Personalised Web Design
Lumina is a Queensland-based website design and web development studio, specialising in bespoke, personalised and customer-focussed web design experiences that bear fresh, creative websites for businesses who looking to grow. We’re different from other Web Design Agencies that run you through their websites churn as quickly as possible, treating new projects as another number. Lumina is hands-on, personal and take our time to deliver an intimate experience that has as much customer involvement as you’d prefer.
We’re a small group of dedicated designers with a large group of happy, successful clients and we’ve successfully launched a multitude of new websites for clients ranging from large national corporates to small, individual side-businesses. But our results are always the same.
As a leading WordPress-based website design studio, our streamlined development processes and library of development tools allow us to offer high quality websites at an affordable price. From a simple brochure website to an advanced e-Commerce solution, we can create the ultimate website to meet your online business goals and digital requirements. All of our custom website design and development projects follow a structured development process that helps us execute your project on-time and on-budget.
Whether we’re engaging your audience with interactive web design or bringing brand new traffic and income streams to your website, we’re focussed on results. We use our technical and creative skill and industry insight to help you meet your online, digital goals.
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OUR WEB DESIGN PROCESS
After meeting with you to understand your business and vision, we will conduct research and discovery around your business to plan the phases of the project.
02. RESEARCH & BRAND ADAPTION
We use your brand style and colours to plan the website’s look and feel and research media and tools needed to bring it to life.
In a collaborative process, the design of your website home page is created from scratch where your feedback is sought along the way in order to achieve the perfect design template from which to build the full website.
We gather the information and content of your business that will be used throughout the website and to help plan the structure and layout of your web pages.
Your website is built using the design template from the design phase with added full functionality in order to develop a web version of your website on our staging server.
Your website undergoes a full Q&A, functionality and browser testing, ensuring optimal performance.
07. WEBSITE LAUNCH
Crack open the bubbly because your new website is ready and your business is about to take off!
What do we design?
BEAUTIFULLY FUNCTIONAL WEBSITES
Beauty is only skin deep. Good design is based on thorough research, current trends and yields tangible results. From responsive web design that enthrals your visitors to digital marketing campaigns that drive traffic to your website, we design with substance and style.
The mobile revolution has been here for a while with more than 89% of Australians owning a smartphone and sales via mobile are skyrocketing daily. Get mobile-ready with responsive design for iOS and Android phones, tablets and many more devices and open up your online world to as many new customers as possible.
Stand out from the crowd and show visitors that your business is ahead of the curve with engaging, interactive website design. It’s a big world out there and attention-grabbing, interactive web design is a fantastic way to demonstrate what’s great about what your business offers. Our beautifully, interactive designs are developed to offer visual appeal, user friendliness and superb functionality too.
A USER EXPERIENCE
Maximise conversions and boost customer engagement with a user-experience focussed website. We use a blend of cutting-edge functionality, persona creation, user testing and research to make your website as user-friendly as possible. Wave goodbye to your high bounce rates.
Who are you? If you’re not sure, it’s time to start thinking about your brand identity. In the social media age, no business is faceless and your brand and website is your face. We help you to create your brand personality both online and offline, taking care of every detail from logo creation, social media images to business cards and font sizes and then incorporate it all into your website design.
WordPress Web Design
Why we use WordPress
All Lumina’s websites are developed on a flexible and fully customised version of WordPress, the world’s leading open source content management system and trusted by brands including CNN, The New York Times, Forbes, Mashable, WSJ Magazine, Bloomberg, Microsoft News, Sony and BBC. WordPress powers over 35% of all websites globally and runs over 455 million websites. It is robust, reliable, highly flexible and loved by the search engines.
WordPress is web platform you can use to create a highly functional, beautifully engaging website. While WordPress started as a blogging system, it has since evolved to be used as a full content management system and so much more through the thousands of integrated plugins, widgets, and themes.
Lumina believes in freedom, transparency and control. Unlike some agencies, we’ll never tie you into an obscure or complex CMS that has been custom developed. Because we use WordPress, once your site has gone live, you’ll avoid costly fees for changes and additions and have the freedom to manage your website yourself if you choose. With Lumina, there are no nasty surprises or painful, recurring fees to use your CMS. Our main aim is to offer affordable website design that doesn’t compromise on quality. WordPress allows us to do just that.
What does website design and development include?
- Theme Installation
- Theme configuration
- HTML & CSS
- WordPress Plugins
- Mobile Friendly
- Responsive Design
- User Experience Design
- Graphic Design
- Content Creation
- Domain Registration
- Website Hosting
- SSL Certificates
- Website Maintenance
- Daily Free Backups
- Back-end Website Optimisation
- Website Loading Speed
- Google Analytics
- Webmaster Tools
- SEO Plugins for WordPress
Lumina offers continued website maintenance and website support. With an optional monthly website subscription to one of our Maintenance & Hosting Packages, we take the stress and time away from any updates, upgrades or content additions you need to your website. If you run an online store we can upload new products and content.
We’ll ensure that your website is always running smoothly with monthly check-ins and software updates, along with live Google analytics reports available for your website traffic. We’ll also offer content creation (copywriting) for your website and blogs to increase SEO and engagement with users.
Lumina hosts our clients websites with SiteGround. SiteGround is one of the world’s leading hosts with lightning-fast and reliable servers. All servers that host Lumina clients are locally-based in Australia, meaning website loading speeds are even faster, creating a more user-friendly experience for your customers. We are a priority client and so any issues that require SiteGround’s intervention or assistance are dealt with immediately and with the highest priority.
If you already have their own hosting or you would prefer to have your own, we are also happy to build your website on another host. We do however, recommend that all of clients host their website with us as we also do daily back-ups of your websites, meaning if you ever encounter any website issues, we can roll back your website to the previous day’s version with no hassle.