Website Design

We create bespoke, hand crafted websites that are built with your business goals and customer needs in mind. Our in-house designers and developers work together to solve the design and technical challenges your website presents.

Our in-house team includes digital marketing professionals with Google certified expertise in both Google Analytics, and Mobile Site Development. Utilising their expert knowledge they can help you navigate the complexities of Google Analytics, gain new insights about your site’s performance, and learn what users are doing and looking for on your website.

Creating an effective mobile UX for your website is a priority for us and our expert team are guided by Google’s best practises for creating, managing and optimising your mobile website, helping you to achieve the best mobile experience for visitors.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

A Content Management System (CMS) allows an administrator to update the content of a website without having to have any coding knowledge. A good CMS makes editing your website intuitive and easy, and saves having to contact an external partner to make simple changes. We’ve worked with quite a few and even built our own when the project called for it.

Static Websites

A static website is one that is hand coded and doesn’t feature any dynamic content. This means when changes are made they have to be done manually, by someone with experience. This works for single page websites and small projects that need to get off the ground quickly.

Responsive Websites

A responsive website adapts its content and design to the screen size it’s being viewed on. It means your website looks great and is user-friendly even if you’re using it on your phone. Why is it important? Because a growing number of visits to your site will likely come from mobile users. Google also knows this and now takes into account your websites mobile-friendliness when ranking it in search results.

Website Design Projects:

A reinvigorated website design for reborn Range Rover Classics

When you do something as extensive and complex as Kingsley Cars do, you need to somehow translate that complexity into a simple-to-use website. We partnered with Kingsley to help solve that problem.

There are very few companies in the world that can do what Kingsley do. Restoring Range Rover Classics in such a considered and exacting way is a painstaking labour of love. As a result, Kingsley are sought out by clients around the globe.

In order to be found by these clients, and to communicate this value, Kingsley needed a new website. A website that would clarify their extensive restoration offering and present them in a way that did justice to their detail orientated approach.

In the exploratory phase, our team worked closely with Kingsley to rationalise their services and create a structure for the new website that would remain approachable. Rather than starting with the pre-existing structure that had become bloated over the years, we removed, consolidated and refined sections and pages to create an organised and usable sitemap.

With this foundation, we were able to begin rapidly prototyping and wire framing the website to test our ideas in context. During this process the client was able to see our progress on the development site, and give time sensitive feedback to keep the project momentum going.

In parallel to the website development, we also co-ordinated multiple photo shoots with our in-house photography team to produce much needed imagery for the website.

Working with our CMS of choice (Craft CMS), we created a flexible content creation tools that allowed our content editors and the client to add to and amend the website during design and development. The efficiency of this approach meant we were able to complete the website design and build in tandem and come in on time and on budget.

Client Testimonial

We approached MicroGrapix initially for studio photography which has slowly matured into them taking care of our online presence from website to YouTube and email. They are straight talking, truly professional, decent guys to deal with and have produced the first website that I am absolutely delighted with and more importantly works!

Damon Oorloff, Managing Director Kingsley Cars
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Stonebridge website design

Stonebridge preformed wooden components can be found in all kinds of products, from furniture and seating components to transport interiors.

Stonebridge first came to us in 2011 looking for a new website that would provide easily accessible information about their complex press tool library and product range. We built a custom made content management system (CMS) that allowed them to upload, and update press tools, products and supplementary information, and also add news articles to the site.

The new website also ensured the Stonebridge brand was faithfully translated online and the right first impression created for new customers. To do this, Stonebridge utilised our other in-house services, commissioning design, photography and illustration. A bespoke set of illustrations and icons were created to add clarity to the technical diagrams that make up their online press tool library. And a photoshoot was undertaken to give insight into their facilities, team and production process.

Together with the Stonebridge team, in the Spring of this year, we began a review of the site with a view to building a new version of the site for 2018 that would take advantage of the latest responsive web technologies and CMS platforms, allowing us to build both a mobile friendly and multi-lingual website. In preparation for the alternate language versions we commissioned professional translations of all the text on the site.

Built with Craft CMS, all areas of the new site (in multiple languages) can be managed by the client. The content management system is easy to use, features live previews, flexible content and a whole host of features that our clients really appreciate. But most of all it means the site can be easily maintained and updated.

An additional complexity came about with the requirement for the Slovakian version of the site to be hosted on a separate domain (greenform-so.sk). Our development team were able to configure a solution for this - enabling management of the English, German and Slovakian sites from a single CMS control panel.

Client Testimonial

Micrographix came highly recommended by one of their existing customers to us. They designed and built our website back in 2011 and have continued to host it along with our domain names.

We have been very impressed with how MicroGraphix have handled our account at all times, specifically with our rebranding in 2015. They have always been proactive and have delivered on time every time.

John Green, Joint Managing Director Stonebridge
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Redvision CCTV website design and development

Responsive website design, build and management, with Craft CMS.

MicroGraphix has produced a responsive website design and build for UK-based, security camera manufacturer, Redvision CCTV Ltd.

Redvision is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, CCTV cameras and housings for tough, hazardous or corrosive, outdoor surveillance applications.

MicroGraphix has been responsible for Redvision’s website since 2013. The website is produced using the Craft CMS (Content Management System), a user-friendly, powerful and reliable CMS preferred by many top brand names such as Oakley, Netflix and Salesforce.

Craft CMS is a highly flexible website platform, ideal for simple website designs through to highly complex, enterprise-level sites. Craft CMS was selected for Redvision because, as a rapidly growing security company with an expanding product and service portfolio, MicroGraphix was confident the website platform was capable of matching that growth. e-Commerce and custom plug-ins like Xtranet, multi-lingual support or manufacturing management systems could all be integrated later, without any redesign overhead.

MicroGraphix is an expert, value-added reseller of Craft CMS and our developers have extensive experience of using it for all levels of site. The Craft CMS interface is ideal for customers considering publishing news and managing page updates themselves - which Redvision has opted for. MicroGraphix supported this approach by preparing page templates to ensure the website design and navigation remains unchanged and consistent, regardless of who is updating it.

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Direct Publicity website design and build

CMS driven, responsive website design and build for Direct Publicity, specialists in the display and distribution of leaflets and brochures for the arts, leisure, tourism and cultural industries.

Using their brand ‘The Scene’, they host a constantly changing range of curated brochures and leaflets in specially designed, branded display points hosted in hundreds of key locations across Oxford, Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Worcestershire. 

Our in-house design and development teams worked closely to design and build the website, whilst our photographic team produced a series of composite images for the website combining studio product photography and stock library images. This enabled us to work within a very tight time frame.

The site is based on the Craft CMS platform and is completely editable via an easy to use admin system.  Please see our blog article for more information regarding the types of website platforms available and their advantages / disadvantages.

Client Testimonial

My client, a small company providing bespoke leaflet and brochure marketing services, needed a new website to act as a shop window, communicating the very best of what they can do and explaining to customers where they operate.

Their existing site was incredibly old and had not been updated for many years. Mike and the team at MicroGraphix took our brief and ran with it to create a bold, colourful new site which is clean and easy to navigate. Mike also suggested we do some composite photography to show off our leaflet and brochure stands and I’m so glad we took him up on that. The stands on the site look great and really help to explain our offering to potential future clients.

My client is delighted with the result, and so am I – we are already seeing the benefits with more web-enquiries coming in than ever before. The new site is easy to manage and really helps to promote the business. If you have a web, digital or photography project and are looking for someone to work with, I highly recommend you get in touch – they are great to work with.

Stuart Porter, Marketing Consultant Direct Publicity
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Bailey Racing website design and build

Responsive website design and build for Bailey Racing, an Oxfordshire based company specialising in Thoroughbred Racehorse ownership.

A simple, scrolling website was required to show off the key areas of their business and drive visitors to the sales section or to get in contact.  Built on the Craft CMS platform Bailey racing can update and edit all areas of the site.

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CST Global website design and build

CMS driven, Responsive website design and build for CST Global, an independent, volume-producer of semiconductors

CST Global provides both a custom foundry service, as well as a range of high-volume, standard laser products for the optical communications markets.

Our in-house design and development teams worked closely to design and build the website within a very tight time frame. Because the site is completely CMS driven, amendments to the pages and can be made instantly.

The site is mobile friendly, served over SSL and much quicker to load than the previous site; all things that customers and Google appreciate.

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Website design and data management for CP Electronics

Much more than a simple website design the CP Electronics project is the culmination of months of planning and data management.

A long-standing and valued client who embrace innovative technologies to design and deliver energy-saving controls, CP Electronics approached MicroGraphix with a request to build a bespoke content management system that would provide their staff and customers with quick access to product information and technical support.

The scale and complexity of information involved (180 categories of products and sub products) demanded the highest levels of accuracy from our in house team, from early architecture planning through to database management and website development.

Project complete, we are proud of the results. CP Electronics now have a unique content management system that looks great, offers excellent functionality and is easily maintained. It encompasses User Management, News & Projects, Stockist Finder (UK & International) and a Support Services section (including software downloads, user guide search and energy savings calculator).

The system also manages over 300 pdfs; automatically generates part code descriptions and provides a complete set of technical data for each part, allowing automatic production of literature via the Easycatalog Indesign plugin.

Client Testimonial

We’ve been working with MicroGraphix since 2007 and needless to say every area of the team, from graphic design and photography, to digital media has delivered the goods time and again. Out-of-the-box thinking, real world practicality, uniqueness and attention to detail are always brought to the table.

Mike Brooks, Marketing Manager CP Electronics
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NSSE ecommerce website design

CMS driven, responsive ecommerce website for power protection specialists NSSE.

NSSE’s previous website hadn’t progressed for a couple of years and needed an update. Through a recommendation, NSSE chose MicroGraphix to tackle the redesign and rebuild. The update provided an opportunity to add new functionality, namely an e-commerce store, and to address the both the branding and user experience.

After completing the planning stage, in which the site architecture and content plan were produced, we began defining the visual components. Taking an evolutionary approach, we built upon NSSE’s existing branding, refining colours, typography, iconography and imagery to elevate the aesthetic to where the company aspired to be.

A visual direction was agreed upon quickly and allowed us to start developing prototypes early on. Company stakeholders were able to view the prototypes in context (in the browser and on mobile) and get a sense for how the site would function. This allowed for meaningful feedback, which was essential for keeping momentum on the project.

Built with Craft CMS and Craft Commerce, all areas of the site, including the store, can be managed by the client. The content management system is easy to use, features live previews, flexible content and a whole host of features that our clients really appreciate. But most of all it means the site can be easily maintained and updated.

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Draks website design and build

CMS driven, Responsive website design and build for Draks wardrobe doors.

Draks has over twenty years’ experience manufacturing and supplying bespoke wardrobe interiors and doors. After completing successful print and photography projects with us in the past, we collaborated with them once again to improve their online presence.

Our in-house design, development and photography teams worked closely to design and build the website within a very tight time frame. Because the site is completely CMS driven, amendments to the product ranges and company information can be made instantly.

The site is mobile friendly, served over SSL and much quicker to load than the previous site; all things that customers and Google appreciate.

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Agrivert responsive website design

Agrivert’s new fully responsive (mobile friendly) website showcases the company’s expertise in the fields of food and green waste recycling.

Produced on the Craft CMS platform it provides the client with a fully editable and adaptable website. The client’s business locations have been uploaded to Google MyBusiness and integrated into the site to ensure potential customers can easily identify the location of their nearest facility.

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Asnew Upholstery responsive website design

Asnew Upholstery opens the site visitor’s eyes to the vast possibilities for home furniture renewal offered by this craft-led family business.

With the help of our in-house photographer, we captured the before and after of the reupholstery process. Then making use of the interactivity the web provides, we created a way for customers to see this transformation happen.

The result was far more engaging than a simple side-by-side image. It really encourages potential customers to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into making a piece as good as new. In addition to this important showcase, the website also details the services Asnew provide and an insight into the team and process that makes it all possible. As a consequence visits to the site and enquiries have increased dramatically.

An embedded showcase video was also filmed on location by our video production team – one of the extra benefits of working with the multi-disciplined MicroGraphix team.

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Ultraflex website design

As with many businesses, Ultraflex have a complex and technical product offering. Organising that product information​ and presenting it in an approachable way is no easy task, and is often where off-the-shelf websites fall short.

After getting to know the Ultraflex product offering, we began mapping out the structure of the new site and planning the types of content needed to communicate the essential information. With a clear set of requirements established, we chose to work with a Craft CMS, a full-featured and flexible content management system that would compliment the planned structure and allow for future evolution.

Using our page builder (developed for Craft CMS), editors of the Ultraflex website were able to quickly assemble pages with a variety of different content types and pre-built components (images, slideshows, tables, text, quotes etc). These pages could then be easily categorised and grouped using Craft CMS’s intuitive category and relationship features.

By building the website with reusable components we were able to add and manage the content efficiently and consistently throughout the process. This workflow, in combination with multiple team members being able to edit the content at once, meant the site came in on time and within budget.

The website is also engineered for performance, an increasingly important factor for both user satisfaction and search rankings. Coupled with our industry leading website hosting, the website scores very highly on Google’s speed tests; something that many template sites fail to do. The resulting website is a performant, functional and easy to navigate.

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