Value for money - our fees are simply based on the amount of time required to complete a project. No hidden charges, no extras, we agree a price and the work gets done, no mess, no fuss.
Many of our existing clients appreciate the fact they can contact etecdesign for advice or assistance on a number of IT matters. If the query relates to a service we don't offer, like hardware support, we always try to offer the best advice or assist with finding someone who can help.
We design and build attractive yet functional web sites. We do not incorporate design for the sake of design or produce flashy sites in order to show off to other web designers - the requirements of the client and functionality of the required web site are of paramount importance.
During the design and planning stage we start compiling a list of key search terms that are then built into the site structure and content to improve search engine ranking and ensure the site is ranked for these key search terms.
Our approach to web design is to create web sites that work. We review, in consultation with our clients, the purpose the web site serves, the user groups the site is targeting and come up with a design and build strategy based on this.
etecdesign web design principles;
Usability - Navigation and layout designed to ensure the site is easy to browse, content is easy to read and that the site works in all browsers and handheld devices as well as ensuring pages that may be printed are set up to do so, correctly, without text being cut off.
Quality - Stringent checks are made to each site prior to going live to ensure all aspects of the site construction conform to our quality procedures. We even check the site content to fix any grammatical or spelling mistakes prior to a site going live.
Coding - we like the coding of our sites to be as pleasing on the eye as the visual layout. If you look behind the scenes of etecdesign web sites you will see the coding is neat and tidy and contains lots of keywords rather than useless markup or scripts. Coding is correctly structured with valid, error free, html markup that can be easily indexed and ranked by search engines.
All work undertaken by etecdesign is completed by fully qualified staff, educated to degree level, with a number of years I.T. experience.
As a small company we do not have any sales staff which ensures that your project requirements are communicated directly to the designer / developer which allows any issues / queries to be quickly resolved.
We invest time in training / development to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of web design while also ensuring that what we produce is tried, tested and effective.
Nearly all web sites we build incorporate some type of Content Management System (CMS) which gives control of the web site to the site owner without any requirement to know html coding. With a good CMS all aspects of site content, structure, and even design can be updated.
We work with a number of different CMS solutions and can advise on the best solution for your site requirements and also have our own customised solutions with enhancements to make the update process as simple and effective as possible.
ecommerce, shopping carts and online ordering
We have also used a wide range of ecommerce solutions and can install and customise the best solution for your company if you are looking to sell goods online. As well as a shopping cart we can also advise and setup online payment processing with all the mayor card payment providers.
online ordering, shopping cart systems, integration with payment processing providers or installation of your own secure certificate. We have a number of solutions to help you get trading online as easily and successfully as possible.
etecdesign ecommerce systems enable you to easily update your web site, add new products, process your orders, or send updates to your online database of customers.
We can install and setup an 'off-the-shelf' type ecommerce solution (low cost option) or design and build a bespoke system (PHP/MySQL based)
All etecdesign ecommerce and Content Managed sites come with full documentation and we can provide staff training in the use of selected CMS if required.
Who's site is it?
CMS and full control over your hosting.
If you want to update your web site you can go straight ahead.
Want to add an email account - you can do so.
For those of you who do not want this much control - you can phone us and we will sort it for you.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - We are experts in on-site optimisation for search engine ranking as well as off-site measures to improve site ranking with search engines. We offer site promotion packages covering on and off site optimisation.
As well as SEO we also setup and manage paid advertising accounts, such as google adwords, and social networking accounts, such as a facebook page. We understand how these other channels can be of benefit and can help prepare a strategy to successfully market your company / web site.
Search Engine Optimisation Service - Whether you have an existing web site or are looking to setup a new site that is readily found by your target market we offer a monthly update and promotion service with prices starting at £15 / month.
We have successfully achieved top 10 rankings for a number of our clients' web sites using a combination of on and off-site techniques. If you want more traffic to your web site please contact us for a free, no obligation, review of your existing web site.
Brochures and other printed marketing materials developed alongside web design or as standalone projects. All aspects of development covered from market research and preparation of design brief to digital photography, design layout, content development and proofing.
Final digital files supplied on disc (.pdf) or printing can be arranged or included as part of the project.
We do not directly offer web hosting but arrange suitable web hosting with professional web hosting companies. We assess and advise on the best hosting company / package for your site and arrange and setup the hosting and email accounts as required.
Typical Domain Registration costs are - .co.uk : £18.50 for 2 years and .com : £28 for 2 years.
Web hosting costs from £45 per annum (note: we do not arrange hosting with any 'cowboy' companies who use cheap web servers located on the other side of the Atlantic or in some back-bedroom)
Any issues with your hosting and you just need to let us know by phone or email and we will resolve with the hosting provider. If you are unhappy with the hosting service we will transfer you to another provider fully managing all aspects of the transfer of your web site, email accounts and domains.
Digital photography undertaken as part of web / brochure design projects. We try to take every opportunity to gather digital images that may be useful and ensure a digital camera is in attendance at all consultancy visits in case of photo opportunities.
We also offer a full image editing service to correct and alter images to suit their intended purpose.
Image editing specialists
want backgrounds removed, selective colours changed, new elements added in? We have the image editing skills to adapt and create images just as you want them.
The business consultancy background of etecdesign ensures design work is not created without an understanding of the role and business purpose the designs serve.
We offer an IT Consultancy service covering a wide range of IT advice and can advise on the best options for your organisation in terms of software, web site and business applications. We also offer IT training in a number of areas - contact us for details.