Website evaluations and recommendations
The value in conducting evaluations of existing websites or applications lies in discovering how well they satisfy the needs of users.
Quick reviews are usually carried out using a checklist usability (“heuristic”) evaluation which benchmarks the site or application against a list of best practice principles. For more indepth evaluations usability reviews may be used to identify and test the tasks that are critical to your site’s success and to expose any difficulties for your site visitors.
A thorough review will discover the strengths and weaknesses of your website, and provide suggestions for actionable design and content improvements.
User experience design (UX)
We design websites and applications that are simple to use and visually appealing. Good design not only provides an enjoyable user experience, it also guides users effortlessly through the content and interactions of your website or application.
UX design starts with in depth research, using a variety of techniques to understand the needs of both the client and the users. We then analyse and blueprint the entire experience using sitemaps and detailed wireframes before testing these for user interaction before visual design begins. Our aim is to produce easy to use and visually engaging interface layouts.
Content management systems
We provide you with Content Management Systems which, via a secure log in area, allow you to edit your own website. You will be able to easily add and edit pages, images and menus on your site immediately, without any knowledge of coding. We commonly build sites using the DotNetNuke content management system as well as being big fans of WordPress for smaller developments. We offer full training in these systems but are also happy to manage the updates If you would prefer.
Search engine optimisation (SEO)
To make sure users find your website, SEO (search engine optimisation) is kept firmly in mind during the site development process. Google Analytics are installed to monitor the search data post-launch. If required we can provide you with on-going support in analysing your website’s statistics and performance
In addition, for new or existing clients we provide a stand alone SEO service to make sure your website is search engine friendly and ranking as highly as possible on your desired keywords.