Web Development

Web Development

HTML/CSS, wide ranging server-side and client-side technologies, custom WordPress CMS and Magento eCommerce websites – all hand-coded from scratch, with a devotion to provide the best possible technical solution.

Increasingly, Steve Perry Creative joins forces with other designers and agencies, as well as working directly with clients. Often this coacting is for website development only, but it can be from a blank canvas all the way through to the successful upload.

Websites from Steve Perry are hand-coded: no use is made of pre-built templates. You are assured of a completely exclusive product, individually engineered from the start and free from clutter.

All websites in progress have off-site backups and Git version control as standard. This makes trying out new features and processes safe, without affecting the working code-base. Private staging servers are used throughout the development, so you can always see the status of the build and explore new features as they are implemented. It’s a completely transparent way of working.

“As a design agency with highest standards it is difficult to find talented Magento developers who can match the level of quality that we expect. Steve’s hard working attitude and ability to incorporate new ideas and approaches into such a complex solution as Magento makes him a valued element of what our agency can offer. We couldn’t recommend Steve enough.”
— Evan Richards & James Trippett, By Association Only

Steve’s projects include use of Chrome DevTools, Git version control, staging servers, Sass CSS pre-compilers, HTML/CSS/JS validation tools, Gulp, style minification, script concatenation, various image optimisation tools, plus much more besides. Some clients provide Adobe Photoshop or other graphics files as the starting point: more often it’s a straightforward verbal or written brief.

Whatever you might have in mind, get in touch with Steve now and chat about turning thoughts into reality.

HTML : CSS : SASS : JavaScript : PHP, talking the same language

Anyone who works with websites will know all about standard Hyper Text Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets – abbreviated to HTML and CSS. They’ll be just as familiar with dynamic programming language JavaScript and the PHP pre-processing tools.

At Steve Perry Creative, Sass scripting language technology is employed for the CSS. Sass can claim to be the most mature, stable and powerful professional-grade extension language available to developers.

Sass boasts more features and capability than any other CSS extension language out there. It even lets you use elements that go beyond CSS, such as variables, nesting, mixins and selector inheritance.

Putting it simply, Sass is far faster and cleverer to work with. It’s Steve Perry’s clients who reap the real rewards.

Technology & Change, building for the future

In this world of rapidly changing technology and rampant obsolescence, it is vitally important that your website is designed and engineered for the future, not just for today. Otherwise, your investment will be wasted.

Not so long ago websites were created for viewing on desktop computers and laptops. Now, smartphones and tablets are the devices of choice. More people look at websites on their phones than use computers. And so your site must perform across all systems, equally well. If yours does not work in this cross-platform way your customers will go elsewhere.

“95% of all UK purchases are influenced by online activity. Consumers use mobile-based price comparisons while they are actually in bricks and mortar stores.”
— John Lunn, Director of Innovation, PayPal.

At Steve Perry Creative there is a mobile-first approach to website design and development.

For example, instead of merely reducing your site to fit on to the smaller screen, thought is given to how the mobile user interacts with his or her device. The list includes buttons to accommodate finger tapping rather than mouse clicks, easily reached contact information, a simple add to address book feature, integrated in-store check-ins … and so on.

Smartphone customers expect a different experience than when using their desktop machines. That’s what you need to give them.

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