Active Coder offers you full web design services. In each project we develop, we follow a clear pattern: unique design, fast loading, the possibility to be viewed from any browser, mobile phone and tablet, optimisation for search engines (SEO) so that it holds the top positions on Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Working with Active Coder is very easy. The guiding steps in developing any project are the following:
1. Acquiring the most suitable Domain name
2. Designing or restyling your existing logo
3. Sketching and structuring your website
4. Drawing your website
5. Implementing design and needed modules
6. Optimising website for specific search engines
7. Upload website on hosting server
Building a website takes around 15 days depending on its complexity.
We mostly use the highly flexible WordPress platform for our presentation websites. This platform allows for an easy management of the websites content (easily adding/modifying text, images or video), therefore, no technical abilities are needed to administer the website. Furthermore, all websites built on WordPress Platform are easily indexed in search engines which helps getting a good ranking.
If you need an online payment system or an online reservation system we can customise your website to include these facilities as well.
Development costs for a presentation website vary depending on the project’s complexity and added functionalities. For a personalised quote don’t hesitate to contact us.
You already have a website built by Active Coder and no time to keep it up to date? Find out more about our maintenance services.
Online Shop – eCommerce
PrestaShop and Magento Platforms
Active Coder provides services like implementation and developing of modules and themes for different platforms like PrestaShop and Magento or platformes built on different frameworks such as Zend, CakePHP, Codelgniter or Symfony.
Active Coder is a Prestashop Partner which means our skilled developers are PrestaShop certified. PrestaShop is a well known eCommerce platform with over 120.000 clients all over the world.
PrestaShop certification comes after many hours of coding, specific training programs and exams provided by the creators of the platform. Therefore we can develop complex online shops with bespoke customised modules and functionalities.
The Active Coder team includes a Graphic department meant to give your online shop an attractive and unique interface. Design is an important aspect from which we start building an online shop. Designing a logo, colours used, placing the graphic elements and the store format have a primordial role so that a visitor becomes a buyer.
A clean design and an intuitive navigation will allow the client to quickly get to the needed information or product and remove any distress or doubt that may cause the client to close the website and look somewhere else.
For a successful online store you need to be visible to the targeted audience. Best design and selling the best quality products is not enough, essential being a high volume of targeted visitors, the ones interested in your product.
In order to get a high volume of visitors you need constant advertising. There are many different ways to advertise:
1. Optimisation for search engines
2. Advertising through Google sponsored ads – Google Adwords
3. Publishing articles on specialised blogs, forums or different portals with a link towards your website.
4. Advertising on Social networks
5. E-mail marketing campaigns
6. Promotional sales like: special offers, discounts, coupons, contests, etc.
7. Promoting products on price comparison websites like pricerunner.co.uk, which.co.uk or over online auction websites like ebay.co.uk
8. Promoting offline: mass media advertising, bilboard ads, posters, flyers and business cards, etc.
Building an online store takes around 25 working days depending on the complexity and functionalities of the website.
The costs for an online shop vary depending on the platform on which the website will be built, design, number of products, modules and functionalities needed so for a personalised quote please contact us.
Telephone and Online support
Active Coder holds a department specialised in web maintenance. Should you encounter any problems with your website or should you want to operate changes, we are there for you 12 hours a day, Monday to Friday, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via telephone 07880 492 103.
Our maintenance card works as a prepaid service and can have between 40 and 120 hours of maintenance for your website. For a maintenance prepaid card our services are of only £15/hour instead of the usual £20/hour. This way you will have access to a platform where you can ask for different maintenance services like adding or removing modules or changing your websites design.
Increase your websites visibility
Optimisation for the search engines is the most important process the website needs to go through. The search engines optimisation is meant to increase the visibility of the website for the specific activity field keywords.
SEO success of a website is highly influenced by the information contained. A website’s content needs to be original, to determine the visitor to act as you desire and to include the keywords that you wish to be visible for.
Even if the information is the most important thing in optimisation, there is a series of technical steps that need to be covered to increase a website’s visiblity.
• Selecting a domain name
• Researching keywords and common used expressions according to specific sphere of activity
• Setting up H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6 tags
• Setting up ALT attributes for images
• Description tag text
• Title tag text
• Formatting links from a dynamic format to a statistic structure preferred by search engines
• Creation of a personalised 404 Error page
• Creation and optimisation of the robots.txt file
• Removal of duplicate content
• Building Sitemap
• Adding the website on a business level in Google Maps and on location lists on Yahoo and Bing
• Internal link structure
• Optimisation of page loading times
• Creation of a statistics account on Google Analytics to monitor the websites performances
The optimisation process for search engines needs to be continuous or at least recurring. If your website is on the first page of a search that doesn’t mean it will always remain in the same position. As you know, there is a high competition in the online medium so a permanent concern towards adding new content and new keywords is needed.
For more information or a quote please contact us.
Elements of visual Identity
One of the first questions you will come across when you will start building a website for your business is: Do you have a Logo, a visual identity already established? Logo is one of the starting point of designing any website and is the most important visual element. Your Logo will be extensively used when you will promote your business.
Our team offers professional services towards creating a brand new Logo or restyling your existing Logo.
Just as well, our graphicians can design your product’s wrap and find the ideal solution to present them.
Other Graphic Design services that we offer are:
• Business card design
• Leaflets and flyers design
• Presentation folders design
• Catalogs design
• Outdoor or web banners design
• Email signature design
For a personalised quote please contact us.
Elements of visual identity
We produce some of the most complex 3D projects: technical graphic design, architectural graphic design, character animation, graphic design for TV stations, interior animations and renderings, etc. Among our clients for 3d projects on the local market we can mention: DMT, ICE Pronav, MENAROM, CARO Group, whereas our international clients are: LA Fitness UK, Zinedine Zidane, Smile Meyer France.
If you have a project that only requires animation, we can directly import the graphic design made by you in Autocad or other software that supports exports to 3ds MAX. Our video portfolio can be viewed on our website under the 3d graphic design section or directly on vimeo, at: http://vimeo.com/activedesign/videos.
Useful tips for a successful website
Active Coder assists you in your choices and decisions from the very beginning of our collaboration. It is important for you to know how to opt for a domain, so that it is well optimised in the future, and also what you expect from the future project, from its starting point, for a better optimisation of your future costs. We are able to accommodate any question related to the optimisation of the website, the development of your new project, the on-line marketing, the creation of a new brand, and so on.
We have the fastest servers. The configuration of the Active Coder servers: 2 core, Intel i7 @ 3,0GHz; 3 GB X 2, DDR3; 45 GB SSD; 200 GB, RAID 1; 1 Gbps International & Local non-differentiated transfer speed; Fortinet Antispam; WHM/cPanel; 24h support.
3 dedicated, high-speed, highly reliable servers are available for you, ready to offer you the best professional web hosting, email and other services. Should you encounter problems setting up your email or managing the cPanel account we provide a variety of maintenance plans.
E-mail & Social network marketing
Newsletter & Social networks advertising
Sales and business optimisation on-line comes from those who know about your services and products. Apart from SEO optimisation we offer you methods to promote your services and products via e-mail (newsletter) and also via social networks (Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter).
Most suitable Domain name for your business
Our offer of domains includes .com, .co.uk, .net, .org, .info but other extensions are also available on request. We provide consultancy concerning the most suitable domains for your field of activity. Domains registered through Active Coder offer you a minimum hosting package that is free-of-charge over a period of 3 months.