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Web development

Is your site still doing the business?

When your site was developed a few years ago you probably thought that was it? Unfortunately no! Over the past few years the way people access the internet has changed dramatically. Now days your customer could be viewing your site from a 50 inch HD TV or more likely from 4 inch smart-phone. So what you need to ask yourself is does our site work as well as it could on these devices?

Successful mobile content delivery requires you to address more than just display issues!

How do we build our sites?

Most of our sites are built using PHP using one of the popular frame works CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend, Yii, Symfony, Kohana. We can also build or midify sites created in Wordpress, Dupral or Joomla. If you require a site built in we can create this using the Umbraco frame work. The use of these frame works also means the CMS that our clients have access to have a familiar feel. Once your site or web application is completed then we can help you decided on what type of hosting you need and other considerations such as CDN.

So what else can we offer?

A swell as creating whole sites a lot of our work involves creating tools that extend the functionality of existing sites. The could be anything.

Surely this costs a lot?

Well this really depends on the scale of your project and the amount of traffic you expect. We work with more than one CMS and all the ones we use are open source. If we know know what your budget is and what you are trying to achieve we can put together a package to suit. If you are a big multi-national maybe you will need a system based on Umbraco or CodeIgniter but if you are SME you might be better with a system based on Joomla,Dupral or Wordpress with their endless lists of pre-developed extensions.

The most important thing to consider is we only charge you for what we actually do! If we can find an API, extension or plug-in that will add functionality to your site we will not pretend that we have spent hours creating it we will simply charge you for the cost of implementation.





Before the web there was print design and that is kind of where we all came from. Modern media design is a bit more challenging because of it's dynamic nature, yet when it works the best designs look simple and effortless.

Most modern sites are now based on a CMS. Companies want to manage their own site but they still want them to look good. That is why well constructed CSS are so important. Not only to control the continuity of the site but also to allow the site editors enough freedom to express themselves.

At bee2 we stick to a few core principles that make sure our sites always look good. It might sound odd but we always approach design with the end user in mind rather than the client. Digital design is an unsupported media so the public only look at your site because they like it (or you have some incredible offer!).

Usability; this is the other key factor that makes a site good. It doesn't matter how cool and trendy your new site is, if the users can't find the content they want.

If you want to work with bee2 but use your own designers this is fine. Just show us what you are planning on doing and we will let you realise your aims.

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Synergy Duplication

We re-designed the Synergy website and moved it onto an Umbraco based CMS. Back-end functionality was added for quoting and order tracking and their logo was given a tweak to bring it back up to date. Once the site completed we created a highly successful e-mail marketing campaign (images below) to drive traffic to their new site.

Berkshire based Synergy are a market leader in media duplication. Website: Synergy

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Hindleys Bakery

We have just completed this project in super quick time. The brief was to re-design the Hindleys Bakery website and supporting material and also to extend the functionality of the site itself whilst at the same time making it easier to manage. So what was the rush? Well it needed to be completed before they appeared on ITVs Britains Best Bakery.

Hindleys is a small family run bakery based in Lichfield that bake in a traditional way. They have several shops and other outlets in the Staffordshire area. Website: Hindleys
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