Planning / Pre-Production (Technical Specification)
Before you even consider a website, there are a few important things to consider. These will be based upon how you want your website structure or design to project to your target audience, this includes content (text) for the website, images required for the website and technical wants and needs such as forms, active content (scroller’s / slideshow’s) etc.
All web design agencies will require a technical brief (specification) before they can reasonably offer a correct and purposeful quotation. Any company offering quotation without a nag list / technical brief / specification of how the site should act or look like is a one way route to disaster. There is nothing worse than being given a price only for this to change considerably once a project starts and the list of “wants and needs” starts showing its head. What starts off being a £400 quote could quickly morph into a £1000 invoice! This is why a crucial part of website design / development and planning should always start with a full comprehensive technical brief.
As we have been developing websites for the past 14 years we make sure we carry out the protocol of offering a full technical brief and quotation based upon the specifications requested. This is why it’s always beneficial for all sides to consider the planning stage of any website development as the most important aspect.
Unlike our less competent competitors we do not use templates (these tend to be free but little scope for alteration)! All our developments are hand coded and tested cross browser and cross platform. We even invite our clients to come and watch their sites coded up!! We have the saying “if it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing properly”! We don’t cut corners or blind you with big industry words….. that’s just not us.
As part of our services we do supply full technical writing of website specifications documents, so even if you did not use us for your website build, having a technical specification document would potentially save you a whole lot of stress and heartache of brief changes once you have supplied this document to whoever is your chosen website developer. We take you through all the elements of building a successful website and offer advice based on your requirements. This document in turn would allow any bonafide company to supply you a full quotation without any grey areas.
If you would like more information on technical build documents please contact us.
The internet has made huge steps over the past few years in suffice to marketing, brand awareness, visitor interactions, viral farming, social engagement and competitions. The buzz word is SOCIAL MEDIA, and any company not being involved in this online evolution is missing a trick!. Growing connections, brand awareness, offers, new developments etc has never been so easy to do using the plethora of social media platforms. The days of mass email drops has long gone and is also now illegal (unsolicited emails). This now is undertaken in the realms of online marketing……..SOCIAL MEDIA.
We have a dedicated team of online social media specialists that carry out high quality online social media marketing across virtually every platform. We understand for social media marketing to be carried out correctly is very time consuming, that’s why we now have a team of 6 full time online media whizzes that are doing the business for our clients. As well as social media platforms we are also accredited Google Ad Words partners, this enables us to put our clients in front of all searches on the internet. We can even specify geo location to ensure maximum exposure in a given area. All our campaigns are supplied with weekly automated reports directly from Google and this will show how the campaigns are performing.
If you would like to know more about social media marketing please contact Us
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Flickr / Blogger / YouTube / Linked In
As from April 2018 our brand new Dell PowerEdge R740 Blade servers (Linux Redhat Enterprise) are running SSD (solid state drives) with the most modern, reliable and lightning fast hardware and software. All our hosting plans (VPS Virtual Private Servers) come with FREE automated daily backups on a rolling 30 day offsite system and FREE 24/7 Technical Support 365 days of the year.
Our Unlimited Cloud Pro VPS hosting starts at just £8.33 per month up to our all singing all dancing new dedicated server package starting from £96.59 per month (PowerEdge R430). We feel that our hosting packages offer outstanding value for money without the problematic situations that budget shared hosting (limited SQL server / mail server / bandwidth) resources brings!. We even supply SLAs (service level agreements) …. Try getting one of them for shared hosting !.
If you are looking at moving your website hosting, we also offer FREE migrations onto our servers to make it a fast painless move for you.
If you would like to know more about our hosting services please contact us.
We understand the wish by everyone for their website to rank well with the major search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. There is no golden bullet ....but if you ensure your site carries out good coding protocol then you will be able to gain a good listing. There are many elements to consdier when building the site and we offer our clients the "best practice" procedures to ensuring their sites are optimised just as the search engines request. All our SEO services offer insight reporting so you can see progression ad real time results.
If you would like to know more about our SEO services drop us a line.
We offer fully in-house graphic design and print facilities. Using the industry standard Adobe CS6 creative suite, we can offer a multitude of graphic logos, banners, business cards, flyers, web icons and much much more!.
If you have a project that requires a creative touch then we can fulfil any graphic development you would require.
If you would like to know more about our graphic services please get in touch.
All our sites are built from the ground up using the latest coding protocols. We do not use templates like many other companies, so do the job properly!