For all new website projects we undertake, we now recommend a responsive website that modifies its layout depending on the device you are viewing it on, whether that be a large screened desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile. This not only provides a better experience for the user, it also improves your search engine ranking across all devices.
In 2016 mobile and tablet web browsing overtook traditional laptops and desktops, which indicates just how important a responsive website can be in getting the results you desire. The difference is only expected to grow in the coming years, rendering non responsive websites almost redundant.
At ShoutAbout, we pride ourselves on offering a unique service to our clients that goes above and beyond a normal web design service.
We believe it is crucial to understand the exact requirements of our clients from the very beginning. We do this by having an in depth discussion in person, over the phone, or via email about your aims for the project. During the process we offer advice and make suggestions that we think would improve the project or reduce costs either now or in the future.
ShoutAbout have always specialised in creating bespoke websites, even before the days of responsive web design. It is something that the company was founded on, and over the years we have developed our service into a mobile driven approach as is now required.
Our bespoke responsive websites are designed from scratch, giving you more control over the appearance of your website. We work closely with our clients throughout the design process to ensure all pages are planned, designed and approved prior to development. This gives the client the opportunity to have as much input as they wish and provides peace of mind as to how the final website will look and function.
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With the increasing necessity for a responsive website, our bespoke websites naturally started taking a lot longer to complete, therefore increasing cost. As to not alienate a good portion of our clients we decided to introduce template based websites, to provide a more affordable solution for businesses working on a budget. They have since proven to be extremely popular.
Template based websites start by purchasing a pre-built responsive template and licence. There are thousands available to choose from and the quality has improved drastically over recent years. We then modify the template inline with your specification and change the appearance to tie in with your brand. Although the website is pre-built, we can still heavily modify them and they often come with additional pages or functionality that can be added at a later date.
Using a template based solution reduces the cost of the project significantly, by cutting out the design phase and a large portion of the development phase. The end result is a fully responsive template website, on brand, to your specification and delivered within a modest budget.
ShoutAbout can also create websites using existing platforms such as Wordpress and Magento. If you have used these systems before and are looking to develop a new website, it could be wise to continue on the same platform either for usability or functionality purposes.
Existing platforms such as these provide you with a good basis to start and give you access to a lot of pre-developed plug-ins or modules. This can save time and therefore cost as you develop and add to your website, but creating bespoke functionality can be problematic or costly depending on what you are trying to acheive.
There are pro's and con's for each of the types of websites we offer and it isn't always as black and white as it seems. If you are not sure which way to go, the best thing to do is give us a call and we can offer advice based on your situation and plans for the project.