Web Design and Development
A successful website requires a lot of work and a wide range of skills. At Zimma we are able to help you from the very beginning to the very end. Below we detail the life cycle of a website and why you need Zimma at every stage.
Before any work begins it is important to work out exactly why you need a website and who it will be targeted at. This will directly influence the type of website you will choose, how much content it will contain, what it will look like, what features you will need and so on. We can help you work this out and suggest additional ideas that you may not have thought of.
We will provide a project plan, which will give you a clear idea of when everything is going to take place, when you will be required to give feedback or provide content and when the website is due to go live.
When it comes to design we appreciate that one size doesn't fit all. For that reason we have a variety of design resources that can meet your budget and requirements. All our designs are made to measure and go through a rigorous feedback process until we have a stunning and intuitive result.
Here we take our shiny designs and rework them into real webpages. We take great care hand crafting all our websites using the latest techniques and best practices. You can relax at this point knowing it's in safe hands.
Throughout the development phase we are constantly reviewing our code to make sure it is search engine friendly and accessible. A badly constructed website could be inaccessible to people with sight problems, or people using certain computers and could also not be found on search engines, making such a site destined to fail.
Content Management System (CMS) Intregation
If you want to update your website yourself you will need a Content Management System (CMS). Our clients love the CMS we use mostly because of how easy it is to use.
"Zimma recently implemented a CMS for my website which I am really please with, it is simple, intuitive and quick to use. They customised the system to make it work well for my design business, so now I can concentrate on being a creative and not have to get lost in the world of code!"
Finishing Touches and Go Live
We are appreciate there are usually some last minute changes and try to accommodate for those as much as possible. We also understand the importance of deadlines and will do everything we can to get your website live on time.
Once live we will
- integrate Google Analytics, a powerful tool for measuring your website visitors,
- submit your website to Google and a selection of other popular websites, and
- offer you advice on how to maximise your performance with search engines.
Hosting, Maintenance and Support
Our hosting packages start at £5 / month and we take care of everything to make sure your website is on-line, accessible and working as it should.
We are at the end of the phone or on email to answer your questions and available to additional areas or features to your websites.
For anything hosted on external systems we offer a 90 day fix-on-fail promise whereby, if anything goes wrong, we will fix it for you at no extra cost.
Why do I care how the website is built? If it works it works, right?
Wrong. There's a lot more than meets the eye with websites and just because it works for you at your computer doesn't mean it works everywhere. By using tried and tested methods and best practices we make sure that your website is accessible on a variety of computers, browsers, screen sizes, devices and so it is accessible to search engines.