DIGIDEN - MARKETING DESIGN SPECIALISTS
Web Consultancy, Design and Development
Your business website is your shop window for customers so investing in your website is money well spent.
At digiDen, we are experts in web design and development. We take care of every aspect of developing your online presence – from marketing strategy and planning through to design and the final launch. And we offer a range of affordable web design packages to suit all budgets.
The planning stage is crucial to ensure that your website has the right impact and attracts your target audience. We take the time to get to know your business and customers and advise on how to achieve your goals. We’ll look at how best to organise your website in terms of functionality, site design, layout and content. We can also advise on e-commerce, video and blogs.
At every stage, we want to ensure that your website meets and exceeds your expectations.
After completed projects we offer further consultancy services as your business grows.
Creative flair and technical know-how
We’ll create dynamic web page designs that will give your website a clean, professional look that sets you apart from your competitors. We create a bespoke design for each and every project – we don’t use templates. So the design will be tailored to you and your business.
Our websites all feature mobile responsive design that adapts to any screen size. So the pages will work seamlessly on mac’s, PCs and mobile devices.
High-quality, engaging content
Great content is also vital. You need well-written, relevant, keyword-rich content that sells your products or services effectively. We can advise on content or put you in touch with a professional copywriter.
Easy navigation, great functionality
Once the build work has begun, our expert web developer will ensure that your web pages are easy to navigate and quick to load – with all the functionality you’d expect.
Attracting visitors to your site
Our websites are built using WordPress – which allows you to edit, update and add pages, images or blog entries. WordPress is also great for search engine optimisation (SEO) – helping you to achieve the highest possible rankings on Google and draw more visitors to your site.
Testing, testing, testing
Once the build work has been completed, your website will be tested rigorously across a range of different web browsers and platforms to ensure it meet our exacting performance standards.
Technical Support and Advice
Creative flair and technical know-how
When your site is up and running, and you have subscribed to a ‘digiDen Web Care Plan` you’ll have access to more than 60 video tutorials, helping you to get the most out of your website. We can also offer one-to-one or virtual training if required.
The team is always happy to provide ongoing advice and support. We’re just an email away if you need us.
Online, you have just five seconds to grab your customer’s attention…
So you need to get it right!
Don’t leave it to chance with DIY web tools and designs.
DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
Nicky Gibney Homeopathy
Enthusiastic, creative, and professional are some of the first qualities that come to mind when I think of working with Susanna from digiDen. She has always responded quickly to any query and has patiently guided me through the process of creating my website. With a depth of knowledge and an incredibly adept way of navigating through the technical jungle, she has crafted a fabulous marketing tool for my business. Since going live 10 days ago, I have already had four enquiries leading to appointments. Thank you Sue!
Sarah Davison | Thrive Homeopathy
Sue did a wonderful job in really listening to what I wanted. Some of my wishes were definitely not standard, or particularly easy. But with her flare for design and technical knowledge, she produced something beautiful, that I am really happy with. I also felt like a partner in the process, as she listened and problem-solved with me all the way through. Thank you Sue!
Katja Katholing-Bloss | Botanical Artisit
Thank you very much for creating my bi-lingual website! You have been a great help and done a fantastic job right from the beginning. I am very pleased with the outcome and have already recommended you to others who where looking for website design, hosting, and/or maintenance as well as print design jobs. I could’t be happier with my choice of using digiDen for the website and also for my business cards.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At digiDen Creative Media we have been building websites since 2005. In those years, we have gained massive amounts of knowledge and understanding of working successfully with clients and experience in all aspects of web design and development. These are some of the questions we get asked quite frequently.
Our streamlined process is clearly set out so clients know exactly what and when things are happening throughout the web design process, you can learn more about below.
As with all things pricing varies according to requirements. As our websites are bespoke you decide how many features you want. We advise on what design elements and functionality your website should include depending on your individual needs and websites start in the region of £1500.
This depends on the size and complexity of your site. A basic website typically takes around 8 weeks from beginning to end this is reliant on the client meeting deadlines to move on to the next phase of the process.
You will be involved throughout the whole project process, you will need to allow time for communication, and for supplying the website content. We use a project management system to schedule deadlines, keep correspondence, file sharing and project processes in one place. And you are provided guidelines for your content creation. You can even supply your files via a project specific email address.
A domain name is your address on the internet. This is usually something like www.your-company-name.com Every website needs a domain name so we can arrange this for you.
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data centre that runs your website.
Managed website hosting forms the foundation for all digiDen WebCare plans and is, in essence, insurance against hackings and technical issues. You can read more about our WebCare plans here.
Want to host your own site? That's ok too. We can advise you on reputable suppliers of managed website hosting.
Yes, it will! All our websites are responsive to work on any device.
Yes we do!
A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Yes, we provide all our clients with training from within their website dashboard using comprehensive video tutorials. We also offer one on one on-site training within a 50-mile radius of Bristol and screen-share training for more distant locations.
Search Engine Optimisation is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.
There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.
We don’t directly write your content, however if you need help with this we can put you in contact with a copywriter who specialises in writing for the web.
Yes, as well as website design and development we specialise in visual branding as we know that every good website as well as looking great needs visual consistency. You can find out more about our ‘Visual Branding & Logo Design’ solutions here.
Web Strategy, Design & Development
Our 'Web Strategy, Design & Development' process has been tried and tested shuffled around and tried and tested again until we had a smooth and enjoyable journey from start to finish.
Regularly designing and developing websites, we use a favourite set of tools that are reliable and robust.
Pre-project Checklist & Research
First of all, we like to establish a working relationship and to define the aims and goals of your website project. To do this, we ask you to complete a ‘Website Worksheet’. From the information provided we can see if we will work well together and are a good fit. We need you to have goals, an audience, time, a budget and passion!
We then start the research, and in some cases we request a ‘Discovery Workshop’ service to thrash out all the finer details of the project.
Once our initial research and Discovery Workshop is complete we provide you with a comprehensive proposal to outline your goals and our solutions with a structured project process and the investment needed to take your business to the next level.
Phase:1 // Project Kick Off
Once your deposit is received we kick the project off to a good start by setting down some solid foundations. We use various web tools to project manage, collect the website copy, schedule deadlines, keep correspondence, file sharing and project processes running smoothly.
Using the web tool 'MURAL' we collaborate to structure your website into a clear and user-friendly format. Other than this becoming the sitemap and on page SEO plan it is used as a visual guide for your content creation.
You can supply the content for your website or if required our seasoned content writer will get in touch with you to understand your needs and the results you are looking for.
We also finalise the required functionality and establish your business social media networks
At this stage we ask that you approve your website text and subscribe to a digiDen WebCare Plan so we can move onto Phase 2.
Phase:2 // Wireframes & Prototypes
With more research specifically aimed at your audience and their online experience we create wireframe or prototype mockups* of the agreed webpages.
We move on to the setting up the website staging area, structuring your websites sitemap/page hairchy and adding your content.
*mockups are not written in stone
Phase:3 // Design of Website Interface
Now's the REALLY fun part!
With design research, we pull together your visual branding, colour palettes, typography, imagery and photography into moodboards to stylise the overall feel of the website. From the moodboards, we design the website interface.
At this point, your next investment instalment is due, and once received we move on to putting all this research and design into the development of the working website.
Phase:4 // Development & Integration
We then go under the hood and get our hands dirty developing your website, ensuring it is fully responsive and testing it in different browsers. We integrate the functionality you require including newsletter, blog and social media.
This is when the site really comes to life…. when we implement the design. Again we do cross browser & responsive checks to make sure the chosen design will work on all modern mobile devices and computers.
Phase:5 // Pre-launch Testing
Check, check and check again - the pre-launch testing runs through all setting, requirements and baggage we have picked up throughout the build, we clean everything and make sure all nuts and bolts are working as they should.
When the final investment instalment is made we book the launch date… Very exciting!
Phase:6 // Launch & Marketing Kick Off
As it says on the tin, its time for take off! We remove the staging area of your website so you can show it off to the world. There will be a handover consultation to make sure you are comfortable with how to move on and utilise this powerful marketing machine you invested in.
To start some initial exposure of your new site, we will complete a marketing kick off which will consist of a newsletter going out to our subscribers asking them to ‘check out this new website’ and the same for both digiDen and your companies social media networks. We also publish a portfolio page about your website in our blog and share links to that.
Your website is your shop window on the world and it is a
vital component in your marketing.