We can work with you to create a stunning online presence to advertise your organisation or business. Informational websites focus on providing a ‘shop window’ for your hobby, organisation or business, conveying key information to visitors and promoting engagement through contact forms, event calendars and social media sharing tools. We tailor information websites around the organisation or business, ensuring that they are responsive and therefore accessible to all, regardless of whether they are visiting on a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Looking to start selling online? Look no further. We primarily develop eCommerce websites on WordPress with the popular WooCommerce plugin, which is trusted by thousands of online retailers, both big and small. As well as developing the look, feel and function of your eCommerce website, we also provide attention to detail such as creating E-Mail templates to brand your communications with your customers. All our eCommece websites also include extensive training to ensure that you understand how the system works and that you are able to manage all aspects of your online shop. We can also provide data entry (including products), photography and maintenance packages to lighten the load and let you focus on running your business. We also have experience with other eCommerce platforms such as Magento, so if you have a project that involves something else, we would love to hear from you.
Community websites can encompass a range of tools to share information and encourage collaboration. We have experience with the ever-popular BuddyPress platform, which offers a wide range of community-driven tools such as forums, notifications and events. We can also provide custom extension development if you have specific requirements.
Improvements & Maintenance
Looking to improve your existing website? We can work with what you have. We will review your website and provide a range of options to develop what you currently have, offering a way to add value to your website without the cost of starting afresh. Whether you’re looking to freshen it up, add exciting new features, or just give it a once over, we can make sure that you are getting the most out of your website.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
You can have a great idea, fantastic products or engaging content, but this won’t count for much without visitors! We can help maximise your exposure to search engines in a variety of ways, from improving the markup of your website to advising on how to write engaging content and increase visitor interaction. We use industry-standard tools to monitor your site’s performance and develop a strategy to get your site noticed.
Sitemap & Content
Usability is a key part of any successful website, and this starts with great content which is organised, optimised for search engines and easy for your visitors to engage with. We can work with you to develop a logical structure that is easy for your visitors to navigate, easy for you to maintain and ensures that your key message is at the forefront of your website. We can also provide data entry services, such as adding products to your eCommerce platform, leaving you to focus on running your business.
Great photography is key to an engaging website whether you’re looking to advertise a business, organisation or sell products. Lisa provides our in-house photography services, and will work with you to get the right look and feel for your audience. We will also provide you with high-resolution versions for use in other publicity.
WordPress provides a great range of functionality out of the box, and with thousands of plugins available, you can extend it to create almost anything. However, if you need something more bespoke – such integration with an existing business system – we can provide custom plugin and theme development to cater for your specific requirements. We adopt a best-practice approach to developing WordPress plugins, and are comfortable with using third-party API’s.
As well as building websites, we also provide hosting facilities, giving you the option of keeping everything in one place. We keep our web hosting simple, with a single fixed-price package at £40/year, which includes unlimited space, bandwidth (fair usage policy applies) and cPanel, giving you complete control over your E-Mail and hosting. Also included are nightly backups, giving you peace of mind. We primarily host existing website clients, but are more than happy to offer hosting-only services. Get in touch, and we’ll walk you through the process of moving your site across to us.
Server Setup & Maintenance
We specialise in Linux hosting environments, and offer web server setup, optimisation and maintenance services. Our expertise is primarily Apache-based web servers running MySQL, both with and without control panel software. We are able to configure and optimise these to deliver the best performance possible for the given hardware, as well as improve security and implement backup routines to ensure that your data is secure.
Training is built in to all of our packages. Whilst WordPress is easy to use, we understand the value in hands-on, face-to-face (where possible) experience in getting to grips with new technology. We will work with you at your own pace to make sure you’re comfortable managing your website and answer any queries that you may have. We can also provide standalone training sessions on a wide range of topics, from using popular CMS (content management systems) to improving your use of social media. Get in touch and let us know what you’re looking to learn.
Have an idea but aren’t quite sure what you need? Looking for some honest, down-to-earth advice on how to move forward with your online presence? Want to get a hassle-free quote for a website? Look no further. We are more than happy to have an informal chat about your project, and pride ourselves on being open, honest and transparent. If we can help, great, but if not, we’ll tell you – and may well be able to put you on to somebody that can.