Portfolio of websites with associated business value

Web presence portfolio

Here are some examples of the breadth of range, from the complex to straightforward.
From a security perspective these all include SSL certificates, integration with the Cloudflare, bot protection and our custom firewall rules to harden the WordPress installations.

Examples

Consider the business value this gives you.

Stay In Kintyre

This site is for an accommodation provider in Scotland with multiple properties. The site operates a booking system that integrates with Online Travel Agencies like Booking.com, as well as taking bookings and payments directly on the site.
The site has a comprehensive list of abilities, like producing financial reports, sending various SMS messages and emails to guests and owners, and it even allows the owner to showcase the region.

Fixed costs:

These are the hosting, domain registration and use of any premium themes/plugins. Depending on number and type this example runs at around £500 per annum.

Website creation:

All of the assets were created from scratch.  A lot of work went into the integration of the site with booking Online Travel Agencies (OTA’s like Booking.com) using their API’s, an SMS provider and payment providers such as PayPal and Stripe as well as the evolution of the site design. 

Given the complexity, the update and maintenance contract on this site is around £500 p.a. and includes manual update of plugins and themes on the included test site, ensuring plugins and themes function after updates. Release options are to rollback to a previous version, revert to a site backup, or forward fix depending on circumstances, and includes liaison with third party support where appropriate.

Business Value:

The site offers a cost-effective global reach to potential visitors to the area. Guest experience is heightened by efficient and timely reservation messaging from a central source no matter what OTA they used where you can be confident of real-time synchronisation. The days of double booking are over.

Increased repeat business increased by timely, and appropriate, after market messaging.

You don’t have to worry about technical issues and you have a reliable site to offer your customers as well as a reliable business tool for you.

High Maintenance Argyll

This brochure site allows the owner to have a low cost yet effective web presence.
The brief was very simple, "just create a site that tells customers who we are and what we do and give them a means to contact us."
Aesthetics are at client request with their assets and the customer is delighted with their site!

Fixed costs:

These are the hosting, domain registration and use of any premium themes/plugins. Depending on number and type, this example runs at around £100 per annum.

Website creation:

The digital assets were supplied by the client. The logo needed a bit of retouching but it was minor.  Work was done to integrate the plugins, theme and digital assets into the overall site structure and narrative based on the clients vision. 

We also provided a head start SEO configuration with keyword’s and sitemap set up and advice on site promotion and linking. Also included is training for the client so they can update site content themselves.

There is no maintenance or update contract on this site. The CMS, the plugins and the theme are set to auto-update in a safe, timely manner after updates are made available.  Included is a daily site backup so any issues encountered are easily dealt with. The client has the option of accessing the site tools to run these.

Business Value:

Customers are increasingly looking at websites for the authenticity of private contractors. A stable website with frequent updates tells your customers who you are, what you do and how well you do it. This gives them confidence in trading with you and therefore increases the chance of more business.

Dottie's Cafe

A great brochure site showing another instance where the owner can have a low cost, high impact web presence.

The brief was straightforward, "We need a site that shows customers where we are and what we sell in the café. Can you also do a logo for us and take some photographs of the food and the café?"

Included as standard in this package in training in the use of WordPress and the theme so that the client is enabled to make their own alterations to the site content. We helped the client through the potential maze of font licensing, the site terms of use, cookie and privacy policies.

Here's an actual quote from the client, "Love it! Love it! Love it!"

Fixed costs:

These are the hosting, domain registration and use of any premium themes/plugins. Depending on number and type, this example runs at around £170 per annum.

The update and maintenance contract is bespoke.

Website creation:

Various social media assets, website background and art assets were created from scratch. Photography was local and done by us, around 2000 photos were taken to produce four or five production shots. Digital processing was done to match look and feel. There was also the work needed to integrate the plugins, theme and digital assets into the overall site structure and narrative based on the clients vision.  

We also provided a head start SEO configuration with keyword’s and sitemap set up and advice on site promotion and linking. Also included is training for the client so they can update site content themselves.

The CMS, the plugins and the theme are set to auto-update in a safe, timely manner after updates are made available.  Included is a daily site backup so any issues encountered are easily dealt with. The client has the option of accessing the site tools to run these and has full admin access however we look after all aspects of the site, including all technical and content updates.

Business Value:

A website like this allows the café a cost effective method of reaching many potential customers, not just local ones but also those who visit the region from both national and international locations with their own messaging and offer. This allows the café to feature more prominently in visitor’s itineraries and therefore increases their business. Many of the café customers have remarked positively on the website indicating it’s value.