Bothy

QR code of URL to SteadyInternet.com

Welcome to the Bothy – this is the QR page for SteadyInternet’s Shawlands office in Glasgow. QR code of URL to SteadyInternet.comIf you are here by accident and want to know more about QR codes please give us a ring.

If you are outside the office and are interested in getting a new website or having an old site fixed up then please chap the door and say hello.

If you want to see our latest work please click here.

Internet Tools

This is a big old list, web technologies and the range of internet tools just keeps expanding. We have made choices and have specialised, based on the most popular and effective tools we can find both commercial and Open Source. Another important part of our approach though, is to positively seek out and work with other people in the web development industry. This means if we can’t do it we will know someone who can. We believe that the market is big and varied and as long as we have best practice security procedures in place there is little need to be defensive with competition.

WordPress: WordPress is the worlds most popular web development platform and SteadyInternet are proud to be part of the WPScotland Community. More here..

HTML: HTML is the common language of the internet. It is the basic internet tool and we have done our time on this one. If you are new to this we recommended you start with HTML Dog and W3 Schools.

CSS: There was time when a web page had the design and the content all mixed in together. In practice this is a disaster when you have to make even a small change never mind a full re-branding. The answer is CSS and we are big fans.

JavaScript: This is the programming which happens in the browser itself. It can be quick and fun but if you are doing anything secure it has it needs backup.

PHP: This is a server based programming language, and the backbone of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. Security is a big advantage with PHP – what goes on the server stays on the server.

MySQL: MySQL is the big Open Source database system and core to WordPress. SteadyInternet have experience in a large number or RDBMS but MySQL is winning on the web front.

Gravity Forms: Most practical web sites need a form or two. There are lots of internet tools, techniques and products out there to get the job done. Gravity Forms is a commercial solution which we have found to work well with WordPress and hold it’s own when asked to deal with complexities such as Chinese translation.

WPML: WPML is the commercial software which helps manage multilingual WordPress Sites. There are a few Open Source alternatives but this has proved very useful to us.

Genesis: By StudioPress, this is a high quality commercial design framework and helps us make our websites look good in the best possible timeframe. One of our favorite internet tools or frameworks.

Yoast SEO:  This is a brilliant aid to Search Engine Optimization and is used every day.

Artisteer: Now Artisteer is not popular with everyone. It is one of those internet tools which lets beginners bring their ideas to life very quickly with little prior knowledge. This can of course lead to some less than brilliant websites so it has its detractors. We like it because it is a first class WYSIWYG prototyping tool and it stays in the toolkit whatever the haters say.

Joomla: We don’t just use one Content Management System and Joomla is a CMS like WordPress. It is a little more complex to use(oh the menus!) but a very good tool. Our first websites were in Joomla.

VMWare: VMWare allows you to build and snapshot virtual servers. If you are working in windows and want to swap out to a reliable LAMP server then I highly recommend you give this a go.

Ubuntu: Ubuntu is the flavour of Linux that we are familiar with. Free, stable and offers Long Term Service(LTR) releases. Brilliant.

 

 

Our Services

“We Do Websites” Well that largely covers what we do but there is of course more to it than that.

We design web sites: Our designers, project managers and techies follow a “web design process”. The arty girl/guy is free to bring their creative work to the table but client requirements, deadlines and project life-cycle issues are dealt with so that the website is delivered on time, within budget and looking good.

We build web sites: You can read more about the internet tools we use here. We use comercial and open source tools such as WordPress and Joomla with HTML, CSS, PHP, mySQL and Javascript as well as Microsoft and IBM development products.

We Fix Web Sites: If your site has been hacked, has outgrown the current system or you have lost contact with the original developer we can help convert it over to a good looking Content Management System(CMS) which will be easy for you to maintain in the future.

e-Commerce – We help you sell stuff: Babyfood, T-Shirts, CDs or bathbombs we have a lot of experience setting web based shops.

We do SEO: At the WordPress UK WordCamp event 2012 in Edinburgh, SteadyInternet’s Jim Convey gave the “Novice to Practitioner” SEO talk and began the ongoing SEO challenge. This aims simply to use the techniques described in the talk and report back the real figures to see if it works. Sounds straight forward – we hope so.

We serve Glasgow: Our office is on the Southside of Glasgow and we aim to be part of the local business community.

We market to China: We are actively setting up English/Chinese websites to improve trade for UK based businesses. more…

 

SteadyInternet: Glasgow website design and development

Map with Steady Internet on the Southside of Glasgow

We are a growing website design and development shop in Shawlands on the Southside of Glasgow. On the tools we have Jim Convey and Martyn Kellighan, with Louise Pitstra in support. For contract design work we have Andy D Bancroft. We are currently looking to bring on a graduate designer and hope to have news on that shortly. Steady Internet is new to Shawlands, but we ran successfully in East Renfrewshire for a number of years as Ladder IT Ltd. Ladder IT is still running but concentrating more on specialist IT projects in the intellectual property and data warehousing fields.

WordPress

SteadyInternet.com specialise in WordPress which is the world’s most popular web development tool in both blogging and as a Content Management Systems(CMS). We do a bit of Joomla and get our hands dirty with Drupal where required, but WordPress is the focus of our efforts. It goes with the territory that we are comfortable in the use of HTML, CMS, PHP and Javascript. What is less common is that when you come into our office in Glasgow you will see landscape and figurative paintings by the staff up on the walls too.

Website Management

On the technical front we have a lot of project management and IT experience in the room, so our planning and documentation is kept to the highest level. A result of this is that we call you when arranged and are available with project details at short notice.

Glasgow Websites

Now that we are in Shawlands it is our plan to establish ourselves as the Glasgow website company of choice and for a limited period are offering discounts to local businesses. If you are around and looking for a website come and chap our door at 7 Underwood Street, Glasgow G41 3EP.