At StoneChain Web Design we believe that a high quality web site need not cost a fortune and that simple, clear design counts for a lot. We can offer solutions
ranging from a simple, one-or-two page web site that will let people know you're out there, to more complex, bespoke, content-managed and e-commerce sites that
will provide your clients with all the information they need to choose your services.
Web Sites have come a long way since the explosion of the World Wide Web in the early 1990's. Then, text and the occasional static image was as good as it got.
20+ years on and the average Web "surfer" expects more, setting the bar for quality Web sites ever higher. Now, Web sites can include a dizzying array of colours,
fonts or typefaces, special effects, animations and clever layouts.
However, when it comes to "good design", our view is that too many gimmicks and "shiny", novelty features will detract from the intended message of the Web site.
Used sparingly and appropriately, modern gadgets and gizmos can improve the experience of a Web site visitor and help impart information in a clear and intuitive
StoneChain Web Design will work in partnership with you to design a site that reflects your business, your clients and, ultimately, you. We will select the most
appropriate technologies to get your message across as effectively as possible.
The World Wide Web is all about sharing; reaching out to people who otherwise might not find you. It is vital that your Web site can be accessed by as many people
as possible. These days, there are a myriad of ways to access Web sites, from the average home or office PC, to tablet and mobile computers - even some refrigerators
are hooked up to the 'net! While it might not be worth worrying too much about building a site for use on a kitchen appliance, it is important to make sure most
people can read what you have to say. At StoneChain Web Design, we ensure our Web sites can be accessed from every modern browser and can talk to you about
creating simplified versions of your pages for viewing on smaller, mobile devices.
In addition to technical accessibility, it is important to remember that people have accessibility challenges, too. By "hiding" useful information inside our Web
sites and avoiding the use of complicated layouts, we can help those users take advantage of technology and get the best experience of your Web site.
StoneChain Web Design is always conscious that there are times when information and data should not be shared. Keeping sensitive information private is a critical
concern and if your site has a need to store this type of information, we will do everything we can to ensure that the data is kept safe and your clients feel
confident to entrust their information to you.
Web sites handling confidential information will be secured using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates ensuring that all information passing between your Web
site and your clients is encrypted.
All web sites will be designed to limit the opportunities for malicious misuse - forms for collecting information will include measures to prevent against automated
completion and any interactions with databases will be thoroughly checked to ensure no damage can be done.
If your web site requires the storage of data, be it personal, commercially sensitive or in any way confidential, you can rest assured that all StoneChain Web Design
sites are hosted here in New Zealand and that your information will be held in a discrete data store, separate from all other Web sites.
Every site that StoneChain Web Design creates is built with the most popular open source technologies in use today. The so-called AMP environment combines the Apache
Web Server with MySQL databases and the PHP programming language. Each of these technologies has been developed and refined over many years by a huge online community
and you can be assured that they will continue to be supported, extended and improved for years to come.
For Web sites demanding a Content Managed approached, StoneChain Web Design has adopted both the Joomla! and WordPress Content Management Systems. They are two of the
most well established and popular CMS available and underpin hundreds of internationally renowned Web sites.
All StoneChain Web Design sites are hosted in a technologically advanced data centre with many levels of redundancy and backup to ensure that your Web site is
available 99.9% of the time. Should anything go wrong, we have access to 24/7 assistance and, in a worse-case scenario, everything is backed up daily.