Design To Delight You

Unique Design, Every Time

We're a full service digital marketing agency based in Liverpool who take pride in our tailored approach. From web design and development to digital marketing strategy, we have an experienced creative team who will nurture your project.

What We've Been Working On Lately

Our designs are always unique, tailored to your business need.  Fire Pineapple's strict "No Templates" Policy ensures your brand will always stand out from your competitors.

Here's some examples of how we like to be different...

Responsive Web Design

Rowley Szilagy is a chartered surveyors and building consultants. They required an update to their existing website which was dated.

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Character Illustration

Big Momma's needed some custom pin-up style illustrations for use on their website and marketing materials for the launch of their new restaurant.

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Ramblings From The Team

When we get a little down-time from creating awesome websites for our clients, we like to discuss what's happening in the web design and digital marketing industry.  Why not join us?

The Best CMS? We Think So!

The Best CMS? We Think So!
Posted on Thursday 17th March 2016 by Danny Vickers
The team have used a lot of different Content Management Systems over the years - some good, some downright awful. But who of us has ever said, "Wow, this is a great CMS"? Wordpress is like chalk and cheese for most people. If you are a web designer who is familiar with the lingo it probably suits you absolutely fine, but what happens when you hand over the reigns to the client? Our experience is that they log in once, maybe twice, get confused (or scared) and never touch it again. The client's website content then stagnates, discouraging new business and driving existing customers away. It's a similar story with other CMS platforms too, but are there really any viable Wordpress alternatives? A Content Management System You'll Love We've spent the last four years working in close collaboration with clients to develop a CMS like no other. If you're new here, we call it Multiverse. It is the product of a group of passionate individuals working in the digital marketing industry; the Fire Pineapple team. It's been around for a couple of years now, and we've learnt a lot. All of that experience, research and passion has gone into Multiverse Version 3, which is formally released today!  Our clients who have seen the technical preview have been overwhelmed with the improvements we've made. We've listened, and worked in close collaboration with our development partners to maximise the positive impact of this overhaul in both User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX). Here are just a few of the awesome things available in v3 of our incredibly powerful CMS... Intelligent, Automatic SEO Our clients are too busy running their businesses or teams to learn even the basic concepts of Search Engine Optimisation. With Multiverse, just add your content as you would normally and leave the rest to our intelligent algorithms. It automatically structures your content and names it in the most advantageous way, keeping Google happy. Just sit back and watch your website climb the rankings and the sales roll in. Photoshop-level Image Processing We have spent weeks developing, testing and perfecting the most advanced web-based image processing tools available in any CMS on the market. If you have to use Photoshop or Paint-esque programs to prepare your images for your website, Multiverse will save you hours of work. Drag your images, documents, videos and even audio files into the bulk file uploader and let the CMS do the rest. Or if you're feeling adventurous, alter your images using bespoke tools for: Resizing Images Cropping / Auto Cropping Instagram Style Filters (Vignette, Sepia, Black & White etc.) Advanced Image Manipulation using Intuitive Sliders Translate Content Into 170+ Languages If you're currently exporting your goods and services, or if you're trying to break into international markets then a multi-language website is a crucial tool in your efforts. If your website's content is available in your target customers' primary language you are much more likely to make the sale. Multiverse underpins your exports by allowing full translation capability into the world's most popular languages, and pretty much all of the not-so-popular ones. Customer Account Management We could talk about Multiverse all day, but you might not know that the CMS is just scratching the surface of what Multiverse is capable of. Have you ever wanted to offer your customers a "My Account" area, fully integrated into your website? Well, want no more! Multiverse supports this right out of the box, so whether it's client documents you wish to keep in a central repository, or whether you want to provide client-only access to particular sensitive materials, then why not ask us for a demo? Mobile Responsive CMS Sure, your front-end, customer-facing website might work great on mobile devices. But can you manage your website's content from anywhere in the world, on any device? Multiverse CMS is a native, responsive app that works in any web browser on any device. It's completely future-proof thanks to our responsive design ethos - making everything work pixel by pixel. So no need to worry about who manufactures your next portable device, or how big the screen is. Multiverse just works, and works incredibly well. Don't take our word for it though - get in touch today for a free, no-obligation demonstration and you'll see exactly why our clients are over the moon with our services and our commitment to continual improvement.
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We Are Going International

We Are Going International
Posted on Wednesday 6th January 2016 by Steve Ingley
We work with clients across the UK, but usually in and around the North West. Today we've taken a giant step; out of the country and across Europe to the Fatherland! German-based Mantzioς Architektur have commissioned us to create a unique web design to showcase their architectural achievements. The website will be available in three languages; English, German and Greek. So we've done our research, and planned out how best to create international, translatable content that is Search Engine friendly and also easy to navigate. Web Design for International Markets Over the next couple of months we will be adding some fantastic new functionality to our home-grown Content Management System, Multiverse.  We have included this internationalisation (or I18N as it's known by us geeks) in the scope of the next release. It's an incredibly exciting time for us, both in terms of starting to export our services to Europe, and that we will be building some incredibly powerful functionality on top of our already fantastic product. Our Blog is almost certainly going to be a bit quiet for a few weeks whilst we concentrate all of our efforts on this upgrade. As always, this new functionality will be available to all of our valued clients as a free upgrade. It's all part of our ongoing commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do!
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Should We Bomb IS or IE?

Should We Bomb IS or IE?
Posted on Wednesday 9th December 2015 by Steve Ingley
It’s nearly 2016, and the Web Design industry is still being held back by the seemingly unending use of almost 10 year old technology; Internet Explorer 7, which is currently only used by 0.1% of users worldwide.  The biggest culprits are public sector bodies that are either unwilling or unable to upgrade computers and software due to budget cuts or legacy software that simply doesn’t work on newer browsers. The government chose not to renew their support deal with Microsoft for Windows XP, which expired in April 2015 leaving computers exposed to hackers and malware.  Meanwhile, they’re dropping £100,000 bombs on Syria on a daily basis.  For each bomb dropped, around 200 new computers could be purchased, making our infrastructure more secure and maybe even wiping out IE7 for good.  Maybe the money would be better spent replacing legacy software as well? Web Designers & Developers Need to Wise-up Web designers and software developers should have a moral obligation to ensure that their systems are able to be used in the latest browsers.  I’ve seen it myself all-too-often in my previous roles in the NHS, where there has been a willingness to upgrade but this hasn’t been possible as it would make existing, mission-critical software unusable. As I see it, part of the problem is the Microsoft eco-system that perpetuates and to some extent mandates the use of its own technology.  Many developers of .NET, ASP, C etc. use Internet Explorer as the built-in browser for their software applications, rather than opening it up to other browsers.  Why, I hear you ask?  I imagine the main reason is because it’s more cost-effective to only have to test and support the application in one browser, but this approach is consistently and systematically limiting progress. Open Source Web Development As a Web Design agency, HTML5 and CSS3 are the most exciting things to happen in terms of advancements in technology for a decade, but we still find ourselves spending a depressing amount of time having to create “fall-back” styles and java to prevent IE7 from imploding…and for 0.1% of the population. It is our policy to ensure that the websites and systems we develop for our clients are fully-compatible with the latest browsers, whether that’s IE, Firefox, Chrome or any other.  We also only use Open Source technology, such as PHP for web development and MySQL for lightning-quick databases; so there’s no outrageous licensing fees with a website design from Fire Pineapple.  Please get in touch with us for a no-obligation quote if this is of interest to you. It’s not my intention to trivialise the bombing of Syria with this blog—it’s probably best not to get me started on that particular topic—but surely in this period of austerity the money would be better spent elsewhere.
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Some of Our Fantastic Clients

We receive consistently positive feedback from our clients, because we really do listen.  Every web design and element of your digital marketing is tailored 100% to your business.  Who wouldn't love that?

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"We are really happy with the professional and high quality service we continually receive."
"From the get go they put you at the centre of everything."
"The CMS is so fool proof, even an old fool like me can use it!"
"The after sales service that is on offer is fantastic."