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About MGC Websites Ltd

MGC Websites Ltd combines the up to date knowledge and experience of a dedicated full time professional with the low overheads, and personal service, of a freelance worker.

Small businesses in need of a website are often faced with a difficult choice. Do they opt for a poor but affordable website made by a part time enthusiast, or a professional but expensive website made by a web design company. MGC Websites Ltd addresses this problem by combining the up to date knowledge and experience of a dedicated full time professional with the low overheads, and personal service, of a freelance worker.

Chris Drew

MGC Websites Ltd is owned by website developer Chris Drew who draws on his network of fellow IT professionals, designers, photographers, drone pilots and musicians to provide content and expertise when required. We deliver a high quality website that is also an affordable website. This is possible because the customer isn’t paying for sales teams, health and safety audits or a new settee for reception – just the time and expertise of the people who actually do the work.

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Advanced Technical Skills

Even expensive developers often just assemble ‘Frankenstein’ websites using off the self plugins, modules and themes, particularly if they have come from a design rather than programming background. This creates slow, clunky sites full of compromises and optimised for appearance only. Here at MGC Websites Ltd we supplement best-in-class solutions with bespoke plugins, modules and themes that ensure your website is uniquely tailored to your needs. We are often sub contracted by other website developers to provide technical solutions.


Market Leading Technologies

Web Technologies

Website Development & Hosting

MGC Websites Ltd uses only proven, market leading technologies. Our sites are hosted on SSD equipped servers running the Linux OS, Apache web server and MySQL database. Sites are coded in PHP and SASS compiling to valid HTML5, JavaScript and CSS3. In house we use Apple computers with Time Machine backup and source control is via git. We only use frameworks where there is a good reason to do so though jQuery is a productive addition to virtually any project.

Content Management Systems

We are proficient in the big three content management systems; WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal as well as Contribute (Dreamweaver). In the world of e-commerce systems we have experience of WooCommerce, Magento, X-Cart, Actinic and Opencart. We also build bespoke content management systems and cross-platform web applications.

Our Latest Blog Posts in the Websites Explained Category

  • Alford Firewood Rewrite Updating Alford Firewood November 21, 2018 by MGC Websites • Posted in Websites Explained - This week it was Alford Firewood's turn to receive a quick refresh. Initially the customer requested a couple of updates but on inspection I found a few technical issues that ... Read More
  • Updating Lancelot's Retreat Updating Lancelot’s Retreat September 17, 2018 by MGC Websites • Posted in Websites Explained - The latest website from the Bowhunter Websites portfolio to receive a quick update is Lancelot's Retreat, a self catering bungalow in Mablethorpe. Following the now familiar pattern the customer needed ... Read More
  • Updating the Leicester Guest House Updating the Leicester Guest House September 12, 2018 by MGC Websites • Posted in Websites Explained - Another website from the Bowhunter portfolio -this time the customer just needed some updated photo's and to advertise their out of season discounts.Once I started working on the site I ... Read More
  • Park Farm Holidays Withern Rewrite Updating Park Farm Holidays Withern July 11, 2018 by MGC Websites • Posted in Websites Explained - We are pleased today to relaunch the fourth website from the Bowhunter Websites portfolio. As with our last update the customer felt the website wasn't generating enough business and my ... Read More