Best Served Cold


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Community websites in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

Part of our commitment to working on web design for Hertfordshire businesses and setting up small company websites, we are also looking to work with community groups to build easy to use, accessible and simple web sites to allow them to talk to their members. If you represent a music group, society or other community group in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire and feel you need to update your website or even talk about your options to get online for a low cost but high value, please contact us.

We have various options for non-profit organisations in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire that would allow you to have a high quality website with a content management system so you can update your web design and content without needing to get involved with the HTML or other coding on the site.

Apart from web design we can also discuss how best to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and MySpace to get people involved and talking about your group or society. We would love to hear from anyone interested in getting their local community group online especially in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Cambridgeshire area.

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Dioni – Holiday cottages in Snowdonia.

Here’s another site that we completed for a client recently: Dioni – Self catering accommodation in Snowdonia. We built the site using a theme for WordPress that we bought specifically for the site. Originally an estate agent theme we modified it and added several new plugins to make it work seamlessly for the Dioni cottage site.

Although not one of our bespoke designs we are very happy with how this site has worked out. It’s been part of our special offer that we created for this exact type of project – a small business that needed a professional website but without the high costs associated with a full website design and development.

Here’s something about Dioni:

We’ve set up a small business to help friends and neighbours advertise and book their self catering properties here in Snowdonia. We’ve been quite choosey about the properties that we’ve taken on, so hopefully you’ll agree that they are all very nice and with a bit of luck you’ll find some great accommodation in what we think is a fantastic little corner of North Wales.

Our original plans for the special offer was to help out local businesses in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, which is why we came up with the idea in the first place. We realised that there are lots of small businesses that need a web presence but haven’t got the knowledge to get online themselves or the money to pay for a large scale website. Using WordPress and a pre-built theme that we edit and set up for small companies in the area we are hoping to get businesses in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area online with a professional site, coded to high standards for SEO and Accessibility with a full Content Management System (CMS) for just a fraction of the price.

Although we started out with the aim of keeping the special offer targetted to local businesses we are happy to work remotely with clients from all over the UK or abroad to get a WordPress site up and running. Please let us know if you have an idea for a site and would like to get online, especially if you’re in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire – we can meet you and talk you through your requirements and how we can set you up with a CMS based website for less than you think!

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Local web designers in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

For a lot of people looking for a web designer, especially for their first company website or blog, it can be hard to know who to trust, what to look for and how to cut through all the jargon!

Best Served Cold are based in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and we understand that not everyone knows what SEO, social networking, SEM, IP addresses and A-Records are so we talk our clients through the process of creating a site. From start to finish we will discuss what’s needed and come up with a few ideas that we think will help to market the new site. And if you need it, we are happy to talk through the latest ideas in search engine optimisation, social networking marketing and usability and accessibility.

There are a lot of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire based web designers but just like any other service you need to talk to a few of them to get an idea of what’s on offer. The quotes for the work can be wildly different but that will often reflect what you’re getting for the price. We like to offer a complete service: designing a new website, working within the confines of a brand, setting up a content management system and ensuring any new site gets indexed by search engines quickly and efficiently. We don’t make exaggerated claims about SEO but we will promise to design any new site with search engines in mind and follow the highest quality guidelines for coding and accessibility.

If you’d like to find out more about sites we’ve designed for businesses in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire please contact Best Served Cold and we will talk you through our work and what we can do for you.

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Bedfordshire web design

There are several web design agencies throughout Bedfordshire and it can be difficult to decide on the best company for you. Why should you choose Best Served Cold?

Our policy is to provide the best web design service in Bedfordshire. We believe that good website design doesn’t have to be expensive and high levels or service and attention to detail should be expected, regardless of price.

We provide:

  • Detailed quotes
  • Professional web design
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Fully accessible websites
  • Continued support

As your business grows, whether it’s Beds based or UK or Worldwide, so will your website needs. We offer fully managed hosting packages and are happy to talk through possible updates and continually give you advice on the best way to market your new site.

For a full web design and development package we think the Best Served Cold is the best in Bedfordshire.

About Us

Best Served Cold is a web design company that provides a professional service with a personal touch. From start to finish you will deal with a dedicated team ensuring you can always talk directly to the people responsible for your site.

Based in North Hertfordshire we are ideally placed to meet clients from London or Cambridge and more locally in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. We have dealt successfully with clients from all around the UK.

Although Best Served Cold is still a small company, we don’t think that should mean our websites are small. We aim to design high quality sites and deliver cost effective service to all our clients. From small, local businesses to national companies we will deliver the same level of service.

We build sites to full accessibility standards and work to ensure every website is designed and coded to a high level. All sites are coded with search engine optimisation in mind to make sure they have the best chance of being found and indexed by search engines quickly and efficiently.

If you’d like to find out more, we have a rate card for our standard work.

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Our web design philosophy

  • To build sites to the highest technical standards and to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction.
  • To listen to our clients’ needs and advise on the best way to progress their site.
  • Not to push for unnecessary extras and ensure that the clients’ requirements are fulfilled in the most economical manner possible.
  • Ensure all sites we produce and maintain are accessible, clean, easy to use and relevant.
  • Give the best advice on all aspects of the design, build and promotion of your site so that you can feel confident that you are getting the best possible service.

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Our service to you

Whether you need a brand new site to promote your business, or a redesign update of an existing site, we have the skills to manage the project from start to finish.

Our website design clients range from small start-up companies to large organisations and everything in between. With our combined experience in graphic design, website development, e-commerce systems and content management utilities, you can be confident that whatever your project demands, we can deliver. Browse our case studies and when you are convinced of our abilities, you may request your no cost, no obligation quote via our secure contact form.

We have designed and built sites covering a wide range of businesses and used our online marketing knowledge to promote these sites in the UK, Ireland and the USA.

Very simply: Best Served Cold can provide a complete solution for any business web site.

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How it works

best served cold use many methods to ensure that their sites continue to achieve the best possible rankings and exposure within the world wide web. We have detailed some examples of what we can do for you within these pages. During the web design process we ensure that your site is optimised for search engines so that it will get indexed efficiently and correctly. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) ensures that the site is easy to read by any system and therefore more accessible.

Another factor best served cold take into consideration is how accessible the site is. This ensures that the site is readable by screen readers and other tools that aid the visually impaired and other users. The idea behind fully accessible websites is that anyone is able to read, understand and use the website regardless of ability. The more accessible your site is the more professional it looks and the happier the search engines are to scan and rank it above your competitors.

Of course, these are only a few of the many factors taken into consideration by best served cold whilst designing your site; rest assured that our designers take every endeavour to maintain a relevant and up to date knowledge of current internet trends. This allows us to keep your site at the forefront of web technology if maintained in house by us.

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What can we do?

From start to finish Best Served Cold will provide a complete solution for your website. We can help to redesign an existing site to bring it up to date or we can discuss a new site and the best way to get your company or idea online and working for you. No matter the size or expectations you have of a website we are happy to talk to you about the best way to design, produce and market your site.

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Who are we?

Best Served Cold are two web developers who design, code, build and programme websites. With a combined internet, design and programming experience of over 15 years we have worked on numerous websites from the very small to the very biggest. We have experience of corporate business environments as well as startup companies. Based in Hertfordshire we are well placed to talk to clients from all over the South East of England, Cambridge and London.

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