Our design process starts with an extensive discussion with the client to determine the exact requirements of the proposed web site, and how this fits in with the current and proposed marketing and business aims. This initial consultation costs nothing.
When considering the design of any site we believe in following a few basic principles:
For a large number of web sites static web pages are fine. You provide us with the text and images and we will create the web page for you.
However on some sites there may be a requirement for the content to change according to some circumstance or other.
Vectis Webdesign are specialists in the creation of dynamic sites, and have been used by other web design agencies who are unable to do this work themselves.
In most cases such content would be stored in a database, which could be easily updated by the client using a web based form, controlled by a password protected area of the web site.
Many of our clients are happy for us to design their web sites, and to leave it at that. Infrequently they may come back to us with minor modifications to be made to certain pages.
However some clients express a desire to have more control over the content on their site, and depending upon the specific need we can either install and tailor Wordress, or provide bespoke content management systems (CMS) better suited to their requirements.
A content management systems allows much greater freedom for the client to design their own page content, and to add images. However the downside of this freedom is that there is a slightly longer learning curve for the client, and they also need to be more aware of basic design principles when creating the web site pages. However, for the client who wishes to have more control over their web site content, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages of the steeper learning curve, and initial higher costs.
More complex sites with e-commerce facilities can add another sales channel to your organisation, at a fraction of the cost of any other means.
Integrated online credit card processing increases the likelihood of customer purchase, and reduces the retailers overhead burden.
All sites we design are fully optimised for obtaining high positions on major search engines.
We can also advise owners of existing web sites on the changes necessary to get better rankings. For one such client we moved them from position seventy on Google up to number one!
Look through our current portfolio to see examples of the range of sites we produce.