In response to a fast changing world and increasing online demands Smokeylemon heard the call of thousands of businesses quickly needing to change their business models and get their products and services online and fast. Our developers, designers and marketers put their heads together with one goal in mind, helping businesses like yours onto the secure Silverstripe website platform at an entry-level price and fast!
We strategised, analysed and stripped down our processes to meet your needs and from this, Lite Site was born.
Lite Site is a subscription-based website based on a predetermined template. The template can have fonts and colours changed, as well as imagery and your logo added to make the design personal to your business.
We realise that, especially in these times, businesses don’t have a huge cash flow resource to draw from, so guess what - we removed that barrier too. Lite Site is all yours for a monthly fee with no upfront costs*.
Our Lite Site was built and developed in house at Smokeylemon, so if you need support, we can help! As well as the website, we have developed our own shopping cart system which can be included into your website. With the current shift to “buy local” now is the best time to get your business online and noticed by your clients and customers.
What are the advantages to a Lite site?
Easy to update
We give you training on how to manage the content yourself. So you can make changes anywhere, anytime.
Built using Silverstripe
A robust, secure, NZ made platform, your website will be using the same platform that’s preferred by the New Zealand Government.
All Smokeylemon websites are mobile-first, giving you the opportunity to capture more customers with your website.
Optimised for search engines
Smokeylemon use best practice to set your site up for search engines to crawl. This will help you show up in your customers search results.
Because your website is on the Silverstripe platform, you will have the ability to upgrade your website in the future when your business has grown and your website needs change.
Quick to build
Once we have the content required we can get you up and running online fast including an online store should you require one.
Take the guesswork out of marketing
Lite Site is set up with Google tools such as GTM and Search Console allowing us to quickly link Google Ads and Analytics accounts for marketing and traffic measurements.
What you get
- We will setup your site with your logo, brand colours, contact information and up to five pages with content provided by you.
- Includes three standard page types and five standard block types. (Additional pages and blocks types can be purchased separately.)
- Hosting included. Every website needs to be stored somewhere which we take care of as part of the subscription
- Training for you to update the site yourself.
- Reduced hosting included in subscription.
- Up to 30 minutes tech support per month.
- Pricing from $125 + GST per month.
Hang on, what’s a block?
Great question! We have a set amount of building blocks which you can stack and arrange on each of your pages in the order that you like. The order of the content under the menu is determined by these blocks. The varying block types give you endless possibilities to layout your content. You have a few blocks to get you started, with the opportunity to include extra blocks as a one-off purchase. Check out the blocks below to see what they look like.
Here you can see the building blocks that are included in your subscription and how the are laid out. The structure of these blocks are fixed, however the font, graphical device and colours can be changed to suit your brand.
The content block is used for two columns of text. This is a great way to display large amounts of text on the page.
Content & Image block
The content and image block works in much the same way as the content block. However, one of the columns of text is replaced with an image. You will have the option to change the justification of the text and the side that the image features on (left or right).
The file block is used to house an image which helps to break up large amounts of copy, or to feature a larger image on the page. The images in a file block can paralax, which is where the image scrolls at a different speed to the user, given it the illusion that it's sitting behind the screen.
Do you want to show a large amount of images in one spot? The gallery block is what you're after. Use this block to show of a large series of images which can be clicked and enlarged.
The testimonials block is used to showcase how great your business is to your new customers. Here we can feature a number of the nice things your clients have said about you.
Here are our additional blocks which we can install into the website for you to start using.
The accordion block is primarily used for frequently asked questions. Each of the questions can expand to reveal the long or short answer to the question, then be closed back up.
Embedded code block
The Embedded code block is best described as a window to another website. We can link it to your Facebook page, or your Mailchimp for example.
The features block is a what of alternating large amounts of copy and images down a page.
Want to add a custom form to one of the pages on your website? The form block gives you the ability to add forms throughout your website in addition to your contact page.
Google map block
Include a Google map on your website to help your customers to easily find where you are
Add a series of icons to your website to either give a user instructions, or list and link to a number of services throughout your website.
Using the media block, you can link to your videos on Youtube or Vimeo. This gives the user the ability to watch the video on your website, instead of being redirected to and external website.
Similar to the gallery block, the slideshow block gives you the chance to display a number of images in a way which is easy for the user to navigate.
Do you have a number of partners you want to acknowledge on your website? The sponsors block give your the ability to showcase their logos.
The Staff block is designed to showcase people. This block is perfect for introducing your team to your website visitors.