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At Flaunt, development is a key cornerstone of what we do, and what we’ve done from day 1. We have and have always had a multi-skilled team, as proficient at backend development as we are at frontend. We are also platform agnostic – we use the right tool for the job. And we’re happy to inherit your existing website rather than performing an expensive migration out of hand. Key software we’ve had great success with includes WordPress, WooCommerce, Shopify, Magento and Drupal. We don’t have our own proprietary CMS which we lock you into, and we don’t sell you anything you don’t need. We operate on a project basis, ad-hoc or a retained model.

our approach

"Joining up development with our other service offerings is also key to what we do. We're always collaborating to find the best way forward with as little hassle as possible passed to the client. "
Jamie ShieldsChief Technology Officer

New Website Projects

Every dev’s favourite project: a chance to really show off our skills and watch a site come to life! Typically, we follow a waterfall approach through the initial stages – gathering requirements, planning, defining goals and timelining – then move into an agile model once design and development begin. The beauty of choosing a multi-service agency is you benefit from expert knowledge from every area of the business from the beginning of a project. This means you have a technically sound website from launch day that works for content, paid media, PR and SEO.

Ongoing Development and Maintenance

We don’t just build something and then disappear. We’re always on hand to help with support, maintenance, and development when things happen or needs change. This can range from support with WordPress updates and amending page templates, to helping launch new landing pages and so much more. Quite often, we’ll agree on a development retainer – this means we will continue to spend a number of days working on the website every month. So we’ll sit down for a coffee regularly and go through progress, what’s next, find out any new information we need to know, and then we’ll get back to it.

Website Hosting

Complex multi-server architectures, load balancing, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), and DNS management – we do it all. Whether it’s roll-your-sleeves-up stuff through our friends at Amazon Web Services (AWS) or off-the-shelf with WP Engine, we have lots of experience with all types of hosting and software stacks. We typically lean on a LAMP stack, with many years of experience on Ubuntu Server, Apache & NGINX, MySQL, and, of course, PHP.

Ad-Hoc Development

Need something fixed on your website? Get in touch. We’re always happy to have a quick look at your problems and fit a small job in for you. This can be anything from a broken Google Maps integration to a faulty WordPress update or any of the zillion things that can go wrong with modern websites – trust us, we’ve seen it before!

Web Applications

Software that lives in a web browser is increasingly important across all manner of industries, and we’re pretty darn good at creating it. We’ve built fitness trackers, carbon emission calculators, health and safety trackers and more. We love the challenge of tackling complex briefs and using cutting-edge frameworks like React to solve real-world problems.

Cross-Service Support

Working collaboratively across teams is in our DNA at Flaunt. We’re always sharing ideas, asking for opinions and getting input from other service experts. So naturally, we get asked to help with development work quite regularly – sometimes by the coffee machine and sometimes in our lovely boardroom! Facebook Pixel integrations, Google Analytics debugging, reporting assistance – we can help.

Ongoing Development and Maintenance

We don’t just build something and then disappear. We’re always on hand to help with support, maintenance, and development when things happen or needs change. This can range from support with WordPress updates and amending page templates, to helping launch new landing pages and so much more. Quite often, we’ll agree on a development retainer – this means we will continue to spend a number of days working on the website every month. So we’ll sit down for a coffee regularly and go through progress, what’s next, find out any new information we need to know, and then we’ll get back to it.

Ad-Hoc Development

Need something fixed on your website? Get in touch. We’re always happy to have a quick look at your problems and fit a small job in for you. This can be anything from a broken Google Maps integration to a faulty WordPress update or any of the zillion things that can go wrong with modern websites – trust us, we’ve seen it before!

Cross-Service Support

Working collaboratively across teams is in our DNA at Flaunt. We’re always sharing ideas, asking for opinions and getting input from other service experts. So naturally, we get asked to help with development work quite regularly – sometimes by the coffee machine and sometimes in our lovely boardroom! Facebook Pixel integrations, Google Analytics debugging, reporting assistance – we can help.

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Our experts answer FAQs...

Jamie Shields

Jamie Shields

What is the best platform to use for my new website?

There is no single best platform for all websites – it depends on the project. We have experts in WordPress, Shopify, Contentful, Laravel, Magento and others. Each platform has their pros and cons, and we use the early stages of a new project or pitch to establish which platform is the best for the job. Many things can influence this decision, such as functionality required, existing staff familiarity, licence fees, content migration, and so on.

Sam Ward

Sam Ward

How long does it take to make a new website?

How long does it take to build a house? An impossible question! As much information as possible is required to accurately estimate a website design and development timeline. On average, we typically see website projects take between 8 and 16 weeks. But we have completed some projects in 2 weeks, whereas others can take 8 months! Similar to choosing the best platform, this is a question we will address very early in the project so that you know what to expect and can plan around our timings. Often we find ourselves working backwards from a hard deadline (eg. we need our new ecommerce website ready for the Christmas rush), in which case we will organise the project into phases if it cannot be completed in time. That way the initial project launch can go ahead on time, without unrealistic promises.

Katie Pearson

Katie Pearson

Can we skip the design phase?

Usually, no, you can’t just skip the design phase. Often this can be seen as a quick way to save money in the project but usually what will happen is our developers won’t have a solid guide in terms of what to visually aim for, resulting in frustration and delays with repeated back-and-forth amendments. It’s always a good idea to have our specialist creative team consider your brand guidelines, UX and UI in isolation to produce some static visuals before any code is written. This way there’ll be no surprises and the development phase will be much more streamlined.

Aidan Maycock

Aidan Maycock

How much does a new website cost?

How much is a sandwich? It depends what’s in it. (We’re good at analogies.) Joking aside, it depends. We always quote projects based on time required using our day rate. Once the project requirements have been gathered and the team are clear on what needs to be built, we will split all tasks into small chunks (8 days or less), and assign a time to each, which gives us the cost. This is totally transparent and will be communicated as part of our itemised quote. From there we can clearly explain to you why some things take longer than others, if some things are able to be moved to a phase 2, or if anything can be disregarded completely to cut costs (and what the ramifications will be for doing so!).

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