want something a bit different?
If we’re honest there’s not one single web design project we get involved with that doesn’t involved some custom development. Whether it’s adjusting the padding round an image or introducing different font styles and colours we’re always customising something on a project.
WordPress is the platform we have chosen to use for our websites. We have become WordPress Experts and can build themes and plugins from scratch or custom develop existing assets. If you have a specific project in mind give us a challenge.
Give us a call, send us a message. We’ll arrange a meeting to discuss your needs.
design & build
Once we understand your requirements we’ll design and build the site you want.
Your website will be more visible, have increased functionality and deliver more customers
front end and back end
There’s two main areas of web development, front and and back end. Front end web development is all about what the user sees and their experience on the site. The back end of a website is the bit behind the scenes that makes everything work.
There is two stages to our front end development work, design and development and testing. In the design and development phase we will consult with you to understand your specific requirements and those of the end user. When we have completed the development we thoroughly test on different browsers and screen sizes (phone, tablet and laptop).
When we have finished the front end work we do the necessary work behind the scenes. This can involve editing and modifying the database as necessary and managing any integrations such as contact forms.
we’re not gardeners, but we like to dig
If we’re going to develop a wordpress website that meets your business aims then we need to do some research. We need to understand what your business goals are, who your customers are, what they want, who is your competition and the area you operate in. It is only by doing this digging that we can get a complete picture which will allow us to create the website that will be most profitable for your business.
Every business and market place is different, it would be easy to assume that every builder just build new houses, but the reality is that most don’t build new houses; they build walls, they convert garages and they convert lofts! We have a large amount of experience of different industries which helps when understanding your business. Whether you’re a gardener in Torrington, a florist in Barnstaple, a restaurant in Bideford or sell teddy bears online from your rural North Devon home then we can create the perfect website for you.
wordpress theme and plugin development
The vast majority of web projects we are involved in use WordPress. It is estimated that WordPress now is behind nearly 30% of websites across the world, due to its versatility and usability. We have become vastly experienced in building and customising WordPress themes and plugins.
This website is built is in WordPress and uses a theme which is created in rows and columns giving us a blank canvas to build from. Although most of the elements we have used on the site are pretty standard, there’s very few elements we haven’t customised in some way.
It is our ability as developers to work on a site and create something that is seamless from a users perspective that makes our work stand out.
A large number of sites we optimise are built using other platforms. We often rebuild the site using wordpress in order to create a site that has a hierarchy and structure which is more user and search engine friendly. In these cases we have to migrate from the old website to the new one.
We have amassed a large amount of knowledge and experience in doing this ensuring a smooth and painless transfer. One of the key aspects to this work is in the planning, we plan every element of the migration and ensure that nothing is missed along the way.
Another migration that we are becoming increasingly involved in is the change to https. It is now estimated that 45% of websites on page 1 of Google are https, up from 12% in 2015. This is something that will send an important signal to your customers that we can manage for you.
website services and add ons
Our web design and development service are extremely comprehensive. Below is listed all of the services that we offer, some are included as standard without our websites, where as others are optional. What we will provide your business depends on what your business requires.
website design and build
We’ll design and built a fully responsive wordpress website that looks attractive, functions effectively and provides a great user experience. A website that you’ll be proud of and will help you to grow your online presence.
e-commerce / online shops
Over 50% of the UK population now shop online. We can help all types of business exploit this opportunity, whether you are selling direct to the public or targeting other businesses. We will fully integrate the shop with your desired payment processor.
social media integration
Like it or not you cannot ignore social media, you need to make sure that your users can share your content on their social media channels. We will integrate your feeds into your site which will encourage your customers to connect.
search engine optimisation (seo)
We are exerts in ensuring that your website’s content is optimised effectively in order to get towards the top of relevant searches and increase your exposure. When we launch a site we make sure that it is fully optimised.
content management system (cms)
Wordpress websites come with a content management system (cms) as standard. It’s extremely easy to use with even a basic IT knowledge. We can guide and train you where necessary to understand how to add, edit or delete content.
Most of the websites we design and build include some customisation so they meet the designs and user experience you want. We can go much further than this to develop custom features or whole websites.
If you’ve not already got a domain name we can advise you on the best one for you and help you buy it. SSL certificates are becoming another important factor, we can also sort these out for you.
Are you a start-up needing a logo and brand guide lines or an existing company with a logo that needs refreshing? We can help you create a logo that matches your business and can be used on company stationary and vehicles.
website and email hosting
Your website and email can be hosted by us. We don’t use shared hosting, your site will be hosted on our secure server. We create daily back-ups of your site for added piece of mind. We can create e-mail accounts for your business.
Whether we’re creating a website from scratch or building a replacement site we always do some copy writing. Content is king and to optimise your site we need ensure that the content engaging and is search engine friendly.)
online reputation management
It’s not enough just to create a website without trying to develop a comprehensive online profile for your business. We can create and manage all of your listings across the internet including things such as Google Places.
More and more businesses are using Google AdWords and other Pay-Per-Click (ppc) advertising platforms. We are now Google Certified and are experienced in getting businesses in front of their customers using ppc.
clients in bideford, barnstaple and across north devon
One of the first things that many of our new clients say to us is that they wanted to deal with a web developer who is local to them, not an agency who's hundreds of miles away. We're based in North Devon but have already got clients across Devon as well as many more who are further afield. Whether you're based in Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington or Ilfracombe then we can provide the solution you need.
get in touch today
Think we're the company for you, want to find out more? Give us a call now or send us a message and we can talk through your business aims and aspirations and importantly how you want to be represented online. Whether it's to help you get found better in relevant searches, to create a website that shows off your business or to improve your social media presence then we can help! Make the call today and start your journey to achieving your internet goals.