AndyM Design offers complete web design services for businesses. Whether you already have some ideas for your site, or you are unsure where to begin, we can guide you and create exactly what you want and need. We offer both custom and off-the-shelf solutions for your business, so no matter what your idea, AndyM Design can create it for you.
We specialise in understanding the needs of your business and translating that into your web site. We don’t offer pre-packaged or pre-designed products. We offer a unique product that is tailored to your unique business needs. For some businesses, those needs are simply to have a presence on the internet. For others, they are to offer an interactive experience to their customers. Whatever your needs, AndyM Design can assist you.
Our websites are fully user-manageable, allowing you to update and control your site. This means that you do not have to continue spending money once your website is complete. Of course, if you do not wish to update your website yourself, we are only too happy to offer maintenance.
Perhaps you already have a web site, but it is looking old and outdated. We can give your site a complete facelift, making it look stylish and current once more. We can also add new features, such as an online store or a mobile mini site for users on mobile devices. Remember, the internet is not what it was 5 years ago.
As part of your web design package, AndyM Design can also organise:
A mobile mini site is a cut-down version of a website that is targeted at mobile devices, especially smartphones such as iPhone, Blackberry and Palm Pilot. These sites are offered to mobile devices as a substitute to the full site, often when the full site has features that are incompatible, like Adobe Flash.
Mobile mini sites are designed for a smaller screen, offering simpler navigation and less content on each page. They also have the ability to take advantage of phone, SMS and GPS functionality. Through standard web links, your customers can directly call or SMS you, or find you using GPS navigation in the Google Maps application.
All AndyM Design websites are designed to be mobile device friendly. We specialise in utilising web standards to achieve interactivity and maximise compatibility across all platforms and internet browsers. This means that our designs do not necessarily need a mobile mini site to be properly viewed. However, for larger, content heavy sites, they are recommended.
If you have an existing website, it is worth considering how it looks and functions on a mobile device. If you are unsure of just how well your website will perform, allow AndyM Design to do an appraisal. We can suggest changes to your site or design a mobile mini site to suit your needs. Take advantage of the mobile information revolution and offer your mobile customers a positive experience.
Buying and selling online has become a common place occurrence. There is very little that you can’t buy online. Even international borders and foreign currencies do not pose a problem. Whether your target market is local or international, eCommerce functionality can boost your sales and expand your business opportunities.
The most common form of eCommerce is an online shopping cart. Shopping carts are incredibly easy to set up, with many pre-built packages available. This makes it simple to add shopping cart functionality to a new or existing website. Most shopping cart packages already tie into popular payment gateways, such as PayPal, SecurePay and 2CheckOut.
For security, payment gateways process credit card transactions on their own servers. This means they take care of the security for transactions, negating the need for complicated and expensive security on your own website. Payment gateways offer processing fees that are comparable with standard EFTPOS fees (2-3%), and most place money in your account within 48 hours.
Even without an online shopping cart, your business can benefit from eCommerce. These benefits include allowing customers to place orders, pay invoices and view transaction histories, all through your website.
If you have considered eCommerce, but are unsure of the risks and benefits, talk to AndyM Design. We can advise you on the best way to add benefit to your business.
The internet is the most flexible platform for applications. Only requiring a browser, web applications can be run from PCs, Macs, netbooks, smartphones, and even luxury fridges. We are all familiar with web applications such as Facebook, Twitter, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, eBay and internet banking. These applications have changed our personal and professional lives.
Custom web applications are often thought to be expensive to build and difficult to maintain, but this is not necessarily the case. With the latest browsers becoming more standards-compliant, and a variety of toolkits available to provide starting points for applications, it is much easier to create a custom web app than it used to be.
Custom web applications can also be used internally within your business to help automate processes and procedures, such as emailing invoices, sending out payment reminders, and reminding clients about appointments via SMS. This is especially useful if you do business on the road or from home on your laptop or smartphone. You can also provide a portal to allow clients to view specific information such as current orders or outstanding invoices.
If you have an idea for a custom web application or product, let AndyM Design give you an idea of the size, complexity and cost. Custom applications can often be the same cost as expensive software, and have the advantage of being customised to your processes and procedures.