A company's web site is often the first point of contact for any prospective customer; it is therefore a vital asset to any business or venture. Here at The Solutions Factory we believe that the design should be simple, clear and easy to read and navigate. We also believe that the design should be customer led. Your brand is unique and your website must reflect that.
Often business owners are concentrating so much on the look of their website and the photos which they need to add that they forget about what they have to write. The content on your website is very important as this is what search engines are looking at to find your page. We can help you prepare your text to be read by people and search engines by researching keywords and phrases.
In addition to your website we will advise you that you need to use social media to engage with your customers, if you are not already. We are happy to help you with this and give ideas on how you can plan your social media marketing campaigns.
Newsletters are an excellent way of engaging with your customers. We can help you set up your newsletter service.
Website and content review
Do you already have a website but you are not sure that is really attracting your customers. We are happy to take a look and work with you to improve your content.
The techy bit
The Solutions Factory develops websites on PCs using HTML, PHP, ASP and .NET. We have developed our own content management system which will give you full access to edit your website. Unlike other content management systems ours is lightweight and flexible and we can design bespoke applications to the site. We have also designed a unique multilanguage platform which is easy to update. Facilities that require pages to be generated automatically such as emails in response to contact requests are created using Active Server Pages. The site must be hosted at an Internet Service Provider who can support this.
Websites today are not only viewed on a desktop monitor but also on a laptop, a pad and a phone, in the office, at home or on the move. Not to mention the different types of web browsers which could be used, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and many more. We can design the website so that it is responsive, that is easily read and navigated with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling on any format or we could design the website for a monitor and also have a mobile only site, such as we currently use for The Solutions Factory website. The Solutions Factory is ready to build a cross-platform app, if your business requires it.
Here are some examples of the websites that we have designed over the years.
Ynni Sir Gâr / Carmarthenshire Energy is a social enterprise based in Carmarthenshire, working within our community to tackle climate change.
Using the solid colours of the logo and with a simple and clean layout gives an air of authority and cohesivenss to the website and the message of the enterprise.
This is a bilingual website and is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System.
Joint Action Solutions
An innovative business whose aim it is to reducing the impact on worker’s lives from Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) Injury. The customer particularly wanted a video in the header to give the website an element of movement.
The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System.
A community website, in Welsh and English. The contents covers everything from the history of the area to a business directory to an events diary.
The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System. As part of our commitment to the communities of Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli, we volunteer our services to update this website with information.
West Wales Panels and Groundworks
This local business based in Talgarreg manufactures fencing, panels, gates of all kinds for gardens and agricultural use. They also have over 35 years of experience in groundworks and landscaping. They have been using a Facebook and get a lot of feedback via that social media channel.
The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System.
This local group of volunteers have collected over 1000 images which they have uploaded to the People's Collection Wales website. However they wanted their own website for more information and which would link to their collection on the national website.
The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System and is bilingual.
Bunkhouse Accommodation at Penrhiw Farm
The Long Barn bunkhouse is available for large groups to hire at affordable rates. There are also two other units available to hire at this organic farm.
The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System. Behind the scenes, the website also incorporates a booking system and the booked dates are shown on the Availability calendar on the public website. This is a neat and affordable option for small accommodation providers who want their booking calendar to be part of their website so they no longer need to use third party software which is often the case.
The Pasold Research Fund
The Pasold Research Fund provides grant funding for textile students throughout the world for publishing, workshops and research.
The website is powered by our Content Management System. The website fully responsive so that it is easily viewed on all sizes of monitors, tablets and smart phones. The picture above shows the how the site is viewed on a wide device and the pictures on the left shows how the website is viewed on a narrower device such as a smart phone. The biggest difference is the menu, which changes from a horizontal menu to a drop down menu.
A completely new design for Tysul Vets, Llandysul. We have used their logo with its sketches of animals as a bases the design as well using different shades of blue with orange to highlight.
The website is powered by our Content Management System and is fully responsive.
A little extra: When the site appears on a mobile phone it is possible to click on the telephone number and the phone will be able to dial it, if you wish. Which could be useful in an emergency.
We have redesigned and updated the website for this Cumbrian based company. Using the Solutions Factory's own content managment system this website is also responsive.
Cyngor Cymuned Llandysul | Llandysul Community Council
Cyngor Bro Llangeler | Llangeler Community Council
Both these Community Councils needed a website to fulfil their duties as public bodies.
The websites are:
powered by the Solutions Factory content managment system
uploading the council minutes is quick for the Clerks
Pwerdy: Canolfan Cymunedol a Chelfyddydau / Powerhouse: Community and Arts Centre
The Pwerdy, Pont-Tyweli, restored for use as a community and arts centre will provide a variety of activities for local people, ranging from arts to IT to films. There is also opportunity of hire the building and its equipment.
The website uses Solutions Factory content management system which is easily updateable from any web browser by the client. As well as designing the website The Solutions Factory has set up the Twitter page and the Facebook fan page. Training to use the website, Twitter and Facebook was part of the package. The customer requested that instead of an events page, the Facebook events page is embedded into the web page. This is due time constraints as the Pwerdy is volunteer run.
The Old Vicarage cottage is a three star self catering cottage in North Carmarthenshire. The cottage is surrounded by an acre of landscape garden created by the owners. It is essential that the website is thoroughly optimised for search engines as holiday accommodation in West Wales is incredibly competitive.
Based in Australia , IPI produce inflatable packers for the use in various industries from geotechnical to drilling. This is the third version of the website which we have developed with IPI. This time we have used the Solutions Factory content management system which IPI administrators will be able to update whereever they are in the world, so long as they have an internet connection. The site is also available in Spanish.
Typoeth Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage not far from Llandysul. We used the open source Joomla! content management system to build this site so that the site owner is easily able to update the site whenever and wherever she wants to.