Quantum Software Solutions builds quality, effective websites with thorough consideration of web site architecture, customer usability, search engine optimization, visual appearance and ease-of-maintenance. We are experienced in developing both public websites and corporate intranets, and in implementing custom e-commerce solutions using leading payment gateway services. Our services also include review search-engine optimization (SEO) of existing websites, using proven and ethical techniques.
Graphic Design & Content
We develop quality, original website designs to match your organization's identity and culture, and the content which will be displayed on your site – we do not use templates. Often when you're developing a new website, it's a great opportunity to freshen your entire organization's branding. If this is what you're after, or you are creating a new brand, we'll refer you to a brand and identity specialist for this work. We'll also refer you to a specialist if you require original artwork or photography, or assistance with copywriting.
Web 2.0 Technologies
Web 2.0 technologies allow the creation of rich web applications which are highly usable, responsive and customizable. This is particularly important for frequently-used intranet sites and web-based applications, which present a variety of challenges if developed entirely using more traditional architectures. Using a Web 2.0 approach, the user experience can equal or surpass that of a desktop application. Quantum Software Solutions has been implementing solutions with Web 2.0 technologies for longer than the term "Web 2.0" has existed.
We have expertise implementing Microsoft SharePoint for content management of larger websites, and Umbraco and DotNetNuke for smaller websites. We have found these packages to be user-friendly and cost-effective, although we can also work with another content management system of your choosing. We can also implement custom content management solutions for part or all of your site, depending on your requirements.
Our extensive experience with e-commerce solutions includes creating entirely custom e-commerce solutions, as well as sophisticated integration of payment gateways (for credit card processing) with custom-developed websites and other software applications.
We can provide a fully-integrated search facility for your website, fully compatible with your content management solution, and based on Microsoft SharePoint and SQL Server technologies. For simpler sites, we are also experienced in implementing the various solutions available from Google. For an example of a SharePoint search solution, try the search facility on our own website.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
All public sites we develop are designed for optimal search engine placement, and we also offer search engine optimization services for existing sites. While many companies specializing in SEO use questionable techniques for maximum short-term gain, we only use ethical techniques which protect your valuable investment (in your website and domain name) and deliver the best results over a longer time period. Some of the techniques we use include:
- Improving the URL structure, including the use of human-readable, keyword-based URLs, and testing and optimizing all internal and external links
- Adding and optimizing page keywords, titles and descriptions
- Semantic mark-up, or the clear separation of content from formatting
- Setup of reporting tools to monitor your site's performance
We can also advise on how particular content may affect search engine placement, submit your site to various search engines, advertise your site through pay-per-click advertising, or incorporate advertisements in your site.
Techniques which we don't use include keyword stuffing, link farms, automated traffic generation tools, and anything else designed to mislead. If you are considering SEO for your site, be sure to ask which techniques are used, as some are likely to get you blacklisted by search engines.