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Hello, welcome to Webricate. For the last 15 years we've been working as a professional web service provider. We deal with all aspects of web including web design, graphic design, development of bespoke web applications and database driven web applications. In 2010 alone we have created more than 200 SME's web sites, 36 bespoke systems and helped many to stay online and do business. The quality of development or design work that we do speaks of itself and we are proud to have more than 700 happy customers in our list. We are listed on many UK and international web service lists within top 10 providers. For a genuine price estimate of your job please fill in our quick quote form and we will get back within next 5 hours!

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Web Services

We provide variety of web services through out UK. We have offices in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Bournemouth. Read more about our web services below.

Web Design

From single page web design to full service web design our top notch quality designs are listed on many showcase and portfolios. With every single website you get 1 year FREE domain and hosting to get you started. We will setup one email for you free of cost with your online contact form. All our codes are validated and checked against cross browser issues and various visitor requirements. All our web designs have same visibility to more than 95% of web visitors on PC, mobile and TVs. We do not use design templates unless you require and agree to go with one. All our quotations are for bespoke web design. Our prices are lower because of bulk buying and using small bits of open source codes that has already been tested several thousand times. Its you right to get a comparison web design quote and make an informed decision.

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Web Development

From basic contact forms to complex web applications and systems we have developed many web based systems that work in sync with your business model and also allow growth in various directions. All our web development staff has more than 7 years of experience in their respective fields. World is not limited by technology and our aim is to use state of the art development techniques to provide a tool that helps you in your business. Our systems are in use by single person working from home as well as corporate offices with more than 3000 staff. Regular reporting help us and our customers establish the areas of business that can grow with little investment. Developing an e-commerce site or a CRM system should not cost you in hundreds and our aim is to inform you of accurate cost for your web development work.

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Web Application Development

With variety of devices available to access web at home and work, it makes sense to have a web application for you business to stay in control regardless of your location. For example as a business owner you don't have to sit in your shop to know how many items have been sold. While your staff and till scans each item our web application can update you on mobile when certain number of sales have achieved. Such application can run on mobile, PCs, Mac and on any device with browser based web access. Our web applications developers produce applications that deal with your day to day business tasks as well as long term goals. Web applications are accessed over a network and we assure the security, backup and overall uptime of such applications. Range of web applications that we have developed in last year include CRM systems, CMS for websites, Solicitor Job Management, Property Management, Database access and reporting. Systems integrated with email and text messages are quite common and do not require too much cash. Such web applications may be a good alternative for native applications for desktop and mobile. Web applications do not require installation and you can use them where you want.

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Bespoke Web Applications

With variety of web applications, available on the web (not just the googles), it is possible that one or the other will fit your business model. However some people have unique and growing business model which if fitted into existing space will restrict their future. Such a business model require attention to detail and correct implementation. Our Bespoke web application developers focus on every single detail and bring out an affordable working solution. We divide your application requirements in chunks and focus on both existing and new models. Reusing existing technologies can help in reducing costs of bespoke web applications. Sometimes removing constrains from existing system is your solution which can work at lowest price. We analyse your business and give you many options with reliable information to decide on. Our aim is to not compromise quality and strength of your bespoke solution while your cost stays to minimum. Get in touch for discussion on your project.

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Open Source Solutions

Open source technologies are always cheaper option however sometimes its hard to chose between them to fit your needs. With Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, CodeIgnitor, Yii Framework, Yahoo and Goole Ajax APIs and many other frameworks its difficult to find expert opinion on what works best for you. There are open source alternatives based on Microsoft technologies that might work for you alongside PHP, MySQL and others. We will make sure you get accurate information to make an informed decision. Our expert developers have spend ages on learning these technologies and use open source solutions to tweak and produce web solutions without any constrains and hickups. We test these open source technologies and contribute to open source on regular basis. Getting latest plugins or tweaking an existing one is something we do on regular basis. Designing themes, interfaces and interactions for any open source technology is easy and you also get better community support along with our 24/7 support service. Bring your ideas and see what we can do

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Graphic Design Services

Logo Design

As a leading UK design agency webricate specialise in the design of corporate identities and brand images. Working internationally with both private and publicly funded companies and organisations for over fifteen years, Webricate Logo Design team also provides a full design service ensuring the work undertaken on branding and identity is used to best effect. Our logo designs will not lose detail when you make them smaller. We provide high resolution versions for print and web optimised versions for email, websites and mobile applications. Our logos look good in black and white (for faxes, copies, etc.) as well as color. We make sure your logo does not show up in surprise colours when printed. Calibration in print and various colour temprature is done for each logo we design. Our logo designs are distinct and memorable. We keep you in design perspective and take ideas on board. Your brand and its presentation should look and feel personal as well as professional. We make sure your logo works for you.

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Banner Design

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E-shot and Newsletter Design

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Online Branding and Identity Formation

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Social Networking

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Database Services

Database Integration

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Data Collection and Reporting

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Database Optimisation

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Mobile Applications

android Application Development

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symbian Applications

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iPhone Applications

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Search Engine Optimisation

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web Analytics

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Corporate Solutions

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IT Support

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February Application Offers

We offer free hosting, domain with following complete solutions:

  • An ecommerce system for gift selling website with integrated paypal, full cms system and bespoke design. Unlimited Products, Unlimited product groups, Unlimited sub-categories. You can cross sell your items in any sub-category and improve your sales by promoting items on homepage as well as in listings. All pages come with on-page seo options to optimise your listings for search engines. You can further enhance this system to include more features or sell anything. This is based on engine running treathim.com and treather.com. For new businesses, we will brand it all for you within this price. To discuss what you need and how much it costs please contact us. Read more about our gift selling website analysis and see how you can achieve this as a business model.
  • We also provide complete bespoke dating solution with webcam chat and hundreds of social networking features. Fully customisable and can be managed from home in your spare time. Already in use for business to business and dating solutions. To arrange a demo head over to contact form to get in touch and get amazed. Read more about how to benefit from match making websites during February.

Offers end on February 28.

Contact us for any questions.

Be “valentine” familiar

Dating Websites are getting more hits during February for keywords like valentine, match making etc. However there is a huge volume of search towards gifts and gift ideas. Our focus today is on two keywords “valentine gift ideas for him” and “valentine gift ideas for her”. We will discuss about how people search and who is more likely to benefit in terms of web design, development and online business. We will also discuss how to capture this huge market with very low budget.

Search and Trends

Our focus is only on UK market hence we narrow down our stats to UK however this is typical to global trends as well. Looking at search trends of “valentine” word only.

valentine-search-trends

The huge search volume and area clearly show when and where you audience is. We personally think that its fair from this search to say that any valentine related business should be focusing for a better search engine position in January and improve themselves in ranking while they enter February. To give accurtate figure we have performed our two keyword searches on our friendly “internets”.

gifts_for_her_search

With massive competition the top 3 results are very relevant and we will discuss them individually later on. Lets see what is in gifts for him.

gifts_for_him_search

There is some argument on what keywords to chose to demonstrate our point however we went for normal “the googles” friend suggested trick and got these two very much in similar fashion. The reason behind it was to cover a bit of web design and style presented in each category to see how websites are engaging visitors during February. With data from our clients we know that most people with dating, match making, gifts and cards sites are spending too much over the long period and not focusing on when their customers are looking for you. Please see the trend and make sure you target at right time and right location. There is a reason no body advertises on moon even it has free space for adverts.

Web Design

Advertising is only a small part of this business. Attracting visitors is one thing while making them happy customers is another. We will be discussing some aspects of top 3 sites in terms of subjective matters like design, ease of interactivity and will you buy attitude. So if you dont like anything say it in comments below.

treathim

Treathim and treather have been on top and have very similar design so we take it as one. Lovefromme comes on 3rd for “gifts for him” while Valentinegifts come on 3rd for “gifts for her” so we consider them as some examples to discuss on. With easy to use search, nice design, good blend of graphics and text on landing pages, treathim and treather would be getting more traffic as well as less bounce rate over the period of next 15 days. Considering presentation of both websites it appears that someone who visits for the first time will surely spend some time on it to get ideas and might buy. With offers like Free delivery for orders over £40 they might push existing customers to buy multiple items or large value items. They both are using a 0845 number on their site to get phone orders which might put some people off but lets be honest they are a business. The categories and items are well arranged on both sites so we would say this has done well. You might put a rank in comments if you think one is better than another.

www_valentinesgift_co_uk

valentinegifts looks like it has been a hybrid between some sort of sleek shopping car template and a desktop background with high contract logo. Size of the logo is too big. Search and shopping basket are not following a trend. Well too many things to say here but because this is in 3rd position it can get some traffic but honestly it will have a huge bounce rate in February. When you know you are getting traffic or expecting visitors for certain keywords then obviously you need to do something apart from clapping and telling your friends about it.  Instead of getting benefit they might lose. One big suggestion for people who do not want to spend to much on web development please use existing source from social networks and engage your visitors on such occasions. Its not rocket science to know when is the right time, may be it used to be.

lovefromme_co_uk

lovefromme is again on 3 generously by google however it appears to us that they have put a cross next to each category giving an overview that their is something wrong here. Although we know what they meant by their ‘x’ but lets be serious, with all this red colour and x there is a huge neural network that knows why red and x is not a good combination for a “yes do it” behaviour. A single graphic change here can make huge difference. Again too much text and not many call to actions which may lead to increased bounce rate. We dont know about others but our mouse feels hesitation clicking on red links. Being on 3rd position is good but not getting any benefit out of it is bad.

Our prediction

From business point of view we think both treathim and treather will do well in Febraury however treather will get more sales as compared to treathim and treathim will have higher bounce rate as well. The lack of social network interactions on both sites cannot harm them however next 15 days are giving them an opportunity to snatch. This can be done Free of cost or spending a small amount on Facebook ads after looking at age groups and other trends at alexa.

Please do give us your comments and ideas on this and if you want to share any websites please do so without hesitation.

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