Successful websites are user-friendly with great images and well-written content, features and functionality and optimised for search.
Design and build
GDA design and develop engaging websites using WordPress premium themes, and custom-built websites using a wireframe. In our experience, WordPress themes are versatile, cost-effective and most popular with the client. The vast number of plugins and tools provide the freedom to manage and grow your content, whatever size an organisation.
Users now expect mobile-friendly when browsing. According to 2019 stats, 80% of users searched the internet using a mobile device. All our websites resize seamlessly on iOS or Android smartphone and tablet. Responsive design provides the best user experience, retains visitors and drives traffic.
Visitors also expect secure websites. Having a website address that begins with https:// instils trust and credibility for users and improves Google ranking. Browsers will highlight websites without encryption as ‘Not Secure’ or with an unlocked padlock symbol. We recommend all websites have an SSL certificate to keep you and your visitor data safe and secure.
When it comes to eCommerce, our team have the experience to develop fully integrated online stores, often using the excellent WooCommerce platform. From startup to high volume transaction business, eCommerce increases traffic and sales.
Hosting and domains
As an agency, GDA does not host websites, which in practice, is just reselling. Instead, we recommend hosting providers that offer flexible packages to suit your needs with UK-based 24/7 customer support. The same goes for domain names. We believe you should have your domain name registered in your name, not ours. We advise and point you in the right direction, making the process easy.
Support and Maintenance
Websites are ‘live’ and need looking after. We offer our WordPress Updates and Backup Service, where we check-in every 3-4 months and carry out necessary updates to the theme, plugins and patches to resolve any security or bug issues. We also run database and file backup and store to one of the agencies external drives that in the event of problems with your hosting provider or getting hacked there is an earlier version to revert if need.