Web Development Agency
Web development experts from
the heart of Leeds
Ascensor combine leading-edge web development software and techniques with years of experience to build sites that grow your business. Our web development services are constantly evolving, pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional results for our clients. Our strategic focus on website performance, return on investment and customer service has driven our digital agency forwards since 2007. We've got a proven track record and the expertise to deliver anything from a simple content management system or brochure website right through to custom apps or an Ecommerce store.Get in Touch
Bespoke web development agency Our aim is simple - to build professional, affordable, easy-to-use sites that help you win more business.Get in Touch
All of Ascensor's web development work is fully project-managed and deadline-driven. From our small business-focused Air Websites range through to large-scale bespoke websites, we have a solution for businesses of all sizes, in every sector.
All the sites we develop are mobile responsive and coded for speed - because we know that website performance is everything. Ascensor sites are user-friendly, secure and regularly maintained and updated. And it goes without saying that our team will be on hand after your site goes live, so you’ll have all the support you need.Get in Touch
Ascensor are one of a select few web development agencies in Leeds that are ISO27001 accredited. That means we ensure the highest standards of website and data security. Our clients can be assured that that data is processed securely across all our departments. We’ve completely ingrained ISO 27001 methodology across the entire agency and pride ourselves on world-class information security. Our certification guarantees that when you come to us, you're working with a web development agency that offers optimal site security.
Our web development services
Bespoke web development
We love nothing more than tailor-making and crafting a bespoke site from the ground up, working closely with you and keeping your business objectives and specific features and functions in mind.
A bespoke site means it's developed uniquely to your parameters. You're fully involved in the development process and we'll conduct in-depth research to create a strategy and understand exactly what your business and your customers need before we start design and development work. Before we go live, we'll set up your bespoke project on our own dedicated staging servers, so together we can make sure that everything is perfect ahead of launch.
Let Ascensor's experts develop and deliver a bespoke website that we’re passionate about - and that you and your clients will love.
Ecommerce web development
We've been building dynamic, customisable Ecommerce websites that sit at the heart of the customer journey since 2007. Ecommerce web development is our specialist subject and, quite simply, Ascensor develop sites that make our clients money.
You need an Ecommerce development partner with a proven track record for delivering results. With experience of online retail across many sectors, Ascensor Ecommerce solutions scale as your business evolves, nurturing your visitors and supporting your growth.
We develop professional ecommerce websites that appeal to your target audience to improve conversions, lower your bounce rate and boost online sales. Our websites are fast-loading, search engine-optimised and can easily connect to shopping portals and third-party systems, including ERP and accounting.
Plus, with mobile internet usage now surpassing desktop, if you don't have a mobile-friendly website for your Ecommerce business, you could be missing out on visitors and sales. Our web developers are adept at building responsive sites that look great and work perfectly on all devices.
An Ascensor-developed Ecommerce web site enables your organisation to stand out from the competition, providing a great user experience and a conversion-optimised checkout process that encourages customers to shop with you. From bespoke delivery options to quirky discount code management, our team have the Ecommerce know-how and expertise you're looking for.
Templated website design
Ascensor are pioneers in the template website development space. We recognised that SMEs and start-ups need a quality, professional website to compete but often don't have the same budgets as larger companies.
At the budget end of the market and with the rapid rise of WordPress, we found that small business website quality was actually on the decrease, as businesses were buying websites based on cost, not quality. We felt that they could have both.
Our Air Websites concept was born in 2013 to fill the clear void that was emerging. Air Websites are built using the industry-standard WordPress content management system, and our regularly-expanding range of template designs have all been created from scratch by the talented Ascensor development team. Each stylish template can be overlaid with your brand elements such as logos, colours and visuals. They are all mobile responsive, secure and require no technical ability to add or edit pages.
We have a range of packages to get you online and build your business. Let’s get your website off the ground!
Brochure website creation
Depending on your sector and size, brochure websites can be the best and most cost-effective way of promoting your business and showcasing your products and services. A brochure website is ideal for SMEs who don’t need to make frequent changes to the site and unlike an Ecommerce website, your goods are only displayed, not sold, so customers have to contact you to place an order or book the service. As a key part of our web development services, we've built up years of experience in developing high-quality, professional, affordable brochure websites that showcase who you are and successfully convert visitors into customers.
Booking system development
Our expert team can flawlessly integrate a booking system tailored to your exact specifications into your new site. We never adopt a 'one size fits all' approach to web development and no matter what type of business you run, we will implement the right booking software solution to meet your unique requirements. All our systems are fully GDPR compliant and expertly delivered.
User login area development
If your site requires a secure login portal, we'll work with you to develop a reliable, secure and user-friendly system that your customers, clients, members or colleagues can access quickly and safely for a personalised experience. From straightforward user-restricted access to resources, all the way through to complex hierarchies of permissions and functional ownership, our specialists will develop the perfect structure for your needs. And, of course, we'll ensure that everything in the back-end is running smoothly and securely.
Database solution development
We've created database applications for a diverse list of clients and know how vital a secure, accurate and well-designed database is for any organisation. Ascensor use best-in-class, industry-standard tools to build user-friendly, efficient and reliable database solutions to safely store your user and product information.
Custom website extensions & integrations
Alongside developing a cutting-edge website for your business, our web developer team can also custom integrate third-party systems and extensions to allow all the functionality needed for a smooth client journey. From shopping portals and accounting software to social media, a carefully-curated combination of extensions, APIs and integrations will ensure your website functions exactly how you need it to for optimal user experience and maximum ROI.
WordPress web design & development
Ascensor's WordPress development team have built hundreds of dynamic, easy-to-manage WordPress sites since 2007. From our base in Leeds we use the industry-standard WordPress CMS to create sites that are easy to use, technically first-rate and, importantly, offer outstanding customer experience. Whether you’re an SME or a multi-national enterprise, our developers have built WordPress sites for clients of every size and shape across a huge range of sectors. Let's partner with you!
Ascensor have a secret weapon that other web development agencies don't... back in 2009 we took the decision to develop our own lean, bespoke content management system. We're proud of our custom software development capabilities and our product-focused Liquid CMS has evolved significantly in the years since then. Our latest version is fast, intuitive and fully responsive. Ideal for a catalogue-style or Ecommerce site, it's developed using Laravel, the leading PHP framework which offers superior performance when compared to pre-existing systems such as Magento, and strong security features. Liquid CMS doesn't need to be regularly patched, keeping management costs and disruption to a minimum.
SEO best-practice ready websites
Our web development agency experts always work with SEO best practices in mind. We build sites that are designed to boost your business objectives, so your new website will be primed and ready to help you rank on major search engines and attract more site visitors. All Ascensor website designs are SEO best-practice ready, but as a full-service Leeds digital agency, we're also marketing specialists. Great web development and digital marketing go hand-in-hand, and we're here to help your business grow even further with digital marketing services including SEO, PPC, social media, CRO and content marketing.
Web development technologies
We are experts in the latest web development technologies to make sure we create fast and efficient websites and digital products.
What our clients say about our web development team
"Ascensor provided a tailored solution, on time and on budget – working with an experienced digital solutions provider speeds up the process from brief development through to delivery."David Whitehead AVC
"The business has been working with Ascensor for over 8 years, during that time they have consistently proven that they are a reliable and responsive development partner who have listened to our requirements and been proactive in suggesting and implementing solutions to business problems. On a day-to-day basis I find working them both approachable and pragmatic and I would not hesitate to recommend them."Nathan Hallam Morses Club
"The idea and design of a new website were a bit daunting, however, when we engaged with the team at Ascensor we very quickly had tremendous support at each stage."Sue Cawthray Harrogate Neighbours
Interested in how our web development services can help your brand stand out?
Ascensor create results-driven development solutions for businesses and budgets of all sizes. When you choose Ascensor you'll be working with an award-winning team of passionate, dedicated and creative web developers who love what they do, and are determined to help your business thrive online. Get in touch to tell us about your website development project using the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.Let's Chat