The web design agency that creates electric impressions
First impressions count. That’s why your business website is an all-important factor in a customer’s purchase journey. Benefit from our digital marketing services and let our web designers make your site as smooth as clockwork.
Web Design Services from Maratopia include:
Creative web design
Our unique websites are designed by our web developers to catch the eye of your users, initiate instant intrigue, and most importantly, keep your customers sticking around. We’ll deliver a custom website that meets your project requirements, improves the customer experience, and streamlines the conversion journey to just a few short clicks.
Your website design and web development experience with Maratopia will include workshops on wireframing and persona development, as well as testing and prototyping, with an inbuilt final product focus on driving leads/and or enabling eCommerce.
Search Engine Optimisation
As well as creating the perfect website for your customers, our finished product provides a cohesive approach that ensures search engine optimization to secure high Google rankings that attract target customers and increase more traffic.
A significant proportion of web searches are carried out using mobile devices, meaning that every business needs a website that provides a positive user experience across devices. We’ll create a website designed for maximum adaptability.
You need digital design that masters the look and feel of your business – it’s how your users recognise you. So, whether it’s logos, infographics, or email templates, your visual designs should be on brand.
When you want a website that’s the digital equivalent of a superbly designed shop which customers can wander through and pick up what they need whenever they want it, an eCommerce site is where it’s at.
Maratopia Web Design Agency: Design to Impress
Your site lets your customers connect with you, and shows them just what your brand can do.
It’s your chance to prove what you’re capable of. When your competitors are just a click away, your site needs to give customers a reason to convert.
That’s why web development is so important. You need a site that’s creatively captivating and fully functional, allowing users to follow natural navigation paths.
And with Maratopia’s site design services, you’ll have a website designed to your specifications, built with your customers in mind. We’re skilled at creating new websites that gives them the perfect purchase journey from start to finish.
Whether you’re taking your products into the world of ecommerce, or simply showcasing your services, we have experience with range of industries and will combine SEO essentials with a solid UX to ensure your site is search engine ready – optimising every step of the customer journey from the moment they arrive on site to drive those essential conversions.
When you choose Maratopia’s web design agency, you’ll work with experts who will transform your website into an online sales magnet that pulls consumers in to create long-lasting connections.
Whether you want to spike sales, improve visitor experience, enable customers to self-serve or simply make sure they find the right info fast, multi-device browsing means that your website has to look and feel as fantastic on mobiles as it does on tablets and PCs.
Our web development team is focused on finding the best tool for you and your business. So our expertise in Shopify and WordPress empowers us to work closely with you to create a site that differentiates you from the fiercest competition and offers captivating customer experiences.
Last but by no means least, our in-house SEO team will ensure that all of your website content and architecture is aligned with the latest search engine algorithms, attracts customers and helps you grab great search engine rankings.
Benefits of a WordPress site
With almost 60,000 plugins at your disposal, adding new features and functionalities to your site is simple. Plugin development is constantly evolving; there are plugins for ecommerce, contact forms, image sliders and just about anything else you might need to enhance your site.
If HTML and coding are akin to foreign languages to you, fear not – WordPress is a self-contained system with plenty of templates for you to work from. Or better yet, you can partner with a professional who can create a dazzlingly distinct design for you that works wonderfully.
Plugins such as Rank Math Pro help you to create web pages that are SEO friendly, favoured by the search engines and consequently, seen by more consumers. Rank Math has a simple traffic light system which shows you how various aspects of your page measure up to SEO standards.
- Easy editing:
The drag and drop interface makes maintaining and modifying your site a breeze. Plus, a WordPress website is browser based, so you can work on your site from any internet connected device.
WordPress is built using responsive technology that enables your website to scale down appropriately when viewed from a mobile device. This is essential in the current age, where up to 55% of website traffic comes from mobile and search engines penalise non-mobile optimised websites.
Why you need Maratopia’s web design services
When you choose Maratopia as your web design agency, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how your website can soar to success. We’ll help you find the right plugins to keep your site running smoothly, is optimised for speed, and provides you with all the functionality that you require.
If you want a WordPress expert to ensure that your website visitors have the best experience possible, then our web design agency can take your WordPress website from idea to live website. We offer a complete package of services from the creation of new web pages, improved visual elements, and managed wordpress hosting, to enhanced web presence and brand identity, and speed optimization and support services.
The benefits of a blog
You want your website to increase business revenue, charm customers and sell products and services.
And our top web designers have got the skills to achieve all of the above.
Our conversion-led development process ensures your high-performance eCommerce site secures serious online revenue growth.
A new eCommerce website offers much more functionality than a brochure site. You’ll be able to list all your products and services, and offer multiple ways to pay – with integrations from PayPal, Sagepay, WorldPay, Stripe and many more. Using platforms built for mobile, we’ll ensure that you provide the best customer experience across any device.
eCommerce websites are a little like online catalogues where you can browse entire product and service ranges, select what you need, order and pay securely in a few clicks.
This means they’re ideal for many types of B2C businesses, but they can be designed cleverly so that they’re much more effective than being simple online lists and are collated cleverly into collections that appeal to specific types of customers.
Plugin development is constantly improving; we can integrate popular payment platforms like PayPal, Sage Pay, WorldPay and Stripe into your eCommerce website, and we’ll optimise it for mobile as well as PC as standard, because so many customers prefer to buy using their phone.
When you want to be open for business 24/7/365, your website has to offer customers a smooth and seamless shopping experience.
And that’s the beauty of Shopify – it’s a complete ecommerce platform that empowers you to launch, grow, and sustain a successful business.
Trusted by over 800,000 businesses around the globe, it’s a holistic solution that incorporates secure checkouts, payments, shipping and more.
But it also looks and feels great to customers too, with stunning themes that allow our designers to align everything from website layout to content and colours with your brand.
WHAT DOES SHOPIFY ALLOW ME TO DO?
Shopify simplifies all of the following:
- Creating and customising your online store so that it’s unique, authentic and customer-centric.
- Selling across multiple channels – including web, mobile, social media, online marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops.
- Managing product offering, monitoring inventory, securing payments, and arranging shipping
FANTASTIC ECOMMERCE FUNCTIONALITY
Shopify boasts brilliant functionality, which includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Product level variants for prices, size colours and optional extras
- Shipping calculations based on multiple possibilities
- Courier integration
- Intelligent inventory management
- Sales analysis
- Order management
- Basket recovery
- Email marketing integration
But with Shopify, as with every digital marketing discipline, a stitch in time saves nine.
So you can be confident that before we suggest a service package, we take the time to really get to know you, your business, and your long term goals. We’ll then work closely with your stakeholders to formulate a tailored solution that meets and exceeds your expectations – down to every last detail.
If you decide that Shopify isn’t for you, we also offer WooCommerce services. WooCommerce is a customisable, open-source ecommerce platform that our developers can build for you on a WordPress website.
WHAT DOES WOOCOMMERCE ALLOW ME TO DO?
WooCommerce is a plugin that lets you sell products on your WordPress site. It allows you to offer your customers secure and flexible payments, manage orders from any device – including mobile – and fully customise your shop front to ensure that your new website meets your needs.
- Payment options that include credit cards, BACS, Apple Pay, and PayPal
- Automation for tax calculation
- Live shipping management
- Label printing
Launching Your Website
21 Point Checklist
- 01. Headings
Every page we have created on your behalf will have a relevant H1 and every page on the website should have an H1 that is unique.
- 02. Meta Data
Every page we have created on your behalf has a relevant Title, Meta Description and Meta Keywords
- 03. Social
Facebook Opengraph and Twitter Card are in place and appropriate logos have been configured for this
- 04. Custom Favicon
A Favicon will be created and uploaded to the website to show for bookmarks and to personalise browser tabs.
- 05. Pagespeed Testing
We aim for key pages on the website to score a minimum of 70 on Mobile and Desktop for Pagespeed Insights.
- 06. Redirections
We obtain a sitemap from the previous site (where applicable) – appropriate redirects will be configured and added to your site to ensure that all traffic is correctly routed to new pages.
- 07. Windows Browsers
The website has been tested in the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox on a Windows device
- 08. MacOS
The website has been tested in the latest versions of Safari and Google Chrome on a Mac device
- 09. Tablet & Mobile
The website has been tested for compatibility with iOS and Android browsers on multiple mobile and tablet devices.
- 10. Admin Emails
All forms we create for you will send an Admin copy of the email to the contact email address(es) you choose.
- 11. Customer Confirmations
All contact forms we create for you will send a Customer notification email to the customer who has filled it out.
- 12. Analytics Tracking
Google Event tracking is in place on the forms to ensure that they will correctly trigger a goal completion on Google Analytics.
- 13. Thank You Pages
We will configure a thank-you page to display to your customers when the form has successfully been submitted.
- 14. Propagation
We test to ensure that the live domain has correctly propagated to the new site location.
- 15. Database Updates
We test to ensure that all references to the build site URL and old website URLs have been replaced with the appropriate live domain and URL locations.
- 16. Aliases & Subdomains:
We test to ensure that the subdomains and alias domains correctly redirect to the preferred domain i.e. if a client prefers www.website.co.uk then we ensure that website.co.uk will automatically redirect to the www version to prevent duplicate content issues.
- 17. SSL Certificates
We will correctly configure your SSL certificate and ensure that the http:// version of the site is redirected to the secure https:// version.
- 18. Page Indexing
We will ensure that your website’s robots.txt site is configured to allow search spiders like Googlebot to browse the appropriate pages on your website, and disallow or no-index pages that should not be shown in search results (such as contact form thank-you pages.)
- 19. Installation
We will ensure that Google Analytics is installed on your site in order to allow you to track visitor trends and site activities over time.
- 20. Google Search Console
We will ensure that your website is configured on Google Search Console and that your sitemap has been submitted for page indexing.
- 21. Bing Webmaster Tools
We will ensure that your website is configured on Bing Webmaster Tools and that your sitemap has been submitted for page indexing.
Pre And Post Testing
Web Hosting Services
With so many providers out there competing for your custom, choosing the right website host is tricky. However, what sets our service apart from the rest is that it’s designed with you in mind – it’s flexible, stable and offers you a high-quality reliable service, so your website hosting worries are well and truly over.
We also offer domain management services that handle renewal, redirecting and any potential issues that could arise from upgrading your hosting services, to always give you peace of mind.
Maratopia web hosting:
- Cloud-based or dedicated boxes
- Ongoing monitoring of your website
- Consultancy services for upgrades and planning for future requirements
- Domain management that keeps you up to date
PPC and / or SEO campaigns
Discover more about our SEO and PPC services and our expert team will come up with a strategy to compliment your web design.
Support And Maintenance
When you partner with us, you get much more than a host – we’re a trusted ally, always on hand to offer expert advice and sound support.
Our ongoing, comprehensive packages include tech and functionality support, including speed optimization, as well as SEO standard edits so that your onsite content is always on point. Our proactive support team is waiting in the wings to swoop in with solutions to any technical issues that materialise.
But we’re responsive as well – our dedicated team excels at delivering ad hoc requests for design, development, content and much more.
For businesses braving the challenge of launching a new website, we also offer a fantastic intensive care plan which will guide you through this testing time with ease.
Maratopia web support
- A remote production team, integrated as closely as required with the rest of your business
- Access to dynamic team with a diverse set of skills who can deal with requests for a wide range of digital services
- Continual analysis, monitoring and advice
Web Design and E-Commerce FAQs
How long does it take your web designers and developers to build a website?
How long it takes to build your website will depend on a number of factors, such as number of web pages, size, and style.
Our web design agency will work with you to determine your website needs and agree on a realistic deadline for your design that won’t compromise quality.
Can you optimise my website for mobile?
No matter your industry, it’s important for your website to be optimised for mobile, with an estimated 60% of searches coming from mobile and tablet devices at any given time and Google prioritising mobile-first indexing.
What is website hosting, and do you provide it?
Web hosting is what keeps your website online, and it needs to be secure and reliable to ensure your business is just a few clicks away from your customers whenever they need you.
We can provide you with 24/7 hosting that won’t let you down, with security features that protect it from potential cyberattacks.
For a reasonable price, we can also provide support and maintenance packages for your peace of mind, as well as SEO packages to ensure that your website’s search engine presence is the best it can be.
What web platform should I use?
Our web designers can work with a number of web platforms, and your best fit will depend on a few factors. However, our team will discuss your options and help you decide on the right platform for your site.
The most popular choice among large and small businesses alike is a WordPress website, and our web design team are WordPress experts.
Do I need to provide the content for my site?
If you have content ready to go, it can speed up the site-building process.
But if not, it’s well worth enlisting the help of our content marketing team, who will create bespoke content that’s optimised for your website.
How do I secure a domain name?
Your business needs the most relevant and catchy URL possible to ensure you’re easily discoverable online, and we’ll happily help you find the perfect one.
But if you have an existing domain name already, there’s no need to throw it out – we’ll simply transfer it to your new website!
What kind of website designs do you offer?
Our designers have a range of skills to build the perfect website for you, no matter what you’re looking for, including bespoke designs that provide a tailor-made user experience for your customers.
We also have extensive experience in designing eCommerce websites with a range of payment options that will allow you to trade online and provide a seamless user experience (UX).
What is a WordPress website?
When you want a website that delivers a first-class customer experience, you need a platform that’s fit for purpose.
WordPress is a website content management system (CMS) that allows you to create and manage high-quality professional websites in a simple and user-focused manner.
Used by some of the world’s biggest brands (Disney and Sony take a bow), it’s the perfect platform for businesses desiring a strong digital presence that can withstand the threats posed by constant and rapid advances in tech.
What does a WordPress site allow me to do?
WordPress is an extremely versatile platform that allows you to create just about any type of website – from a blog to an e-commerce or music site.
So whether you’re a budding blogger with wise and witty words to share with the world, or a retail revolutionary with a superb selection of life-enhancing products, you’ll be able to create a website that suits your business function down to the ground.
With WordPress as the home for your site, you’ll be able to create a website user experience (UX) that leaves captivated customers begging for more of your brilliant content.
Should I build my ecommerce store with Shopify?
The answer is very probably yes.
Why? Because getting down to business quickly and efficiently helps you establish your digital presence and building an ecommerce store with Shopify enables you to start selling quickly.
And the calling card of this platform is sophisticated simplicity, so everything feels effortless – from choosing terrific templates to uploading your products, customising with company branding and connecting to a payment provider.
How can your web design agency help with my Shopify site?
Our web designers have extensive experience with the Shopify platform, enabling us to develop and advise on the best action plan for your specific business requirements.
We’ll always provide as satisfying a solution as possible to match your aspirations and budget – from completely bespoke designs, integrated business processes, product and content upload with comprehensive support, to a swift templated, plug and play fix that gets everything rolling in a couple of weeks.
In other words, we’ll work with you to implement the most appropriate approach for you and your business, always finding the answer which allows you to launch successfully and grow sustainably.
What if Shopify isn’t for me?
Don’t worry – there are many different platforms available and we’re confident we’ll find the perfect fit for your firm.
Shopify is a superb choice for many businesses, but it’s only the tip of the platform iceberg – we’ll help you see the whole picture to provide you with exactly what you need to excel in ecommerce.
Web Design Trusted By
Client Case Studies
Orchard Dental Practice
CONVERSION RATE INCREASE
YEAR ON YEAR RISE IN GOAL COMPLETION
INCREASED CONVERSION RATE
Casale San Pietro
increase in traffic since launch in November 2021
I chose to work with Maratopia because I was impressed by the knowledge of the team that visited our offices and the examples of work they’d carried out for other companies in our industry.
The planning workshops at the start of the project raised interesting questions, generated great ideas, and proved to be a solid foundation to build on.
We love the finished website and have been delighted with the increase in visitors and social interaction since it went live.
Additionally, developing an ongoing business relationship is important to me and it’s reassuring that I can rely on Maratopia to take care of any future updates to our website.
Fiona Lazenby , Managing Director at HotHouse Partnerships
I chose to work with Maratopia because I needed a new website.
I was impressed by their website development work provided for a number of other companies. I have found Maratopia to be an ideal business partner. They are really good at listening, providing clarity, and only then provided solutions meeting my business objectives. They also adapted easily during the development as my business needs became more tightly defined. Furthermore, the work was completed without fuss, on time and to budget, which is a major consideration for any business. In addition, developing an ongoing business relationship is important to me. I can leave technology development and ongoing website management to Maratopia.
This allows me to concentrate on writing new content, building my client base and generating revenue.
Paul Howard, Wine Alchemy
We had our Website built and designed by Maratopia, I am so delighted with it.
The team were professional, creative and completed our fabulous website ahead of schedule. They also had to work with a third party, which can be tricky, but absolutely no problem at all. All so smooth made my life so easy. They also helped me with the branding with research.
Thank you to all the team. for making my website so lovely.
Alana Mazza, Owner, Casale San Pietro
We have worked with Maratopia to build upon our existing national & international SEO strategies and have been impressed with the professional manner in which they approach their work and importantly, the results we have achieved together.
Martin Mansell, Managing Director, Looking.com
The guys at Maratopia were brilliant, incredibly helpful and explained everything along the way, clearly they’ve spent a lot of time becoming experts in web development and marketing!
Great team and brilliant customer service! Thanks 🙂
Set up a website for us which has worked well.
Quick responses to additions & deletions when needed for marketing purposes.
Friendly & helpful team.
We needed a brand new website, at short notice, and with a limited budget.
However, we also wanted great functionality, plenty of room for development and the ability to easily update content ourselves.
Maratopia came up with a solution for us which was just what we were looking for.
Chrisi and Tom were absolute stars at guiding us through the process and delivering on time.
Suzel Taber-Shaw, Scandinavia Only
Persistent, practical and patient!
Excellent service – we are delighted with our new website.
Rupert Ratcliffe, Managing Director of LONPROP Limited
Our online store was outdated, and wasn’t performing very well. Maratopia proposed a creative solution, provided an extremely competitive quote, and completed the project within 10 days. Conversion and revenue have been up substantially every month since the redeveloped site was launched, and I am extremely happy with their work.
Jason Morrison, Managing Director, Riso Gallo UK
Having worked alongside the agency for a number of years, I only have positive things to say. In particular, Amber (who I have dealt with on a monthly basis) has proven to be a great help in assisting me with in-depth data regarding our website ranking, SEO overview and much more. Would highly recommend.
We instructed Maratopia to do an SEO audit of our websites.
They provided a very thorough report and were really impressed with the quality of the work.
There were clear identifications of the pain points and the actions required to solve this problem.
We had a few chats with them during the process and they helped us understanding more about SEO.
After the initial work with them,we are still in talks to continue our collaboration.