Having a website is one thing - having a well designed, well developed website is another.
In fact, a badly built site can do you more harm than good. Pages that take forever to load, broken links, hard-to-find content and ugly graphics may lose you visitors rather than attract them.
Beeches IT is passionate about creating sites that not only look good, but also function and perform the way they should. We provide a bespoke web design & development service tailored to your specific needs.
Please feel free to contact us about what you have in mind, we’ll be happy to advise you.
We’re based close to Carshalton Beeches Station. If you’re local (within a radius of 10 miles or so) we’ll come to you and provide a free consultation to discuss your requirements in detail.
So, what makes a well designed, well developed website?
That’s a difficult question to answer in a few paragraphs, however there are certain key factors which are frequently overlooked.
We consider these essentials, not extras:
- Often have the same ‘off the peg’ feel or are simply badly designed. Hard to navigate.
- Built on unsupported, vulnerable software. Hard to update and migrate.
- Slow, unusable on smartphones.
- Virtually invisible in google, no meaningful visitor engagement.
- Confusing, tedious, out of date.
- May suddenly vanish if there’s a hardware failure, billing problem or hack.
- Professionally designed and developed with eye-catching graphics and navigation. Bespoke styling including logo design.
- Built on industry standard content management systems like WordPress and Drupal, customized where appropriate. Automatically updated, easy to migrate.
- Responsive, accessible, optimised, standards-compliant.
- SEO targeted to the right visitors, regularly updated content (by you or us) to generate and sustain interest. Can publicize your goods and services with a blog or gallery, mailing lists and social media integration.
- Organised, informative, regularly updated.
- Constantly updated and monitored for maximum performance and security, with independent backups kept off-site.
Can be restored at a new host within hours.
Of course there’s more to it than that...but the essentials should really be taken care of.
Whether you need a website built from scratch or an old site redesigned or updated, we'll ensure it's done properly.
You may just need a basic two page site with the ability to change a few lines of text or a simple way to upload images to a slideshow gallery. Perhaps you want to set up a blog about a community interest. Maybe your business is growing fast and you need to add an online shop or booking system to your existing site. If you're a charity we can help you contact and listen to your supporters. With web design it's clearly not a case of ‘one size fits all’.
Our job is to help you find the right solution.