Web Site Design and Development in St. Albans
3a Canberra House
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed
Verulam Web Design Limited are a website design agency based in St. Albans Hertfordshire UK. Established in 2007 we have built a loyal client base that appreciate the cost-effective and individual services we offer.
Our aim is to work with our clients to provide them with a highly visible web presence and a beautiful looking and highly functional website. We specialise in WordPress and ecommerce websites but also provide bespoke development and project management services to clients and other website design agencies.
We realise that creating the website is the beginning of the process. Then the hard work begins! Optimising the content and keywords link building email marketing maybe Pay-Per-Click advertising. You need to be seen. Build comprehensive and engaging social media profiles add content to a blog. It all helps and we can assist you in that process.
Website design, development, maintenance, ecommerce, email marketing and hosting services for small to medium sized businesses in St Albans, Hertfordshire, London and the SE UK. We specialise in quality design and the use of content management systems, such as Wordpress, so you can manage the content on your website.
When we go through the initial stages of capturing the clients requirements for a new website, one of the most important decisions they need to make is whether to include a Content Management System (CMS). Quite simply, a CMS allows the client, or any registered user, to login to the site and update or add content.
There are several benefits: Immediacy and content will go live straight away. Cost you do not need to email the website developer and pay them to to add or modify content. Flexibility you can make the changes when and where you like. Productivity numerous users can make changes to and add new content as required. Scalabilitynew functionality can be easily added to the site. e.g. a forum or a blog. Sounds like a win-win situation? Well, not quite. The possible downsides are: Cost websites based on an underlying CMS are more complicated to build than a static site, so they are more expensive! Risk a user of the CMS may make a big mistake! Content may be deleted or corrupted and need to be restored by the web developer. Could be costly. So how do you decide if your website needs a CMS? It is all about content! If your site is purely static in content (i.e. information-based and not requiring regular updates or new material) you probably do not need a CMS. But if you do change the content regularly (e.g. event schedules, listings) or add new content (e.g. posting on a blog, news items, articles) then you need a CMS. So which CMS? For most users a relatively simple, off-the-shelf system such as Joomla, Drupal or WordPress are probably sufficient. They are widely used and open-source (no purchase or licence costs) and benefit from a large user base and frequent improvements and updates to keep them secure and contemporary. Traditionally WordPress has been the platform of choice for blogging, but the last couple of years have seen a huge increase in using Worpdress as the underlying CMS for complete websites. So much so that WordPress has been awarded the Overall Best Open Source CMS Award in the 2009 Open Source CMS Awards. This is the first time Worpdress has won this award, so it may mark a shift in the public perception of WordPress, from blog software to full-featured CMS. It implies the web community is embracing WordPress to power not just their blogs but entire sites and communities without compromising on usability or scalability. Both Joomla and Drupal are long-established CMS that are used to maintain the simplest community or club websites, up to medium-sized businesses.They require a slightly steeper learning curve for the user (and developer!), but can offer greater functionality and flexibility than WordPress out-of-the-box.So the conclusion? Every clients requirements are different, so every solution is different. But if you want a website that is easily scalable, you can easily add content to and has lower running costs, then a CMS is for you!
Website design, website development, SEO, email marketing, ecommerce, mobile app design and development, hosting and maintenance
Prince 2 qualified project manager.
Im the General Manager of a small hotel in St Albans and I would recommend Nigel & Team to anyone, My bosses only gave me a small budget but in that small budget im well impressed what Nigel managed to do for me. Thanks Again Scott
Scott Biggans - 26/05/2012 | report this review
Nigel fully understood our requirements from the outset, and designed the website precisely to comply with our needs. The website looks great and is easy to use. Nigel gives us prompt response to queries and ongoing requests. We have been very successful following his services and hope to continue our relationship for the foreseeable future.
Pins And Things - 29/09/2011 | report this review
Verulam Web Design redesigned my company website, using Wordpress, so I can now update pages and add blog posts whenever I want. They worked with me optimise the content and on an SEO strategy to improve how often I get found in search results. This has been very effective, I get several enquiries a week via the website. A great investment. They also host and maintain the website, which has worked well. It loads fast and they are quick to respond if I have any questions or concerns.
Said Alizadeh - 14/09/2011 | report this review
Verulam Web Design have been very professional throughout and were able to provide us with the perfect website solution within our challenging timescales. We were highly impressed with the expertise and advice offered throughout the development and the excellent after-sales support.
Martin Newton - 07/09/2011 | report this review
Nigel from Verulam Web Design built this site for us and trained us in its use. We are very pleased with it and have generated a large number of followers already. If we have any questions he is quick to answer and helps where ever he can. I can highly recommend Verulam Web Design to anyone.
Matthew Jones - 07/09/2011 | report this review
VerulamIT has constructed several web sites on behalf of my business, TechFox Ltd. At all times I have received excellent service at very reasonable prices, benefiting from an open dialogue and regular updates that render technical issues transparent and allowing a rigorous review and revision process that ensures the finished product is in accordance with my original vision and suitable for my needs. Combined with prompt task completion, VerulamIT offers a complete service package and I would be happy to recommend them to anyone requiring either a new build or adjustments to an existing site.
Michael Lewis - 06/01/2010 | report this review
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Verulam Web Design are a website design agency, based in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, UK. Established in 2007, we have built a loyal client base that appreciate the cost-effective and individual services we offer.