More and more clients are coming to us as they would like to have more control over their website. CMS Websites, gives the client the freedom they need. CMS stands for Content Management Software. There are many different types of CMS, for example Joomla and Wordpress. These are open source software thats free for anyone to use. The core software is used to build the site then 3rd party add-ons are used to make the website all signing and dancing.
The most important part of a CMS website is that it needs to be kept secure. All core software and any 3rd party add-ons need to be kept updated on a regular basis. As standard we do this for a clients as part of the hosting service we provide. Site backup should take place before and any changes or updates are done. Remember a backup is only good if it is a tested working backup.
3rd party Add-ons
3rd party add-ons are categorised into components, modules, plugins or themes, they can either be free or paid for per domain name, or you buy a yearly subscription that can be used on multiple sites. These 3rd party add on's all have different functionalites, the possibilites are endless.
The Main 3rd party add-ons we use for clients
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New Year - New Start - New Business
So your going to need a website, so more CLICKS means more business
Starting the New Year off with a new business, new beginnings, can be scary. Setting up a new business is easy; it’s just having the courage to take that first step. We can help take the pressure off you, we have years of experience in helping start-ups and micro businesses become successful.
Why do you need a website
Many companies spend a fortune on creating corporate logos, branded stationery and advertising. A website can help reduce that cost and time. Your potential customers can find out about your business, products and learn more about you. If you get most of your business through networking or recomendations, then you need a website so they can check you out.
More than 3 billion people use the internet every day, 95% of UK users have purchased something online, or contacted a company, online in the last 12 months. If you dont have a website for your business you are missing out big time.
How does it feel when someone praises your hard work, compliments you on your services, or tells you how much they love your product. Having a website will inspire others to invest in you.
Starting a business online, is much cheaper than having a high street store or offices on an industrial estate. You could be operating your business from a spare room or study whilst wearing your pyjamas...I never do that....honest! ;-)
Having a website will broadcast you to millions of people, You may be able to influence people’s decisions and educate them to your products or services.
When you have an online presence, you can begin to network and communicate ideas with others, Interect through socail media, plus make some friends along the way.
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We all want our websites to be secure and ranking higher than our competitors through organic SEO, so just having an 'S' can make all the difference.
If two competitors website have web pages that are otherwise equal, search engines prefers a domain name with HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) sites, pushing the secure domain to take the lead, so why not add an s.
Yes we need to make our websites secure especially if we sell online, though It encrypts all communication, including URL's, protecting things like browsing history not just credit card numbers.
Your website designer, IT department or hosting company can help install these for you. You have to buy a SSL certificate, these start at around £25 plus time to set this up.
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We make your business stand out from the CROWD, through dynamic design and organic SEO.
Swanky Pixels loves working with start up or micro businesses, why?
We have first hand experience, we opted for the "Lifestyle move" to Cornwall 6 months ago and we just simply love it. From a lifestyle point of view it's awesome, outdoor activites, warmer climate, beautiful countryside and coastline, I could go on and on with the positives.
From a business point of view, our business brand would not of worked in Cornwall, so Cotswold Designs became Swanky Pixels.
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Does your website need a FREE no obligation appraisal ?
Having a face to face meeting, we can review the digital presence of your company website to ensure your website is really working for you.
We will look at your web site and ensure it is dynamic so it works accross all devices like tablets, smart phones and large desktops. How do your clients engage and interact with the site, does your site have call to actions?
In depth analysis of the SEO - Search Engine Optimisation, looking at H-Tags, meta data, keywords and key phrases, just a few areas that need to be managed to get the best out of your site, so the search engines promote your website higher in their rankings.
Keep it simple
When meeting face to face, we will not bombard you with confusing tech or buzz words, we will demonstrate to you how to make your website work for your company.
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