Website design and development, user experience driven solutions

Our talented web design and development solutions team is focused on designing and creating seamless and engaging digital experiences for clients across Lancashire and beyond. They also support our digital marketing team by creating stunning graphics for PPC, social media and email marketing campaigns.

Social Graphics

Creating and designing unique graphics for social media campaigns across many platforms.

Digital Design UI

Creating detailed wireframes, style guides and slick interactive web prototypes for clients to view.

Web Development

Building and maintenance of client websites. Ensuring speed, reliability and performance.

User Experience UX

Enhancing the experience people have while interacting with your digital product or service.

Mobile website design homepage mockup
Mobile website design front page mockup
website landing page
Mobile wedding website design mockup
Mobile property website design mockup
website navigation on mobile
mobile school website
attractions mobile website

Web Design project workflow

Every digital project follows our tried and tested project workflow. This system helps to break down tasks into manageable chunks as part of a bigger job. We start by defining what the client wants and then work towards creating a web site design solution that accurately meets the original vision.

  • 1

    Exploration,
    Analysis & Strategy

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  • 2

    Design
    & Implementation

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  • 3

    Marketing
    & Promotion

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    Review and
    Optimise

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  • 5

    Maintain

Our website design workflow

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User Interface Design (UI)

UI Design is primarily about the visual aspects of a product interface including buttons, icons, typography, spacing, colour choices and interactive elements too. We strive to design an effective and tailored UI that is screen size responsive, easy to control and enjoyable to use. We can also adapt and design ecommerce templates such as those used by the popular WooCommerce platform.

What we do

  • Building Wireframes
  • Defining Style Guides
  • Visual Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Prototyping
  • User Testing

Digital design UI

Web development expertise

Web development is the building, creation and maintenance of websites. It’s aspects cover programming, any ecommerce functionality, publishing, database and server management. Whilst WordPress fulfils the vast majority of our client needs, we have website development expertise in many other CMS platforms.

Front end

A front-end developer takes care of layout that reflects the design. These can include fonts, colours, menus and contact forms using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and React.

Back end

The back-end developer engineers what is going on behind the scenes. They make sure everything continues to run smoothly via regular testing and audits.

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User Experience (UX)

User Experience (UX) Design refers to an end users interaction with a digital product and how it made them feel about the process. UX design is less about how something looks but is more concerned with how it actually works. Our digital agency team understand this, delivering usable and relevant solutions that suit a multitude of business requirements.

Product research

Our UX agency design team use this to kick off for any UX design project. This essential stage in the process guides our designers to make evidence based decisions rather than making user assumptions.

Creating personas

Another early step in the process is to identify the key users and generate personas that closely represent them. This task helps teams to keep focus on the target demographic and their specific needs. 

User Experience (UX)

Technical and On-site SEO

The SEO of your website determines how well your website will rank on search engines such as Google and Bing. We always endeavour to bake good technical SEO practices into every website development project from the start. Therefore, once your new website is launched and coupled with our SEO web services, it stands the best chance of ranking well against your competitors keywords.

Technical SEO

The technical SEO covers aspects such as page speed, mobile responsiveness and ensuring any functionality works as it should. Our SEO specialists ensure that every webpage has a title, meta description and appropriate image ‘alt’ tags.

On-site SEO

On-site SEO refers to your actual website content. Critically, how relevant is your content to the user queries. Our experts can advise you on revising your content and organic keywords to get the best search engine rankings possible.

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SEO Web Services

Creative social media graphics

With the explosion in social media marketing for businesses big and small, we are here to help you stand out from your competitors. So together with our web marketing team, we can help you create a winning digital marketing strategy supported with social media graphics and responsive HTML emailers that grab your customers’ attention.

Get those conversions

Our digital designers have a deep understanding of the various graphic formats required by social platforms and email clients. They know the pitfalls and mistakes that people make when creating social media graphics and emailers. Our digital designers will be more than happy to advise you of the best way forward.

Social media graphics screenshots

Social media graphics

FAQs

  • How long does it take to build a new website?MinusMinus

    The length of time needed to build a new website depends entirely on the overall size of the website. A website with a 1,000 pages will take significantly longer to build than a 8 page brochure website.

  • Absolutely! An important approach is to do it sensitively to ensure your reasons for a redesign are valid. This ensures the success of the project from a return of investment point of view.

  • With have a range of retainers for ongoing support and maintenance so we are never far away if you need any help. We would regularly test and audit your website to keep an eye on metrics such as page speed.

  • Yes. More people than ever are accessing websites on their mobile phones so if your website does not display correctly on a mobile device that is a large part of your audience lost. A responsive website is an absolute most these days and every single website we create will be responsive.

  • Of course! We have web marketing and social media specialists ready to assist you with any social media or digital marketing campaigns to drive traffic towards your website and more importantly, getting those all important conversions and sales.

  • Achieving a Google ranking on the first page is very difficult, in the past it was relatively easy to achieve. Nowadays, it is much more challenging and getting SEO wrong can actually damage your reputation and rankings. However, our expert SEO consultants and specialists have all the tools and expertise they need to maximise you chances of achieving a high ranking.

Lets make something great together

Looking to build a winning website, upgrade your company signage or build an eye-catching exhibition solution, Heckford would love to hear more.












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