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Design is part of this process so please see our thoughts on design here.
Once the design is agreed and signed off you then trust a website developer to build your new website. You expect the end product will be delivered on time, within budget, and to a very high standard. With Alpha Tango this is exactly what you get. We often ask our clients what they ideally want from their website developer and here are the top nine comments:
We use WordPress exclusively for the development of client websites. We use Woocommerce for ecommerce applications. We do so because the platform is open source and you are not tied into a proprietary system.
Because it's open source it's being updated all the time to meet new standards, be more secure, and offer new functionality. Because we can use "plugins" for added functionality where appropriate, the development costs are often far lower than other platforms.
WE DO NOT USE CANNED THEMES that you can find online. Why? Because they are generally feature packed with things you will never need, and many are very poorly coded. So what? Well they will slow your site down, bulk up your pages, and be harder to rank on search well. We start with a blank sheet and add functionality that you need. Our sites are fast and mobile friendly.
Before you start to plan your new website it's important that you take a wider view of all your online properties. The way I explain the position of a website versus areas like social media, blogging, articles, citations, guest posts, and other online properties is this.
Your website is the destination, all your other traffic generating properties and marketing efforts are the conversation. There is no point in spending time and effort generating conversation with the goal of bringing people back to your website so you can turn them into customers, without a first-class destination.
The aim of your website is probably quite simple, it's to achieve your goals. Here are some reasons your business will have a website:
For most business it's usually one or more of the first three reasons. Once we understand your goals we can create a plan for your content and online marketing to ensure we attract potential customers to your business.
The content framework pictured here on the left allows us a visual view of all the content we are going to have on our new website. There is little value in covering the complete process here so I'll give you a very high level view of the website development process.
Creating a new website is a huge opportunity, however many websites I see that have just gone live and don't adhere to even the basic best practices is quite terrifying. I've met clients that have spent £15,000 for a website that is simply not fit for purpose. The reason this happens is because most business people have no knowledge of the website development process which is completely understandable, however it does leave them open to poor quality work.
If you would like to talk about this then all I need is an hour of your time. Give me, Alan Tomkins, a call on 07860 659076 or 0800 9985534, or just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
My first meeting with all new clients is completely free and whether you decide to proceed with myself or another supplier I guarantee you will get a tremendous amount of highly valuable information during the time we spend together.