We’re web design specialists. All of our work is very much ‘design first’; we design before we build for every project, and when our developers build, they match the design visuals flawlessly.
Our specialty is designing and building custom websites from scratch; we don’t use templates. We incorporate the fundamentals of excellent visual communication with very clean, very well-written code and our own tried and tested techniques. The result: beautiful design, intuitive functionality and ultimately a positive user experience.
Our chosen web platform is WordPress
We build all client websites from scratch using 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.
Some examples of our web design work
Responsive web design (mobile-friendly is a must)
A good website will work well on different sized screens. Our websites respond to the size of the browser window, so whether someone is viewing on a smartphone, tablet or cinema display they will always be greeted by beautifully presented content. This is known as fluid responsive layout, and is an essential requirement of websites and their users in today’s device-driven world.
Some developers still create different ‘versions’ of a website for smaller screens, often with some features disabled. 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.
Fast loading content
A website that loads quickly on both desktop and mobile devices can improve how well it ranks with search engines. Google’s Page Speed Insights is a useful tool to test your site for page speed. According to Google, “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 load quickly and achieve green light status using Google’s Page Speed Insights.
High resolution images and graphics
Our websites support Retina and HD displays, meaning they can present high resolution imagery to users who have high resolution screens. We also use SVGs (scalable vector graphics) for all illustrations, brand logos and icons, meaning no more pixellation!
A flawless Content Management System
With our bespoke WordPress sites, you have access to a tailored content management system (CMS), allowing you to manage your website’s content. 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 managed 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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