So You Have an Idea for a Website... Where to From Here?
Websites come in many flavours. Choosing how we proceed to develop your idea into a sales driving website depends on your business type and model. We recommend using our 'How Much Does a Website Cost' form to determine the right way to approach your website's design and development.
We build informative and visually appealing display websites for businesses looking to gain exposure and increase enquiries. We also build seamless online stores (e-commerce) that enable sales at the push of a button. If you have an even more complex idea, we can create custom coded sites which enable your desired features.
Informative Display Websites
A well designed and informative website is key in conveying your business' purpose to your online customers. We take the time to get to know your business before the website design process begins so we can implement the website to engage the customer and lead them to make an enquiry.
Powerful E-Commerce Websites
We build e-commerce websites on a range of platforms depending on end-user requirements. If you are a small business looking for an easy to use system so you can make your own changes we recommend building on Shopify. For larger shops and for more flexibility we recommend WooCommerce.
Paid membership websites and other limited content sites are a great way to do repeat business on subscription with members having their own account pages and profiles. Content can be limited to paid members/member groups, and can be delivered on subscription with new content each month, for example.
The Right Platform for the Job
Being well versed in multiple platforms and technologies enables us to build almost anything!
WordPress is a content management system based on PHP and MySQL that is usually used with the MySQL or MariaDB database servers but can also use the SQLite database engine. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to inside WordPress as Themes.
WordPress is most associated with blogging (its original purpose when first created) but has evolved to support other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, membership sites, learning management systems (LMS) and online stores.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) solutions in use.
WooCommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. The plugin is popular for its simplicity to install and customize.
E-commerce is rapidly growing worldwide and WooCommerce has over 39 million downloads as a plugin and is currently active on more than three million websites and was the most popular eCommerce platform in 2018.
Shopify offers online retailers a suite of services including payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement tools to simplify the process of running an online store for small merchants.
With an easy to use and navigate administrative backend Shopify enables the end user who may not be so tech savvy to manage the store with ease.
Shopify is a leader in the e-commerce realm and come highly recommended.
Umbraco is an open-source content management system (CMS) platform for publishing content on the web and intranets. It is written in C# and deployed on Microsoft based infrastructure.
In 2009, CMS Wire described it as one of the leading .NET-based open source CMS systems. In 2010, with 1000 downloads a day, Umbraco was in the top five most popular downloads via the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, two places below its main rival.
Today it is a leader in it's field with both a Cloud based CMS option available, and the standard stand-alone version which gets deployed on our own servers.
As of 2016, Squarespace hosts more than one million websites. It is a very easy to use CMS and has a lot of support which is great for the end user who plans on making a lot of updates to their website themselves.
If you are interested in a Squarespace website we can do the initial website development and set it up for you, then passing it on to you to take over. If you do get stuck we are always here to help.
Complimentary Services Provided for All Websites Hosted On Our Lightning Fast Cloud Servers
All websites need to be hosted somewhere. Our hosting packages are affordable and include SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificates, CDN Network, Daily Backups and Real-Time Malware Monitoring.
Our servers are cloud based and completely scalable in terms of resources, which we monitor closely to ensure your website is delivered to the web as fast as possible.
We have resources to host any platform built on any architecture whether it be Linux hosting for PHP sites like WordPress, or Microsoft hosting for .Net sites like Umbraco.
All websites that we build include a complimentary SSL certificate. These ensure an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. A must on all websites, but especially for e-commerce websites.
We include a free subscription to Cloudflare CDN for all sites hosted on our servers, making your website load fast all over the world.
All of our websites that we host are backed up every day, ensuring safety and security of your website's data.
REAL-TIME MALWARE MONITORING
All of our websites that we host are protected with state-of-the-art anti-malware software that is able to detect and block any malicious attempts to alter or enter your website.