Website Design and Development
From landing pages and websites to complex web applications, we have the in house skills and resources to deliver beautifully designed, brand aligned website solutions that deliver exceptional user experiences.
When it comes to websites, we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why we work with a variety of platforms, recommending the most suitable technologies for each organisation based on its objectives and situation. We create intelligent, adaptive website strategies and technologies to serve the specific needs of your business and market.
Website development with Sentius commences with strategy first. Through a series of workshops, we work with you to establish the right marketing, communications and user experience strategy before starting design and development.
The level of detail and planning that goes into building a website strategy is what sets Sentius apart, resulting in inspiring, innovative and high performing user-centered websites for our clients.
Capture your target market through successful digital campaigns like SEO, digital advertising, email marketing and social media marketing
Captivate website visitors with relevant, meaningful, compelling messaging, engaging and dynamic web design and strong calls to action
Contain website visitors as they spend time on your site and browse multiple pages. UX design, effective user journey navigation mapping, engaging content and strategic messaging are key to successfully containing visitors
Convert website visitors into valuable leads and new customers. Effective conversion point mapping and design will deliver results, measured by the number of enquiries, calls or online sales your website generates
Drupal is one of the world’s leading open-source CMS frameworks for building everything from personal blogs to large enterprise applications and ecommerce websites. Sophisticated, secure and robust, it has become the system of choice for high transaction, high traffic sites, including big business, government and multinational web presences.
Drupal is agile, customisable, and secure, making it a suitable CMS option for nearly any type of business. Its high scalability means you can start with a basic site and roll out enhancements and customisations over time as needed. And Drupal has a full range of community features already built in so you can unleash the power of social media for your business immediately.
We love working with Drupal. It allows us to create a highly customisable solution for you in terms of features, functionality, layout and design –so you get a website that perfectly reflects your brand and serves your audiences.
WordPress is the most widely used CMS (content management system) with an estimated 30% of the World Wide Web running on WordPress. Many clients are familiar with the WordPress CMS and choose to use this platform because of its flexibility, plug and play theming options and extensive plugin library.
We design and develop custom WordPress themes, or can work with an existing theme to provide a more cost-effective development option.
When it comes to WordPress website development, we know there are a lot of options. With Sentius, rest assured knowing your WordPress website strategy and quality will be second to none. With over 16 years’ industry experience, we’re experts at implementing the latest technological advances to meet your business needs.
Whether you're an existing ecommerce store, or looking to take your brand online for the first time, we can help create the right strategy for a successful ecommerce site.
We develop ecommerce websites on Drupal Commerce, WooCommerce and Shopify. We work with you to understand your business objectives, needs, and budget, and can recommend the platform best suited to your situation.
The key to a successful ecommerce website is the right strategy, which is why we spend time upfront researching your market and competitors, workshopping your product structure, customer journey, and the UX elements to design and develop a ecommerce site that converts.
Website workshops and UX strategy
The most effective websites are built with the user in mind. Website development with Sentius commences with strategy first.
Our difference as a consulting agency is we apply marketing strategy to the thinking, planning, design and content of websites – before commencing the actual design and development of the website. We centre all critical website decision on the user and apply the highest level User Experience Design thinking and practices to every website.
User experience (UX) design workshops are held in the planning stage of website development where we map out the ideal customer journey, define critical conversion points, and devise the ideal UX strategy for your target customers.
Our website strategies go much deeper than merely listing user tasks. We take the broader market, and your competitors into consideration, establishing methods to create difference and advantage for your brand online.
The outcomes from the website workshops and UX strategy sessions guide the website information architecture, layout, design and features.
Website hosting, and support services
We offer complete hosting, maintenance and support plans to keep your website and digital systems running smoothly. Our hosting services have over 99.9% uptime with prompt support from the Sentius team when needed.
We have dedicated Australian-based servers meaning faster load times for your website.
In addition, our in house team is on call for ad hoc bug fixes and feature developments.
BAU services are available for organisations in need of ongoing support. Our systems team is on call and ready to address any issues with support provided via our online ticketing system or email request.
Sentius BAU service packages include:
- Bug fixing and feature development to scope
- Website Security Monitoring
- Website Performance Monitoring
- Database Maintenance & Optimization
- Performance Optimization
- Security Updates
- Module Security updates
- Production/Development/Staging environment deployment and synchronisation
- UX, UI and UAT testing
Website client success
Our new site is great, you completely understood our vision for the site. We now understand what you meant by applying strategy to the web project. We can really see the difference in how you’ve brought it all together.
- Ecommerce apparel Client
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Website design and development FAQs
I have a website built by another company but want to make some changes, can you help?
Yes. We have the capabilities and experience working with a wide range of website platforms, and can most likely work with your website as well. Our development team can take a look at the backend of the website and assess whether it's built in a platform we can work with.
When my website is live, who owns the right to the code?
You do! We're all about transparency, and when your website project is complete, we will transfer ownership of the code over to you.
How long does it take to design and develop a new website?
Timelines vary from website to website depending on the platform, number of pages and scope (CMS vs Ecommerce). Small, template based website builds can be completed in a little as six weeks, whereas larger projects and ecommerce websites can take 8-20 weeks. We can provide an estimate upfront if you have a specific deadline to meet.