Website design and development

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Website design & development

Website design means a lot more to us than just making something that looks great – successful design is lead by function & the simplest way to effectively communicate information.

Through orchestrated & well practised stages we apply our long experience of design principles & encompassing knowledge of current technology to create websites that work beautifully everywhere & deliver great return on investment for our clients.

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Website design & development process

 

Brief

We start from our clients’ primary objectives to write a detailed project brief & by measuring any decisions against this we ensure the website design is dictated by what will achieve goals & not by what we, or they, like.

 

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By creating a visual index of the website we make it easy to decide where content should be placed for optimum impact. This also allows us to start planning our typical user’s preferred route through the site & helps our clients to organise their copy and other content.

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Wireframe

Page by page we apply UX (user experience) design theory to form a layout that by omitting colour, type & other style elements at this stage frees us to develop a structure that will emphasise key content & guide users to a page action.

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It is at this early stage that we also consider a website’s responsive layout – how the content will adapt to smaller devices to guarantee that the website has the same impact & results on tablets & mobiles as it does on desktop PCs.

 

Design

Collaborating closely at the design stage is a great way to enthuse our clients with the creative possibilities that their website affords us both. With our research, analysis & conclusions drawn from their competitors, customer base, & wider audience we are well equipped to create a visually engaging website that elevates our clients above their rivals.

We take a lot of care preparing our website design presentations to our clients so that they can see them in their own web browser as we believe it’s vital to see how it looks in situ on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles before committing to building a website.

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Example mobile presentation

 

Build

Depending on the scale & functionality of a website we deploy a range of programming languages to develop a rich, interactive, intuitive experience. Our core code skill sets are HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript & MySQL.

 

Test

Site testing runs in tandem with building as we follow the mantra ‘test early, test often’ to avoid nasty surprises. We use industry leading software to assess & bug fix our websites across the most commonly used browsers and devices.

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Launch

The exciting part! Our 116 point website project checklist culminates in pre go-live checks & post go-live operations to make sure that our clients’ new websites don’t suffer from teething trouble. This is especially important if the new website is replacing another as we have to manage a smooth transition for both users & search engines.

 

Monitor

After going live we maintain a program of feedback & ironing out anything unwanted . Furthermore, we can help our clients setting up website analytics, goal tracking & reporting. Once a website has recorded sufficient data to measure behaviour & results we can advise on where to make improvements.

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The digital brochure

Creating a winning online presence is our starting point for website services. Our broad research, analysis, design & development experience goes into even the smallest scale website. In our view there is no such thing as ‘a simple website’, every project has a problem to solve at its core, an objective & many potentially lucrative solutions.

CMS

Building websites with a robust Content Management System allows our clients to control the text, pictures, video and any other site content.

We design & build CMS websites using the extensive WordPress framework – utilised by companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Adobe & New York Times WordPress powers more than 20% of all websites.

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As well as being the most widely used CMS worldwide WordPress is open source making it simple to expand upon with additional functionality which also means should our clients choose to do so, they can easily transfer their website to another developer without having to unravel obscure code.

eCommerce

No other Reasonably Good service is as keenly measurable as an eCommerce website, numbers don’t lie! That’s why we we’re very proud of our record of generating substantial revenues & impressive ROIs for our clients. We can transform existing online shops into more profitable sites, guide existing physical shops to boost their turnover by selling online & help start-ups avoid costly mistakes.

We develop eCommerce websites using WooCommerce. Built alongside the WordPress framework WooCommerce is also open source so it’s a perfect base to augment with extra components & functions. WooCommerce powers 24% of all eCommerce websites and can count leading names like Harley-Davidson, New Balance & Cosmopolitan amongst its ranks.

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Building upon the processes we undertake for all sites, our eCommerce websites have specific operations that are tailored to fit our clients’ business model:

  • Extensive product variations & virtual products / services
  • Stock management
  • Simple mobile optimised transaction process
  • Complex shipping configurations
  • International tax structures
  • Onsite or Offsite payment gateways

Digital marketing

Reasonably Good are the digital design team chosen to partner a leading Northern digital marketing agency. Our mutual relationship allows us to offer our clients award winning digital marketing know-how to capitalise on multi-channel commerce.

  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Pay Per Click
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Advertising
  • Conversion Rate Optimisation
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Online Display
  • Remarketing

Domain registration, website hosting & maintenance

Our ancillary website services are totally optional but preferable for most of our clients:

Domain name registration & renewals including international top level domains.

Website hosting on either shared Server or Virtual Private Server with 99.9% uptime and increased performance. Hosting by Heart Internet (PC Pros best web host award 2013 & 2014). Websites hosted with us are backed up every month & software, framework & security updates are run bi-monthly. We will also provide unlimited @yourdomainname email accounts/addresses & email forwarding facilities.

After going live with a website our clients can choose to pay regularly for as little or as much ongoing support as they require. This work can cover anything from minor content amendments to continuous SEO focused tweaks. We offer much reduced hourly rates for ongoing contracts.

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