About the Client
Alphapet are one the few remaining independent veterinary practices in West Susssex. Unlike most other practices, they offer 24 hour cover and have 3 surgeries in the locality: Birdham West Meads and Lavant. With the increasing rise of the corporates who believe in seeing pets and their treatments purely in terms of financial gain , it is refreshing to find a local company with an excellent reputation for putting the welfare of the animals they treat above everything else.
The Directors are all practising vets themselves and, between them and the other members of staff, the ensure continuity of care and availability at all times. They have a loyal customer base because of their excellence in care and strong customer service however they are always acutely aware of the need to keep a high profile, in order to stand out from their competition.
People trust local businesses and we pride ourselves on offering high quality web design, Chichester based but covering Sussex, Hampshire and Surre.y
About the Project
Alphapet have been one of our clients for many years and we have a strong working relationship with them. Richard Edwards, one of the Directors, is always keen on keeping their website fresh and innovative and we had an extremely fruitful discussion about his requirements.
On e of the recent developments is the use of different colours to help the navigation of the website. They have a large pet advice section and we made a good use of colour to break down the different animals sections. You will notice that the logo and page colouring changes to match the colour of the navigation (rabbits, for example, use a green colour). As well as looking attractive, the use of colour in this way aids navigation throughout the website.
We designed Alphapets’ last website and it was both responsive and built in HTML5. It was also AAA accessible, as is all of our websites, so Richard was already well aware of the benefits of having a properly built site. However, he was also aware of the need to keep fresh and ahead of his competitors!
There is scrolling news on each page, random testimonials on each page along with links to book appointments online and even order medication. They have always been very active with their blog, using it to continually add new advice and the flexibility of the web site allowed them to publish this advice on their advice section at the same time, in the specific category they wanted.
Richard was kind enough to give us the following testimonial:
"We have used Access by Design for our website design for a number of years now and have seen several evolutions of our site. The design and deployment process is very organised and efficient and we have always felt we are in full control but with appropriate guidance to ensure that we get the best possible modern design and functionality from our website.
However the best bit, from our point of view, is the almost complete ability to manage the site ourselves on a day to day basis. This allows us to adapt to changes in our field and keep the site up to date without delay.
If we ever have had a problem, Access - by Design have always been very quick to respond and either give us advice to sort the problem out or they have corrected things themselves.
The latest version of our site is way ahead of any of our competition and has more than exceeded our expectations.
As long as you are not a competitor, we would thoroughly recommend Access - by Design, and we have done on many occasions!
We always strive as a web design Chichester company to ensure that all of our clients are highly satisfied. Alphapet’s new website really does put them above their competition!"
If you think we may be able to do something similar for your business, why not call our office on 01243 776399. Or, alternatively, drop us an email by following this link. We look forward to hearing from you!