Website Design and Development
Content Management System (CMS)
Whether you’re having a website created from scratch, migrating from another platform or simply refreshing an existing design, we always find that having a clear, structured process helps keep all parties focused.
It goes without saying that everything we build is:
Smartphone & tablet friendly
Easy to maintain
Loved by search engines
Built on the Worlds No1 CMS platform
The Design and Development Process
Prior to receiving a proposal, you will be asked to fill out a website worksheet and, depending on your needs and the size of your organisation, we may suggest we have a dedicated discovery session via GoToMeeting / Skype or in person to understand your initial ideas and uncover the opportunities your business has to leverage the online medium.
You will have an opportunity to communicate your business needs and articulate the elements of your product or service which can be best leveraged in an online context.
During this process we also establish if Clickable Media is the best fit for your project to ensure you get the most value out of your investment. If the answer is yes, we will prepare a proposal outlining the solution we envisage for your business or organisation.
If you are happy with the proposal, you’ll be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions and provide payment of 50% of the total cost before we commence work. You will receive an invoice with all the details. Upon receipt of the deposit, We will supply you with a list of the items required from you to prepare the new site.
Based on your supplied branding, text and images and the information you supplied in the questionnaire, you will be asked to chose from a selection of templates (called themes) which we feel are best suited to your requirements. Think of these as merely the skeleton of your website. We are able to transform these wireframes into a unique website that not only looks great but functions perfectly for your ideal visitors and customers.
Once you’re happy with the ‘look and feel’ and ‘functionality’ we will create a site-diagram based on our discussions or documentation to determine what web pages we will need to build, navigation structure and feature list.
Your website must be easy to navigate and well structured. And finally, you’ll be presented with mockups of your site incorporating those structural and functionality decisions.
During this phase you will have the opportunity for 2 rounds of revisions, ensuring the design and structure is perfectly in place.
You will be required to sign off of the final design before commencing the next stage.
With your content in hand, we will begin building your website on our development domain and hosting. During this phase we will also source images and place them on the site, along with those you’ve provided, to give your site the all important wow factor.
When we’re satisfied the site meets the established criteria, you will be issued with a link to review your site and provide us feedback.
Simultaneously we will test the site on the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and appropriate mobile devices.
At this stage you’ll be provided the opportunity to thoroughly check your site and let us know of any fine-tuning requirements. This is not unlimited, but anything that is broken or not working as per the design and structure phase will be adjusted or fixed accordingly.
You will also receive a list of the items to test and/or approve.
Once you are happy with the website and it is approved for launch, you will be issued with an invoice for the final 50% of your proposal plus any additional items (such as extra images, design changes etc) which you may have requested along the way. This invoice must be paid before we move your website on to the live hosting server.
In this final stage we will begin the process of installing the site on your live server. This usually takes a day or two, longer if there is a need to wait for certain elements of the server to be configured. We have discussed this back in phase 2, so any delays would have been pre-empted.
If you are planning to add more pages or content, or simply need to embargo your site before launch, you will be provided with instructions on how to use the maintenance-mode, which will password protect your site and politely inform eager visitors it’s not quite ready yet.
Training will be scheduled close to the time the site is deployed to the live server. We will also discuss with you site maintenance options in line with our Website Care & Security Plans so you will remain supported post launch.
Need to launch a website quickly? Website launches in just 7 days!
Microsites and Landing Pages
WordPress is a great platform for user friendly Micro-sites and lead capture Landing Pages. WordPress integrates seamlessly with Lead Pages and many other specialist cloud based lead generation solutions.
Blog Design and Development
Just need a blog? Clickable Media can help design and develop a blog which will become the place you and your readers will LOVE! Powered by WordPress the most reliable and user friendly blogging platform in the world.
WordPress SEO and Training
Let us help you implement your SEO strategy or help create one if you don’t. We can also offer advice and training on how to lay solid SEO foundations when creating your content for your WordPress website or blog.
WordPress Care and Security Plans
Your website is an investment. Don’t neglect it!
What would happen if you opened your website only to find it had been hacked? What would you do? How much would it cost your business? How would you go about getting it fixed quickly?
Websites these days are rarely static, and the technology is changing constantly to keep up with the desire for more functionality. In order for your site to continue growing with this change, you must be prepared to maintain it.
We recommend all to all of our customers to take an assertive role in managing the maintenance on the their WordPress websites. This doesn’t mean you have to do it yourself, we simply encourage you to have a plan.
WordPress Training and Support
There are thousands of awesome resources available to help you learn WordPress online, but if you are time-poor (like most of us!), you might not have the luxury of spending hours trawling the net for tutorials specific to your site or theme.
WordPress is very easy to use and we’ll ensure that you can then update every area of the site, including images, text, adding and editing pages, blog posts, categories, tags, services, map locations, meta descriptions, videos, external links, and much more.
We love helping our clients hit the ground running with their new sites, and training is included in all of our proposals. Even if we were not fortunate enough to design or build your WordPress website or blog, we can help train you to leverage the most out of your WordPress publishing platform.
We provide WordPress hosting advice and guidance to all of our Customers. We partner with WorkPress Specialist Hosting provider (WP Engine) and we recommend this option if site speed, security, daily backups and or scalability are important to your business .
Hosting packages with (WP Engine) can be provided from £50 per month.
Hosting with EUK Host from £15 per month
If you need help installing WordPress, customising your theme or help migrating to a new WordPress theme from an existing install, we are here to help. We have been developing in WordPress since 2010 and have extensive experience in working with WordPress themes including the Genesis Framework from StudioPress.
We can assist with everything from WordPress and theme installation and customisation to plugin styling and maintenance. We can also provide you with training on how to make best use of your theme.
Do you need someone to maintain your WordPress website and update it regularly with new content for your business? Clickable can provide this service on a weekly, monthly or adhoc basis.
We offer training as part of all of our customers solutions, but even if you are in the midst of building your own site, or your web person didn’t show you how to use your site, We are here to help.
At Clickable we exclusively develop all WordPress websites on the Genesis Framework (Studio Press) and we have years of experience working on child themes and plugins dedicated to these themes.
If you need additional assistance setting up your Genesis theme or creating a custom Genesis theme, we’re here to help.
Are you a business who has the need for someone to help build your client WordPress websites? Got an excess of studio work? We are still up for the odd ‘White-label’ freelance gig. We can do the odd job here and there or you can book us* for a block of time. We are also available to help train your clients to use WordPress. *Bookings subject to availability and our Freelance Work Agreement.