Keeping up with the Joneses…
An on-line presence is vital in the modern business world. Virtually (pardon the pun) all businesses, big or small, have a website. Those that don’t either have a very unusual business model or they’re simply behind the times.
What’s stopping you?
There are usually two things stopping people from getting themselves online: money and time. Websites are often thought of as expensive, time-consuming endeavours which require a lot of technical expertise. Whilst this can be true, especially for a fully-bespoke, unique site, there are other options.
A much more cost-effective method is to use a website template. Basically, a lot of the work has already been done for you and all that needs to be added is content. If you want to go a step further, and you should, the colour scheme and some design elements can be manipulated to bring the site in line with your branding. This allows you to keep the cost to a minimum whilst gaining a tried-and-tested, fully-compliant website. Manipulation of the colours and graphics allows you to keep the site fresh and relatively unique.
We can provide a set of options for the basic layout, then get on with populating it with your text and images.
Most templates are compliant with the latest web standards and are stable and reliable. They are also usually ‘responsive’, adjusting their layout to the device on which they’re viewed. This is fairly important in this age of the portable web.
Once your site is designed, it needs to be hosted on a server and streamed onto the worldwide web. We can take care of the whole process from start to, well, hopefully not finish! We will host the website for the first year as part of the inclusive fee, then you will have the option to leave it alone or migrate it onto a hosting service of your choice. You may even have the infrastructure and hardware to host it yourself at that point.
Once your site is up and running, it is easy to add or change content, such as text and photos, or alter colours and some of the basic formatting. Again, we can take care of this for you, for a monthly, affordable management fee.
Looking for something extra special?
You may decide that you don’t want a website based on a template and you want something totally unique; or perhaps you want extra functionality, such as e-commerce or special forms for people to fill in online. All this can be catered for. Just come in for a consultation and we can work out the solution which best meets your budget and requirements.