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Sustaining an effective web presence should be a pivotal concern for any business in an ever increasingly saturated marketplace – where competition is only a click away. Since The Design Department has helped a diverse range of businesses succeed on the web through a combination of imaginative imagery, engaging content and user-friendly, optimised website design.
We design websites to the highest aesthetic and usability standards, producing bespoke websites that work for your brand and for your customers. Our web design team is based in our studio in Glasgow’s Southside and will work to your exact brief, designing a website that will exceed your expectations.
When designing a website, our team adhere to the web standards initiative on accessibility. This means that your website will look good on all platforms whilst also obtaining strong visibility in the search engine rankings. We also offer a range of SEO packages that can help leverage your website onto the first page of the google search engine results.
We produce visual solutions to the communication needs of our clients. Using a blend of highly creative skills and commercial awareness, we help our clients incorporate their passion for their business into a consistent, recognisable and fresh brand.
We handle all print work, no matter the format or quantity, we produce and supply proofs prior to print and deliver to any address in the UK. For your free quote or any further information please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We offer a full search engine optimisation and internet marketing service. By ensuring that your site is designed in a way that not only looks good but also makes sense from the search engine’s point of view, we can help you to rise above your competitors in the results pages.
There is little point in having a well designed website if there are no visitors. The best way to attract visitors is by appearing at the top of the organic search engine results pages. Not only does this bring real, paying customers to your business, it also enhances your company’s reputation, as research shows that consumers place significant trust in the search engines’ ranking of web pages.
Search engine optimisation (SEO) has become a buzz term in recent years and is often misunderstood. SEO is simply a method of promoting your site and having it rank well because it deserves to. A well designed site, with high quality content and slick programming will naturally be seen as an authority in its field. Using social media to engage potential customers and keep them coming back to the site is one method that we use to enhance this process. We also ensure that links back to your site appear in the right places, raising your online profile.
Without this solid foundation any further efforts at marketing your site will be severely hindered.
We use our expertise in social media and marketing to ensure a steady stream of visitors to your site. We build good, relevant content and build the reputation of that content. The search engines depend upon bringing the best content to their users and we will make sure that your great content gets found.
We have a range of packages available to suit your budget. Please ask us how we can promote your website and we will be happy to advise on the best option for your business.
Let your website grow with your business: manage the content of your web page in a few clicks through a simple, web-based interface – anytime anywhere.
Make the most of our Design as a Service platform with our hi-end hosting service, including 99.99% uptime, optimised servers, automatic backups and performance monitoring.
Step into the spotlight – optimise your website for the global search engines. Maximise your online presence with our built-in SEO tools and tips.
We have several options available for hosting; ranging from space on our shared servers starting at £20 per month to a dedicated or managed server which will cost up to £300 per month.
We offer Webmail as standard on our shared servers and also on our dedicated and managed servers. We provide masses of storage space and bandwidth and have a policy of maintaining low utilisation of our servers to provide extra capacity for periods of increased traffic.
Our web development team specialise in Content Managed websites using PHP and MySQL. This gives you control over updating the content of your website. We build websites using current Web Standards techniques, including XHTML, CSS and conform to the WAI Web Accessibility Initiative.
Achieving a return on your investment on an E-commerce site is of paramount importance to us. It’s what we work hard to deliver when we take responsibility for your website. The main reason for your online store is to make money through an attractive and user friendly interface, have manageable back-end functionality and ultimately increase profits for the business.
Investing in your site adds value and offers more options of turning leads into purchasing customers. We will track, report and produce analytics, showing breakdowns and increased movement in traffic. We’ll offer guidance and consultancy to increase attention – where we see fit – and where history has shown challenges, we will create solutions.
We will assist in reaching your business goals through sales, customer interaction and a friendly user interface.