Ground breaking digital experience. Simple. Beautiful. Effective.
Effective web design and web development requires a broad team: designers, UX designers, front end developers, server side developers, content strategists, search experts, IT bods and good project managers. We have all these people in house at Contra, and have been creating beautiful and effective web experiences for 16 years. We have the experience, regardless of the type of site you need, be it a campaign microsite site or a fully fledged organisational website.
We create websites that look gorgeous and feels like the organisation itself, but we do more. Sites from us are a joy to use, regardless of the device or what the user is trying to achieve. But we do even more. Everything we build is beautiful inside and out. It uses beautiful code that is efficient, robust and secure. Our work is of the highest quality, everywhere.
User Centric and Results Driven
When we start a project, we go back to first principles, examining business goals and user needs to come up with a layout and structure that meets both. In other words, we make it easy for users to understand your offer, and then make it easy for them to take the next step, be it register, sign up, donate or buy. This means intelligent information architecture, effective content strategy and smart page layouts.
Rigidly Flexible Processes
We have tried and tested processes for approaching different types of web design projects, but we are always evolving and improving. We use agile methodology meaning that we are flexible to deadlines and scope changes. Experience has taught us that communication is vital to a project’s success. That is why each project gets a dedicated project manager, who ensures everyone is kept informed, knows what is expected of them and knows when the deadlines are
We use what is best for the project; an open source or commercial CMS, a bespoke web application or a hybrid approach. We use industry standard CMSs including WordPress, Drupal, Umbraco and Sitecore.
These principles have lead to delighted clients and successful, effective and beautiful websites.
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Want to see some credentials? Have a look at the case studies below.
Ravensbourne: Groundbreaking Web Design
One of the most creative institutions in the UK called on Contra's web design skills to produce a groundbreaking websiteWeb Design Solution