Front End Development
What’s the distinction between a nice looking website and an excellent user experience? more often than not it’s within the delicate ways in which a user moves about and interacts with a site, when forms appear only if required, buttons pulse or react at appropriate times, pages update while not having to entirely reload, subtle feedback is provided once the user clicks or submits a form.
All this contributes towards a seamless, painless user experience. Our front end developers live and breathe the code and techniques that help create websites engaging and a joy to use.
- Hand coded, artisan-levels of attention to detail
- Minimal, clean and acceptable uses of code to boost the user experience
- Responsive style
Ever tried to use a web site on a smartphone or tablet that forces you to zoom in and scroll around with great care you can browse the content? Not an excellent experience is it? while most websites are designed to be ‘responsive’, it’s less common to find sites that are properly thought of from a ‘mobile first’ principal.
What we have a tendency to mean by this is that if you consider content and functionality to be vital no matter what device a user is on, then it is smart to work and plan from the lowest common denominator 1st and set up what a user will want from a mobile device first.
What’s the most vital pieces of content or functionality they need to ascertain on a tiny mobile screen? Is it that vast, screen sized banner image that everyone seems to assume is so important? probably not.
We design a website from the ground up to contemplate how a site may progressively enhance depending on the size of screen a site is being viewed on. The extra space we have the more we would be ready to show but never at the expense of purposeful information or calls to action.
- Works on all devices regardless of their screen size
- Designed from a mobile fundamental principle – everyone gets to see the vital stuff
- Progressive enhancement enabling a richer user experience on larger screwed devices
- Open source Development
The Open source Community works together to make code that’s freely available to anyone who desires to use it. Nearly all the sites we tend to build use open source Content Management Systems, which implies that whilst you are given a web site with a strong, versatile CMS, you don’t purchase any software package licensing costs, instead you acquire our professional time to put together and design the site to your actual specification.
The additional advantage is that if you’re not using proprietary code the less liable you are to being secured into any one agency who’s code you rely on.
- Cost effective, no initial or current licence fees
- Very versatile and customisable
- Larger development community provides greater security and future development for everybody