You website is the window to the world of your business.
We at SiliconStudio understand and appreciate the importance of this business reality. As such, we go the extra mile to provide the experience, talent and resources necessary to create, produce and provide a website solution that usually exceeds your initial thoughts and expectations.
YOUR NEW WEBSITE
All SiliconStudio designed and produced websites are unique to each and every client’s specialized and individual needs.
Here is how we start: Tell us your story and provide us with an overview of your website vision, your marketing requirements and other needs for your website. Please use our quote form if you find that easier.
Phase 1: (Develop the site)
- Discuss your target market, best design approach, functionality, framework and technologies.
- Provide you with a detailed quote covering scope, time-scales, costs and delivery.
- Deliver to you within 10 days a set of graphic designs which will look like the finished website, no pencil sketches!
- Upon execution of an agreement for the work presented, provide you with access to your own private Studio website so you can see your project develop in as it built.
Phase 2: (Produce the site)
- Begin to software code your site, create all graphics and media.
- Add some or all of your website content and test, test, test.
Phase 3: (Deliver the completed site)
- When we’re finished and you’re happy we then transfer your studio website to a LIVE domain for the world to see and you’ll receive administration documentation.
Typically a completed website timeline is executed between 21 days and 60 days depending on technical, creative and content requirements.
Our commitment doesn’t end there…
Follow up: If necessary, we will train your employees to use your new site, anywhere in the world, live and at your convenience, providing one-on-one or group training. We monitor search engine visibility and social connections to provide strategic and content adjustment advice where necessary during the early days following the launch of your website. If you need ongoing SEO and/or maintenance support, a 6-month or an annual support program is available.
Either way, as a valued SiliconStudio customer, we are always here to help you.
Manage your expectations: Keep it simple…Present it everywhere!
In most cases, the most effective Website has a clean and creative and visually appealing design. Equally important, your new website must be easy to update, requires low maintenance, has high search engine visibility and is easy for visitors to use, navigate and explore.
The key element to every Silicon Studio design that drives a satisfying and successful user experience is the care and detail we provide in the design and execution of a friendly user interface. The attention we place on an intuitive user interface is something that provides a high level of customer satisfaction with the entire website user experience.
Also, in the information at any time and on any platform media landscape today, the successful websites are accessible on desktop computers, laptops as well as mobile devices. Platform variety and availability creates a greater opportunity for your customers to return to your site at their convenience.
WordPress website design
Based on our experience, in most cases, a WordPress based Content Management System (CMS) website design is usually the best solution. With more than 5 years as WP developers, Silicon Studio has extensive WP design and production experience enabling us to have created many successful websites for our clients.
In addition to the design and platform capabilities of a WP website, it is possible to add e-commerce or a social network with conversation forum, chat room and portfolio to enhance your customer engagement. Also, with WordPress blogs or News feeds come as standard component of the application.
You want your new website to be accessible to mobile users because Tablet and Smartphone web use is growing faster than desktop web users. Most websites can be viewed on these devices by their own firmware automatically scaling a traditional website to fit the device’s screen. This might not always be the best approach so we offer 2 great alternatives for an optimal mobile end-user experience.
- (1) A “Responsive” theme - Whether your customer uses a desktop computer, laptop, android or iOS Smartphone and/or Pads, each platform will have an optimized view of your site. See the illustration below or have a look at a SiliconStudio example of a Responsive theme here. Change the width of your browser to see our demo recalculate the website layout.
- (2) A Mobile theme - This offers 100% design freedom to create a mobile website for the ultimate mobile user experience. Our software detects the device that the end user is using and switches from the main website theme to a mobile theme of the same website. The site owner still only needs to deal with one database, so there’s no extra work when editing or updating content. All aspects of a “Responsive” website design must be considered at the design outset but a mobile theme may be added at a later date.
Also see Mobile Apps. below.
e-commerce website design
While WordPress is an ideal application for small to medium size ecommerce based businesses, when the need is to integrate existing stock control and extensive shipping management with your accounts systems, and your dispatch volume requirements are medium to high, we will always recommend Magento Enterprise or Magento Community, the most powerful ecommerce solution trusted by many of the world’s top brands including T-Mobile, Fox, Olympus, Harvey Nichols, Office Max, GoodYear and Samsung.
Social Network design
If your website requires a full-on social network, there is no better choice than Social Engine. This application is the best way to create an active community website to help connect your friends, fans or customers around your business. With more than 5 years of design experience partnering with Social Engine, SiliconStudio will design and deliver a social network that is completely engaging. You’ll be in trusted company with Electronic Arts, Apple, NASA, MasterCard and Shell Oil all choosing Social Engine as their preferred choice for their busy and active communities.
If your size or budget parameters positions Social Engine as overkill for your website, SiliconStudio can build numerous functions into a WordPress website to make it as social as your needs demand.
Social media with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Connect with your customers or fans and drive valuable traffic to your website with social media. SiliconStudio creates your own brand templates for all of these popular social platforms and advises on social marketing strategy: Youtube brand templates, Youtube partner templates, Twitter themes, Facebook personal and Facebook corporate page templates. We also advise on how to engage your audience to build an even greater amount of followers.
Crowdfunding – We’ll create for you a professional Kickstarter campaign. From your own branding, graphics and video presentation.
Video – With so many of our clients in media we have plenty of experience creating Vimeo, YouTube Channel and YouTube partner Channel interactive page templates. All designed to integrate with your website and brand look and style
Connect with your users and engage them wherever they are with a custom built App by SiliconStudio.
Whether your needs require a simple brand enhancing App fed from your website, or a complex multi-function App, these mobile applications may provide a highly effective marketing tool that can be of great value in building brand loyalty while enhancing traffic to your main business website.
If you currently run a WordPress website, you already own an ideal platform for connecting your Mobile App with the latest news from your website. The WordPress platform has the best feeds built-in thus allowing for ease of Mobile App expansion. As part of our mobile App development, Silicon Studio will publish your app on the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace with no hassle…just ready to go.
Database-less (hard-coded) website design
Depending on the specific needs and best solutions for our clients, we occasionally design and build websites without an attached database.
Aside from the increased data and social networking capabilities, hard-coded websites usually cost less to produce, are faster to code and are more suitable for fixed static websites or simply “coming soon” holding pages.
Hosting & Domain registration
If you currently do not have suitable web hosting in place, or have yet to secure a registered domain, silicon Studio can take care of that as well.
We can advise on tactical domain registration along with the most suitable hosting service plan for your new website. We will make sure your site runs at a consistent and optimum speed in your target territories and across the world whether you are hosted on a single or cloud based server.
After all, we want others to see our work in the best light too.
Search Engine Optimization
The name of the game is to be seen… Google’s aim is to satisfy the end user by returning search results that are most relevant to any given search. As a result, our aim is to provide Google and the other search engines with optimum meta data and content so that our clients website designs attain the best possible search engine results.
From the outset all silicon Studio websites are designed and coded to allow optimum search engine optimization. In addition to our creative and technical work on your website, we make sure from the beginning that we provide effective keyword selection, relevant metadata, optimized content text, image tags and index depth in a form that search engines prefer and helps your website achieve a higher page rank. Clients could always pay for advertising to gain a high rank position but we always aim to get you to the highest possible organic search engine position. Some of our clients have already reached the Google #1 spot for their chosen keywords without paying a dime in on-line advertising. Its just good SiliconStudio SEO practise.
When we work with you, we’re part of your team. When you work with us, you are part of our future success. We are all in this together!
With this in mind, everything we do for our clients is focused on one simple idea, and that is to create the most transparent working relationship delivering the best, most productive and pleasant business experience.