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MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas

Microsoft Access – MS Excel – Visual Basic – C#

We are based in the Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) area of North Texas but provide support worldwide

In a rush, Call us at 972-245-0340

MS Access is an excellent tool for both single-user and multi-user business solutions. While Access may not be indicated for high volume transaction environments (such as reservation systems), it is a proven, powerful application development tool at the department-level (up to 30-40 users, in some cases more), and for small business applications (single, or multi-user).

We develop applications using Microsoft tools like:

  • MS Access
    Front end for client/server. Back end for small or mid-size databases.
  • MS SQL Server
    Back end for .NET client/server or web database.
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
    Front end for web.
  • Visual Basic
    When you need custom controls or small distribution file.
  • Web Site Design
    Internet Information Server, HTML, VBScript, CSS, JavaScript Web page
    development and .NET network support.

Are you looking for a unique database design but not quite sure how to get there? In many situations, companies like yours truly need a custom Access database to fully optimize the data they have or want to collect and develop the functions and features that will allow them to generate intelligent reports. That’s where we come in handy. We listen to you and see what your requirements are. Then we try to figure out whether your requirements can be better handled by a custom MS Access database, a custom Excel sheet or maybe some custom coding in Visual Basic or C#.

We can help with:

  • Tables
  • Queries
  • Forms
  • Reports
  • VBA – Visual Basic for applications
  • Data import / export
  • Merging data with Word or Excel
  • Linking to SQL server data
  • Data migration
  • MS Access version updates

Custom Excel Programming:

We can help with custom excel programming and also integrate Excel with your MS Access or SQL database. We can work with you to help you get the most out of Microsoft Excel. When you come to us with a spreadsheet problem, we will try and see how our work will fit into your bigger picture. Our Excel experts have worked within, and consulted for companies of all sizes, across all industries. So although we
specialize in Excel development and coding, we are consultants as well as programmers.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
  • Financial Models
  • Proposal or Quote Generators
  • Custom Reports
  • Sales and invoicing systems
  • Data Processing
  • Custom Spreadsheet Templates
  • Dashboards / Summaries
  • Automate Repetitive Tasks

Visual Basic Developer:

For many custom applications, you may need a Visual Basic programmer / developer to create custom functions for you, generate application
specific reports, perform certain database functions and create application specific UI screens.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas

We can help you with Visual Basic programming as well as C# where applicable. Quick access to your business information is critical.  Our database programmers create custom database applications designed to improve business productivity.  Visual Basic is used to perform data validation and creation of user-friendly features on data entry screens.  Advanced table design makes your database shareable and fast.  We perform database design and contract programming in MS Access and MS Office.

MS Access, Excel, Visual Basic and C# developers in the DFW area of North Texas
Microsoft Access – MS Excel – Visual Basic – C# developers in DFW area of North Texas

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area

In a rush? Call us at 972-245-0340

Custom plugin development

Whether you are using WordPress, Joomla or Drupal, sooner or later you may end up in a situation that an off-the-shelf plugin just won’t work for you. In such a situation, you’ll need a custom plugin developed only for you.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area
Custom Plugin in PHP

Who does custom plugin development? We do. Do all developers develop custom plugins. No not all. A normal run of the mill WordPress developer for example is not that good at core PHP and would avoid developing custom plugins. Being a company, we have different developers for different tasks and have core PHP developers who are great at developing custom plugins or modifying existing plugins.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area
Application specific custom plugins development

Some custom plugins are more geared towards presenting information in a certain way on the user facing front end. Others are meant for internal data collection and reporting and are meant for the site owners / admin.

How long does it take to develop a custom plugin and how much does it cost? There is no telling beforehand like that. We first try to understand your requirements, then we give you a quote accordingly. Just call us or fill out the contact form and help us understand what your requirements are and why an off-the-shelf plugin simply won’t work for you.
Looking forward to helping you out.

Custom Plugin Developers in the DFW North Texas area


 

 

Shopify Ecommerce Developers – Fort Worth- Texas

Shopify Ecommerce Developers serving Fort Worth, Texas and beyond

Shopify is increasingly becoming popular among ecommerce websites. It’s a hosted solution, that is, you setup your website on Shopify’s servers and that takes the hassles of server management out of the picture. One less headache for the small business owner.

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Shopify Ecommerce website

Another reason Shopify is getting popular is the speed and ease with which you can setup your ecommerce website. There are quite a few templates available to get you started quickly. A lot simpler than many of it’s open source brethren like OpenCart, Magento, Os Commerce etc.

So is your Shopify website delivering?

Shopify developers / experts / webmasters
Shopify Developers

You have good products, you have competitive prices yet you are not selling much. Why? Either you have no traffic or your website stinks.

Ecommerce sales are projected to grow to 434.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. Will you be able to capture your share of it?

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Ecommerce Sales

You would agree that most websites look like cookie cutter templates – right? Then why do people keep doing it? Maybe they don’t know any better. Maybe they think it’s expensive to have an elegant design.
What’s expensive is all those lost customers who come to your website and quickly click away.

Then there are savvy people like you who want to improve their websites and their user experience but don’t have the skills in-house to make the necessary changes. It’s hard to find Shopify developers and they are expensive at $60 to $70/hour even if you do get lucky. Paying them that kind of salary on an on-going basis may be more than your business can justify. What to do? When a job goes unfilled, projects get delayed. Delays cost you money and lost opportunities.

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Shopify Ecommerce example

That’s where we at Interloper, Inc. come in handy. You can hire us at a fraction of the price and we don’t have to be on your payroll for ever.
We provide you the resources you need. You still remain in charge and in control – you get your job done at a lower cost and on time.
Accolades and a leg up over your competition may follow.

Sometimes you may look at competitors websites and they look beautiful and generate more business. You wish your website looked that good and delivered results. You can have an even better looking site given the right talent. Generally we first assign you one of our creative designers who works with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. After that, we hand it over to our developers to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. We do it this way because you get better results by putting specialists on the job rather than letting one person do everything. Contact us
– we can only help. Whether you are in Fort Worth, Texas or elsewhere in the world, we can help you.

At Interloper, Inc. our roots are in E-Commerce and it continues to
be the strongest part of our business. We ensure that your Shopify site is SEO ready, analytics and site map plugins are installed, payment and shipping integration is in place, and it has all the components necessary to conduct ecommerce in a safe and efficient manner.

What are the keys to an effective website?

1. Function – it must operate smoothly both for the customer and for the administrator.
2. Visual appeal – design is important. A visually appealing website makes the customer feel more comfortable about the company and it’s products.
3. User experience – Make it easy for a customer to find the information he needs, make it easy for him to place an order and build a follow up mechanism to stay in touch with the customer so he feels reassured that he is good hands.

Let us help you make the most of our Shopify website and do more business at a lower cost. Translation – greater profitability. Call or email us.

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Shopify Ecommerce  Fort Worth, Texas, USA

We can also help you build customer follow up functionalities for your Shopify website that build customer loyalty and can generate additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we provide the right Shopify resources. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running.

Serving Fort Worth, Texas and clients worldwide.

Another service that we offer our Shopify clients is creating and
uploading product feeds to Google Shopping, Rakuten.com, eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale. Whether you are based in the Greater Fort Worth, Texas, USA or elsewhere in the world, thanks to the internet, we can help you with your Shopify ecommerce site. Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did!

Ecommerce Developers in Dallas, TX

The success of your ecommerce business will largely depend on how well your site looks and how smoothly it functions. If you are a serious business, then you must have professionals design and develop your ecommerce website.

The way we will approach your project is to first assign you one of our creative designers who will work with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. During this process we may go back and forth several times to get the design just right. Good design should establish brand identity, credibility, be in line with current trends and technologies, drive your call to action and give you a competitive advantage.

Once design is finalized, we will hand it over to our developer to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. We do it this way because you get better results by putting specialists on the job rather than letting one person do everything.

Ecommerce Developers Dallas, TX, USA
Ecommerce Developers – Dallas, TX, USA

Do you currently have a team of Ecommerce Developers and Designers? If not, give us a call and let’s talk. We are based in Dallas, TX, USA but support ecommerce websites worldwide.

Ecommerce Success
Ecommerce Success – Happy Customers


When looking for Ecommerce Developers, check their website for a portfolio of their work or case studies of their previous work. This will give you a glimpse into their skills, talents and experience. Some may have worked on similar projects, others may not but maybe they are quite capable of doing so?

The next step is to decide which shopping cart you want to use. Choose carefully as this cart will be essential for the success of your online store. Options include Magento, Shopify, Bigcommerce, OpenCart, OSCommerce, X-Cart or a custom ecommerce solution. Make sure your developer is familiar with the shopping cart system you want.

Ecommerce Platforms
Ecommerce Platforms

It is actually better if you first hire a company, let them understand your business, your industry and competition and then together decide which ecommerce platform is best for you. That way everyone is on the same page. Just because your friend raves about Shopify or Magento does not mean you should have the same cart. They all have their strengths and let your developer and you figure out what will be best for your shop.

Work closely with your ecommerce developers during the design and the function phases and test. It is better that you discover the bugs rather than your customers.

There are three factors to consider before you hire a design/development team for your ecommerce website: quality, price and time. If you want quality work to be done in a timely manner, you need to be prepared to pay well. And consider keeping your developer on your payroll for some time to do periodic updates and make any necessary changes.

When it comes to developing an ecommerce website, you need a team that is focused and experienced in providing companies with professional web design and developing ecommerce solutions.

At Interloper Inc., our roots are in E-Commerce and it continues to be the strongest part of our business. We ensure that your site is SEO ready, analytics and site map plugins are installed, payment and shipping integration is in place, and it has all the components necessary to conduct ecommerce in a safe and efficient manner.

Later on, when your site is up and running, as a separate project, you may want us to build you customer follow up functionalities that build customer loyalty and generates additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we provide the right resource. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running your business.

Later on, if you like, we can also create and upload product data feeds to Uploadmyproducts.com, Google Shopping, Rakuten, eBay, Amazon, Houzz.com, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com, Walmart.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale.

Fill out the contact form or give us a call and let’s talk.

Ecommerce Developers Dallas, TX, USA
Ecommerce Developers in Dallas, TX, USA

Website Makers

Website Makers

Website makers in Dallas – DFW area – North Texas USA

Website Makers, Web Developers, Web designers, consultants,

WordPress Ecommerce – Apparel Site

Is there such a term like Website Makers? Maybe not but many people use the term website makers when looking for a web developer or a web designer. That’s all right. If it’s not your field of specialization, you may not be familiar with the terminology. So website makers is fine if that’s what you feel comfortable with. Click http://interloperinc.com to request a quote or talk to a representative about making a website.

Once of the popular content management system (CMS) is WordPress. WordPress is very versatile and can be used for all kinds of website. The above is an example of WordPress Ecommerce using a plugin called WooCommerce.

Like most open source software, the core WordPress platform is free. However; some add-on modules called plugins have to be paid for.

WordPress is popular all over the world, from Dallas, Texas, USA to Sydney, Australia to Birmingham, UK.

Dallas DFW North Texas USA - Brochure style informative website in WordPress for a Health and Fitness business

Health & Fitness website in WordPress created by developers in Dallas

Are you planning on a new website in WordPress? Call or email us and we’ll be glad to design a professional website for your business.

Dallas DFW North Texas area developers - Salon site developed in WordPress

Custom design – Salon website developed in WordPress

Some call them website maker, some call them website creator, consultant, specialist or word press developer – the correct term would be WordPress Developers. A WordPress developer is generally a highly educated individual with a degree in computer science. WordPress is one of the platforms they work on but their knowledge extends way beyond that. 

WordPress Developers are very versatile. They can make a website for pretty much any type of businesses from health spas to hair salons, from restaurants to sports clubs.

Do you need to make a website? Maybe you have a website but would like it professionally redesigned. That’s where we at Interloper, Inc. can come in handy. We have specialist designers and developers and we can design and develop any kind of website for you from informational to ecommerce. We cover them all.

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Shoe store in WordPress


Sometimes you may look at competitors websites and they look beautiful and generate more business. You wish your website looked that good and delivered results. Now you can have a great looking website without breaking the bank. Call or email us. You’ll be glad you did.

Generally we first assign you one of our creative designers who works with you to put together a design that reflects your vision for your website, looks elegant and professional and most importantly meets the expectations of the type of customers you are trying to attract. After that, we hand it over to our developers to integrate the design into the backend and incorporate all the necessary functionalities. 

Growth pattern of US ecommerce sales

Real Estate website with IDX/MLS listings in WordPress

One advice we give to all companies, especially small businesses is that you should let your website reflect your personality and your values. If you have a friendly conversational type of personality, then let your website reflect that. If you are selling premium products, then make sure you website does not look cheap. If you are focused on a certain demographic, then make sure your website attracts them.

WordPress blog - coaches website - DFW North Texas

WordPress Blog – Coaches – Consultants 

Interloper, Inc. is an I.T. company focused on small business. We are based in the Dallas area (DFW) of North Texas, USA but do business worldwide. Our roots are in design and development and it continues to be the strongest part of our business. We believe a neatly put together website leaves a positive and professional impression on your clients and extends your reach beyond the local marketplace.

What are the keys to an effective website?

1. Function – it must operate smoothly both for the customer and for the administrator.
2. Visual appeal – design is important. A visually appealing website establishes credibility and makes the customer feel more comfortable about the company and it’s products.
3. User experience – Make it easy for a customer to find the information he needs, make it easy for him to place an order and build a follow up mechanism to stay in touch with the customer so he feels reassured that he is in good hands.

Let us help you make the most of your WordPress website and do more business at a lower cost. Translation – greater profitability. Call or email us.

We can also help you build customer follow up functionalities for your WordPress website that builds customer loyalty and can generate additional revenues.

For future maintenance also, you don’t have to advertise and spend precious time going over resumes. You just let us know and we will provide the right WordPress resources. Your job gets done economically, without hassle and on time while you focus on doing what you do best – running your business.

Another service that we offer our WordPress Ecommerce clients is creating and uploading product feeds to Google Shopping, Rakuten.com, eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Price Grabber, Shopping.com and Sears.com. The more customer exposure you give your products, the better the chances of making a sale. Whether you are based in the Dallas / DFW area of North Texas, USA or elsewhere in the world, thanks to the internet, we can help you with your WordPress site.  Give us a call – you’ll be glad you did!



Design

Web Design:

When we talk about web design what do we mean? Is it about the looks of the site? Is it
about the form of the site? And what should it be? Should it be really good
looking, colorful and splashy? Is that what matters – the looks of the site?

Do looks matter?

It’s pretty much the same as an ad you see on television. You come across some ads that are really humorous
with good looking in nice surroundings and you enjoy watching it. But did that
Ad move you to action? Did you pick up the phone and call? Do you get up and go to the dealership or to the store to buy what they were
selling? Is that Ad going to make you a customer or not? Same thing on the web, the medium is different, objective
is the same.

The design of your website should be such that leads you to action, and that action is different for
different organizations. If you are a charity, you want people to donate either time or money.
If you are an E-commerce site, you want people to buy what you are selling. If it is
an informational site you want to reinforce beliefs or thoughts. Some sites of
course are of a different nature like news site or entertainment site where the objective
is to make people linger so that the more time they spend, the more money you generate from the
Ads that you show on your site. But on most other sites, the objective is to make you take action, and that action
determines the effectiveness of web design. Sometimes there is no easy answer so
you go with multiple designs and then do A/B testing to figure out what appeals to your target market.
Should you change colors; would red lead to action? Should a restaurant website
have more red? Should a physician’s website have pasetls only?

Non-Profits:

What about Masjid or a Church or a Temple, what will make people donate more?
Quite often there is no easy answer. Instead of imposing a design on you, we
work with you to come up with a design that is just right for you. We want the design to reflect your personality
or your organization’s personality and also be in line with your customer expectations. For example, if your strength is price, we must not design a site that looks like
a better fit for Fifth Avenue, as that would drive customers away.

Target Market:

Website design should be in line with your target audience. If your target market is teenagers, that should be reflected in the
design, if your market is seniors, you should be more mindful of what appeals to
senior and what they find comfotable. Sometimes it’s just as simple as a bigger
font that makes it easy for them to read. Good design should be in line with your organization’s personality as well as your target audiences.

Sales Pages/Squeeze Pages:

Some of our best sales generating pages have been the ugliest. They were designed to generate a specific action and they did.
It is especially true on squeeze pages or pages that are designed for single action, either you signup or you don’t. It’s
beautiful if it delivers results.

The most sensitive market to layout, colors and form is the female market. Women love and appreciate colors, cuts, curves and
pictures.

Blog Design:

Blogs are very personal in nature. They should reflect you. If you have a
spartan personality, it would be best to take a minimalistic approach. If your general personality is very conservational, then we should design a blog that’s a very open it encourages discussion.

Example of a blog design
Blog Design

Logo Design:

One of the most subjective areas is logo design. Everybody wants a great logo. But nobody knows how to define a great logo. What is a great logo? It is some image in
a person’s mind that is hard to translate. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
and that is very true about logos. We quite often ended up designing 10, 20, 25 different logos to come up with a logo
that the client likes.

Give and Take between looks and functionality:

We also have to pay heed to other functions like hardware resources,
bandwidth, storage and SEO. For example should we use Flash? In Flash you can do
pretty much anything. You can have characters moving around in really animated screens. But Flash requires
stronger servers and greater bandwidth and flash sites are not overly friendly towards SEO though the nature of SEO has changed so much that
we don’t know how much that is important anymore.

Conventional or Responsive design:

Should we design for conventional computer screens? Or should we incorporate a responsive designs?
Responsive design is one that looks good on smart phones and tablets as well as a conventional computer screens.
All over the world more and more people are interacting with the web using
mobile devices and web design has to take that into consideration. Our job is to
make it easy for customers to interact with you.

Backend design:

Our approach towards designing a front end user interface (UI) is very different than designing the backend for you, your administrators, your data entry personnel, your sales people
etc. When we are designing a backend, our focus is on speed, economy and functionality. For example,
for your data entry staff we want to design an interface that involves the least
number of key strokes – improves productivity. For your accountant, we want to
provide all the numerical detail that he needs, preferably exportable in
spreadsheet format so he can look at the data every which way.

API’s can be used to import product data feeds for upload to shopping
portals. Saves massive data entry for large sites. For EDI, whether XML or
conventional API, the end result is efficiency and accuracy.

We believe that a good design starts with the end result in mind. A spectacular design is wasted effort
if the visitor does not do what you want him to do?

We can help you plan every detail from the color scheme to the placement of call to action buttons, to screen layout, to navigation, social media
integration, info graphs and all that.

During the design process, our approach is;

  1. To understand your business
  2. To create a wire frame
  3. To create a mockup with a responsive design in mind
  4. To create the PSD
  5. Slice the PSD into HTML5/CSS3
  6. Hand it over to development

Design challenges:

As designers, we are always faced with a challenge. What tools and creatives
deliver the best results. Should we use flash? Flash is a great tool but off
late Jquery has taken over because Jquery is not that resource intensive, is
adaptable to mobile devices and it’s great for sliders.

For landing pages, should we have a square grid style design or a parallax
accordion style? Should we create info graphics? Should we add videos? How many videos?
Should we have big sliders, small sliders, secondary sliders, footers, headers, sidebars, columns, all that is taken into consideration to create
one wholesome website.

So how can we help you?

Fill up the contact form or pick up the phone and call us. Let’s talk.