#1 Who we are

Making a successful website takes a broad array of skills. Delivering exceptional quality across all aspects of a web project can be a struggle for all but the largest teams.

That’s where we come in.

We work with creative teams to help them deliver beautiful, high‑​performance digital experiences.

We extend your existing creative team so that you can give your clients more. Whatever the makeup of your team, we can help you broaden your range and deliver a higher quality product. Team of developers? We can offer research and design. Detail-centred creative types? Throw us your pixel-perfect designs, and we’ll handle the dev side of things. We’ll even manage ‘boring’ tasks like browser testing and analytics reporting!

We love to be flexible, you see. So much so that it is the centre of our entire approach. From where we work, to the platforms and technologies we use, even to the people we use to get the job done.

We don’t keep a staff. Instead, we pick a team of experts specifically for each project. What you get is a hand-built project team with exactly the skills you need.

#2 What we do

We advise on web technologies, help designers work round technical constraints, and build robust and adaptable online experiences.

Our services

  1. Consultation
    • User research
    • Website audits
    • Feasibility studies
    • Scoping web projects
    • Planning and structuring data
    • Technical support for designers
    • Technical design reviews
  2. Web development
    • Interactive prototyping
    • Front-end development
    • Content management systems
    • E-commerce sites
    • Custom web applications
    • Browser testing
  3. Technical support
    • Analytics setup and reporting
    • Website maintenance
    • Platform updates
    • Support contracts

Technologies we use

Front-end

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Sass
  • Less
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Node.js
  • Angular
  • React
  • Skrollr
  • Greensock
  • RequireJS

Back-end

  • PHP
  • MySQL

Platforms

  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • Craft
  • SilverStripe
  • Kentico
  • Shopify
  • Expression Engine
  • Laravel

#3 Our process

Our process emphasises communication and sharing knowledge, so that everybody can keep their ducks in a row.

Every good partnership needs trust. If you’re going to hand over control of your projects, you need to know they’ll be in safe hands.

We make sure you’re always kept up-to-date and involved, every step of the way.

  • Guided briefing process

    Designed to streamline new projects, our booking process guides you through everything we need to know to give a quote. It invites discussion in areas like deadlines and budget, and includes ‘smart defaults’ where appropriate (e.g. our latest browser support recommendations).

  • Single point of contact

    Each project has a dedicated project advocate whose job it is to answer your questions, provide status updates, and make sure the project is on schedule.

  • Transparent development process

    Keep up-to-date on proceedings with full access to the project’s Trello board and git repository, as well as regular status emails.

  • Clear, flexible pricing structure

    We have a consistent ad hoc rate (see below), and we’re also happy to quote for projects on a fixed fee basis. For recurring projects, we can usually work out a deal.


Fees

We charge a flat day rate per consultant, with a reduced rate if you can commit for at least six months.

For fixed projects, we take payment in two instalments; 50% up front and 50% on delivery of the project. Ad hoc work is billed at the end of each week worked.

Case studies

Much of our work happens behind closed doors in an underground lab buried beneath a secret volcano lair. We can’t talk about that stuff.

Occasionally we work on projects that we can talk about, and you can find a sample of some of those here: