Most organizations and businesses need a website
Chances are, if you don't have a website, you're missing out on potential customers.
There are a number of tools out there that can help you build your own, decent website. But often it's best to get someone else to do it for you. When was the last time you did any plumbing?
People will access your website on phones and tablets of all shapes and sizes. Some still use a laptop or PC. Your website needs to fit them all. This is called "responsive" web design and it's a necessity nowadays.
All our websites are mobile friendly and responsive.
We will make your website not only look great, but it will be designed to encourage your visitors to take the actions you'd like them to.
What is 'web design'?
Web design is a process that covers much more than whether a website looks good or not.
Pages need to be easy to find and follow a logical structure. Page layouts should present information clearly.
It should be easy for your visitors to become your customers or supporters - they need to be able to take action.
Some research on your audience and identifying the key goals of your site is very important - this is a good place to start.
Once you've commissioned us to create your new website, we'll ask a number of questions (and you'll probably have plenty for us). These will help us develop a picture of what you need and understand your goals, your audience, your budget.
We then offer advice so that the words you put on your website will work towards those goals. The actual content of your website will make a huge contribution to how you rank in Google's search engines.
Designing and building
Depending on the budget, we may produce a rough design to show our ideas for the site. This is then used for discussion and feedback.
Or we may develop directly on the web, so you can see the website evolve. This will be on a secret part of the internet for only you to see.
We can create your website using your photos, videos and artwork, or photos and videos taken by us and graphics we design, or source from elsewhere. This is a collaborative process and we'll need your input to form a final design for your website.
Rest assured, we'll be thorough and take great pride in the work we produce, so you'll get the best deal for your budget. We constantly check the code we use against 'web standards' and accessibility guidelines to ensure your site works across a range of browsers (they all behave slightly differently) and is available to as many people as possible.
We can integrate your site with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and a host of other good stuff!
We provide very reliable and secure web hosting for your website - your very own bit of the world wide web! This is where your website will be reached by the rest of the world through your choice of domain name - for example, this site's domain name is madeintrenbania.com.
If you'd prefer to register and manage your own domain name (perhaps you've already bought one), we can still arrange for your site to be hosted with us. We just need to tell your domain registrar where your website is. Don't worry, we can help you do it or do it for you.
You can have email addresses too, of course! Mine here is [email protected]. There are a number of ways we can create email addresses for you.
Once you're happy with your new website, it's time to launch it. Cue the fanfare and champagne!
It's always a really satisfying feeling for us to switch on a new website and watch it sail away into the sunset. Well, not quite 'sail away' - there's still a few things to do!
But watch it we will... making sure we're prepared to sort out any queries you may have about your site and how it's performing. Very importantly, we make sure you know how to edit the content.
We install things like Google Analytics, submit your site to Google and Bing to help it get found in search results more quickly and measure a number of things that you could consider a 'health check'.
We can provide guidance on how to manage your website. While you host with us, we speed up your website, back it up every day and keep your website system up-to-date (which is as important as brushing your teeth - if you don't do it, there could be problems lurking further down the line).
We also set up some systems to prevents people hacking your website! This is also really important - one vital part of what we do.
We also back up your website on a daily basis - just in case - and we set up some monitoring so we get a message if there are any problems - rare, but it happens! We're then on hand to help you sort them out.
5 steps to a winning website project (PDF guide)
In this free guide, we've put together the 5 crucial steps to a winning website project.