Web Development

A well developed website provides a strong platform for businesses to reach audiences and grow their online presence.

Development Principles

Web development is an all-inclusive service at Hay+Rice. We create optimised products with custom code and up-to-date utilisation of developer tools.

Easy to manage

We create bespoke and flexible sites for your project — using WordPress as a content management system in our web development process. Most content editing tasks take <2 minutes.


As we don’t use pre-made templates, your website will only include what it needs to — improving speed for users and leveraging load times for improved search engine rankings.


We make sure your site is responsive for a wide range of devices, and supported by all modern browsers.

SEO Optimised

We approach the web development of your site with SEO in mind — fast loading times, full responsiveness, and the use of structured data are all key points that Google considers when indexing your site.


As well as a company-wide mission to be as sustainable as possible, we develop to be ultra-fast, future-proof, and renewably hosted, so that your site has as positive an impact as possible.

No strings attached

The technology we use is well tested, easy to host, open source and familiar to most web developers. That said, we enjoy having long relationships with our clients, building on their sites as their companies grow.

Web Development Process

Over the last 5 years, we’ve developed a carefully optimised web development process which integrates seamlessly with either in-house or third-party designers.


Advise & Spec

In response to your brief, we’ll compile a collection of information packs and project guides based on the functionality and aesthetic direction that we believe would best serve your new website.



Our web development is executed with custom code and WordPress as an efficient and client-friendly Content Management System.


Import available content

We then import your copy and imagery into the built website, pushing it onto a staging site where you can view it functionally without it being live to the public.


Quality control

We proof content and make sure your site is working as it should on a range of modern browsers and devices.



We create custom videos to train you to use your site, and also offer an in-studio training session if you require.


Launch (& QC)

We make sure the staging site is still working as it should, and then the launch countdown begins!