Your website - designed as the heart of your online business

It’s your online space to tell the story

the heart of your online business 
Having worked with SMEs for over 12 years, we consider web design and online business as one.

web designers and online business peopleOur web design ideas and themes are developed to look and work great on mobile and desktop screens and all of the modern browsers and operating systems. 

 WE DESIGN, DEVELOP AND HOST MOBILE FRIENDLY CONTENT-MANAGED WEBSITES!

All sites are self-editing, available with online merchandising - shops and catalogues; membership groups with paid and unpaid subscriptions, blogs and content stores, all supported with integrated email for client communications and back-end administration.

Plus an Organic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) package and optional hosting and support packages.

We can help you promote it too, with a full range of digital and traditional marketing communications. 


Although Joomla has served the online community extremely well over the years, many businesses are operating websites that are still running on very early versions of this popular platform and thus not only missing out on a large range of benefits - notably being able to run on today's mobile devices - but also exposing themselves to considerable risk.

 

THE PROBLEM

Support for older Joomla websites has now ceased

  • Websites are open to hacking attacks
  • System crashes
  • Blacklisting on the web
  • Client disruption - loss of email
  • Loss of Income!
  • Website lost - no easy fix!

Security is becoming weak for all, as the software cannot be upgraded to meet the requirements of each new security update on the internet, leaving sites vulnerable to various types of disruptive attack such as spamming, hacking etc.

Extensions and Plug-ins for additional services are rarely supported for Joomla series 1 to 1.7 and are becoming a source of operational weakness. So the more developed sites are facing problems in keeping all of their online services running reliably. 

Web hosting providers are rejecting early Joomla websites, asking that they be updated or moved away as they do not operate successfully on newer servers being deployed and are causing problems all round - in some cases being blacklisted!

And it gets expensive when websites become vulnerable to security breaches and viruses. It causes operating problems, system crashes and unplanned downtime:- operators of websites that support large membership/subscription groups can wake up to an administrative nightmare and severe user reactions.

WHAT TO DO?

Don't panic but do take action!

  • Ensure your website is regularly backed up !
  • Contact Netcollaborators to asses your website
  • Receive free technical report and recommendations.
  • Quotation for migrating to the new Joomla  3 series

A good time to take stock. Some options:-

Most Joomla series 1 websites do not upgrade easily to the new platform – it’s a big jump and requires specialist manual interventions, which can be costly.

If your website is well developed – rich in current content and fully engaged with your customer base, the decision is probably made – 'You have invested a lot in your website; can you afford to start over?'

If  your website is mainly an online brochure it maybe tempting to just scrap it all and start over with a fresh approach but 'starting from scratch will represent a lot of time and effort from the owner – only worthwhile if it's is part of significant business overhaul.'

Netcol can help you – let us have a look at your site to understand how it's set up, review its components and we can then give you a fixed quote and heads-up on what’s required to successfully migrate to the new Joomla 3 platform and other options for your online business.

We make no charge for this pre-project consultancy.

 

THE BENEFITS

The Benefits - Joomla 3

  • Works great on smartphones and tablets
  • Can be configured to match your existing website
  • Automatically integrates with social media
  • Well-defined long term support
  • Easier administration and content management
  • Wide range of smart apps 

Benefits of Joomla 3 websites

A new Joomla 3 website – a significant new asset ready for the future - an opportunity to enhance and upgrade what’s on offer to your public - on the desktop and on their smart phones and tablets!

It can be configured to match your existing website, yet incorporating all the advantages of the new system, such as integration with social media. Content handling and administration in the back-end has been greatly simplified!

The 'look and feel' will be more modern but still very familiar, and therefore supportive of your established brand and identity. 

Your client base will feel confident they are back with a trusted player but using a better service! And you will not have to retrain from scratch to operate it.

New mobile responsive Joomla automatically reconfigures to suit the device the visitor is using - smart phone. tablet or one of them 'old fashioned' Desktop Computers!

It comes with well-defined long-term support and is regularly updated to remain secure and reliable. '3' will operate on a wide range of the latest hosting servers.

A wide range of competitive applications is available for you to get the most out of the worldwide web for your business and clients.

OUR PROCESS

Please take a look at how we work:-


WHY US?

  • Over 10 years experience with Joomla websites
  • Developing, designing and hosting websites
  • Specialist in online business systems
  • Digital business marketing specialist
  • Creators of content, themes and promotions
  • PR and social media campaigns

NetCollaborators is a specialist in providing online business solutions. 
It has been helping clients build, run and develop Joomla websites since the system was launched in 2005.

NetCollaborators provides:-

  • Website design using Joomla and WordPress
  • Web hosting and email support services
  • Search Engine Optimization projects
  • Specialist applications 
  • Online shops and ordering services

NetCollaborators provide a range of creatives services to help its clients promote their online business including-

  • Promotional campaigns and themes
  • Online content - copy and audio-visual material
  • Social media and PR campaigns
  • Online media launches
  • New website launches

Website Revival

We will take your existing site and content and rework it into the new standard. 

Your new site will include:
• An easy to use comprehensive editing suite
• A mobile-friendly template for presentation on today's modern devices
• Hosting on a data-based driven platform to support many business applications
• An information content upload service for you and a download service for your visitors
• A powerful site search feature
• Access to online Website performance statistics
• 10 Email accounts
We ask £750 for a 10 page website (subject to a same-day assessment).

New Website

- a Mobile friendly Content-Managed Website!
The whole package as above, but as no website exists we have to allow more time to establish a brief and deal with new content. 
We ask £900 for a 10 page web site subject to final brief.

Complex Website

- a Mobile friendly Content-Managed Website!
This includes the whole package as above but with multiple subjects requiring complex website navigation and or includes membership services and or merchandising applications. Plus extra design effort to present a content heavy web site.
Guide price range £1,000 to £,700 depending on clarity of brief, site complexity and type of extra applications required.

Joomla Migration

- typically 1.5 to the current version.
Base cost for a brochure site would commence at £750 but each site would need to be individually assessed. 

Website Hosting

Our standard annual website hosting price, including email is £120 

We can provide a variety of monitoring information to assist with maintaining website performance - this will include visitor history by geography and subject etc.

A technical note:- our sites are hosted with a fully professional hosting company, providing 24/7 support and with data held on secure, tested data centres.



How we manage website projects

We ask for £150 - or 25% initial fee - once you have agreed that we have a satisfactory brief and basic format ready to go into full development.

We provide each client with their own access to a private development site and, to contain cost and time for both parties, we conduct all of our development work online/by phone.

Clients are encouraged to start using the online editor at an early point and we use this as part of our training approach. It also means that you can update the text from your old site to your own satisfaction while the site is off-web and not public. In addition, we provide a training guideline in PDF format.

Content and PR / Promotions

Free consultation and proposal with each Website package taken. We conduct these by phone and issue a full recommendation which could form the base for a promotional campaign surrounding the website and its launch. It is a minimum 1/2 day investment in your business. We often find it helps to shape the content of the 'new' website even if it is not carried into a campaign.

Generation of copy, campaign themes and planning is based on £300 per day.

 

SUMMARY  Revive New  Complex   Migrate
Editing Suite * * * *
Mobile Template  * * * *
Data-based driven platform  * * * *
Information content upload & download  * * * *
Site search feature * * * *
Website stats' * * * *
10 Email accounts * * * *
Content and Promo advice  * * * *
New brief and new content   * * *
Multiple subjects +complex navigation     * *
Membership services and shops     * *
Content-heavy website     * *
Migration from Joomla 1.5        *
Pricing (We do not charge VAT) £750 £900 £1000-£1700 £750-£2400
Plus our standard Hosting Package  £120 p.a
Editing / changing website content or design  Charged at our hourly rate of £40
  

Although we are online providers, our work area tends to be naturally focussed towards small businesses around the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire borders, typically Camberley, Bagshot, Farnborough, Woking, Bracknell, Guildford and Farnham.