Major Web Design is a different brand of web designer.


Major Web Design works with clients to unlock value through: creativity, technology, online marketing and business-minded thinking.


Welcome to Major Web Design. Websites made in Wales for the world to see.

South Wales web design.


Based in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. Websites made in Wales for the world to see.

Client:

Bonny Tiler

Brief:

Design website, create a quotation page, mobile friendly & mobile ‘call’ buttons. Ensure search engine optimisation.

Transfer domain from previous domain administrator, create email/mailbox and allocate hosting for the client.

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Client:

Secure Site Warehousing

Brief:

Design website, create branding/logo, create a quotation page, keep it simple, include Google map, mobile friendly & mobile ‘call’ buttons. Ensure search engine optimisation.

Purchase domain, create email/mailbox and allocate hosting for the client.

Client:

The Gathering Place

Brief:

Main focus on events and event details. Hall booking details. Easily see what is on each day. Ability to share events via social networks to increase event and activity footfall. Design website, create branding/logo, include Google map. Ensure search engine optimisation.

Purchase domain, create email/mailbox and allocate hosting for the client.

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Client:

Llantwit Major 10K

Brief:

Main focus on event registration, customer account, latest news, running calendar & ecommerce payment gateway including security of payments .  Ability to share events via social networks to increase event participation. Design website, create branding/logo, include Google map. Ensure search engine optimisation.

Purchase domain, create email/mailbox and allocate hosting for the client.

More Recent Websites

In this technological age the necessity to be online for any company or business is essential.


Not only is a website important, but how the website links with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter is crucial.

Establishing a unique brand, including logo and site identity that is clear and creates an impact, allows your business or organisation to create a great first impression.


Whether you’re looking for a brand refresh or just a fresh start, Major Web Design will guide you through a creative and strategic process that will differentiate you from your competitors.


Research and Discovery
Industry Research
Target Analysis
Competitor Benchmarking
Brand Positioning
Naming
Visual Identity

Web Design Choices

Static v Dynamic Website Design

There are two main types of website – static and dynamic.
A static site is one that is usually written in plain HTML and what is in the code of the page is what is displayed to the user. Basically, a series of pages in which the content is fixed once designed. It would require the designer to add new content over time. Simply, an everyday website.

A dynamic site is one that is written using a server-side scripting language such as PHP. In such a site, the content is called in by the scripting language from other files or from a database depending on actions taken by the user. So basically, the designer can set up the site and the user (the business client) can simply add fresh content simply whenever they like with no coding knowledge needed. They can also share this fresh content to Facebook and Twitter for example.

Relative merits of static and dynamic websites

Static sites – advantages

Flexibility is the main advantage of a static site – every page can be different if desired, to match the layout to different content, and the designer is free to put in any special effects that a client may ask for in a unique way on different pages. This allows theming – for instance, an author may want a different theme for a different book and associated pages or perhaps for a series of books, in order to match the cover designs or the context of the stories.

Cost is generally lower up-front than a dynamic site.

Static sites – disadvantages

The main problem with any static site appears when you wish to update the content. Unless you are conversant with HTML and the design methods used in the site then you have to go back to the designer to have any content changes made. This may be perfectly ok when a new page is required which needs design input, but if all you want to do is change some text then it can be a nuisance for both client and designer.

The second main problem is scalability. If you wish to sell products on your site and you have a lot of them then you may have to construct individual pages for each one, which can take considerable time, effort and cost.

Costs – there are ongoing costs for updating the content.

Dynamic sites – advantages

The main advantages of dynamic sites are that by connecting them to databases you can easily pull in information in an organised and structured way to create product pages or categories of related products sorted in a variety of different ways depending on how the user wants to view them.

This ability to connect to a database means that you can also create a content management system – an interface that allows the client to input and manage data via a web-based series of administration pages. That content can be text for their pages and images to go along with the text, or items in their product range with categories, specifications, short and long descriptions, images, etc. In both these cases, it can be as simple or as complex as the client requires.

There are little or no ongoing costs unless there is a change in the basic design or an extra capability added.

 

Dynamic sites – disadvantages

The design of a dynamic site is more fixed than a static one because many of the pages are essentially a template into which data and content is poured to create multiple pages of a similar type. So for instance, all your product pages will be essentially the same page layout with different data being displayed. While some customisation capability can be built in it is usually quite limited, such a selecting from a set of pre-defined options. Individual layout changes to particular pages are not usually possible.

Costs are higher initially than for a static site, and additional functionality may cost more, particularly if it is something that was not envisaged originally and requires re-writing of the core code or database.

Local and National website design.


From community groups through to internationally trading businesses. Everyone deserves a quality and affordable online presence.