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Why dkddi Should be Your Website Service Provider

Providing service and adding value. We strive to find solutions that will benefit our clients and by extension, nurture our reputation as a responsive and reliable website service provider.

Our Mission:

The mission of is to foster long-lasting partnerships with website owners by building trust, adding value, and sharing knowledge.

Because your business is our business!

Since our founding in 2012, we’ve sought to not only find clients but to keep clients. is a full-service website design and development company whose goal is to provide an ongoing and reliable resource to website owners. The majority of our clients have been with us for five years or more; we believe this says something about the value of our services and the experience of a partnership. But don’t take our word for it – see what our clients are saying:

Why We Do It

We specialize in WordPress websites, and one of the reasons we love developing WordPress websites is ease of use. WordPress administration is straightforward when compared to similar content management systems. WordPress is open source and very well documented with how-tos and tutorials for just about everything you can think of.

We’ve always imagined a world where we launch a website, hand the keys to the client, and send them off into sunset with the confidence that they will maintain and update their website without further need of our services. And though we’ve always operated under that idealized model this is not the reality. We believe that website owners should not be beholden to a developer for information and access, but experience has taught us that most website owners do not have the time or the personnel to effectively maintain a website. This results in out of date software, poorly serviced hosting configurations, ignored security alerts, bloated databases, blacklisted domains, poor website performance, broken links, decreased SEO … you get the idea. Operating a system like WordPress does not require a website developer, but any website must be properly installed, configured, and maintained. Our data suggests that up to 90% of website owners fail to perform even routine maintenance.

All technology will eventually become out-dated, and all websites are vulnerable to things like malware and hacking, but website owners can significantly mitigate these issues through diligent and continual maintenance efforts. That’s were we come in. Not only will we help you design and develop your website, but we’ll also partner with you to update, maintain, and improve your site in an ongoing capacity through our WordPress Maintenance and Care Plans. Our partners enjoy direct access to our developers and support techs who are there to ensure continued operational status. Properly maintaining a website is far less costly than repairing one, and we’re there for you every step of the way. This is WHY dkddi.

Who is dk?

Founder and Lead Developer, Derek Kramer, has over fifteen years of experience as a developer and project manager. Derek began his career in Chicago as production coordinator at Helene Curtis/Unilever in 2000. He then made the transition into marketing and advertisement at Kryl & Company, Inc. During his time at Kryl and Company, Inc., the opportunity to design and develop his first website presented itself and there was no looking back.

In the years that followed, Derek freelanced as both a website and Flash developer at many of the largest firms in Chicago including DDB and Burrell Communications, and on accounts for Wrigley, the National Basketball Association, Toyota, and Taco Bell, among others.

In 2012 Derek founded DK Development and Design, Inc., focusing on WordPress website development— the company he leads today as

Gloria K. A. is fantastic to work with. We are a small start-up and have to watch every dollar we spend on marketing. is fast, efficient and great at trouble shooting. We built a website from scratch and they worked seamlessly with our agency to get it up and running. We also had build the e-commerce portion of the site and we are extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend for your website needs.

Owner and Partner - Phyter Foods

Kay K.

Our website was in desperate need of a redesign and upgrading. accomplished the task artistically, affordably and on-time. Our new web site is sleek, user friendly and, upon request, has quickly found and installed useful add-ons we’ve needed, such as online appointment scheduling, and online registration for workshops.

Executive Director - St. Charles Singers

Patti K.

Approximately ten years ago, a programmer dropped out of a high profile client project…at the worst possible time. Thankfully, we were referred to Not only was the project completed on time, their approach was far more elegant and efficient saving bandwidth. Through the years, we’ve thrown a variety of unusual projects their way and the results are always the same: on time, elegant, and efficient.

President/Designer - Image Definition & Design, Inc.