Met-Seam Ltd are a standing seam, coiled metals and Stubai Tools reseller based in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. A long standing client of Vision Design Services, they asked us to create an integrated business website and e-commerce, on-line shop, solution to support their sales and customer support services.
The project involved the design and build of a bespoke website which incorporated both the general business presence and e-commerce elements. Met-Seam Ltd were keen to have the minimum of complexity in managing both functions.
We used the Joomla content management system as a solid foundation on which to build the Met-Seam Ltd internet presence. E-commerce was integrated through use of the Virtuemart e-commerce system, a component designed to work seamlessly with Joomla, to provide the on-line store functions for the site.
With so many product areas to include it was agreed, during the design phase, to use a tiled home page with short text elements combined with consistent call to action buttons providing an application style front end to the site experience.
Additional features include bespoke contact forms, video integration and extensive project galleries required to meet the specific needs of the company.
We wanted a website that was user friendly, giving our clients the information they needed, but also not too much information as we wanted the opportunity to be able to discuss their requirements one to one and Michael acheived this fine balance.
We started out with a basic web site but soon realised that a lot of business has gone on-line and we wanted to develop this side of the business. Michael gave us an initial price but also kept us clearly informed about additional costs that we added on, so there was no shocks at the final cost and his invoicing was clear and accurate.
Michael's knowledge of web site design and getting noticed on-line help grow our business. Communication is key and he gave us regular progress updates throughout the development with dates when each stage would be ready and he completed the process on time. I would highly recommend him for website design as he possesses a helpful and friendly work attitude.