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Web agency Mauritius – Choose the right web design company

The number of web design companies in Mauritius in increasingly growing in numbers. That’s is a good thing to have the choice but on the other side of things, it is getting even more difficult to choose the right agency to work with. Good products, excellent service or good ideas are no longer sufficient today. It is essential to find an answer to these questions as soon as possible to avoid investing time and money in a strategy that may not be suitable for your company.

First of all, potential customers have to find out what company X offers so much. And that is only possible if the corresponding advertising is very effective. Today, we will try to address the question to help you have clearer ideas about what to look for when searching for the web agency that will best suit your needs:

1.      Exploring the market

The very best place to start is to visit local websites that you like the most or feel have that special touch you are looking for own website. Once you are on the website you like, scroll to the footer section, it is normally here that you will find copyright and web agency links.

Visit the website and think of it as an online business card. If the website is well presented with a comprehensible design and flow, it is a good start. Moreover, if an agency has a site that you do not like, that works badly, has a lot of 404 pages for example and is not clear, would you entrust them to deliver a better work for yours?

Choosing a web agency is in some ways giving a copy of your brand image. If a company does not have a good brand image, you can be sure that if you work with them, you can be sure that you will have problems to communicate with your users and make a good impression on the web. We recommend you find at least 3 companies with a good profile that you think will display your brand image well.

2.      Verify their online presence

It is important to check that the agency works well online by checking its presence on social media and positioning on search engines. If you identify an agency that interests you, but is not active on social media and does not position itself well on the SERP, perhaps the company has been dormant for some time now, you don’t want such web agencies.

A good place to start is on google. Try a local search like “Web agency + your country/region”, the results on the first page will be a good list of potential web agencies to work with. And, if you are planning on doing search engine optimization for your website, this will give you a good representation of what the agency can do for you.

3.      Examine portfolios

Checking the work done for other customers is useful to understand how the agency works. Examine the portfolio and you will have a good representation of what your end product might look like. You can also use portfolios as an inspiration for your next project. Checking that the projects in the portfolio correspond to real companies will help you to understand the transparency of the agency.

4.      Read reviews

External opinions of client companies can be useful to understand the pros and cons of the web agency. This can give you an idea of ​​what to expect and above all they can save you from possible disappointments and scams. This is a passage not to be forgotten, as reading what other customers have to say already tells you a lot of what level of service you will receive.

Not all web agencies will list or allow reviews on their website. It could be that you do not find reviews, in which case we recommend you search for the company on Google Maps or social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

5.      Ask for a meeting

The best way to have the definitive certainty that a web agency is good for you is to speak directly with those who work there. Ask questions to clarify any doubts, know the professionals who will take care of your site and who will follow you. In this way you will be able to verify if the agency outsources certain tasks and if it provides a prepared, sociable and professional internal staff.

You will most probably be in relation with a project manager, who will take care of you as a client. If you have special requirements, you might also request the presence of the web designer or digital marketer during the meeting.

6.      Look for trust

There is a lot of time and, above all, trust invested, because you will need to share some trade secrets and marketing to the advertising partner. For example, there must be a consensual understanding of where the strategic drive should lead to brand building. In addition, additional communication channels, such as access to inventory or contribution margins, must be kept open so that no misunderstandings arise in operational advertising measures.

7.      Awards or achievements

The Web is very young. And if you find a Mauritian web agency with 10 years of market presence, that is huge. Most local web agencies are quite young and it is not a disadvantage. But, when you choose an online partner, it is important you find one that has been here for long.

Technologies, employees, and locations change, but if a web agency made it through the years, you can be sure that it is one that you can rely on. Moreover, recognized awards and achievements are good representations of success. If you want to be successful, chose one successful company.

 

At Web Ltd, we have been on the market for more than 20 years and counting 1000+ web projects. We are your perfect web design company in Mauritius.

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Web creation Mauritius – 5 steps to be online

Your internet presence is your business card on the internet and should make an impression. Here are the key steps to creating a website.

Okay so you feel your company needs a fresh new website for this year 2019. At Web, we strive to give our customers the best tips and insights before even signing any contract. This information is provided for free. And, free does not mean cheap or unimportant here. We’ve taken our 20+ years of experience and created this article to help you better create your next website.

In the beginning, the creation of a website, especially in Mauritius, can be intimidating. Add to that the number of questions that pop up in your mind when designing the idea of a website which will represent your professionalism on the web. These questions can be, how many menu items do I need. Which languages do I make my website available? What can I sell on the website? Is there even a demand on the internet?

If you do not have a proper concept for the site, you can quickly lose track of how to create the site, and in the worst case, the site becomes an impenetrable labyrinth for the reader. To prevent this from happening with your website, we have put together some most important steps in creating and maintaining a website for you.

1.      Why do you even need a website?

Almost everyone today has a website to showcase a facility or products. Nevertheless, you should ask yourself why you want a website. You should never create a website “just like that” or “just fast”. Your website is your figurehead on the web, where visitors can find out about your offer. So, you should consider before creating your website: Why a website at all? What do you want to achieve with it? How should your institution be perceived in public? Is your website for information purpose only or do you intent to sell your products on it, maybe later?

In most cases, the need will be justified, but sometimes, business owners don’t just realise it, they pay a lot of money for designing, creating, trashing, redesigning and recreating websites that they don’t even need. Know your purpose, it is not just because your competitor has a website, does it mean that you should have one. If you know exactly why you even need a website in the first place, we can help you and you are allowed to read point 2 below:

 

2.       Who do you want to reach with your website?

Now that you have solid reasons for investing in a website. The next thing to think of is your users. Before you create and maintain your website, you should be aware of which audience you want to target. This is very important, because you have to keep in mind that the website you are building needs to satisfy your customers, existing and new.

Say your are looking to invest in a website for the Mauritian audience. We as a web design company in Mauritius, we know that you will need a website in English, French or maybe both. Know your target audience, create buyer personas, and know what your customers need. We will be able to deliver a better website for your users when knowing this information.

 

3.      What do you have to communicate?

Show your visitors what characterizes your community, facility or project and what offers you have. Think about what your target audience might be interested in and what added value a visit to your website has. Create your menu structure accordingly. But beware! It should not be more than eight menu items, otherwise it becomes too confusing for the reader.

Creating a website is an art, but not the type you are thinking of. The art of web design is to make your users feel welcomed, at home, just like you do to welcome them in your business location, shop or showroom. We recommend you implement a blog and SEO to make your website more accessible to your users. Take a look at our SEO services following the link below:

https://web-companies.com/search-engine-optimization.php

 

4.      Who maintains the website and creates new content?

Creating and maintaining a website takes time. That’s why website design is so important. Therefore, be sure in time who should be responsible for the construction, the updates, and maintenance tasks. How often should something new appear on the page? Does the person responsible have enough time to maintain the website and create new content? Only if this is the case, you can successfully create your website and keep it up to date.

With Web Companies we can help you in all aspects of your web design and web development. We are probably the most flexible web design company in Mauritius right now. Do you want us to create, maintain or update your website with fresh content? We have a team of the best content creation expert who will learn your industry and talk about your news for you. If you want to maintain or update your website on your own or have a team in-house to manage it, we create custom access for your administrators, editors and writers.

5.      What will your website have?

A website can be expanded to different degrees. In any case, must be present contact information, products or services and privacy policy. One of the things that depends on a website success is how much time you want and can invest. For example, the Tip of the Week section makes little sense if you can only create new content once a month. Also, notifications and events have to be maintained regularly.

You can also choose to implement marketing strategies on your website. This can be anything from building a list of subscribers or installing web analytics tools to track how your users are interacting with your website.

We hope you now have a clear structure in your mind for the creation of your new website. If you need any further information, contact us:

WEB Ltd. Mauritius

Chancery House 706-708
Lislet Geoffroy Street
Port Louis
Mauritius
Tel: +230 211 6885
Email: [email protected]

Web Design Mauritius – Be Responsive

The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life. Even on the move, more and more surfed with mobile phone and tablet. Therefore, it is enormously important that the homepage on all devices is clearly displayed and easy to use. Responsive web design is essential for a clean presentation, but also for search engine optimization.

The Importance of Responsive Web Design

“Responsive” translates from the English as “react”. Translated to the web design, one could say the design “responds” to the device on which it is displayed. When creating a homepage in Responsive Web Design, it specifies how the page is displayed on different screen sizes. On the monitor with at least 1024-pixel resolution, the user sees a classically constructed website, usually with a few columns next to each other.

If the same page is called up with the tablet, which has significantly less width, the columns adjust themselves so that a clean picture develops. Even further, the content of the page must adapt when it is opened with the smartphone. In this case, the page recognizes the resolution and usually has no more columns, but sorts the content among themselves.

Reasons for Responsive Web design

  1. Ease of use

A background of the development of websites in responsive design, is the user-friendliness. The user should be able to operate the website well on the smartphone like on his family PC. It is important that the entire content is displayed legibly in the width of the mobile screen. But the operability must be guaranteed.

For this, the menu usually turns to a button that can be opened via the touchscreen. The menu items sort themselves clean when unfolded, in a size that can be easily operated via the touch screen. If a screen layout in the entire width of the smartphone screen adapt, texts and buttons would be so small that they would not be operated without constant zooming. Often you can still experience this with older websites that have not yet been created in respect to responsive design.

  1. Appearance and success of a website

Especially for companies, the Internet is an important marketing and sales channel. The company’s appearance on the Internet often decides within seconds whether a customer remains interested or not. The homepage is the digital business card of a company, no matter if it is a landing page, an online shop or a pure information page. The success of the site depends heavily on the first impression of the user. This should be as optimal as possible on all devices.

  1. Search Engine Optimization and Google Ranking

Google is the #1 search engine on the web. Almost everyone looking for a product, service or just information today enters a search term on Google. As the number of web pages gets bigger and bigger, Google has to select more and more filters to show the user the best pages in the first positions. In this selection, the added value that a page has over other competitors plays a major role. Since April 2014, the user-friendliness – including via responsive web design – is also included in Google’s algorithms. For example, if two companies bid on the same product for the search term, the page created in Responsive Web Design will be preferred by Google and placed further ahead.

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3D in your web pages

How to put interactive 3D images on a web page? What technical solutions for them to be visible by a maximum of Internet users, in other words supported by a wide range of browsers? How to implement them?

Several solutions exist, but none has yet emerged: technologies, equipment and standards are constantly changing in this area, so the choices are not obvious. To schematize, there are solutions that have proven themselves but which do not seem to have a future (Flash 3D, Java3D) and promising solutions based on standards but which are not yet universally supported (WebGL, CSS3 3D).

Flash 3D: proprietary solution (Adobe), user side requires the Flash plug-in, design side a good knowledge of ActionScript or go through a dedicated 3D Flash engine (Away3D, CopperCube …).

Java3D: open-source solution, Java API (not included in the JDK), user side requires the Java virtual machine, design side some knowledge of 3D programming or go through software like WireFusion.

The Flash plug-in and the JVM are installed on almost all (98%) desktop computers.

WebGL: open-source solution, port of the OpenGL standard for web browsers, user side requires compatible graphics card, driver and browser (more and more widespread, 70% at the time of writing this newsletter, updated info on WebGLstats), design side some knowledge of 3D programming and Javascript or go through a rendering engine exporting WebGL (CopperLicht, CopperCube …). It is actually a Javascript API that allows browsers to use the power of calculating graphics cards to display images and animations in real time via the <canvas> tag of HTML5.

SKETCHFAB: AN ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO LEARN …

Recently, a very practical solution has emerged that will meet the immediate needs of some people: the Sketchfab gallery.

It is a 3D model hosting service designed on the same principle as YouTube or Vimeo. You import your file in its native format and the service is responsible for posting on the Internet. You can then publish, share and integrate it into your web pages. The service is based on the WebGL standard and an alternative solution for users whose hardware configuration is not compatible.

3D Modelling Mauritius

What is 3D modeling?

3D modeling allows you to create 3-dimensional objects on a computer. Thus, it is possible to realize complex objects, environments, characters, buildings, landscapes, etc. from simple shapes such as spheres, polygons, cones or curves that define structures. Everything is possible. To dress the objects, they are covered with textures. Once done, even if you start having results, the work is not finished. Indeed, it is possible to apply characteristics to each element created to set it in motion, for example, or to assign reactions that will occur in a given situation. Sources of light can also be defined to virtually illuminate objects, make them more real and put them in situation. Thus, the 3D modeling makes it possible to put in situation of objects before proceeding to their manufacture. This is called CAD, computer-aided design. But of course, it’s not the only application of 3D modeling. Indeed, it also serves as a basis for the production of multimedia or audiovisual content.

How to do 3D modeling?

3D modeling requires specialized software. 3D modeling is a complex area that requires specific training. It is true that today there are tools allowing everyone to do a little 3D, but of course these are limited. The principle is the same as in photo editing: fans will find Paint enough to crop their images while professionals or those who need to make advanced editing will turn to Photoshop. Some brands, and especially brands working in furniture, also offer their customers to model their interior and to deposit furniture, wallpapers, etc. in order to have a preview before the purchase. But here, no skill is needed, just move objects, or even change their color. With regard to the true 3D modeling, one must know that this one requires rather advanced skills, especially since there are several methods to model in 3D: polygonal modeling, by surface subdivision, by curves, by geometry etc. Thus, to make advanced 3D modeling, it is necessary to equip a specialized software as proposed by Autodesk. But of course, that’s not enough. It is essential to have a high-performance computer that will be able to run this type of software and ensure rendering often very heavy. And it is on the choice of your graphics card that you will have to pay the greatest attention.

Which sectors does 3D modeling apply to?

Since 3D modeling is used to make objects in 3D, it is useful in many areas. It can thus be used in the automotive industry to create the design of new models. It can also be used in architecture to make plans and become more aware of indoor and outdoor spaces. The sciences also regularly use 3D modeling to present medical phenomena or to recreate the human body in a virtual way. This type of creation is also very useful in the field of education because it allows viewing in 3 dimensions of elements that are not visible to the naked eye. And when it comes to video games or animation movies, 3D modeling is essential to create characters and sets. Anyway, we must know that it is necessary to opt for software adapted to what we want to create. For example, for all things building, it is better to opt for a building software that offers very specific features such as simulations, structural analysis, etc.

At WEB Mauritius, our 3D modelling team is here to help you design your 3D models in the most effective way. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.