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What We Do

At Below The Fold we build hand-coded, bespoke websites. This means we start every project with a blank canvas, tailoring our design process to your specific needs. We do this because we believe good web design doesn't come from forcing you to fit a rigid template, but from developing a template to fit you.

As standard we ensure that the sites we build are responsive and can adapt to the ever evolving list of devices that they are being viewed on, meaning that those accessing your site will be able to understand and interact with the content as you intend.

Below is a list of the sites we specialise in. However if you don't see what your looking for, we design and develop a wide range of websites, so please still get in touch.

  • Musician Websites
  • Local Business
  • Artist Portfolios
  • E-commerce
  • Interactive Websites
  • SEO Foundations
  • Website Redesigns
  • Charity Websites
  • Musician Websites
  • Local Business
  • Charity Websites
  • Artist Portfolios
  • E-commerce
  • Content Managed Websites
  • Interactive Websites
  • SEO Foundations
  • Website Redesigns

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Research

We realise there's nothing like face-to-face contact. It's because of this we begin each project by meeting with you so we can understand your needs, and create you a site you're proud of. We then like to take the time to look at the industry in which you operate and the markets you serve to build up a comprehensive image of what your company would need from a website and how we can best produce that.

As part of our service we incorporate SEO foundations into your site, so at this point we find out what your desired search terms and parameters are and begin working our magic with them.

Research

We realise there's nothing like face-to-face contact. It's because of this we begin each project by meeting with you so we can understand your needs, and create you a site you're proud of. We then like to take the time to look at the industry in which you operate and the markets you serve to build up a comprehensive image of what your company would need from a website and how we can best produce that.

As part of our service we incorporate SEO foundations into your site, so at this point we find out what your desired search terms and parameters are and begin working our magic with them.

Design

Once we know the direction of where to take your website, we'll guide you through our design process. This features your involvement via feedback loops, where we get you to approve our efforts throughout the development stages. Not only does this keep the development process moving smoothly but also ensures you're are always satisfied with the work we're producing.

Whether you already have an idea of what your site should look like or whether you're happy to give us the chance to work our creativity on some designs, we guarantee we can come up with something you'll be more than pleased with.

Design

Once we know the direction of where to take your website, we'll guide you through our design process. This features your involvement via feedback loops, where we get you to approve our efforts throughout the development stages. Not only does this keep the development process moving smoothly but also ensures you're are always satisfied with the work we're producing.

Whether you already have an idea of what your site should look like or whether you're happy to give us the chance to work our creativity on some designs, we guarantee we can come up with something you'll be more than pleased with.

Development

After all ideas have been put to paper we can start hand-coding your site into HTML, language of the online world. This is where the research done prior to this stage helps us with our attention to detail and to get things pixel perfect.

A fundamental part of your site is the functionality; how content is displayed and how users interact with it. This is something we really thrive on by pushing the boundaries as much as possible to find new ways of keeping your customers engaged. Along with the aesthetics we pride ourselves on including responsive web design as standard in our development, meaning your website will look the finished article on any device people will be viewing your site on.

Development

After all ideas have been put to paper we can start hand-coding your site into HTML, language of the online world. This is where the research done prior to this stage helps us with our attention to detail and to get things pixel perfect.

A fundamental part of your site is the functionality; how content is displayed and how users interact with it. This is something we really thrive on by pushing the boundaries as much as possible to find new ways of keeping your customers engaged. Along with the aesthetics we pride ourselves on including responsive web design as standard in our development, meaning your website will look the finished article on any device people will be viewing your site on.

Launch

The final phase of development is the hosting of your new website. Once produced to specification, we will host it on our servers where it can then be maintained either by us here at Below The Fold or by yourselves using a CMS package.

If you wish to manage the content yourself we'll make the effort to find CMS software to suit your requirements and walk you through how to use it. We don't believe in the hit and run behaviour that often tarnishes the industry, and consequently we make an effort to be there for you know if our help is ever needed. We will not consider a project to be finally signed off until our client is 100% satisfied and happy to recommend Below The Fold to other customers. For us the launch is only the beginning for your business' new website…

Launch

The final phase of development is the hosting of your new website. Once produced to specification, we will host it on our servers where it can then be maintained either by us here at Below The Fold or by yourselves using a CMS package.

If you wish to manage the content yourself we'll make the effort to find CMS software to suit your requirements and walk you through how to use it. We don't believe in the hit and run behaviour that often tarnishes the industry, and consequently we make an effort to be there for you know if our help is ever needed. We will not consider a project to be finally signed off until our client is 100% satisfied and happy to recommend Below The Fold to other customers. For us the launch is only the beginning for your business' new website…

Who We Are

Below The Fold is a small Sheffield based web design studio. The foundations of our work are based around diverse, imaginative design and a will to move away from the standardised template driven layout of the internet. We intend to create websites that stand out and make a lasting impression.

Chris
Business Brain, Client Liaison & Coder.

Archer
Photographer, Typographer & Designer.

James
Programmer & Designer.

Background Knowledge:

2:1 degree in Business Enterprise
Self-taught HTML, CSS, jQuery

1st degree in Photography

1st degree in Music Systems Engineering
C, C++, MAX/MSP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP.

Previous Work:

  • Administrator at Warp Film Productions
  • Web Developer & Online Marketer at Hourlier Wines
  • IT Technician & Administrator at UK Development Solutions
  • Management Trainee at Leasowe Castle Hotel
  • Assistant Bar Manager at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
  • C++ Developer
  • Audio Work Reel
  • Oxjam Sheffield Production Manager & Web Designer 2012

Inspiration:

  • - Ed Templeton
  • - Larry Clark
  • - Hamburger Eyes
  • - Bruce Springsteen
  • - Andrew WK

Chris
Business Brain, Client Liaison & Coder.

Background Knowledge:

2:1 degree in Business Enterprise
Self-taught HTML, CSS, jQuery

Previous Work:

  • Administrator at Warp Film Productions
  • Web Developer & Online Marketer at Hourlier Wines
  • IT Technician & Administrator at UK Development Solutions
  • Management Trainee at Leasowe Castle Hotel
  • Assistant Bar Manager at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

Inspiration:

Archer
Photographer, Typographer & Designer.

Background Knowledge:

1st degree in Photography

Previous Work:

Inspiration:

  • - Ed Templeton
  • - Larry Clark
  • - Hamburger Eyes
  • - Bruce Springsteen
  • - Andrew WK

James
Programmer & Designer.

Background Knowledge:

1st degree in Music Systems Engineering
C, C++, MAX/MSP, HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP.

Previous Work:

  • C++ Developer
  • Audio Work Reel
  • Oxjam Sheffield Production Manager & Web Designer 2012

Inspiration:

Our Portfolio

A complete redesign and development of the Oxjam Steel City website. The brief was to create a modern site using the new Oxjam branding guidelines, making it feel part of the wider Oxjam brand while also giving Oxjam Steel City its own identity.

The Oxjam team needed the site to be easy to update and manage. To do this the perch content management system was used. This enabled us to have complete control over the site design, while allowing content to be added and updated at anytime by the team.

An info-graphic was also created, depicting the way in which the money raised by the events will be spent.

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Originally intended as a rework of their old site, Glyn Rhodes MBE quickly jumped on board with our ideas and gave us the freedom to work on some new content for them. We felt his Sheffield Boxing Centre never had the internet presence the gym and its team deserved, so after visiting their centre we set about giving the site a more user friendly and brought the media content into the 21st century.

On this project we carried out a complete redesign of the site, both functionally and aesthetically. We wrote fresh copy for pages we'd added, photographed the gym for the new media gallery and then taught the trainers how to edit the site using CMS so that they would not need us to update boxing events and pictures.

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Originally intended as a rework of their old site, Glyn Rhodes MBE quickly jumped on board with our ideas and gave us the freedom to work on some new content for them. We felt his Sheffield Boxing Centre never had the internet presence the gym and its team deserved, so after visiting their centre we set about giving the site a more user friendly and brought the media content into the 21st century.

On this project we carried out a complete redesign of the site, both functionally and aesthetically. We wrote fresh copy for pages we'd added, photographed the gym for the new media gallery and then taught the trainers how to edit the site using CMS so that they would not need us to update boxing events and pictures.

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Our first job requiring us to design and build a website from scratch. The specification was not something we felt would be easy; a professional consultancy firm but with a vibrant, youthful approach to the design. The research process was integral to the success of this project and involved regular communication with the client to ensure that our work emulated their ethos.

With the shortest time-frame from initial enquiry to completion, this website reinforced our ability to focus our efforts on the fundamentals of creative design. It involved the inclusion of various plug-ins, the composition of original copy, logo design and collaboration with the company's partners to improve their SEO and google search ranking.

"Great work, it looks and works amazing. You've been so brilliant guys, all very talented! I cannot thank you enough"

Zainab Hassan - Director, Growthvantage
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This client proposed us an interesting scenario to work with. One company but with two independently functioning subsidiaries, thus a website would need to direct the client to the relevant content. It meant we could play around with the structure of the site to see which would work best, eventually deciding on a dual site linked by a single landing page.

This project tested our knowledge of architecture and required us to design logically, keeping the content as concise yet informative as possible. As well as the writing the copy, we used jQuery to organise the information and also photographed some of their work onsite for the media gallery.

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Get In Touch

Here at the Below the Fold office we always enjoy a good chat with people who share similar interests. Between the three of us that covers quite a bit so if you have a general inquiry or just want to say hi then by all means send us a Postcard. If you've got a project you'd like us to take a look at, then just fill in our Project From. Either way we'll get back to you as soon as we read it.

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