WordPress Web Development and Other Technical Services
We specialise in cross-browser, accessible web development practiced with progressive enhancement techniques wherever possible. In non-technical terms this means that we make websites that work. We believe that, in the same way that your business is unique, each project we make has different requirements. One-size rarely fits all – and our bespoke build websites reflect that fact.
We Build WordPress Websites
Want to update your own website? We develop bespoke websites using WordPress as a Content Management Systems (CMS) solution. WordPress allow users to edit content and preview it before publishing. The built-in WYSIWYG editor features include text formatting, insertion of uploaded images and hyperlink creation to other pages or external files and sites. We are WordPress specialists but if WordPress isn’t suitable for your website we also offer other CMS platforms.
We offer a free initial consultation so get in touch to discuss your project and find out what we can do for you.
Bespoke WordPress Theme Design and Development in Norwich
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management and blogging platform. It has gained its huge popularity by providing an easy-to-use, intuitive admin area for web masters and site administrators, whilst also being highly customisable and fully extendable – making it a favourite amongst web developers too.
Little Bird offers a full WordPress design and development service. We make custom themes, ones that not only reflect the brand identity of your business but also include all the functionality that is bespoke to your business. Along with WordPress themes we also develop Plugins and Widgets, for those clients that already have a WordPress theme but need to further extend its functionality. We also offer WordPress security solutions, with our security solutions you can be confident that your website is well protected.
WordPress isn’t a magic bullet – so it may not be the answer to every web development problem – but be assured we’ll honestly advise you about its suitability for your website needs… and we have other web development solutions if WordPress isn’t right for you.
WordPress “Starter” Sites
Starting a business can be an expensive undertaking. Getting your business online is a high priority but new businesses don’t always have the budget to get a custom designed website at the start of trading. WordPress “Starter” sites are an entry level option to get your business online. The sites are built in WordPress, using premium, or pre-built themes. They include visual customisation to include a logo, a custom site header and footer, incorporation of your brand colours, home page images sliders and many more features. The visuals may not be entirely bespoke but the site has full functionality and comes with the following as standard:
- Secure WordPress installation
- Google Analytics
- Search Engine Optimisation functionality
- Basic website logo/branding included (if you haven’t already got a logo)
- Custom header and footer visuals
- Responsive styles (site works on mobile and tablet devices)
Prices start from £500, please contact us to discuss your project in detail.
E-commerce and Selling Online
Want to sell online? We use WooCommerce as an open source, self-hosted, e-commerce solution for the WordPress platform. WooCommerce can be extended to include custom functionality for your bespoke e-commerce requirements, enabling us to help you pick the right solutions to match your business needs and power your online store. We don’t just set up your e-commerce platform we also design the user experience too – reducing the potential for abandoned shopping carts.
Responsive Web Design for Mobile Devices
The future is mobile. By 2014 mobile internet usage is projected to overtake desktop internet usage (source Microsoft Tag). Don’t let your business website get left behind.
Smart phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, gaming devices, even television sets… the technology to connect to the internet has come a long way recently. The need to use a laptop or desktop computer to connect to the web has been replaced by thousands of diverse mobile devices. Designing for the web has never been so interesting, with site users ranging from those viewing your site with the widest of wide-screen desktop monitors to those viewing the site on a tiny mobile phone screen.
The cost of producing a mobile app or a bespoke mobile website is off putting for most small businesses, not just in terms of the development cost but also in the extra time it tales to maintain two versions of your website, one for desktop users and one for mobile users. The cost effective answer is responsive web design.
What Is A Responsive Website?
A responsive website is one that responds to the user. Specifically the website responds to the size of the screen that the user is using to view the site. Different website layouts are sent to the device based on its size, allowing one site, with one set of administration overheads, to serve all users.
Like An Example? This Website Is Responsive.
To see it respond just change the size of the viewport, or browser window. For example if you are on a desktop monitor (and not in Internet Explorer 8 or below) just drag the browser window smaller or larger and you’ll see the layouts change. If you are on a mobile device change the orientation from portrait to landscape, or vice-versa. Neat!
Little Bird offers a full responsive website design and development service. We also develop our websites in HTML5 and CSS3 making them perfect for use with iPhones and iPads which don’t support Flash animations.
Please contact us to discuss your mobile needs in detail.
Sometimes “off-the-shelf” web development solutions just don’t fit your business. Through our development partner ADECS, we offer web application software development and system integration on the Microsoft .NET platform tailored to fit your business needs.