Your website is the gateway to your business, or your interests. We help you to present your best face to your audience, whether it is through one or two simple pages, or a full-function, interactive site including shop-front, multi-media and data management.
We can design a site that is simple to update and give you basic training to enable you to manage the site yourself, or we can manage the site for you on an ongoing basis.
Websites are hosted on a system that is reachable from anywhere on the internet. This service is offered by many different kinds of companies, and we can either link to an existing host or provide those services for you. We can advise on a suitable domain name (www.yourcompany.com) and obtain it for you, or work with one you already own. Fees for hosting are small, and usually paid annually.
Your domain name can also provide you with personalised email addressing ([email protected]) and we can help you to set this up to work with your existing email client, or help you select an appropriate model for email services.
If you are a small company, a voluntary organisation or an individual, it may be sufficient for you to have a simple web presence. We can design a one- or two-page website that is simple to maintain and give you enough help to get you on your way. We can help you set up a professional website using cloud-based systems that need no coding, so that you can take over the maintenance yourself when it's up and running. We can help you implement template sites from providers such as Squarespace, Wordpress, Wix or Moonfruit.
We can build sites for you using simple cloud-based site-building tools, which provide a friendly user-interface with plenty of functionality. These sites can be a few simple pages, or quite complex. They can include simple shop front services, multi-media and social networking. We work with you to develop the site so that it gives you a professional look to the world, and then we can pass on the skills you need to maintain the site yourself. Hand-holding is provided until you feel expert enough to go it alone.
You may need a complex website to provide many services to your clients. Perhaps you need a shop front and to be able to take payments online. Or you may want to present mixed media or interactive content. We can build sites with these features and more, and either pass on the maintenance to a knowledgeable person in your organisation, or continue to maintain it for you.
Once your website is up and running, it's really important that people can find you easily through various search engines, and that the website itself is kept active and constantly changing, which will encourage people to use it more. It is also important to monitor the usage of your site, to understand how it's being used and what works best for you, and to make full use of analytical reporting. This can be a time-consuming job, but it is essential. We can perform this service for you, or advise on best practice.