Custom Website Design & Development
Why is a Good Website Important?
We all know that first impressions count, and websites certainly aren’t an exception. They are often one of the first avenues where your potential and existing customers interact with your brand. Your website and digital presence needs to not only represent your brand, but cater to your customers needs. Regardless of whether you’re selling services, selling products, are focussed on the business-to-customer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) market, you need a website that delivers results.
The Keys to a Successful Website
We understand that a good-looking brand is only one piece of the website puzzle, which is why we offer a holistic approach to web design.
Search Engine Optimised
A well-designed website won’t deliver results if search engine optimisation (SEO) isn’t a priority – a website without visitors, equals a business without customers! At Codex, every website we design and build incorporates best practice SEO. Our focus on digital best-practices will allow you to rank higher in Google, increase traffic to your site, and receive long-term search engine indexing benefits.
Responsive & Mobile Friendly
Approximately 90% of internet users access the internet using a mobile device. Therefore, websites can no longer just be “mobile friendly”, they need to be truly dynamic and responsive. Our websites are designed to seamlessly scale up and down, across desktop, tablet and mobile resolutions. This allows you to connect with your customers, regardless of the device or operating system they’re using.
Functional & User Friendly
Customer-focussed user experiences increase your likelihood of converting visitors into paying customers. Our user-centred, hypothesis-driven methods, including user testing, ensure that the websites we build are easy for users to navigate and find the information they need.
We know that websites don’t last forever, however they should be able to grow with your business. We take scalability and security seriously, which is why all of our websites are built on reliable infrastructure that is built to last.
Why Codex for Website Design & Development
At Codex, we believe in the concept of reliable collaboration, which means it’s only through working closely together that we are able to ensure the best outcomes are delivered.
We don’t just take a brief and walk away, our team of dedicated website designers and developers:
Invest time into understanding you, your business, and the problem you’re trying to solve.
We believe in setting each project up for success, that’s why each project always starts with Discovery before commencing any Design and Build activities.
Identify, evaluate and discuss potential solutions.
There’s always more than one way to solve a problem, present a design, or build a website. We work closely with you and present multiple options, ensuring that you get a website that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations.
Work together and communicate regularly.
Regular communication is crucial to a successful website delivery. Regular stand-ups, workshops and email communication ensures that you’re involved every step of the way and that your feedback is heard.
Track our progress and measure success.
We set clear goals and timeframes, and hold ourselves accountable.
Our Website Design & Development Process
Codex’s tried-and-tested process ensures that our projects are delivered on time and to the highest quality. Each project is broken down into a collection of two-week sprints, resulting in fortnightly outcomes with meaningful impact.
This is how we deliver world-class websites that drive conversions:
The Discovery phase sets the project up for success. Our tailored website Discovery package includes:
Based on the information gathered in Discovery, you will see your website come to life. You receive:
This is where the magic happens! The hard work and planning during Discovery and Design ensures that the Build phase is fast and efficient. Our expert team will assist with the transition, ensuring that there’s minimal to no downtime on your website when your new site goes live.
We don’t like nasty surprises. By starting each project with Discovery, you:
Website Packages to Suit All Businesses
We work with values-aligned organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Small & Medium Businesses
Websites are often an afterthought or considered a burden for many small-to-medium sized businesses. This couldn’t be further from the truth, websites play a crucial role in the success of businesses, regardless of the size. A well-designed website for your business will allow you to build a strong brand presence, reach a wider audience, generate sales and provide customer service. A website should be seen as an important long-term investment.
Large Businesses & Enterprises
Large businesses and enterprises often have complex requirements, which may lead to a bespoke website build. Whilst WordPress may suit some businesses, our team at Codex acknowledges that other platforms may be more suitable for enterprises. Our rigorous Discovery process allows us to understand your specific needs, and tailor a solution to you.
Our Website Platform: WordPress
Our team of expert website designers and developers are highly skilled on WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). All of our WordPress websites are hosted on WPEngine, a reliable WordPress hosting provider that offers exceptional performance, security, scalability and support.
Here’s why we build on WordPress with WPEngine:
Flexible & Customisable
From simple blogs, to fully featured eCommerce stores, WordPress has endless capability through its wide range of plugins, themes, integrations, and third party builders. WordPress is open source, which means customisation is not only possible, but encouraged.
The WPEngine infrastructure has been built specifically for WordPress, allowing your business to increase and decrease website hosting capacity based on your requirements. WPEngine has a wide range of security and performance features including regular backups, caching, automatic updates and cyberattack protection.
Easy to Use
WordPress was built with non-technical users in mind. Whilst WordPress supports custom development and code, content can be easily updated in the page editor using the friendly user interface. This allows you to make content changes in real time, update imagery, post blog articles, and much more.
WordPress allows you to optimise your website and adhere to SEO best practices through a combination of native features and theme/plugin add-ons. This includes page structure, URL formats, meta tags, sitemaps and image formats/compression.
Looking for something other than WordPress?
No worries! Our team is flexible and can provide more customised website design and development services according to your needs.
Website Design & Development FAQs
How much does website design cost?
The cost of building a WordPress website can vary depending on the needs of your business. Influencing factors include the complexity and amount of features required, the number of pages, and the level of design customisation requested.
At Codex, we prioritise quality, and therefore, we aren’t the cheapest WordPress design agency in Australia. If you’re looking for a unique, user-friendly, results-driven website that will set your business up for success, then we are for you.
What is SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. It involves improving the ranking and visibility of a website in search engines, like Google, through a series of technical, content and marketing methods. This includes: adjusting the language of the content on your website, using relevant keywords/titles/descriptions, building pages that follow best-practice HTML standards, and creating consistent, high-quality content.
Why is SEO important?
Focussing on SEO allows you to increase your website’s visibility in search engines, which drives more traffic to your website. It’s a cost-effective marketing method which can result in increased sales and profit for your business.
How long does it take to build a WordPress website?
The amount of time it takes to build a website is dependent on a variety of factors including the size of the website, the amount of customisation/integration required, and whether the content is ready-to-go. Our website design projects always start with Discovery, which allows us to properly scope, estimate and quote on the Design and Build.
Do you offer website support?
Codex offers website support plans for businesses who don’t want the hassle of worrying about keeping their website up-to-date. Our plans are flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs, whether you’re looking for basic maintenance or hands-on regular support, we can help.
Is Discovery needed for website development?
Discovery is critical to the success of any digital project, WordPress websites included. Discovery ultimately saves time, saves money, minimises risk, and ensures on-time delivery. Businesses that don’t undertake Discovery often fail to understand the needs of their customers, their business goals and the requirements for their website. This leads to projects that don’t deliver results.
Do you build websites for businesses Australia-wide?
Yes! Codex operates Australia-wide, and we can build websites for businesses wherever you are.
If you are interested in learning more about Codex's capability, fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you within one business day.
Or if you would like to talk right now, please give us a call on +61 400 715 143.