We have a wide network of talented web designers, developers and consultants available
If you need some expert help or additional resources for a particular project, we can put you in touch with freelance website consultants.
All our consultants and freelancers work on a day rate and are available for short or long term projects.
Our team can be
- User Experience Architects
- User Experience Consultants
- Interaction Design Consultants
- Information Architects
- Web Designers
- Web Developers
- Web Copywriters
- Website Marketing Consultants
User Experience Design
Whether you want a new website from scratch, to develop your existing website or add new tools we can design it for you.
Website design process
We keep you informed throughout the whole design process to make sure you're happy and know exactly what's happening.
More importantly we've got the expertise to find out what your users want and need.
- After meeting you to learn more about your organisation and what you want from your website we'll review your current website and/or research your competitors' websites.
- The next step is carrying out research on what your users want and need then relate those back to your initial requirements.
- We'll present wireframes and our initial designs to you and refine them according to your feedback before producing high quality designs in Photoshop.
- We can also advise on information architecture, content strategy and provide web copywriting if you need this.
- We can build an HTML prototype showing key pages and user journeys through the site. We can also use this for user testing to ensure the site or application is easy to use.
- The full site is then built and we'll conduct a final accessibility audit before your site goes live.
Wireframes are the starting point for designing a website. They're a series of blueprints that show a basic outline of each page of your website could look, including the IA (information architecture), components and features of each page.
Benefits of wireframes
- Easy way to share ideas with your team.
- Helps you understand how many pages are needed and what's on each page.
- See how your site could look before spending time and money on building it.
After discussing what you want to get out of your website, what you want to cover and any particular features you want to include we'll produce:
- A full set of wireframes
- Each wireframe has detailed comments explaining the design and layout.
Please contact us to discuss how we can help with wireframing.
A website prototype is an interactive clickable version of your website wireframes. You can click and move between the pages and components to see how your full website will work.
Benefits of building a prototype website
- Experiment and change your website before you reveal it to your customers.
- Test if ideas work in practice — layout, copy, buttons
- Get the structure of the website right before applying designs
- Use it a demo to encourage feedback from colleagues and stakeholders
- Save time and money on having to change your actual website
- If you choose our high fidelity prototypes you receive a well designed site which can easily be implemented by your in-house IT team.
After discussing exactly what you want from your prototype we can offer:
- Choice of low, medium or high fidelity prototypes
- All prototypes are hand coded in HTML
- We can refine and improve the prototype in response to the feedback
Please contact us for a chat about building a prototype website.
Effective websites allow customers to navigate around quickly and easily, and find exactly what they're looking for.
Benefits of good information architecture
- Your website is laid out in a logical way
- Easier for your customers to find their way around and buy your products
- Your website meets business and user goals.
- Easier to manage your website
What is Information Architecture
- Information architecture (IA) is all about how your website is organised and laid out to make it easy for your customers to use.
- It includes your website's content, labels, navigation, functionality, tools and search tools.
After a full review of your website navigation, content, layout and search function to identify what your customers are searching for, we'll produce:
- A sitemap, with detailed commentary explaining the structure and how each page links together.
- Suggested labels for navigation menus and buttons.
We can also design wireframes and build your website too.
Please contact us for a chat about your website's information architecture.
As anyone could access your website it makes good business sense to make it accessible to everyone.
Benefits of an accessible website
- It makes good business sense — there are over 10 million disabled people in the UK.
- To comply with the law — under the Equality Act 2010 (which replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) your website must be accessible to users with disabilities.
- Accessible websites are easier for all your customers to use
What is an accessibility audit
- Accessibility includes users who are mobility impaired, blind and low vision, deaf and hearing loss, learning and speech disabilities, photosensitive e.g. epilepsy, cognitive and movement limitations.
- We'll analyse your website against the latest accessibility standards, including the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
- We'll then produce a detailed report of our findings. We can also give a presentation of our findings if you require this. You can make the changes yourself, or let us make the changes for you.
Website accessibility report
We'll produce a detailed report on your website's accessibility, including:
- Full accessibility review of your website
- Prioritised list of all accessibility issues that need to be fixed, featuring detailed recommendations and screenshots
- Details of how to make your website W3C and DDA compliant.
- Unlike some other agencies, our report shows you where your website fails to meet accessible standards and what you need to do to fix it.
- Practical steps to make sure your website stays accessible in the future.
Please contact us for a chat about your accessibility needs.
Source: Family Resources Survey (FRS) Disability prevalence estimates 2007/8