So what is the difference? Well….Think of it like a car. The outside is the look and feel of a website whereas the mechanics like the engine and gearbox is the development aspect of a website. Unlike the aesthetics of a website, the development is all about getting things to work. It is sometimes difficult to find a web company that does both in tandem. At Brown Booth we have the capability of carrying out both services along side each other.
The benefit of having in-house development is that there is no need to outsource the development of a website and there is direct correlation with the web design and the development of a website.
It is important to note that a graphic designer is not necessarily a website designer and visa versa. Graphic designers can often compliment what we do. We do work with a number of local businesses, where customers have elected to get the look and feel of the website put together in a graphical way using an external company.
The mechanics of a website in terms of getting stuff to work is called web development. It is crucial to understand the difference between the design and the development of a website. Luckily, we do and have the capability of providing both services along side each other.
Finding a web company that offers both web design and web development along side each other is often difficult. There are some companies that will tell you that they do development and they often outsource this to either local agencies and or individuals. We are all in house!!
Web development is all about getting things to work. We always look at the best and most efficient way to develop a site’s functions. From simple web based forms to more technical data feeds in and out of internal or cloud based systems, we got you covered.
Along side the web design stage, the web development of a site is always carried out in a structured way. Beginning with the consultation with the client to discover what they actually want out of the website through to the actual putting together of the code. Below are the stages we follow:
Getting to know what a client wants can be sometimes difficult at the start. More often than not the customer has a brief idea of what they want to do. Our job is to get into the detail with our client’s requirements and really understand what it is they really want the particular development to do.
More often than not we will always start with a full backup of a website that we are building. This is to cover us in case of a complete website melt down during the development stage. If we are developing on a live website, we will always take a backup of the live site and create a second development site so that we can freely develop without affecting the live site. Once in to the development we test every step of the way and always ensure that we keep the customer in the loop of what we are doing and how we are doing it.
Pushing a development live during the build of a website is more easier than doing it after a website has been built and is live. If we do have to push a development live on a website that is already published, we will always start with a full backup of the website before rolling out the development feature/s. Always safe to be sure right?
We always welcome our customers to come and sit with us in our shop to discuss developments. However, we are equally comfortable speaking with our clients in a consultative way via a phone call or online meeting. Consulting with a client on development requirements is essential as not doing this will result in something not working the way the customer envisaged.
Building is a bit like putting a car engine together. Get the wrong component in the wrong place and you have a car that won’t start. Same with web development. If you get a piece of code wrong this can end up with the whole website not working. For this reason we always ensure that we back everything up during the build process. Testing is always first!!
Before releasing a development into the wild, we always ensure that all components are tested thoroughly. In most cases we will also get the client to test the development to ensure that it meets with their needs and expectations. As we keep mentioning, and it is important, a backup of the existing website is taken before we release any development to any website, especially if it is already live.
Sometimes a simple contact form is not enough to do the job. We have developed some very intricate forms to date which include things like training course bookings all the way through to a fully interactive business plan creator.
There are a number of Estate Agent software platforms available on the cloud. We have worked with a number of these to get datafeeds working into a website producing the front end look and feel of properties available.
Working with companies such as Storefeeder we can develop stock feeds and more complex feeds depending on requirements. Data analysis and the compiling of data is something that we also do during this kind of development process.
Channels such as Google Shopping and Facebook Marketplace are becoming very popular. Although there are applications on the web that can deal with multi-channel feeds, we can do this within a client’s website at a fraction of the cost.
For any interactive website, web forms are essential components. From a simple contact form through to more complex and interactive forms we can do the lot. Starting with a flat layout we ensure that we have all elements mapped out before we start development of any web based form.
Integrating with any internal or cloud based system can be a daunting prospect for many. Rest assured that we have years of technical experience within this area with extensive knowledge in the latest offerings and technology that goes with anything feed related.
Developing an e-commerce website doesn’t just mean that we stop at the website. Helping out with data analysis and import/export is an essential part of any shopping feed integration into a website. Testing is also a very important part of this process.
Sometimes a simple call to discuss your requirements is all it takes. Quite often our customers feel relieved once they have reached out. A particular development may seem impossible to do and also may feel very out of reach.
There is always more than one way to do something and we have a real outside of the box approach when it comes to web development requirements.
Below you can see our web design and development prices from basic through to more complex e-commerce style websites.
If you have any questions about anything on this page, please feel free to use the contact form below or call us on 01202 937080.
We have 3 package prices which we have illustrated below. Our talents don’t just stop there, we also build bespoke project based websites to match exact client budgets and requirements.
Nothing is standard about what we do, each website is designed to our client design remits or we can design from scratch. Includes multiple pages, built on WordPress which is the number one content management system used world wide. Benefit from a modern looking website without the cost.
Everything that is included in our standard service but can include additional functionality that you require to run your business. We can development additional elements such as a booking system and dynamic forms. These can then be linked into your internal systems such as CRM and members area.
We provide this service on a full consultative approach in terms of a web presence solution. This can include customer journey flows through to full colours, branding and video content. Website will be built in an SEO friendly process including content to improve SEO prior to the site going live.
We offer three pricing tiers, which we’ve detailed below. Our skills don’t end at website creation; we also create bespoke project-specific websites based on precise client budgets and necessities.
There are many factors that make up an e-commerce website but at the heart of it an e-commerce site is made up of a shop, categories and products. Our standard e-commerce service is specifically aimed at those clients who require a commerce solution which will be built as a framework for them to add categories and products themselves.
Everything included in the standard offering but for clients who require next level commerce which includes but not limited to data entry, import/export, data mining services from existing website. We can also include integrations with accounts, store channels such as Amazon, eBay and Autotrader as well as internal stock control and full ERP systems.
We provide full consultative service in terms of a project based website solution, including customer journey flows, colour schemes and video content. Customer journey flows will be incorporated into the site design prior to its launch. This service can include all product optimisation ready for SEO related services.
Once your website is built and live on the web, we offer comprehensive support from simple day to day technical support through to on site content and design updates as and when required.
We offer two levels of support:
Fixed monthly cost which allows our customers to budget this in to their business. This includes all technical support and changes to the website depending on what fixed cost is agreed. Hosting and SSL security certification are also included.
Standard Brochure £35 +vat per month
Advanced Brochure £50 +vat per month
Standard E-Commerce £60 +vat per month
Advanced E-Commerce £99 +vat per month
Ad-Hoc support can be provided, but as with all of our services we like to be fully transparent with how we work. With Ad-Hoc support we will provide technical support for the website and changes to the website on an as and when we can get to it basis, dependent on our contracted customer demands at that time.
£45 +vat per hour (Minimum 1 hour)
£99 +vat per year hosting
£99 +vat per year SSL Certificate