Platforms We Love.
We love web design and building beautiful websites. The whole process from understanding your requirements through to delivering a finished site that helps grow your business is something we thrive upon. Over the years as business users we’ve worked on platforms that were great and made the job easy to some others that presented more barriers than opportunity. Nowadays there are plenty of platforms to choose from and they can each offer their own pros and cons. Here’s a quick overview of the platforms we prefer.
WordPress is one of the most popular platforms in the world, powering around a third of websites from small blog sites to large e-commerce businesses. It's flexible and easy to use and is supported by a huge community of designers and developers with a large amount of themes and plugins for easy customisation.
Woo Commerce is a plug in for WordPress. It enables WordPress to function as a full e-commerce store. Like the core WordPress platform it has been installed on millions of websites. It allows you control over products, inventory, shipping, customers, orders and much more. It's also possible to extend it's functionality further through the plug ins available within the WordPress universe.
Shopify is one of the quickest routes to a full e-commerce store and we're proud to be a Shopify Partner. The platform offers one of the most easy to use content management systems enabling business owners to take control of their online operation with no previous experience. It can also be easily extended to develop and grow alongside your business.
Magento is a platform we know very well from a user point of view. We choose to partner with leading development agencies who are Magento certified developers. Our added value is to become an extension of your team in the requirements brief, agency tender and selection process and when it comes to user acceptance testing with regular touch points along the course of the project.
Whilst we have preferred platforms to work with for web design projects, when it comes to our e-commerce management and consultancy we’re really flexible and can work with just about anything. Some of our clients have existing sites that they don’t want to change just because they’re easy to use, cost effective and do exactly what they need. We’ve worked with many including Prestashop, Squarespace, Wix and Joomla.