Before we commence the design of your website
we carry out a requirements analysis process (i.e. we talk to you). During this
phase (conversation) we aim to find out a little bit about your business and
what benefits you expect to gain from your website.
Thinking about the expected benefits will help you to decide on the
type of website you require. It may be that you want to test the water with
a basic website or it may be that you want to dive straight in with a database
driven and/or e-commerce site. It is worth bearing in mind that if you can
always test the water with a basic site and then upgrade this to a more
sophisticated site at a later date. We can of course help you with this
You also need to think about is the look of
your website. We can help you select the style of your website, the colours
and the fonts used to create the look you want. There may be a requirement to
align the look of the site with your existing business identity by use of
graphics (e.g. logo’s), colour, fonts etc. Your website can be structured to
reflect the services and products that you supply.
The final consideration is the content of
your website. You will need to supply us with the wording and images
(pictures) for use on the site. We can advice you on the selection of this
material, which may well be taken from existing promotional literature.
Here is a brief summary of what we can offer: -
This is the least expensive option. The basic website gives you a platform to promote
your business and the services and/or products you supply. Prices start from £200
and for this we will build you a professional looking site complete with five
pages and a feedback form, which allows you to receive enquiries via email. This
package includes domain name registration, one years hosting and registration
with five top search engines. If
you require extra pages this is not a problem. Once we have worked out with you
exactly what you require we will provide an obligation free quote for the work
Database Driven Website
This type of website can typically hold a large amount of data and allow visitors to
the website to easily query that data. If we take the example of a training
company website, visitors to this site may want to see all the courses being run
at a particular location during a particular month. Alternatively they may be
interested in all the courses for a particular skill, which still have spaces. A
database driven site could support these kinds of queries.
Another example would be of a company with a large product catalogue. If this catalogue
were stored in an online database, website visitors could find a particular
product by selecting a category of product (and then perhaps a sub-category) and
then picking the product out from a short list. Full details of the selected
product could then be shown.
A database driven website is easier to maintain when data is constantly changing.
Because web pages are generated dynamically from the database the website
content can be changed by simply updating the database.
An e-commerce website allows you to sell directly to the public. Typically, this
type of website will incorporate a ‘shopping basket’. Visitors to your site
move around the site selecting items to buy, which are then placed in the
‘shopping basket’. When they are ready to order they are transferred to a
secure website which captures credit card details and processes the transaction.
Please call us for an informal chat if you would like any help in deciding if a website
could benefit your business.