Web Design & Development

Web Solutions In Every Shape & Size

Our in-house web team are here to help you with any project, no matter the size, complexity, style, system or platform! We’re proudly and entirely UK-based and we provide quality web and development work at competitive prices.  From a simple landing page to a full eCommerce system, we can deliver and fast!

Not sure what you need or where to start? Our friendly customer services team are on hand to help. Get in touch and we can help get things moving for you.

Free Web Audit & Report

 

The first step in improving your website is, to know what you have and how its performing! Get in touch to claim a free (no-obligation) web audit & report worth £300.00! Just fill in the form and we’ll be back in touch with an analysis of your site and how you can improve it and get the most of your online presence.

    Responsive website design that delivers

    A website should meet your business needs and that of your customers and on several levels. It’s not just about having a pretty looking website, it’s about understanding your market and ensuring your website reaches, responds and delivers, no matter what device it’s viewed on. 

    Right First Time, On Budget and As Expected!

    Silvertoad have been creating websites since 2008 and our designers and developers work hand-in-hand to deliver great design, functionality and usability. Our digital marketing team are also on hand to ensure an emphasis on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and general online presence. All of this combined, in-house expertise means you’ll end up with a well designed, high performing rank-busting website!

    We’re trusted by 100’s of businesses, locally, nationally and beyond, to deliver top-level websites and systems and we can help support you too!

    MOBILE & RESPONSIVE

    Mobile Phones and tablets have long eclipsed the desktop for online browsing, but it's essential your website is optimised for viewing on all devices. 

     

    Our comprehensive solutions provide you with a complete, powerful website presence that will perform seamlessly across mobile devices, desktops and various browsers. We’re passionate about creating website designs that help viewers and users find what they’re looking for quickly and easily.

    E-Commerce Solutions

    Our comprehensive e-commerce solutions are designed to meet every digital retail requirement. We have over a decade of experience creating flexible, powerful, e-commerce and e-business software systems that fulfil our client’s exacting needs.

     

    We use industry-standard, open source platforms including Magento, OpenCart, WooCommerce and a raft of other solutions and match the most appropriate solution to your business requirements.

     

    Our intuitive solutions will optimise your e-business and help to increase revenue, traffic, site engagement, conversion, and loyalty. Whether you are launching a new online business from scratch or seeking to increase conversion and sales on your existing e-commerce website, we can help.

    Content Management Systems (CMS)

    Content Management Systems provide users on a website to have different permission levels to manage the site and content without the need to have web programming knowledge. 

     

    A Content Management System is a software application that allows creation, management, and distribution of content. Website’s that utilise this process allow you to create, edit, publish and archive web pages along with a raft of other functions with the click of a few buttons.

     

    A common misconception about CMS is that it eliminates the need to hire a website designer, developer or programmer to make changes to a website. That’s not true in many cases, though our aim is to deliver sites that you can manage, maintain and update with little need for our developers ongoing. unless you want to customise or need help with maintenance.

    WordPress

    PHP

    Magento

    Python

    SilverStripe

    Microsoft .NET

    Opencart

    Node.JS

    Joomla

    Go

    Drupal

    Ruby

    Umbraco

    Java

    WEB HOSTING

    Every website needs a place to live and there’s a multitude of web hosting options and providers, and setting it up can be very complex.

    With over 25 years of web hosting experience, Silvertoad provides a specialist web hosting service, managing hundreds of sites, systems and Apps on several dedicated and optimised servers, within various data centres across the UK. Our services are competitively priced and we provide basic through to the managed services to suit any budget or requirement.

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    Tailor-Made Packages

    Whether you're looking for WordPress hosting for a small basic website, or ecommerce hosting for a web shop bursting at the seams with 1000’s of products, we have a hosting solution to suit!


    We'll work with you to figure out the best plan for you, considering your current and future needs and usage. We run several different services, including windows and Linux hosting servers and provide shared, dedicated and cloud hosting solutions.

    FULLY MANAGED HOSTING

    The vast majority of our web clients also host their sites with us. We provide fully managed hosting services which include server maintenance and hosting support, for no extra cost. Our service includes maintaining the server and any related issues, updates and optimised security.

     

    Hosting with us ensures your site is stable and always available! We provide a 99% uptime promise and you can view how our servers are performing at any time here:

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    All Platform Compatibility

    ALL PLATFORM COMPATIBILITY

    Silvertoad provide optimised web hosting solutions for small business through to corporate and enterprise level services. We can provide expert hosting packages, maintenance and support for:

     

    • Magento, OpenCart and bespoke e-commerce systems
    • Content Management Systems (CMS) including WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Silverstripe and other similar platforms
    • ASP.NET and proprietary environments
    • Web Applications, Database Driven Sites, Fixed IP, security & much more

    FAQs

    How long will my website project take?

    Our web projects vary in time depending on complexity and depending on how quickly client’s come back to us with feedback as we go. If you have a deadline, we’ll work with you to accommodate it.


    On average, our websites take between 2-4 weeks to complete from start to finish and we start projects within 2-3 days of you confirming you’d like to go ahead.

    Do Silvertoad own my site or do I?

    Good question, we’re glad you asked! You completely own your website. Assuming you’ve paid us for it that is! We’re not here to play games or trap you unlike many other web providers (particularly online website building sites..). We create your site using industry standard platforms, code and methods. That way, you’re free to use us to help maintain and develop it ongoing, or any other good designer or developer. 

     

    If you host with us, we undertake responsibility for its uptime, connectivity and server security.

    Will my website be GDPR compliant?

    Yes for sure! All of our website proposals include GDPR compliancy as standard. We provide:

    • SSL Certificate – free for your first year with every new website build! This is the little green padlock that shows your site is secure.
    • Cookie Notice & Policy – standard template which we can customise at your request
    • Privacy Policy – standard template which we can customise at your request
    • Regulated Payment & Data Input Systems
    • Removal of any data storing software– if applicable
    • Contact form ReCaptcha – “I’m not a robot”
    • Opt in check boxes for contact forms and newsletter signups
    What is the payment procedure?

    We like to keep things fair and simple. We take 50% of the total cost on commencement of the work before work can be carried out, and 50% upon completion and your final approval and sign off before the site goes live. We can also offer payment plans for those who are unable to pay in two payments.

     

    All of our websites are custom quoted to suit your needs. We will always discuss your budget and our costs to ensure you are happy with it all before any work commences.

    Can Silvertoad host my website too?

    Absolutely. In fact, we’d prefer to as it allows us to look after your site ongoing and ensure its optimised and working for you. We have various hosting and maintenance services which we can tailor to suit your needs. We will discuss this as part of the proposal process.

     

    If you have a current website with a different host, we can transfer the hosting over to our servers, or we can upload to your existing one – whatever your preference is, we’re here to help.

     

    We can handle all of your hosting needs for you, and provide management of more services than the ‘budget’ online hosting companies. We maintain hardware, software, patches, security, uptime, connectivity and more.

    You're an agency... you must be expensive?

    Silvertoad was founded in 2008 with some distinct and unique philosophies. The idea was to provide high-end tech, web and development services to all, at budget prices. We pride ourselves on this simple principle and we work hard to offer more for less! We’ve invested in our team and our business from day one and all of the web and tech work we undertake is done internally with our own design, web and development teams.

     

    You can be assured of total satisfaction, with no 3rd parties to manage or worry about and better still, you can speak directly to any of the team members working on your projects.

    How do i get started!

    If you’re a start-up or don’t have a website then we can offer you a free initial consultation an help you plan for your online presence.

     

    So, first things first, if you have a website already, then we’ll run a free website assessment, audit and report on your site. In this we’ll check its structure, functionality and performance. We will also check to see if it’s secure and sturdy and then advise you of what we recommend.

     

    We develop several websites a month and host and mange well over 250 different sites and systems and can offer you a stress-free service to help you get your site off the ground!