Want to stand out on the web, then Gecko Surfing can work with you, we have a full suite of website services designed to engage, inform and excite your target audience. Based in Penarth, South Wales we offer the option of one to one support.
We’ll develop and design a custom built website from scratch or using your current site as the base. With easy access allowing for full editing control and hosting by GeckoSurfing you’ll be able to create take your site to a whole new level.
No matter what you want to teach, how you want to teach it, or who you want to reach. We can set up WP Courseware to work with your WordPress website – enabling you to create accessible, interactive training courses.
With ‘Woo Commerce’ installed on your website you will be able to sell your services directly and safely and securely. Let us take the hassle out of the setup for you, while you focus on your services.
Having decided on your business idea or project you’ll need to decide what to call it. Your website will have a domain name and it’s a good idea if both of these match. Domain names are unique so you’ll need to check out if what you want is available. Explore availability on Heart Internet
Your website needs to be accessible to the internet 24/7 and hosted on a secure server. We provide hosting through a reputable company. We researched and evaluated all companies and have settled on A2hosting. Once a hosting account is set up a connection is made with your domain name and we install WordPress and then, if you want, a shop front – Woo Commerce
You now have a basic WordPress theme and the next thing to consider is how to customise it. WordPress has a whole bunch of free themes for you to choose from. We use Elegant themes Divi as it’s also a page builder. Page builders can really help you with layout and increase the professional look of your website.
With a theme installed you are ready to think about your design in more detail. You may want a logo created, think about what pages or post you will need and how you want the menu and structure of your site to look, What images will you use and what content do you need? You can do this on your own or we can work with you.
Once your website is live you’ll need to keep it as secure as possible, this requires regular maintenance. It’s really important that the site is backed up regularly so that you can relax knowing that whatever happens, your site can be reinstated quickly. The providers of WordpPress, WordPress Themes and Plugins are regularly updating to ensure security or for improvements so it is really important that you are running the latest version. We can work with you on this.
Liz worked with us to create a website design that suited us and the audience we wanted to address. In our case this was a simple, academic style designed to communicate our research activities around brain injury clearly and effectively. We wanted our site to look very different from the flashy website of the plethora of legal firms chasing compensation claims after brain injury – Liz helped us achieve this.
Professor Celia Kitzinger – Cardiff University