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| AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL | SEPT. 14-20, 2007

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WEB SITE DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS Ranked by 2006 local office Web design/development revenue 2006 Austin office: Web revenue/ Local staff *: Sites designed: Designers/ Contracted 2006 / 2007 Total local staff/ (to date) Percent design Representative clients

Name 2006 Address Rank Rank Phone/Fax

1. 2.

2. 1.

3.

3.

4.

N/R

5.

13.

6.

5.

7.

8.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

4. N/R 7. 11. 10. N/R 9. 6. N/R 12.

18.

14.

19.

22.

20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

N/R 23. N/R N/R N/R 18.

90 / 3 0 110 80%

Dell Inc., AT&T, JCPenney

60 / 0 80 70%

Yahoo, General Electric Co., MIcrosoft

$4.9M 5000 Plaza on the Lake, Ste. 200 78746 25 / 3 0 716-7000/ 716-7001

59 / 0 75 70%

Anheuser-Busch, BP, Nokia, NEC

Springbox

$3.65M

706 Congress Ave., Ste. A 78701 391-0065/ 391-0064

Walt Disney, Dell Inc., AMD

20 / 2 5

40 / 5 40 100%

Avenue A | Razorfish

$15M

300 W. Sixth St., Ste. 1200 78701 532-2000/ 532-2001

16 / 2 2

frog design inc.

$10M

804 Congress Ave. 78701 477-3764/ 477-3792

20+ / 20+

nFusion Group LLC

IF Marketing & Advertising

1

$2.75M

807 Rock St. 78626 930-5558/ 930-5568

21 / WND

Affiniscape Inc.

8/ 0 30 43% 50 / 0 60 90%

Vertex Corp.

$1.85M 1515 S. Cap. of Tx. Hwy., Ste. 400 78746 WND / WND 328-3700/ 328-4044

14 / 4 16 98%

Persidea Inc.

$1.79M

7600 Burnet Road, Ste. 300 78757 472-3636/ 474-7878

16 / 1 1

8 / varies 16 97%

www.hillcountryhq.com, The Austin Club, Austin Relocation Guide

MicroAssist Inc.

$1.5M

14 / 0 30 50%

Texas Dept. of State Health Services, Angelou Economics, Science Teachers Assoc. of Texas

18 / WND 20 85%

Acton MBAE, Envision Central Texas, Texas Bankers Association

20 / 0 20 93%

Republic of Texas Rally, Direct Impact, Builder’s Update

7/ 0 27 20%

James Avery Craftsman, Texas Railroad Commission, Beneplace

3420 Exec.Ctr. Drive, Ste. G100 78731 794-8440/ 794-8742

7/ 3

White Lion Internet Agency

$1.3M

720 Brazos St., Ste. 400 78701 481-8819/ 236-2689

40 / 2 7

Proace Technology Services Inc.

$1.1M

5806 Mesa Drive, Ste. 350 78731 340-0340/ 233-5828

30 / 1 5

OnRamp Access Inc.

$950,000

3012 Montopolis Drive, Ste. 300 322-9200/ 476-2878

78741 45 / 3 0

Live Oak Interactive

$920,000

12871 Research Blvd., Ste. 200 78750 733-8800/ 733-8801

22 / 1 8

Olive Interactive Design and Marketing

$875,000

200 E. Sixth St., Ste. 301 78701 225-6481/ 457-0208

13 / 9

10 / 3 13 100%

Mike Appel, SVP Seattle / 16 / 2000 www.avenuea-razorfish.com David Krammer, GM Palo Alto, Calif. / 7 / 1996 www.frogdesign.com John Ellett, CEO and managing partner Austin / 1 / 2001 www.nfusion.com Dan Isaacs, Adam Moore, founding partners

Austin / 1 / 2004 www.springbox.com Cimarron Hills: www.cimarronhills.com, Jeff Novak, CEO, co-founder Henna Chevrolet: www.henna.com, Georgetown / 2 / 2002 DHI Mortgage: www.dhiblueprint.com www.ifdevelopment.com AIA-Honolulu, HBA of Mississippi, Brian Cooper, CEO Canadian Assoc. of Professional Austin / 2 / 2000 Speakers www.affiniscape.com David Macdonald, president Dell Inc., Harcourt Inc., Seton Healthcare Network Austin / 1 / 1996

$2.24M 6200 Bridgepoint Pkwy., Ste. 550 78730 144 / 9 6 366-7100/ 233-2838

Austin / 1 / 1988 www.microassist.com Steve Kahle, CEO Austin / 1 / 1995 www.wlion.com Erik McMillan, partner Austin / 1 / 2004 www.proace.com Chad Kissinger, president

Austin / 1 / 1994 www.onr.com Green Mountain Energy, Time Warner Andy Meadows, president Cable media sales, Buffalo Technology Austin / 1 / 2002

Lammes Candies, Sun Microsystems, McGarrah Jessee

Lone Star Internet Inc.

$450,700

701 Brazos St., Ste. 960 78701 708-8006/ 708-8044

Univ. of Texas, JB Goodwin Realtors, Complete Book & Media Supply Inc.

19 / 2 3

5/ 0 5 89%

Amerisale Inc.

$450,000

10 / 2 0 10 50%

www.texasrealestateonline.com, www.unitedautosearch.com, www.mitsuzone.com

5 / 10 7 94%

Senator Kirk Watson, Texas Assoc. of Broadcasters, ViaGen Inc.

$400,000 8860 Business Park Drive, Ste. 300 78731 35 / 2 0 241-1777/ 241-1773

5 / varies 7 40%

SiteGoals LLC

$380,000

213 W. Fourth St., Ste. 201 78701 474-2025/ 512-474-2026

40 / 3 5

5/ 4 5 100%

Monkee-Boy Web Design Inc.

$350,000

13276 Research Blvd., Ste. 207 78750 335-2221/ 335-2224

35 / 2 0

ii inc.

$343,000

8 Cicero Lane 78746 477-4837

Austin Chamber of Commerce, Cen. Tx. Regional Mobility Authority, Friends Austin / 2 / 1996 of Texas Public Schools www.webii.net www.crutchfield.com, Simon Erich, principal/creative Luminex Corp., Austin / 1 / 2003 Ballet Austin www.sitegoals.com ABC Pest & Lawn: www.abcpest.com; Aaron Bramwell, founder, creative director American Campus Communities: Austin / 1 / 1998 www.studenthousing.com www.monkee-boy.com David Bluestein II, president AMD, The United Nations/Ciaris, EMEX Energy Market Exchange Austin / 1 / 1997

29 / 2 3

Pixeldust Interactive Inc.

4111 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 201 451-3004/ 451-4002

78756 92 / 2 5

TradeMark Media Corp.

$426,421

2401 E. Sixth St., Ste. 3038 78702 459-7000/ (866)208-3767

28 / 1 6

Webii.net

6/ 2 6 99% 2/ 8 2 100%

10. Do you have programmers on staff?

2. Seek a long-term relationship to maintain consistency.

8/ 1 8 95%

8/ 4

9. Does your Web software allow self-edits? (Developer edits are costly.)

Austin / 1 / 1992 www.onsiteaustin.com Dawn Green, president

$475,000 1704 S. Congress Ave., Stes. F, G, I 78704 20 / WND 335-4088/ 535-0319

$531,000

3011 N. Lamar Blvd. 78705 476-2600/ 476-2676

8. Do you use prefabricated Web site templates? (If yes, you may see another company using your same design.)

1. Require references and review the prospective company’s portfolio.

USAA, Wayport Inc., Legerity Corp.

Cartis Group Inc.

7. How would you deal with changes in scope and delays to the project?

Austin / 1 / 1997 www.olivedesign.com Chris Canada, president, CEO

5 / 10 10 25%

70 / 4 5

6. What size team will you would put on my project?

Do:

Nat’l Forensic League: www.nflonline.org/community; Rolling Kitchens: www.rollingkitchens.com

$550,000

3811 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 201 78746 329-6868/ 329-6809

3. What’s this firm’s ability to harness the social nature of the Web and create experiences across the ‘digital ecosystem’ (Internet, Web sites, mobile devices)?

www.liveoakinteractive.com Kyla Kanz, president

5/ 0 5 90%

Thunder Data Systems Inc.

2. Does the firm have the necessary thinking power to understand your business and integrate key concepts into the Web architecture?

5. How do you measure success?

Planned Community Management Inc., Motion Computing Inc., Dell Family Interest

WND / WND

1. Has the firm handled a project of this size and price range (ie., How much attention will you give to my company’s needs?)

Austin / 3 / 1999 www.persidea.com Sanjay Nasta, CEO

6 / 10 25 16%

$800,000 78757

Ask:

4. What is the blended rate for multiple services?

Texas Dept. of Travel & Tourism, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, Biophysical Corp., DMX, Tribeza

8500 Shoal Creek Blvd., Ste. 100 498-1000/ 498-1001

Top priorities when choosing a Web design company*

www.vertex.com T. Lee McWhorter Jr., EVP, COO

9/ 0 9 100%

On-Site Computer Solutions

A DIFFERENT VIEW

Top local executive HQ/Locations overall/Yr. est. locally Web site

Austin / 1 / 2005 www.thunderdata.com Shannon Carter, president Austin / 1 / 2001 www.cartisgroup.com Mick Southerland, owner Austin / 1 / 2005 www.pixeldust.net Ken Biggs, president Austin / 1 / 1995 www.lone-star.net Robert Suggs Sr., president and CEO Austin / 3 / 1995 www.amerisale.com Nick Weynand, president Austin / 1 / 1999 www.trademarkmedia.com Lui Chan, president

www.interaction.net

3. Clarify whether work is done in-house or using contractors. 4. Get the hosting-service backup plan in writing. *Submitted by companies on the list.

LIST NOTES | Ties listed alphabetically. AIA = American Institute of Architects HBA = Home Builders Assoc. N/A = Not applicable N/R = Not ranked on last year’s list WND = Would not disclose

*Employee figures current as of August 2007. 1

IF Marketing & Advertising: Formerly Intra-Focus Inc.

Sources: Telephone interviews and faxed surveys. Information provided by the companies. Only firms that responded to requests for information are listed. Research by Patricia Rogers.

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