Website design agency Bristol, free your website in 2021
Are you looking for a web design agency?
Web design today is constantly developing and changing. You would be surprised how often we come across out-dated websites and disgruntled customers who are desperately seeking web design solutions for a broken site that no longer works as it once did. Red Thread Creative are based in Bristol and specialise in website design and IT solutions that can protect the future of your website and business online.
Todays’ websites should be FREE of the shackles of yesterday’s technology.
More often than not, this is because their developer at the time used systems and standards-compliant coding that have not been regularly updated to meet the requirements for today’s mobile-friendly, cross-platform world. What they are left with is probably still visible but is effectively broken. The only place to go is to re-build the website from scratch; but how do you avoid falling into the same trap again?
Who do I choose as my web developer?
Unbeknown to many customers, is that the “Website Design” agency they paid to design and build their website didn’t actually employ a website designer. They are very often businesses that only “sell” websites and then get any available freelance web developers to do the hard work. This often means that the website development team is not even in the UK but is working in a lower economy country than the UK, offering vastly cut-price services, which often means cutting corners and support. Choosing to have your website made abroad can have serious implications further down the road when additional development is sought after, or when software and technology evolves. Therefore we recommend you seek out a business where you can meet and discuss issues with the designers and developers that will be building your website. At Red Thread Creative, we have in-house website designers and developers that you can meet and discuss your business goals with. Our expertise means that the websites we design and build are bullet-proof and future-proof for many years to come. The best part of choosing Red Thread Creative as your next web design agency is that we are reachable and dedicated to improving our position as one of the best website development agencies in Bristol.
What can happen if I don’t investigate my next web developer?
We recently designed and built a new online shopping website for a small but growing business in Bristol. This client is thankfully now selling their products with ease online for the first time. However, a very tangled string of issues had to be unravelled first. During the initial website development discussions, the client told us a very common story of woe. Their previous web design company couldn’t update or develop the website they’d provided because the web designer they hired as a freelancer had built it using unique coding and then decided to quit and go sell coffee in Switzerland… Unbelievable right? Desperate and abandoned, the client offered more and more money, but was rejected every time. The design company that sold the website simply held up their hands, with the only solution of having to start over. This would mean a large investment was wasted and left the client with no other choice but to either pay for another website to be built or find a different website design company. When we were approached by this client we were happy to talk with them and offered more than a few scenarios for building a brand new bespoke, ecommerce website and online identity using WordPress and Woo Commerce. We advised them how we would help them to create original content, update existing texts, optimise images and pages. Our new client’s team were introduced to our in-house website developers here in Bristol who walked them through the concept for their new website. To our surprise the new client seemed thrilled to be sitting down with the people who actually design and build the websites. They actually told us that they’ve never met a website developer before.
As web design agency in Bristol
The scenario described so far happens quite often and we imagine it must be very hard for any business to start over with a new web design agency having already invested in e-commerce. Paying for a website re-design from scratch is a worst case scenario but it is often better than trying to repair a website that is broken. Just imagine going through this yourself, nightmarish to say the least. Luckily, people are strong and will always find a way to do what it takes to get the job done. In terms of finding the right website design company, it means doing your research. Red Thread Creative can offer scalable web design solutions for having to start over making the financial process more manageable.
Ask the right questions of your prospective website designers or web design agency. Do not let those hip hipsters straight out of university wow you with their design skills. Website design needs to be updatable and future-proofed as much as anything else. So, let’s take a look at what some of the most important questions should be…
How well will my website be supported?
The answer from any reliable website designer should be along the lines of, “all our website’s are supported and maintained via a 365 days a year care package”. If you do not get even close to this answer then look somewhere else. Here at Red Thread Creative we use top of the line managed website hosting that provides a reliable service to deliver websites fast and secure. We monitor all website security and maintenance with scalable monthly or yearly services.
What technology is used to build my website?
Do not be scared to ask this question and if your developer cannot explain and convince you that they are using a robust, reliable, updateable platform for building websites, you guessed it… look somewhere else. Here at Red Thread Creative we use WordPress to build completely bespoke websites, we also use Woo Commerce for all of our ecommerce websites. We find the adaptability of both WordPress and Woo Commerce are amazing and allow us to provided solutions for just about any scenario.
Will my website last long into the future?
This answer should be, YES! Here at Red Thread Creative we decided very early on to adopt a workflow that included WordPress, we new that as a platform that provided clients with content management that it wasn’t going anywhere but up and up in the web design and development world. We have grown with the platform and it has helped us to delivery many websites to happy clients time and time again.
If a web developer or designer resorts to “well we cannot guarantee that”, then look somewhere else. Even though websites might only have a reliable life expectancy of 2.6 years (I know – incredible statistic, but true), there are lots of factors to consider. Without getting too carried away, the technology that built your website should last well into the future and if technology changes, then your website should be able to adapt regardless.
Do you offer security and maintenance packages?
Yes! absolutely! Seems a bit over zealous now that I’ve typed it, but the answer is still yes. Here at Red Thread Creative we offer a 365 day care package that keeps your website updated and working online. Not only do our servers provide security but we also have the option of installing a security application that can block specific countries’ access to your website, whilst monitoring website logins and purchases among many other premium website security services.
If there are any issues with the website at all they are typically remedied within 24 hours of establishing the issue.
We’re passionate about the future of website design
Here at Red Thread Creative we are passionate about everything you need to make a success of taking your business online. We specialise in WordPress development as part and parcel of our marketing communications, dedicating ourselves to businesses around us in Bristol and the rest of the UK. Check us out and you’ll get an idea that we are very proud of the quality of our work. Whether we are helping a website’s search engine optimisation (after all, we might very well be the best SEO agency in Bristol), or designing a new brand identity. Without question, we deliver or improve everything we put our creative minds to.
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