We carefully design, develop, and thoroughly test your new dream website

Development wise, we can tackle just about anything, new projects, maintenance, makeovers and more.
On this page we have focused on out two main types of projects – Ecommerce websites (or product / service listings), and General information websites.

Ecommerce Websites

Slashdot Web development work with you closely to create a unique and successful Ecommerce website that meets your exact specifications. Using a combination of WordPress and WooCommerce we create a project that can achieve just about any result and connect to a myriad of external services and systems. Each website is carefully constructed to be fast and SEO friendly, smartly designed (from both a visual and content perspective), easy to use and importantly – Easy to manage.

General Inclusions

  • Complete setup of a fully up and running website including design, coding and testing, domain name & hosting configuration, payment systems, shipping configuration, security and email setup .
  • Each website created is your property: You have complete access to all code and content. Apart from any hosting, domain registration and any optional paid themes or plugins, there are no ongoing fees to access and use your system.
  • Unique, functional design: Using your ideas and comments during the design and documentation stage we work hard to create a website that is unique, visually attractive, intuitive, and easy to navigate.
  • WordPress / WooCommerce powered functionality: These systems provide a wealth of inclusions to your online store including coupons, advanced reporting and analytics, standard / guest accounts, advanced shipping, many payment options, news, search systems, specials, the ability to sync data to other systems (like POS), product options, downloadable products and so much more with the power of WordPress addon plugins.
  • SEO friendly and fast: We will work with you to create search engine friendly content tied to relevant content. Things we take into consideration are page names and titles, links, headings, meta data descriptions, general content, website efficiency, image compression, caching and much more.
  • Training: Usually via a virtual video session or over the phone, we run you through all aspects of your website including admin and CMS systems to configuring your email.
  • Support: Our included support continues for a year after your website has been successfully completed. This includes ALL aspects of your job including bug fixing, CMS system help, hosting, domain name queries, payments systems, plugin enquiries, template questions, email and much more.

Some of the potential options

  • Products can contain options (with different pricing)
  • Products can be virtual (downloadable)
  • Integration with your POS (or other system) – Sync data from other systems
  • Integration with instant payments such as Apple Pay
  • Ability to share and report data with products like Google Analytics
  • FAQ and help-based systems
  • Coupons systems
  • Wishlist
  • Complex Product Searches
  • Items in Cart Notifications
  • Newsletter systems
  • Product Videos
  • Quoting and Enquiry systems
  • Automated shipping calculations
  • Booking systems
  • Advanced security Options
  • Online chat systems
  • Marketing Popups
  • And far more…

General Information Websites

Experts in all things WordPress, we work with you throughout the process to create a modern, easy to use custom designed website that converts into real leads. Your new project can contain just about anything including image galleries, video, slideshows, quoting and enquiry systems, news and newsletters, mapping, links to external systems and much more. Every website is meticulously crafted to be speedy and SEO friendly and easy to manage.

General Inclusions

  • Complete setup of a fully up and running website including design, coding and testing, domain name & hosting configuration, security and email setup .
  • Each website created is your property: You have complete access to all code and content. Apart from any hosting, domain registration and any optional paid themes or plugins, there are no ongoing fees to access and use your system.
  • Unique, functional design: Using your ideas and comments during the design and documentation stage we work hard to create a website that is unique, visually attractive, intuitive, and easy to navigate.
  • WordPress powered functionality: WordPress combined with your theme choice provide a wealth of inclusions to your website including pages, posts (news), comments, media, forms, and so much more with the power of WordPress addon plugins.
  • SEO friendly and fast: We will work with you to create search engine friendly content tied to relevant content. Things we take into consideration are page names and titles, links, headings, meta data descriptions, general content, website efficiency, image compression, caching and much more.
  • Training: Usually via a virtual video session or over the phone, we run you through all aspects of your website including admin and CMS systems to configuring your email.
  • Support: Our included support continues for a year after your website has been successfully completed. This includes ALL aspects of your job including bug fixing, CMS system help, hosting, domain name queries, plugin enquiries, template questions, email and much more.

Some of the potential options

  • Image & Video Galleries
  • Animations
  • Slideshows
  • Before / After Images
  • Sync data from other systems
  • Downloadable Files
  • Customer login systems
  • Mapping systems
  • Ability to share and report data with products like Google Analytics
  • Complex tables
  • FAQ and help-based systems
  • Complex Searches
  • Newsletter systems
  • Quoting and Enquiry systems
  • Booking systems
  • Advanced security Options
  • Online chat systems
  • Marketing Popups
  • Social media integration
  • And much more…

Systems, software, plugins & themes we commonly use

The website development process

Design & Document

Preliminary discussion’s / quote - NO charge

1.

Preliminary discussion / meeting:
Through a phone conversation, meeting or email we will narrow down the basics of your new project. Topics include: What do you want your website to do, how will it look and how will it operate. The more information and ideas you pass on, the more accuracy we can provide in next steps.

2.

Rough quote:
Based on our initial contact, we will email you a rough quote giving you a ballpark idea on how much you project may cost and when we can complete this. This will also include a basic write-up of the pages and systems required for your job as well as any optional layout diagrams.

Final design & documentation - Charging commences

3.

Feedback – Amendments / Further discussion:
Charging commences from this stage. Here we make amendments to Step 2 / Step 3 if required. Otherwise we continue to Step 4.

4.

Home page – Full colour mock-up:
The fun parts starts! Based on your discussion and optional layout diagrams we send you a full colour home page mock-up. This mock-up will be an exact replication of how your new home page could look, with example text and image(s).

5.

Further pages / systems – Full colour mock-up(s):
Providing you have more than one page, we continue with mock-ups, otherwise you move to step 7. Based on your discussion and optional layout diagrams we send you full colour mock-ups of further pages and systems. These mock-ups will be an exact replication of how your new pages could look, with example text and image(s).

Work commences

6.

Setup test website:
This is where is starts to get real! We setup a staging website and give you access to a special link where you can see your website being built (when we start coding in Step 7).

7.

Coding and testing:
We start coding and testing your systems, databases and content. As we work through this, we will email you reports on our progress and also give you access to a special link that allows you to view and use your live website whilst it is being built.

Final tasks

8.

Final data input / content completion:
We input final data and content.

9.

Final testing:
Now the website is complete and fully populated with content we give it one last final test. We test for browser incompatibilities, bugs and general glitches.

10.

Completion / Go Live:
We take your website Live and do a last round of extensive testing.

11.

Final training / Documentation:
We will take you through the live website and how to use your new Content Management system (Usually handled through Virtual meetings). Depending on the complexity of your system and your learning ability we may need to arrange more than one training session (included in our pricing)

Beyond completion – How do we look after you?

The often forgotten step – After sales support!
All jobs we undertake come with 12 months of support after completion of your project. Here are a few details on what we will help you with

  • Content Management System help including uploading images, downloadable files and general enquiries.
  • Any bugs, problems or typos you come across. Of course these will be rare!
  • Help with hosting, email, domain names (although help may be limited if you have purchased hosting or domain names via another business).
  • Support to any external systems connected to your website including shipping and payment system’s, plugins, theme updates and more.
  • General enquiries on anything website related!

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