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With ExpressionEngine, the answer is “Yes!”

If there’s something specific you want to achieve, and your website is powered by the ExpressionEngine CMS, the answer is, “Of course we can - no problem!”.

ExpressionEngine CMSWhile no piece of CMS software is ever perfect - whether it’s running a simple portfolio website or driving online sales for your complete range of products - we think ExpressionEngine is as close as it gets.

This is why IC360 has been championing ExpressionEngine since 2008 and now exclusively builds all our client’s website using this CMS.

Whilst some other CMS platforms definitely have more market share, this doesn’t translate into them being the most flexible, the most powerful, the easiest to use or the most efficient.

Effective, without the fuss

We use ExpressionEngine for a whole host of reasons but probably the most important factors are:

1) Any design we like
Custom designed templatesAs the websites we create are custom designed and custom coded in HTML, we know we can integrate these with any ExpressionEngine system, without a need to tweak or change them to fit around how the system is setup. We don’t need to stick with pre-defined themes or templates either.

Basically, this means we have the freedom to design and build a site however we like, without worrying about the CMS getting in the way. And should we wish to change the design - or add new frontend features - we know we can just modify our own templates and insert the relevant data tags for the content where required.

2) Any content we like
Normally we would design a website, based around known content fields (eg. product title, price, brand name, etc) but we already know that EE is capable of handling any type of content we can throw at it, so it’s not a worry.

This might be blocks of text, images, feature lists, prices, tax rates, URLs, product categories, order details, customer info or map co-ordinates - the list is extensive.

3) Code without brainache!
EE template tagsGenerally speaking, we rarely need to use PHP within any of the EE Templates, to make a website work (unless anything really complex is required). Pretty much everything can be catered for using standard EE Tags, to output the required data into the rendered frontend pages.

The hundreds of EE Tags available provide all the power and flexibility required to tailor the outputs in any way we can think of… all without touching any PHP code.

And on rare occasion things get sticky, there are extensive EE Docs to help - and thousands of other skilled web developers out in there in the helpful EE Community.

4) Open Source and free to use
Although the “you get what you pay for” is a very true idiom in most cases; when it comes to ExpressionEngine being Open Source, you get infinitely more than you pay for.

It’s suitable for the majority of website builds right away - but if we need more, there are hundreds of affordable Add-Ons available to bring more tools and features to the party.

Check out the ExpressionEngine Add-Ons store to see for yourself.

5) Solid and secure
System security and stability is at the core of ExpressionEngine.
Knowing that security is one of the primary development and testing cycles in the overall EE system, along with a proven track record in terms of real world performance and reliability, we have absolute confidence in how bulletproof the CMS is.

Being under constant improvement, with a transparent community support structure - as well the core commercial development team - EE enjoys regular enhancement releases. These not only keep it up-to-date with modern technologies but also means it’s keeping well up with security features.

6) Multiple user access levels
Alongside the overall system security, EE also offers virtually infinite levels of user access privileges.
We know we can offer our clients the power to only grant specific access levels to the website content, data and settings.

This also applies to the frontend site - so it’s easy to give registered website customers completely different options and features from regular users.

7) Ecommerce you can rely on
Add To Basket buttonsIn association with the CartThrob ecommerce add-on, we can offer powerful and flexible ecommerce features and tools, all within the same system.

We are able to cater for all our clients’ ecommerce needs with the EE and CartThrob partnership, without the huge financial burden and expensive maintenance that other top-level ecommerce platforms can suffer from.

Balancing speed, effectiveness and cost, is easy when using these tools, which gives our clients great value for money, without compromise.

8) Less can often be more
Being able to easily offer completely separated and removed user tools, outside of the EE CMS interface, is a mega useful way to offer our clients a completely tailored user experience, for managing website content, customer data, online orders and more.

All of this can give the Admin user a customised and simplified Dashboard interface, while continuing to use the power and control offered by ExpressionEngine in the background.

9) Tools for a sustainable business model
With the ease and simplicity of ExpressionEngine’s tools and features, along with its power and flexibility, we can run a sustainable and capable website design & maintenance business, without the significant overheads that focusing on other CMS platforms would entail.

We know we can achieve whatever our clients need and whatever their customers need, all from within this amazingly versatile tool.

10) Love Mondays again
Using ExpressionEngine makes working fun again! It can bring joy and job satisfaction, being able to achieve whatever is imagined or needed, from within a well engineered and polished tool. It’s a real pleasure to use!

Now Mondays are fun and something to look forward to (yes, we really mean that!).

ExpressionEngine Upgrades

Need your ExpressionEngine website updating?

We have broad experience when it comes to updating EE sites, whether all the way back to EE v1, right the way up to the latest releases.

Looking for a proficient and capable ExpressionEngine website developer?

ExpressionEngine PartnerAs a Silver Partner, we have been designing and developing websites using EE since 2008, so we know we can help.

Need a new website, but not sure where to start?

Why not take a look at our Portfolio of work to see if there’s anything you like?
We know we can help create a great website for your business and for your customers.

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ExpressionEngine CMS website upgrades and updates

ExpressionEngine Silver PartnerAs an official ExpressionEngine Silver Partner, we can update, upgrade and maintain your EE CMS website software and plugins.

We can update your ExpressionEngine CMS software from any version to any later version you like - although we always recommend the newest (established) version of course.

Keeping your CMS software up-to-date is very important because it:

- gives you more features and functions as they are developed.
- helps you keep up with the latest security options and technologies to help prevent issues.
- improves speed and efficiency of your website by using more up-to-date versions of PHP, plus other efficiency gaining options.
- helps to make maintenance and further developments easier to manage and less challenging (ie. quicker and cheaper).

ExpressionEngine Software Updates

ExpressionEngine CMSIf your website is running ExpressionEngine, we can update your installation remotely - without having to change how your website looks or functions.

Get in touch and find out more - pricing will vary depending on how complex and how old your existing software is, but we can provide a helpful advice and guidance on what’s involved.

If you need any further developments or changes made to your site at the same time, we’re obviously happy to work on these as well.

ExpressionEngine Ecommerce with CartThrob

Our weapon-of-choice when it comes to ecommerce buy-online websites with the ExpressionEngine CMS, is CartThrob.

We have built numerous ecommerce sites over the years - both large and small - nearly all using CartThrob. We find this to be the most flexible and powerful option when integrated with EE CMS - not only for providing the usual customer-facing frontend functionality for allowing customers to buy your products online, but we’re also able to create our own backend Order Management and Customer Management tools for processing orders and managing customer data.

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Eco Websites

Business websites and ecommerce websites designed & built using 100% renewable energy.

Eco website design We believe in doing good by the planet, at the same time as doing good for your business and the UK economy.

This is why our office is powered by 100% renewable energy - so you can be sure your new website will be as eco as possible, with virtually zero carbon footprint.

Great websites - with added "warm and fuzzies"

Whatever business you’re in, being green not only makes ecological sense, to take care of the resources we have and our planet, but it also makes business sense.

Customers have green issues in their mind - more than ever before - when making a purchasing decisions, when buying from you and your competitors, so it makes good business sense and good marketing sense to promote your eco friendliness.

How can websites be eco-friendly?

Answer - in lots of ways!

1) Design & Build
It takes electricity to run the computers and hardware used to spend time designing and building your new website.
Our office is powered using 100% renewable energy - solar, wind, waves, tidal and hydro electric.

2) Website Hosting
When complete, your new website has to be hosted on a computer that’s plugged-in to the internet, so that everyone in the world can access it. The “hosting server farms” use a lot of power to run the computer servers and keep them cool with air-conditioning.
Our hosting provider also uses 100% renewable energy to run their business. So, every time someone visits your website, you know they’re not burning any fossil fuels to see what your business is all about or buy your products.

3) Website Code Speed and Efficiency
There are numerous different ways and different types of code that can make up a website. However, it’s very easy to use lots of inefficient coding practices and methods - it’s harder and takes time to make things simpler and more efficient - but much better in the long term.
We encourage simplicity and lean code to help keep the “server load” to run your website as small as possible. This might not seem like a big deal… but imagine your website is accessed hundreds of thousand of times during its lifetime. Inefficient and heavy code will require loads more electricity to host and run your site over the years, so it pays to be more efficient.

Plus it means you get a faster, better website, which your customers will loving using even more!

Have a look at our Brochure Websites portfolio

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Magento to ExpressionEngine CartThrob Conversion

Want to convert your Magento site into something more manageable and more affordable?

Magento to ExpressionEngine data migration Tired of an overly complicated website backend, heavy template coding, too many tools you don’t need and costly software updates?

Want to be able to design and develop more features and functions on your website, without having to sub-contract the work out to a Magento specialist developer?

Our Magento-to-ExpressionEngine conversion service is the answer you’ve been looking for.

How does it work?

We have successfully converted a number of Magento v1 ecommerce sites over to new ExpressionEngine / CartThrob installations.
We can convert the following Magento data:
- customer accounts
- orders
- products and categories

As no website or Magento setup in the same - and as no destination site / backend will be same - we need to consider all conversion projects on a case-by-case basis. Some conversions will be simple, while other may be very complicated.

Additionally, we can just perform the data transfer for you - or we can integrate the data with a new website or order management tool - or we can do a complete conversion including website design & build, order management and customer account management tools, including all the usual ecommerce website frontend features.

Got a website you’d like us to look at?

Get in touch. Let us know what your site is about, what you’re looking to achieve, what your expectations are, and we can look into things in more detail.

How much?

Conversion will vary depending on requirements, so it’s impossible to give a flat price.
However, if you allow for pricing to start at £1000+VAT this should help set some expectation for what’s achievable and realistic.

Have a look at our Ecommerce Websites portfolio

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Custom ExpressionEngine and CartThrob Dashboards

Need to create some slick frontend screens to help your users manage ExpressionEngine entries, members, ecommerce orders or form submissions?

Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards

Data management dashboards for ExpressionEngine and CartThrob We have designed and built numerous websites with advanced data processing functionality right across the spectrum.

From simple contact forms, to full ecommerce and quote enquiry forms with job management backend tools and CRM - all with the ExpressionEngine CMS.

We can create user-friendly Dashboards for ExpressionEngine Entries, as well as dashboards for CartThrob ecommerce orders and customer record management.

Dashboards for all occasions

Ecommerce customer records

Ecommerce customer records

Managing ecommerce customers in the ExpressionEngine backend isn’t the most friendly or cleanest experience, so we have produced some nice custom frontend tools to make this much easier for order processing staff.

We only displayed the data fields of interest and were able to create a much softer and easier-to-use interface, to make these everyday tasks a joy.


Presentation about creating Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards from the EE Community Meetup Nov 2021

CartThrob Ecommerce order management

Ecommerce order management

If you’re receiving a large number of orders from your EE / CartThrob website on a daily basis (or even just a few every week) it makes sense to make your life easier with a simpler order processing tool. Or we can make it as advanced as you like.

Our CartThrob order processing dashboards, give you only the information you need, like the items ordered, prices, totals, billing and shipping details, as well as printable Packing Sheets and Invoices. You can also change the status of orders to make sure they’re filed out of the way when complete.

Website SEO management

Website SEO management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see all your website pages’ META tags and headings in one place to make your site’s SEO management simpler and easier?

Our SEO Manager dashboards, break your data Channels into different tabs, and present everything on a single screen, so you can easily compare Entries against each other. This helps give you an oversight of all your pages, so you can focus on spreading the SEO-love across all your META tags and key page content.

Job management and CRM

Job management and CRM

Capturing customer enquiries and quotes requests from your website is great to help grow your business. But what about managing these enquiries once they convert into orders and jobs?

One of our most advanced dashboard tools created to date, is a full customer enquiry / quote request manager, with a job workflow manager and some CRM tools built-in too.

When a new quote request comes in from the website, it appears in the Job Manager and is colour-coded accordingly. The company’s aim is to process these quotes and live jobs within a certain timeframe, so the colours of the jobs change with each day/week that passes. This makes is easier for them to address the most critical jobs first and have a great overview of all the jobs on their books at any time.

Job data and updates can be recorded on the system, emails can be automatically sent when Job Statuses change and changes can be made by anyone in the business from anywhere in the country.

There are numerous Searches available in the system to retrieve customer and job records.
Record updates are attributed to staff, as their login is recorded when they make edits.
Different staff can have different levels of access, so that specific duties can be allocated across company departments.

Have a look at our Ecommerce Websites portfolio

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Eco Hosting UK

100% Renewable Energy Website Hosting

Our main website hosting provider, houses its web servers in a UK data-centre powered by 100% renewable / clean energy. This means you can relax, knowing that every time customers view your website, you are helping reduce your business carbon footprint.

Not only that, but the IC360 office is powered by Ecotricity’s green energy - so your website will be designed and built ‘eco’, ‘green’ and ‘clean’ too.

Contact us if you’d like to host your website using renewable energy.

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UK Hosting for UK Business

As our main website hosting provider is UK-based (with their data-centre in London) you can be sure your website data - and your customer’s data - remains safe within the UK.

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Website Growth Plans

Growing your business... on the web... every month

IC360 website growth plans

Your website gets maintained on an ongoing basis - your online presence can continually grow in the right direction, every month.

We’ll become your business partner for online growth - constant website development and improvement rather than a big hit all at once.

Great for your customers… great for the Search Engines… great to keep things moving forward.

How does it work?

The work will consist of numerous items selected as being appropriate, on a monthly basis, to continually develop and evolve your website and digital marketing.

It gives you a set number of hours per month, for a fixed price, for us to add/edit content, make Search Engine improvements (SEO), make system software updates/upgrades, build new/improved site features, improve your site content, and much more.

Key Aims

• To continually analyse the needs of the business and offer strategic improvements to its online marketing.
• To maintain and improve the relevant website(s) to help gain more enquiries and sales, through more and better quality leads.
• To develop the website(s) further, in relation to the growth of the business and/or breadth of target markets.
• To seamlessly update and maintain the software used to run the website(s).

How much? You choose…


2 hours / month
£ 115 / month +VAT (normally £140)

Direct Debit signup


4 hours / month
£ 210 / month +VAT (normally £280)

Direct Debit signup


6 hours / month
£ 295 / month +VAT (normally £420)

Direct Debit signup

What you get every month…

A suitable / applicable selection of these will be performed every month:

Website Improvements Ecommerce Developments Online Marketing
  • CMS software/plugin updates.
  • Graphics / photo improvements.
  • Banner/slideshow graphic/photo updates.
  • Responsive design and code.
  • Social media links.
  • Share button.
  • How-to guides.
  • FAQs.
  • Add Twitter feed.
  • Custom 404 error pages.
  • Printable page versions (CSS).
  • Optimise for Retina/HD.
  • Content planning and article authoring.
  • On-page Facebook comments for visitors.
  • Pinterest sharing on images.
  • Site security check/audit.
  • Seasonal promos / styling.
  • Customer account logins:
    - Order history.
    - Re-order function.
    - Sales automation (abandoned shopping carts).
    - Wishlist.
    - Gift certificates.
    - Subscriptions.
    - Loyalty point credits.
  • Marketing automation (after sales follow ups).
  • Monthly pre-authored newsletters.
  • Create sales funnels (free downloads) to initiate automated marketing.
  • Google/Bing ads management.
  • Customer profiling, to improve targeting.
  • Mailchimp template setups.
  • Newsletter signup / customer email address list export.
  • Google Maps profile updates.
  • Trustpilot customer reviews implementation.
SEO Developments Social Media Systems and Hosting
  • Write unique content.
  • META tags.
  • Image ALT tags.
  • Inbound links from suppliers, customers, relevant websites.
  • Stats analysis.
  • Key phrase optimisation.
  • Facebook profile creation / updates.
  • Facebook ads management to grow ‘fanbase’.
  • Tweeting.
  • LinkedIn posts / business page updates.
  • Google+ profile updates.
  • Pinterest profile updates.
  • Bug fixes and updates.
  • Site backups.
  • Website page caching (increase site speed).
  • Website database cleanup / optimisation.
  • Upgrade to faster PHP 7.


1) Starts on the calendar month of first payment.
2) No minimum term. Cancel at any time.
3) Unused hours in a month (at the Client’s request) are rolled over to the next month, for a maximum of 1 month.
4) Payable by Direct Debit.
5) Unless otherwise stated above, prices shown are exclusive of web hosting and domain name(s) registration.
6) Any additional work requested will be charged on an hourly basis at our current hourly rate or quoted for separately.
7) The client is ultimately responsible for the provision of all content, unless otherwise agreed.

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To Wordpress, or not to Wordpress?

We design and build professional websites... not amateur blogs or hobby sites.

“On the whole, Wordpress looks like a great piece of Free Software to Set Up and Run Your Own Website, both Quickly and Without Fuss.”

If you want to do it all yourself… then this statement can be true - depending on how involved you want to get tinkering with code and PHP.

So why do so many people favour Wordpress over other CMS platforms?

Benefits? Let's look at the keywords from that first statement.

Free Software

Yes, Wordpress is free to download and install. But ‘free’ doesn’t usually mean ‘better’ or ‘best’. Neither does it usually mean ‘fit for purpose’, but we realise this can be a matter of opinion.
If you’re happy to work within the rules and boundaries of the system, or have the skills navigate the requirements and avoid the pitfalls involved, then you shouldn’t have too many issues. That said, no software platform is perfect.

Set Up

Yes, it takes less than 5 minutes to install Wordpress and it’s very quick to get started using one of the many free Themes available to download.
But how many thousands of other businesses will also be using the same Theme for their website design? What about your company’s branding & identity? Isn’t that important too?

Run Your Own Website

Yes, you can run your own website completely on your own terms using Wordpress.
That is, as long as you are happy working within its own comfort zone; using plugins which may or may not work as you want them to; using Themes which don’t quite fit with your company’s brand. And what happens if you want more? Or if you need to tinker with the site code itself? Are you prepared to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP? Probably best to leave that to the professionals, while you focus on getting more sales and keeping your customers happy.


Yes, you can create content for your site relatively quickly and easily using Wordpress; and it’s simple to add more in time as well.
But then most CMS systems (should) make it easy to add/edit site content. Expanding the features and functionality of your website beyond what Wordpress can achieve out-of-the-box isn’t so simple - even when using plugins. In fact it can be a major pain in the backside and far more complicated than it needs to be (in our opinion)! This means longer development times, more cost to you and more things that can go wrong. We say… “Why overcomplicate the issue?!”

Without Fuss

It’s even easy to install software updates. But why would you need to install software updates?
Probably because Wordpress is one of the most frequently targeted pieces of web software by hackers and suchlike. Security is a major concern with websites today… so maybe it would be safer (and much less hassle) to use a platform which is more secure and less targeted.

So which CMS does IC360 recommend?

We’re all about professional websites; not amateur ones. We want to give businesses and organisations a real chance to succeed online - and this requires website management and development for life. Unless they’re coders themselves, not many business owners will want to step anywhere near website code, so keeping things as simple as possible is often the key for long term success and flexibility, with minimal headaches.

ExpressionEngine CMS
We love the ExpressionEngine CMS and we know you will too.
Just like Wordpress, it too started life predominantly as a blogging engine, but it has since become so much more.

We use it to provide CMS functionality to all the websites we build. And here’s why…

It’s Very Easy…

to integrate any HTML we throw at it - meaning that we can custom-design a website to look exactly how we please, knowing that the CMS can drive perfectly, it with zero hassles.

It’s Open Source And Free

While it is owned and developed by a commercial business, it’s also contributed to by the tight-knit ExpressionEngine development community, for the benefit of all web designers and developers who use ExpressionEngine to drive their own businesses.
This means plenty of help on hand, should it be required, and lots of professional and community support.

It’s Simple

There is no PHP involved.
If we need to do anything more advanced, and get our hands dirty, we can easily use PHP in the templates if necessary. But 99% of the time, everything we need can be done using the standard ExpressionEngine tags.

It’s Solid And Secure

We know that the software updates will just work, as they will have been thoroughly tested. And it doesn’t get targeted by hackers and other less scrupulous characters… unlike Wordpress.

It’s Flexible.

There are hundreds of Add-Ons available to expand the functionality.
These can cover anything from nice little extras for the Control Panel, right up to full Ecommerce Shopping Basket and Order Management modules.

In summary…

Wordpress is okay… it does a good job… but it’s not our bag - and we think the world deserves better! Which is why we have selected ExpressionEngine as CMS of choice.

We enjoy the power and flexibility of ExpressionEngine, without being overly complicated. It’s very capable tool, whether you’re looking to create a small brochure site, single-pager landing site, fully featured ecommerce site, back office job management system or anything in between.

If you’d like to talk about designing and building a website for your business or organisation - or need your existing ExpressionEngine CMS updated - we’ll be happy to help.

Have a look at our Brochure Websites portfolio

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ExpressionEngine and CartThrob Ecommerce Websites

Providing real ecommerce power, for real companies with real ecommerce needs

ExpressionEngine websites, running the CartThrob ecommerce module are ideal for companies selling products (or services) online, who don’t want to spend a fortune, but who do want all the features of an off-the-shelf ecommerce software package, but with the added benefits of being scalable to their future requirements.

We have designed and developed many ExpressionEngine / CartThrob based websites over the years, and have got to know it well. It’s a great piece of commercial ecommerce software and when married to a really nicely designed front end, it provides clients with a superb online shopping experience and offers a feature-packed order processing system.

ExpressionEngine / CartThrob has some awesome features, including:

- full site Content Management System (CMS)
- product catalogue management
- order processing
- customer account management
- product and checkout offers / discounts
- order confirmation emails and invoices

Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards

Find out more about custom-built EE dashboards to make managing your customer data, orders and form submissions a joy!

Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards for your EE website


Have a look at our Ecommerce Websites portfolio

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ExpressionEngine Websites

Simplicity and Flexibility - a great combination

ExpressionEngine is our CMS of choice. We love it!

ExpressionEngine CMSIt offers great flexibility to us as a developer, so we can give you the power to control the content on your own website, without all the added complexities involved with some content management systems. It’s ideal for small websites, offering brochure-like information to the end-user…. and it’s also great for larger sites - with or without ecommerce. The possibilities are virtually limitless with this software.

Check it out for yourself here: www.expressionengine.com

Ecommerce - the easy way

Add products to your website. Sell them. Get paid. Simple!

Using the ExpressionEngine CMS with the CartThrob ecommerce module, we can offer a simple (yet customisable and expandable) online shopping experience to the end-user and also a powerful tool for you to run your ecommerce business.

Products can be added / edited / removed.
Orders can be stored and managed.
Shipping rates can be managed.
VAT and taxes can be controlled.
Use any payment gateway, such as Paypal, Stripe or Sagepay or even one of your own choice.

Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards

Find out more about custom-built EE dashboards to make managing your customer data, orders and form submissions a joy!

Custom ExpressionEngine Dashboards for your EE website


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Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting

Domain Name Registration

All the usual domain names extensions are available for registration (.com .co.uk .org .org.uk) plus virtually any other you might need.

We can provide domain names for virtually every country in world. So if you’re looking to set up an office abroad or trade in Europe (.eu .fr .de .se .es .ie) or somewhere further afield like Hong Kong (.hk), India (.in) or China (.cn) we can secure domain names for these regions (and many others).

Or, if you are looking to transfer your domain name to another provider or bring all your domain names together “under one roof”, we can manage them all for you and provide website hosting and email services to suit.

Reliable and Flexible Website Hosting & Email Packages

We can provide a number of website hosting options, ranging from a low-end basic shared hosting package to a fully managed dedicated server.

Our shared hosting solutions run PHP, MySQL / MariaDB and most other applications required to run a website. These include webstats for your site, and mailboxes with controllable spam filtering.

If a VPS or Dedicated server is required for a more powerful and resource-hungry site, we can provide solutions ranging from the budget end of the scale, right up to multi-server solutions. Depending on your requirements, we will give you a quote for the server spec to suit you.

Additionally, we can transfer-in your domain name and website hosting services from your existing provider and manage it for you, all “under one roof”.

And if you’re looking UK Eco Hosting for your website, find out more on our Eco Hosting page…

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Content Management Systems

So what is a CMS anyway?

An easy-to-use web-based online tool that enables you to add, edit or remove content from your website, without having to get your web developer involved. You can make changes as often as you like and in any way that has been designed & programmed into your system from day one.

The right tool for the job

When we first meet with you to discuss your website requirements, we will talk about content management systems and find out which option will be best for you. Depending on your type of site, the type of data you will be presenting and how you want your website to work, there will a content management system that is just right. Otherwise, we’ll code one especially for your needs!

If you have a brochure site, you could use a CMS to update your blog, the latest news or general site content to help increase your site’s traffic and generate more business. Our preferred off-the-shelf content management system is Expression Engine. Designed initially as a blogging engine, it has expanded into an immensely capable CMS and is suitable for nearly all types of websites.

If you have an ecommerce site, a CMS is an essential tool to keep your product database and customer data up-to-date. Product changes, stock levels, special offers, seasonal promotions are all things that can be best managed with a good content management system. Even if you don’t want to sell directly online, an ecommerce CMS can be used to manage your product catalogue.

We can design a custom built system to any specification, if you have needs outside the usual parameters offered by off-the-shelf systems.

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Ecommerce and Online Shopping Websites

Your shop window opened on the online High Street

Buying online might have been a novelty in previous years, but now it is the first place to look for the best priced products and for those who want the convenience of home shopping.

Ecommerce websites can be very simple, or extremely sophisticated. They range from a simple Paypal driven website selling a handful of products (or less), to a completely custom-built ecommerce site with thousands of products, advanced customer management and order management backend tools, receiving thousands of orders every month.

We have broad experience with designing and developing online stores. We can include just a few products for sale, using an external Paypal Shopping Cart or by integrating a simple ecommerce module into your ExpressionEngine dynamically-driven site. Or, we can set up a complete online web shop using CartThrob, with custom designed templates to meet your company branding and identity.

Wow-factor shipped as standard

A crucial part of any store - whether in the High Street or on the web - is its appearance. Customers would much rather shop in a clean, tidy, well organised shop… than a dusty, dirty and messy establishment.

When creating ecommerce stores, we design a look & feel that compliments your product types, your branding and your customers’ expectations. Every shop is different, so we custom design everything to suit.

Ease of use and organisation of products in the store, is the other main consideration made during the design phase. Our goal is to remove as many hurdles for the customer to overcome as possible, making their route through the site as simple and as enjoyable as possible.

Have a look at our Ecommerce Websites portfolio

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Static and Dynamic Brochure Websites

Telling your customers about your company and your core offerings

Generally known as ‘brochure sites’ - websites that don’t sell products or services directly online - offer your business a promotional platform and help prospective customers or partners get to know you and what you’re all about.

Using a similar approach to a traditional printed brochure, the website will give information covering your core company offerings, major skillsets, unique selling points, advantages over your competitors and will illustrate how your customers will benefit - all wrapped up in a strong design, projecting your branding & identity.

Static vs Dynamic

A website is just a brochure, right?
No, certainly not.

In the early days, nearly all websites were ‘static’. They were designed, built and uploaded to the internet. Job done. Any changes or updates were done manually by someone fluent in HTML. Sites didn’t change much and they essentially acted as just an online leaflet or brochure.

How things change is such a short time! Now, to get anywhere highly ranked on the search engines, sites need to be updated regularly with new content and new features. If the likes of Google see that your content doesn’t get updated, it will take you less seriously when it comes to ranking your site against your competitors.

The simplest form of new content that can be added, is news. Company news, latest product/service news, industry news… pretty much any news that relates to your business. Other types of content that can be edited are seasonal items (eg. special offers for the summer), customer testimonials & success stories, price lists, events, reviews, portfolios and a lot more.

In recent years, user generated content has been a major force, making some websites extremely successful. MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon are all sites that either rely on user generated content entirely, or in part, to add value. Nearly all websites can take advantage of user generated content.

If you run a hotel, you can allow customers to upload reviews; if you’re an event organiser, you could let people submit testimonials and feedback; if you’re a manufacturer or retailer, you could let your customers uploaded photos or videos of them using your products. Whatever will help boost your profile, add value to your website and make a ‘good news’ story.

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Website Design And Development

Unique, high-quality, specially designed websites for business success

A professionally designed website is a must-have in today’s highly competitive marketplace. IC360 are experienced in all aspects of web design and know how to establish a professional web presence for your business.

We understand how corporate branding can be combined with great design sense, to produce a meaningful website which communicates directly with your customers. Your company website should project an image that reflects the quality and services of your company. It should be unique, easy to use and present all the necessary information about your business in an eye-catching and professional manner.

Website design - where quality is not an optional extra

Your website is important to you and your company. It is therefore important to us that we deliver you the right website for your business - and more importantly, your customers.

- Unique, professionally designed graphics
- Database driven content delivery
- eCommerce functionality
- Content management systems
- Virtual tours and virtual objects
- Audio and video content
- Modular and upgradeable structure
- Built-in search engine optimisation (SEO)
- Web Stats for tracking website performance
- eNewsletters to help you keep in touch

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Virtual Tours



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Static and Dynamic Brochure Websites

Effective and impacting websites that your customers will love and which generate more business for you.

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Content Management Systems

Powerful, yet easy-to-use, bespoke or custom content management systems for your website.

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Domain Name Registration and Web Hosting

Secure any domain name for your business and launch your site with our professional web hosting & email hosting packages.

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ExpressionEngine Websites

Clean and flexible content management system for any website - brochure site or ecommerce - we love it!

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ExpressionEngine and CartThrob Ecommerce Websites

Flexible and powerful CMS and ecommerce platform for businesses serious about selling their products online.

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Website Growth Plans

Growing your business… on the web… every month

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Eco Hosting UK

Renewable energy powered website hosting based in the UK

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Custom ExpressionEngine and CartThrob Dashboards

Slick frontend screens for users to manage ExpressionEngine entries, members, CartThrob ecommerce orders or form submissions?

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Magento to ExpressionEngine CartThrob Conversion

We can convert your Magento site data directly into an ExpressionEngine and CartThrob installation.

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Eco Websites

Our websites are design, built and hosted for your business using 100% renewal energy

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ExpressionEngine CMS website upgrades and updates

We can update your ExpressionEngine website CMS software to the latest versions

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With ExpressionEngine, the answer is “Yes!”

If there’s something specific you want to achieve, and your website is powered by the ExpressionEngine CMS, the answer nearly always “Yes!”.

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IC360 provide only the best website design, ecommerce websites and easy to use - yet powerful - content management systems.

Established since 1999, we have the experience that counts, customer service that matters and high production values that make a difference.