As of 2015 all websites we make are responsive, which means they adapt to the different screen widths found on PCs, tablets, netbooks and smartphones. Responsive design, sometimes known as responsive engineering, is now an important part of the development process and something which anyone about to hire a web designer should be aware of.
The quickest way to enable e-commerce on a website is to add a "Buy now" button that links to PayPal. Another approach is to use a dedicated shopping platform such as UltraCart or Shoppify. Weighing up the pros and cons of these and other options is not always easy: factors such as monthly fees, commission and stock control must be considered carefully.
There are three main types of logos: symbols, wordmarks and combination marks. Instantly recognizable symbols include Nike's "tick" and the WWF's black and white panda. The logos for Coca-Cola, Google and IBM are wordmarks. Most logos are combination marks, featuring a symbol and a wordmark: examples include YouTube and 7-11.
SEO, or search engine optimization, is an integral part of the website design process. Guidelines published by Google and other search engines must be adhered to; SEO strategies should be transparent and avoid spammy or "black hat" techniques.
Almost all database-driven websites will need a content management system (CMS). In its simplest form a CMS enables site administrators to upload and edit content; more complex set ups can manage customer information and generate detailed statistics.
We can manage product photography on location, though for specialized assignments we outsource to professional studios in Bangkok or Singapore. We can also help with video, but generally only for larger, corporate projects.