If you’re looking to get your business online with a brand new website it’s good to understand exactly what web design is. Building a professional website is more than just choosing a template from a website builder and adjusting the text. This is because a website needs to be in line with your current branding. Everything from fonts, images, graphics, colour palettes, and building layouts need to be planned carefully. Our web design Somerset service will start from scratch, lay the foundation and build a responsive website on top.
That’s why before we start to build any website we gain a deep understanding of what your business is about and what your branding currently looks like. As we are based in Devon we aim to meet with all our clients in person to understand their aims, needs and who their audience is. Of course if this isn’t possible we are happy to communicate other ways.
All of our websites have an end goal in mind; to create an easy to use website that goes above and beyond our clients expectations, which helps our clients build their brand, business, and online reputation. As well as providing their audience with an engaging website that is informative and easy to navigate.
Understanding the level of work required to deliver a project is something we pride ourselves on. We design and develop websites in a timely manner and on budget. This is crucial for your business so that your business marketing goals can be achieved. You will have a dedicated Project Manager who will work with you from start to finish, keeping you in the loop along the way.
The research phase of any web design project involves us gathering all the information we need regarding your business and the market in which it operates. It also involves researching your customers and the overall goals and expectation of the project. What we try to do is really understand the problem so that we can come up with an effective and innovative solution for it.
The website solutions that we produce are creative, functional and highly engaging. They are built to drive traffic and ensure your target audience is engaged with its content. Clarity and simplicity is the key to a really great website. A clean design coupled with a slick user experience is the best way to build a website that will achieve your marketing goals.
Because we work at the forefront of key technologies and online trends, we are able to integrate solutions to fit your business and its goals. Interactive elements and social networking tools are key to ensuring your websites success. As a result, the websites we create deliver outstanding online presence and proven commercial results.
Many of our clients in Somerset need the flexibility of editing their new website whenever necessary, this ranges from updating their e-commerce store to adding new blog posts. Every we website we build uses WordPress as a content management system, providing an easy solution for our clients to manage their websites going forward.
Without a secure and reliable hosting and maintenance system in place, your website is set up for failure. That’s why all the websites we build use our dedicated hosting environment which boasts 99.9% uptime with daily back ups. You can rest assured that your website will be as secure as possible all year round with our monthly security updates.
User interface (UI) design is an important step in web design. But rather than focusing on how the site looks and feels, UI design gets stuck into the underlying tech that really makes your website work well, to maximise the user experience and increases your brands awareness in Somerset.
If your website isn’t working to the best of its ability and customers can’t find what they need, pages don’t load quickly if at all, or the site is slow and clunky, the chances are they’ll ditch you and move on – and they won’t be coming back.
A great UI design will help you reach your chosen web goals by successfully fulfilling your customer’s wants and needs – not just once, but time and again. Creating a defined and engaging path throughout your site – so customers can get the information they want and buy, book, or browse quickly – will keep it intuitive, boosting your conversions and amplifying user engagement. And that all adds up to happy customers who will keep coming back. Our web design Somerset service aims to create a dynamic and responsive website, so it not only looks great but also performs as good as it looks.
Here at Priority Pixels, we don’t just use a template and stick your name on it. We understand that consistent branding across all of your digital spaces is key to a successful business. That's why we fully immerse ourselves into your situation to gain a detailed understanding of your audience and your business. Knowing this enables us to design a website that is not only in-line with your brand but also adheres to your audience's expectations. Somerset is a competitive county for any business, we want to help yours stand out.
Once this has been determined we build all of our clients websites from scratch using an underpinning column and grid system. This allows us to not only place headers and footers correctly but also create a site navigation that is easy to use and understand. During the visualisation stage we will also determine small details like page and text colour, contrasts and spacing between images and text. Our web design service in Somerset all leads towards a responsive and unique website.
A website that loads quickly is key to encouraging your audience to stick around, nearly half of internet users expect a web page to load within 2 seconds. Everything on your website will have a size attributed to it, including images, video and text. When you add all this up a website can easily get overloaded, resulting in a slow and poor performing website. However, optimising every element of your website can drastically reduce loading times increasing its speed and overall user experience.
When we develop and design a website we take every measure possible to ensure your website performs as well as it possibly can. Every element is optimised and we ensure that only the necessary elements are displayed. Minimising HTTP requests, hosting videos on a third party site, and reducing the number of plug-ins used on your site are some of the many ways we can enhance your websites performance. All to ensure your visitors have a faster, more enjoyable, and less frustrating user experience
Every business owner wants to attract as many people to their website as possible, making sure it can be accessed by everyone is the only way to make this a reality. There are many disabilities that can affect the way people use the internet, including issues with vision and hearing.
We develop and design all of our websites with user accessibility as a top priority. This means choosing contrasting colours and typography to keep legibility easy for anyone who needs it. We use other techniques such as adding alt text to images which can be accessed by ‘text readers’ to describe images to those visually impared. Whatever your site requirements are, we’ll make sure it can be experienced by everyone.
Smart devices, tablets and many other electronic devices make it possible for people to access the internet in different ways. Many of these devices use different web browsers and operating systems. The functionality of your website is how well it works across all these platforms. It's estimated that almost half of internet users access the web using a mobile device.
We have a specific process we use when creating all our websites which ensures all functionality concerns and requirements for your site are met. This process has been thoroughly tested across all the major operating systems and web browsers to ensure all our websites function correctly, no matter what platform they are being accessed from. Our web design Somerset service will ensure your website can be accessed by anyone, anywhere.
Like many major investments a website design project can be a lengthy process which covers many different areas. Because we want to ensure everything is covered from the start we will work closely with you to create a project brief that covers all your needs and expectations. Once this brief is in place we will put together a project management plan that outlines everything from goals to deadlines. Our offices are based in Devon, meaning it’s possible to discuss everything with you in person if necessary. We aim to make our web design Somerset service as collaborative as possible.
Depending on the size of your business it might be necessary to talk with your business’ stakeholders to understand the overall objectives of the project at a larger scale.
Here at Priority Pixels, we believe in full transparency, that’s why once all project areas have been recognised we will provide you with a detailed project proposal. This proposal outlines our recommendations together with a timeline of schedules, deadlines, and costs. Providing this document explains both our and your project expectations so everyone can clearly understand the ultimate goals.
Advances in technology have made accessing the internet easier than ever. Computers, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and even certain smartwatches can all be used to access the internet. The need to be connected to the internet 24/7 has resulted in the expectation that all websites are responsive across any device.
Websites that are not optimised and mobile friendly risk not only losing customers but also damaging their brand. Think about it, websites that do not work on correctly across various platforms look unprofessional. An unprofessional business can be deemed untrustworthy.
Here at Priority Pixels, designing mobile friendly and responsive sites is all part of our tested process. All of our websites are designed through the use of CSS3. This provides a solution to ensure all of the websites we build remain consistent in functionality and presentation across all devices whilst remaining response. Our web design Somerset service aims to create a website that provides a rich user experience.
Every website we create is designed to be engaging, visually appealing and functional to both the client and end user. However, creating a professional website is an extremely complex task. We aim to be transparent throughout the whole process and explain everything in an understandable manner.
The way the internet has developed over the last 10 years, web development consists of more than just the creation of the website itself. Social media, e-commerce, downloadable content and many other external factors need to be taken into consideration. Here at Priority Pixels, we stay up to date with all the latest tech trends that shape the development world.
Pingdom is another performance monitoring tool we use to evaluate how well a website is performing. It provides a much more detailed analysis of your website compared to other tools offering a similar service. Delivering real-user monitoring, page speed testing, server response times, and downtime, Pingdom immediately highlights anything that could be slowing you down.
All our websites are built using WordPress meaning we have access to plug-in’s that are trusted and reliable. Hummingbird is a pro-performance and optimisation tool which is used to help your website run as fast and efficiently as possible. With a plug-in that works to increase your websites loading times, you are more likely to see an increase in traffic to your site and appear higher on SERPs.
One of the biggest opportunities to increase your websites overall performance is by using images that are small in size. However, reducing image sizes manually can be a tedious task. Smush Pro is a plug-in also available in WordPress which scans every image on your website and compresses them quickly. Giving your website a speed boost and more time to focus on other aspects of it.
YSlow is an open-source extension that sits inside common web browsers to analyse web pages and give its rating on their speed. In sharing best practice advice, it provides suggestions and feedback on where time and performance savings can be made to improve page load times.
In this digital age, having a strong and reliable web hosting infrastructure is a necessity. As a web design agency this is particularly important to us, that’s exactly why we have a strong and reliable web hosting infrastructure in place. Not only does ensure our own website is safe and secure but also all of our clients.
Hosting our client’s websites has been part of our web package for many years now. Through the entire development stage of your website we are continually testing its performance and reliability. Once your website is ready to go public our system’s reliability lets us change from the development site to live, quickly and seamlessly.
Our system experts are always monitoring servers and work closely with the web team to report any changes for quick maintenance. Our fully managed hosting service offers a secure, reliable and increased website load times. We offer ongoing support as part of the service meaning we are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Having a professionally built website is great but what happens when you need to update your website’s content? With a content management system (CMS) added to your website this is not a problem.
All of our websites are built in WordPress which allows us to add a CMS system directly into your website, customised to your needs. The great thing is the CMS system we put in place will not require much technical knowledge or web expertise.
Many of our clients have websites built that require continual updates such as items for their e-commerce store or updating their blog. You can essentially add or update any content without waiting for us to do it for you. Or without the worry of breaking your website. A CMS custom-designed for your business will mean you’ll be able to increase internal usage across team members and lower your costs in the long run.
We understand that running your business is time consuming enough as it is. That’s why all the content management systems we put in place are easy to use and manage. Even if yourself or a member or your team are not the most tech-savvy we can instruct you how they work and always be on hand to answer any questions you may have. WordPress is one of the most trusted open-source web platforms online with, over 40% of live websites use them. Our web design Somerset service aims to to create a responsive website that you can fully manage.
With most things in life, a foundation needs to be created in order to build upon. Linux is the first layer in every LAMP stack. The free and open source operating system is what all the other layers in the stack will run on top off.
Officially named Apache HTTP Server, Apache is an open-source software system for web servers. The purpose of the Apache software is to serve websites to the internet, Apache translates what’s typed into a web browser and directs it to the website.
All computer websites need to be able to store data as well as receive it. MySQL is used exactly for that purpose. MySQL is used to hold database information looked at by scripts when building websites. Because it’s open-source software it is an extremely popular database program, trusted by developers all over the world.
The final layer in the LAMP stack is PHP, a scripting language that is used in web development. PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a server-side programming language widely used in web development that contains HTML which is how your site is coded.
Yes we can certainly help. We have clients all over the country but if you are looking to work with local web designers we can arrange a meeting at our Devon office or visit you at your premises. We are happy to work by email, phone or face to face, whatever works best for you.
The cost of a website is determined by many factors. Websites range in style and size. You may only need a simple one page website, or you may need a complex e-commerce website with several thousand products. The amount of designing you need can also impact on costs. It is always best to create a wish list or a brief so that we can give you accurate costs.
Website hosting allows individuals and businesses to display their websites on the Internet. Websites are made up of various files containing the code and databases needed to display the website correctly on a users browser. These files are stored on computers called servers. Servers are kept on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure your website always remains online. We offer a quality web hosting service, which will keep your website, not only live, but as safe and secure as possible.
Your computer connects to a websites server via an IP address, which is a long string of numbers. A domain name is a friendly version of this IP address, so that users can easily remember and identify a website. You need both a domain name and hosting for your website to work.
Definitely! Our web designers have a huge amount of technical knowledge. We don’t just build websites, we understand how they are put together from the database to the front end. If your website has been hacked please get in touch, we can conduct an audit and either deal with the hacked content there and then or at the very least best advise you on the next steps.
We will usually arrange a phone call or if your are based locally in Somerset, a meeting to get things started. From this initial discussion we can find out more about your business, your audience and your marketing goals. We will put forward our recommendations from information gathered and if you’re happy with what we’ve said, we can put together a project proposal and move forward from there.
If you aren’t happy with the quality of service you are receiving from your current web designers/developers, then we are more than happy to help out. We have a number of clients that move from other web designers and agencies to us, because they feel they aren’t getting the service they deserve. We can even help transfer your domains and hosting to us. Customer service is very important to us here at Priority Pixels, so if you are thinking of moving your website elsewhere please have a chat with us first to see how we can help. We offer a professional service and some of the best web design Somerset has to offer.
Founded in 2007 by members of the original Microsoft BizTalk development team, Affinus recently celebrated a decade of supporting Microsoft customers. Today, Affinus continue to work closely with Microsoft, sharing their expertise with customers with both on-site and cloud-based training. To reflect their growth in the industry, Affinus wanted to revamp and redesign their current website.
As an existing client of Priority Pixels, Affinus wanted to take their site to the next level with an extensive new design. While this would reflect their recent growth as a company, it would also highlight its development and increased reputation in the tech industry.
Revitalise Dental Centre is an innovative, five star treatment centre offering a new blueprint for dental care. Based in St Agnes, Cornwall, the state of the art centre housed in a bespoke eco building attracts customers from across the UK and Europe because of its exceptional reputation and outstanding results.
Revitalise asked us to re-imagine their website, keeping the same tone and welcoming feel but revising and updating all the content. They also needed us to create and deliver a broader plan for their brand than just a beautiful new site.
Since their formation in 1984, V.Group has provided a full range of ship management and maritime services to the commercial shipping, cruise, energy, and defence industries. More than 30 years later, their network has expanded and their offerings increased, allowing them to become the leading independent group provider of global maritime services.
With over 20 brands to their name, the group website had become bloated and difficult to navigate. V.Group needed a new website to showcase the increasing number of maritime support services they offer, as well as the brands that manage them.
Since 1981, family-run business Aspect Windows have specialised in manufacturing and installing an innovative range of PVCu, aluminium, and aluminium composite windows, doors, and conservatories. With a commitment to producing and installing stylish, energy-efficient products, as well as their customer service and professional advice, Aspect have a deserved 35+ year reputation.
To bring the Aspect Windows website into a new era, the Priority Pixels web design team worked closely with the Aspect team to create a completely new look across their website.
As a successful Cornwall estate agency, Homefinders knew they needed an up to date website to compete with more and more online agencies flooding the market. They also realised the need to provide an easy user experience for all site visitors, including a high percentage of their older clients.
Using WordPress, the new site was given a fresh design that had simplicity at its heart. Having a good user experience was a top priority for the team, so we gave special attention to a straightforward navigation structure that was easy to use for every client demographic.
A successful author, Penelope Lively’s writing career began in 1970. Over the course of the next 45 years, she has continued to write over 50 books of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children alike. Now was the time to have a website that could showcase her many novels and short stories all in one place.
The focus of any website should be its content, but as web designers, it’s sometimes easy to get carried away and ‘over design’ a site for the sake of it. For Penelope, we were keen to keep the design simple and not to over-elaborate. Therefore, throughout the site, the attention is firmly on her literary back catalogue.
As manufacturers of specialist baths, Access Walk-in Baths market their range of products through a network of retailers and installers across the country. With a new website, it was their opportunity to showcase their range of products in full, as well as making it easy for customers to get in touch directly with their dealer network.
Built using WordPress, our web design team were able to create a brand new site layout, giving visitors an easy and clear user experience throughout. With large imagery on each page across the site, we made the best use of professional photography to show every product, while each individual product page also shows a slideshow of full close-up detail images.
We know how daunting the digital world can be; whatever your project, no matter how big or small, we're here to help. Give us a call or drop us an email and we can arrange a suitable time to meet or have a call to discuss your exact requirements.