What I Do


Would it be too cliché to say that the possibilities are endless? Yes it would, and I can’t make you a website that re-heats your coffee so the possibilities do in fact end. However I can say that when clients ask me for something I don’t yet know I go learn it, at no cost to the client. I love this kind of challenge because it adds to my repertoire, expanding future possibilities. In a nutshell it’s a surprise when I get asked for something that is not currently a possibility, and when I do, I make it a possibility.

To see some of the usual suspects when it comes to what I offer, see below…


 

Content Managed Websites

All websites built by Nuclear Ape are built using Content Management Systems (CMS). This is the best way to make websites as it means you can change the text, images, pages on your site yourself without the need to understand any code.

Also, if you want me to take care of it for you, I can do it in a fraction of the time it would take with a regular website, saving me time and (more importantly of course!) saving you money.

You’re probably grabbing the nearest person to you now and shaking them, shouting “THIS IS AWESOME”!

I don’t blame you. Having a CMS means that you only have to pay once for your website, any future amendments can be made by yourself, in your own time free of charge. You don’t even have to be good at designing – I take care of everything so that when you put text in, it automatically has the right colour, font, size etc.

Without getting too technical: the software that powers it is installed on my server. This means that you don’t have to have any special programmes installed on your computer to mange your website, you can use any computer with an internet connection to keep your site fresh.

Yes. You can manage your website from a beach New Zealand if you want to 🙂

Ecommerce

I am a WooCommerce professional. WooCommerce is the latest ecommerce software to hit the world by storm – and I am riding that tidalwave like Laird Hamilton.

Whether you’re operating a superstore selling thousands of products, or a just a sole trader selling hand made arts and crafts WooCommerce has you covered. You can keep a birds-eye view of incoming sales and reviews, stock levels and general store performance and statistics all from the CMS we talked about above.

Sell Anything… Properly.

Whether it be t-shirts in all their shapes and sizes, music files or software. Even affiliated products from a marketplace. It’s all possible. It comes with PayPal (for accepting credit card & PayPal account payments) but we’ve also got heaps of specific payment gateway extensions.

Set up shop with the options of offering free shipping,  flat rate shipping or table rate shipping. Easily manage your digital or physical products with an intuitive user interface. Rest assured your shop will scale with your growth. You can even assign store managers to handle the day to day inventory management.

Oh yeah, tax is the last thing you want to think about when opening a shop and the last thing you want to overlook. Don’t worry – there’s a whole bag of tricks dedicated to making that simple, too.

Automate

How does this sound?…

Someone goes to your website, places an order, a few seconds later they get an email through that says something like ‘Hi [firstname], thanks for your order of [stuff they ordered], here is the order number and reference… if you have questions or need to change your order click here to get in touch‘.

Then once payment is confirmed a little later, they get another email which is a receipt for their payment.

Meanwhile you receive an email saying something like ‘[customers first name] has just placed an order for [stuff they ordered] [their address] [whatever other details you’d like]. [Order number], [reference] etc

All you need to do is get the stuff they ordered, send it to their address, log into your website, check a box that marks it as dispatched. Then another email is sent to them saying something like ‘your order [order no] has been dispatched, thanks again, click here to buy more stuff.

The only thing you need to do is dispatch it and then tell the website you dispatched it, all the communication is taken care of, allowing you more time to do more important things, like dispatching the next order.

Graphic Design

Having been in the web design industry for many years I have learned that my clients usually need more than a website. They tend to need graphics drawn up to stick around the place and advertise their wares effectively. I can design and print anything you need 🙂

To name drop a bit: I have developed product labels for Fortnum & Mason & Tesco’s Nutricentre, both in London.

My experience includes (but is not limited to):

  • Logo Design
  • Product Packaging & Labels
  • Vehicle Graphics
  • Shop Window Vinyl
  • Signage
  • Flyers / Posters
  • Business Cards
  • Large Format Banners
  • Online Banner Adverts
  • Branded Clothing

Hosting & Domain Names

 

When you get a site designed & developed by me you also get the opportunity to host it on the Nuclear Ape Cloud, a state of the art server securely housed in Manchester which I can boast has a 100% uptime guarantee. This is an exclusive server that you can only get on if I design your website. I do not sell space on this server to any old Joe Bloggs. This ensures you get the best, uncompromised hosting available.

Nuclear Ape is also a registered with eNom and offer competitively priced domain names.

This bit is kind of boring to most people, yet is is the bricks and mortar of any website. Just in case you are unsure what these two things are, here’s a little explanation:

Hosting: This is (very basically) a computer with a very good internet connection that will hold your website and serve it to people’s computers when they ask to look at it. This is an essential service and is charged for on a yearly basis.

Domain Name: This is the name of your website. The domain name for Google is www.google.com. If you want to have a website you must have a unique name for it, this name is then rented on an annual basis.

Advice & Support

If you become a Nuclear Ape client you get a whole heap of complimentary advice and support. I are eager to sit down and chat to all my clients and hand over all my knowledge and advice about websites and the internet.

Every site I make comes with free training (a service that tends to cost an arm and a leg with a lot of web design agencies). If you ever forget how to do something, call me up and I’ll remind you – for free.

What about advice and support for non Nuclear Ape clients?

Well, I don’t know why you’re not my client but I’ll  throw that little issue to one side and give you some free advice and support as well ;P

If you have a site developed elsewhere and for whatever reason would like to hire me to do some further development then I am all game for that as well. It’s always good to have a proper professional tweak your site after all ;p