Design & Development
There are two key aspects to the creation
of your website - graphical design and development (or programming,
if you prefer). Without a great design, no-one will give your site
a second glance - without development, well, it'll never exist!
Graphical & User Interface Design
The design of your website needs to reflect your company and its
branding - are you fun and funky? Serious and measured? But a
website is not static, like a printed brochure - it is an interface
with which your users interact, and with which they will quickly
become frustrated if it is not intuitive.
At Integrious we understand user interface design, and we'll
make sure your users aren't frustrated and deciding that your
competitor's site is easier to use.
There is more to user interface design than simply avoiding
frustrating users, though - for instance, do you have particular
product lines that make you most profit? Then we need to design
your site to channel users towards purchasing those rather than
your lower margin products. Even a simple "brochure" site isn't
really just a brochure - the site doesn't directly sell anything,
but you still want prospects to get in touch or give you their
contact details. A well designed site will channel users towards
this end point and encourage them to complete it (if you hear
marketeers talking about a "call to action", this is what they
If your site is highly functional - for instance, you are
providing a service online - then user interface design becomes
particularly important. In this case you have to balance branding,
which demands your site gains attention, with usability - a
functional interface should 'just work' without users having to
think about it and a perfect interface wouldn't even be noticed by
the user - they simply carried out their task and it was no
Good user interface design requires a deep understanding of how
users interact with websites. Graphical design, on the other hand,
is a creative art. A good website design employs both throughout
its development - it is rarely successful to tack either onto the
end of the design process.
Depending on the complexity of the project it may be necessary
to produce wireframes and a full functional specification prior to
beginning any graphical design or detailed user interface work.
However, for simple projects it is often appropriate to move
straight from brief to graphical and UI design.
Once the site design is complete any you're happy with it (we'll
ask you to sign it off), then development - the process of turning
flat designs into a working website - begins. Development will
often be the most time consuming phase of producing your website,
particularly where bespoke functionality is required.
All sites will be built to comply with current web standards and
will take into consideration search engine optimisation and
accessibility. We will test features continuously during
development and the whole site thoroughly afterwards to ensure
everything works as it should.
Integrious brings over fifteen years of web development
experience, working for clients from small local businesses right
up to large multi-nationals, to every single project - whether your
site is a just a few simple pages, a full e-commerce solution
or completely bespoke integration work, you'll get the same care
and attention to detail. We take pride in solving your problems,
large or small.
We work with both Microsoft technologies - ASP.Net, C#, SQL
Server, IIS and Windows Server - and also with Linux, Apache, MySQL
and PHP (know as 'LAMP'). Most of the sites we build are
implemented on a Content Management System
such as Umbraco or Wordpress, giving you the power to control your
content, or on e-commerce frameworks such as Magento or
Finally, we'll put the site up on our staging area for you to
review, and once any final amends have been done and you have
signed the site off, we'll put it live.
Your website will require hosting (often referred to as "web
space"). We'll discuss hosting requirements with you at the start
of your project, as the hosting facilities you have directly affect
the technologies we can use. We can provide hosting for your
website, if required, and this will normally be free for the first
year as part of your package.
We won't just put your site live and abandon you - all our work
comes with support. Our standard terms are available on
Whatever your web site needs, get in touch with us and discuss them. If you
aren't sure what you need, tell us about your itch and we'll help you
work out how to scratch it.