We creating your website,
content machine and online brand.
The fastest secure websites, with optimal SEO.
Your website brings the business. We know this - because you're on our site now.
We specialize in creating statically generated websites with React or Svelte - served from CDNs - to deliver your content milliseconds faster than the competition and score high on relevant performance metrics. We serve top tier companies to deliver performant websites far beyond the grey mass.
Ensure your website is performing in the top 1%. Google punishes slow sites and rewards fast sites in search rankings. Your site speed is measured by its Lighthouse score. A site should strive to keep these in the “green” range.
It is easy to screw this up if you're not well versed in website performance and many major sites get this wrong, for example berlin.de below.
Proper implementation requires coordination between development, design, seo and marketing. We made a fair amount of concessions and technical analysis to keep our scores acceptable.
To measure site performance check out https://web.dev/measure
Makers' Den delivered a leading edge website builder and a React based design system. Our content team is thrilled over the usability of our new website & cms and our developers are thrilled by the quality of the delivered code. Given the chance, I can highly recommend working them.
Makers’ Den built bespoke frontends and APIs with Typescript/ReactJS/NodeJS which connect with Klarna’s existing services to deliver cutting edge payment journeys. Their engineers provided excellent on-site technical expertise, communication and a culture of transparency and consistent delivery for a full year.
We love what we do and only employ people with a similar mindset. You ship faster by working with a small team where each member is a true senior. With us you get direct access to everyone. This keeps overhead low and output high.
You are in control. We offer full transparency of progress and potential problems. We keep you informed and present options, but you make the decisions.
Our clients are important to us. Projects start and end, but the relationships with our clients usually span multiple years.
We're not the right choice for everyone, but if you care about the service you're creating - and would like to work with makers that share your conviction - we could be a good fit.
We’re big on statically generated websites managed via a headless CMS, using JAMStack philosophy.
Among our top choices for websites are:
Re-architecting Friday.de for FRI:DAY Versicherungen ➤
Carl summarizes the broads strokes of how we re-implemented friday.de - creating a site which loads faster than any of their competitors, utilized a headless cms to give full control of all pages & content, and implemented a design system to concretize the brand language across all web products.
Implementing a design system with React ➤
Harrison wrote down tips on the tools (typescript, styled-system, styled components, storybook, jest, rollup) and best practices he used when he implemented the custom design system of friday.de.
I want to keep my idea confidential. Will you sign an NDA with me?
Yes, we sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) always when a client wants it. We can do it at the very beginning before we discuss your project's details, or at another stage of the process - it's up to you.
Do I own the intellectual property rights of my application?
Yes, you are the owner of Intellectual Property rights at all times.
Where is your development team located?
Berlin. We can co-locate with you if you have an office in Berlin, or we will work remotely for you from our own office.
What is the pricing model?
You work with us on a Time & Materials basis. The total cost depends on the actual time the team spends on the development. You are in charge of the project’s scope and set priorities for the development team.
Time & Materials allows flexibility for you to set the direction of development depending on the users’ feedback, market situation, or opportunities that arise during the development.
For more about how we create estimates read how to estimate software projects.
What would my development team look like?
We adjust the team depending on your needs. Our speciality is low overhead teams, where every member is contributing concretely towards customer facing features. That means everyone is either doing development or design.
Roles like Project managment, Business Analysts and QA are responsibilies which are shouldered by our business oriented developers or designers.
You will traditionally take the role of a Product Owner, making decisions on priority and scope.
Can you hand the code over to another team?
Yes. We create easily understandble and maintainable code using well known frameworks which don’t require niche knowledge.
The runtime environments are always either your own or easily duplicatable in common cloud environments like AWS.
What is the experience level of my team?
We only like to use seniors. It is tempting to use “average” developers when looking to optimize hourly prices, but the difference in output of a true senior developer compared to a passable one tends to be staggering, easily 10x.
How am I kept up-to-date of development?
We have fixed length iterations (1-2 weeks), at the end of which you will be demoed the current progress. You will have access to team members through Slack, email and video calls and our regular meetings.
We can also regularly work on-site in your office if you’re in Berlin. In addition to this you will have access to our project management tools (Jira or Asana), which we update daily.