Our website set up and ongoing support service bridges the gap between the low cost "set your own site up" services you see advertised on TV, and the expensive "bespoke" kind of services offered by the high end digital design and marketing agencies.
We give you the benefits of the latter but with costs closer to the former, whilst ensuring all the key fundamentals required for your website to achieve your primary objectives are in place.
In the main, we set your website up for you, add initial content, and then train and monitor you as you add more. We keep costs low by adapting one of our latest designs to suit your individual needs. It means we can spend more time assessing the best ways of using the platform's editing tools to display your content, and where necessary creating bespoke variations of functions or features to enhance presentation. If you need more hands on help adding initial content or managing your site, let us know and we'll make a plan tailored to your budget and requirements.
We host your website using the LightCMS award winning cloud hosted platform. The intuitive content management system makes it easy to edit content, and the platform includes e-commerce, secure intranet and unlimited pages, products, users and data storage as standard.
The tools in the platform are incredibly easy to use.
Our online Help Guide tells you everything you need to know and is continually evolving as new features are added. Simply click on the "Help" in the top right hand side of the black horizontal menu bar you see across the top of each page when you are logged in to your website as an editor. Choose what you want to know about. It's all very logically set out, with on screen guides and instructions.
Your website includes a number of different page templates that you can use to present content in different ways, and we are continually developing new ones.
When you add a new page, the default template will automatically be chosen, but you can change this using the editing tools in the platform (see Edit Page Settings in Help).
A new, empty page includes a number of rows with buttons that say "Add". These are set out in rows/columns of 1, 2, 3 so you can add content with various combinations.
NB: Only you as an editor see the empty "Add" buttons. You simply ignore what you don't need. For example, you could add 3 image elements across the top of a page upload 3 individual images and crop them so they are the same aspect ratio. You could add a text elements below that in either the 1 or 2 column "Add" and then as your content starts taking shape, you can even move the elements about by dragging and dropping the elements around the page.
Although you can upload images up to 8mb in size, these will be much bigger and take longer to download than is necessary. The image editor enables you to resize images and crop them so they can be presented neatly. In the main, you'd never need an image to be wider than 1000 pixels, and the responsive will auto fill the area designated to the image element.
Html and css widgets
If you want to push what you can do with the various elements a bit, we can create html and css widgets for you that you can paste into:
(a) The Title of any element and it will hyperlink to the designated page with the designated text displaying or (b) The html area of the content/description area of Text, Image, Calendar or Blog elements.
Best advice of all is to spend some time learning what you can do and experiment. Set up a test page and hide it or make it only accessible to users who are logged in (ie you!). Then have a "play" and add some content. We are always available to advise and train you if you have questions or need help.
We have a vested interest in your website being successful. If it is, you'll stay as a client and maybe introduce others too. Our set up service, initial training and ongoing support are all geared towards generating results. Ultimately, that's what we are judged on!
We normally provide initial training in bite sized chunks over the phone and by email, and ongoing advice, support and additional training as required.
Our cloud hosted website platform is reliable, robust and easy to use. Quite simply, it doesn't go wrong. And all platform maintenance, upgrades or new feature integration is handled centrally for you. This leaves us free to get as involved as you need us to be in helping you to use your website and email to their full potential.Our platforms and services page also provided a pretty straightforward explanation of why we use the platforms we do, and provide support in the way that we do.
We provide Top-Tier Cloud Hosting with Zero Hassles. The on screen Help Guide tells you everything you need to know about editing the content on your own site without the need for endless training or any technical skills. It's as simple as it looks.
Our standard web hosting costs £29 plus VAT per month (or £315 plus VAT pa) and includes EVERYTHING you'll ever need to run your business online, including unlimited pages, ongoing training and support by phone and email, research and consultancy time. However, we can even get more involved in managing your content and other services for you if you don't have the resources or time in-house. Our more hands-on management and support services start from £50 plus VAT pm or £500 plus VAT pa.
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"We believe you'll get better results if a professional builds your site for you and then shows you how to edit and use it. Our website set up and hosting service is designed to take all the strain and hassle away from you"
"You can be as self sufficient as you want to be, with us just here in the background when you need us"