Do you do produce your websites in-house?
Yes we do, we leave nothing to chance by off-shoring. Our team of designers and developers work together from the quoting, specifying, design, development, delivery and support phases. We are in full control of the design and code at all times of the project.
What technology do you use?
We are predominantly an open source company. We use PHP / MySQL based systems, most often in the shape of WordPress, Drupal or bespoke code. We start with an existing platform and build up from there to meet the customer requirement and business objectives. This means we can deliver a secure, feature rich, easy to manage website that's built efficiently and cost effectively.
My budget is limited at this point. Can you cater for my business?
Of course. Because we do not employ one-size-fits-all approach to technology we can work with you to find a cost effective approach to getting your products and services online - from simple PayPal buttons to a fully featured ecommerce platform. We’ll give you the professional tools and information you need to help your business grow.
My business offering is unusual. Do you do bespoke development solutions?
Yes, we do. Our seasoned web development team can develop custom modules or even build an ecommerce system from the ground up if that’s what your business needs.
Will you redesign my existing ecommerce website?
Clients often come to us with an existing website that needs a redesign, a new platform or both. This process often involves migration of content and customers data from the old to the new site. This of course needs to be handled carefully to ensure that content and customer accounts are preserved and the experience of transition to a new site is seamless for valued customers.
Do you design and develop mobile friendly ecommerce websites?
Yes. Almost every piece of digital work that leaves our studio has been considered for mobile use. In most business sectors more than half of users are accessing websites on a mobile device. We now approach all projects with a mobile first philosophy.
How do you manage Search Engine Optimisation?
We have Google qualified individuals in the team which allows us plan, build and test against Google best practice guidelines. We will:
- Design and develop pages that are intended for users and avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings.
- Make the website pages and assets accessible to crawlers
- Ensure that code and mark-up are semantically correct
- Ensure that the website is mobile friendly
- Test the website to ensure it correctly appears on modern browsers
- Optimise site speed and performance
This is the minimum starting point and the foundation for a Search Engine Marketing strategy.
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