The majority of our clients’ sites are built on the WordPress platform; a content management system (CMS) which is the perfect choice for responsive design over multiple devices. The WordPress system is the bare bones of the site, which can be fleshed out with a choice of themes, widgets and plugins. Plugins are available for site security; shopping cart; contact form; SEO; cookie compliance; etc.
Responsive Website Design
With more people accessing the web from mobile devices it is now the perfect time to upgrade your existing site.
There are various options available for responsive design:
- Mobile Versioning – creating different versions of your site on the main url
- Separate Mobile URL – a separate domain for mobile devices
- Responsive Website Design – a one-stop site that renders well in all browsers
The third option is possibly the best for SEO purposes and may be looked on more favorably by search engines, with no duplicate content issues. The majority of WordPress themes are now fully responsive and this option can produce an attractive and very user-friendly mobile site.
E-commerce Website Design
This very clean and elegant store design can be achieved by the addition of the Woocommerce plugin to almost any WordPress website. Various options are available for Payment Gateways and in this case the client chose to use the PayPal Gateway with the addtional option for cheque payments.
Woocommerce is a straightforward e-commerce solution for featuring simple or variable products. The shop layout can be easily adapted to suit the requirements of a small starter business or an established online retailer, with multiple products and categories.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. From the dashboard the client can manage the content of their site adding or removing new pages; products; etc, without any specialist knowledge. Images can be uploaded and products added or removed in seconds – perfect for a busy E-commerce site.
If you are interested in WordPress website design we would be pleased to discuss the options and costings for the site design, SEO, and installation. We would also provide step-by-step instructions for your WordPress Dashboard. Please visit the WordPress web site for more information on this versatile website building tool.
Template Website Design
There are many good quality templates available, which create a site with a clean professional appearance, although a knowledge of HTML would still be an advantage for the client. In the past we have created several template sites using products by Allwebco Design.
Most website templates have the option to add a shopping cart and are a simple way to kick-start your online retail business. Once installed you may still need your web designer’s help to update pages, products, etc, and this may not be an option if you have a fast turnover of stock.
Please contact Nanatech for more details of WordPress website design or template websites. Pricing details can be found under the ‘Resources’ section of the menu below. Website Design by Margaret Broadley – please visit my Google+ profile page.