We specialise in web design & building WordPress websites.
All websites need a platform. The platform is the chassis that your website will be built on. We prefer WordPress as it offers a huge level of flexability and scaleability to suit virtually any application.
Within the WordPress platform, we can choose from thousands of different themes. Each theme contains all of the files needed for different layouts, styles, web design & functionality.
We have our favourites. Themes that are not only a great basis for any web design, but that are sleek, streamlined, modern, data light themes, built to let your site flourish.
The theme structure can literally make or break your web design. If you choose the wrong theme, or a badly built theme, you will be serving two or even three times as much code as is necessary to show your site.
The result of that is that no matter what you attempt in order to speed up your site (a Google requirement), you will always struggle because all that code needs to be sent every time someone wants to view a page of your website.
With one of the most popular and stable platforms in the world, your site will be futureproofed as much as is possible. With selective use of high performance WordPress themes, you will have a great looking web design & optimized website structure.
Onto the platform & theme, we then create your actual web design.
Your web design and layout are as critical as the nuts and bolts behind your website.
Ultimately, your web design is the front facing element that your potential customers will engage with and you need it to convert these visitors into new business.
Good web design is about much more than just the outward appearance of a site. (Although obviously looks are important too!)
Your website may look great, but looks can be deceptive.
The structure, coding & chassis behind your site is as important, if not more so than the graphics, text and content that makes it look good.
Google use algorithms to either include or omit websites from their all powerful index.
If your web design fails to meet Google’s minimum requirement, you won’t even appear for basic searches for your URL, let alone your Brand name or Company name.
The chances of ranking for any high traffic keywords related to your products or services will be next to non-existent.
Google measures how fast your website pages load on PC’s and mobiles.
Because Google’s focus is on mobile devices, data heavy websites, built with un-optimized images & code will fall at the first hurdle, disappearing into obscurity forever because they are too slow.
Additionally, Google assess your web design for Mobile Compatibility.
Being mobile friendly means that your website automatically detects what sort of device your visitors are using & serves stripped down content for users on phones and tablets, while providing your full, “bells & whistles” website version for PCs.
Mobile friendly web design involves the use of a ‘hamburger’ dropdown menu, as well as content that doesn’t need to be zoomed to read.
Another mobile friendly requirement is that contextual links need to be well spaced. (so even the chubbiest of fingers can easily select one at once!)
Even on the smallest screen, visitors need to be able to select on one link at a time with ease.
Another great feature of the WordPress platform is that the backend content management system (CMS) is easy to use, allowing you to update, edit and amend your website content yourself.
Of course we are happy to update your site for you, but you also have the freedom to make changes in real time as and when required, so you can keep your content up to date and current.
If you are familiar with using Microsoft Word then you will be able to edit your website.
We focus our attention on designing & building WordPress sites that perform online.
Left to it’s own devices, (like many web platforms) WordPress can be a lumbering old hector, loading slowly, formatted to irritate Google and perform badly in SERPs.
There are however a whole load of structural tweaks, hacks and HTML coding amendments that we apply to the WordPress backend to streamline how your site will work in the real world.
Correctly applied, your WordPress site can have the performance of a Ferrari rather than a London Taxi & it will need that performance if you are going to compete for new business in search (Google) & attract new customers online.
One of the major advantages of using the WordPress platform is that it is infinitely customisable. We can add whatever functionality you need, so that your site can do all the heavy lifting for you, working effectively to enhance your business online.
Optimizing WordPress involves far more than just SEO. It is essential to address the many backend web design issues that will work against you if you ignore them. (Many web designers aren’t even aware that many of these issues exist, let alone know how to resolve them for you).
In standard form, WordPress won’t compress your images, or load especially quickly. Many WordPress themes won’t automatically render a Google friendly mobile version either!
WordPress by default tends to load far too much code in the header, which then needs to be downloaded before the rest of your page can be shown to your visitors. This slows your web design down and angers the Google gods!
This is a huge web design problem if you don’t address it. But the good news is that it’s not a massive issue to defer the loading of unnecessary Java Scripts until the main content of your page has loaded.
The amount of DNS requests needed to download all of the content on your page, will determine the speed of your site.
The fewer individual server requests your web design needs the better, so we combine and compress as much of your data as possible so that your site can load fast on any device, PC, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile, regardless of the download speed limitations they may have.
We address all of these issues, so your new web design will be fast and search engine compatible straight out of the box.
Google are supporting AMP protocol, whereby your web design is stripped down (without converting to full mobile screen size format).
The result of AMP is a basic web page, with reduced functionality, but much faster load speed.
The first most important criteria is to make 100% certain that each and every site that we design is fit and health so it can perform online.
Many web designers are great at graphics, but fail to address all of the necessary behind the scenes requirements that will either make or break the success of your web design online.
We think differently.
As SEO experts, we understand what makes a site perform in search and even more importantly, what makes a visitor convert into a customer.
Joined up thinking makes web design work.
Google have announced that during 2017 they will prioritise their Mobile ranking algorithm ahead of their traditional PC based algorithm.
This means that it will be the mobile version of each site that gets assessed for its suitability to rank rather than it’s PC version.
The implications for older sites are huge.
If your web design isn’t mobile friendly, you will struggle to rank for even your URL!!
This means that even people who know your business already will struggle to find you.
If they can’t find you, they will use a competitor instead.
That’s why this change in Google’s ranking process is going to affect so many businesses.
The choice that you make will have a huge effect on how your web design performs.
We specialise in fully functioning, mobile & search engine friendly web design.
We use WordPress because it is hugely scaleable, with thousands of core layout templates and an infinite variety of functionality.
Your web design is the front facing part of your site. The visible part that people see.
In itself, it is the pattern on the plate, rather than the plate. It is the plate that does the heavy lifting, not the pattern!
Your web design & graphics layout have several important functions however; to display your information clearly, quickly and to allow people to get where they want to go as easily as possible.
The key to success is to create a crisp, clean, easy to navigate web design.
While incorporating some funky design flair, graphics and visuals to appeal to your visitors.
In many instances, less is more when it comes to web design.
It’s quite easy to keep adding more and more information to a page until it becomes too busy to work effectively.
We help you to develop your website so that it not only looks amazing, but works for you to.
Searchable on all devices, fast to load even on the slowest networks and meeting all of Googles ever growing list of requirements.
On all but our most basic web design package, we automatically take monthly backups of your complete website. These are stored securely off site, providing you with the best possible protection for continuity of your online website presence.
Should the worst happen (and occasionally, server failures do happen)… we will have a recent back up of your complete web design and will be able to restore your entire site within an hour or two.
Sometimes thing happen that are beyond anyones control. It’s important therefore to have a recovery strategy in place and not many web design companies do that for you……
We are different, choose Deeho and not only will we build you a great website that works, but we will keep it safe and keep it working for you…… even if disaster strikes.
While no website concept ever really fits neatly into a package, these samples demonstrate what we can include into your web design.
All our websites are bespoke, designed to fit your requirements and to provide everything that you need to succeed online…. ask us how we can help you to succeed
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If you are looking for a new website that will work for you as a 24/7 online sales tool, generating new sales & enquiries for your business, you need to make certain that you choose the best foundation to build your success upon. Not all websites are the same. we have a proven record in delivering results for our clients....
As an experienced agency providing specialist web design, we cover not only the local Bedford area, but also; Hitchin, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Luton, Hitchin and everywhere in between.
Additionally, we also have clients nationwide across the UK who choose Deeho as their website development consultants because we specialise in making their websites work for them.