STW Design

At STW Design we make beautiful websites. It’s a fine balance between art and science.

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We have the perfect recipe for responsive, standout websites for any screen: desktop or mobile.

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Keep your security tight and your content fresh. Send us anything from small text changes to complete redesigns.

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Attract a qualified audience of ready-to-buy leads using one of our monthly promotion plans.

We’re ready to launch, support and boost your company’s digital presence.

Passion, a sense of fun, and a serious commitment to our clients’ online success* are what fuels us. *And caffeine. Caffeine is very important.

Website design & Development

What do you get when you combine responsive design, intuitive organization, easy navigation and effective optimization? A SeeThrough Web website design. Already have a design and just need some help bringing it to life? We’ve got you covered.

Website Updates & Maintenance

Think of us as your site-sitters.
With our maintenance packages, your website security, design, and content will be maintained and updated frequently or just occasionally: the choice is yours.

Site Promotion & Digital Marketing

If your website were a town, would it have empty streets and tumbleweeds? Our promotion plans, which use a crafty combination of search engine optimization, paid advertising, social media updates, and content creation, will keep your website humming with qualified traffic.

Agency Services

We partner with designers and agencies to breathe life into their websites. Whether your client is a startup, a small niche player, or a multinational conglomerate, you can rely on us to respect your design, your relationship, and your client.

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4 Reasons Why Your Local UK Business Needs a Website

4 Reasons Why Your Local UK Business Needs a Website

Small businesses often have the idea that they are too small to need a website. Many of the local businesses don’t have websites because that is what they think or because they don’t have the time or funds to create one. No matter the size, your business needs a website. There are many different options to choose from and the simple and straightforward ones are not that expensive. You can even create one yourself if you don’t have another option. This is why your business needs a website:

1. You can sell further than local

With online businesses and advertising being the way to go today, many local businesses have lost customers. It is easier for people to just go online and find what they want. For this reason, it is very important to have an online presence so you can still reach your audience. It also helps you to do business with people further afield. What you lose locally, you can make up with customers from elsewhere.

2. You can show off and sell instantly

We live in a time where people want to know what they are buying and they also want it immediately. Your website is the ideal place to show your products or services through pictures, slideshows, portfolios, or similar tools. If you can make your products or services available to buy online, you will do even better as people want it now.

3. You can communicate with new and existing customers

A website is not just for advertising your business. It is also a great way to stay in touch with your customers and communicate through emails, newsletters, etc. You can also offer special deals and vouchers on your website which will keep them coming back and staying loyal.

4. You can get feedback from your customers

Feedback is very important to stay on top of what your customers want and need. It is also a good way to learn about and understand areas where you can improve, adjust, or expand. Customer feedback can help you improve your business and how you operate.

These four things will make a major difference in your business and your results.

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Web Design Company

4 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Web Design Company

Having a website for your business is essential if you want to be successful in today’s environment. If you need a new website or would like to update or overhaul your existing website, it is good to hire a web design company. Before you hire them, however, you need to consider a few things.

What do need for your website?

To answer this question, you need to know what you want your website to say and what you want to accomplish. You need to know how much money you can put into this design. You also need to make a list of features, needs, and requirements that the website must have. This will give you and the developers a clear idea of what is needed and what is possible within your budget.

What is your timeframe like?

Building a website is not something that happens overnight, especially not if you want a large site with all the bells and whistles. You need to have a timeframe in which it must be finished. You also need to consider whether you will be doing of any of the work yourself and how much of your time that will take.

What is the company’s process?

Before you hire a company, find out about their process of web design. A company who has a clear process and is able to give a reasonable timeline and when certain parts of the process will be delivered is the best type. If you approach a company and they cannot give you a clear process, steer clear.

What do they offer?

Many businesses are looking to redesign their websites to have better SEO so they can receive better results. This means that you would need a company that specialises in SEO, content management systems, and other related processes and features. Make sure that the company you hire offers the services that you need.

Obviously, you need to also consider the cost of the whole process. Get quotes from different companies and then make your choice. Choose the company that offers everything or at least the most of what you want and need from your website.

3 Benefits of Having a Mobile-Friendly Website

3 Benefits of Having a Mobile-Friendly Website

Tablets, smartphones, gaming devices, and other mobile devices have made it a necessity to have a website that is mobile-friendly. Statistics are showing that more people are accessing web content through mobile devices than through computers or laptops. This means that your website may be looked over or may lead to a poor experience if it does not work on mobile devices. If you want your website to perform well on search engines and also be user-friendly, you need to make it mobile-friendly. Here are some benefits of having a mobile-friendly website:

Improved user experience – People are sending each other links on instant messages and social media everyday. Most of it happens on mobile devices. If your website is not mobile-friendly, it will appear as a mess of unorganised buttons and words. Users will not visit the website again and they will walk away with a bad impression of your business. If your site loads fast on mobile and is intact and easy to use, you will reach more people and convert a lot of visitors to sales.

Faster load speed – A website that is mobile-friendly will load faster than one that isn’t. Time is of the essence when it comes website visitors as they want it fast and they want it easy. A faster loading speed means that your site visitors won’t have to wait for the site to load and won’t get frustrated because it doesn’t load at all.

Better Google results – What Google says, we do. If you want a successful website that draws customers and makes your business a success, you need to do what Google says. Being mobile-friendly is part of what Google’s latest algorithm looks for when it ranks websites. To improve your chances for higher rankings on search engines, you need to have a mobile-friendly website.

The bottom line is that you need to be mobile-friendly to have the best success with your website. People want fast, mobile, and efficient. If their first experience is unpleasant, they are unlikely to return.

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