All of these things start to hold back businesses when they’ve gone through their initial stages of growth. We partner with clients to guide them through the transition from their intial web prescence to a serious, business ready web platform.
WordPress’ vibrant eco-system and accessibility have led to huge market growth (58.5% of content management systems). However, the ease of putting websites together using off-the-shelf plugins and themes has often come at the cost of poor coding, bloated websites, security vulnerabilities, slow page loads, and complicated and confusing content management.
Many businesses are wasting time and money on WordPress sites that are poorly built, aren’t fit for purpose, and don’t meet the needs of their business or their customers.
A badly built WordPress website can have a very real cost to your business by:
We work well with these types of clients:
At Highrise Digital, we believe in a higher standard of WordPress development.
By working with us you’re choosing a development partner who will:
Highrise Digital work in a different way. We build custom, lean, forward looking websites that are tailored to your content and your business requirements.
Focusing on your needs and requirements to provide a bespoke, robust solution to meet your business objectives, using professional, modern development practices.
Often at the start of a web project, there are a lot of unanswered questions, and the road to success isn’t clear yet. In your session we will explore the project goals and create some solid ideas around the best way to achieve those – within your budget and timescales.
Are you looking for a new WordPress website? Using the latest professional development techniques, tool and practices, we build bespoke WordPress websites that meet your business objectives. Our user focused development is mobile optimised and cross platform/browser compatible.
As experienced plugin developers, the Highrise team can add custom functionality to your WordPress site in the form of a plugin. We build with modern development techniques, focusing on usability, security and functionality. If you have an idea to extend WordPress, we would love to build it!
WordPress Multisite allows you to manage an infinite number of websites from one point of access. This means that users, features, functionality, styling, etc. can all be controlled with a single login.
Even the best WordPress sites need looking after. We can provide maintenance and support for your WordPress site, keeping it up-to-date with the latest security and feature updates and monitoring its performance. We take care your site, so that you can concentrate on your business objectives.
We're lucky enough to have worked with a wide range of UK businesses - from design agencies and big brands to banks.
From the start of the project, we always felt in very good hands with the Highrise team. They made sure they understood what we were trying to achieve, communicated very well throughout the build, and delivered a top notch site in good time.
From the first meeting it was clear that they wanted to understand our wider business and marketing goals to ensure that the project delivered the very maximum value. Their project management, design and web development abilities (have) already begun to give wider value to our business.
I would definitely recommend Keith, not just as a developer, but as a digital consultant. His communication and commitment to quality are exceptional. He helps you shape your ideas into achievable results, within budget and well within deadlines.
Highrise Digital are a UK based, distributed team led by Mark Wilkinson and Keith Devon.
Lead UX and front-end developer, & co-founder
Keith is the founder of the WordPress London meetup group, and co-founder of codeHarbour - a web meetup in Kent. Keith has been building WordPress sites for over six years, and has worked with agencies and clients of all size.
Keith's focus is on how to leverage the power of WordPress to help businesses meet their goals.
Lead WordPress developer, & co-founder
Mark has been developing with WordPress for over 10 years. He has over 10 plugins in the official WordPress plugin repository, including WP Broadbean.
Mark is also very active in the WordPress community and has established himself as a regular speaker at WordCamps and meetups across the UK, including his own meetup - WordPress Cumbria. As a former teacher, Mark is good at explaining how things work!
The complete web development process. We can start at any stage of the process - where we begin is up to you.
Project discovery is the process of finding out the unique needs and goals of the business, and how the new website can help achieve those goals.
Why does the business need a website? Who is the website for? How/where/why do people access the site? These are all questions that should be answered before a website is built.
If you don't already have a detailed project brief, we can help with a one-off 'Road-mapping session'.
In this stage we will use 'wireframes' (lo-fidelity representations of page layout) and 'site maps' to build the structure and basic layout of your website. The focus here is on usability and content.
The design stage is used to develop the ‘look and feel’ of the website. Design decisions around typography, colour theory, texture, and imagery are made to deliver a style guide for the website.
If your business already has a strong visual brand then this will be incorporated. If not, we can help you to develop one.
The wireframes and style guide are pulled together and the website starts to come to life.
During this stage the front-end of the website will be developed. You'll be able to view the website in a web browser and see how it reacts to clicks, hovers and different screen sizes.
Once the front-end is built we'll work on integrating the World's favourite content management system (CMS) - WordPress.
You content will be fully accessible to you and your team, meaning no more requests to web developers every time you want to add a new page or article.