Communicat Internet Services

Website Design and Development

Communicat offers a wide range of design services, and we incorporate our clients throughout the design process. We have implemented a proven design development framework that we utilise on all developments. Our design services include:

  • Static Websites
  • Interactive & Multimedia Web Sites
  • Flash and GIF Animated Sites
  • Database Driven Web Sites
  • Electronic Commerce (Ecommerce) / Shopping Cart
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Custom Application Programming
  • Mobile Ready Websites (.mobi)
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Communicat's web design team is familiar with a wide range of web technologies, some of which are listed below:

  • Adobe ColdFusion MX
  • Microsoft ASP .NET
  • Microsoft SQL server
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • PHP
  • Apache

Website design

Your companies website is your online shop front, and its quality is a big factor in how potential customers see your business. First impressions count. You not only want your website to be seen by the largest number of people, you want those potential customers to be impressed by what they see. If your website is well designed and full of useful information, you have a much better chance of attracting more visitors to your website.

Our web developers at Communicat have experience with a wide range of web technologies, and are able to tailor a web solution to your exact needs. Whether it is a simple static html site, a database driven site with dynamic content, or a full online shop / Ecommerce solution, we have the tools and experience to get you results. A new hot area we are seeing a lot of interest in is mobile websites, mobile internet access is quickly becoming mainstream and you need to make sure you adapt to the new online environment.

Think of your website as an online extension to your traditional marketing program. The internet is becoming an essential part of life today, make sure you don't miss the online revolution and be left behind.

Shopping Cart / Ecommerce

An Ecommerce shopping cart is your online shop front on the internet, it extends your physical presence onto the web and opens up new opportunities for you and your business. Communicat's Web Catalogue solution is ideal for the small business that wants to get a foot in the door on the internet but doesn't have a large budget. It can be tailored to your specific needs, whether you require a simple dynamic web catalogue or a full blown online shop with shopping cart functionality. Combined with an online payment gateway you can setup an entire online shopping solution today.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Search Engine Optimisation or SEO is the method of designing and promoting your website to enhance your websites position in internet search engines. It can be thought of as the online equivalent of a marketing strategy. Just as you need to market and advertise your business in the real world you need to do the same in the online world. SEO involves such elements as HTML source optimisation, site layout changes, content tailoring and link building to enhance the chances of your website being indexed by search engines.

SEO is a key component of a successful website. There are literally hundreds of millions of websites on the internet, getting your website noticed above all of the others is vital to attracting visitors to your site. One of the advantages of SEO as compared to traditional advertising is that a one off up front investment in your website will pay off over the long term. As good SEO techniques are search engine agnostic, it doesn't matter whether people are using Google, Yahoo, Lycos, AltaVista, MSN Search, or any other of the hundreds of search engines. When your website has been optimised by experts is SEO like Communicat it will pay off with good results in all search engines. This will give much better long term results than trying to trick any specific search engines into giving you high rankings.

Read more about our SEO offerings on our Search Engine Optimisation page.

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content management systems, or CMS's, can greatly simplify the maintenance of your website. A CMS provides a way for end users to easily modify content on the website and publish changes without needing advanced html design skills. Advanced security can be integrated into the CMS to allow you to control which users may update which sections of the website, as well as define users who must authorise all changes before they are published live.

Communicat offers a range of CMS solutions, including FarCry and Joomla!. Both of these solutions are Open Source and do not require ongoing licensing charges. FarCry is written in ColdFusion and Joomla! is written in PHP, and a variety of different database's can be configured as the back end datastore. So if you require a website that needs regular updates, or you just want more control over your websites content, a Content Management System may be what you are looking for.

Software Integration

In todays complicated IT environment it is often difficult to consolidate your companies information so it is accessible in one central place. Communicat's software Integration services allow your various IT systems to exchange information and allow you work more efficiently. Whether you are wanting to integrate your accounting system with your Business to Business (B2B) or Business to Customer (B2C) website, or wanting to better integrate your office systems, we can help you.