Webglu

Web Design In Street

Being located near Street, we can visit you and your staff at your place of work - be it an office, home, farm, warehouse, or any other location - and see first-hand what you do.

In this way we can most effectively understand how you'd like to supplement your services with a web presence, and how we can best present your company and services.

 

This also means that you can drop by our offices and meet the team in a friendly and informal environment, discuss your project with our designers and developers in-person, and receive personal training in the use of our commerce and content management systems.

We can also assist with configuring your laptops, desktops and mobile devices to use your new mail services and web management facilities.

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About Street

Street is a town and civil parish in the county of Somerset situated on a dry spot in the Somerset Levels, at the end of the Polden Hills, two miles south-west of Glastonbury and has a population of approximately 11,000.

In the Domesday Book it was recorded as Lega, a name still used throughout the country in the modern form, “Leigh”. The centre of Street is where Lower Leigh hamlet was, and the road called Middle Leigh and the community called Overleigh are to the south of the village. In the 12th century a causeway from Glastonbury was built in order to transport stone from what is now Street for rebuilding Glastonbury Abbey after a fire, giving Street its name from the Latin “strata” - a paved road. The new causeway is about 100 yards north of a Roman road.

The Society of Friends established itself here in the mid 17th century and among the close knit group of Quaker families were the Clarks: Cyrus, who started a business in sheepskin rugs, later joined by his brother James, who introduced the production of woollen slippers and, later, boots and shoes. Under James's son, William, the business flourished but most of the profits were ploughed back into employee welfare, housing and education.

C&J Clark still has its headquarters in Street, behind a frontage which includes the clock tower and water tower, but shoes are no longer manufactured there. Instead, in 1993, redundant factory buildings were converted to form Clarks Village, the first purpose-built factory outlet in the United Kingdom. Despite strong concerns being voiced by local retailers at the time, the retail outlets have not led to a demise in the existing shops. The Shoe Museum provides information about the history of Clarks and footware manufacture in general.

The Clark family mansion and its estate at the edge of the village is now owned by Millfield School. The company, through the Society of Friends also had its own small sanatorium and convalescent home on Ivythorne Hill overlooking the town. In 1931 this chalet style building was leased over the the Youth Hostel Association and became the first youth hostel in Somerset. It continues this role to the present day.

Information & text gathered from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved October 6th, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street

Our Services

Thanks to a team of multi-skilled web developers, designers and multimedia editors, Webglu is able to offer a wide range of web and multimedia services in the Street area.

Web Site Design & Production

Our primary focus is the design, construction and maintenance of web sites and web applications.

All of our designs are bespoke to you and your company - we do not use templates or off-the-shelf designs. This allows us to tailor your site to your exact needs.

We can work with any size of project, from small 2-3 page promotional micro-sitesMicro SiteUsually consisting of a small number of pages, these sites are often used for promotional purposes, either to raise awareness of a new product or service, or as an ancillary to a much larger site, targeting a specific group of customers., to large database-driven corporate systems.

The majority of our web sites are integrated with our web-based content management system, which allows you to easily update your site without our intervention.

Outsourcing To Us

We have long-standing relationships with a number of design and marketing studios whom do not have their own in-house web expertise. We often build and implement designs produced by these studios, and offer technical consultation where required.

Graphic Design & Branding

Often as part of our web site design & development package, we will create a new brand for our clients, incorporating a full corporate identity (logo, colour scheme, livery & stationary).

Close ties with local print experts allow us to take care of all aspects of the printing process.

We can also offer branding and print marketing services independent of a web project.

Audio & Video Editing

As multimedia has become more prevalent in modern web sites, we have found the need to work with both video and audio material on a regular basis. We now have a great deal of experience in preparing such material for web use, and can offer video editing and post-production services to our clients.

Flash video integration has become very popular in particular, as it offers high-quality video streamingStreamingA method of delivering multimedia content, such as audio or video. Rather than downloading an entire video or audio file before beginning playback, a file may be streamed to the user, playing as it downloads. This can allow videos on sites like YouTube to begin playing almost instantly. video with no requirement for further browser plug ins or software downloads other than the Flash player.

Commerce & Sales Systems

Many companies are looking to online sales for a cheaper and lower-risk avenue for product and service sales.

In many instances we can utilise open-sourceOpen-SourceA classification of software. If an application or system is 'open-source', it means that the code and resources behind it is freely available to anyone whom wishes to use or modify it, for no fee. technology as the basis for your commerce project, keeping the cost to you low and the flexibility of your store high.

However, we are not bound to the use of off-the-shelf commerce solutions. We have created many bespoke sales systems for our clients, and can implement a number of payment gatewaysPayment GatewayOnline transaction services operated by banks and other third parties. Whenever a customer places an online order for a product or service, their card details and payment information are sent to and processed by a payment gateway. to suit your business.

Interactive Games Production

Using our experience with FlashFlashA popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages - Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, various interactive components, integrate video, and to create web-based applications. technology, we have created many bespoke games and interactive entertainment products.

Online games are a great way to encourage new and repeat visitors to your site, and may be used for promotional or viral marketing purposes.

Games may also be used as a learning tool for younger audiences.

E-Mail & Digital Marketing

Digital direct marketing is a cost-effective and environmentally friendlier way of introducing new and existing clients to your latest products and services.

We have created a bespoke contact and mailer management system which allows you to control your e-mail content and recipient data.