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Great digital experiences are powered by great technology

Our experienced engineering team builds solutions using the latest technology to keep your digital real estate effective, secure and seamlessly integrated.

Headless Websites

A 2 second delay in page load time increases bounce rates by 103%. Performance in the modern web is king, slow websites lead to poor customer engagement. We build all our websites with performance optimisation in mind but we also have another process that can take performance to another level, headless.

A headless project decouples the front end from the backend meaning the customer facing front end of the website is static. For example, this could be a WordPress CMS with a React.js front-end. This in turn has massive performance improvements for the user and scalability of your website.

We don’t exclusively build in a headless environment, some projects don’t warrant it and we assess every project for their individual needs.

WordPress

We have experience building everything from a simple brochureware website to enterprise-level WordPress projects. All of our WordPress projects are built using the Gutenberg editor to offer all of the performance benefits and flexibility of this latest CMS offering. Our WordPress sites are also loaded with reusable components, allowing you to edit existing pages and create new layouts with any combination of assets in any order as you see fit; allowing you to infinitely customise your website and extract the maximum out of your new investment.

Every project is bespoke-built using the latest tools and techniques to ensure your website is tailored to your requirements, lean and performant. This results in lightning quick load times and great performance scores in tools such as Googles’ Lighthouse testing platform.

We build mobile-first to account for over 60% of the web viewing websites on mobile devices, with a focus on usability and performance optimisation for slower connections. To help our clients further we’ve re-engineered the WordPress dashboard, offering you helpful how-to videos, documentation and support links with a click of a button.

E-commerce

WooCommerce is an open-source eCommerce extension for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. When it comes to choosing an e-commerce platform, WooCommerce has a number of benefits. WooCommerce is one of the most used platforms on the web for online purchasing, offering a seamless and frictionless purchasing experience for your customers. This system is regularly updated and maintained to ensure compliance with the latest security best practises and online purchasing standards.

Being an open-sourced platform, WooCommerce has been built in a developer-friendly ecosystem, making extending the platform for bespoke use cases much easier. This plugin also comes with its own API, allowing you the possibility to connect your eCommerce functionality to bespoke dashboards, an infinite number of third-party platforms, and a wide number of popular CRMS.

Payment gateways

Our preferred payment gateway of choice in projects is Stripe. Stripe is a highly capable payment processor that opens up lots of possibilities around different payment methods and technologies. Stripe’s platform already has some of the world’s most powerful and easy-to-use APIs ready to start implementing into projects.

Search Engine Optimisation

Our builds are approached with SEO in mind, conforming to the latest standards and best practises. We undertake a whole host of pre-live tests for SEO optimisation, including broken link checking, duplicate heading tag tests, link hierarchy reviews and much more.

We also can build in additional SEO-led options, such as schema markup, which can be applied to existing website features such as Reviews, Frequently Asked Questions, and services to pull key information out into search results; for example showing your website above your competitors if a user searches for a question relating to your industry, or showing you average star rating from your customers alongside your website title in relevant search results.

Accessibility

Accessible websites account for as many different users with differing browsing requirements as possible. As of September 2018, a wide range of businesses and organisations are now legally required to make any new digital solution accessible to their audience, however with the lost value of those who cannot use a website due to accessibility issues rising well into the billions, you should definitely be working towards making your website accessible.

Development is measured against WCAG standards, to outline what is meant by “accessibility”, help you to cater for as many different disabilities as possible, as well as providing you a checklist against which you can measure whether you have achieved the compliance levels necessary for your business. We offer accessibility-led development on new projects, as well as compliance enhancements for existing projects. This can include developing your website code so that it is legible to screen readers, structuring your pages so that users can navigate your site without using a mouse, and much more.

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