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Powerful reliable web hosting

Future Shock provides web hosting on powerful Microsoft Windows 2003 based servers - we do not provide Linux hosting. We offer a number of different hosting plans to suit every budget, with prices as low as £20 per year for basic hosting.

Our servers are provided by Rackspace UK and are located in London data centres operating with at least 99.99% uptime. We provide domain registration and management services - we are a Nominet Member and tag holder (for .uk domains) and JANET Approved ISP Member (for and domains). We are a Comodo SSL partner allowing us to add fantastically priced HTTPS secure encrypted communication to your website in just minutes.

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Clean and Intelligent Web design

Good-looking and user-friendly websites for companies of all sizes

We specialise in the production of reliable, straightforward and easy-to-use solutions which cater to the needs of users.

Whether you just want a simple contact form or a full e-commerce site, we can code it for you.
Expert level programming in ASP.NET, ASP Classic, JavaScript, XML/XSL, HTML and CSS, SQL Server and Microsoft Access. WCAG Accessibility to AAA conformance where required. Search engine friendly and easy to maintain HTML markup. Static Sites, Content Management Systems, and many other project types delivered on time and on budget.

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Search Engines and Offline Marketing

Gaining competitive advantage

From the black arts of web marketing to improving your brand, we can assist in getting your website, and your company, the attention it deserves.

We don't pretend there's a big secret to web marketing. Using basic principles and ethical techniques, we've helped many companies move up in the search engine rankings in competitive markets such as Spanish property and children's clothing. We offer everything from straightforward advice to full online marketing services, including link campaigns and Adwords management. Whatever your budget, and whatever your market, we can help.

We also help with traditional ("offline") marketing - writing press releases, or working with your managers or external marketing consultants to achieve brand objectives.

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Our most recent news

14th October 2013 We have released a new version of our Date Picker product to fix a problem with the newest release of Google Chrome

4th April 2013 We have discontinued our Free Date Picker product after 8 years of service

3rd April 2012 We are pleased to release Worldwide Dispensers a redesigned site to match Rapak and DS Smith PLC design

20th March 2012 Redesigned and released Rapak to match the new look of DS Smith PLC

19th March 2012 Released V2 of TheSupportDirectory

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Working with the Internet since it began!

Knowledge, experience and the ability to listen

We are a small family-run business situated at the edge
of the Peak District in the centre of the UK. We've been trading as Future Shock since 1995 and became a UK private limited company in 2004. We have a very broad range of experience in the design, programming and marketing of both web-based and more traditional media.

We have worked with clients of all scales, ranging from international investment banks and multinational PLCs
to sole traders and personal home sites. We've built
e-commerce sites, estate agent sites, bespoke content managed systems, and information websites. We pride ourselves on delivering sites which best meet our clients' needs - whoever they may be and whatever their budget.

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Our Development Services

Clean and Intelligent Web design

From massive multilingual corporate sites to simple home pages, we are experienced and comfortable building and maintaining web sites of any scale and complexity.

Building web sites since the Internet began, we've learnt how to build slick, quick and easy-to-use sites that leverage the full power of web browsing technologies. We know how important search engine optimisation and standards compliance can be to some customers - we deliver to the highest levels.

Advanced Programming Solutions

Whether you want a simple contact form or a full e-commerce site, we can code it for you. With more than 15 years of web programming experience, we make sure that any code on your web site runs quickly, securely and efficiently and that the project is completed within your budget.

We pride ourselves on supplying truly expert programming using ASP.NET, ASP Classic, JavaScript, XML/XSL, HTML and CSS, SQL Server and Microsoft Access.

We use in-house designers and specialist freelancers to provide the best design to meet your needs, whether it be website templates, logo design, or just layout of a few web pages. We can also work with your own designers to realise their design concepts into fully functional, cross-browser compliant websites.

Sites can be supplied to any specific standard requirements - we have extensive experience in producing fully accessible (WCAG AAA Compliant) sites in HTML or XHTML. We advise on web site structure from both manageability and search engine perspectives. All our work is hand codes for accuracy of design amongst browsers, ease of maintenance, and to give our clients exactly what they specified without compromise and with search engine optimisation in mind.

Creating a good website isn't just about design - the site must cater to its users, it must be easy to find in search engines and it must be easy to maintain. Wherever possible we strive to ensure visitors to your site can find the information they require in no more than three clicks of the mouse. See our website design guidelines for more details or look at some of the sites in our portfolio.

Off-the-shelf solutions:

Estate Agent Website Kits
If you are an estate agent, or if you are a web developer looking for a ready-made solution for estate agent clients, then our estate agent website kits may be for you...
Free Javascript Date Picker
Free or Licenced version: our highly popular Date Picker product is easily installed into your website and is now in excess of 30,000 downloads to date (December 2009).
Free! Password Generator
Our password generator utility is a small EXE file which generates unique random passwords containing both upper and lower case letters and numbers.
X-Stats Live - Web Statistics Analyser for Windows Servers
We have now discontinued development and sales of this product - if you are an existing X-Stats customer requiring support, please contact us.

Testimonials - read what our customers say about our software
We are always keen to hear your thoughts on our products, so please email us your review using the contact us popup at the top of this page.

Some examples of the projects we undertake are:

  • Site search facilities
  • Feedback forms
  • Displaying information from a database
  • Fully customisable admin suite for you or your web developer to easily update your site
  • E-commerce sites
  • Online quizzes / opinion polls
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) allowing you to edit the content of your own web pages using word-processor-like functionality

Please contact us for more information or for a quote for bespoke software projects.

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