Evolving Media specialise in both business and personal websites, including eCommerce, events, online bookings systems, photography and video portfolios, blogs and more.
Our clients come from across the world and from all walks of life, including online retailers, medical practices, personal bloggers, building companies, complementary healing practitioners, legal professionals, interior designers, graphic designers, photographers, doctors, nurses and human services workers.
Whether your project is large or small, Evolving Media will take care of you from start to finish, and provide ongoing support once your website is live and continues to grow, expand and evolve. It is our joy to be with you every step of the way.
Our website design and development services include:
- Design and development of new websites – all of our websites are responsive and are designed to display and function beautifully across all devices.
- Upgrade, re-design and development of existing websites
- Content creation support including copywriting, content structure, user interaction, layout, photography, logo design and branding
- Website upgrades and maintenance
- Updating website content to keep your website alive, fresh and ranking in the search engines
- Website expansion – adding new features and functionality such as blogs, social media integration and online shopping
- Developing online shopping sites on website platforms such as WordPress and Drupal or on specialty eCommerce platforms such as Shopify or BigCommerce
- Maintaining and updating online stores – uploading new products, updating prices, managing sale items
- Websites with paid subscriptions and members only areas
- Standalone blog sites for your business or personal use on a range of different blogging platforms
Where do we start?
Before we start to think about any of the technical or design aspects of building a website, the crucial first step is get to know you and the purpose behind your website. In our initial consultations we will discuss your project, work or business and from there come together to develop the website structure and map out what is needed next in terms of written content, photography, logo and branding.
Evolving Media offers copywriting services to support with the development of written content for your website, as we are aware that a) it can be a confronting experience to write about yourself or your own business and b) the written word isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and can sometimes be the biggest hurdle that gets in the way of producing a website and getting your business out to the world.
Whatever your project needs, we will be there to support. We offer complete video production services and work in collaboration with a highly experienced network of logo design and branding artists as a range well as brilliant professional photographers covering the Northern Rivers of NSW, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Germany and the UK.
Working together on the project
Once we have all the content organised the next step is to start building your website. Evolving Media develops websites on different platforms, primarily on WordPress but also on WIX and Weebly.
We offer complete web development services, but can also provide website development tutorials, or simply assist you with building your own website at a one-on-one hourly rate.
Either way, we will be in communication with you throughout the project and naturally speak in simple language that can be understood by all ages and backgrounds. Simply put, you won’t get overwhelming tech talk from us.
The Final Result
We bring a great deal of care to our website development, making sure that all of the details are taken care of and no stone is left unturned in representing you or your business with the highest level of professionalism and quality.
The working relationship is very important to us, and know that by working with 100% transparency and care, we will produce a website that serves you and your business for years to come.
Ongoing Maintenance and Support
It is important to understand when building a website, that there are inevitable ongoing costs to maintain its presence online. It is very much like buying a car. There is the initial outlay for the purchase, but the car requires constant care, maintenance and servicing to keep it running smoothly on the road.
The internet is made up of a lot of moving parts that are working together like cogs in a machine. It is actually quite a fragile eco-system that all websites are relying upon to smoothly function. The parts of this machine are constantly evolving and being updated, and it isn’t uncommon for something to go wrong with a website simply because one or more of the myriad of interlinking technologies that are working together have been updated and are no longer fully compatible with one another. This may also be because the platform that your website is built on needs to be updated to its latest version so that it plays nice with the other moving parts.
It is best practice to keep the platform (technology) that a website is built on constantly up to date for both functionality and security purposes. On platforms such as WIX and Weebly, this updating process is taken care of automatically, but for WordPress websites the updating process is far more technical and hands on.
Can I just do it myself?
The answer to this question will vary based on the complexity of your WordPress website. If your website is a simple build with minimal customisation, then you may be able maintain it yourself. In these scenarios, Evolving Media can provide tutorials on basic maintenance and updating your website at our usually hourly rate.
In most cases, however, our clients find that the process of remembering the technical steps combined with keeping track of the required logins make it more trouble than it’s worth to bother with DIY, and it is simpler to leave it to us.
This is why we offer a range of yearly website maintenance plans for WordPress websites.
From our first meeting, to your website going live and continuing to expand and evolve, we are here to support you at every step of the way.