Web design

Websites that work.

We design and build bespoke websites. We incorporate the fundamentals of good visual communication with very clean, very well-written code and our own tried and tested techniques. The result: good websites.

Some examples of our work

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Our chosen web platform is WordPress

We build all client websites from scratch on the WordPress platform. WordPress is the world’s most popular web platform, and is incredibly search engine friendly. Many web agencies offer websites using their own custom platforms, but these should be avoided; all websites need to be kept up to date, and if your web agency goes out of business or ceases to support their platform, you’ll be left with a website that nobody else can look after.

Responsive web design

Web design today must be multi-device compatible. Our sites respond to the size of the web browsers that view them, so whether someone is viewing on a watch, smartphone, tablet or cinema display they will always get an exceptional user experience. This is known as responsive, and is essential in today’s device driven world.

The infamous ‘hamburger’ icon, now widely used as the icon for website navigation on smartphones and tablets.

Many developers still create a different ‘version’ of a website for smaller screens, often with some features disabled (anyone used an airline’s “mobile version website” and found it incredibly frustrating?) Our websites are truly responsive; this means that there’s one version and it works on all devices… No features are disabled, unless to enhance the user experience.

Is your website mobile friendly?

The first way to check if a website is mobile friendly is to use it on a mobile device. If it looks good and you can read the content then that’s a good start. To test a website to see if it’s responsive (where the content will scale to fit the browser window) simply click and drag the browser window edges bigger and smaller. A responsive website will automatically re-scale content to fit the window on the fly. But the ultimate mobile friendly test is with Google. If Google deems your site to be mobile friendly then it will stand a better chance of ranking well in search results. Follow the link below to take the Google Mobile Friendly Test:

Google Mobile Friendly Test

Page speed

A website that loads quickly on both desktop and mobile devices can improve how well it ranks with search engines. Google’s Test My Site is a useful tool to test your site for three things: mobile friendliness, mobile page speed and desktop page speed. According to Google, “people are 5 times more likely to leave a site if it isn’t mobile-friendly” and “nearly half of all visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages don’t load within 3 seconds”. With these statistics considered, we’ve made it our mission to ensure all websites we build score at least 90% for mobile friendliness, mobile page speed and desktop page speed.

Try Google’s Test My Site

Retina / HD compatibility

Apple launched the Retina display back in November 2012, which now features on iPhones, iPads and the MacBook Pro. The Retina display is twice the resolution of a conventional display, meaning it can display images and graphics much more clearly. Content must be prepared correctly for these displays to avoid running the risk of blurry / rough images and graphics. This is something we do very well. The likes of Sony, Samsung and HP have already followed suit with their own versions of the Retina display and soon (I predict by 2015) 72 pixels per inch will be a thing of the past. There are still a shockingly high number of websites out there who’s logos are pixelated when being viewed on an HD display. Do you have this problem? We can help! Click here.

A flawless Content Management System

With our bespoke WordPress sites, you, the client, have access to a tailored content management system (CMS), allowing you to manage the content of your site. We’ve created many easy to use features within WordPress that allow you to upload content with minimal unexpected surprises.

Hosting, domains, technical support…?

Our hosting service, Winterhost, uses UK-based servers which means our client’s web pages load very quickly. Our hosting isn’t shared across thousands of websites like the big hosting providers. This keeps things clean, fast and reliable. If you have a technical query we’re based in the UK, we have phones that we actually answer, and you can reach us at our direct email addresses too. If we build a website for you we’re more than happy to come to you and help you set up your emails on your devices.

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