Website Design and Development

Bluegroper Website Design and Development

Web Design

A well designed website has information and navigation laid out in a logical, consistent manner. Your website should be more than just attractive, it should be a valuable source of information. Creating visitor confidence in your product, information or service is essential if you want them to purchase from your website. At Bluegroper Web Development we work with you to get exactly what you want at an affordable price. We work with all the latest tools and technologies and can produce responsive designs that fit neatly within desktop, ipad or smart phone. Arrange your content using one of the popular open source content management systems like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal or for e-commerce sites Opencart and Magento.

Before starting a website you should sit down and write down your requirements. You should know the goal of your site, your budget, your audience, required features and functionality. Its also best to look at other sites similar in size to what you want, similar look and feel to what you want, visit your competitors sites, so you can plan your site. It is important to have your website meet the needs of people visting your website, unless you have a friendly user interface, it will not meet the needs of your organisation. See  Web Interface Requirements and Usability.

Website design using templates

Web templates are ready made website designs that will save you a lot of time and money in the development of your website. All web templates here are well designed and can be fully customised to meet your needs. There are many designs for all the open source content management systems available today. There are also flash templates that can be customised through XML or moto CMS. We have responsive HTML5 designs animated by JQuery and templates for that facebook landing page.

 

Do it Yourself Websites

When you are hosting your website with Bluegroper Web Development you will get great support if you are building your own website. Installing a content management system with a web template purchased from our store is fairly straight forward but maybe a little daunting for a novice web developer. So why not ask us to instal it for you or maybe you just need some code. Ask us for a quote.

Oracle Development

Do you need an experienced Oracle Developer? Need to integrate your website to your legacy finance and product inventory systems? Backend processing in Oracle, Systems Integration or BTB applications. Hi I am Des and I have at least 20 years experience in Oracle PL/SQL. And I have worked on some very large distributed database systems in Telstra, I was a Team Leader with IBM on Oracle Applications in PL/SQL, Forms and Reports and have worked in the Transport and Logistics Industry with Oracle Systems and BTB projects. Please view my profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/bluegroper.

Search Engine Optimisation

If you have a website whether it be for your personal profile or small business then you would probably want to be listed on the first page of an internet search results. And that is not surprising as major studies show the majority of internet users searching Google, Bing and Yahoo only bother to look at the first few pages of search results. The studies also show that internet users also consider the search result pages to be good advice, meaning that the websites at the top of the results have a natural advantage. And there are a host of internet companies that offer SEO services all making claims that they can get your website to list on the first page of Google results. When the truth is that no one can make that promise as no one truly knows what Google have up their sleeve with their constant improvement process. In fact many legitimate business websites and blogs have been hit hard disappearing from search results altogether by Google's Panda & Penguin algorithm updates because the SEO companies they hired used spammy SEO techniques or SEO over-optimisation.

The top reasons for SEO penalties from Google and what you should avoid are poor quality backlinks, lack of fresh content, poor SEO, lack of social interaction, and more importantly over-optimisation by spending more time working for search engines than attracting visitors is not being productive. At Bluegroper Web Development we work to ensure your website has the best chances of achieving a higher ranking with Google and all the search engines. To find out more about SEO techniques free of charge, download Google's SEO starter kit, and follow Google's simple advice.

RSS feeds

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a web feed format used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries and news headlines in a standardised format. Subscribers to your feed can then be kept up to date when you update your website content. It also can provide a convenient way for you to receive content "feeds" from a variety of sources, including the latest news headlines from news sources to your website. We can help with creating your feed from your existing website blog/news, automatically updating when new content is posted and syndicate it through the popular Google Feedburner.

If you have a blog and would like to share it with another website one of the best ways to do that is via an RSS Feed, the blog site puts out an RSS feed with titles, image, summary, link, author, date/time and the 2nd site picks up the feed and displays it in a list for users to click on and go to your original blog. For an example of an RSS feed in action go to my blog feed.

Social Media

Have your site in tune and connected with social media through linking your site. Increase page views and audience by encouraging visitors to share content to social channels using the Addthis toolbox the best buttons in the business.

Open Graph Meta Tags

The Open Graph Protocol enables you to integrate your Web pages into the social graph. It is currently designed for Web pages representing profiles of real-world things — things like movies, sports teams, celebrities, and restaurants. Including Open Graph tags on your Web page, makes your page equivalent to a Facebook Page. It is a way to organise how your content is viewed through social media, when someone clicks on a button the social media site uses Open Graph to display a summary and picture that represents your site. This is done through Open Graph Meta tags and used with facebook, google+, pinterest and many other socual sites. Have your site social media friendly by using Open Graph.

Enquiries and Free Quote

Whatever your needs large or small we can help. Please contact us for a free quote.