Alacrify Ltd

Website Design

Website design used to be simple; the options available were basic and straightforward - a little bit of text and some (small) images on a handful of pages to present the business or organisation to the world. Now the internet is a totally different animal. The transition of tv-style animation and video onto the web along with mobile and tablet web-browsing and social networking interactivity have changed the options available beyond recognition.

QEBut more choice doesn't mean you make better decisions. Part of our web design work is about working out what type of website approach meets your needs. We offer to help pick the most suitable methods for presenting you and your  business online and build a website that fits properly within your business's broader marketing strategy.

Small Or Large - We Can Do It

We make sites for all sorts of people. We've created dozens of brochure sites for small businesses and sole traders who want to make a big impression on the web. The sites provide more information to support their other marketing and advertising campaigns whether they're word of mouth, newspaper ads, direct mail or email marketing.

We've created e-commerce sites both large and small to allow clients to sell direct to the public on the internet. We've also created sites that offer complete office administration systems and customer relationship management.

This spectrum of experience means we have access to insights and information on all sorts of website design approach. It also allows us to work out ways to improve existing sites; spotting new opportunities; identifying areas for improvement; building new systems and options to help to make sites achieve their potential.

Crunch Time

DCSIn these difficult economic times just about every business advisor is reinforcing the need for businesses to be online and invest in web presence as a cost-effective means to develop new business. Websites allow flexible, responsive, niche advertising that can reap real rewards in a way that is unmatched by any other media.

Call us if you have questions about what a website can offer your business. If you're confused by all the options, hype and hubbub around website design, give us a ring. We're always happy to spend time talking through options for web-marketing and websites with people. If you'd like to pick our brains about possible ideas we're just a phone call away - 01305 265 893, or if you'd prefer, send us an email to office@alacrify.co.uk and we'll give you a ring.

Don't worry, we don't just speak geek - we talk common sense too!

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A few helpful bits of Jargon-Busting!

Responsive Websites: these are sites that work equally well on mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. Google (and other Search Engines) prefer these to non-responsive sites. They usually involve some sort of elegant folding down of the desktop design to make it look super clean and smart on smaller devices. You can read more about our responsive website design here.

SEO: aka Search Engine Optimisation: is the work you have to do to your site to make it reach the top of search engine results for searches that you want to appear against. This is part technical, part psychological, part user-experience design, part experimental and extremely tricky to get right without a good helping of expertise.

Ecommerce: this refers to online financial transactions, from full retail shops to membership subscription management and ticket payment systems. We've built them all.

 

Accessibility on the Internet by Alacrify

The need for accessibility on the internet is often taken to mean how much a site is accessible to people with disabilities. We look at accessibility as a much broader issue. Accessible sites aren't those that only perform well for people with disabilities, but those that perform well for everybody.

Alacrify's Content Management System

All websites need some means of keeping their content up to date. Whereas it used to be the province of people with an interest or expertise in web programming, nowadays there are many systems that are designed for the layperson to use. These Content Management Systems come in all shapes and sizes. Many are fantastic, some are flawed, some are expensive and others are free. They all try to do one thing - to help people maintain the images, text and information that is presented on the web.

 
 

Domain Name Registration with Alacrify

Alacrify is now a registrar for Top Level Domains (e.g. .com and .net) through Tucows. We are also registrars with Nominet to allow us to manage all .uk domains, and CentralNic to manage .xx.com domains. We notify customers of the expiry of their domain names approximately 30 days before they are due to expire, and handle the renewals when instructed by our customers. We renew the domain names when we have received confirmation and payment in full. Non-renewal of domain names by the expiry date may lead to ownership being lost.

Dorset Web Design From Alacrify

Our friendly and enthusiastic Dorset Web Design agency has been producing beautiful and highly effective websites for locally-based businesses for almost 20 years. We've worked with just about every type of company and industry imaginable from hospitality to health, defence to finance, leisure to community projects and all kinds of small businesses. Our portfolio stretches from sole traders to multi-nationals.

 
 

Alacrify Website and Service Pricing

Alacrify offers a wide variety of services. All our websites start at a basic price and all include our custom built Content Management System (CMS), which allows you (after we've talked you through it, of course) to simply maintain your own website's content. Once your website has gone live we give you a FREE MONTH's post-launch support, so that you have a little breathing space to pick up any niggles or request any changes you may wish to make on the website.

Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Website Design From Alacrify

Recent years have seen a huge shift in the market towards responsive website design, which means the websites we build will work on all devices, whether a mobile phone, a tablet or a desktop PC. The way in which we design and develop websites has changed to meet this ever increasing demand. Making sure your website remains functional and attractive is crucial to a good customer experience.