"if you are an online retailer, using an agency with a proven track record of e-commerce applications is vital. Alternatively, if you are a public body or media agency, you could be delivering thousands of pages of rapidly changing content. In that case, you’ll need a partner with a good pedigree in delivering that kind of scale." (GrowingBusiness.co.uk 10-May-2010)
We are proud to have been designing and building web sites for our customers
since 1999. We have built over 100 distinct web sites and worked on
countless other web projects over the years.
We are pleased to quote on projects from tiny one-page web sites to large,
complex projects. We work with any size of organisation from individuals, charities, small businesses, local government, national government, universities, and major corporations.
Small business web design
We love working with small businesses. There's a freedom and level of creativity and innovation that you don't find in the large corporate sector.
A great example is ArtGallery.co.uk. This online store selling original art direct to the public was
a project we completed in 2007 and we're delighted to be still working on this great UK business success story. The site is based around a fully-fledged custom-built ecommerce shopping capability.
It is fully search engine optimised throughout, ensuring that the site
is number one in Google for nearly all its target search phrases. With over 3000 registered artists, and £5million worth of art in stock it's now the UK's largest art site of any kind. Designed, built and maintained by UKcentric.
Local government web designers
We're proud of our local roots in Kingston upon Thames and we're delighted to be a major supplier of web design and database development in our local area. We have built many web sites and database-driven portals for the
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, our local authority. These include:
- Kingston business directory
- Kingston Adult Education course finder
- Kingston shopping directory
- Kingston community information directory
- Berkshire Education and Library services web site
- And many more
Another aspect of our work is designing
custom blogs for individuals. Blog software is usually found "off the peg", but
sometimes bloggers want special features such as login pages or payment pages,
or want bespoke blog design. We're happy to help. A recent example is
this site for a couple who went off sailing around the world. They're busy
braving the open seas and didn't want to worry about the blog design, so we
stepped in and completed the project in time for their departure.
Social networking software
The Internet is social. Instead of the one-way flow of information from
traditional media, the web offers the ability to interact with site owners and
other site users. The proof of this is the huge growth in social networks such
as Facebook, Bebo
We recognised this trend many years ago and since then nearly all of the web sites
we have built have incorporated social features. This ranges from online
community forums, to rating systems, to trust systems, groups, user profiling,
instant messaging systems and news feeds.
One obvious candidate for social interaction is the online dating site. We have
designed and built many such sites over the years and we were the first online
dating provider to install social networking features onto an online dating
site. Examples include Midsummer's Eve and Cupid.co.uk. Online dating is heavily
reliant on trust and the wisdom of the crowd is by far the best and cheapest way
to provide such trust.
This kind of innovative thinking has put UKcentric at
the forefront of social networking design for many years. Can we help you to
build an online community from your web presence?
Web design for bands
One of the most enjoyable aspects of our work (and we love it all) is web design
for bands and musicians. Many bands use MySpace as their primary online presence
as this makes managing gig lists, record releases and fan interaction easy.
We're experienced in designing MySpace presences for bands and artistes.
We also recommend a separate web site as this is vital for search engine
visibility. For example, this web site for a
Smiths tribute band. The band wanted a site which could be easily maintained by any of the group (who had no web site experience), which was fully search engine optimised, could include
photo galleries, music downloads, comment forms, gig lists and biographies. We provided a low-cost self-managed web site which is extremely effective and has helped the band achieve many bookings through agents finding them in search engines.
We are specialists in the following areas:
- web site design
- database driven site development
- administration systems development
- online payment processing including obtaining merchant accounts and
integrating online credit card processing into your web site
- shopping carts and ecommerce
- graphic design and logo design
- Flash and web animation
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