We aim to build web sites that are well-designed, yet clean, and fast-loading. In other words, sites which are built for end users – simple enough to understand, navigate and enjoy, but designed well enough for those users to enjoy. We like to think this site, and most of those in our portfolio, meet those standards.
By web development we mean working with, or creating, an ‘engine’ which drives dynamic websites. The pre-packaged versions of these are commonly known as Content Management Systems, and can allow website owners to edit content, list and sell products, create an image gallery, run a subscription service, and more. All without knowing anything about web design. We specialise in the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress.
Most small-to-medium sized businesses, or clubs, don’t have bottomless pockets. We’ll give you a quote, not a fright, and stick to that figure.
We build web sites which display reliably across mobile, desktop, and other environments. They’ll also look good.
You’ll Get Noticed
Our coding methods lend your site SEO which means the best chance of showing prominently in search results.
Whether your target is financial, customer-focussed, or readership-focussed, we’ll focus on achieving that bottom line.
This WordPress-driven website, for a saw-milling business based in Te Kuiti, milling and producing high-quality processed Radiata Pine for the building industry.
The project was contracted to Urban Legend web by Elan Design, who produced the custom designs. We converted the design to a custom WordPress theme, along with the necessary menus, posts, widgets, links etc to make the site easily editable to the client, or someone else with no knowledge of web languages.
This site, for an Auckland childcare centre, was contracted to Urban Legend web via Elan Design, who provided the graphics and website content.
We coded the custom WordPress theme, comprising pages, posts and categories, widgets, etc. We installed and configured the necessary plugins.
Note that the client has yet to use the CMS to complete some of the content, including photo gallery, and events.
This site is for a thriving wife-and-husband business in Kerikeri, http://theparrotplace.co.nz, a bird park and breeding centre also selling pet products online.
Their WordPress-driven site had been using an outdated e-commerce system. Urban Legend converted it to the now-standard WooCommerce, which streamlines product management for the site owner, and vastly improves site useability for visitors.
We designed and coded the new theme, which went live in June 2016, based on the business’ colour motifs and logo.
This site is WordPress-driven, and is for an organisation which aims to combine business and community interests in New Zealand.
It was inherited, and is managed, updated, and tweaked, by Urban Legend web, having originally been designed and launched by McGovern & Associates.
Since then we’ve regularly added widgets and plugins, and made design and css changes to help make the frequently-updated site manageable.
This site offers natural healing techniques and coaching based on traditional ayurvedic medicine.
Urban Legend web was contracted to create the front-end and back-end using a WordPress framework.
For the backend, theme files were edited in PHP to provide user options for content management and editing.
For this project I was under contract to a Christchurch agency, PublicaDDM.
The above site, headlamp.co.nzWooCommerce engine, and a theme designed and customised by Urban Legend web.
It features affordable, convenient, powerful head lamps.
It is mobile-friendly, and uses hand-coded additions to a WooCommerce template, as well as HTML5 and elements of Bootstrap.
The design is aimed at a target market for these headlamps – active outdoors people.