The Piggy Squire prepares and cooks locally sourced pig-roasts, lamb-roasts and beef-rib roasts at your party or event. Their local Oxfordshire butcher provides quality meat and their trained chefs set everything up and cook the ford for you. They also do barbeques and innovative vegetarian menus. Their original 2006 website helped bring them start a thriving business and this new mobile-friendly site will allow them to keep the site fresh with the minimum of effort.
Our first website for Matt was launched in 2006 and worked well for 12 years before needing replacement (mainly due to it not being mobile-friendly; smartphones not having been invented in 2006!).
The design is now quite old in internet terms and we'll be redesigning it at the end of the 2013 season. However, it still looks pretty good, and we've seen quite a few similar 'copies' amongst other catering companies!
Apart from an attractive design, clear navigation is important as ever; people want to go straight to the content that allows them to decide if it's worth reading on. The text is well-written and we include many nice, large photos to illustrate the business as well as 'chalkboard' menus that the owner can keep updated.
The website has been extremely successful for the owners - in fact, their whole business relies on it. We were able to include a page full of dozens of testimonials from their happy customers - this is a good idea as it gives new potential clients confidence they'll get the same great service. The photo gallery also includes many images taken during pig-roasts as well as images of the food. Both sections can be updated with ease by the owner.
Apart from being slow and a magnet to hackers, commercial templating systems can be confusing and time-consuming to administer the website. We only produce bespoke Admin/CMS sites where the user can concentrate solely on the content and make changes in the minimum of time.
We host the website for The Piggy Squire and provide detailed real-time web-stats for them These are useful, not so much for how many 'hits' they get, but to see from where they get referrals and which pages in the website are most popular..