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Ready to engage visitors, lower bounce rates and improve your conversions? Responsive web design could be the tool you need to get visitors clicking. Time and again smart UX design has been shown to improve visitor retention, customer engagement, visitor returns and give online businesses a great big boost. Good old fashioned service looks a little different in the digital age, but putting the customer first is just as important as ever. Our web development agency design and develop for you, but keep your visitor’s experience at the forefront of the process. We’re passionate about UI (User Interface) design. Whatever makes your visitors happy makes us happy too! Whether it’s eye-catching animation or clickable, interactive buttons, we can help you to implement engaging, responsive web design which visitors love.
There are three little words every good web designer loves to hear: User Centered Design. Also referred to as UX (User Experience) design and UI (User Interface) design, the crux of these concepts is creating websites and apps designed around the target user. The goal? Making browsing and buying from a website as intuitive and enjoyable as possible. It’s good for bounce rates, brilliant for improving conversions and great for building customer loyalty. Taking UX design seriously is essential in today’s sophisticated online world. The better the experience your visitors have, the more likely they are to stay on your page, convert, recommend you and return to do business with you again. You wouldn’t return to a shop where the staff were rude and you couldn’t find what you wanted – so why give online customers this poor treatment? If your online business suffers from a high bounce rate or disappointing conversions, it’s time to take a closer look at user experience.
At ViVe Technologies we don’t believe that UX should be an ‘add-on’. We believe user centred design should be fundamental to all good web projects. Every website we build is designed to perform for your visitors and developed to convert for you. With the help of rigorous user testing, intelligently implemented site architecture, slick interface behaviour, smart market analysis and more we build websites with good UX at their heart.
Make your website work your way. We are a web development team with the technical skill and industry insight to take your website to the next level online. Our passion? Building and developing high-functioning websites which perform perfectly for our clients, their visitors and the search engines too. Speed, usability, behind-the-scenes functionality; better online performance means better business all round. So is your site giving the performance of a lifetime? If it isn’t, it’s time to get serious about intelligent web development. Our team of highly skilled web developers work with national and international businesses to help them flourish and grow online, from the word go and with an eye firmly on the future.
…which is why every web development project we undertake is tailor-made and unique – structured to suit you and your business. Our account coordinators and web developers come from all corners of the business world, which puts us in the ideal position to advise and guide the development of your website. Whether you have an existing site already up and running and need extra functionality or want to build a faultless new website from scratch, we have the tools you need to meet your potential online.
We don’t want to bombard you with acronyms, but our technical development whizzes really know their stuff. We love open source technologies and the Linux/Apache/PHP/MySQL stack is our weapon of choice. The frameworks we work with are largely MVC based including PHP, CakePHP, Zend Framework and CodeIgnitor. We’re also experienced with all of the key CMS systems you may be using whether that’s Joomla, WordPress, Drupal or something a little more niche.
…not the other way round. We know how to make those tricky little admin panels work with you, not against you. Usability and functionality are the key ingredients of any good CMS. We work with you to develop a system you can use comfortably, with the sophistication to do, well, everything you need it to – and more! Keep your content fresh, schedule posts, upload downloadable eBooks – we make it easy. No more waiting around for your developers to upload your content. Although, if you ever need us, we’ll be right here to help.
Apps are an exciting marketing tool and they can be brilliant for boosting user experience via mobile, but so few businesses get them right. In fact 80% of ‘branded’ apps out there have been downloaded less than 1000 times. So are you ready to do app development properly? Talk to us about developing successful apps for iOS and Android.
You’d better be. In August 2013 mobile social sharing finally outstripped social sharing via desktop – and where social goes, retail will soon follow. Smartphone ownership is at almost 50% in the UK and more than 16% of users regularly shop using their mobile devices. These figures continue to skyrocket across the UK and the world1. As technology gets smarter and smarter, mobile shopping becomes easier and easier. To stay ahead of the curve, talk to our team about developing a responsive website and keeping up with mCommerce.
Are people talking about your business? They should be. With so many platforms and networks available, there’s no excuse not to be making a splash with social media. Our social-savvy digital marketing gurus will help you to build a strong social presence which gets your visitors involved in your brand and makes sure they’re talking all about you. Our team tweet, like, share, pin and +1 brand to social media stardom. Whether it’s part of a wider SEO campaign or a standalone service, we muster all of our social skills to win you friends, followers, re blogs and fantastic online publicity.
It’s a popularity contest and, if you win, you’ll enjoy significant exposure, customer loyalty and brand engagement. It can be tough work building up a strong social following but, once you’ve made it, you’ll be able to get the word out about new products, special offers and exciting developments in 140 characters and with just one click – that’s cracking, cost-effective digital marketing. Interesting news and fun content spread like wildfire through social channels so make your material relevant and clickable and you could enjoy impressive exposure. The key is selecting the right platforms for your business, growing your loyal band of followers and understanding what gets them sharing…
…so how do you do that? Hot content and regular interaction are crucial. Nobody likes a show-off, which is why it’s just as important to talk about what everybody else is doing as it is to talk about what you brand is up to. ViVe Technologies social team knows how to play by the unspoken rules of each social platform, whether it’s Twitter or Tumblr, Lookbook or Facebook, building a powerful presence with personality which works seamlessly with your brand identity.
Another smart way to get people talking is to give them the tools they need to do just that: talk. A forum will keep commentators and interested customers clicking back to keep up with their contemporaries. Whether it sits inside or external to your website, a flourishing forum is a great resource for any business with big digital ambitions.
Branding Who are you as a business? It’s an important question. If you don’t know, your potential customers won’t know either. To build a strong customer base, enjoy repeat business and benefit from great customer engagement, it’s time to get serious about defining your brand and building your brand identity. Businesses aren’t faceless any more. With the rise of social media, it’s become more important than ever to know what you’re all about and to present a strong, memorable personality to your public. By asking yourself who you are, what you do best, who your target markets are and how you want to be perceived, you’re well on your way to creating a consistent, cohesive and compelling brand. All of this helps your visitors to connect with you on a more personal level, driving sales and boosting customer retention. And that’s where ViVe Technologies come in…
Starting from scratch? Launching a sparkling new product? In need of a brand overhaul? Our multi-talented branding agency can help you to brainstorm, develop, design and define your brand. With expertise in both web and offline media, our insightful team will work with you to build a strong personality for your business. Our process is one part collaboration, one part creativity and one part research. We work closely with you and with our own industry insights to craft every aspect of your new identity; from naming and logo design to defining your key brand messages. With SEO, web design, print design, mobile app development and user experience services all under one roof, we help you present a strong, coherent and cohesive brand which will engage your audience across a very broad ranges of channels.
Colour palettes, typography, email signatures, blog formatting, the voice you write in, your social media presence – these elements lay the foundation of your brand identity. They may seem inconsequential, but it’s the little things which make up the big picture of who you are and why customers should choose you, not your competitors. We provide full, detailed conventions and guidelines to ensure that you and your team are always on brand, slick and professional.
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