Strategy and goals

  • What is the goal of the project or product?
  • How does goal of the project fit into the wider goals/strategy of the organization/company?
  • Who is the audience - who do you wish to reach?
  • What do visitors want from your website/product?
  • What is the the organization's communication / product strategy?
  • What does the organization wish to communicate/provide via the website / product?.
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Website development

  • Domain naming and registration
  • Website content planning
  • User interface and content organization
  • Publications, bibliography, statistical data
  • Determining main sections and content
  • Information management by topic
  • Data visualization
  • How will the website be maintained and developed in the future?.

Website design

  • Graphic design
  • Website design and layout
  • Website building including text, templates, PDFs and other media
  • User interface and interaction
  • Logos, photographs and graphics.

Visit the portfolio page

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  • Adherence to standards ( Coding standards
  • Use of Stylesheets and Templates for modularity and portability
  • Use of databases and content management system principles
  • Server coding in PHP and Node
  • Website coding - interactivity with Javascript.

Advanced applications

  • Website Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Plugins and modules
  • Database-driven applications
  • Database design and setup
  • Data from remote services (APIs)
  • Data visualisation
  • Server setup and maintenance.

Visit the Advanced Applications page


Rua Design creates custom designs, and functionality for web-based applications including:

  • HTML websites and applications
  • Wordpress, Drupal and other CMSs
  • Node based programming
  • Javascript enhancment and interactivity
  • Adding content from other websites (APIs).

Website hosting

Rua Design has expertise in website hosting

  • Advice regarding hosting, email and naming
  • Set-up and installation of website servers and server software
  • Installing websites on servers
  • Backups
  • Updates and security
  • Website statistics
  • Server upgrades - PHP, Wordpress, Drupal, Debian, firewall.
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  • Adding new content to websites
  • Porting websites between servers, and CMSs
  • Upgrading server software
  • New website sections and special events
  • Adding publications, projects, newsletters, links.

Website applications

Rua Design installs and maintains website applications including:

  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Forums
  • Project management applications
  • Photo albums
  • Surveys.

Visit the Advanced Applications page