Developing your website. Building the future.
We’ve been developing websites for years – and all of them are as unique as the organisations we’ve created them for. We build beautiful, bespoke websites that meet the needs of your business. Plus all our websites are responsive as standard.
KIJO create unique and usable websites
In our digital age, a website is an absolute must for your business. And not just any website. Today’s consumers won’t tolerate clunky, old fashioned sites. A tech-savvy, time-poor audience demands websites that look great, are a joy to use and ultimate provide the service or information they want. And that’s where our talented team of developers can help.
Web development refers to the process of turning an idea for a website into reality and is the territory of coders and programmers. It’s taking a design, and putting everything in place behind the scenes to build a website that functions without a hitch.
KIJO are experienced in developing a range of online products including:
- eCommerce Stores
- WordPress Themes & Plugins
- Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Web Applications
- Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM)
- 3D Product Builders
- API’s and API Integrations
Every KIJO-designed site is unique – because not one of our customers is the same. We won’t shoehorn your site into an off-the-shelf template. Our in-house developers are crafty at coding and love the challenge of a new web project. So if you can think of it, we can build it!
From an idea – to a brand new website
It all starts with an idea – the reason behind building a website and how you want your customers to engage with it. We think it’s important to get to know you, your company and your goals before we get started – so we can get it right from the word go.
After a chat about your ambitions for your website or web product, it’s over to our web designers and developers to get cracking.
We always start with a sitemap, which helps to plot out the key pages of your site and how they are linked by the navigation. Next up, wireframes. These are basically your site’s skeleton. It’s about making sure we’ve blocked out the page layout, navigation and functions before adding the fancy bits!
Getting the fundamental structure of the site perfect before moving onto the design is really important. Having a great looking website is no use to you if it doesn’t work seamlessly for your visitors.
Throughout the stages of development we keep in touch with you to make sure we’re heading towards your objectives. After you’ve approved the wireframes, our designers can populate the design with style, colour and font. By now our coders are itching to get their hands on the project! So it’s over to them.
Coding customised to you
Your website will be coded to replicate the designs approved during the initial stages. This is also the point of the process where we’ll usually build your tailored design into a CMS (Content Management System) – for example WordPress. This has a number of advantages. Even for non-techy types, WordPress is a really user friendly CMS – so building it in gives you the option to manage aspects of your website in house in the future. (Of course, we can take on all your site updates if you prefer). Another bonus is that search engines love WordPress sites. WordPress sites tend to do very well at ranking on SERPs because they’re well structured and updated regularly.
Our developers love getting their hands on the latest tech. They really know their stuff and have knowledge in a diverse range of programming languages including:
- Ruby on Rails
When building anything you need the right tool for the job – and websites are no different. Our knowledge of various frameworks and toolkits means we can create consistently excellent products:
- Node & NPM
- Twitter Bootstrap
- Zurb Foundation
Building better online experiences
At the heart of a great website lies a great user experience. So it’s handy that our team know a thing or two about UX design. UX (User Experience) design is all about giving visitors to your site a better online experience, by making your website simpler and more enjoyable to use.
When it comes to building websites, KIJO’s developers have the trendiest tech at their fingertips. Plus they’re brilliant at applying all that knowhow to create effective UX design. Over the years we’ve also built up a comprehensive database of information that gives us accurate insight into what makes a memorable online experience. It’s this sought-after combination of technical skill and industry knowledge that enables us to build better online experiences for your customers – and keep them coming back for more.
We’re perfectionists here at KIJO. Every site we create is perfected to the best of our ability, and we’re proud of what we do. Part of this means testing your new website before we release it into the wild world of the web. Checks include:
- Real world website testing
- Speed and performance tests
- Browser, device & platform testing
- A/B split testing
- Heat maps
- Eye tracking
- Stress and breakage tests
Based on the results of the testing process, we’ll keep improving your site until we (and most importantly, you) are completely satisfied. Even after your site is live, we won’t just leave you to it! We’ll keep an eye on things to troubleshoot any glitches and make sure your site is meeting your objectives.
Building in SEO
After living and breathing your web project, we’re as keen for it to get noticed as you are! That’s why we ensure Search Engine Optimisation is built in throughout the coding and development process. One of the most fundamental aspects of this is making sure your site works well across all devices. KIJO websites are built responsive as standard – so your customers can interact with your brand wherever they are.
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