Based in Birmingham, UK, Barques is a leading web development agency that uses the latest digital tools, techniques and innovations to create stunning user-friendly websites and apps.

We work with a wide range of clients, including those in the corporate and public sectors, charity, B2B, technology and commercial property, creating bespoke websites and apps that match their needs and budget.

Our creative in-house team specialises in the WordPress content management system (CMS) – dynamic software that enables you to enjoy a fully customisable design, is simple to use and is easily managed.

Usability is at the heart of all our website designs – they are easily navigable and are clear and laid out in a logical way.

Our team of developers and designers build websites that are SEO friendly and that work responsively across mobile, tablet devices and desktop computers.

And because we are fully versed in the latest HTML5, CSS3, and PHP techniques and skills, we can create content-rich pages that look clean, stylish and user-friendly.

Need an interactive website so that you can talk to your clients? An eCommerce site with Sage or other payment gateways? Or an online brochure?

We can incorporate any of those elements into your website, too.

Programming

It is rare for a medium-size design agency such as Barques to have in-house programmers but we believe it is essential if we are to offer a full service.

Having good design and a prominent website are important areas of any business’s online presence but programming is also hugely beneficial.

Programmers are software builders – from a management system that tracks jobs from creation to invoice, a custom app, or a quirky piece of technology that exists only in your mind, programmers can make it a reality.

We offer a bespoke programming package that is tailored to your needs at a cost that will surprise you.

An application that helps your productivity and streamlines your internal processes is an invaluable commodity and will quickly offset the cost of building it, through reduced downtime.

Furthermore, ‘off the shelf’ software is almost always licensed, so while the initial setup fee may be low, you may be paying a significant annual license fee to use the product.

When we have created a customised program, the ownership remains yours; after one-off creation fee, there is no on-going licence arrangement.

Programmers write in a variety of languages. At Barques, our adopted standard is PHP, which is used throughout the world. It is open source and works across any device or operating system.

What do we do?

  • Custom WordPress plugins and bespoke theme development
  • Magent0 themes and custom extensions
  • Integration with 3rd party software and APIs
  • PHP framework development using Laravel or CodeIgniter
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Ajax
  • Responsive websites using front-end frameworks
  • HTML email builds for Campaign Monitor and MailChimp
  • Custom eCommerce solutions using Sage and other payment gateways
  • Databases & CRMs
  • Job management systems
  • Apps – iOS and Android

Does your website need refreshing or overhauling? Contact the friendly Barques design team today for a no-obligation chat about how we can help to improve your business online.