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Web design & development that understands your brand & SEO. <br> Yep, it's a thing.

Web design & development that understands your brand & SEO.
Yep, it's a thing.

You want a beautiful website. That’s a given. But it has to perform beautifully too – technically for Google, intuitively for humans. And that’s what sets our web development company apart from others in Perth. Our web designers and developers get it. All of it.

Build me a website that ranks.

Custom web design & development

WordPress is the world’s favourite website development platform. Ours too. It’s robust, flexible, open-source and ubiquitous – you’ll find WordPress designers and developers everywhere, so you’re never tied to one web development company. But best of all, because we know WordPress inside-out, we can build a lean, custom-designed site for you from the ground up, quickly and cost effectively. See why we’re Perth’s best WordPress developers.

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If you want a website that sells your products effectively, you need more than a shopping cart. You need an e-commerce site that’s secure, scalable and easy to manage. That’s responsive and mobile-friendly. That offers different payment and shipping options, and analytics that turn data into powerful insights. And you need integrated SEOAdWords and social media to reach the right customers. Learn more about our e-commerce websites.

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User experience (or UX)

Ever noticed how some websites just feel right? Natural. Intuitive. It’s no accident. It’s the result of user experience or UX design where everything – from information architecture (IA) and navigation to branding, design and copywriting – are carefully planned by our web designers & developers to create a website experience that engages casual visitors and converts them into paying customers.

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Website domains and hosting

OK, so domains and hosting and IP addresses and website load speeds may not be as sexy as website design, but the domain hosting choices you make can be the difference between success and the f-word. You might not always be able to tell the difference between one domain hosting solution and another, but Google can. So don’t take any chances. Get the domain hosting basics right.
Discover why we’re Perth’s go-to web hosting guys.

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Web design & development,
BirdBrain-style

Perth web developers & designers are all much of a muchness, right? Wrong. If you want a website that works reliably and effectively on every level, you need a web design and development company that does too – a company, like ours, that makes achieving the hardest online objectives feel easy. There really is a difference between custom and premade WordPress templates.

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Foundations

Whether you’re building a house or invading a country, you’ll need a plan. Or you can be sure you’ll end up with egg on your face.

And a website is no different. We speak with many clients who have dived head first into a new site without knowing what they are trying to achieve. The results are mostly disastrous.

That’s why we always start with a plan.

What are foundations?

When we meet with any new client, the first question we ask is “why?”. More specifically, why do you need to build a new site and what do you want it to do.

Often the answer isn’t as simple as it might seem. Although most websites are designed to generate leads or new business, this isn’t always the case. Some sites are there to build trust, brand awareness or capture email addresses. Don’t fall into the trap of building a new site without being clear on your goal.

With the purpose defined, we get to work planning the site structure – it’s URLs, information architecture, the user flow and content plan. We need to understand the goal of each page, what we would like users to do once they arrive and when they are ready to move on.

By creating an effective website foundation, everything that follows is purpose driven and built to grow into, not out of.

Technology

You might not see the code that powers a website, but you’ll experience it.

With lean code and best in class technology under the hood, your site will be faster, more engaging and perform better in the search engines. Good code is the X factor that elevates a sites experience above the mediocre.

As web conventions evolve, you need confidence that your web partner will too. Our web team invest heavily in R&D to ensure we’re consistently ahead of the curve with the best solutions.

Next generation code

Yes, traditional WordPress is widely trusted and easy to use, but it can be slow. Which is why we’ve teamed its trusted CMS with a React (JavaScript library) front end to deliver performance that has made the term “load speed” virtually obsolete.

ReactJS’s sublimely efficient code delivers virtually instant rendering that allows us to worry less about waiting for pages to load and more on delivering immersive experiences that will keep your customers and Google smiling.

Content

As harsh as it sounds, without great content, your website is a waste of space. A pointless distraction from the millions of quality sites fighting for attention.

Content shouldn’t be an afterthought to a website’s design. The reality is, it’s the reason your site exists. Visitors don’t come to your site to be entertained, they come for high quality, trustworthy solutions to answer their questions and solve their problems.

What is content?

Content is anything on your site that educates or informs your visitors. Whether it’s written (copy), visual (video, images, infographics etc) or audio (interviews, music etc), content should be your website’s greatest asset.

But that’s not all. It’s one thing to have great content, it’s another to deliver it in a way that’s easy to find, easy to digest and likely to achieve its purpose.

That’s why our website process places content creation front and centre.

Design

Fundamental to a website’s success is quality, conversion focussed design. No matter the quality of your content, a naff design will distract and diminish trust.

Web design is a unique and specialised discipline. Unlike print design, web design isn’t static – it needs to adapt to an ever-increasing range of mobile, tablet and desktop requirements. And achieving an exceptional result is no accident.

Follow the conventions

There’s no doubt creativity is key to good design, but when it comes to web, it’s not always the case. By fixating on new and different ways to design a site, the risk is that user waste valuable time figuring out what to do. Valuable time that could be spent clicking and converting.

Menu positioning call to actions, content hierarchy, phone number placement all have learned conventions embedded in our minds from years of navigating the web. As soon as we break these conventions, we risk confusing users and losing their interest.

A great web design will stay focussed on being seamless and intuitive, even if it means following the same conventions used for many years.

Web design trends come and go, but the same rules apply. Make a site easy to use, eliminate distractions and remain focussed on the goal.

How much does it cost to build a website?

While our websites start at around $10,000, we can consult with you free of charge to find a solution that suits your exact requirements.

What platforms do you use for your sites?

Most of our sites are built using the WordPress CMS however we also develop with Shopify for ecommerce and some other technology options.

How long do you take to build a site?

Depending on the size and complexity of a site, we take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months. We’ll do our best to work to your deadlines without cutting any corners.

Can you write copy or arrange photography for my site?

It’s common for us to produce the content for the sites we build. We have in-house copywriters, photographers and videographers who would love to work with you.

Why do I need a new website?

It’s possible that you don’t. We may be able to work with your current site to achieve your objectives. If your site’s code and design are generally poor, it may be better to build a new site. It’s a bit like renovating a house vs building a new house.

There are so many web developers, why would I choose you?

We combine exceptional design, lean code and great content with decades of branding experience. We’ll not only create an incredible site, we’ll help you realise your big picture goals – we’ve been doing it for over 20 years.

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  • Phone
    (08) 9381 4441
  • Address
    BirdBrain Perth3/73 Troy TerraceJolimont WA 6014
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