Web Site Developments
Our internet projects include the development of a number of “Stage One” web sites for colleagues in the Arts, Training,Consultancy, Recruitment, Property and the Social Economy sectors.
Our most recent developments include highly scalable, user manageable sites based on the latest open source Content Management Systems – Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. Whilst we have used Dreamweaver, CMS Made Simple and Front Page for earlier projects we believe that Open Source content managed solutions are the way forward.
Why a CMS? – quite simply because they provide unrivaled functionality and significant cost and time savings, both in set up and inevitably as sites evolve. More importantly they empower the owner and users to take control and develop their site more fully without the need to rely on the web developer to make simple additions and changes.
Stage One – what do we mean? Many individuals and organisations have a limited idea of what they want when they first decide to promote their business on-line. Our “Stage One” approach engages clients in an unfolding discussion and evolving development that allows the site to be developed in line with client’s evolving understanding. With that in mind – sites based on a solid CMS foundation can be expanded, revised, rearranged and visually rethemed with far less effort and cost than non CMS sites. By having full control of their system, client’s are not tied to a single web host either as they would be with ”hosted 4 click” package deals.
Search Engines and Pay Per Click
Where required we can assist in setting up and submitting your site to major Search Engines and can assist in putting in place your Pay Per Click campaings. Where needed our recent web projects have got name recognition in the top three slots on Google, one recent PPC compaign yielded a contract worth over £2500 based on a simple £40 adwords investment – so we are confident our methods work.
Communicate With initially developed from an experiment to develop a combined Internet / Intranet solution designed to meet the needs of School Boards, Trusts and Parent Councils. Their Committees require or would benefit considerably from having both public facing Internet and secure Intranet facilities. The initial version was created on CMS Made Simple and was later ported to both Drupal and Joomla, however with the developments in CMS technology these are now quite readily served using WordPress.
A free version of the School Board and Parent Council content is available from our website here.
So – whether your needs are small or large, do please feel free to contact us.