Red Design – web development company in Manchester
How We Work
When is a web development agency not an agency? Red Design is at its heart a digital agency without the big office and overheads. Red Design is run by Martin Jones who completes some of the work himself, particularly design, planning, SEO consultancy and project management. The rest is done by Martin’s close team of Manchester web developers, all tried and trusted.
Red Design will make sure the appropriate web developers are working on your site. Big or small, your online project will be handled by myself, Martin Jones, and the programmer with the development skills best suited to your job.
We will work hard to understand what it is your business needs from your website and what your web design project needs to include. You will have one point of contact, Martin, who will write your brief, cost out the project and ensure it gets completed on time and to your budget.
more on planning
What you want from your website and your customer journey is going to change over time. Planning for the future of your business and future-proofing the build of your site is the ideal of any web development project.
Often, good planning starts with looking a how your current website performs. How do people find it, use it and where do they jump off it.
You might e a relatively new business that just need something that is simple, functional and puts the information your visitors are after infront of them quickly. We’ll that’s a satisfying option for us too. If you’ve not had a business website before, then that first iteration will change of the coming years, so there’s no need to throw the kitchen sink at the project. Look at it as a long-term goal of your web development project that helps you learn about your customers.
And if you do want all of the whistles and bells, and want to wow your audience, we’ve lots of ideas.
Examples would include large e-comemrce sites or those that need a large degree of integration with ofice CRM systems, or might even be that CRM as well as the company website.
Depending on the needs of your website build, we will make sure the most suitable programmer is working on it for you. If you sell something online, we’ll have a programmer that’s built lots of e-commerce websites. If it requires a specific basket system, then the web developer for your website will have experience of that platform.
more on security
The truth is, these attacks are generally random and done for the sake of causing mischief. But, the good news is they’re easy to prevent.
With WordPress web development projects, there are a few simple things that can be done to block brute force attacks and hide your login page from ‘bots’. That usually just leaves the plugins, which need regular updates to ensure that any vulneravbilities have been removed by updating to the latest version. We can do this for you each month, or better still, add the functionality from those plugins to the theme it self. That way, you’ve solved a speed issue and a security issue at the same time!
If you need to see who visits the site but doesn’t get in touch, we can find out for you. If you want to record your calls we can do that, as well as learn more about your conversions from those calls.
Perhaps we need to larn more about your customers to improve the performance of your Pay-per-click campaigns? There are lots of options out there and we will help to integrate them into your website and make sense of them for you.
Good data and it’s availabiliy is a huge advantage you can have over your competitors. ach month, it can give us insight and ideas of how we can do better.
We will advise you on what you need and what you don’t.
Quite often, if a client is responsible for chosing a hosting service for their company website, they will be offered thre packages by the host, and will be sensible and choose the middle one. It’s human nature and the hosts know that someone that doesn’t know the technical details will ant to avoid the cheapest option, just in case, and wont want to fork-out for the ‘Big Kahuna’.
We don’t offer the three standard options, because we’ve never reallly met a standard comapny. Just pay for what you need.
How Can We Help You Grow Your Business?
Website development includes anything from small fixes to your website through to the development of its functionality, and to designing and building a new website from scratch.
Your average web development company should be able to provide pretty much anything you would like… Fully responsive templates, database integration, content management systems, auto translations, e-commerce platforms and real-time reporting are all commonplace these days. You might want a simple brochure website to give you an online presence, or something more complex in terms of website design and development. Either way, WordPress will usually suffice and can be handled by any half-decent development agency in Manchester. But the most important function of your website is its ability to grow your business.
Growing your business through your website is where a good web company should come into its own. We’ve lots of experience in connecting customers with new clients. We will help you identify who your target audience is and how to connect with them. Once we’ve got them on your website, we need to compel that visitor to get in touch. In a nutshell, that’s what good digital marketing should do. If your website generates enquiries and makes more money, that also helps us. If we make our clients more money, they will be happy to reinvest in the development of their website and in their digital marketing.
We don’t just build and walk away. We’re there at the planning and research stage and we’ll be there once it’s gone live. We want to see how the site is working and how its performance can be improved. We can set up and monitor conversion rates, keep an eye on your organic search engine rankings and, working closely with you, collaborate on further development.
We’ll make sure you know how to manage your own content. If required, we can provide in-house WordPress training so that you have control over your own site. [More on WordPress Training] If search engine rankings are important to you, we can carry out a regular website audits to monitor traffic and search engine rankings. Above all, we’ll concentrate on making the phone ring.
What is website development?
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What services do website developers offer?
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