A domain name is your address on the internet and every web page needs one. It is important to secure your domain name before anyone else does. Once you have one, you can (and indeed should) put it on your business cards, letterheads, advertising campaigns, and so on.
The files that make up your web site need to be stored somewhere. This is known as hosting. Without this your domain will have no web page to point to.
Also, you don't need to have a completed website design before registering for a hosting package. A good idea is to create a single splash page with your companies logo and text that reads 'coming soon'.
The visual design and logical development of a web page go hand-in-hand. People enjoy seeing visually appealing designs and layouts. It is also very important for them to be able to easily navigate and use your website. The correct design can help to capture the desired target audience and plays a vital role in the usability of the site.
Allow us to design the look and feel of your web page. Whether you are new to the web, or have a site that you would like redesigned, we enjoy using our knowledge to deliver sites that work.
We also strive to conform to web and browser standards ensuring that you website is compatible with the various internet browsers out there, and that it will feature well when being indexed by the various search engines.
Some webpage projects will require the use of a database. When designing a database, we set up a meeting with you to define your specific requirements as precisely as possible. This helps to ensure that the database is correctly structured from the onset of the project.
Databases can serve multiple purposes when it comes to website development.
You may want a Content Managed System (CMS) which will allow you to make changes to your live web page content without the need for any coding knowledge. Databases make this all possible. You simply login, select the page you wish to edit from the menu, make the changes and click the save button. The information is updated in the database and the changes reflect on the web page.
Databases are also necessary for e-commerce websites. All your product information, as well as any purchase information, will be stored in the database.
SEO stands for 'Search Engine Optimisation'. This is a process of optimising your web sites code to improve the way search engines such as Google and Yahoo index your site when collecting data.