked simple, but was complex on the back end.She trained me how to manage the website, and to use the backend to fulfill custom orders. She set up the SEO plan so that my website became discoverable on the first page within a week, which is almost unheard of. Melissa had many ideas for how to make the site better, and we executed. I am very proud of the work that we did, and look forward to using this website to launch my new business.I would recommend Simplified Website Design to any business. Thank you Melissa!
Michelle Marceny
Michelle Marceny
20:03 20 Jun 18
Melissa had a clear vision of how my website should come together. I submitted pages of information and she was able to sift through it and create a vision that made sense. She had amazing focus and quickly worked to put it together. I was so happy with the end result and all the extra things she added! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a polished, professional and easy to use website!
Elizabeth Bahnsen
Elizabeth Bahnsen
02:53 07 Apr 17
Melissa went out of her way to create my website the way I wanted to to look. She made the process very easy for me. Her depth of knowledge is vast. I was amazed by her patience and presence, she made me feel like I was very important.
Bonnie Slater
Bonnie Slater
18:19 18 Nov 16
Melissa was wonderful to work with. She made my website work for me. She took my ideas and made them 10x's better. I could not me more pleased with my website. It is simple to use and beautiful to look at, at the same time. I would suggest everyone have Melissa design their website if you want it to be functional and amazing.
Beth Hoffman
Beth Hoffman
03:26 17 Nov 16
Melissa's expertise and dedication makes my website management simple. I love her practical, innovative, creative solutions and willingness to do what it takes! A joy to work with!
Michele Kolakowski
Michele Kolakowski
17:28 03 Apr 16
Melissa has built numerous websites for my company and I couldn't be more happy with her work. I’ve worked with several web designers in the past with mixed results and Melissa has been a savior to us over the past year. She’s attentive & timely with her projects. Her follow up with our clients is impeccable as she always waiting on them rather than them waiting on her. I recommend Melissa with the highest regards…you will not be disappointed!
Neal Smith
Neal Smith
12:59 30 Dec 15
Melissa was our *Business Doula* while we birthed this new business and website. She was knowledgeable and built our confidence by simplifying the process during this potentially stressful time. She supported us through challenges and took us farther than we thought we could go!I have been delighted with the work Melissa has done for two of my businesses and have seen direct, tangible outcomes of the work with her. She is easy and refreshing to work with her, as she really does simplify and streamline what others in this industry make complex and unmanageable. I am so relieved and excited that I have been able to work with her over the last 3yrs.Several of my colleagues have also utilized her services at my recommendation and are equally as satisfied with their experience working together and their results. My only regret is that I didn’t start working with her sooner. Melissa has this great (unusual) blend of technical, design and people skills. Having worked with her before, we upgraded to the full package and got a lot of her time for the second project. She really helped us hone in our message(s), the look and feel that we present to the outside world, and get us optimized beyond what I could imagine. She was excellent at accommodating our changing needs and various personalities. The work and the outcomes was excellent.
Jenevieve Russell
Jenevieve Russell
20:17 27 Dec 15

Our Colorado Web Design Services


Custom Wordpress Websites

From simple brochure sites to websites with all the bells and whistles, we work to give your online presence the beauty and functionality your business deserves.


SEO Focused

We build each website with your search visibility in mind. We support you in creating user stories and meaningful content so we know who should be finding and clicking on your website. Learn more about our SEO Services


Responsive Web Design

This is a fancy way of saying your website will be accessible and optimized for mobile and other devices. We work with a mobile-first approach to design knowing that the majority of folks are searching from their phones.


E-Commerce Websites

We provide small-scale e-commerce sites to all kinds of businesses! Check out our website portfolio to see some of the unique e-commerce solutions we’ve provided.


Customization & Integration

Many websites need to integrate with industry-specific software and/or marketing programs. If not already a built-in an option, we look for the best tools to assist in making that integration happen.


Training & Support

We make sure when you take the reigns of your website, you have the tools to make the changes you need for your business. We provide training videos and screenshare calls to walk you through the process.


Meet Melissa

[Your Personal Website Concierge]

Melissa Johnson is a self-made businesswoman with a natural entrepreneurial spirit. Her desire to help others build their businesses and see their visions become a reality started when she owned a wellness center + yoga studio and has grown with Simplified Website Design.

Melissa is with you throughout the entire process, making sure you and your project are supported. As a team, we will work together and collaboratively toward the end goal of launching and maintaining a beautiful, successful site.

Simplified Website Design provides website design + small business support out of Boulder, Colorado, but we can assist with web design and SEO to you wherever you are located. Contact Melissa and Simplified Website Design to learn more about our services and how we can help you make your website a reality.

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Our Website Design Portfolio

Your website is an investment, and we don’t take that lightly!

When you design a new website or redesign an old one, we understand that your company wants a positive return on its investment. Whether you are located in Boulder or in Bangladesh, your website should be an accurate reflection of who you are and what you do. It should attract and retain quality customers. Simplified Website Design is the right web design company to see your project through from vision to site launch.

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Writing Content for your Website? Here’s what you should know about SEO… Search Engine Optimization helps potential customers find you online, especially if you’re not paying for advertising. You can write all the fabulous content you like, but if it doesn’t show up on a Google Search, few people will see it. A web page […]

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The Best Web Design is a Simplified Web Design

The Best Web Design is a Simplified Web Design Taking a more simplified approach to designing your website will have surprising results! There exist numerous strategies that you can use to convert your online visitors into paying customers; however, a simplified website is the first and most important method to apply. Multiple focus groups and […]

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How Your Website is the Most Important Marketing Tool in 2020

How Your Website is the Most Important Marketing Tool in 2020 With so many marketing choices, it can be difficult to know where to allocate your budget. However, a strong argument can be made for spending first – and wisely – on your website. In 2019, your company’s website is perhaps the most important marketing […]

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Frequently Asked Questions


Choosing a web design company is a lot like dating – let’s make sure we’re a match. See if SWD is a good fit for you. Our preference is to stay focused on what we do best. If we’re not a good fit, we have great relationships with other developers to find the right solution for your project.


We have helped many businesses make this transition. We will work with you to find the appropriate tools to support your virtual goals!


Through our Affordable Website Design Packages, we accept credit card with an auto-payment plan.

YES! We offer an affiliate program that…

Since our focus is on the full life-cycle of the website, we don’t typically take over hosting on a site that was built by another developer UNLESS there is a goal to rebuild the site in the next year.

Generally, we do not jump in and make changes on websites that are built by other developers. Our focus is the full client journey, but if you become ready to refresh the design and messaging of your site, we would love to be your web design company!

We do! We use Woo Commerce and can build out a Shopify site.


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