Website Custom Design
Our main use of WordPress is to build great-looking websites that are easy to use and edit.
We can build you a site that looks like a conventional blog, if that’s what you need.
For many of our clients, however, we also incorporate high-quality design and layout as part of our work. Your site gets the look and feel of conventional websites you know and like, while keeping the benefits of WordPress flexibility – and its lower costs.
We work alongside other designers and design companies to achieve this, as well as having our own in-house designers.
For a specialised Website design and development quote, call us on0131 555 1147 or email us and we can talk through your requirements.
More about WordPress
If you’re already a little familiar with WordPress and the features, you’ll know that it’s adaptable and can be used to build some great sites.
The key advantages are:
As WordPress is a web-based content management system, you can add content whenever and wherever you want. The features that make it so useful as a blog also make it flexible for adding pages – including moving content around the site, while the links keep up with you.
Easy to use
WordPress is very easy to use. People with no experience in content management or web updating use it every day to communicate through their sites. It opens up the possibility of having anyone in the company contribute to the content online – whether adding projects, news releases or blogging about important developments.
Social Media ready
As a social media tool, we can set up WordPress to allow you to post items and then share/link to them from Facebook, Twitter and networking/community sites. You can let people comment on pages and blog articles, subscribe to your blog posts by email and bookmark your site with social bookmarking tools increasing your search engine rankings.
Handles audio and video beautifully
Adding mp3s and video to your site normally requires some technical understanding. With WordPress, this isn’t necessary. Adding a video file is as easy as pasting in the link provided by YouTube. Adding audio is a little more advanced, but only takes a few steps. You can also add slides easily using Slideshare.net. We can support this even further buy adding fields to fill in and template development to help in layout uniformity.
A platform for growth
Unlike a static site, WordPress is continually evolving and will be at the forefront of developments in web technology and what people expect from a media site. This guarantees you will be able to add new document types and expand your offering without major expense in the years to come.
Search engine friendly
We ensure that each website we set up is optimised for search engine performance. A few easy steps makes sure that when you add a page or a post, you’ll be adding content that Google will find attractive and able to use more efficiently to increase the number of users coming to your site.
Valid code and accessibility
We build website pages and templates to industry best practice standards. In official terms, that means pages are built in XHTML and CSS, and will validate to basic W3C standards giving a safe and solid base to work with.
We advise that styling will be suitable for most modern browsers. These include Internet Explorer 10 & 11, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. As our sites are responsive, and adapt to a browsers width, they will be ready to be used on all those modern devices user browse the web with. Extra costs are incurred for making a website IE8 friendly.
Low upgrade costs
WordPress is free to upgrade, though you may want us to take care of it for you. We use ManageWP to let us know when a new version is available and all the plugins installed with it. Currently we use it to manage over 60 sites – all kept up to date on a weekly basis, for a small yearly fee.
A community of support
The WordPress community is huge. With so many people using the system there are hundreds of experts all around the world available to help out. We provide support for any work we’ve done for you, though we recommend tapping into the WordPress community online to get the most out of your site.