CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS system provides a way for you to update your website yourself - usually with your web browser and an internet connection.
Web Design & DEVELOPMENT
All of our websites are built to be reliable, secure, engaging and easy to navigate. All websites we build are designed to be accessible and responsive to various screen sizes, devices and browsers including mobile phones. We have the skills and experience to develop a solution that will exactly meet the requirements of our clients, no matter how complicated or unusual. We do not rely on off the shelf systems and plug-ins which also helps relieve the unecessary overhead of constant patching and upgrading associated with other industry standard content management systems.
Please browse our portfolio to see examples of our work, or take a look at a case study. We have created a vast array of websites across most industry sectors and always try to create something different and exciting. Our clients have enjoyed scalability and the ability to adapt and evolve their website to keep pace with the changing face of their business and marketplace. Understanding your business and translating your requirements into a working web-based solution is our biggest strength and this only comes with experience.
It depends on the development time. Many companies work on a price per page but this can be misleading because certain designs may have very small pages with little content so they should be cheaper. A good information hierarchy should lead the user quickly by good navigation to the information they want, cramming as much content as possible onto pages to keep the page count and cost low is a bad approach.
Our solutions are all priced individually and typically start at £300 - £500 for a 5 - 10 page site in a one-off design. Of course, if existing branding is in place this is adopted and taken into account in prices.
There are a number of ways of doing this but perhaps the most effective is by creating an email newsletter service. We have done this many times for our clients and some have many thousands of subscribers. It works very simply by allowing visitors to add or remove their email address from a database. A simple admin area allows the site owner/administrator at any time to send an email to the subscribers. Other ways would be to have a forum or noticeboard or even a chatroom on the site. These options can be added to any website.
The obvious way of measuring the success of a site would be based on the number of enquiries or sales gained directly from the website but there are other ways of measuring its success. Gaining feedback from your visitors is a great way to understand the effectiveness of the website and more feedback can be "bought" by offering a prize draw for visitors helping with feedback. Easy and quick to setup and very effective. We can also advise on trackers that provide invaluable statistics based on visitor behaviour on your site and where they came from.
Yes indeed, all of our website are built using the latest CSS/HTML5 techniques and responsive frameworks. This makes them flexible, fast and responsive to modern browsers and different screen sizes/devices.
Yes in most cases we do help with copy. Sometimes corporate literature provides marketing information that can be tuned to this media. More often brochures are not suited to direct translation so new and amended copy must be created. We can advise on this and also help source suitable images if needed.
Typically a project would go like this:
1. Agree functional specification
2. Develop design concepts and agree look/feel
3. Develop prototype pages to test navigation, functionality
4. Fine tune pages. Add/refine copy
5. Final test of complete website
6. Upload website and test on live server
7. Submit to search engines
8. Measure visitor numbers and maintain site