How We Work
2 Ears 1 Mouth
We listen to what you want and understand how your business can take advantage of the online world, by transferring your proven sales techniques online. We pride ourselves in developing bespoke eCommerce business systems to take your business to the next level.
Our partnership with you is the key to a successful project. Regular meetings and open contact ensure the initial specification is correct and that all areas have been explored thoroughly.
Once the project is running we maintain a free flow of ideas and information by phone, messaging and email. Everything is logged online by our project management system which you can view anytime.
Of course, we are always available for face to face meetings when required.
Good websites combine creative design with functionality to bring an enriched user experience. For this reason we start with a wild creative journey and have a process to tame this beast into something visitors will enjoy experiencing (having considered the brand identity, product features, the navigation and user experience).
To ensure the success of this we have a structured and planned approach for every project.
Our system is divided into 3 stages to find your ideal design.
Stage 1: The concept Stage: This is where all ideas are discussed openly enabling the design team to draft a number of different styles and concepts.
Stage 2: Design Consolidation: Here we pull together mock-ups as well as developing the ideas drawn out by the concept stage. Suggested designs are presented to you in line with the brief.
Stage 3: Final rollout: Removes any imperfections and once the final design is agreed it is rolled out over the site and incorporated into the backend functions.
This infographic was created by Jacob Senior as part of his work placement experience from Cherwell School. He's in year 11! Boy did we luck out, isn't it amazing. Jacob's looking at a career in the creative industry and with this talent let's hope he hangs in there.
We have hosted a number of work placement students, they are always well worthwhile for all concerned, we are proud to put their work on our site and encourage other firms to get involved.
The Devil's in the Detail
We build quality websites that are robust.
Delivering quality websites and web solutions to our clients are paramount to our philosophy as a company.
We take pride in the quality of the work we do to bring you peace of mind. This allows you to concentrate your efforts on your core business, while we take care of your online presence.
We have many years of experience in web design and development and as a result we have a strong portfolio of highly satisfied clients who return to us for all their subsequent ecommerce and design requirements.
By following tried and tested OFEC practices and W3C guidelines we create scalable and tested web sites and systems.
The features of our sites include:
XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid code as defined by W3C
CSS valid code as defined by W3C
No extraneous elements, only lean, fast code
Use of CSS inheritance
Particular attention paid to header titles, meta tags, h1 tags, A tags and Alt tags for search engine purposes.
On-line system for de-bugging and bug reporting
All work is guaranteed and we can commit to Service Level Agreements as required.
We are flexible
Techs with Flex
You may have been running a website for a number of years and are now finding your site has outgrown your original spec. With a growing realisation that the site is looking dated or unable to cope with your increasing business, is it time to revitalise and upgrade the design and functionality of your site?
We are flexible enough to work on your existing website and just give it a new fresh look without costing you the earth. We are also happy to work with your designs or a designer of your choice.
If you are about to start a powerful marketing campaign and you need a landing page that would allow specific focused marketing for a (new) product or service, again we are here to help. We've got extensive experience in developing key tools in highly-visible eCommerce campaigns.
Understanding the consumer AND the system
Online marketing is a loose term, and can encompass many areas such as website optimisation, online PR, email marketing and web campaigns. The key to understanding online marketing is the idea that it must be guided by strategy and supported by detailed insights into results.
We look at how your company performs by looking at your data and from this we devise the marketing strategy. From the power of the web you can segment your market and target your message right down to micro consumer behaviour, and of course with this level of targeting, increase analysis of sales results and increased ROI.
Linking online marketing such as Google Adwords and Pay per Click with traditional (off-line) marketing we seek to deliver the strategic goals and sales targets of our clients through web marketing. By bringing these practices together to achieve the common goals of a company, whether that is promoting products, services or information, we aim to achieve the best results for our clients.
iPad Friendly Websites
Users of the iPad or similar tablet device interact with web content in a new, unique way. Simply being able to swipe to the next page, to dart around web pages with your finger, to zoom in and out by squeezing digits together, means there are new ways to navigate websites, so why not look at iPad friendly websites?
If you want iPad users to really get the most out of your website, you need an iPad modified site optimised for the iPad (oe other tablet). Obviously the intention is that by improving the experience you’ll improve inquiry rates, sign-ups and sales. Whether you need this or not depends more on the design and requirements than whether its an e-brochure site, micro-site, second generation website, multi-lingual or e-Commerce website.
National newspapers and major consumer brand websites are already investing substantial sums in developing specialist websites for iPad as well as being optimised for alternative formats to suit smartphones and tablets. For example, newspaper iPad friendly websites are all about creating new ways of displaying advertising as they seek to monetise their websites.
At OFEC, recreating your website to be iPad friendly or an alternative format doesn’t need to cost the earth. An iPad version of your website can be created from your existing website, with our expert team of coders can recreate your site specifically optimised for iPad tablet users. And we can set up your existing site so that iPad tablet visitors are automatically redirected to the version that suits their hardware best.
Keep all your website visitors happy, through iPad friendly websites especially if they are visiting on their iPad – call 01865 556070 now to find out how.
Darling, it's Social Media Integration on Websites
In particular B2C businesses are very well suited to harnessing the opportunities presented by social media and therefore want to integrate the likes of Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Linked In, You Tube....
There are a number of ways you can link to social media sites such as Facebook etc
In a nutshell, the idea is to create a 2 way flow of content from social media displayed on your site to visitor on your site liking and engaging with it's content via their social media personas.
Types of Website
Types of Website
There are a number of different types of website you may be interested in:
(Content Management Systems)
CMS sites allow you to add and edit the content of the website yourself. More...
Membership or Community Sites
Membership or Community Sites focus on managing your group of raving fans. More...
eCommerce sites allow you to sell online. More...
Love the site but want nothing to do with changing the content, this is for you. More...
You've been there, done it and now want it done properly.
Small but perfectly formed, single message, clear goal.