Great web design is important for any website. It is a potential customers first impression of your business. This means you need to portray a visually pleasing image, whilst ensuring that your site will deliver in terms of inquiries, telephone calls or sales.
There is often confusion between web design and web development and many presume it is the same, although there are also crossovers.
In it’s simplest form, web design relates to the look and feel of the web site. Web development involves the process of making the website functional and search engine friendly.
Of course the two should go hand in hand, but sadly they often don’t. For more information on this, please see our blog post “There Is More To Web Development Than Building A Website“.
Our team of web designers can provide you with a website that will truly ‘wow’ your visitors.
Our preferred platform is WordPress as it offers a huge range of customisation, whilst still maintaining ease of use. We do however also work with Drupal, Joomla, Magento and Zencart depending upon your requirement and required level of functionality.
Depending on budget, we can provide a customised premium template for your platform. Alternatively we can design and develop one for you from scratch, exactly to your requirement and colour scheme.
The online world has moved on rapidly from the days of static brochure style websites. Internet users of 2012 are looking to be engaged and interact. It is absolutely essential therefore that your new website caters for these requirements.
This could include the addition of social media channels, combined with the ability to share content. The navigation around the site should be clear and easy to use and for those who are a ‘budding Shakespeare’, we would always recommend a blog. This can have great SEO and traffic benefits.
Finally, your site should be SEO ready and have easy to implement meta areas on each page.
It may all sound a little complicated, but rest assured, it’s not. Our web design team will put everything in place for you and then explain how to get the most from the features available.
To see examples of our website design work, please get in touch and we will be only too happy to send over our portfolio.