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Our experienced team is ready to assist you with your next project. Whether it’s a new website or an iOS app, we’ve got you covered.

Website Design

We create beautiful intuitive websites that stand out online. All of our sites include responsive layouts that look great on any screen size.

Software Development

We use the latest technology to develop custom software solutions for your business. These applications will save you time & money.

WordPress Optimization

Let us speed up your existing site & optimize your WordPress installation. Plans include: maintenance, automatic backups and malware scans.

Technology Experts

Keeping up with technology is a full time job. By leveraging our expertise, you will ensure your business continues to run smoothly.  

Exceptional Support

Ongoing support and excellent customer service are the keys to a successful project. Our team is never more than a phone call or email away.

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Our Process

  • The Idea

    An initial meeting allows us to gather information as well as any project requirements. Defining a clear objective is the best way to start.

  • The Solution

    Once a goal has been established we begin the design & development process. Regular check-ins keep everyone in the loop & the project on track.

  • The Launch

    Sharing your completed project with the world is exciting. We assist with any social media or advertising campaigns to help ensure a successful launch day.

  • The Future

    As your business grows we are here to provide continuous support & guidance. We look forward to creating long term business relationships with our clients.

You’re In Good Company

We’ve worked with businesses large & small on projects ranging from logo redesigns to multi-site installations. Take a look at a few of our client stories for more details.
Client Stories

Recent News

Ciccarelli Jewelers

March 21, 2017
  Central Valley Jewelers Over 25 years ago Greg and Carla Ciccarelli opened the doors of their jewelry store in the heart of the Central Valley. “Our goal has always been to build relationships, and to have our customers become our friends,” they shared. Specializing in bridal and custom made jewelry, they have managed to do just that. Their “newest” employee has been a part of the team for over 20 years. Greg, Carla, and each of their employees believe in providing excellent service, outstanding values, and creating life-long friends out of customers. Refreshed Design They were referred to us through another business in the industry in 2016, and quickly knew we’d make the perfect pair. “From the moment we first met with the team, we knew that they could modernize our website while still maintaining the personal touch we wanted,” they commented. We redesigned the website to refresh their online presence, yet maintain the personal touch Ciccarelli Jewelers is known for. The new features we implemented provide user-friendly access, navigation, and overall ease for finding the perfect piece of jewelry. Looking Forward Additionally, we provided step-by-step instructions that will allow the Ciccarelli team to make subtle changes to the website on their own. “We look forward to working with Rare Digital again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great business website” they added.  If you are in the market for a new piece of jewelry, check out Ciccarelli Jewelers!  http://www.ciccarellijewelers.com

Tools We Use To Manage Blog & Social Media Posts

March 6, 2017
Life moves quick. If you’re not careful, you might miss it. In order to make sure we keep up with the fast pace, we use a few tools to help us stay up to date & connected with our followers. Trello – Content Calendar   Our Content Calendar in Trello helps us organize all of our upcoming posts: Instagram & Facebook, newsletter launches, and blog entries. Trello allows us to assign certain tasks to multiple members of our team, so that we all remain on the same page, without countless texts or emails. We can set due dates, add attachments, and make comments directly on each individual task. The calendar view gives a broader picture of whats been done & whats to come, which is great for future planning. Trello can be accessed from any browser, or mobile device and updates in real time. We highly recommend Trello to stay on task! Buffer – Schedule Future Posts   To maintain a healthy social presence, your followers need to see new content from you frequently. Buffer provides a platform to schedule future posts on your social media outlets. Simply create your content, and select the date & time – Buffer will do the rest. Facebook and Twitter posts can be scheduled to auto post at a future date & time, and you can set reminders for Instagram. Unsplash – Locating Stock Images   Unspalsh houses countless high resolution photos for your to use at your discretion. We use the stock photos on Unsplash for our Website, blog posts, newsletters & social media. Unsplash is organized by category, and makes finding the perfect shot easy. Plus, it’s free! Pocket – Articles to Read Later   Pocket allows us to save things we’d like to view later, conveniently in one place. If we stumble upon something that would make a good article or social media post, but we don’t have the time to create either immediately, we simply add it to our Pocket. When we’re ready to create, inspiration is at our fingertips. These are the four applications we use to help keep our content calendar in check. What do you find useful to maintain a healthy online & social media presence? Let us know on social media.  

February 2017

February 28, 2017
This month we recommend the top 5 plugins every business website needs & showcase an e-commerce website we developed for California Valley Nuts.

New Service – WordPress Support

February 23, 2017
In addition to web design & software development we are now offering WordPress support! We know it takes a lot of work to keep a website running smoothly and we are here to assist you with every step of that process. Services Whether you need immediate help because of a critical error, or are looking for an on-going support partner, we have several packages that will meet all of your businesses needs. Below are just a few items we can take care of for you: Head on over to our support page for more information & to learn how to get 1 FREE hour of support. Options for All If you are looking for one time assistance migrating your site or refreshing the design we would love to help out. We also offer a monthly support package which is the best value for businesses looking for an on-going support partner. This package includes 5 hours of priority support per month along with several other benefits. Contact us today for more details.  

Top 5 WordPress Plugins Every Business Website Needs

February 15, 2017
  We’ve setup hundreds of website over the years, and in turn, thousands of plugins. Through this experience we are able to identify and recommend the most efficient plugin for the task. The list below contains the top 5 essential plugins we install on all business websites we design or help configure. SEO by Yoast Great SEO is one of the main parts of a successful website. The content you have on your site isn’t any good if no one can find it. SEO by Yoast makes it easy to create high performing posts & pages. Our favorite feature is the automated post scoring functionality, which lets you know if your content needs improvement or not. WordFence Security should be taken seriously on all websites & especially ones powered by WordPress. Along with regular patching & updates, WordFence will help take your sites security to the next level. From website scanning to login blocking this free plugin is packed with functionality. Gravity Forms There are hundreds of WordPress plugins that can handle creating simple contact forms. What if your site needs a more robust form solution? Gravity Forms is the answer. Whether you are trying to sell products or just automatically register new users, this plugin should be your go to form solution. BackWPUp We feel strongly about backups, thats why we wrote an entire post about it. Backing up your website regularly should be part of your scheduled maintenance routine. With BackWPUp you can create multiple jobs, automate them & even have the files moved to an external location. Whether you want to manually run a single backup or create an on-going schedule this plugin can do it all. W3 Total Cache Site speed plays an important roll in your overall SEO strategy. The slower your site, the lower it will rank in search engine results. With W3 Total Cache your site will only update when new content becomes available. This greatly reduces load times for visitors and improves the user experience.   If you need any help installing & configuring these plugins let us know. We’d be happy to help!

Hughson Fire Protection District

February 6, 2017
  Since 1915 The Hughson Fire Protection District (HFPD) has been serving members of the Hughson, CA community, and it’s surrounding areas, for over 100 years. They provide fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, public education, and disaster preparedness across nearly 35 square miles of Stanislaus County. They are dedicated to achieving and maintaining the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those they serve. The HFPD is made up of a 5 member Board of Directors, 29 volunteers and 2 paid staff, all of whom are dedicated, and proud of what they do. The District works very close with their neighboring fire departments, providing assistance on calls when necessary through the county-wide mutual aid agreement. Additionally, they work closely with the Stanislaus County Fire Wardens Office on fire prevention & education. Online Presence In 2016, to increase it’s effectiveness in outreach, recruiting, and public information, the HFPD made the decision to launch a website. They utilized an open bidding process for website developers in the Stanislaus County area. After evaluating costs, customer service, and examples of each company’s products, Rare Digital was selected as the best option. We worked together to create a brand new, custom, and informative website for the HFPD. “The district really appreciates the patience shown by Rare Digital in developing this website,” they stated. We are grateful for the members of the HFPD, as well as the opportunity to work with such a crucial business in the area. Please visit the Hughson Fire Protection District website for more information at: http://hughsonfire.com