School & Business Website Design & Development
Websites should be forward-thinking and engaging – just like your school! If you want your brand to stand out, why not get in touch to discuss our bespoke website design service?
Exploring the current and future needs of your organisation, we will create a site layout that is tailored to your specific requirements, whilst foregrounding the importance of user experience and conveying the unique personality of your brand.
Mobile devices now account for around 50% of all internet traffic, making responsive design a must. A necessity of the modern world, our responsive websites will adapt to the size of screen they are viewed on for easy reading and navigation, whether your visitors are using their mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.
An effective website will drive conversion, increase brand awareness, provide valuable information to parents and stakeholders – and so much more!
Get in touch to find out how our professional website design service can help you achieve your goals today.
See some of our recent work below
- The Process
- Website Features
Stage One - Consultation
Before commencing any project we will need to formally set out your brand identity by way of a Brand Guideline Document. This maybe something that you already have in place or it maybe that we need to create this. This ensures consistency across all your marketing streams and will contain information such as colour schemes and fonts etc.
The final guideline document then becomes a reference point for future brand marketing, whether it be brand collateral (prospectus, wall art, flyers, stationery etc), exhibitions, advertising, public relations or in this case, website
Stage Two - Initial Design/Creative
Using notes from our initial consultation, the BGD and consideration to your preferred website styles our design team will work on some initial ideas. In the first instance this will include a home page and several other pages. Usually at this stage there will be some further discussions and these will provide the basis for the final design.
Stage Three- Structure & Collation of information
At this point we will need any copy that you may have.
We will begin building an online page structure with core functionality. This is highly flexible and can/will change during the development process. Usually at this stage there will be some further discussions and these will provide the basis for the final design.
Stage Four - Final Build
Once there is approval on the design/creative & structure, the site will then be populated with all available content.
At key stages, you will be invited to visit the development area to see progress and offer feedback
Stage Five - Sign off & going live
Once the site has been signed off, the exciting bit comes. Going live! Our team will guide you through the whole process making it a simple transition from your old site to the new. At this point we will also provide instruction on how to make changes and manage the website.
Every websites we build is responsive. This means that your site will look great on any device. The CMS (Content Management System) we use for many of our sites (including our own) is easy to use, meaning you can keep all your content up to date. In addition we ensure that our server delivers fast loading pages.
We do not use pre-built templates and as such can deliver the website that you want. By having a team which covers the whole media spectrum, we are able to photograph your school, business or product inline with the requirements of the website to ensure each site looks its very best.
- Bespoke Design
- Fully responsive (adapts across Desktop, Tablet and Mobile)
- Simple to amend text and images
- All images are scaled and cropped automatically
- Upload and categorise school newsletters, policies and documents
- Create multiple photo galleries (facebook style with a cover photo for each)
- Add staff members (profiles and photos if required)
- Blog / new platform
- Integrated Events Calendar
- Embed Videos
- Music and Audio Uploads
- Integration of social media (Twitter, Facebook etc...) if required
Will my website be responsive?
In a nutshell, yes. Every website we build adapts perfectly across desktop, tablet and mobile devices.
Do you host our website & email?
Yes, we can make all the necessary arrangement to transfer your website onto our server. This means that we know that your site is hosted in a professional environment which suitable for your demands.
We also take care of all email requirements whether you need new addresses or you wish to keep your existing provider ie Outlook, Exchange, Google Apps etc...
What is a CMS?
A Content Management System (CMS) gives you complete control over your website, making it extremely easy to add or change any content that you like - pages, images, news, products descriptions and prices
Do I need to be a developer to use a CMS?
If you can use a word processor then using our content management system will be absolutely no problem for you. We will show you how to use your CMS as part of our service, and from our experience most users are up and running in about 20 mins!
How long does it take?
It really depends on what is involved. As soon as we have discussed your requirements we can advise you on a realistic time schedule.
What about search engines?
We design all our websites to work well with search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo and we optimise all your pages. We also register your site with Google analytics to you can view all the stats on who, when and which pages were visited.