Analysing your company
We learn and understand your business through speaking to you, Google analytics, and user testing your current site (if applicable).
Personas are fictional characters based on research from actual customers. We use these to help focus on user experience and needs.
Studying the competition
We will discuss your competitors and study their strengths and weaknesses
Structuring your content
We adopt a content-first strategy, which is where the design and layout fits around your content. We discuss your information architecture and sitemap, and track user journeys using personas.
Copywriting and editing
We can create your content with input from you, or edit and proofread information you provide us with.
We will carefully plan and create a photography brief for you outlining what needs to be achieved.
Creating and presenting custom content
We can come up with clever and interesting ways to present your content.
03. Back-end development
We manage content using a CMS (content management system). Craft is usually used as it has high flexibility and editing control, although we also use Wordpress or Joomla when needed.
Setting up web site functionality
We discuss functionality and what is required for your website. Blogs, contact forms, event booking, product configuration, asset management, etc. are all considered.
The functionality of any online transactions is explored and tested early on.
Building web applications
For bespoke plugin work we take care of the whole process, from user journey mapping, to wire-framing and test processes.
Analysing / planning your brand
We analyse the effectiveness of your brand if you are an existing company, or plan your brand if you are a new company.
We prepare a brief, conduct research, develop ideas and sketches, and test the ideas over different mediums before finalising your logo. Each step of the process is collaborative.
Creating application & print examples
We can produce business cards, letterheads, mugs, and any promotional materials you may need.
Setting up email marketing
We engage with your existing and potential audience using email marketing services and campaigns.
Managing your social media presence
We make sure your brand stays consistent across all digital channels. This includes your Facebook and Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+ pages.
05. UI Design
Our design mock-ups and wireframes are presented with responsive versions. This means we can visualise the site at various sizes.
Designing website aesthetics
We produce an initial design mock-up of one page to start with using the content, logo, and branding produced in the previous steps. User testing will determine that people understand and can use the site the way you want them to.
06. Front-end development
HTML (HyperText Markup Language) elements form the building blocks of all websites. It provides a means to create structured documents by denoting structural semantics for content. This includes headings, paragraphs, lists, links, etc.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) define the look and layout of content, and enables us to create visually engaging webpages and user interfaces.
Creating a style guide
The style guide will show you how most elements will look in the browser, as well as any site specific design models.
You assess the journey the user takes through your website and how they interact with certain aspects, helping to determine valid design conclusions.
Web accessibility refers to how well (if at all) people with disabilities can use your website. There are various tools we use to assess and improve a website's usability.
Cross browser testing
We test your site on the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer, as well as Android and iOS browsers will be tested.
Cross device testing
The responsive design using media queries allow the view to fluidly resize for different devices. We will check and test your site on multiple devices.
Testing site speed
Search engine optimisation
Although we cover onsite optimisation, recent changes mean an increased focus on content marketing, brand awareness, and PR.
Working on conversions
This refers to the ongoing work to promote your site and brand, and will be part of an ongoing return on investment.
Understanding Google analytics
We analyse your visitor traffic and paint a complete picture of your audience and their needs.
Creating and editing content
We can help with your blog by creating interesting and original content that's relevant to your site or product.
Using our helpdesk
Our helpdesk provides services including making changes, fixing bugs, site & design enhancements, and making sure your CMS (Joomla or Craft) and plugins are up to date.
Managing hosting and email
We offer a fully managed cloud hosting and email service and we are able to provide any type of hosting needed.