Hi, my name is Martin and I am the founder of Northern Beaches Websites. I am not the prettiest kid on the block but I do know a thing or two about websites. Please check out the below information to learn more about me and Northern Beaches Websites!
Northern Beaches Websites is an experienced website design and development studio based in Collaroy on Sydney’s Northern Beaches/Warringah district. Our team comprises of university qualified, award winning designers who are keen to make a difference to how people interact with digital services. Our goal is to:
MAKE WEBSITES AS FUNCTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL AND AS EASY TO USE AS POSSIBLE AND TO PROVIDE UNPARALLELED QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT.
We are completely locally owned and operated on Sydney’s awesome Northern Beaches. We currently serve customers in over 25 countries. Our list of clients includes small shops, sole traders and tradesman all the way up to large corporations with custom development projects.
Our websites are hassle free so you can concentrate on running your business! We provide great flexibility across all our website services. For example if you want to update your website yourself, that’s fine! If you want us to do everything for you, that’s great as well. Do you want to sit down and have a creative design session, we can do that, or do you want us to use our experience to come up with a great solution, well we can do that as well.
But we don’t just do websites though. Northern Beaches websites provides a range of graphic design solutions including logos, business cards and letterheads and we can even organise all the printing. We also provide photography, videography and copywriting services so your company or brand can be shown in the best possible light. We can produce engaging videos and online advertising using animation and professional narration. We also make signage and can get it made and delivered to your personal or business address. We even offer 3D CAD solutions with photo-realistic rendering, technical/engineering drawings and manufacturing specifications even for complex engineering projects – yes we are qualified industrial/product designers as well. We can also assist you in the sourcing of the manufacture of your product as we have extensive industry experience and knowledge of various supply chains which can help turn your idea into a real product.
We offer an end to end solution for a range of businesses and industries from design, marketing strategy and deployment, website development, support and ongoing maintenance.
projects delivered on time and on budget
countries around the world with online solutions
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years in operation and counting
Before we start projects we like to discuss with the customer what their goals are and what they want to achieve. As sometimes what you may initially envisage may not be the best strategy to succeed online or achieve your desired results. We have assisted many businesses big and small to get qualified traffic, increased conversions and higher engagement through good design, branding and marketing. We see the results first hand so we know we can achieve this for your business as well. Sometimes we like to guide businesses down a different path in a way that makes them stand out from the crowd, and not stick out; this is what we call being “radically conservative”.
At Northern Beaches Websites we take a fresh and creative approach to all our projects, even things that may seem mundane or beyond improvement. Take for instance a website we designed for The Cake Company based in Melbourne. Typically a cake website would be filled with pretty flowers and have a real traditional aesthetic. But the client wanted to stand out, so we developed a beautiful modern cake website, using striking bold colours that made visitors to her website take notice. The client has used our branding strategy not only in their marketing material but across their whole product line to create a professional, consistent and rememberable brand experience.
We achieve all this by being creative and working collaboratively with you to find the perfect design solution. We are designers turned web developers, not web developers turned designers! We understand interfaces and processes that your business needs to drive sales, or to make information more transparent and engaging. Your pitch and content shouldn’t be compromised by the web, it should only be enhanced.
Every business is different and that’s why we design our websites with the specific needs of the customers in mind. This also means you only pay for what you need, you’re not on some tiered plan with entitlements you simply don’t need. Our pricing model is fair, you pay for our time. For most of our services like graphics and website projects we don’t put you on monthly plans which subsidise things initially but end up costing you far more in the long run.
First we like to find out what you are after, we like to discuss your goals and aspirations of your project and offer a proposal.
We are flexible in our approach. If you don’t need everything up and running on day one, we can stagger the launch of your site if necessary or add on features as your needs change over time.
We then begin to research your industry, market and target demographic and start brainstorming ideas and sketching out concepts. These concepts could be for graphic or website design. For custom website development we may even present more detail like tree diagrams and user flow diagrams showing the different use cases of how customers/end users will interact with your web application.
We then develop these sketches/prototypes into full design concepts or mockups and we go through a cycle of revisions until you are happy with the design. This way you can ensure you know what you are going to get before pulling the trigger. We then will then move onto the website development phase or artwork development phase. In this stage this is where we will do the bulk of the work and it can take time depending on the scope of your project.
We will then test the solution and deliver it to you or online, and provide instructions if it is a website or PPC self managed campaign. We then offer friendly customer customer support. For graphic designs at this stage we will deliver the final design or if printing or manufacturing is required deliver these to your nominated address.
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The online world can be an unsafe one with new threats coming online all the time. This is why we offer our support and maintenance package on all our websites to ensure your website is always secure and backed up. Operationally we are compliant with AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management Process. We have a systematic and process driven method with defining, measuring, analysing and ranking and monitoring risks. We implement proactive methods to mitigate security issues that could occur online. Our servers frequently get penetration tested and are monitored automatically for malware and other online threats.
We are committed to data protection and that is why we strongly recommend our support and maintenance package which backs up your website regularly. All our shopping checkout pages are secure with SSL encryption and all our payment gateway partners are PCI compliant which ensures your customer data is secure and transactions occur unmonitored.
We believe in environmental sustainability in all areas of our business from the design and development stage all the way through to the computer servers that host your website. That’s why we have systems in place that help us reduce our environmental footprint.
One would think that with all these computers these days we are saving a lot of trees from all those nasty brochures and manuals – (although we still get them in our letterbox!). Whilst this is partly true the impact on the environment from energy used by server farms around the world is staggering; it is the hidden cost of the internet. That’s why the servers that host our websites are offset with carbon credits, this is just one practical way in which Northern Beaches Websites is taking environmental sustainability seriously. As well as producing fantastic websites we want to be a good steward of our environment, and not just the ecological one, but also the wider societal one by supporting the local community and important causes where possible.