Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a website from design, content flow, scripting, coding and network security
The content and functionality should hold your customers interest while at the same time quickly provide them with the information they are looking for.
Selectively integrating other media such as graphics, 3D, animation and video enhances the impact and information delivery of your message.
We have experience in many facets of web development including HTML, HTML5, PHP, CakePHP, CSS, Flash, SGL, XML, ColdFusion, JQuery and Java.
The web design process
Web Planning and Strategy.
We consult with you about your business goals, your online experiences, your market, your competitors, and determine the best way to meet your future online business goals.
Before designing the look and feel of a website it’s important to consider the structure and functionality required to determine the best technology solution to use. It should have the ability to evolve over time inline with the growth of the business.
The content of your website is vital both to your customers and search engines; it needs to be considered and well-planned early in the process as this will also influence the final design. The copywriting needs to be good quality, helpful, and informative about the subjects that are important to the business. The use of bullet points and checklists, clear and simple headings, text that answers a potential customer's questions, and a strong call-to-action are all important.
First impressions make a huge difference. Your site must look professional and suit your market. Various design concepts will be explored, to ensure a user-friendly and intuitive interface. After the design concepts are done and you select your favorite, our designers start creating the website and incorporate the content. Good web design is more than just pictures and graphics. It needs to fit well together on the page with a consistent and appealing layout.
At this stage our programmers use their extensive knowledge to take the plans for your site and make them a reality. Coding websites to web standards, for search engine optimisation, and for long term compatibility is our goal.
Domain name registration, website & email hosting
Need to obtain www.yourbusiness.com.au? Echo.3 can secure any domain name that is available.
We can suggest a suitable website hosting company from our selection of preferred companies, depending on your site requirements, or you can choose your own. Once your host is selected we can take over from there and set-up all of the website requirements and email for you.
Content Management System (CMS)
Do you want to manage your own website content?
We have created our own CMS with ease of use in mind – fully customised to suit your website. Manage as little or as much of your website as you like from one single point.
At the design stage you decide which areas you would like to manage – our developers will incorporate the required CMS functionality into the website to function and display as desired, based on the design concept.
We have a range of modules that we customise as required to meet the needs of your business, products/services and site. These included general page content, news, vacancies, testimonials, faq’s, links, seminars, galleries, projects, and many more. If you have something special you would like to do we can create a fully customised solution for you.
We are always happy to update content on your site when required and we respond promptly.
We can create and optimise graphics, format content and add design elements to help your site change and evolve. We have the expertise and eye for detail to add and format content and make changes quickly and efficiently.
Need to streamline your communication with your staff or suppliers?
An intranet is similar to a website but is not available to the general public. It is a secure web environment used within an organisation to share information, operational systems, or computing services. It can help a company distribute information such as news, bulletins, OH&S, manuals and allows easy management from a central point.
We develop easy to use intranet options for document management and control, on-line forms creation and management, training modules and general communications. Often unique in nature these are custom built to requirements.
Do you want to sell your products or services online?
We will analyse your requirements and suggest options for you, from open source software to a fully customised development, from order via an email to complete credit card gateway.
We have developed sites with e-commerce capabilities which have been tailored to the clients requirements and can include paypal and credit card payments.
Online galleries don't close when you lock the door at night...
An online gallery allows the artist/photographer to upload their own digital photos, edit details such as title, price, description, and add/remove works as they are sold using the CMS.
- Would you like to reach more customers?
- Do you want to make it easier for customers to view your gallery?
An easily manageable website can compliment your art endeavour by taking a sample of your art into the homes and offices of your potential customers. You can make it easier for your customers to see your work when it is convenient for them.
Echo.3 has developed successful websites for artists and galleries both in Australia and overseas. Our gallery websites are ideal for the artist or gallery looking to take their business to the next level, and it can be easily tailored to reflect your unique artistic style.