We believe that your website should be...
You, and your business, are unique. We believe your website should be too, which is why we start every new project with a blank slate, no assumptions, and base our design on what you want and need. No force fitting to templates. You will have complete flexibility.
It has never been more important that your website work as well on a smartphone as on a laptop or desktop computer screen. OffCom report that 61% of people in the UK were using a smartphone to access the internet in 2015. More people now use a smartphone or tablet to access the internet than a desktop or laptop. Your audience don't want to have to zoom in to tiny text or fumble with too-small links. Plus, as of May 2015 Google penalise websites that are not mobile friendly on any search from a mobile phone. All our websites pass Google's mobile friendly test.
We know that for many small businesses, commissioning a website can be a scary process. We don't think it needs to be. Building a website is a creative process, and we love it. We aim to make the process straightforward, nonthreatening, and yes, fun, for you. We'll always keep you in the loop, so that you don't get any nasty surprises, and by the end of it all we think you will be amazed at how painless the whole project was.
How we work
We start by asking you about your business, and your ambitions for it. We want to understand how you work, how you are different from your competitors, who you want to reach, so that we can design a website to reflect all that and make you stand out from the crowd.
For a website to work well on the small screen of a mobile phone, it is crucial to make sure that the most important content appears first. We work with you to understand what kinds of information you need to communicate, from special offers and product descriptions to key messages and how to get in touch. We turn this in to building blocks of content, that will be organised to achieve the impact you need.
Once we've agreed what your website needs to say, and how you want to say it, we will come up with a proposal for the look and feel. We will refine those ideas based on your comments, showing you how the different building blocks of content will look on different types of device. We will build you a website you can be proud of, involving you every step of the way.
There is no point in building you a beautiful website if nobody can find it! We make sure it is easy for you to do SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), or we'll do it for you. We also make sure you can see how well your site is doing, how many people visit, what content they interact with, so that you can improve your site and make it work hard for you.
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to update your content, so we use the WordPress Content Management System to build your site. WordPress is used by some of the biggest names in the world, from The Rolling Stones to Forbes, from The Wall Street Journal to NASA. It is powerful, flexible and easy to use. We work hard to make the behind-the-scenes part of your site easy for you to manage, though we also offer a content management service for those clients who prefer us to do site updates for them.
We don't just deliver your website and then leave you standing there. We cultivate ongoing relationships with our clients, many of whom have been with us for years. We offer ongoing maintenance of your website's software, to keep it secure, can handle setting up domain names and web hosting, and are always on the end of the phone if you need us.