Web Design Chesterfield(and the rest of the UK)
Web Design covers everything from a small single page website to a huge global platform, such as Amazon. Whether it's your first website or indeed a replacement website, the most important thing to do first is to decide what you need your website to achieve for your business.
Web Design for Small Businesses and SMEs
The chances are, you're either looking to launch a new business or product that doesn't yet have a website, or you're looking for some help to develop a new website to replace your existing website. Either way, we can help you. Depending on the nature of your objectives, there are many options available - such as hand-coded static website vs dynamic database driven website, or e-commerce website vs external e-commerce platform for example. The best thing to do would be to get in touch with us for a chat and we can advise you on what's best for your business.
15 years in business
Over the past 15 years, we've developed a powerful suite of website software apps and with over 200 customers across multiple sectors, we're constantly evolving our solutions to help our customers stay ahead of their competitors - particularly when it comes to User Experience and SEO.
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Features & Benefits of our Website Solutions
Mobile First Responsive Design
Your website will perform very well on all devices, from the smallest smartphone to the largest TV. This is critical for SEO as the Google Search Algorithms now factor in device compatibility.
Win With CMS™
Built by us from the ground up, our Win With CMS™ content management system is incredibly powerful and gives you complete control of all aspects of your website - add pages, add navigation menus, add blogs, design layouts, custom galleries, banners and advertising, social plugins, manage transactions etc etc...
We can integrate your website with multiple providers of finance solutions, which means your customers and prospects alike will be able to look at monthly payment options and tailor their perfect finance package for their next purchase and buy online.
Easily add items to your online store and sell directly from your website online shop. We can help you migrate products from another website platform so you don't necessarily have to start from scratch. Upload. Sell.
SSL as standard
Your website benefits from SSL encryption as standard (shown by the padlock in the browser), which means your audience feel confident when browsing your website and are far more likely to engage with you as they know your website is secure. Website Security is vital for SEO.
FREE Industry leading support
We have a dedicated team ready to help you - either by phone or email, and we'll never charge for support as we believe this should come as standard. Our customers tell us we have the best support they've ever experienced from any website provider.
First things first
Regardless of whether your business is a global empire or a small family concern, it should be engaging, simple to navigate and optimised to your target audience with strong SEO.
A great website is not just a well designed and great user experience, however, it should be far more than that. If a website is built without a strong understanding of your commercial objectives and target audience, it would be a total waste of your hard-earned money. The design of a website, whilst a very important factor in every website we build, accounts for approx 20% of the overall project. The other 80% of the work is comprised of a total understanding of your business (strengths, weaknesses, commercial goals etc), extensive market/competitor research, well written, engaging content, a great user experience (UX) and of course full optimisation for the search engines, that is SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
For every single business we work with, the most important factor in any project is to fully understand your business, your brand(s) and your target audience(s). This is the starting point of everything. Until we have this level of understanding, nothing else can happen. How could it?Get in touch Learn about SEO
Need some help with your website and SEO?
100% of our new customers have either been referred directly to us by existing customers, or they've found us on Google (or other search engines). If you need some help with your website and SEO and you like what you see here, we'd be very happy to hear from you - and thanks for looking us up.
Business objectives first
What do you want from your website?
Whether it's more sales enquiries, more online sales, more people in your local shop or simply just a place to display your company information - the planning & research stage is vital to the future performance of your website - and therefore vital to the performance of your business.
We've seen it time and time again where a small business leaps head first into a website project and then woefully regrets their haste in doing so. Before giving any thought to your website, the objectives of your business must be clearly established - or all website efforts will be in vain and end up costing you money, unnecessarily.
Hand-coded, custom built website design
Would you buy a Hummer, just for the school run?
Metaphorically speaking, why would you need a Hummer just for the School run? Do away with sluggish performance, bad handling, excessive MPG, awkward parking and complex servicing etc and use a car that's fit for purpose.
The point here is that many of the freely available 'off-the-shelf' website builder platforms, such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal & Wix (to name but a few), are heavily loaded with lots of bloated code that in most cases, you simply do not need. One of the key indicators in effective SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the speed and performance of your site, so if you don't need all the extra baggage - don't use it. We're not saying these platforms are bad - on the contrary, some are very good. We developed our own CMS for customers that need a dynamic (database driven) website that is specific to their needs and does not carry all the bloated code often associated with off-the-shelf platforms. The point remains, however, that in many cases, off-the-shelf website builders are not right for small businesses that don't require a dynamic website with all the built-in functionality. Lean, mean and focused is the way to go.
This website is hand coded, which means that it only uses the code it needs to perform, which means it's fast to load, which means Google sees this as a benefit, which means we have a better change of climbing up the search rankings. Furthermore, it's built to meet our exact needs and geared for mobile devices as a priority. Of the 300+ websites we've built for our customers, it's abundantly clear that the overwhelming majority of people now use their mobile devices to visit websites.
Website security really does matter
You can't pick a lock that isn't there
Another significant benefit of hand coded websites is that they are incredibly secure. Unlike dynamic websites (like WordPress etc) unethical hackers can't gain access to back end databases, as there are no databases to hack! With the off-the-shelf platforms, hackers focus on known weaknesses and vulnerabilities and can inject code to gain access to the server and databases, which means they can gain access to all of your data, your customers data and perish the thought, sensitive card and payment data. A GDPR nightmare just for starters!
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What's your business idea?
With over 20 years' direct experience in website development, 15+ of which running our own limited company, we can help you assess your market opportunities, drill down on your objectives and in what order to prioritise them. We can also help with your business structure and share the lessons we've learned over the years.
Defining a strategy
What, why, when, how, where and who? Little words, but if you can quantify each one in line with your business objectives, you'll have a solid foundation on which to build your website so it will perform well. Fail to do this and your website is likely to underperform and won't grow your business as it should.
A structured and targeted approach
Fail to plan and plan to fail - a phrase used by many, but is often overlooked. It may well be a cliché, but it is a brutal fact nonetheless. Once a strategy is defined, we can work with you to put together a website plan that will factor in all the strategic objectives of your business or project.
Design and Implementation
This is where your website design project really starts to come together. Making great use of imagery and of course strictly following your brand identity, the web design process is the part customers find most exciting - the end result - seeing their vision and business brand live on the Internet for all to see.
Optimise for all devices (Technical SEO)
On average across all sectors, mobile browsing now counts for well over 60% of total website traffic. This is hugely significant when it comes to optimising your website for all devices. To gain any traction with the search engines, your website must be fast loading. Not only that, it has to be fully responsive, which means the User Experience (UX) needs to be great on all devices. If you want that conversion, you need the right website to deliver that strong UX. This is often referred to as Technical SEO, which means the actual code / server performance rather than the content itself.
SEO and Website Conversions
Once the website is optimised as per the above technical SEO requirements, you're in good shape to do well in organic Search Engine Results Pages (also known as “SERPs” or “SERP”). There is no magic dust, however, so even with the best technical SEO in the world, you still need well written content that is 100% relevant to your target audience. Content is King.
Ongoing support, right when you need it
We're literally fanatical about customer support and of the absolute belief that if you do a great job, and continue to do so, your customer base will grow organically. 100% of our customers have come to us through referral or Google. That speaks volumes.
Web Design and SEO go hand in hand (or they certainly should!)
Developing a website without SEO is like having a party without sending out the invites - a guaranteed damp squib. Below you'll find details of the Top 20 SEO Ranking Factors that are the bare minimum need to actioned in order to rank well in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).
The top 20 SEO Ranking Factors
Website Designers in Chesterfield
Don't you just love it when searching for a Web Designer in Chesterfield - and after entering the search term "Web Design Chesterfield" you find a website designer that promises just that - then you realise it's actually a cloned page from a company based miles away, pretending to be in Chesterfield by using misleading page titles and headings, duplicating the word Chesterfield over and over again... All good and well from their point of view if it works to bring in web design projects for them, but in our view, from a business customer or consumer perspective - it's really frustrating. Simply put, if you're searching for a web designer in Chesterfield, that's what you're looking for - not a website designer from some other random part of the UK, or even another country...
So, if you found this website using search terms like Web Design Chesterfield or Website Designers in Chesterfield - good news, we're web designers in Chesterfield so let's have a chat about your website project.Get in touch