We have been designing and developing web sites since 1999 and have an understanding of the various web technologies and software used to build modern web sites. We have the experience and knowledge to provide you with the look and functionality that you need to succeed in today's data driven world.
- Websites to standards - HTML5 and CSS 3
- Accessibility by design
Web Site Optimisation
During web site development we pay as close attention to the underlying code as we do to the visible aspect. We code web sites in a way that best suits search-engine-spiders and web-bots to maximise the chances a high ranking.
It is possible to create a web site in various ways and still end up with the same visual result. Unfortunately not all web design techniques guarantee cross browser compatibility and the efficient indexing by search engines. Using valid HTML we design website code to be cross browser compatible and search engine efficient.
Images and graphics will be created to the highest quality. We optimise every image to ensure high quality with the smallest possible file sizes to keep bandwidth cost down and customer experience optimal.
Validation and Standards Compliance
Our web sites are developed so they conform to the recommendations and specifications of the World Wide Web Consortium. This ensures that the content is accessible to more browsers and devices such as smart phones, handheld tablets and text-only browsers. Browsers which do not adhere to W3C standards may still be able to view the content, but not look as good as intended.
Our web pages use valid cascading style sheets and conform to the W3C standards. We separate style from content where possible. All pages are checked for compatibility with the main browsers:
Every effort has been made to ensure the code meets current recommendations and specifications for HTML5 and CSS 3.
For more information on designing for web standards, please visit the following web sites:
Web sites can be developed to meet the needs and expectations of visitors who experience physical, cognitive or technological challenges that makes browsing the web require more effort.
Access keys provide browser-specific shortcuts to useful links which should be helpful for users who find it difficult to manage a mouse. For example, in Internet Explorer and Netscape, the key combination of Alt and a number will highlight the links specified below.
Link tags ensure that users of the text-only Lynx browser can access the main page quickly and allows users of other modern browsers, such as Opera, Firefox and Mozilla, to take advantage of additional navigation features in their browsers.
Using labels ensures that the form fields are assigned more understandable descriptions. They also allow visitors to click on either the form field or its label to make a selection. This is particularly helpful to users who have difficulties in managing a mouse.
Our web design department is called dub3 design after the three w's which preceed most website addresses.