At Vostok we have the skills and experience to see your project through from its conception to its launch, whatever that involves along the way.
Using the latest standards in web design, our designs get first impressions right, delivering an attractive, intuitive experience that compliments your project.
Design starts with you. We'll meet with you and listen to your initial thoughts on how your site or system will look and feel, and feed back our own thoughts. We'll then go away and prepare wireframes that outline how it will look and operate. Once you're happy with those, we start building.
We're experienced, proven developers who have built complex sites and systems for a range of often prolific clients. We've built everything from 5m-hits-a-month websites to bespoke e-learning systems.
We know our code. We write tutorials for various media, teaching other developers to code better, and help them fix their errors via sites like Stack Overflow. We've also given talks and training to developers at places such as IBM's UK HQ.
Setup & support
We're with you from day one. Don't have a web address or unsure which to have? We can advise on choosing the right one, and register one for you. Hosting? We can arrange that too, or host the site on our own servers. All a bit Greek? Leave it to us.
We also give you the means and support to administer your site's content via a content management system. Or, it may be that you'd prefer we maintained your site's content and usage on a rolling basis.
A vital part of the site design stage is the effective and communicative use of quality photography, that's why we have our own photographer Chris, who will be happy to meet you and take the required shots of whatever it is you want to show.
There's photography and there's photography. Many an otherwise pleasant website is undersold by the use of substandard shots that fail to portray their subjects as well as they might have.
These days it's vital to harness the unequalled power of social media, but, like anything, there's do's and don'ts. We can help you formulate an effective social media strategy that best serves your goals.
It's not just about people "liking" you on Facebook; it's about harnessing the potential offered by the main social media platforms. It might mean offering impromptu discounts to your Twitter followers, or showcasing your creations on a Pinterest board.
An attractive, usable website is immediately undermined if the accompanying text does not effectively communicate with your audience. We've written articles in the press and written copy for many of our clients, so, if you'd rather, you can leave this part of the project in our safe hands.
Here's some choice cuts from our recent work:
All of our websites are cross-device compatible - that is, they are optimised for use not only on computer screens but also on smaller phone and tablet screens - and are maintainable by our clients via our proprietary content management system.
Andrew has been a web developer since the early days of the internet.
A classically-trained, play-by-ear pianist, he doesn't look anything like his cartoon avatar.
Trivia: Andrew lived in Russia for four years and speaks the lingo.
Maria is all about the visual. The fact your new website looks delicious, and displays on and adapts to various kinds of device and screen size, will be down to her.
A qualified teacher, Maria defected to web development back in 2009. She's worked in London agencies building and maintaining websites for some noteworthy clients, including The Spectator magazine.
Trivia: Maria is quite the nutritionist, particularly with regard to Ayurveda and raw food cuisine.
Got a project in mind? We're easy-going and approachable, and will happily spend as long as it takes talking to you on a truly no obligation basis. If at the end you don't fancy us, no hard feelings (but we're pretty sure you'll like us.)
0115 986 1065
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