Your website represents you, therefore a modern, stylish website will show a successful business underneath and now that we are finding ourselves in the “Web 2.0” age of the internet, it is becoming increasingly obvious to web users whether a website is old and out-dated or new and modern. Our design and webdesign departments therefore work closely together to ensure each site looks as good as it can and maintains a modern Web 2.0 look – slick, clean and user-friendly.
Having a smart design is one thing, but having a clear idea of your business goals means that we can develop a website which most importantly WORKS for you. Once you have attracted visitors to your site, they must be able to navigate through the pages easily and quickly. You may already have an idea of the general feel you want your website to take and the pages you want it to consist of, so we can work with you and advise where necessary on a solution which meets both your expectations, as well meeting the needs of your visitors.
Search Engine Optimisation
The majority of web users use search engines such as Google and Yahoo! in order to find the information they want. Therefore, it is very important that websites are designed with search engines in mind. If your site is not appearing in searches, then whats the point in having one?!
We aim to code our sites in a way which optimises their ability to picked up and “spidered” by the search engines – thus making them “search engine friendly”.
We understand a website is an integral part of your business, and like any business, it is important to look at trends/statistics in order to improve. We feel the same should be for a website. Therefore, we will add in the ability to monitor your website traffic at no extra cost in order to let you see important information such as who is looking at your site, what your most popular pages are and more importantly how people are finding you.
With internet speeds getting faster, the ability to show more detailed content on the web has grown. Animation has therefore become more and more popular and is now found all over the web in the form of Flash or html5/jquery animation. Animation allows information to be conveyed quickly and effectively as well as giving an element of professionalism to a site. Now, it is very common to see entire sites encoded in flash which helps make websites even more interactive.
We will always aim to add in a bit of animation where we see it can make a difference, though if you are interested in having a site designed completely in flash, we can do that for you as well!
Content Management System
If required, our experienced web designer can develop a Content Management System for you, giving you the ability to update your website quickly and easily – with absolutely no web programming experience required! This also helps save you money by taking away ongoing maintenance fees when hiring a company to do it when you can just as easily do it yourself! Although, if would like to have someone else take care of it, then we will just as happily do that for you instead! If you are familiar with a WordPress or Joomla content management system, then we can also build your site around them – getting the most out of a system you already know.
Social Network Integration
Web 2.0 is all about the sharing of information across many sites – not just your own. So if you want your twitter feed on your new website, or want a facebook page set up, or want them all linked together and advertised on your blog – that is not a problem!