Custom Website Design by WEBstudio47 

For an affordable and effective website that:

• Communicates Your Story

• Appeals to Search Engines 

• Attracts Viewers

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Custom Website Design

Search Engine Optimization

Your custom designed website will be found by on-line searches because of thorough Search Engine Optimization. SEO involves refining the website so its pleasing to search engines like Google, Bing and others. WEBstudio47 employs Yoast SEO plugin modules to systematically audit your website so no detail is missed. This helps achieve higher rankings in organic searches. 


Responsive Design

Your custom designed website will look great on all devices; desktops, notebooks, tablets, and smartphones. An increasing proportion of search traffic is conducted on mobile devices so it’s important that websites render properly on all devices. Custom Website Designs by WEBstudio47 accomplish this through Responsive Design.


Visually Compelling

Your custom designed website will engage potential customers to linger and more likely respond to your invitation. WEBstudio47 employs the Divi Theme; it’s the most comprehensive and flexible tool for building WordPress websites. The results are stunning and beautiful websites that your audience is bound to find engaging. 


Managed WordPress Hosting

* Secure * Fast * Up-To-Date * Backed-Up *

Website Managed For You

WEBstudio47 provides Managed WordPress Hosting, specifically designed and optimized for WordPress websites.

We take responsibility for all the technical aspects of WordPress for you, allowing you to focus on running your business.

You don’t have to be concerned about software updates, security,  backup, or other technical issues.

This type of hosting is perfect for those who don’t have the skills or time to manage the hosting account.


Top Tier Hosting Partner

WEBstudio47 partners with InMotion Hosting, consistently one of the top providers of hosting infrastructure.

InMotion Hosting data centers are Category A, PCI DSS compliant (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). With advanced Smart Routing™ technology, advanced DDoS protection & premium bandwidth providers, they maintain 99.99% network uptime.

As our partner, InMotion Hosting delivers outstanding service, fast response times, and secure website transactions.

What Clients Are Saying



Personal Fitness Training, Ltd.

"Before WEBstudio47 updated my existing website, Joe researched what my competition and others in the fitness industry were doing to publicize their business.  He showed me some of the best examples, and explained how I could use similar technologies to present my business online.  He patiently...

Carol Burin Studio

“Joe Prapuolenis of WEBstudio47 was an invaluable resource for the development of my website. He developed an organized plan clearly outlining the steps to get me where I wanted to go with my site. Joe guided me through the process, educated me about website structure where I had gaps in my...

Exercise Rx, LLC

Testimonial for WEBstudio47 I hired WEBstudio47 to create my online presence and design my business’s graphics. Working with SJP has been a wonderful experience. I would recommend WEBstudio47 to any individual or business that is looking for high quality web design and support. WEBstudio47 created...

The 1500

When 1500 Sheridan wished to develop a website, it assembled a small committee of novices to accomplish the task. Fortunately, we located Joe Prapuolenis who walked us through the entire process, not only in the site design but also taking most of the photographs used for the site. We found him...

Schermerhorn Commercial Real Estate

“We are impressed with our overall experience working with Joe Prapuolenis, from Web Studio 47, for developing our new commercial real estate website”! Thanks, Greg Hughes Director of Commercial Real Estate Schermerhorn Commercial Real Estate WEBstudio47 - Professional Web Development...

Rich Gausselin – Author

I have had a good relationship with WEB Studio 47and you don't need a lot of words to describe S. Joseph Prapuolenis. Innovative, quality work quickly at a reasonable price with results....pretty much sums it up. WEBstudio47 - Professional Web Development...

Website Category Sampler


A n e-Brochure website, as the name implies, is a web-based variation of the popular tri-fold brochure.  It conveys who the entity is, background, qualifications, services, contact info and the like.

Once published, the content generally is fairly static. It’s appropriate for a wide range of entities such as doctors, lawyers, service providers, restaurants, and many small businesses.

The content may include graphics, images, slide shows, video clips, audio, in addition to text and a contact form.

Search Engine considerations can be very basic, i.e., sound SEO practices pertaining to titles, descriptions, and keywords  focusing on organic searches.  Alternately the SEO strategy may be more comprehensive to include paid ad campaigns that pay for each click and or views.

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cmsWhile a Content Management System (CMS) may appear like any other website to the casual viewer, it is quite different in three ways:

Intrinsically Dynamic – It is built using PHP (which generates HTML) allowing for background processing to take place in response to viewer interactions

Includes a Database – Content like blog posts, images, data, subscribers and more, all reside in a database maintained without coding in HTML

A Dashboard for User Control – A backend user interface to add media, posts, pages, and users, along with a whole host of website management tools

WordPress is by far the CMS of choice.  It can serve an individual hosting a blog or a small group like a condo association showcasing their building.  Larger organizations like municipalities use CMS to host the large stores of data they want to make available to the public.

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e-commerceAn e-Commerce website requires a few more components:

e-catalog – comprised of a database containing elements like sale items, images, prices and stocking levels

Shopping Basket – a viewer specific list of shopping items that may persist accross multiple visits

Sales Transaction Functionality – a method and facility to consummate the sale by accepting some form of electronic payment

Post Sales Support – this can involve shipping initiation, inventory tracking, sales statistics and more

Backend support tools that enable a non-technical business operator to manage an e-Commerce site are key to a successful implementation.  An e-Commerce site also tends to require more aggressive SEO strategies.  Higher volumes of visits and transaction may also require more focused server resources to maintain responsiveness.

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The functionality of websites can be augmented through any number of extensions.  Some popular examples include:


  • Blogs – (a web log) is a discussion or informational site containing discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order. Each post may include a thread of comments from viewers. The blog may be a separate site with a link-back or it may be part of the site itself.
  • e-Mail Campaigns – These can include tools for the composition of e-mail content, its forwarding to a list recipients, along with some form of outcomes tracking.  The content can be anything the author intends such a sales campaign or a simple newsletter.
  • Security – website-securityWebsite content can be limited to subscribers only.  An example is a Condominium Association website that has “public” content available to all viewers and “private” content available only to registered condo owners.
  • Special Forms – The contact form is the most common form found on most websites.  All manner of forms can be developed to aid in information gathering, sales, subscriptions, service requests, and much more.
  • mapMaps – Interactive maps are also a common extension used to display the locations of an organization as well as providing navigational tools.

WEBstudio47 Affordable Websites by Custom Website Designers


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