Website Design and Development
Creating Responsive Websites
We know a thing or two about website design and development. Over the years we’ve helped businesses throughout Scotland to grow their online presence.
We have been designing and developing WordPress websites for over 15 years. This combined with our passion for seeing businesses grow, enables us to provide you with a website which is not only commercially functional but has a look and feel which truly represents your business.
We pride ourselves on offering honest and transparent advice on website design and advise on the best solution for each individual business.
We work with a range of small and medium sized businesses both privately and through the Digital Boost scheme provided by Business Gateway.
Hosting & Maintenance
We work with businesses throughout Scotland to improve their online presence. We tailor our website packages to the requirements and complexity of your project.
Website Design and Build
Starting From £2000 +VAT
eCommerce Design and Build
Starting From £4000+VAT
Website Management and Maintenance
At Portal we understand that managing your own website can be time consuming and rather daunting if you have no website experience. If you are looking to have your website managed by Web Design Experts then you need look no further.
Whether it is keeping your website up to date with the latest plugin and theme updates or just wanting to have your contact number changed, our developers will be able to work with you attending to all your needs.
As one of our Website Managed Clients you are able to pick up the phone and call us, or drop an email to one of our Web Developers about the changes that you wish to have made to your website. Below we have listed some of the services that we offer with out Management and Maintenance Packages.
Plugin and Theme Updates
Daily Offsite Backups
Fully Functional eCommerce Websites
At Portal we are able to provide your business with a fully functional eCommerce website allowing you to take your business online and reach a wider audience. Our main eCommerce platform is WooCommerce which provides us with a fully fleshed out selling platform for your business.
With WooCommerce we can build you a fully functional website that allows you to take your store online, allowing you to reach a wider audience with the ability to sell anywhere in the country or abroad. We do like to use WooCommerce as it has its own integration which is our Content Management System of choice although we have got experience with both Squarespace and Wix sites.
We do recommend to all customers that the next stage in improving your business and increasing sales would be to take your store online. By doing this you are allowing your business to reach more customers, gain credibility and beat your competition.
Your Project Lifecycle
1 - Getting to know your business
At this stage we ask for as much information from you as possible as it ensures we can provide a website that fully represents your business. At this stage can also identify any additional media you may need here such as stock images, photography and content for your website pages.
2 - The Creative Process
This is when we get the creative juices following – the design process! We create a mock up of how the homepage of your website will look. This allows us to adapt and alter any features of the homepage.
3 - Development Process
And now we get technical. Our website developer gets under way building your website using the platform WordPress. This allows us to create you something completely bespoke and enhances your SEO efforts.
4 - Testing & Launch
The exciting part! We spend time here ensuring your website is launched in the best way to support your Google efforts. If your website is brand new we can set up your Google Analytics page at this stage and submit your site map to Google so they know where to find your new site!
If you have an existing site it is crucial we put in place redirects from your existing site to ensure you don’t lose any rankings you have with Google. Once your website is ready to go and has been signed off by both you and our company directors, we will launch your website.
5 - Giving You Control
We are very clear on this point – any website which we design and develop for you is yours one your invoice has been settled. We provide you with full admin access which not only gives you full control of the website but also means you can adapt and change it without being reliant on us.
Although we give you full control we recommend keeping us in the loop of any changes or are happy to discuss one of our maintenance contracts if you don’t have the time or expertise to manage the website yourself.
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