Website design and mobile friendly websites
Your requirements may range from a small website to a larger site offering a fully integrated, database-driven eCommerce (shopping cart system) with a social media plan to drive additional traffic through to your site and increase your online presence. Located in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, we specialise in website design and development using a variety of the latest content management (CMS) and eCommerce systems including WordPress, Magento, Joomla and WooCommerce and have clients based all over the UK. Our team can also build tailored systems should a custom on-line business system be required with advanced features - just give us a call, we'd love to talk to you about your requirements.
In terms of website development trends, responsive website design aims to provide users with an optimal viewing experience for easy reading and navigation and is the most current design framework for web developers and website designers alike.
The concept behind responsive website design is to make your web page look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones) by using programming code to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge, or move the content in response to the current screen size giving your website visitors the best user experience.
According to the Google Developer's Mobile Configuration Guide:
Responsive design is Google’s recommended design pattern.
Our team will work closely with you to conceptualise the right look and feel for your website and ensure that your on-line marketing communications complement your corporate branding and if required we can set-up and manage your social media to include FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. pages and pay-per-click advertising campaigns to drive traffic to your website and ultimately convert visits to sales and increase revenue. For more information please get in touch using the quick response form on the right or call us on 01438 894 776.
Free website health check
Is your current business website performing as well as you want it to? Is it up to date, how is it ranking on Google? For a free and uncomplicated review of your current web systems please use the quick response form on the right to contact us. A member of our friendly team will be in touch within 24 hours to assist you.
Magento™, Joomla™ &
WooCommerce™ websites & plug-ins
We are highly experienced in integrating and supporting eCommerce and web content management systems such as Magento, Joomla, WordPress and WooCommerce so whatever your requirements we will work with you to implement the right solution for your business. For our clients running on-line stores in Magento we have also written customised plug-in's for them based on their individual business requirements.
WordPress™ site development
We offer WordPress installations, customisation and site support for both single and multiple domains for businesses. We are experienced in the management of WordPress websites, as well as WordPress sites that have been integrated with Woocommerce systems to facilitate on-line purchases and product management.
Are you a web designer, need help with plug-ins and advanced features?
We have worked with several website designers over the years to assist them with their web projects to integrate advanced features with eCommerce, template customisations, plug-ins and web apps to name just a few. If you're a web designer and need help with an existing project we will be more than happy to partner with you to see your project through to completion. Please give us a call and we can talk through your project with you.
Recent examples of our work
Core Financial Chelmsford
Built using WordPress this responsive template was tailored to Core Financial Chelmsford's corporate branding. Core Financial have been a much-valued client since 2007:
"We've been using Seran and Mark at Icestarmed
Visit the site: Core Financial Chelmsford
Running Magento 1.9, we recently implemented a brand new eCommerce site in a responsive theme, with various customisations to enhance the customer experience of the site.
Visit the site: Scott Nichol Socks
Running Wordpress and Woocommerce, we are maintaining and supporting this site and have recently renewed their theme to make it easier to keep up-to-date and secure.
Visit the site: Babington Group
Running Magento 1.9, we recently implemented a new responsive theme, with various customisations to enhance the customer experience of the site. Over the last year, and since we took over hosting and management of this website sales have more than doubled.
Visit the site: HJ Hall
Running Magento 1.9 and with various customisations, sales have more than doubled since we have taken over the hosting and management of this mobile-friendly site.
"Having worked with IceStar on a number of ecommerce projects for a number of businesses
Visit the site: Pantherella
Brigade Security Consultants
Built using WordPress this responsive template was customised to Brigade Security Consultants' branding and corporate look. Brigade Security Consultants have been a much-valued client since 2003.
Visit the site: Brigade Security Consultants
Deep Water Blue
Build using WordPress this responsive template was fully customised For Deep Water Blue, who specialise in improving the efficiency of water and steam systems. As part of the close working relationship between IceStar Media and Deep Water Blue we also developed a bespoke on-line management and maintenance programme called vSteam, which allows their engineers to record how and when actions have been taken to improve system performance and to control risk. For more information about Click here.
Visit the site: Deep Water Blue