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Things to Consider Before Developing Your Website

Domain Names

There are so many different domain extensions that you are sure to be able to find one suitable for your business.  You need to make sure it's easy to type, is easy to remember and is short.  It may ideally contain keywords, which will help in the search results. 

There are so many choice of domain extension now so you don't have to use the usual .co.uk, .com and .net.

Domain Name Extentions
Here are some of the domain name extensions we offer.  We also offer registration of country specific domain. e.g. .IT, ZA etc.

.website, .net, .org.uk, .club, .eu, .blog, .london, .guru, .christmas, .photography, .sale, .me.uk, .academy, .accountant, .actor, .agency, .apartments, .associates, .auction, .audio, .band, .bar, .bargains, .beer, .bid, .bike, .bingo, .biz, ,.black, .blackfriday, .boutique, .build, .builders, .business, .buzz, .cafe, .camera, .capital, .car, .cards, .care, .careers, .casa, .cash, .casino, .catering, .cc, .chat, .cheap, .church, .city, .claims, .cleaning, .click, .clinic, .clothing, .cloud, .co, .coach, .codes, .coffee, .college, .community, .company, .computer ,.construction ,.cooking ,.cool , .country, .coupons, .courses, .credit, .creditcard, .cricket, .cymru, .dance, .date, .dating, .deals, .degree, .delivery, .dentist, .desi, .design, .diet, .digital, .direct, .directory, .discount, .domains, .download, .earth, .education, .email, .energy, .engineer, .engineering, .enterprises, .equipment, .estate, .events, .exchange, .expert, .fail, .faith, .family, .fans, .farm, .fashion, .finance, .financial, .fish, .fishing, .fit, .fitness, .florist, .flowers, .football, .forsale, .foundation, .fund, .furniture, .fyi, .gallery, .game, .garden, .gift, .gifts, .gives, .global, .gold, .golf, .graphics, .green, .group, .guide, .healthcare, .help, .hiphop, .holiday, .horse, .host, .hosting, .house, .industries, .info, .ink, .institute, .insure, .international, .investments, .irish, .land, .lease, .legal, .life, .limited, .link, .live, .loan, .loans, .lol, .love, .ltd, .ltd.uk, .luxury, .management, .market, .marketing, .me, .media, .memorial, .men, .menu ,.mobi, .money, .mortgage, .movie, .name, .network, .ninja, .one, .online, .org, .paris, .partners, .parts, .party, .photo, .photos, .physio, .pictures, .pizza, .place, .plc.uk, .plumbing, .poker, .press, .productions, .promo, .properties, .property, .pub, .recipes, .rehab, .rentals, .repair, .report, .rest, .restaurant, .reviews, .rip, .rocks, .salon, .school, .science, .scot, .services, .shoes, .shop, .singles, .site, .ski, .soccer, .social, .software, .solutions, .space, .store, .studio, .style, .supplies, .supply, .support, .surf, .surgery, .systems, .tattoo, .tax, .tech, .technology, .tennis, .tips, .today, .tools, .top, .town, .toys, .trade, .training, .tv, .university, .vegas, .vet, .video, .vip, .vision, .vodka, .wales, .webcam, .wedding, .wiki, .win, .wine, .work, .works, .world, .wtf, .xxx, .xyz, .yoga

Hosting

If you host your website on a server shared with thousands of other websites then you risk the performance being degraded which not only affects your visitor's user experience but also affects your search engine ranking.  Security is another concern.  If another website on the server has security flaws then hackers can gain control of the whole server.  They could deface your website or even install viruses.  We limit the number of website we host on each server so all websites run rapidly.  We only host our own websites and software so the servers remain secure.  We also have our own custom developed software that monitors the files on the server 24/7 and checks for any changes which would indicate an intrusion.

Layout and Colours

Many web companies will use a customised templates written by third parties.  They simply customise them to suit your branding.  Unless you have chosen a budget website, we custom design a template specifically for your business. This means it won't look like every other website that's out there.

If you already have a logo then the colours in your website should be reflected in the design.   If you don't have a logo then our designers can design one for you which will reflect your business.

Design

We design to the latest coding standards to ensure compatibility with the widest range of browsers, from smart phones and tablets to PCs , Macs and laptops.  We code to W3C Standards.

Imagery

You can either choose to commission your own photography or choose from a stock library such as Fotalia or other.   We can help with photography and with choosing stock images. 

Responsive

Your website must work on all modern devices such as smart phones, tablets, desktop PCs, Macs and laptops.  We build and test on a wide range of devices to ensure your website looks fantastic on all devices.

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation.  Your website will need to be optimised to ensure that it is search engine friendly.  We always build websites with this in mind.  As well as the build of the website there are other factors which influence your search rankings.  We provide an on-going monthly service to help build your web traffic.

Social Media

Your website can be linked to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and any others.  You need a range of different social media channels to keep customers up to date.

Navigation

What pages do you want and how do these fit into the menu structure (navigation).  Pages should be easy to find and be accessible in 3 clicks or less.

Content

You can write your own content or we can help you with it.  It must be unique and not taken from other sources.  The better your content, the better your page ranking. 

Blog

It's important to keep updating your website once it has been built and you can do this with a blog.  This will keep visitors coming back but will also help with your page ranking.  Blog entries could cover new customers or new technologies you are using.  It all helps to keep your website fresh.

 

 

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