Engaging navigation, well formatted text, images integrated with the design, and embellished with subtle animations.
Your images transformed and web-optimised using Photoshop, or photographs can be selected from millions available at stock libraries.
Tested with all modern browsers and on all major operating systems. Fully functional on iPhone & iPad.
Search Engine Optimisation, including optimisation for Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Analytics database and reporting system to provide regular on-going statistics about your visitors.
Domain name registration, site set up and web hosting (provided by JustHost)
Monitoring during initial operation, with analysis of visitor profiles and search results, and any necessary adjustments.
Web standards reduce the cost of development and increase quality. Validation is done during the development process, using on-line validators which also provide early error checking of code. This reduces time spent on QA, debugging and error correction, and gives a high level of consistency between browsers.
A standards-compliant website increases flexibility for future growth and reduces maintenance costs. Developers have a familiar world-wide agreed framework, it will be easier to find developers who will understand the structure and format of the code.
Modern browsers and many other new devices are subscribing to web standards. Making sure your website looks good and works well - not only now, but also in the future.
Standards are supported by well-defined technology which avoids lock-in to non-standard products and proprietary code. Compatible products and technologies, including most Open Source Software, are readily available.
A well designed and engineered standards-compliant website gives an important indication about the culture and thinking of the organization it represents, and can give a higher ranking and greater visibility in web searches.
Web standards are maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium, an international community that develops protocols and guidelines to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Websites conforming to the standards and validated by the W3C are entitled to display the following;-
Open Source Software avoids the costs of being locked-in to proprietary software, provides a better level of support and is readily available for all web developers.
This is what San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said, on announcing a new Open Source Software policy for San Francisco in Jan 2010
"One of the greatest technology changes of our times is the rise of Open Source Software. The opportunities are tremendous: lower costs, greater agility, better reliability, improved security, and increased innovation."
The corporate world has long misunderstood Open Source Software perceiving "free software" as anti-commercial. However, it is not a hippy giveaway which undermines capitalism but a different business model with the product developed by a community, and businesses able to make money from any service or other activity that adds value.
Open Source Software is free in the sense that there are no direct costs in using it but also free in the sense that access to the source code is available to all. It is built and maintained by networks of volunteer programmers often supported by corporate sponsors. Users are treated as co-developers and encouraged to become involved in reporting faults, testing and development.
Having more co-developers increases the rate at which the software evolves. Research shows that Open Source Software has a higher and faster rate of fault discovery, and quicker turnaround on patches than proprietary software. For more information see;
I use JustHost. Their web hosting is reliable and, in my experience, support is excellent. Their online chat suppport has provided the right answer on minor isssues (useful when I have been too lazy to read the documentation!) and for more complex issues they have always replied to emails well within the hour.
At the initial stage, you probably do not need any of the extras they will offer, except perhaps for domain registration privacy (if you do not want your name and address to be visible to all on the web).
I should say that if you use the link below, and sign up in the same session, I receive commission from them.