Web sites galleries shops
Creating web sites to fit your purpose
We can help you create powerful, dynamic and highly customised websites, online galleries and shops, using state of the art open source content management software - and train you in a very short time to take charge of your site.
We are passionate about ensuring that your web presence suits your business needs, and is tailored in function, engagement and design to your market context.
We can help you create your web site in 4 ways -
- Requirements - graphic design, site structure, and communication methods with your audience
- Setting up the underpinnings – domain names, hosting, emails, permissions, transfers etc
- Anything special? Adding particular functions you need, and helping you make it work and look great
- Training YOU - its your site, your content -
And we have watched as the world has changed to now give you the tools you need...
We have monitoring closely the rapidl development of open source software tools for creating and maintaining web sites, looking for tools that:
- deliver all required web site functions easily both in base set up and in optional modules. Great graphics, search engine optimisation, social media, web forms, privacy management, photo galleries, forums, bookings, shops, and turning functions easily on or off. Asditional open source plugins to expand your website's capacity in almost any direction.
- are dynamic ie database driven so that changes are only ever made in one place.
- are supported by a wide diverse and skilled user community,eliminating reliance upon one supplier.
- and most important of all, are easily controlled and maintained by clients, not us
We have found them in WordPress and in Drupal.
These open source Content Management Systems are easy to install, update and maintain, as well as being virtually unlimited in function. Additional open source plugins can be added to expand your website's capacity in almost any direction - from flexible access and interactivity for your clients, staff or members, through to fully embedded online shops that manage online payment, shipping, stock levels and more.
Your business processes, once mapped, can be translated to web systems with complete attention to data quality and data integrity, facilitating information exchange between parts of your business (eg on line purchases to inventory management) and enabling your desired management reporting. .
We can also help you through website hosting
See our business The Web Hosting Machine. We set it up for ourselves, but it became a really useful service to our clients. We try to demystify some of the tech speak in hosting, so please have a look.