Nona specialises in strategy, UI and UX design and software development. We build reasonably complex web and mobile applications in the fintech and blockchain sectors. That said, websites are still one of the primary instruments in marketing a business online and from time to time they’re an important addition to the services we offer our clients.
Web development has become quite commoditised over the years and builders such as WordPress, Wix or Shopify are almost always the best choice for businesses of all sizes when looking to build a marketing or ‘brochure’ website. Using one of these, one can throw together a brochure site or even a reasonably complex E-commerce build in a matter of hours. OK… maybe a few days, if they’re non-trivial.
It’s gone as far as Shopify recently launching the ability for shop owners to spin up their own NFT marketplace!
Every now and then, a site or page is required that demands something more, a little bit of magic, a special effect, feeling, journey or flow. Something which requires true development excellence to pull off – and in these cases we would usually recommend building a custom site from scratch and using a framework like react.
This was the case when we worked with Andy and his team to highlight a series of interviews and personal profiles from the “top 100 Ethereum developers” globally at the time.
Although it was quite a simple project with a small budget, we were trusted completely and given the freedom to make it into something very special. Unfortunately It is offline once more as the site was only ever intended to be a temporary affair, but I’ll never forget the super retro look and feel we put together.
In light of our efforts to provide world-class services to fintechs around the world, we would like to share the details of our very first 5-star review on Clutch with you.
We’ve since added a further 2 more – all of which we’re equally proud of – and intend to keep adding these after the successful completion of each and every project we deliver.
To have a clear understanding of what this review entails, let us first tell you about Clutch.
A B2B ratings and reviews firm in the heart of Washington, D.C., Clutch connects businesses with the best-fit agencies or consultants they need to tackle their next big business challenge. Clutch covers hundreds of different services from IT to advertising and marketing, and ranks service providers based on a range of factors including past clients and experience, verified client reviews, and market presence.
Likewise, The Manifest, Clutch’s sister brand, is a resource for B2B firms where they can find business news, how-to guides, industry insights, and top company lists.
Going back to the review above, Status.im’s Andy Tudhope, who was in charge of Developer Relations, talked about our engagement with them in 2018. In his interview with Clutch, Tudhope shared that they needed an “interactive website to display data from a series of interviews conducted with the top Ethereum developers in the world in order to showcase opportunities for newcomers to our ecosystem and provide insight into where the best places to learn might be.”
“Nona were the best agency I could find in terms of technical skill, and they were willing to complete the project within the budget I had.”
Ultimately, we built the site super quickly, frontend only, using react and nextjs and we were glad that the client was delighted with the results.
“The project was lauded at the time across the whole Ethereum community. I was happy with how it all unfolded.”
Feel free to read the review to get the full picture of our collaboration.
If special and beautiful websites or highly performant financial applications sound like your cup of tea then book a consultation with one of our Co-Founders and let’s see if there’s a fit!