Responsively designed websites for a seamless experience

A visually-appealing and user-friendly design that conveys your message.

Web design and development

There is more to making a website work than locking a group of programmers inside a room for days. We tried that – it didn’t end well. Our new approach, on the other hand, works wonders.

The Rawkus Media web design and development team is made up of passionately innovative and creative individuals who specialise in discrete areas of web design, and work seamlessly together as a team.

The content they create works together just as well, and that is the key to a successful website.

Web design development revolves around the creation of interesting content set in a visually-appealing and user-friendly format that attracts potential customers and conveys your message to them. A content management system (CMS) allows the information on each web page to be updated individually to improve your Google search rank without you having to learn specific SEO techniques.

Rawkus Media has worked with clients from a diverse array of sectors, from fledgling start-ups to seasoned companies. Our commitment to on-time, on-budget delivery and high-quality work has consistently exceeded expectations. Well, besides that locked-room experiment, that is.

Is your website responsive?

Have you seen people poking their mobile device touch screens? Aggressively with their fingers?

No, it isn’t some huge conspiracy to bleed the NHS dry with RSI insurance claims; it’s simply bad web design.

Because the internet was established at a time when the web was only accessible via desktops and laptops, web design was fairly straightforward. The proliferation of web-capable mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has complicated matters somewhat.

Traditional websites do not translate well to devices that do not use a keyboard and mouse. Text becomes too small to decipher, the page itself is thrice the width of the screen and you will need a pencil-shaped index finger to click the button you want instead of one 2 millimetres away.

With an increasing number of your customers accessing your website on the move, you cannot afford to give them that horrendous experience, not if you want them to return.

Responsive web design transforms a rigid webpage into one that fluidly adapts to the screen it is being presented upon; font retains a legible size, the width of the page syncs with that of the screen, and interactive features like links and buttons are automatically rearranged to facilitate the best user experience.

Responsively-designed web pages do not just adapt to all devices available today – they will accommodate newer devices as they become available.

We can design your website to deliver this seamless web experience to your customers and keep them returning for more.

Think about all the RSI injuries you will prevent.

KNOW your CSS 3 from your HTML 5

A crash course

Most people read that title and think, “All those weird acronyms; I don’t know programming and never will.”

That attitude is fine and dandy for the army of fresh faced computer grads who will one day inherit the earth, but not so for the average small business owner. For a business seeking an effective online presence, that assumption is potentially costly.

Let us tell you in simple English everything you need to know about basic web design and development – a crash course, if you will, but without the computer crash.

HTML 5

Let’s just get this out of the way first – HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. Now that we have scratched that itch, forget we ever told you.

HTML is the name of programming code used to design web pages. HTML 5 is its fifth iteration.

Rich multimedia content, particularly audio and video, prompted development of HTML5. It provides a full multimedia experience without additional downloads or updates and a seamless browsing experience on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

CSS3

Another itch, another scratch – CSS is short for 'Cascading Style Sheets’.

CSS3 is the third version of the original CSS. (Notice the trend with the numbers here?)

CSS customises a webpage’s appearance – fonts, background etc.

CSS3 is extremely versatile - sophisticated webpages can be created with very little coding.

We specialise in small business website design. Let us create a vibrant, interactive website that will attract new customers and keep the old ones returning for more.