Our websites are FREE. You PAY NOTHING up front and after 2 weeks your site will be live and you will be reaching your new customers and doing business. You then rent your site for less than most mobile phone contracts - just £20 per month! It's month by month and you can cancel at any time. All our sites are built from the ground up in Wordpress, and are fully editable. This means YOU can change whatever you like, whenever you like.
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What makes a great website?
1. RESPONSIVE DESIGN
The concept of using responsive design is not new to 2016. Since the Google update known as “Mobilegeddon” back in April of 2015, everyone has been hustling to upgrade their websites so that they are easily viewable and usable regardless of the device it is being viewed on (mobile, tablet, desktop).
This will continue to be a basic requirement of a great website in 2016. With new and improved mobile devices coming to the market on a regular basis, having a responsive website design is a must.
Many businesses are taking web design back to the basics with minimalistic designs and layouts. Websites are featuring fewer pages, with simpler designs and more blank space.
Some websites are also implementing what’s referred to as “Flat Design”. Flat web design uses two-dimensional/flat images which are aesthetically pleasing to look at, in combination with lots of open space, and bright colors. Flat design also meets the requirements of a responsive web design, which makes it a great trend to follow in 2016.
Usability has always been of key importance in a successful website. Websites with an intuitive design, and with images and aspects that are pleasing to the eye are going to attract more customers than those without these features.
A simple, intuitive, and functional navigation is another important feature to focus on for 2016. If customers can’t easily make their way around your site, they aren’t likely to stay long.
The speed at which your pages load also have a strong impact on users in the coming year. Quickly loading pages and simple ways to get to specific information will be critical in setting your website apart from the competition.
4. PERSONALIZED USER EXPERIENCE
In 2016, personalized user experience web design may become the norm. Rather than everyone receiving the same experience when visiting a particular website, a personalized user experience design allows for the content and experience to be designed specifically for a particular user.
According to a study done by Janrain & Harris Interactive, over 70% of online consumers get frustrated with websites when they are presented with promotional content that doesn’t resonate with their interests. The best part about websites that offer a personalized user experience, is that they are typically able to adapt to the user’s interests and needs without the user having to do much at all.
5. EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT
Content marketing is likely to expand in 2016, with more focus being placed on high quality content. Websites that provide users with useful information in a variety of formats, including video and images vs. text when possible, will have greater success than those that don’t meet the needs of today’s website viewers.
Marketing automation will also continue to evolve, and many websites will incorporate customized landing pages, banner ads, and other promotions to supplement email campaigns. The traditional newsletter or simple email marketing campaign will likely not be enough to capture new customers in 2016.
6. BOLD COLORS
In the past, bright and bold colors on websites was sometimes perceived as childish or unprofessional, depending of course upon the industry of the business. However, websites with vibrant colors have become more popular and more acceptable in recent years.
When viewed in high definition, bold colors can have a powerful impact on the user. And, in the case of a flat design website, bright colors can make all the difference.
7. FULLSCREEN VIDEOS AS BACKGROUNDS
Websites with fullscreen background videos that play upon opening the URL are becoming more and more popular due to increased Internet speed and advanced browser technology. Plus, they are mesmerizing, and meant to attract and retain the attention of the user.
8. CARD-BASED DESIGN
You’ll see a lot more websites using card-based design. A benefit of this type of design is that the card design is ideal for users with mobile devices and varying screen sizes, because they can be easily adjusted to each screen.
Card-based design also goes along with the theme of simplicity and minimalism we discussed above. By providing viewers with short and simple bursts of information that can easily be digested, cards provide an easy way to promote user action, which is usually to click through to a landing page or more in-depth information on a particular topic.
9. WALL-TO-WALL SITE STRIPS
Wall-to-wall site strips provide a better user experience by dividing website layouts into several rectangular sections. These full-width image strips can be different lengths, and serve to break the site into clear sections of content. Not only are they pleasing to look at, but they also function as a simple and functional design aspect that breaks up content into more digestible bites.
10. UNUSUAL/LACK OF NAVIGATION
Traditional navigation menus are located at the top or side of a website page. Recently, however, more and more websites have been experimenting with unique navigation menus, and in some cases there is no navigation “menu”, but rather a different way of directing or “navigating” the user towards the information they’re looking for.
Another emerging and increasing popular web design trend is the use of ghost buttons. They are transparent buttons that blend in with the background, for a cleaner look. Again, this design trend goes well with the flat and minimalistic designs that seem to be gaining popularity.
To stay relevant in today’s world of web design, it’s worth investing in the latest website technology and functionality. You don’t have to do it all, but implementing at least a few of the above trends will have you well on your way to presenting a great website in 2016.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
1. What does your business actually do?
2. What do you want your site to accomplish?
3. Do you have a website already?
4. What makes your company remarkable?
5. Who are your competitors?
6. What websites do you like and why?
7. Who exactly are your customers>
8. What features do you want your website to have?
9. How will you record your results?
10. What is your budget?
Describe your creative process.
For us, design is a passion. From the first line of code we write, to the final touches of a new brand identity, we deliver design solutions with enthusiasm and purpose.
Our clients are all unique and have a diverse range of communication needs. They want effective, creative solutions that bring results and we enjoy working in collaboration from the concept stage, right through to production and final delivery.
For us, the creative process is about pushing our projects to the limit of their potential. First and foremost, we are creative thinkers, but we also know that our creative solutions need to achieve much more than just looking good. We want to ensure that we are always moving forward, to keep innovating and always be creating solutions to the best of our ability.
Our relationships with our clients are a key part of our creative process and that’s why we live by this approach of hard work, always acting as an extension of our clients’ teams. This way of working and building valuable, long lasting relationships is where the true value of our projects can be found.
We devised and follow a creative process that has been refined and tested over time. It works across all of projects that we work on.
01 / Discover
Products, services, ideas. We're selling you; but first we need to know you. We start with our discovery meeting that help bring us into your world and enables us get to know your core values.
02 / Explore
Information drives great design. Subject specific research strategies are devised and it is at this stage that we analyse your market and identify your goals.
03 / Create
In the creation stage we imagine, experiment and collaborate to explore possible approaches and test them to see which one is more fit and most resilient in the current environment.
04 / Execute
The strongest concepts are furthered and tested again. Using client workshops and great attention to detail, a final solution is crafted and prepared for final output.
05 / Test
One of the most important stages in our creative process is testing and making sure every last detail is perfect. This is what sets good design apart. We leave no stone un-turned.
06 / Initiate
Once the project is complete, this doesn't mean the end of the project. We constantly monitor performance and actively review and recommend further improvements or ideas.
What information do you need from a client before you can start work?
Understand what you want. Too many businesses really don't know what they want from their website . Have you researched who your online customers are? Do you know what keywords they search for? Do you know what sites they visit? Do you know why they are looking for your site? If you don't, they you don't know what you want. You want happy customers. That's what you want (and hopefully more income as a result).
What do you love most about your job?
The idea of creating something that didn’t previously exist. The joy of building something and seeing it come to life is what makes Web Development is really awesome. You get to play around with shiny, new and cool stuff all the time. You get to learn something new every day. You get to work on side-projects and have other people use your work. That to me is fantastic. I like working with real people and customizing websites to suits individual needs.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I wanted to work for myself and be challenged every day. I love design and all things web based. I really enjoy the challenge of meeting individual customers needs and tailoring each new site for the person or business. I like the autonomy of working for myself and web design is perfect for me as it allows me to be creative.
Why should our clients choose you?
THE RIGHT TEAM FOR YOUR PROJECT
Adeas Web Design offers a great service in the design, development, programming and marketing of your website. We strive to offer the best solution for your business and impartial advice at an honest price. We are constantly investigating new technologies and recommend them when they make sense.
We love what we do, some might say a bit too much, and we bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on. Put simply, if you want a partner who cares about your business choose Adeas.
We listen, we discuss, we advise. Sounds obvious but we listen to your ideas, plans and objectives for your business. We then select the best solution to fit. We don’t shoehorn projects and if we feel we’re not a good fit we’ll be honest and tell you from the outset.
As a company we have been trading since 2004 however we’ve been designing and developing websites since the mid-nineties. We love discussing and planning new projects and have years of knowledge and experience that we bring to the table.
CREATIVE & TECHNICAL
Whether it’s website or graphic design, system development or custom programming we like to keep everything under one roof to make it easier for our customers.
We love nothing more than working on a great project with a fantastic client. We care about our clients and can often be found working out of hours to get everything ‘just right’!
NO UP FRONT COSTS
We are one of the leading Pay Monthly Website Developers, with lots of very happy customers. With us you do not need to fork our large sums of money up front, and instead you can choose to pay for your site MONTHLY, like you mobile phone
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