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Web Design Stratford upon Avon

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Web Design

 

Professional, competitively priced web design in Stratford upon Avon. Our websites are completely unique, designed and built to the highest quality.

Whether you're looking for a simple professional looking website or have bigger ideas, we're here to help you achieve your goals.

We produce standards based desktop and mobile websites using 'Responsive Web Design' and 'Fluid Layouts'. All our websites are completely unique, designed to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML5 & CSS3..

Our websites are faster, more efficient, and offer all-around improved website experience. Combining good design with exceptional build quality and adopting Google's 'PageSpeed' and Yahoo!'s YSlow recommendations we are proud to deliver quality websites achieving a high level of customer satisfaction.

Underpinning our creative visual design skills is expertise in website engineering, Internet systems design, Information Architecture, open source server programming, open source database development and compliant web page authoring.

Our web page authoring is search engine optimised to contribute towards a higher natural page ranking in search engine results.

Our approach
Begins by outlining your particular requirements by looking at your business needs, identifying your target audience, studying your competition and looking at your reference websites.

We produce visual designs which demonstrate the look and feel that we propose for your website. If we are creating your website from scratch we can also design you business logo and stationary.

Our design services includes building the website based on the designs you approve. This aspect is often referred to as web development, we are pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive development service which will meet your business needs.

We don't stop there.
Your website could include sound, film, animation, motion graphics or even Interactive 360° panoramic images.

We can build your website with full MySQL database support for all your business information, products or any content that requires a database. All of our CMS sites can be easily managed by the client from a secure back-office area on their website, using any computer connected to the Internet and without having to install additional software or requiring knowledge of HTML

if you require Credit Card Processing for your online shop or product subscriptions we can provide your business with a complete personalised payment solution.

Support
Our relationship with our client is very important to us and we intend to be around to help in any way we can.

Following your site launch Stiff Design will continue to support your website and fix any unintended defect of structure or appearance that is brought to our attention. We will continue to offer professional advice and re-engineer any part of your website should your requirements change.

 

Mobile Web Design

To understand why having a mobile friendly website is so important for your business you have to ask the question 'how are people accessing the Internet?'.

The answer is increasingly by using smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and consoles as well as PCs and laptops. In fact anything that is web enabled.

In responding to the changing usage Google positively rewards websites in search results which are deemed mobile-friendly. Alongside this websites which have faster page speed load time are also rewarded by an increase in search results positioning.

Unless your website's page load speed is AA rated it's not mobile friendly!

For web designers using traditional web design techniques the spread of devices with various screen sizes created a bit of problem. For a long time web designers have favoured using fixed screen web page templates which fitted in nicely within the advances in display screen hardware standards. It just seemed that screens would just get bigger and the screen resolution would follow this pattern.

The iPhone was amongst the first of the small screen smartphones that allowed people to access the web and browse websites. These devices used techniques to pinch and zoom in on the area of interest of the web page. However, because mobile and tablets are touch driven simple UX principles such as 'hover' menus and 'onClick' events didn't work well. It was becoming clear that a new approach to design was needed to address the 'user experience' issues that were emerging.

 

Responsive Web Design

One approach that rapidly gained favour with web designers was 'Responsive Design'. Rather than build multiple versions of a website for each type of device viewport, responsive design adjusts to its environment. This is achieved by combining two techniques.

Firstly, by using a 'fluid grid' system. Here the layout of the page is based on proportions as a percentage of the screen size. Secondly, the use of 'media queries' which allow transitional events to new layouts at certain break-points. The break-points are set at screen widths which can no longer be supported by the design layout.

To see Responsive design it in action, open this page on a desktop browser and slowly make the browser narrower and wider. You can see the layout adjust itself to fit the new width of the browser. You should also be able to see when the design meets a break-point and the media-query is triggered resulting in a fast redrawing of the page design and layout.

Google's mobile-friendliness ranking signal started on April 21st so if your website is not tablet and smartphone friendly this might significantly impact on your search results.

Fortunately, we are experts in building standards based mobile websites using 'Responsive Web Design' and 'Fluid Layouts'. All our websites are completely unique, designed to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML5 & CSS3. So if you're looking for mobile web design in Stratford area we can help your website provide a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes.

If you need to go that step further we can also develope your key web pages using AMP HTML.

 

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open source initiative instigated by Google and Twitter designed to make really fast mobile pages.

Fundamentally, AMP pages are a subset of HTML pages designed to be super lightweight and really fast loading. At its essence, is a refined form of HTML which excludes the page blocking aspects of HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

AMP pages are intended to be cached by Google, who can then serve the pages from their own servers reducing the time lag incurred in fetching pages from the publisher’s server. Essentially this is going to best suite static content providers but who can guess how developers might use AMP HTML to create engaging and innovative experiences.

 

Web Hosting

Stiff Design offers Linux Apache website hosting with PHP and MySQL database. The server is fully managed by Stiff Design so that the client is free to concentrate on their own business. Alternatively, the client is free to choose a supplier who offers similar technologies and we will be happy to work on the chosen provider's network.

Need a complete website from scratch?
If you're looking for a web design company, who will work with you, help to shape your ideas and will deliver a website fit for your particular requirements, you have come to the right place. We're here to help you achieve your goals.

Need an existing website design updated?
Often small changes to a websites existing design can make significant improvements to its look and feel without the major expense of a rebuild. We are happy to take a critical look at your website and make suggestions for improvements to its style, functionality and usability.

Our service includes:

  • Free consultation, advice and estimates
  • Our creative and technical input towards shaping your ideas
  • Ongoing support

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Web Design for Desktops

Competitively priced websites designed and built in-house to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML & CSS.

  • Unique website design
  • Stock images & graphics included
  • Web page templates optimised for desktop browsers
  • Compatible with all the major platforms & modern desktop browsers
  • SEO Basics

Web Design for Mobile & Desktops

Mobile-friendly website providing a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes.

  • Unique website design
  • Stock images & graphics included
  • Web page templates using 'Fluid Layouts' & CSS3 Media Queries for smartphones tables, laptops and desktops
  • Compatible with all the major platforms, devices, modern desktop & mobile browsers
  • SEO Basics
 

Additional Options

  • Logo design
  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • SEO Advanced
  • Page Speed Optimisation
  • Web Hosting

 

Stiff Design has consistently offered outstanding service and expertise in all aspects of our website requirements.


Who we are

Stiff Design is a small, experienced, highly focused, local web design company in Stratford upon Avon providing web design, web development & SEO services in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. We build professional, competitively priced websites for businesses, organisations and individuals.

What we offer

We offer a comprehensive web design & web development and SEO service with over 14 years experience. For SMEs and business startups searching for a local web design company in Stratford we offer you a second-to-none service committed to your business success.


 

What we make

We produce standards based desktop and mobile websites using 'Responsive Web Design' and 'Fluid Layouts'. All our websites are completely unique, designed to the highest quality and hand coded using valid HTML5 & CSS3.

What we achieve

Our websites are faster, more efficient, and offer all-around improved website experience. Combining good design with exceptional build quality and adopting Google's 'PageSpeed' and Yahoo!'s YSlow recommendations we are proud to deliver quality websites achieving a high level of customer satisfaction.


Our expertise

We have all-round in-depth knowledge of website design, web development and SEO.

Underpinning our services is expertise in website engineering, Internet systems design, Information Architecture, open source server programming, open source database development and compliant web page authoring.

We specialise in creating bespoke dynamic websites with MySQL database for Content Management Systems (CMS).

 

How we can help you

Whatever your needs we deliver a professional service with experience, energy & creativity.

Our production cycle follows a simple approach to ensure a successful outcome of client projects. Your project will be well researched, well managed and professionally implemented.

So if you're looking for a web designer in Stratford, who will work with you, help shape your ideas and who will deliver a website fit for your needs, you have come to the right place. We're here to help you achieve your goals.

a real understanding and application of customer service and with all-round in-depth knowledge of both design and SEO.