Mobile phones and tablets have become ever more popular for browsing the Internet since the introduction of the Apple iPhone and iPad, along with the many other devices from Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Nook.
Modern phones and tablets do their best to accommodate web sites that haven't been optimised for them by showing a zoomed out view as they would be seen on a computer, and then requiring the visitor to zoom in and pan around. This can be awkward and frustrating not to mention clicking links that were designed for a mouse with a less accurate finger can be difficult. There can also be issues with their lack of Adobe Flash and other plug-in support, rendering parts of web sites completely unusable.
With their smaller screens and portrait orientation, your web site needs to adapt and resize from small mobile phone through to larger and wider computer screen using page layouts that make better use of the space available. This process is referred to as Responsive Design.
Your web site can be snapped to the side of a computer or HDTV screen allowing the visitor to browse your web site as they watch their favourite TV show or film or a visitor can snap two web sites side by side on their computer screen as they make a purchasing decision, all of these are real scenarios available on modern computers and home entertainment systems. Responsive Design allows your web site to adapt to the wide range of different viewing scenarios that exist now and in the future.
When people are out and about or away on holiday their mobile phone or tablet is often the only access they have to the Internet, having a web site optimised for these people could be of particular benefit to businesses who rely on tourism, giving holiday makers easy access to local places to stay, things to do and places to eat and drink. People also like to browse from the comfort of their sofa when at home, which can be much more comfortable and convenient then with a laptop.
We aim to offer a great viewing experience no matter how your web site is viewed.
See our portfolio below for examples of some of our recent work.
Great care is taken in the construction of our web sites to ensure they are accessible and search engine friendly along with helping to ensure the content is optimised for what visitors are searching for.
We've helped sites dramatically improve their position on the search engines and drive more visitors to the site.
Customers can update web sites themselves using a Content Management System (CMS) such as the widely used WordPress or using software on their computer such as Adobe Contribute or Dreamweaver. You can run a Blog or News page and publish news and information to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
The cost of a web site is dependant on the amount of content and the complexity of the design, we don't base our prices on the number of pages you have, instead we work on the amount of text and images that make up the web site, allowing the content to be presented at its best without the artificial limit of pages. As a guide a web site with around 2000 words of text and 15 images starts at £490, with the amount of content and complexity of design either lowing or increasing the cost accordingly.
You will also need a domain name such as yourcompanyname.co.uk and web hosting to serve your web site 24 hours a day to the public, these can be sourced from many dedicated providers from around £30 a year, or may already be included in your business broadband package. We can assist in finding a hosting package that is right for you.
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1. Source: Think Insights with Google