News Publishing Platform Web Development and Design. WordPress on Steroids for Stockhead!

Heavy duty wordpress development and design for a popular finance & stock news website

Stockhead is a leading ASX small cap news website, with 1000’s of visitors a day. The legacy website was suffering reduced on page user times and increased bounce rates. We needed to fix this quickly and it needed to be easy to read, navigate and be super fast to load! See the website here.

Our approach

With a thorough UX research and Strategy discovery phase, we cherry picked several areas we could improve quickly over several sprint style projects. Meanwhile we continued to design a website that would be easy to read with maximum on-page reading time and minimal bounce rates. For speed and security we powered this workhorse blog with a heavy duty wordpress WP-Engine setup.

Improved key metrics

20% Session time increase 30% Organic google traffic increase 4 second load speed increase


What Makes Great News Website Design and Development?

Leading edge load speed standards

CRO and Data driven design

Advanced WordPress Blog integrations

WP Engine WordPress development

A communicative and friendly team that understands your audience

Australias best web designers

SEO optimised written content

Excellent UX user experience design

Website training and ongoing support


What we achieved for Stockhead

A UX driven, fully researched, copy written, load speed optimised, on-brand, UX focussed, accessible, SEO optimised and industry leading ASX stock news website!

All developed on a lightning fast wordpress WP Engine platform with security optimisations to boot, not just a pretty facade. Our websites truly are work horses that just keep going! When it comes to news website design, your success is our success!

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Engagement across devices was critical

Starting with an modernisation of the header menu, IA and navigation. We came up with a simple and engaging web design for reading on multiple multiple devices.

A focus on stories

Our designs are uncluttered and bold allowing for the engaging photography and stories to be the main focus of this news website design strategy.

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