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Website design and web development

WebActiv specialise in a complete line of brand design, website design and web development services grounded on the synergistic integration of three core disciplines: design, marketing and technology.

This methodology is based around understanding your business needs and working with you to achieve a consultative solution; a blend of our industry experience and disciplines with an in-depth understanding of your design and ebusiness objectives.

Make your Web presence felt:

Using our uniquely integrated, consultative approach, WebActiv has designed web solutions for both established corporations and SME's. These have included: Absolute, Manchester Chamber Enterprises (ChamberLink), Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office, PPC Worldwide, Outerbay, UNICAM, Actel, Avocent and Courture.

Need a quote for a web project or discuss outsourcing? I'm available for hire.
Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your requirements.

Web graphic design portfolio

WebActiv explores all elements of creativity, including typography, form, content, arrangement and illustration. This enables us to create unique, immersive brand experiences that deliver coherent, user centric information while still reflecting client vision.

  • Logo design
  • Brochureware
  • Letter head design
  • Business card design
  • Complimentslip design

Website design

The best web design enables the client's message to be delivered to their target audience with clarity and impact. Sensorial visual design achieves this goal by encompassing those components that most engage the user's senses: visual, audio and animation.

WebActiv web design services explorers all visual, time-based and auditory design elements in order to successfully create a mood and present you e-business with clarity and impact

  • Generate trust
  • Drive customer satisfaction and retention
  • User centric approach to web design

Services

  • Website concept design
  • Graphic design
  • Website prototyping
  • Interactive "flash" based interface design

Website Accessibility

Website accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. More specifically, Web design accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.

  • They may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
  • They may have difficulty reading or comprehending text.
  • They may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
  • They may have a text-only screen, a small screen, or a slow Internet connection.
  • They may not speak or understand fluently the language in which the document is written.
  • They may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands are busy or interfered with (e.g., driving to work, working in a loud environment, etc.).
  • They may have an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser, or a different operating system.

Web sites vary in the amount of retrofitting that they need to conduct in order to ensure web accessibility. Key factors that affect this effort include the size and complexity of the website as well as the skills of the accessible web developers and the tools they utilize. Webactiv offers a comprehensive web accessibility evaluation, followed by a prioritization of issues detailing what needs to be addressed, followed by an implementation strategy.

Fixing inaccessible websites can require significant effort, especially sites that were not originally "coded" properly with standard XHTML markup, and sites with certain types of content such as multimedia.

WebActiv is one of the few companies to offer 100% W3C compliant sites:

  • Conformance to web programming guidelines. Valid XHTML and CSS
  • Conformance to web accessibility guidelines set by the W3C
  • Improve search engine positioning

Services

  • Accessible web development with standard XHTML and CSS markup
  • Website re-development or retro-fitting for accessibility
  • Ongoing site maintenance

Accessibility review

  • Images and animations: Use the alt attribute to describe the function of each visual.
  • Image maps. Use the client-side map and text for hotspots.
  • Multimedia. Provide captioning and transcripts of audio, and descriptions of video.
  • Hypertext links. Use text that makes sense when read out of context. For example, avoid "click here."
  • Page organization. Use headings, lists, and consistent structure. Use CSS for layout and style where possible.
  • Graphs and charts. Summarize or use the longdesc attribute.
  • Scripts, applets, and plug-ins. Provide alternative content in case active features are inaccessible or unsupported.
  • Frames. Use the noframes element and meaningful titles.
  • Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize.
  • Validate. http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG

Information design

Content needs to be properly organised and structured, based on the purpose of communicating the message and the needs of the appropriate audience. Information design has been described as sense making, way finding, strategies for communicating information and even the development of a new visual language.

WebActiv creates information experiences by understanding, organising and arranging information in consistent, meaningful and valuable ways.

  • Promote user satisfaction through a unified and consist web presence
  • Identify the full and valid completion of specific user tasks
  • Apply real-world user scenarios and improve your customer acquisition
  • Content-centric approach to design

Services

  • Site architecture
  • Information hierarchies
  • Navigation structure
  • Site-mapping
  • Wire frame development

Freelance clients

Actel
Reed Exhibitions
Butlins
CIWF
Chamber Link
Courture
Caerphilly Tourism
Avocent
Go Chicago
FIRST
Jetsave
JH
Knowles
Laird Technologies
LHA
lite craft
Outerbay
Oliver Burns
PPC Worldwide
Alpine
REXAM
SIRIUS 7
Thomson
UNICAM
Wales CYMRU
Wycarleys
Piran Strange
Absolute
Aquarium
Domus
Excel Partnership
Consilium Group
Charterhouse Claims
Montana Retail
Sign Solutions
Need a quote for a web project or discuss outsourcing? I'm available for hire.
Give me a call on 0845 6800815 or email your requirements.

Honors & Awards

Design Week Awards
Finalist

Certifications

Digital Analytics Fundamentals
Google
October 2013 – Present

LRT Associate Certificate
Link Research Tools (LRT)
February 2014 – Present

Press & Media

Internet Works Magazine
Featured full page article

Cre@te Online Magazine
Featured web project

 

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