An enormous amount of time and effort is required to plan and design a successful website.
Your website can be extremely useful for marketing your business, band, art/ design or hobby and thereby increasing sales and brand awareness.
In order to do this though you will need to determine aspects such as the main purpose of your site, the content that will be included, where the content is to be sourced, electronic transactions that will be required and so on. You must then ensure all of this is included in a clear, attractive, consistent manner that is easy to use and navigate.
The main purpose of a business website is to attract customers to your business and to do this you start by focusing on your existing customers to figure out what they want and determine how you can make life easier for them, in other words; solve their problem. Then you need to reel in potential customers, close the sales and importantly, maintain a long-term relationship with them.
There are numerous issues that you must consider before you build your website, some of these include domain name, portraying your online presence, use of logos and other graphics and/or animations, the language used and the consistent look and feel of the site.
Whether you need a logo designed, a shopping cart, payment arrangements etc. Take into account that you are paying for the web developer’s time so the more complex the design considered, the more it will cost
This is the first step you must take to launch your brand into the world wide web -it should reflect your company’s name. Similar to a home or brick and mortar business address, your domain name allows people to find you online, it is your identifier on the internet so think carefully about your proposed domain name
Portraying your online presence
One of the first things you must consider is the image that you want to portray to your customers. Whether you are a Thermal Performance Assessor for building sites, a cake boutique selling luxurious cakes, or an air conditioning supplier, your website will present a different look, feel and ambience.
You want visitors to remember your site when they leave so that hopefully they will return the next time when they need a similar product, service or piece of information.
Get some ideas before starting your website and online presence journey by surfing the web and looking at lots of other sites – include those of other companies operating in the same area as you.
However, don’t fall into the trap of wanting a site too similar to that of your competitors, remember that you are trying to entice potential visitors and build a lasting memory of your particular site.
The Welcome page or home page provides visitors to the site with a greeting and a description of the site. The main navigation menu will direct users to the major sections of the site as will the call to action buttons lead users to the desired content in the site.
Much like the front door to a brick and mortar business, the welcome page must be appealing and it should give a clear idea of what is contained within the site
Company logos are good for branding your site in your visitors’ memories. You can also use the logo on different pages to help maintain a consistent look and feel throughout your site.
Ensure that the style and tone of the language used throughout your site suits the image you are trying to convey to your audience. Try to avoid using business related jargon or abbreviations on your site, although you may understand and use it on a regular basis, your visitors may not be ‘hip to it’
We build modern, powerful and affordable websites from scratch for businesses, bands, artist, hobbyists and individuals in all industries with web development technologies like HTML5, CSS3, bootstrap and jQuery.
We also build fully customisable Content Management System websites on the WordPress Production & Development platform, with a plethora of Themes and Plugins available to choose from, we create stunning dynamic websites that contain optimised content made specifically for your brand focusing on Mobile Responsive designs and Search Engine Optimisation
A little about WordPress
WordPress started in 2003, since then 297,629 of the top 1 million websites use WordPress, it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and is used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. It is estimated that 26% of websites are powered by WordPress globally and around 15,886,000 websites on the entire web use WordPress. 50,000 new WordPress websites are added daily (18 million added in 2014 alone).
In 2014, an average of 24.5 trillion bytes of traffic data per hour was recorded, 59.3 million new posts on WordPress blogs monthly, 409 million people view WordPress blogs monthly, and there are in excess of 2,03,000 + topics on the official WordPress support forum for 24/7 online troubleshooting support
Features we include in our Web Design packages;
- Web & Email Hosting
- Web & Email Management
- Professional business email address based on your domain name
- Core updates
- Hack, Spam Safe and Malware protection
- Premium Themes and Plugins
- World class hardware optimised for speed and performance for 99.9% uptime
This is a service provided by a hosting company. When you choose a plan, the hosting company provides you with a username and password via email which you can then install your website on their server thus allowing your customers to view and interact with your business on the web.
There are several categories of web hosting to suit particular needs of different websites and it is important to evaluate which website hosting is right for your website as some hosting providers could have more down time than others, use outdated hardware making them slower, could compromise security and could potentially charge extra fees to rectify their mistakes.
Showcase your website with a professional business email address based on your company name hosted on on world class equipment by bitBrain Solutions!
For the vast majority of businesses a website can provide a very effective sales channel and marketing tool. We know there are lots of potential online customers out there but how do you get them to look at your new site?
Good news, if we have built your website from scratch, you’re already ahead of the game because not only are our websites mobile responsive (over 80% of users now own mobile devices) but we build with a focus on SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
Now, let’s take that to the next level with our Digital Marketing and add an effective inbound marketing strategy.
Attract, Convert, Close and Delight potential customers!
Attract with blogs, keywords and social publishing, Convert with forms, Call-to-Action, and Landing Pages, Close with customer relationship management, email and work-flows and Delight with surveys, smart content and social monitoring.
Search Engine Optimisation along with content strategy like blogging and social media strategy, electronic customer relationship management are all customer centric, designed to empower potential customers as they visit your site.
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) involves promoting websites by increasing visibility in search engine results pages (SERP’s) primarily through paid advertising, these include Google, Yahoo, Bing Ads, business directory listings and so on.
Once you have these in order we recommend that you include your website’s address on everything you can thin of. For example, business cards and stationery, advertisements, brochures, yellow pages ads and so on. And ensure you write it in a size that can’t be missed!
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Small businesses Budget Home/ office build (example only)
Processor: 1 GHz or faster
Memory: 2GB RAM
Graphics: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
Storage: 500GB SATA HDD
Gamers Minimum requirements for NBA 2K17 build (example only)
Processor: Intel Core i3-530 @2.93GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 805 @2.50 GHz or better
Memory: 4GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT430 1GB/ ATI Radeon HD 6450 1GB or better DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 500GB SATA HDD
If you have a PlayStation 4 with the standard 500GB hard drive, in the age of the 50GB console game you will surely experience the struggles of running out of space very quickly.
Good news gamer, we can upgrade your hard drive in a few steps.
What you need:
Seagate USB 3.0 expansion drive
2.5mm Phillips head screwdriver
Stanley knife to pry open expansion drive
Laptop or PC with internet access
8GB USB flash drive to copy PS4 system software (FAT32 or exFAT)
Additional expansion drive to back up existing PS4 data (don’t forget to sync trophies)
PS4 controller & micro USB cable
Steps to take:
Purchase hard drive, we recommend the Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 3.0 STEA2000400
Back up your PS4 onto the additional expansion drive (don’t forget to sync your trophies)
Uncover and replace hard drive in the PS4 caddy
Download the PS4 software
Install the PS4 system software
Restore your PS4 data from step 2
Contact bitBrain Solutions to have your PC built or PS4 hard drive upgraded