No longer the sole preserve of the “webmaster”—usually somebody in the IT department who felt like taking on the job, or the nephew who was “good with computers”—developing sites and services for the Web has become a serious software engineering discipline. Today’s multi-device websites, or “responsive” as the fashionable nomenclature would have it, are a technical challenge in themselves, and that’s before you consider integration with a CMS (WordPress, Drupal et al.), performance (network optimisation, browser rendering and so on), accessibility (ARIA) and many other issues too numerous to mention.
At Dgtl we take all of these things and many more in to consideration when building websites and associated tools and services for our clients, so you can be assured that the finished product not only looks great, but is also engineered to the highest standards.
We’ve been building Wordpress themes and plug-ins for as long as we can remember (well, almost), and it remains a firm favourite with our designers and developers here at Dgtl HQ.
Despite its heritage as a blogging tool, WordPress has gone from strengh to strength in recent years to become a good all-round CMS platform, and is particularly well suited for small to medium sized blogging and marketing sites. The content creating and editing tools are feature rich and user friendly, and in our view are WordPress’ single biggest strength.
We’re also big fans of the Yoast SEO plugin, which is an essential tool for understanding both how your site’s pages will be seen by search engines, and ensuring they are fully optimised for your target keywords.
We’ve been designing interactive applications for two decades and mobile applications since the birth of the iPhone and touch screen devices over a decade ago.
We’ve helped businesses of all sizes realise their ideas and create mobile applications from simple data tracking apps, to social gaming apps and online booking systems.
All our mobile apps have the user at the center. Without a great user experience, your app will not be used more than once and its poor user experience will be a reflection of your brand. If I find it hard using your app what will that tell me about the rest of your business?
Native apps mean we create an app for each device. iPhone, Android, Desktop etc etc
Progressive web app means we use web technologies and develop once for all devices.
In some cases, it makes sense to create a native mobile app. This may be because the app is designed to be used by a closed group in your business and you know the target device required. It may be that a core feature is required from the target device. However, in our experience, we have found time and time again that a progressive web app is more suited to our client’s needs. Why is this the case? Simple, you build once and deliver everywhere. We use web standards to build your mobile app which can then utilise the web browser on any device. It doesn’t matter if it’s an iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note or even a Chrome book. Your clients will enjoy the same consistent user experience no matter their chosen device.