Web site design to hosting.
SG Media offers a full range of online services including web site design, building, programming, testing, support and hosting. Whether you need a brand new site, a small update to an existing one or simply some advice please do not hesitate to contact us. All work is carried out in house, enabling us to work to the highest standards and maintain a close relationship with our clients. See a variety of types of sites in our portfolio.
How do we work ?
We offer free advice on many aspects of web services. If you are interested please contact us for an initial discussion.
After an initial discussion the first stage of any project involves detailed analysis and research of our client's requirements followed by a proposed solution. This process is followed regardless of whether a small change to an existing site is required or a more complicated solution involving functionality such as forms, email newsletters or database managed systems.
A comprehensive design, build and testing process follows during which we keep in close contact with our clients to ensure their requirements are met fully.
The final stage involves implementation including domain registration and hosting if required.
We like to feel that we are part of our clients business or organisation and continue to monitor sites after implementation providing site statistics and help with search engine ratings.
Manage your own site's content.
The ability to control and update the content of your web site is often a useful facility to have. Often referred to as a content management system, the content of a site is stored on a database and is updated through easy to use administration screens.
Examples of the type of content which you may want to control could be image gallerys, lists of events, latest news, product details or anything that might need to change on a regular basis.
Access to a demonstration of a content managed web site is available on request.
Technology and standards.
We use the latest technologies as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium to ensure our sites meet current standards for usability and accessibility and provide flexibility for the future.
The basis of a site is built using XHTML 1.0 Strict and Cascading Style Sheets Level 2, which together help to ensure the site is usable, accessible and provide flexibility for easy maintenance in the future. Using these technologies also helps with often overlooked factors such as page load times, correctly formated print versions and browsers incompatibility.
For more advanced features such as forms, newsletters, and content managed systems we use a popular package comprising of Apache web server, PHP scripting language and Mysql database.
All sites meet accessibility conformance level AA to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.