Web design and development
8 years of experience designing and developing websites. That’s what we can bring to your project – the expertise and experience needed to develop your business online. We’ll develop your site using the most appropriate techniques and technical practices – ensuring your site remains ‘future proof’ no matter what developments occur in browsing technologies (mobile phones, tablets, etc.). It also means your site is developed with search engine optimisation considerations to the fore. The site that you receive when we’re all done will be good looking, for sure, but it will also be usable and findable.
As a full service operation, we strive to simplify your online activities. One way in which we can help is by offering web hosting services for your project. That way, the most important parts of your online business are all under one roof. If you need something online, you can call us – no matter what it is, we can be your first port of call for your online business. We offer a comprehensive range of hosting packages to help you with your hosting needs. Starting at £8 per month for our standard packages – we offer scalable solutions that can grow with your business.
Integral to your sites performance is how you let people know about it’s existence! Sure, a good percentage of your visitors will find you using search engines – or even direct referrals. However, it pays to take a more direct approach sometimes. Our email marketing services integrate seamlessly with your website. We can handle signups, unsubscribes, bounces … all automatically – you don’t need to do a thing.
Then, we give you the ability to create stunning email newsletters – we can design the templates for you, or we can provide you with an ‘off the shelf’ template; whichever suits your needs.
As follow up, we provide you with actionable reports that go beyond simply ‘opens’ and ‘clicks’. In short, everything you need to manage a full email marketing campaign can be implemented straight from the backend of your website.
Whether you’re already trading online, or if you need a whole new web based shop, we can help you. We’ve developed custom shopping basket websites for a number of clients as well as integrated off the shelf packages that range from the free (Zen Cart, Magento Commerce) to the professional (Trading Eye, Interspire Shopping Cart).
There are even hosted solutions (Shopify, Big Cartel) to consider – which really minimise your exposure to security issues and merchant bank accounts.
The important thing is choosing the correct approach for your business. We can recommend a solution based on your unique requirements, and integrate the chosen approach seamlessly with your offline brand.
Content Management Systems
One way to ensure that visitors have a reason to come back to your website is to provide regularly updated content. The problem is, who’s going to do it and how?
Well, we can help you with the second part. We build our sites around any one of a number of Content Management Systems – from the very simple yet versatile (Perch), to the incredibly powerful (Expression Engine / WordPress).
Whichever tool is right for your business we’ll provide the expertise to get you up and running and modifying your content in no time at all.
Search Engine Optimisation
Guess what: search engine optimisation is like everything else in the world … there’s no ‘trick’ to it, there’s no secret formula, no means of succeeding over night. If you want to do well you have to work at it. Today, next week, this year, and next.
From the design of the site, to the ongoing content development, there are many valid techniques and best practices to ensure your website performs as well as possible within search engines.
Our consultative process for Search Engine Optimisation involves you directly – nobody knows your products or services better – and together we form a plan that is both sustainable and achievable.