We are a full-service consultancy, providing everything you need to take a website from an initial idea to launch. We combine superb visual design with expert technical skills – exactly what you need to build an outstanding website. The websites that we build are interactive and data-driven, usually involving databases, content management systems and application servers.
These days, your website is probably the first place your potential customers will look to find out what sort of a company you are. It needs to be dynamic, fresh and reflect your brand values.
Most companies know this; even so, many websites are first or second generation and contain static content. The underlying mishmash of HTML files and binary executables, created by traditional web designers, mean that sites have limited interactivity, look out-dated and are difficult to maintain and extend.
Modern websites have attractive, easy-to-use pages, are built on a solid technical foundation and include features such as a CMS (Content Management System) as standard. Web users are increasingly demanding the performance, functionality and up-to-date content offered by a website built on good architecture.
Many businesses risk being left behind by their competitors by failing to offer their customers, partners and suppliers the efficiencies of conducting business over the web.
We believe that the future of b2b lies with Web Services, which have overcome the incompatibility problems associated with sharing applications. Web Services are self-contained business functions that operate over the internet, allowing different systems to interact together much more easily than in the past.
Companies of all different sizes are now selling their products and services online. Ecommerce has been around for years (relatively speaking!), and there is a daunting range of different ways to get your business online.
In general, you have the following options:
Use an ASP (application service provider), which provides a quick, cheap way to launch your online business. The only problem is that your website will look like everyone else's, as customisation is limited.
Buy out-of-the-box software, which you will need to install, host and configure. Like the first option, customisation is limited.
Develop a custom solution, which should meet your requirements exactly, but could be expensive to develop.
At Atlantis Storm, using PERL, PHP and MySQL, we combine the benefits of out-of-the-box solutions with those of custom development by using frameworks.
We have many years experience in all areas of website development. If you would like to hear more about what we do, or want to discuss your project, please contact us.