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Web development - Stoke on Trent


Does your business need a Web site to remain competitive, help people to find you, or even to offer a new sales outlet?

Maybe you have a Web site already but it has not been updated for a long time and you would like it to be redesigned to help you to make it stand out from the crowd.

Alternatively, you may have a web site that you are happy with but do not have the skills or time to maintain it. If so, Firecrest can maintain your existing web site for you, simply and easily.

Firecrest Computing Services offer a professional, comprehensive Web site design and development service to companies and individuals in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and beyond.

Recent Web projects

Blueprint Building Services

A custom designed CMS site including scrolling testimonials and image gallery.

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A larger portfolio of our recent websites can be viewed online.

Client Testimonials

"Mark moved our entire Web site to a new server, greatly improved the Search Engine Optimisation and more. We have been able to use Mark's expertise and when problems have arisen with email problems he has always been on the end of the phone. We will continue to use his services as he is prompt and appreciates the needs of our business and reliance on IT. Fees are more than reasonable and allow us to pass IT issues on without the worry of cost. Superb assistance to our team."

Stuart Hatherhall
Blueprint Architectural Services

"I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone who wants to have a website done for them. I am really happy with the work that Mark has done for me, excellent job!"

Andy Tooth
Pencil and Pastel Portraits by Andy

"Mark did an excellent job of bringing our website into the 21st Century. The new design and layout is fresh and eye-catching, and it is now far easier for us to navigate and update each section. Mark was incredibly patient, knowledgeable and always on hand to ease the transition and soothe any teething troubles. Highly recommended."

Lucy Bryan
Newcastle Players Amateur Dramatics Society

"Thank you for the very speedy service and professional advice. My web site was up and running in no time. I would highly recommend Firecrest."

John Hough
Proprietor, Catering Services

"Firecrest were outstanding in their treatment of SAJH Building Design Services, their client. They listened, discussed and understood. Where they thought we were correct they supported our suggestions and where they thought we could improve ourselves and our image, they made appropriate suggestions - and weren't put out or upset if we didn't always follow their words."

"Value for money expertise that has seen me sign Firecrest up to provide the designs for a second website of my own, whilst recommending them to friends and colleagues."

"And the best endorsement SAJH Building Design Services can offer is: since the website went live, work has started to pour in."

Shaun Hamilton
SAJH Building Design Services

Web development packages

Our standard Web development packages are detailed below. If you require something that does not fit one of our standard packages, or just to discuss your requirements, then simply contact us.

standard

The ideal package for businesses who are working on a budget and simply want a Web presence to advertise themselves.

199

Features of the 'standard' Web package

  • 1-2 Web pages
  • All pages W3C XHTML/CSS standards compliant
  • Free .co.uk domain name
  • Up to 20 email addresses (@yourdomain.co.uk)
  • Free Web hosting for 1 year
  • Web site statistics using Google Analytics
  • Basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques incorporated

business starter

Ideal for businesses who require more pages (4-5), custom designed, including a contact form.

450

Features of the 'business starter' Web package

  • 4-5 bespoke designed Web pages
  • Spam free contact form to allow your customers to contact you
  • All pages W3C XHTML/CSS standards compliant
  • Free .co.uk domain name
  • Up to 20 email addresses (@yourdomain.co.uk)
  • Free 1gb Web hosting for 1 year
  • Web site statistics using Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques incorporated
  • Technical support to help you manage the site yourself once it goes live

professional

For businesses who require a larger site (up to 10 pages) with more email addresses, increased bandwidth, and dynamic features.

850

Features of the 'professional' Web package

  • 10 bespoke designed Web pages
  • Spam free contact form to allow your customers to contact you
  • All pages W3C XHTML/CSS standards compliant
  • Free .co.uk domain name
  • Up to 500 email addresses (@yourdomain.co.uk)
  • Free 5gb Web hosting for 1 year
  • Web site statistics using Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques incorporated
  • Technical support to help you manage the site yourself once it goes live

e-commerce

For a business who wants a full e-commerce site to enable customers worldwide to browse their catalogue, buy online, and have payments processed.

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Features of the 'e-commerce' Web package

  • Complete bespoke designed e-commerce system to sell your products/service direct to customers via the Web
  • Advanced search facility to allow customers to search your product catalogue
  • Includes shopping cart, checkout, and the ability for customers to have their own accounts
  • Ability to edit/delete/add products and descriptions, prices, and special offers
  • All pages W3C XHTML/CSS standards compliant
  • Free .co.uk domain name
  • Up to 500 email addresses (@yourdomain.co.uk)
  • Free 5gb Web hosting for 1 year
  • Web site statistics using Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) techniques incorporated
  • Technical support to help you manage the site yourself once it goes live

Bespoke Web sites

If you require a custom designed site that does not easily fit into the above standard packages, then Firecrest can develop a Web site to meet your specific requirements.

Simply contact us to discuss your requirements.

Content Management System (CMS) based Web sites

Content Management Systems (CMS) are perfect for Web sites that are likely to change frequently or require several people to update them. With a CMS anybody (you don't have to know anything about how the site was built) can very easily update any part of the Web site, e.g. adding new text (for example, enabling your site to easily incorporate a news or blog page), images, menus, or even to add entirely new pages. Text can be added as easily as typing into a word processor and, with a click of a button, the Web page is updated.

If you would like a Web site that is very easy to update and manage in the future, then a CMS may be the best option for you.

Firecrest work with the standard, open source CMS packages WordPress and Drupal. All CMS sites that we develop will be fully editable, secure, and search engine optimised so that your customers can find your site.

A CMS can be incorporated into any of the above Web development packages, or in any bespoke site that we develop for you. Please contact us for further details if you are interested in a CMS solution, or if you need your existing CMS site updated.

An alternative option is to have your CMS site hosted at wordpress.com or drupalgardens.com rather than on our servers. This provides you with less flexibility with regard to the design of the site but the site can be up and online within a day. If you require a small site that needs to be up and running live very quickly, and you need the content to change frequently, this option costs less than our packages above (depending on your needs it can be as little as 40) and we will set everything up for you and train you to use the system. You can even have your own domain name for a small fee. If this sounds like the option for you, just contact us for a chat.


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Web development process

Our Web site development process begins after you contact us. We will get back to you to discuss your requirements - don't worry if you only have a vague idea of what you would like, we can help you to plan your site.

Once the initial requirements are finalised and a quote is agreed, we will begin to design a mock-up of what the general site template will look like. You can provide us with examples of other Web site designs that you like. This is done in conjunction with our graphic design partner, Wombat Design. We will then pass the initial design to you for comments, and we will rework it as needed. We believe it is vital that we sketch (usually using computer software but we also sketch on paper) mock-ups of the design for the web interface before starting to actually build anything.

Once you agree the design, we will then begin development of the site, keeping you informed all the way. All of our web packages include a free .co.uk domain name, and we will help you to select a suitable domain name to help people to find your business and to optimise your site for search engines.

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