WordPress website design

Why we use WordPress

  • Excellent content management  system
  • Add Images, Documents (PDF, Word Excel etc) and Videos with ease
  • Easy to create image galleries
  • Create and edit contact forms
  • Fully manageable menus
  • Blog and latest news features with RSS feeds
  • Automatic pagination and archiving for latest news by category, date and author
  • Great SEO capabilities
  • Automatically created XML sitemaps
  • Easy to create password protected pages and posts
  • Pings Google, Bing etc every time you update or add content

Have a look at some of our recent projects…

 

 

 

 

Social Media and WordPress

WordPress can automatically pull and/or publish content from most social media sites and applications, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and LinkedIn.

Contact us if you want to find out more…

Oxford Website Design

The Big Picture is having great success with some new sites. OXCAT and Constructions Sales Centre have both been receiving lots of web traffic due to the SEO work we have done after building these sites, with new sites coming online soon.

Phil Kinnie of CSC said he is ‘Over the moon’ with the results. Phil said:

“The Big Picture  Excels

The Big Picture redesigned our website (www.constructionsales.co.uk) and in a very rapid time frame, not only improved the graphics, layout and look immeasurably, but achieved astonishing results in moving us dramatically up the Search Engines. Peter Jones at The Big Picture is by far the best value for money, not only in Oxford but all of the UK.”

OXCAT, a brand new site, has already had 1200 hits in a few weeks, over 300 in one day.

We have been working with our clients to help them use their blogs to maximum effect, and this is driving valuable traffic to their sites.

Contact us to find out how we can help you with SEO.

OXCAT goes live

The OXCAT (Oxford Community Against Trafficking) website has just gone live. The Big Picture sponsored and developed this site to raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our area, following the jailing of sex traffickers in Oxford in August 2011. It includes radio interviews and videos about the subject.

 

 

How to write a design brief

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Firstly, why write a design brief at all:

a) It helps you clarify on your objectives. For example do you just want to improve a tired corporate identity, generate sales, encourage enquiries, break into new market areas, launch a new product, or obtain information from your audience?

b) It helps the designer to stay focused on the end result and acts as a point of reference during the design process.

Corporate Profile
Define your corporate profile. Say what you do.

Current situation
Where are you now with regards to sales and marketing. Where do you want to be. A realistic overview of where you are compared to competitors is very useful.

Your target audience
Detail your primary, secondary and tertiary audiences. Explain if you are trying to consolidate these market areas or break into new ones.

Demographics
Detail any demographic information you have about your audience(s) such as:
Age
Sex
Income
Occupation
Location

Communication task
What is the message. If possible show elements to be included in the designed items (logos, taglines, imagery, headlines and text.)

Corporate identity
If you have an established corporate identity, show this to the designer.

Design examples
Providing examples of what you like (and don’t like) can be very helpful for internal discussions and in explaining the direction you want the design to go.
These could include colour, imagery, typography and the look and feel of items you like.

Budget and Time Scale
Even a ball park figure will give the designer an idea of the scope of the project and your expectations. This will facilitate more accurate suggestions about design and production ideas.
Hope this helps

Peter Jones
Managing Director
The Big Picture

PPA Architecture website goes live

We are really happy to announce that our latest project has gone live. The PPA Architecture website. Take a look at www.ppa-architecture.co.uk/

 

 

 

Great web banners

Web banners are a great way to advertise. We can design these for you to send simple, clear messages to prospective clients which link directly to your website.

Contact us to find out more.

Don’t tweet – just blog

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If you can’t be bothered to tweet, but just want to blog occasionally, you can feed Twitter from your blog.

Just go to: http://twitterfeed.com and sign up. You will need you RSS feed URL. This is normally one of the following formats:

  • http://example.com/?feed=rss
  • http://example.com/?feed=rss2
  • http://example.com/?feed=rdf
  • http://example.com/?feed=atom

If you get stuck, go to http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds

You can link to facebook as well, so your blog will feed your other social media sites.

Why we use WordPress

Why we use WordPress to build websites?

  • Full control off the website content
  • Add Images, Documents (PDF, Word Excel etc) and Videos with ease
  • Easy to create image galleries
  • Create and edit contact forms
  • Fully manageable menus
  • Blog and latest news features with RSS feeds
  • Automatic pagination and archiving for latest news by category, date and author
  • Great SEO capabilities
  • Automatically created XML sitemaps
  • Easy to create password protected pages and posts
  • Pings Google, Bing etc every time you update or add content
Social Media and WordPress

WordPress can automatically pull and/or publish content from most social media sites and applications, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google and LinkedIn.

Have a look at one of our recent projects…

www.sophiainvestments.com

QR codes – what are they?

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QR codes (Quick Response) codes are a specific matrix bar code which contain encoded text, an email address, a web address or other data.

These can be read by camera phones and so act as a shortcut to your web, email or address to clients with a smartphone equipped with a QR reader app.

See http://www.qrstuff.com/ for more information and for generating codes, or, if you have a smartphone take a picture of the QR below and see where it takes you…

 

Social media – get linked in

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Everything is changing so fast at the moment, and keeping up with Social Media is no exception.

Linking your website to other network media is important. We can help you do it whether it’s a personal Linkedin account…


View Peter Jones's profile on LinkedIn

or a Facebook page for your company….

The Big Picture