Web Development

Web Development

We are Creative... Okapi Creative

Working out of Hastings UK, Okapi Creative are an interactive tight-knit collective of creative professionals forming a cutting-edge digital development agency specialising in front-end web development, design, e-commerce and CMS solutions. We help small to medium sized businesses, creative and media agencies, designers, developers and website-owners realize their projects from the conception stage to final completion. We are committed to providing the best possible service and collaborating with our partners to achieve the best possible results.

At Okapi we are a team of specialists - we each have a specific core skill that we are passionate about and committed to developing, honing and enhancing. We bring this high-level skillset to all our interactions and bring our unique passion and learning to any project we partner with regardless of size or budget. At Okapi Creative we know that every project is different and every project requires a fresh-approach. Just as we custom-craft all our code and all designs from scratch, so we also work with each client on an individual basis to assess their unique needs for every project - planning each step of the way from initial conception, through branding and construction to launch and after-care support. We're with you. Every step of the way. We like to think that we approach each new project in the same way we would as approaching any personal creative project. It's not about the money. It's about the art of creating what YOU want to be created. We will help you get there - we specialise in the following areas:

  • CMS iteration - notably in ExpressionEngine and Squarespace
  • Multilingual content
  • Design, coding and promotion
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Social Media and Crowdfunding Campaigns

CMS Development

We specialise in CMS (Content Management System) iteration, primarily in ExpressionEngine although we work also with WordPress, Statamic and Craft CMS.

ExpressionEngine (EE) is licensed commercial CMS which is essentially built around an Open Source philosophy. As something of a hybrid EE has developed a thriving and dedicated developer community as well as an expanding consumer base. EE is built around the LAMP architecture (ie Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and offers infinite possibilities for the realisation of any size of project.

Here at Okapi we have been developing in EE for 10 years and have been a member of the coveted ExpressionEngine Pro Network since 2006. Whether you're a Startup, a blogger or an agency wanting to iterate and EE website for a client you will want to talk to us about what Okapi and EE can do for your project. We can handle all level of EE work from initial consultations, upgrades of installation, SEO / marketing, ongoing EE Support and ecommerce solutions. If your project or design agency needs expert ExpressionEngine experience then look no further!

ExpressionEngine Pro Network

We have been members of the ExpressionEngine Pro Network since 2006 so we have a wealth of experience with the ExpressionEngine platform.

Among the many solutions we can help with are the following:

  • Initial Consultation and Project-Mapping
  • Redesign and Original Creations
  • EE eCommerce solutions
  • PSD file conversion to EE templates
  • Porting of existing sites to EE
  • EE modules and plug-ins
  • Translation and multilingual content
  • MailChimp solutions
  • SEO and Google Analytics optimisation
  • Performance enhancement and site acceleration

Accessible Websites

We don't try to do everything. We prefer to specialise in a few select things. But we do these things great. And we're constantly learning how to do them better. We don't just develop websites... we develop ourselves.

We custom code old school style in Html5, Css3, Php/MySql and Javascript - by hand. All our sites conform to W3C Web Standards and Accessibilty guidelines. We have an overall commitment to creating an Accessible experience in all our sites.

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