Stunning Web Design in Birmingham
Your website needs to make a good impression. It will probably be one of the first places your customers go to find out about your company and decide if they want to do business with you. So it’s crucial that your website design is optimised & designed to be both useful and attractive to your target market. That’s where our web design service can help.
You might be starting up a new business and you need a stunning website to showcase it. Or maybe you’ve been around for a while and your website is starting to show its age. From full site build to contemporary refreshes, KIJO’s top team of designers, developers and marketing experts have the know how you to design a site that works for you and your customers.
Creating your website, building the future
With KIJO, the website design process is all about collaboration. First, we get together over a coffee and discuss the purpose of your website. Are you selling products through the site? Are you trying to build contacts and generate business by advertising your company’s services? Or maybe your site itself will be the product – for example an interactive product builder, subscription service or a booking site.
Once we’re clear on what you want your website to do, we’ll then get to work on making it happen! We plot out the navigation of your site and all the pages on a site map. At this point, we also consider the possible journeys customers could take through your site – called user flows. Next it’s the wireframes, which are essentially the bones of your website. We think it’s really important to get the navigation, structure and functionality right from the start. That way, we can ensure your end product is user-friendly (as well as gorgeous).
After the groundwork is set, it’s time for our design team to get creative – bringing your site to life with fonts, images and colour. Great images can make all the difference to the look and feel of your website. If you don’t have your own images or video, KIJO can provide a full photography and videography service.
We only move onto developing your website once you’ve approved the initial designs (we’re confident you’ll love them!). Every single KIJO website is built to custom specifications but our very own in house developers. So you can be sure your new website is totally tailored to you.
And that’s not the end of it. Because after your website has been built, we’ll test it comprehensively to make sure every click, every page and every function works without a flaw. Even after we’ve hit ‘go’ and launched your new website, we’ll keep an eye out for any niggles that could stop it functioning at its best.
KIJO build websites that get noticed
It’s a congested marketplace out there on the web. So great website design is now about more than stunning visuals and great functionality. You also need a website that will make the most of the newest technology and SEO insights to stay a cut above. Our team of designers, developers and marketing experts make it their business to stay on top of all the latest trends, tips and technologies to make sure your website gets the attention it deserves.
Responsive design is a given – as is compatibility with all devices and browsers. Plus our SEO wizards have plenty of tricks up their sleeves to boost your site up the search results.
Why work with KIJO?
Great company to work with. Having provided us with top class design and consultancy, KIJO are a company that we have a very close relationship with. A very high recommendation from the whole Park-IT team. A really strong, knowledgeable and friendly team.
Technology Lead - Park-IT
We’ve been around a while and we’ve built our fair share of websites. We think we’re pretty good at it – but if you don’t just want to take our word for it, we have plenty of happy customers and successful results to prove it! One thing we’ve learned is that the web is continually evolving. That’s why we make sure we’re evolving with it. From new tech to design trends, you can count on us to give you a contemporary website.
Case study: Adding opulence and ease to Hogarth’s website
We take huge pride in every website we create. And we’re pleased to say that our customers are very happy with what we do.
When we refreshed the website for premium hotel Hogarth’s last year, they were bowled over by the results. Helena Hogarth, the hotel’s owner, said;
“The website KIJO designed for us went beyond anything we could have imagined. It truly reflects the luxury of our Solihull and Stone Manor hotels and guests have commented on how easy it is to find information and book online. I’d recommend KIJO to anyone looking for a website design agency in Solihull”.
Hogarth’s briefed us to create a website that would better reflect the luxury experience guests are treated to at their hotel. They wanted it to be aspirational and entice potential visitors to book.
Of course, we knew that photography would be a key part of the appeal of the website. But we wanted to go a step further. So we created a suite of cinemagraphs – bespoke moving images – for Hogarth’s to give an extra wow factor to their new website. The cinemagraphs entice potential guests with scenes of water lapping gently over the edge of a bath tub in a luxurious ensuite, bubbles floating to the top of a champagne glass and yolk oozing from a freshly poached egg. You can see the final images at hogarths.co.uk.
Hogarth’s previous site was outdated, designed only for desktop use. With people now browsing and booking on mobile and tablet – as well as desktop – it was important to make the site responsive. In fact, every KIJO site is responsive as standard. Responsive websites also perform better in search results and this was key for Hogarth’s in driving their Solihull business. Since using KIJO’s website design services, Hogarth’s have seen an impressive 25% rise in traffic to their site.
We loved creating a gorgeous website for Hogarths, but we also understood the importance of making the booking process effortless for guests. Our web designers created a clean, classy layout for the website, allowing visitors to navigate easily – whether they wanted to spend time browsing the gallery of stunning images, or quickly book a luxurious weekend getaway.
Hogarth’s already have two hotels in Solihull and Kidderminster – with potential for expansion in the future. So for their new website we needed to provide a format that could drive business to the individual properties, whilst enabling customers to discover the full Hogarth’s hospitality offering. A main landing page was created, which then links through to separate websites for each of the properties. The result is a streamlined, easy to use site – and a leg up the search ladder for both hotels.
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