Taking a simple idea through to a finished project by building a solid business foundation. When we take on a project we like to do things thoroughly - this means we follow a set of tasks to make things lovely.
Firstly we really get to know the concept. This means talking to you, asking you difficult questions and throwing out some ideas along the way.
Together we turn the brief into a story that allows us to get started on how the users will interact on the site.
UX is a crucial part of all our projects - ensuring a natural flow that everyone can use and enjoy.
Depending on the project scope we might expand on what we learned during the planning. When we are clear on how things are going to work we can produce wireframes.
Wireframes are simply layouts of pages that show where things will be. They are not styled at this stage but exist to make a solid framework we can design within.
We usually stick to creating just three wireframes of the most important pages on a site but on larger sites we may create a fully working prototype.
Once this is all approved we can look at creating some concepts for you.
Much more than just pixel pushing - this is where we ensure your site looks gorgeous and functions perfectly.
Next the design...we might hit the jackpot first time or we may require some iteration to get things just right.
We don't provide multiple concepts from the outset as we believe it dilutes ideas - we prefer to focus on what we feel is the right approach.
We try to make sure everything we design will scale down well to smaller screens like your tablet and phone. We’ll make a plan about how your design responds to different screen sizes.
Once you are happy we can pull up our sleeves and get technical.
Turning designs into code that we can then power with some coding magic.
Here we turn our designs into something that works in the browser and begin to sprinkle some code to power everything.
This is also where we battle with browsers to ensure the site looks good across the board. In terms of testing we make sure to crush any bugs that may be lurking as we go - rather than waiting till the end of a project.
We’ll also make sure that the site automatically knows what sort of device you’re using and adjusts itself accordingly, to save you and your users from zooming in and out to see all your content.
Our favourite! We can help with all aspect from payments to fulfilment.
Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or you want to make changes to an existing one the thought of selling online can be tricky.
We have helped a bunch of clients move from traditional retail to online. We examine what motivates people to buy from you and tailor our work around this.
By working with differing businesses we have a lot of experience with reducing the admin tasks of online retail - our CMS. We are a SagePay partner and this is our preferred platform for payments but we have worked with many others so just ask.
Be warned truly successful e-commerce sites have a lot of time put into them by agency and client alike...so be prepared to work up a sweat.
Use VioMedia our CMS or Expression Engine depending on what is needed.
We wanted a way of editing sites that purposely left out features that nobody used - so we created VioMedia.
Simple, stripped down content management that is easy to work with and extensible for every use. It has powered a number of different sites from e-commerce to social networking and news content.
As certain projects require a different approach we also use Expression Engine.
EE is a secure platform used by some of the largest brands in the world with 10 years track record. The interface is very simple to use and with third party plugins much in the way of extra functionality can be added.