E-Commerce Design & Development
I have been designing and developing e-commerce sites for all sizes of business for over 15 years. For the last 4 years I have recommended Magento Community Edition for customers who wish to sell a large number of products on their site. Magento is an open source e-commerce solution that is packed with the standard features required by any medium to large scale site. From stock control to content management, unlimited categories to customizable products, credit card processing to shipping rate calculations, Magento does it all out of the box. For those customers requiring specific features Magento is easily customized using it’s vast extensions marketplace providing thousands of free and paid for extensions for almost any requirement. Magento can even connect directly to your ebay or Amazon storefront so you can list items, synchronize orders and stock levels directly from your Magento administration area.
I offer both custom Magento theme creation and installation as well as installation of commercially available themes. All the Magento themes I create are responsive and accessible to impaired users and meet all UK and EU guidelines on accessibility and privacy.
If you have a small number of items you wish to sell then I recommend Woocommerce, a plugin for WordPress (see below).
WordPress Design & Development
WordPress is the number 1 blogging and content management software that powers hundreds of thousands of websites. WordPress gives you complete control over your site’s look and content through a simple, easy to learn interface that makes publishing on the web very simple. Like Magento (see above) WordPress is expandable through a vast selection of plugins from membership systems, advertising management systems, online appointment booking and e-commerce. The main e-commerce plugin for WordPress is called Woocommerce and it gives you the same simplicity of WordPress but all the features required to sell online and take payments easily.
I offer both custom WordPress theme creation and installation as well as installation of commercially available themes. All the WordPress themes I create are responsive and accessible to impaired users and meet all UK and EU guidelines on accessibility and privacy.
Static Site Design & Development
If you do not require a content management system for your site I can also help you. A “static” site means the site’s content is not generated dynamically by a script pulling data from a database. Static sites are ideal for one page sites or large, complex sites that cannot be easily managed via a CMS.
All the static sites I create are responsive and accessible to impaired users and meet all UK and EU guidelines on accessibility and privacy.
Site Speed Optimization
Is your site taking forever to load? Are you losing visitors and customers because your site is slow? Get in touch and I can turn your slow, sluggish site in to a speedy site. Through careful optimization and compression of your web site’s files and some fine tuning on your web server set up we can make your site load in a fraction of the time!
Search Engine Optimization (Technical)
Looking to improve your position in the search engines? Want to get on page 1 of Google? You just need to get in touch and I’ll help improve your rankings using some simple yet effective technical SEO tricks. I don’t do content marketing or link building, I concentrate purely on “on-page” SEO, fine tuning the code, images site architecture, linking structure and page titles to improve your position in the top UK search engines.
I have over 15 years experience of SEO and whilst there is no guarantee of a top ranking (and anyone who tells you they can guarantee it is lying!) I haven’t failed yet.