Unfortunately, there comes a time in nearly every business owners life where they have to part ways with their old web designer / developer and switch to a new provider. We hear this story all of the time and it’s a problem you as a business owner should never have to face, but likely will face.
One thing that sets us apart from other web developers is that, in most circumstances, we will happily support, maintain, complete or improve website code and existing sites, written by others; even if the underlying code is custom built.
This is great for you as it means that you don’t need to be tied in to your current web agency, and also means that if relations break down you’re able to make a fresh start without necessarily needing a complete site rebuild. It’s also great for us as web developers as it can be quite challenging in some cases, and this is weirdly what’s makes us tick.
As you can see from the above, we’ve taken over the management and maintenance of a few market-leading companies including Red Dragon Darts, Winmau Dartboard Company, U.K Country Store & Athleat. These companies had already secured the development services of a so-called leading U.K development agency but no matter how much they pleaded, the agency were unable to remedy the many faults which included insecure shopping carts, incomplete coding, use of swear words in the hashed out code as well as schoolboy errors and in-page js conflicts. All in all the builds were sloppy to say the least.
Using Red Dragon Darts as an example, they appointed us to be their main developer, maintenance management and hosting company having been faced with constant issues and outstanding tickets that just built up with no resolution in sight, from their existing development agency. Once we agreed the plan of action we stripped back and rebuilt the whole website from the ground up (on a development server) and fixed all the old persistent errors, incorporating the outstanding ticket requests into the rebuild, making the website safe & secure with all core files of the Magento CMS restored to normal, before revoking the in-page conflicts and making the site live again.
Since we took over in the summer of 2017 Red Dragon’s website has grown from strength to strength with a safe and secure website, fully PCI DSS compliant and awesome UX effects. They have their own super-fast dedicated server, we maintain their website, security patches and other fixes and updates, and the server as part of our ongoing maintenance contract. Take a look at the website and see what you think for yourself!
We’re experts when it comes to taking over a poorly performing website or a semi-built website, from your existing development agency, at any stage of the project. Our process is simple; we’ll begin by replicating your website on a local or development server so that we can experiment on it without affecting the live website, and then we’ll investigate the site, code, functionality and specifically look to integrate the issues you’re looking to get fixed and familiarise ourselves with every aspect of the existing site so that we have a better understanding moving forward.
If you have an existing website that you are not happy with or think that your current developers are not up to scratch then give us a call. We excel in turning around WordPress & Magento (1 & 2) websites and making sites mobile compatible and user friendly. We are specialists in third party integration of back office systems such as CRMs and can create custom ecommerce sites or large non-commerce informative websites.
For more information give us a call on 01977 689639 or request your free no-obligation quote.