Crowd Favorite builds great websites. We provide consulting and web development services specializing in WordPress, web applications, Open Source software & user experience design.
Crowd Favorite builds awesome applications. We believe in the synthesis of form and function. A finished product must not only work flawlessly, but also be a joy to use. We always strive for elegance.
From 2003 – 2007 Crowd Favorite was known as King Design with Alex as the sole worker bee. King Design became Crowd Favorite in 2007 as he began hiring and building a team.
Alex is well known for his open source projects and contributions; in particular as an original contributor to the WordPress Open Source project and for his ongoing work in the WordPress community. Given his early contributions, Alex found plenty of interesting opportunities and projects come his way — more than he could engage with on his own.
Over six years later, we have gradually and intentionally grown the business to about 15 full-time employees located in a single office in Denver. We find this to be a reasonable size that allows for a collective team of experts under one roof, where each project benefits from a full team’s expertise — and also intentionally avoids the overhead and challenges that come with becoming a large “agency”.
We pride ourselves in having a culture where everyone pushes each other to step up their game. The opportunity to work with the latest and greatest technologies brings with it an expectation that everyone is constantly learning, growing and contributing new ideas to the team.
A developer-founded and developer-led company has a different culture than a sales or marketing driven company. We focus on the product and in creating things that are technically excellent; and let our resulting reputation act as our sales and marketing pitch.
Our developers make sure that our architecture, frameworks and coding standards are above reproach while our designers are just as fanatical about the visual design and user experience of each of our projects.
Working from the heart of lower downtown Denver (LoDo) we are mere blocks from sports stadiums, restaurants, the 16th Street Mall, bars, and public transportation (which many of us use). Since many of us walk, jog and bike, we also have a shower at the office.
We hold bi-weekly tech lunches where everyone has a chance to share new knowledge, gotchas, tips and tricks they’ve learned recently (plus free lunch!). We also meet at the beginning of the month to discuss project launches, housekeeping, and other company updates (free lunch again!).
Team members also tend to share cupcakes, muffins, home-made zuchinni bread, and home-brewed beer on occasion. Though, we do stock the fridge with ice cream and beer and the cupboard with popcorn and coffee.
And whether its a weekend on the slopes in the winter or a biking and golf trip in the summer, we make the “Eagle’s Nest” (our four bedroom “cabin” in Breckenridge) available to the entire team for year-round get-aways and hackathons. It’s a great perk and one we encourage everyone use.
We love the opportunity to work with interesting teams on challenging projects. Our expertise in websites, web applications, WordPress and general best practices makes us a great partner for whatever you're looking to build.
Our team of professionals includes designers, developers and experienced project sherpas. Not only will the technical result be high-quality, but we will be your trusted guide throughout the process.Get in Touch