Modern and effective websites created by Mits - software house from Lublin are a great way to appear on the Internet. We make sure that our clients' websites are unique, intuitive, memorable, fast and safe. See and see why so many customers have used our services.
Below you will find out why the websites we create allow you to achieve better results. Look:
- What distinguishes a professional website. See for yourself that it is worth taking care of good UX, speed and security of the website,
- What are the types of websites and what are the differences between them. You will understand that more is not always better,
- How do we create websites and why our team from Lublin focuses on communication and explaining of the project decisions made
- What is the approximate cost of creating a website. We explain what the final valuation depends on and how we determine the cost of the project.
- What are the most common questions about website development? If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
Table of contents
- What describes professionally made websites?
- What are the types of websites?
- How do we create websites?
- London websites - pricing?
What describes professionally made websites?
Thanks to the experience gained over the years, we can distinguish the main features that characterize professional websites. Here are the most important of them (in our opinion).
Website with a unique graphic design
Many companies decide to reduce their budget, giving up individual projects in line with the existing visual identity. Instead, they prefer to buy a ready-made template available in popular marketplaces and implement it (most often for wordpress). Effect? The pages are clichéd, the code is written without any optimization, and on mobile devices the page is simply wrong.
When creating websites in London (and many other locations), we often explain to clients how important it is to design a layout dedicated to their company. Aspects such as copyright, paying attention to details or optimization of UX solutions are decisive advantages for the decision on a dedicated project. Really worth!
A website may look effective and make a good impression, but often, without professional knowledge, it is vulnerable to hacker attacks and phishing attempts.
Take, for example, a popular solution among web developers such as Wordpress. We noticed that most of the "programmers" are not aware of the need to block the publicly exposed API by default, so that any Internet user, knowing the appropriate address, has access to the full list of users with login privileges to the administration panel. What's more, we often encounter insecure forms with popular vulnerabilities such as XSS or SQL injection.
When creating websites in London, we place great emphasis on this element of a professional website. Thanks to the use of the latest technologies and frameworks, we create websites resistant to the main threats of OWASP - the most popular methods of attacks.
In the era of mobile Internet, it has become very important to create websites according to the "mobile first" principle. This means that in the implementation process a lot of emphasis should be placed on reducing the page weight. Actions supporting this process include changing the size and formats of attached images, removing redundant and unnecessary code and minifying the remaining code. It is important that the servers hosting the published websites are located as close as possible to the target users who are to use the website. So the website in London cannot be placed on a server on the other side of the world.
These and many other activities, such as using the cache or appropriate entries in server vhosts, are just a fragment of the ready checklist that our team carries out during each implementation.
In accordance with the principle from the point above - "mobile first", website development should be based on such implementation that its reception on mobile devices is as friendly as possible. Automatic adaptation of the website to the screen width, an appropriate menu dedicated to smaller devices or the replacement of high-resolution graphics with those of a lower weight are just some of the elements that we pay attention to when creating our websites in London.
An easy-to-manage website
"The only thing that is constant in life is change" - this timeless quote from the Greek philosopher can be applied in many fields. One of them is website development. In the early stages of the Internet, websites were created as static html files. It was not possible to edit anything other than by changing files.
Today, thanks to the advancement of technology, we have reached the stage where content editing is a natural function of a website. In addition to entering content into basic fields, we have the ability to create dynamic forms as well as flexible sections that allow you to enter content only in a way that will be consistent with the design assumptions.
Today, when creating websites, we prepare each section so that it is reusable and the person editing it has as little chance as possible to make a mistake. We use advanced validation and equip sections with WYSIWYG editors - functions similar to the MS Word editor.
The website is ready for further expansion
Taught by experience, we build applications so that, despite the assurances of our clients, never close the way to the development of created websites. Thanks to the use of modern frameworks such as Symfony or Vue, we can do it quickly and efficiently. It is enough to properly specify the tasks that we are to undertake and design mock-ups for this in order to be able to start the implementation.
Unfortunately, not all solutions allow for such easy and affordable expansion. We have encountered problems many times when trying to edit basic functions such as multilingualism. That is why we decided to focus on proven and tested solutions created in response to customer needs and not those adapting their needs to existing solutions.
Modern websites optimized for search results
Even the most effective, secure and fast website will not be good if it does not fulfill the basic function with which it was created. In many cases, websites are to increase the reach of the company and sell. One of the cheapest ways to achieve these goals is to position your website well. A professional website should be optimized for specific search results - both in terms of defined phrases, through code and ending with graphics optimization. Good optimization can generate a significant percentage of traffic to your website.
What are the types of websites?
At first, all web applications can be boiled down to the term "website". Nothing could be more wrong! For several years of our work on web applications in London, we have already distinguished several types of this type of project, depending on the purpose, complexity, management method or target groups. Below, we describe some of the most popular ones, but in the following, for the sake of simplicity, we will use the most popular term.
These are websites where all information is contained on one page. The most common use of this type of website are product promotional campaigns, and the characteristic feature is the division of such websites into product sections, product reviews and various types of contact forms. This type of website is usually a relatively simple project to implement. At Mits, we always provide fully editable landing pages so that the customer, for example, can change the purpose of his project and instead of a website addressed to the residents of London, direct it to another city by editing the content in sections.
Information and event websites
A slightly more extensive version of the website. As part of such a project, the client most often decides to create a few basic subpages, a contact form, a photo gallery and a map of the location. The website has its structure here, you can extract several URLs, each of which can contain independent content. In the case of this type of website, additional functions are often downloadable sections or event calendars. For these types of modules, it is often a good idea to manage events in a separate tab of the administration panel.
Personal brands blogs and websites
This type of website is usually quite extensive in terms of the content layer. It is characterized by a large amount of information about the author of the blog, and also has separate entries / video content, most often organized according to separate categories or tags.
It is a very good solution for customers who want to create their image as an authority in a given industry and be able to quickly present their achievements or implementation.
One of the most complex forms of basic websites. Such types of websites often feature a rather complex structure of subpages, special client areas with access to materials for clients, separate recruitment modules, downloads and forms dedicated to branches. When creating websites for companies in London, we had the pleasure to implement dedicated modules for real estate, training and many other industries.
A popular solution in this type of websites is also the creation of advanced product catalogs with options for searching and filtering products according to your own criteria.
Modules for managing information about the team or maps with a choice of departments are also common.
A standard solution for corporate websites is also the preparation of language versions, additional support for OG (SEO) fields and other non-standard solutions, such as external integrations.
Dedicated internet applications
It is one of the completely non-standard but also the most satisfying type of website that often has little to do with a traditional website. These types of projects require a completely different approach than all those described above. That is why we have prepared a completely separate description of the processes taking place as part of this solution - often the degree of innovation of this type of project is so high that the client, deciding to implement it, eventually modifies his idea several times in accordance with the agile approach.
Online stores (e-commerce)
As with dedicated apps, it's not a standard type of website. Its main task is to sell - real products, digital, webinars.
Online stores are distinguished primarily by a very extensive background and numerous external integrations - with courier and payment services, warehouse systems or, finally, with internet comparison engines.
MVP (Minimum Viable Product)
It is also one of the non-standard types of websites that we will only briefly describe here.
When creating a new internet startup, the creator's main task is to verify the idea as soon as possible. Therefore, we often propose to a person who wants to entrust us with the implementation of a project to start with the MVP version of the product - a website with a minimum set of key features for its contractors, so that the website fulfills its task and at the same time helps to verify the correctness of the implementation of the idea.
How do we create websites?
It happens that creating a website is quite a complex process, in which often, apart from the involvement of our project team, we also expect the involvement of you as a client. But don't worry - we don't require any technical knowledge from you - that's what we are. We have already completed dozens of websites in London and we know that at the beginning no one will answer our questions better than you. However, we will try to involve you at least partially in our world, explaining the key issues so as to jointly set your goals and expectations. Each implementation, regardless of the type of website, is divided into several key steps so that the entire cooperation process is as smooth and trouble-free as possible.
The process of creating websites
Step 1. Collecting information about the website and determining the scope of the project
This is the moment when you, as a customer, contact us with the need to create a website. Depending on how precise the information we receive from you at the beginning, we will send you a project brief to be completed or we will arrange a telephone interview to clarify the assumptions. Often, such a conversation is enough for us to accurately evaluate the project.
However, if the website turns out to be more complex or is more perceived by us as a dedicated web application, we suggest a meeting at a time convenient for you - in London, any other city or online.
There are also websites whose specification is so extensive that we can offer you paid design workshops, within which we will edit the scope of work, suggest possible solutions and jointly decide on the key modules and work schedule. Over the years, such workshops have repeatedly allowed us to significantly shorten the process of implementing a website by at least a few months.
Step 2. Website valuation
As soon as we define the scope of work together, we proceed to the valuation of your website. Thanks to our internal valuation tool, we are able to prepare a comprehensively prepared offer even in a few hours. Then we will make an appointment with you to discuss the prepared quote. You will receive the documents that are the basis for the valuation of your website:
- In PDF (general)
- In the XLS file and in the online version (detailed with the tasks and their labor consumption)
After accepting the valuation, we start design work.
Step 3. Designing the website
This step is divided into two main tasks: preparation of UX / UI mockups of the website and development of the graphic design of the website.
In the first one, we prepare a solution based only on symbols that represent real elements (e.g. symbols of buttons, pictures, maps, etc.), creating a kind of visualization of individual subpages and ways of navigating the target user on the website.
The interface design developed in this way, after its approval by you, is transformed into the final graphic design. Depending on the needs, at this stage of website implementation, we use materials provided by the client, photos from photo banks or we create materials on our own.
At this stage, we primarily make sure that the design is as readable and user-friendly as possible for the end customer, and that it is consistent with your visual identification.
Step 4. Website programming
After completing the graphic work, our team of programmers starts the implementation work of your website. Prepared graphics are properly cut, and the use of reliable and modern technologies makes your interactive website fast, intuitive, effective and safe.
During the implementation of your website, we take care of refining the details so that the website achieves the best results in Google Page Speed, thus supporting the work on SEO positioning carried out separately.
Each of the websites prepared by us in London is distinguished by its ease of expansion. Thanks to flexible sections, it is possible to easily add additional page elements, and thanks to the refined architecture, it is possible to easily expand the project with new languages or external integrations.
Step 5. Testing the implementation and website optimization on the test server
Based on years of implementation of websites in London, we know that even the best projects can be optimized and even the best programmers can make mistakes. That is why our testers, SEO and server specialists work together to prepare the best possible version of the proposed website even at the implementation stage. Only the tested version of the website gets your approval.
Step 6. Publishing the website
Having the green light, we publish the prepared and tested website on the target server. At the time of publication, we make sure that the production configuration allows us to fully monitor events on the website. Additionally, we submit the page to be indexed in Google so that it appears in the search results as soon as possible.
Step 7. Monitoring and maintaining the website
Publishing your website is not yet the last step we offer. We know that while the implementation of a new website is a very important element, our cooperation should not end there.
In addition to the standard 12-month warranty, in addition to website development, we also offer post-implementation support, SEO support and application monitoring so that you can rest easy after implementation.
London websites - pricing?
Is there one universal website development pricing? In our opinion, the preparation of one would be extremely complicated. Because how can you compare a website based on a template, published without any additional optimization work, with an advanced corporate website, written for specific customer requirements with additional configurations?
Each of our valuations is based on the catalog of services we have, which we are constantly expanding. Depending on the client's decision, we add or remove appropriate components so as to optimally use the estimated budget and propose the best possible solution in it.
Our valuations are based on man-hours of design work, but also on the time necessary to service the project and tests.
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London Websites - FAQ
Do you only create websites in London?
No, we carry out our projects for clients from all over the world. Our clients include startups as well as well-known personalities from the world of sports, leading real estate companies and state institutions.
How much does it cost to maintain a website yearly?
The price depends on several factors. The basic issue is to have your own domain under which your website will be available. If you do not have it, we can register and manage it. The cost of such a domain starts from a few / a dozen zlotys a year. Another issue is the server. Here, the prices depend on the parameters, but for simple websites you can find offers from several hundred zlotys a year. Currently, it is also necessary to install an SSL certificate on the website. This can be done for free, but if you want to increase trust in the site, you should purchase a certificate. Cost from about one hundred zlotys a year.
I have a graphic design. Can I implement it with you?
Naturally. If only your project meets the criteria of responsiveness and good UX, we will be happy to implement it.
I have an idea for a website but I don't know if it can be implemented. What to do?
In this case, please contact us to discuss the project. If it's a one in a million idea, we can sign an NDA before proceeding to talks. After getting acquainted with your idea, we will determine which elements of your plan are achievable and which may be a challenge (e.g. due to legal regulations) and it would be worth looking for an alternative.
How many subpages can I create on a website?
Our CMS allows you to create any number of subpages in the languages you specify. There are really no restrictions here.
I'm starting my business. Can I create a simple website first and then expand it?
Of course, it's a great idea! If you are not sure that your business is doomed to success, the ideal solution is to create a simple business card that will allow you to appear on the Internet. You don't need to create a comprehensive web portal right away. Thanks to the use of a proven CMS, we can expand your website proportionally to the development of your company.