BLACK Friday has made a name for itself as one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
But you’d be a fool to forget about Cyber Monday – a UK tradition where online retailers slash their prices just three days after Black Friday.
Just like Black Friday, you can expect online deals on appliances, gadgets and games. As it’s online, get ready for a lot more choice that you might see in store – and a lot more time to shop, as obviously you don’t even need to get out of bed to take advantage of low prices.
If you are a retailer who wishes to open an online shop, contact us now, so we can have your new website up and running before cyber Monday which is on 27th November 2016.
Our website design incorporates the following technology to ensure your website loads as fast as possible.
All our websites use cache which increases common page requests to your website.
Your images are optimised for faster loading and we incorporate lazy load to show images when they are needed.
All our sites also produce an AMP optimised page to further increase loading times.
Your pages are also compressed to reduce page size which increases loading times
Compression can dramatically reduce your page’s size and thereby increase its speed. According to varvy, compression can knock off 50 – 70% from your HTML and CSS files! That’s a ton of data your visitor won’t have to download.
Contact us today to see how we can get your new website off to a flying start.
Here is a list of costs that you need to consider when obtaining a new website, from start to finish.
Hosting & Domain Names
Before you can have a website, you need a domain name. The domain name is the website address for your site. For example, ours is morsoft.net. You can buy this from a wide variety of suppliers, or ask your web developers to source it for you. You can buy a domain name for a period of time, before it needs renewing again.
Similarly, hosting is also an ongoing cost. You need to pay this for your site to be hosted on a server. Think of it as rent you pay for your website to ‘live’ on a server. Without this, your website is not connected to the Internet.
If you’re aiming for a bespoke website built from scratch; before you even see a first draft of your website, there are hours put in by the designers, web developers, and project managers to ensure they can create a site that will work to your objective. Frameworks, initial design concepts, and functionality all need to be drafted. Once these concepts are signed off, work can begin on building the finished product.
Design & Content
You need to consider the content that will be included in your website. Do you already have content, or will it need to be created? This can cover anything from copy through to videos and images for your site. Anything that requires work to be done by a designer, copywriter, or photographer will increase the overall cost of your design.
There are a huge amount of functionalities that can be added into your website, each helping you to succeed different objectives. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of the features you might want to consider adding, all of which can add to the cost of a website build.
• Responsive design – This allows your site to be resized accordingly to the device it is being viewed on. This is an important feature as Google now penalizes sites that are not mobile-friendly.
• Content Management System – CMS allows you to log in to the back end of your site and manage content on your site, including page copy and blogs.
• Login Portals – If you want members to be able to log in to place orders, or see information, a login portal needs to be built to your specifications.
• Social Integration – You can integrate social feeds into your website so your users can see the most up to date information about what is happening in your company.
• Parallax – This creates animated backgrounds for your website, which move separately to the content. This is one of the latest trends in website design, and gives your site a professional look.
• E-commerce – In order to take payments online you need some kind of e-commerce functionality.
See our price list to have an idea of the cost of your new site or contact us now to see how we can get you new site live on the internet.
We now offer a bespoke website design interface for your company database.
If your CRM, stock control or sales databases are based on mySQL and you would like to produce custom reports or display upto date prices on your website directly from your stock database, contact us to see how we can produce a website interface to meet your needs.
We can even set up an in house web server on your local area network so that your staff members can access custom reports that your current system can not provide.
Call us on 01702 312078 to see how we can help today.
Testing a responsive site just got a lot easier with Google Resizer.
Responsive web design is no longer an optional extra – if you want your site or app to reach the largest possible audience then you need to ensure that it looks just as good on an Android phone as it does on an iPad Pro or a massive desktop monitor.
Resizer is a simple and brilliant site for testing responsive designs. You can just type in the URL of your site and see how it looks across the most common desktop and mobile resolutions and orientations, from a phone in portrait mode up to widescreen HD monitors.
Call us today on 01702 312078 or contact us to get your new responsive website today.
If you’re a confectioner or specialise in cakes, it would be a good idea to have a website to show off your products for Easter. If you contact us now we can have a website up and running in no time at all.
Hurry though as Easter is fast approaching!
Order your website from mOrsoft to receive these great offers!
Free website address for the first year i.e. yourname.co.uk
Free website hosting for the first year. (Where your website is stored allowing 24/7 access for your customers)
Free 3 months Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) allowing your site to be listed higher on search engines i.e. Google.
Content Mangement System (CMS) Training allowing you total control over your website.
AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, a Google-backed project intended as an open standard for any publisher to have pages load quickly on mobile devices.
Accelerated Mobile Pages are specially formatted web pages that enable Google Search to display content extremely fast, while ensuring that publishers control the way their content looks and feels.
Google will begin sending traffic to AMP pages in Google Search as early as late February, 2016. Twitter will begin to experiment with linking to AMP content provided by publishers early in 2016. – Richard Gingras, Head of News, Google 9 Dec 2015
We at mOrsoft will incorporate this new technology on all our new website developments. We want our users to have the best experience possible on whatever device or platform they choose.
Latest update from Google..AMPing up in mobile Search February 24, 2016.
Now when you search for a story or topic on Google from a mobile device, webpages created using AMP will appear when relevant in the Top Stories section of the search results page. Any story you choose to read will load blazingly fast—and it’s easy to scroll through the article without it taking forever to load or jumping all around as you read. It’s also easy to quickly flip through the search results just by swiping from one full-page AMP story to the next. Read more.
Call us on 01702 312078 our contact us today to discuss your new website.