Take a look at all the different types of sites there are!
Various types of websites and an explanation with pros and cons.
Learn more about mobile websites
5 Reasons to have a mobile web site
Mobile websites explained in more detail:
With over 2 billion people worldwide possessing smartphones, it would be silly not to get your business a mobile-compatible website. Mobile websites load much quicker than conventional ones, optimising content for simplistic browsing. There is no need to pinch and zoom; it can be tiring to navigate around a small mobile screen looking for the required content. Nine times out of ten, online traffic will leave your website if not optimised correctly.
Mobile websites appear similar to apps; the content has been reduced to take visitors to their intended destination quickly. If the mobile site has been designed and constructed correctly, visitors will purchase, download or book your product or service.
While the older generations are trying to keep up with all this new technology, the younger generations spend billions with their mobile phones. They search for local businesses, train times, servicemen, browsing for their next holiday, keeping up with news, tweeting, and Facebooking. The list is endless.
Mobile phones are accessing the internet much more than conventional PCs, hence the need for businesses to embrace this new technology to avoid missing out on recent sales.
Learn more about parallax websites
5 Reasons to have a parallax website
Parallax sites explained in more detail:
Is a Parallax website the correct type for me and my business?
If you can say yes to any of the following questions, then a Parallax website may be what you need!
- Do you have a new product that needs marketing in the limelight?
- Are you advertising an event?
- Are you promoting something?
- Are you looking to give your clients the WOW factor?
- Are you looking for a landing page for your email marketing campaigns?
Learn more about responsive websites
5 Reasons to have a responsive website
Responsive websites explained in more detail:
Responsive websites are the latest kid on the block regarding what type of website I should create for my business!
Responsive websites respond to the size of the device that is viewing them. These sites are built on a grid that, when seen on a thin smartphone screen, will change dimension to fit neat and snug on the net. The website content reveals itself when viewed in lovely rich snippets of content that will inevitably take the web visitors to the desired section of your site.
Depending on how the responsive site gets built, it will load very quickly on tablet & smartphone screens and works exceedingly well on search engines. This yields applicable Google listings if the pages have been developed and designed correctly.
With more and more people buying tablets and smartphones, the need to have your business website compatible and optimised for these devices should be at the top of your online priority list!
Learn more about Sage Integrated e-commerce websites
5 Reasons to have a Sage integration e-commerce website
Sage Integrated E-commerce websites explained in more detail:
Sage is a multinational enterprise software suite that is the 3rd largest of its kind, with over 6 million customers worldwide. Sage is the biggest supplier of accounting-based software to smaller businesses.
Sage performs a variety of in-house functions for the business owner. That is carried out on a PC in your back office or by your accountant, depending on how you set up your Sage software and what modules you bought, which dictates the kind of web solution you need. It is not for everybody, especially if you do not use Sage as your back-office software!
An example of what automatic Sage Integrations we can develop into your e-commerce web-shop:-
- (eBay/Amazon/Play) Connection
- Download sales information
- Mark orders as dispatched
- Upload stock levels
- Create customers and Invoice
- Picking and Packing Lists
- Print address labels
- Customer dispatch notes
- Map SKUs & Stock levels
- Analyse performance & profitability
- Create Individual invoices
- Create individual orders
- Calculate VAT liability
- Trigger re-order levels
- Supplier Purchase Orders
Batch upload multiple products at the touch of a button, Update existing products by SKU or Product Code, Upload name, SKU, description, price, stock and images.
Learn more about e-commerce websites
5 Reasons to have an e-commerce website
E-commerce sites explained in more detail:
ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS
Once your webshop is online and ready to start selling, there are many ways to market your shop. By creating your own accounts, you can use all the social media platforms to start advertising, whether paid ads or organically. You can also create listings on websites like Wayfair and Etsy. There are hundreds of ways to do self-promotion to attract new business to your e-commerce shop.
The beauty about running an e-commerce store is that you can give your customer an effortless way of browsing your products, keeping it simple and not over-complicating customers with a complex, challenging-to-navigate experience. If your physical location has erratic opening times or is always out of stock, you can have a webshop that your customers can order from, making their life simple by always calling products.
TRADE WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING- 24/7
Websites are a fantastic way of floating around online, attracting customers who purchase online no matter the time of day. We can set up multiple currencies and translate your site into any language you wish. Imagine if you could be earning money while you are sleeping! Indeed this is the ultimate goal for any e-commerce webshop. We can set up your webshop to sell your products worldwide.
Learn more about Content Managed Product/Catalogue Websites
5 Reasons to have a Content Managed Product/Catalogue Website
Content Managed Product/Catalogue websites explained in more detail:
A CMS Product website is what it says on the tin! CMS or Content Management System is the administration software that integrates your site. You log in with a username and password and then start uploading images of your products, product descriptions and product information. You can choose a product enquiry button for each product or a specific call to action (CTA), whether a telephone number, email address or questionnaire.
A CMS product website can be set up before you decide to start trading online. The only difference between this type of website and a selling site is that there is no payment gateway, so that no one can purchase anything from this website. When you have created a client base that visits your site regularly, you may decide to upgrade to an e-commerce-style website. Upgrading will involve bolting on a shopping cart or payment gateway. This will allow users to purchase your products instead of just looking at them. There will be some design changes to incorporate. Prices and specific functions will enable the facility to buy goods from your CMS Product website, add a payment gateway, and design the checkout pages.
Many Mediatopia clients opt for a CMS Product website as their first website. They can start to build a customer marketing database and understand how online works, and then when they are ready, we entirely upgrade the site, and it is a seamless transition.
Learn more about Content Managed Brochure Websites
5 Reasons to have a Content Managed Brochure website
Content Managed Brochure websites explained in more detail:
CMS Brochure websites are the first style or type of site you have for your business. A brochure website is an overview of your business, what it is, where you are, and your product or service. It is usually like a glamorous business card that intrigues your prospective clients about you as a new company. As your business grows, this type of website usually makes way for a CMS Product or eCommerce website.
Again, CMS or Content Management System is the software you control to change, edit or upload information that appears on the website.
Learn more about Static Websites
5 Reasons to have a static website
Static websites explained in more detail:
A static website is a website that cannot be edited by using a content management system. Once the site has been designed, there are only a few ways to change content. One way is to get FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access to the server and make changes to the files yourself. Another way is to have a support contract with the company that created your website and ask them to make the changes for you. You need specific HTML, CSS and image editing skills to make changes yourself.
By having a static website a lot more, creativity can be used with the layout of the design. There is no web editing software implemented. Whoever makes your site can have more flexibility with the appearance of the design. This may or may not be the right choice when deciding to have a website created for your business. It could be the ideal choice if you do not have time to look after or manage a website yourself.