Working with Shawn and Raicheal from EC1 Solutions was a really refreshing experience for me. I already had a website which had cost a lot to develop, but I still wasn’t happy with it. If I was going to change my web designer and to re-vamp things then I really wanted to make sure I got value for money this time around.
Fortunately for me, Shawn and Rachel easily exceeded all of my expectations in every area where I could have harboured any concerns. Most importantly for me, creative input was crucial in order to get the look and feel of the site correct. Both Shawn and Rachel were brilliant in this aspect, constantly suggesting ideas, doing extra little bits of design, and providing feedback on what looked and sounded good and what didn’t. This is exactly the sort of service I wanted and wasn’t getting from my previous design company.
Contrary to what one might expect, I feel the issue of remote working actually benefits the client in the end because you are given an extremely personalised service. With both Skype chat or the phone line being constantly open, I was reassured that work on my project was being correctly prioritised and any questions I had were answered there and then, as well as all the training I needed being delivered at the agreed appropriate time. In short, the quality of the communication with them was as good as I’ve ever experienced in the past. .
In this tough climate, people are demanding real value for their marketing spend. For this reason, and in view of my company being a start-up, the issue of price was all the more important for me. Shawn and Rachel were able to meet my budget with a very competitive price, yet deliver a fabulous service and end-product that I know I would have been charged a lot more for elsewhere.
My company is one of the leading and longest established internet marketing companies in the UK and it was with some anxiety that we decided to finally go to a Content Management System.
We could not afford for the transfer to go wrong and the team at EC1 Web Design were really first class in ensuring that everything was exactly how we wanted it - to the letter.
Our site still looks great and the search rankings have been maintained. Their excellent skills with EC1 combined with the cheerful and friendly approach to doing business means that I have no hesitation in recommending the EC1 team to other organisations.
Web Results Direct
This was an excellent project that end end up with high quality results and excellent one to one support.
Shawn is a very nice person to deal with. I had some ideas in my minds for my project but not sure how to make them work. Shawn was able to transform of what I wanted with excellent suggestion to enhance the functionality and put it into action. He is always quick to respond, always around when I am stuck or in trouble. Shawn is the best web developer that I dealt with. I would recommend him to anyone who like to have a high quality work with excellent support.
A big thank you to Shawn and Rachel
Dr. Hassan Sami Shaibah,
Assistant Professor in Anatomy,
Umm Alqura University, College of Medicine
I would highly recommend using EC1 for all your website needs.
My requirements were not simple with two websites required in two totally different industries with separate target markets and commercial needs mixed with very tight deadlines.
I required immediate action but was sceptical about using an overseas website supplier due to the lack of face to face interaction and obvious communication issues.
After dealing with Shawn and Rachel for less than a week my fears were allayed and things were moving fast in a simple and efficient way.
Utilising the latest communication tools to bridge the distance gap and turn what would seem a road block into a benefit, I was able to meet my clients during the day, submit my requirements to Shawn in the afternoon and wake up the next morning with the job complete. My clients don't believe that I sleep.
It has also been a huge benefit having a "European" style web design which has separated my clients sites from their Aussie competitors.
I already have 2 more clients with websites pending based on the results of the first two so I couldn't be happier with the results.
Austadia Travel and Entertainment
We decided to select the EC1 Web Design team to build a complex Comparison Website initially due to the quality of their previous portfolio. The relationship went immediately to a professional footing, with a detailed explanation of how Joomla works and what its features were, which shaped and altered our requirements.
Once work commenced, the site started to take shape within a week, with continuous checking and revisiting of the designs progress against requirements. During this initial period the EC1 team worked outside the requirement and over a weekend to overcome some initial issues with Linux versions on our server and our non too responsive hosting partner to set the platform and keep things moving. Communication was excellent throughout, we always understood progress and timescales against our initial plan.
The deliverable exceeded our expectations, with the guys throwing in good graphics/photoshop work to tailor the site to our own look and feel. In short we felt that the EC1 guys felt as committed to our site as we were.
It’s always a nervy step to engage a new developer, but I would recommend anybody looking for a professional CMS based website to use the EC1 team.
The team at EC1 have been really prompt and efficient at responding to requests for updates and edits to our site, when we have found the backend CMS frustrating. The 1:1 support is great, and all questions are answered with clear explanations!
The Shaftesbury Partnership London
The EC1 team got involved in a project that was struggling due to the limited skill set of the original developer. They quickly got the project back on track and have shown themselves to be skilled, professional and a pleasure to work with. Thanks!
I am not in a mental institution right now thanks to Shawn and Rachel.
I just wanted to create a magazine site with subscriptions and a few more things. After four months I'd had three bad experiences with website designers, almost nothing of what I wanted, and what I had didn't work right.
Then I contacted EC1 WebDesign: in two weeks the site was published with the basic functions. In two more weeks everything was almost perfect, and we are still adding new features. A really great job. Fast, truly professional work, smart suggestions and great communication.
And all of that at a fair price.
I'm a happy man now.
Luis Soldevila Ribelles,
Tai Chi Chuan
Full credit and acknowledgement goes to Shawn from EC1, a specialized Joomla design and development company.
Without Shawn's contribution, BusinessTomato.com would not radiate with so much good humour and positive energy!
Hi Shawn and Rachel,
Shawn and Rachel showed a great understanding of our requirements and excellent communication from the outset. This really made them stand out as people who could develop our new site.
Their creative and technical input meant that the site was beyond even our expectations. It was also a pleasure working with people who had this degree of experience.
Both Shawn and Rachel went the extra mile to train us in using Joomla and offering continued support. Many thanks to you both!
We work extensively with EC1 WebDesign for three simple reasons:
Finding good contractors is always hard and risky, with EC1 Solutions we've found a long term partner.
The service and support received from EC1 has been excellent, the projects undertaken have varied from simple to complex but both have been met with a thorough attention to detail and a high level of quality, we have also very much benefitted and appreciated the advice and technical support given by staff.
MGG Grahics Design Studio
EC1 web design designed a website which captured and reflected our work and ethos as a Mandarin Chinese Education company in London. They have continued their relationship with us by providing a highly professional ongoing service with very impressive response times and excellent advice and support.
As an experiment, I have just done a quick search on Google for web-designers and found myself faced with millions of results. Thankfully, I didn't need to trawl around all those when I came up with the idea of mediable.co.uk. As is the best way to get the best person for the job, Shawn was recommended to me as someone who would understand my vision and meticulously "get the job done until it's right". Now it is my moment to recommend Shawn, and I do so wholeheartedly. Not only is he unbelievable in producing a top quality site, he is also unbelievable value for money.
Good development work requires healthy relationships. Shawn's combination of great skills and expertise with a very supportive character and 'can do' attitude turned a period of hard work into a thoroughly pleasurable experience. It increased my confidence and gave me greater control over my work - and I am really looking forward to phase two. I don't see how it could have been better.
Merlin John Online
Shawn and Rachel were always prompt and professional, but also approached everything with a friendly and relaxed manner.
As the site was progressing, we needed to make many changes to format, wording, style etc, and Shawn was extremely patient through phone and email and made the changes quickly, sometimes within the hour!.
I would recommend EC1 WebDesign’s services to anyone, I really enjoyed working with Shawn as it was stress-free and collaborative.
Big thumbs up!
Ventures Programmes Administrator,
Since starting up my education business EC1 web design have been extremely supportive in helping me develop a strong online presence and brand for Connecting Learning.
They have always delivered to a high quality, and often within short deadlines, gone the extra mile and been extremely patient with me, helping me take control of certain aspects of the website development and improve my understanding.
I now add content daily and the site continues to grow in it's design and functionality and usability.
We are now pleased to be getting nearly 1000 hits a week and are seeing viewers of the site turn into clients-a huge success.
I would recommend EC1 for any size of business-they are experienced experts who always deliver value for money.
I feel so fortunate that we found Shawn and Rachel to help us with our Joomla development projects. They have been a cinch to work with, always communicating promptly and with great clarity. At first I was concerned that we worked in different countries with a 9-hour time difference, but that has never been an issue with the many projects they have helped us with. We often have custom templates or component modifications that are out-of-the-ordinary, and the EC1 team has the abilities and process to make each project a success. They are the first resource we call upon for all our development needs. We know using them guarantees a successful and timely site launch!
Hi Rachel & Shawn,
Thank you for the fantastic support. You operated as an extension of our team, working through all the inevitable challenges and ensuring our project met all of our expectations. We are very pleased with the design & development of the T-Impact website and happy to provide a referral for the great work.
Dear Shawn and Rachel,On behalf of all the team we wanted to say a Massive Thank You for building our website. You guys have been an immense support to us.
In the space of a few days you built us a website (often working late into the night), coped with all my many changes!! and handled all the various issues of dealing with both us and Perfect Day's timetables. Thank you!
Beyond all this thank you for putting up with having liaise with someone as web illiterate as me!! Basically - thank you very much guys!
Jon, Doug, Craig, Alexis, Benny and Ren,
(The Challenge team),
We are very fortunate to find EC1 to support our association’s website. Their knowledge of Joomla and commitment to quick turnarounds makes our web updates quick and easy. From Canada, we submit our updates during our working hours and wake up the next morning to completion – the upside of the time differential. On more complex problems with well crafted e-mails we identify our need and EC1 makes the translation to our site. Thanks Guys.
We just wanted to say thank you for the work you put in on our new site. From the initial design right through to the end we feel it has worked really well for us.
The communication we feel was excellent which really helped to bring everything together efficiently and just as we needed.
The ideas you brought in with useful components and modules to really bring out the best of Joomla have also been great.
We look forward to working with you in the future and will certainly be recommending you to friends and business colleagues.
We're a UK-based charity who have used EC1 Webdesign on numerous occasions.
We've been delighted with the design and website transfer (don't know what you want to call it!) work they have done and have been particularly impressed with their willingness to offer continuing support beyond the call of duty.
When you combine this with the fact they are better value than any of the competition we came across then you can see why we'll be continuing to use them in the future.
Sumo Run, Sucata Split, Sucata Run
With some 300,000 search engine visitors a year arriving at our website I was naturally concerned about losing search rankings and whether or not the Joomla system would manage to cope with the volumes – particularly in our peak summer season. I was very pleased on both counts and need not have worried at all – well worth all the effort and hard work put in by me, Rachel and Shawn!
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