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If you've made it in here, you're probably tired of hearing about web design, website development, open source content management systems, search engine optimization, and all the other stuff we like to do at Sprucemoose. Don't worry about it, that's what we're here for!

 

But if you want to keep going, there's more to read below the fold.

 

Web Design

When we get asked what we "do" at Sprucemoose, we usually just say we make websites.

Not Web Design, not Web Development, not Front End, not Web Apps. Websites are usually the end product, so that's what we say we do. Designing the site is part of that - not just how it looks aesthetically (although that is very important), but how it functions, what interactions it allows the user, what the intention is behind the homepage, what we (the creators) want the user to do when they land on the site. 

We take pride in making fresh, modern, accessible websites, and we would love to work with you on our next project.  Get in touch if you would like that too!




Website Development

As we said in the Web Design section, what we love to do at Sprucemoose is make websites.

We don't really like to make a distinction between Web Design and Development, we think they are both part of the same job - making your website! But of course there is a difference, it's just that we do both, and don't really like to separate them.  Maybe we should combine them to Digital Design.

Web Development is the bones of your site. It can look slick and pretty, but if there's not a solid base behind it, it's not going to get very far.  We use Couch CMS as the backend of our sites, this lets us get on with building your site without worrying about fitting it into a CMS platform. 

If you need something more from your site than just a brochure, we can handle that.  We've created complex booking systems, call logging systems, corporate design toolkits, social education applications.  If you have an idea for a site, but aren't quite sure if it's possible - get in touch!  We'll probably say "Hmmm, that doesn't sound like it would work" at first, and then start thinking about exactly how we can get the job done...




SEO

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization - basically getting your site to rank highly when someone searches for a search term, usually using google or a similar search engine.

Proper, specifically targetted SEO costs a fair bit - it can be hundreds of pounds a month. It is a time-consuming, repetetive process, which is why it costs so much.  Anyone who promises you a "full SEO service" and isn't charging a hefty monthly rate is probably not doing it properly.  

At Sprucemoose, we lay the foundations for more serious off-page SEO work.  Over the years we have developed an on-page SEO checklist that we follow when building every site - from CMS generated sitemaps to adding social sharing meta tags on every page - each step is taken with a firm SEO strategy in mind. We can recommend an SEO partner to you if you want to take the next step, but this will not be covered in the site quote/cost for your Sprucemoose site.  We specialise in building SEO friendly sites - for proper off-page SEO we will defer to the experts in that field.




Recent work

3ml

This site is a few years old now, but it is probably the site that we are most proud of, and certainly that has had the most work done on it! The concept is basically an e-learning site - the initial focus was on getting children to take more of…


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Hillhouse Helps

This site was completed on behalf of GAAP Digital. We updated this site recently - it needed a lick of paint on the front end (as sites only a couple of years old often do), and we updated the CMS to the latest version of Couch. We also added our…


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