Speak to the Geek is happy to provide web design and development services to small businesses and organisations. We specialise in WordPress-based solutions allowing customers to remain in charge of the content on their own sites. This approach eliminates the need for costly update charges because customers are able to update the majority of content with very little effort.
All of our sites are built with mobile and tablet users in mind, and take full advantage of modern responsive technologies. Go ahead, try it out. Resize your browser or load the sites on as many different devices as you can and watch the layout adapt!
Take a look through our portfolio – if you like what you see, get in touch.
Ken’s Quiz Site
Possibly the most ambitious site undertaken by Speak to the Geek. Ken’s Quiz Site is the web’s #1 free resource for quiz question material, and boasts an impressive amount of daily traffic. On the surface you’ll see a responsive site containing many hundreds of pages of categorised questions, but behind the scenes is a custom-built database-driven quiz management engine. This solution allows quiz questions to be drafted in a spreadsheet offline before being imported and published in just a few clicks. Each question can also be used in the ‘Quiz Vault’, which allows users to randomly generate their own quiz based on a chosen category and difficulty. All quizzes can be downloaded as a PDF, or printed – print optimised CSS takes care of cleaning up the clutter of unwanted images and content. The custom-built quiz management engine has been seamlessly integrated with WordPress to take advantage of its user friendly admin interface. The site relies entirely on advertising as a funding mechanism therefore ad placement is a critical factor in the design. Adverts have been placed optimally in order to maximise revenue whilst remaining unobtrusive to the content.
Coed Hirwaun Community Association
Community web sites are starting to lose their prominence as a focal point for local information, with Facebook groups becoming more popular due to their inherent collaborative nature. A community web site must now shift its focus to becoming a landing page for search results, directing the visitors to the relevant new media content. As such the CHCA site has been designed to complement the Facebook presence of the community association. Intended as an initial public online presence for the village and the community association, the site includes all the local information you’d expect including location information and details of local services. All local village news cross-posts to the associated Facebook group and the site also displays the latest Facebook information from the group.
Following the building of a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in the village, Speak to the Geek have integrated an online booking form into the site allowing residents to view availability of the MUGA on a calendar system, and also book timeslots with payments made via PayPal.
Bedworth Disabled Swimming Club
Based on the same custom-built Speak to the Geek template as the CHCA site above, the Bedworth Disabled Swimming Club have similar community-based requirements for their web site. The site is required to provide specific information concerning safety and conduct, but also includes historical trophy information and Facebook integration. As a condition of the sources of funding upon which the club is reliant, they must display certain logos prominently on their site. The presence of these logos, as well as a strong online presence for the club, assist in securing future funds vital to the club’s continued operation.