About this website - We eat our own dogfood
This current iteration of Plexus Media's website has been created using our WebStarter 6 Content Management System (CMS). So it's a demonstration of what Plexus could do for you and your organisation, as well as our confidence in its ability, power and ease-of-editing. We're busy too and don't want to waste any more time editing and updating our company site than you do ;)
Website Management & Administration
Every part of this site can be edited by any member of our staff, at any time, from anywhere in the world using our easy-to-use web-based admin system. We can also add and delete pages and upload new images just as easily. The administration system is cross-platform - it can be as easily used on Windows, Mac or Linux computers, and via any reasonably modern version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. It can even be edited using an iPad or other tablet or smartphone.
The Clients section of our site contains a portfolio of some of best and most recent work. It's a good place to start if you want to see the sort and level of projects we've worked on, or need some examples to help you work out the sort of styling you'd like for your own new site. Most of these sites are built using our WebStarter system, but some are entirely bespoke and built from the ground up to provide niche or specialist funtionality. We are happy to discuss your requirements with you to find the best option for your needs.
Search Engine Indexing
The site is also set up to be very easily spidered by search engines. Google usually indexes our new stories within a day or two of them going live.
The site collects visitor statistics. Although there are a number of packages and counters available which will analyse your logfiles or count live statistics (and Google Analytics is the one we most commonly use for clients' sites), the information they give is often very complex. We've created a simple user-friendly system which supplies just the main information which many of our clients find most useful -
- Page Views - Which pages on my site are visitors looking at?
- Sessions - How many visitors do I get per day?
- Referrers - Where are my visitors coming from?
Custom '404' error page
This is a file which runs on our hosting whenever it hits a page which doesn't exist. This could be because they page has been moved, renamed or deleted. This replaces the usual unfriendly 404 error page which your browser usually presents. Click here to see it in action.
No two sites we do are ever the same, so no two prices are the same. As an indication, though, a simpler website with a dozen or more pages populated with content, a contact form, document library for downloads, a news story page, and using a bespoke design and powered by our WebStarter CMS, will start at around £1100 + VAT. Larger more complex projects take more work to complete so cost more, and the largest project we've undertaken so far was in the region of £18,000.
Don't worry, though, we're very happy to discuss your project in detail with you and provide a quotation for development. No strings attached.
I'd like to say thanks for the work you have done. The site looks fantastic and works brilliantly. The WebStarter CMS is easy to use. And this has all been done quickly and efficiently - and a very reasonable price! I'm pleased that we chose to work with Plexus and look forward to the opportunity to add further functionality to the site as our fundraising activity increases.