Advice & Consultancy
Get a website but not sure how to make it
work for your business? Got a problem with your site that just
won't go away? Or just starting out and unsure what you really
need? At Integrious, solving your problems is what really gets us
fired up, so get in
touch and find out how we can help.
Get the Best Out of the Web
With over fifteen years of experience in web development and
internet marketing, we know what works and what doesn't, and we've
seen most of the snake oil before. We can help you work out what
will grow your business, and what will never give you a return on
your investment. We can help you avoid the pitfalls as well as
climb the peaks.
At Integrious we won't try to persuade you that your web site is
a "special case", that there's some kind of special magic to the
web that makes it worth throwing money at without any real aim. We
firmly believe that spending time and money on your web site is no
different to any other business decision. If the numbers don't add
up, if there's no benefit to your business - go back to the drawing
Scratch Your Itch
Get a problem that just won't go away? A website that just
doesn't deliver what you need? Frustrated users? Or worse, a site
that quite simply falls over all the time? We can help you identify
the root of your problems and guide you to a solution.
There are many reasons why your website might not be achieving
as you'd like it to, from poor search engine ranking to performance
and usability issues, and it's not always easy to see where you are
User Experience / Usability
For some web sites, looking good is enough - but for most, it's
crucial that your users can understand them and find their way
around them. If they can't, they'll move on and you've lost your
sale. If you're getting plently of people arriving at your site but
they don't stick around, or never complete what you got them there
for - whether that's an online purchase or just getting in touch -
then usability issues are often the problem.
Integrious can identify areas of your site that aren't as easy
to use as they should be and explain to you how to improve them. If
the problems aren't immediately obvious, even with our experience
to draw on, we can use real human testers or record and study the
actions of your own users to find out exactly where the problems
lie. This way we can fix only the real problems instead of blindly
changing site features in the hope of hitting on a solution - a
costly and unreliable approach at the best of times!
You don't have to hire us to make the changes we recommend if
you already have that covered - we'll produce a full written report
and work with your existing provider to address the issues
We can test the performance of your website, identify any issues
and make recommendations on how to address them. Some performance
issues are simple to address, for instance poorly optimised
graphics, while others may be more disruptive, for instance a move
to a better quality or higher specification hosting environment may
You should be aware that some performance issues can be time
consuming - and therefore expensive - to track down to their root
cause and fix. For this reason, Integrious take a stepped approach
to performance testing:
- We start with an overall test of the site and identify features
- We address any easy wins which will significantly improve the
site for the smallest outlay. Even if some issues remain, this may
be all you need to do to achieve satisfactory performance.
- We will then investigate issues which require more costly work
to determine the root cause - this is likely to include issues
which require debugging code or running out of hours load testing
against the site.
- If a fix for the causes of the issues identified is feasible
taking into account cost and side effects then we will carry this
out or instruct your technical staff or developers as to what is
At any stage in this process you can choose to take it no
further, so even if costly investigation or modifications are
indicated you are never committed to them, particularly if cheaper
work has already adequately mitigated the problem.
After any changes, performance tests will be repeated to check
the changes have had the desired effect.
If you have issues with your web site, get in touch with us
and talk them through. Tell us about your itch and we'll help you
work out how to scratch it.