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PDL Heating website redesign
PDL Heating
28th August 2018

Website Redesign | CMS | Product builder | SEO | Hosting

Although we only redesigned PDL Heating's website 2 years ago, they now wanted something even more unique and came back to us, a boiler package estimator where a potential customer could select what boiler they currently had and what boilder they would like along with answer a few other simple questions and generate an instant quote price within minutes which could be sent straight to PDL Heating and the potential customer generating new leads quicker and easier. All this along with a new CMS integrated and SEO of new pages.

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Corarima website design
Corarima
01st August 2018

Responsive Website Design | SEO | Hosting

We were approached by Corarima Restaurant to develop them a new mobile friendly website for their new vegan, vegetarian and gluten free restaurant which is opening in Wakefield. We delivered giving them a website to show off their amazing cuisine and also have booking requests come through to them to make reservations easier to manage. We also provided them with high speed hosting on our server.

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Northbuild Construction website redesign
Northbuild Construction
28th June 2018

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

Northbuild Construction from London contacted us after seeing our work with a company they knew and wanted us to redesign their old Moonfruit website. We redesigned them a new mobile and tablet friendly website with a complete SEO overhaul of all their pages along with hosting their website on our high speed server.

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The Bakers Shop website redesign
The Bakers Shop
20th June 2018

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Content Writing | PPC | Hosting

The Bakers Shop in Ossett contacting us as they were getting no traffic or custom from their current old Yell website, we redesigned them a new mobile friendly website with a complete SEO overhaul of all their pages to help them target the key areas they wanted to bring more trade from in their business.

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JW SmartMeters website redesign
JW SmartMeters
16th April 2018

Ecommerce | Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | CMS | Content Writing | PPC | Hosting

A redesign of their old ecommerce website needed conducting, we did this along with adding more payment methods, better security and an order processing system whereby tracking codes could be added to each order and the customer can now check the status of their order and track the parcel with ease, this cut their admin down on processing orders by over 60%. The whole website had an SEO and content writing overhaul too.

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Just Homes Care website redesign
Just Homes Care
10th April 2018

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | CMS | Hosting

Website redesign for Just Homes Care of South Elmsall West Yorkshire. their old website wasn't mobile friendly so we we made the new one responsive to work on all devices and added a content management system they could use themselves to keep their website as up to date as possible. The whole website had an SEO overhaul too.

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Fastsource website redesign
Fastsource
25th January 2018

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Case Study CMS

Website redesign for Fastsource Ltd of Yorkshire, updating their old website to be mobile friendly and more information detailing the company and what theyre capable of which the previous site was severely lacking. They now have a content management system so can add their own case studies and news items to keep their current and potential clients up to date.

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Steph Nicholls website redesign
Divine Beauty
22nd December 2017

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Booking system | Hosting

Website redesign for Stephanie Nicholls salon in Wakefield, updating their old website to be mobile friendly, modern and a more user friendly with a booking system.

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JD Webart website redesign
JD Webart
17th December 2017

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Portfolio system | Hosting

We were asked to redesign JD Webart's dated website to show off their impressive graphic design, motion design and printing services, we exceeded their expectations by implementing a portfolio system they could keep adding projects to and a blog function to keep their audience up to date on what they were doing.

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Heavenly Hog Roast website redesign
Heavenly Hog Roast
19th November 2017

Responsive Website Redesign | SEO | Booking System | Hosting

We designed Heavenly Hog Roast a new responsive (mobile friendly) website with a much more professional and rustic look, we also incorporated a booking request system for them. We streamlined their website pages making it easier for users to get to any page in the website easily and quickly along with adding a blog function to keep their visitors up to date with news and offers.

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Casa Canine website redesign
Casa Canine
18th October 2017

Responsive Website Design | SEO | Branding | Hosting

Opening their new niche business of dog hydrotherapy and doggy day care they needed a website that was colourful, playful looking and showed a really homely feel where customers would feel happy to take and leave their pets in the safe hands of Casa Canine, we think we captured than and so does Casa Canine who are over the moon with the design of the logo and website and it's functionality.

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Wollop Software website redesign
Wollop Software
4th October 2017

Responsive Website Design | SEO | Branding

Wollop had an old website which needed making mobile friendly and bringing up to date, we did this along with redesigning their logo too. We also re-wrote their whole website content to be more SEO friendly and gain better rankings and traffic. Their home page contains a very cool 3D hover effect on the image changer at the top too.

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Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic website redesign
Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic
28th July 2017

Website Design | SEO | Before & After treatment comparer | Hotspots feature | Hosting

Mid Yorkshire Skin Clinic came to us looking for a stand out but clean looking website, we gave them a crisp looking website with lots of great features including hotspots so potential customers can click on areas of a face to see what treatment is availabile for them and also a before and after treatment image comparison tool. We made all this mobile and tablet friendly with SEO of the whole site.

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Lambson Building Products Ltd & Laminated Products Ltd website redesign
Lambson Building Products Ltd & Laminated Products Ltd
24th July 2017

Website Redesign | SEO | Multilingual Versions | Hosting

The company needed a complete revamp of their old website which ad a poor content management system making it difficult to update their website, we put in place a CMS they could use easily but also the ability to have multilingual versions of their website so visitors from France would see a fully translated version of the site. The old website wasn't mobile friendly either so we redesigned the whole website from scrach to make it mobile and tablet friendly and reworked the whole site SEO.

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Astra Blinds website redesign
Astra Blinds
28th June 2017

Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

The company needed a completey new website, the old one was a self build website which was poor in function and design and wasn't mobile friendly. We redesigned the whole website from scrach to make it mobile and tablet friendly and reworked the whole site SEO.

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Upton & North Elmsall Parish Council website redesign
Upton & North Elmsall Parish Council
21st April 2017

Website Redesign | Events Management | Galleries Management | Booking systems | Blog | Hosting

The council needed a full website revamp due to the poor user friendly CMS they had on the old website. We redesigned the website to be updated with ease with a new CMS and gave integrated a booking system, events management, blog and other great features.

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Wrenthorpe Academy website redesign
Wrenthorpe Academy
1st April 2017

Website Redesign | Events Management | Documents Management | Galleries Management | Report Absence Feature | Blog | Hosting

The school needed a new mobile and tablet friendly website with full content management system which we've delivered. They can now edit all aspects of their website including creating new pages, amending and deleting current pages, they have an events management system to notify students and parents of upcoming events, a document management system for easily managing policies and newsletters, galleries and the ability for parents to report an absence with ease online.

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South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council website redesign
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council
16th February 2017

Website Redesign | Events Management | Notices Management | Galleries Management | Blog | Hosting

A brand new responsive website redesign completely mobile and tablet compatible with. The council required a user-friendly way for both themselves to update the website and their website users to navigate it. An events database was built into the site along with a notices database for notifying people and companies of business opportunities or vacancies, and finally a blog to finish off being able to keep people updated. With lots of pages a good user friendly design was required to make navigation as easy as possible, every page can be found by just 1 click of the mouse, or 2 taps of the screen for tablets and smart phones. There are lots of other features built into the website, too many to list

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Kestrel Pest Management website redesign
Kestrel Pest Management
26th January 2017

Website Redesign | SEO | Logo Design | CMS | Blog | PPC | Hosting

A brand new responsive website redesign completely mobile and tablet compatible with SEO and logo design for a whole new professional look for the company logo and brand.

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Wakefield Woodfinishers website redesign
Wakefield Woodfinishers
19th January 2017

Website Design | SEO | Logo Design | Hosting

A brand new responsive website design completely mobile and tablet compatible with SEO and logo design for a whole new brand.

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Andrew Gaimster website redesign
Andrew Gaimster - Painter & Decorator
28th November 2016

Website Design | SEO | Hosting

A brand new responsive website design completely mobile and tablet compatible with SEO targeting the local high competion area.

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MSC Security Solutions website redesign
MSC Security Solutions
21st September 2016

Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

A complete redesign of the old website into a responsive / mobile and tablet friendly one, with a complete SEO overhaul resulting in an increase of over 400% of website visits and search engine ranking increases for all targeted keywords.

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PDL Heating website redesign
PDL Heating
13th August 2016

Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

A complete redesign of the old website into a responsive / mobile and tablet friendly one, including a change of website domain name address from their old one to a new more fitting domain name along with transferal of old page rankings to associated new ones.

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Autodent website redesign
Autodent
12th August 2016

Website Design | SEO | Hosting

A new responsive / mobile and tablet friendly website design with a unique contact form allowing users to submit images of their vehicle dent to provide a quote without the client having to waste time attending to find out they can't repair the dent.

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R&L Plumbing & Joinery website redesign
R&L Plumbing & Joinery
13th June 2016

Website Design | SEO | Hosting

With a responsive / mobile and tablet friendly new website design to get this new company up and running and ranking locally quickly using a different than usual design on the home page to most other websites.

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Kindlow website redesign
Kindlow
4th May 2016

Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

Starting from scratch with a new domain and targetting a Worldwide audience for a chemical testing company isn't easy, but we gave them the corporate clean look they were aspiring to have with a responsive / mobile and tablet friendly new website.

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Hiring A Professional Website Designer / Developer Vs DIY Website Builders
Hiring A Professional Website Designer / Developer Vs DIY Website Builders
15th April 2016

Website Redesign | SEO | Hosting

On a few occasions we get asked "why shouldn't I just use a DIY website builder?", the short answer I usually give is "I'm sure you have a saw, screwdriver and other tools in your shed, but would you try fitting a full kitchen suite yourself?" (unless you're a joiner/kitchen fitter reading this then I'll think of another analogy when you ring).
So I thought I'd point out what you get with a professional:

A website designer / developer can get to know you and your goals
They can help you see the sometimes blind side of your current marketing or website approach, for example, you may have what you think is great content and images etc. on your website, but is it what your potential customer / client want to see? Do they want to read reams of text about how great you are (sometimes they do obviously), or do they want to find your product or service as fast and easily as possible with the help of well-designed user interface which improves user experience and engagement?

Hiring a professional website designer will save you time
Think of the time you'll be able to spend doing your actual job, trying to learn how to use a very simple DIY website builder is time consuming no matter how easy they promote it being on their adverts. Simple elements like images need optimising and compressing with professional software (some images can be reduced by 80% and appear to lose no quality to the viewer) and correct background SEO work conducting on them targeting your keywords. The man hours you WILL lose can be better spent doing your job and promoting your business as you should be instead of trying to cut corners on such an important aspect of your company/organisation. Your website should be something that saves you time by making it easier to manage once built, not taking up several hours a day or week trying to get a DIY one to do something it can't.

Hiring a professional website designer can save you money
You're probably thinking "how when I can buy a DIY one for a £1 a month?". Well, DIY websites start off from that low cost price, then have lots of add-on and hidden fees for extras, too many to list, but they include things like not having adverts plastered all over your website, adding a shopping cart with monthly subscriptions, SEO optimisations which don't do anything and you then end up spending money on it which gives you nothing in return and you will either give in altogether or go to a professional which is then the cost you should have paid to do it right in the first place plus the money you wasted on a DIY one. Also, as above, it saves you time which you can use to do your actual job instead of essentially working for nothing trying to do it yourself.

You get expertise
Hiring a professional in any job or trade gives you the reassurance that they've been doing this for a long time and with good results, back to the kitchen analogy, you would like to think if a professional fitted it they would make sure your cupboard drawers aren't falling or the sink going through the worktop, with websites it needs to not only look professionally built but perform with the purpose it was intended to, whether that's letting customers know and see what you do, or getting them buying your products on an ecommerce shop.

You get a bespoke website design that does what you want and need it to
With a DIY website build you get a template which looks like hundreds, if not thousands of other websites throughout the internet barring the text and some of the images, what's going to make yours stand out and will it even do what YOU want it to do? Hiring a professional gets the ability and right to say "this is what I want on my website and what I require it to do", how can you be dissatisfied when you're getting exactly what YOU want. Again, back to the kitchen analogy, would you buy a DIY kitchen and try and make it fit into your unique space and expect it to look professional and function correctly?

You get what you pay for
No doubt you've heard the phrases "you get what you pay for" or "buy cheap, buy twice". Don't expect to get anything but a poor experience from a DIY website builder or any good search engine rankings. Once you've designed your generic website, don't expect to be able to change the design in the next few years, you'll have to start all over from scratch, more time lost and you'll have possibly forgotten how to use the editor unless you really keep on top of it so there's that to learn again. DIY websites generally load slower due to all the unnecessary coding and features, this is now a big ranking factor for Google for how fast your website loads, including more importantly users, studies show if users have to wait more than 3 seconds for a website to load they just hit the back button and move on. Ask any of your colleagues or friends who have or run companies who are successful if they use a DIY website builder, you already know what the answer will be!

Finally, First impressions count
Build a website yourself that doesn't look professional and it will reflect on you, imagine a builder you're thinking of hiring coming to your premises in a van which is dirty and covered in rust, this will instantly put you off. Have a website that gives a clean professional image that reflects your professional work and you're more likely to get that enquiry or sale.