Our aim is to provide a bespoke web site design service to cater for all our customers, reflecting each individuals needs and creating a personalised web presence to be proud of.
We produce an eclectic array of differing formats, functions and styles to represent our clients and their business to the best advantage possible.We keep updated on current trends in site design and can answer your queries on functionality and why differing sites have been designed in a particular format so as to come to a clearing understanding of what is right for you.
As an overview, some styles are dictated by the functionality of the site, in other words what functions the site is able to perform. One example being the way an e-commerce style site is often designed with an attached catalogue,/database for customers browsing. Other sites are designed in such a way to attract customers to the type of business that the site is trying to promote. For this reason a legal firm's site may be formal/professional and differ greatly in style from a more glitzy/showy promotional site for a musicians collective. Finally, other site styles are designed to reflect the current fashion or trends, thus advertising to their customers that they are "cutting edge." But it's all a matter of choice. What is currently "hot" will soon be yesterday's news and you may feel you want something that wont date quite so obviously. By merely browsing the Internet you will begin to get a comprehension of the many themes available and develop ideas for YOUR site which will be an expression of your own personal style.
Brochure web sites can be developed as a starting point for a Business requiring a web presence . Their beauty is their simplicity. Businesses use them to advertise on-line that they are "out there and trading" The content of the site usually contains one or several pages of information regarding the business (often this is taken from the corporate brochure or current advertising) and a further page dedicated to making it very easy to contact them for more specific information. This is generally done by way of a "contact form" which allows a potential client to submit their queries and return contact details such as phone or e-mail address. These sites can exist in a basic format as described and they can also be amended and developed at a later stage as a business grows (such as incorporating a database or e-commerce.) E-commerce web sites E-commerce web sites are used by Businesses that want to sell their goods or services over the Internet by processing credit orders. This function can be added to a Brochure web site already in existence or your newly designed site can incorporate E-commerce from day one. For ease of use, security and control we promote using the Envoy system as a simple one stop solution to selling online.
Databases act like files in a filing cabinet holding a lot of information. Like separate files the information on a database is easily amended and deleted as necessary. A site with database integration is therefore created when there is a lot of content for a customer to view and search through. For this reason a lot of E-commerce sites that allow their customers to buy on-line incorporate a database which lists and categorises all their products. The web site owner is able to change the records of prices and so forth as they occur.
Businesses that benefit from the development of a Portal site often perform a range of services, they may offer various products, supply a vast directory of information and/or provide on-line shopping . One example is the sites of many Internet Service Providers that offer not only information and services regarding the Internet but much more besides. Portal sites generally act like a very large web site that links together lots of smaller sites. In a lot of cases these sites all have a common theme or interest that links them. In recent times, for example, portal sites especially designed for women have become popular,. covering everything from on-line make-up sales to gynalogical news updates.
The incorporation of Video and sound on sites making them more interactive is becoming increasingly common as advances are made in technology. However, consideration has to be taken of the fact that more highly technical functions take a longer time to download and although satisfying to your viewing customers with fast modems or connected to broadband (very fast cable download time) not every one has this advantage and some may literally "not stay the wait". Your aim is to have your site viewed by the maximum number of potential customers balanced against attracting the right audience and type of client you want to appeal to. Once again this involves a personal choice. It is expected that as advances in Broadband increase so will the pre-dominance of these more innovative, and interactive sites.