We build great websites.

A great-looking and functional website is crucial to your bottom line. 28 Media creates sites that look nice on any device, load quickly, and get found by search engines. We work with your team to create a website that meets all your needs and communicates the value of your products or services to your customers and clients. Read on to learn more.

What We Do

We build websites that make your job easier.

Whether you’ve outgrown your current site or you’re just getting started, 28 Media has the processes and best practices to help you successfully launch your new site. And we back our work up with ongoing maintenance and hosting plans to keep you focused on your day-to-day work and not your web presence.

“I’ve always been very particular about my website for OFD Consulting. I was referred to 28 Media and was impressed with their portfolio. We’ve now done four websites together. To say Sharif exceeded my expectations is an understatement. Everything was flawless. He was able to work alongside some of my team—there was no ego with Sharif, you know, he knows what he does well. And he also brings in people when it makes sense. Sharif has been a great strategic advisor when it comes to enhancements to our sites and business offerings.”

Meghan Ely
OFD Consulting
Who We’ve Worked With

Our clients range from household names to growing ventures.

From major brands to niche start-ups, the largest and the smallest companies have one thing in common—the need for a great website. We’ve had the pleasure of working with these companies recently.

Browse below for examples of our clients and recent work. Looking for more examples? Reach out and ask who we’ve helped in your industry.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

We have worked with the team and United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg since 2010, and have been involved in three iterations of their website. The most recent was launched in 2022, and includes a robust donation system, a library of volunteer opportunities, event calendar, annual financial reporting, and other features.

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We first worked with Harmon Claytor in 2013, when we were brought in to help repair a failed launch of a new website. We’ve been by their side since, and have managed two subsequent redesigns.

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OFD Consulting

We’ve worked with OFD Consulting since 2016 when we helped launch a member-driven training website for wedding professionals called the OFD Collective. We’ve since worked to launch a new speaker training website, and two iterations of the parent company website, plus an ongoing series of new features and functions to all three websites.

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This challenging project included websites for consulting company Andiron and their signature consulting framework, Key Polarity Indicator. In addition to two full-featured WordPress sites, the project also included detailed custom illustrations, a robust member library, and a highly customized eCommerce backend.

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Virginia War Memorial

We worked with the Virginia War Memorial to launch a new website in late 2019, and have since worked with them to add, update and archive various site functionality such as an events calendar, an eCommerce store, a searchable veterans database, and a searchable map of their memorial walkway.

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Ford Richardson

We helped Ford Richardson quickly launch a one-page site when they established their law firm in 2018, and have had the pleasure of remaining a trusted website partner as they’ve grown to 5 offices over the years.

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Coastal Resources

Interestingly, Coastal Resources Inc was one of 28 Media’s first clients, all the way back in 2005. At the time, we launched a simple static site that, with a few retrofits and updates over the years, served them until we launched a new CRI website in 2021.

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In 2021, we worked with educational analytics company, Farrell Day, while they rebranded as MarketView. Soon after, we worked to launch a second website for their associated communication agency, Two Ocean Education Partners.

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“28 Media gives you a sense of comfort and security that things are being done correctly. A website redesign can be a very stressful time, but they always made sure every detail was in order. Sharif gave us a very clear timeline and made sure we knew what was going to happen every step by step. And he made sure I had what was needed to get approvals internally.”

Kendall Ruby
Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman, P.C.
How We Do It

We have the experience to make your website project a success.

Without a strong process, it’s easy to find yourself on the wrong path. We have years of experience turning client requirements into effective websites, and this is how we do it.


Every project is different, so we start with a discovery process where our team gets to know you and your project’s needs. In this conversation, we’ll learn from your team what your goals and preferences are for the new site.



When website projects fail, it’s often due to ineffective or haphazard planning. We work with you to hatch a strategic plan for a website that is aligned with your business objectives and audience. Planning deliverables include a sitemap and wireframes of key pages. We include time for stakeholder review and approvals in the plan and help you succeed in launching a new or revamped website.

During this phase, we’ll determine exactly what pages and functionality is needed to meet your new site’s goals and we’ll assemble the team of specialists needed to create your website.



You may have all the content — text, images, videos — you need for a new site already. But, in cases where new content is needed, or an editor’s pen needs to be taken to the existing assets, we work with expert writers, designers, photographers and videographers to make sure you have the best content possible for your project. We’ll also gather your branding assets and discuss any other pieces that may need to be developed in order to create the website.



A beautifully designed website that looks great – and just as importantly, converts visitors to clients – is crucial to meeting your business needs. But more than that, the design needs to fit your brand and your needs, and it needs to look good on every size device. We have the experience and insight needed to bring your brand alive on the web.



An elegant, well-built architecture means your site will look great on any device, load quickly, and get found easily. Best-practices in web development are constantly evolving, and we make sure to keep up with all those technology changes, so you don’t have to.



Whether you’re updating an existing site or launching something new, going from approval to a live website can be a stressful time. And that’s before juggling sometimes-conflicting internal and external marketing priorities. Our experience means we know how to successfully transition your existing site or pave the way for your new project.

During the launch phase, we perform browser testing and mobile testing, and set up redirects as needed for SEO.



Our services don’t end with the launch of your site. We offer maintenance and hosting plans to keep your site updated and running swiftly and securely for months and years to come. And we’re available for maintenance updates on certain websites, from applying software and security updates to making content and structure changes to expand or repair your existing site. Learn more about our maintenance and hosting plans.


“Sharif’s attention to detail and his responsiveness are the main reasons that I’ve continued choosing 28 Media across multiple websites redesigns and a rebranding of our practice. Sharif has a very good process for explaining what happens when and can help you navigate it without it feeling so overwhelming. He is also great about pointing out opportunities for improvement, such as suggesting site optimizations that ultimately helped with our search rankings.”

Leslie Blackwell
River Run Dental Spa

Who We Are

We are specialists in delivering beautiful and effective websites.

Since 2005, 28 Media has grown to be a trusted partner in Richmond, Virginia, for clean, functional, standards-compliant websites. We’ve worked with professional service firms, small businesses, non-profits, startups, and agencies across the country.


Sharif Ewees is an experienced web professional with a multidisciplinary skill set spanning web development, project management, design and writing. Since earning a B.A. and an M.A. from Clemson University, he has created strategic, beautifully designed websites for more than two decades for small- and mid-size companies, startups, and nonprofits. He is the founder and former organizer of the developer community Refresh Richmond and a Past President of the Richmond Advertising Club. Sharif is also active in the community, supporting civic causes, coaching youth sports, and spending time outdoors with his wife and kids.


28 Media regularly partners with designers, developers, copywriters, SEO experts, and other specialists to bring your website to life.

“I’ve been partnering with 28 Media for 12+ years. Sharif and his team are trustworthy, reliable, and deliver great value for our clients in need of a new website. The design, functionality, and UX of 28 Media websites are top-notch. Building a website is a huge undertaking for any business, and I’ve always trusted 28 Media to get it right. ”

brian forrester
Workshop Digital