“57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly-designed mobile site.”
Web Design / User Interface Design
Great web design inspires happy customers and can increase sales, sign-ups, enquiries and social shares.
Jamie Lewis Design specialise in designing beautiful graphical, innovative, intuitive and user-friendly websites – whether it’s a simple portfolio website, a fully illustrated one-page scrolling site, a brochure site with an integrated blog, a content managed site (CMS), an online shop or a complex data-led application.
It’s always best to test your site on real users as they may spot the finer details that can only come through real-world interaction, and help identify any stumbling blocks that could potentially stop users from getting in touch with you or buying your products.
This can be done in an agile way so we can test page designs as we go, or for a more economical option we recommend testing the whole site once it is built. We can test pre-launch so we can make any tweaks to your text content, to improve the user experience or accessibility, or to make any calls to action more obvious. Or we can test post-launch, so we can complete further improvements at another stage, whenever you are ready.
Email Design & Marketing
Email marketing is a great way of keeping in touch with your customers, and telling them about your latest news or offers. We can design responsive promotional emailers with clear calls to action that your customers can view easily on their mobiles or tablets, and that tie in with your branding and website for a consistent user experience.
Sgribl can design and build bespoke emailers as when needed, or set-up newsletter templates you can easily edit yourself through either an HTML editing program or through the leading email marketing services Mailchimp or CampaignMonitor. We can also help you create lists through your website data-capture for more targeted campaigns.
Responsive Web Design / Mobile & App Design
More than half of people in the UK now access the web or email through their mobile devices and an estimated 40% will choose a mobile-friendly website over a non-responsive site. Google even prioritises mobile sites on mobile searches. So it’s increasingly important your website is legible and easy to use on mobiles and tablets.
We create websites that are designed and built to look great on all devices – from phone to desktop – and increase the chances of your customers being able to make the choices you’d like them to make. If you want an offline App for Android and/or Apple we can do that too.
User Experience (UX) Design
We started designing websites long before ‘User Experience’, ‘UX’ and ‘Brand Storytelling’ were marketing buzzwords! We have always put the user first and created websites that are carefully structured, visually engaging and quite frankly a joy to use. Our sites are designed to fulfil your customer’s goals and encourage them to take the actions you want them to.
If you need to take this further, we can liaise with our Associates to make sure you get the optimum results from your site. This can come early on in the planning stage in the form of wire framing, or during the design phase if you wish to work in a more agile way. We can also create personas that represent your target users, identify their specific needs and behaviours, and plan their user journeys.
Web Animation & Banner Ad Design
Sgribl love a good bit of animation to liven up a website or banner!
Flash is sadly becoming redundant, but we can still create simple animated gifs or banner ads, or work with specialists to fully animate either your whole site, or graphical elements for your site and videos.
eCommerce & Database Integration
We design and build eCommerce websites that are on brand, easy to use, with secure payment solutions so customers get the best experience possible and will want to come back again and again.
You can upload your content easily in-house either using a Content Management System (CMS) such as WordPress or from a database file via Excel or Access.
Content Management Systems (CMS) & WordPress
If you need a website that allows you to add in your own text and images or to update projects, blog posts, articles, news and/or events, we can set-up a simple, easy to use Content Management System (CMS).
WordPress has become the most popular CMS worldwide. We can design a completely bespoke design and plug it in to WordPress, and add as much custom coding and plug-ins as needed to fit your exact requirements. If you need something that exceeds the capabilities of WordPress we can build a completely bespoke CMS just for you.
Website Maintenance & Support
We believe in looking after our clients so once your site is live we’ll stick around to help you as and when needed.
If your site uses a Content Managed System (CMS) we’ll even include an hour long training session to make sure you hit the ground running. And if you ever need a refresher course or on-going advice we’re more than happy to arrange whatever you need.
All our CMS sites are backed up daily off-site for peace of mind and our Associate Developers can also provide a Support Package if you feel you need more updates or security checks.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Sgribl know that a great new website is no good if no-one can find it. Good Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) puts you higher up in search engine rankings and the better the SEO, the higher you’ll rank in searches on places like Google.
All our websites include basic SEO as standard. If we are using WordPress for your Content Management System (CMS) we can install the All-in-One SEO Pack so you have full control over your site’s keywords and phrases for every page of your site. And if you feel like you need Pay-Per-Click, on-going or monthly SEO help, we can put you in touch with recommended specialists.