Method & Class was founded in October 2007 by Lewis North. Lewis began messing about with websites and code in his university days, when commercial uses for the internet were beginning to gain pace. In 2002, he started a web design branch of the family business, Compass. Compass was an eclectic agency, already offering project management for exhibitions and events, and financial software consulting. It was a fruitful environment to develop a burgeoning web business, but by 2007 Compass' web services offering had grown to such an extent that it was time to fly the nest.
In the early days, Method & Class was simply Lewis working in a back bedroom doing all of the design and development work himself. We’ve grown a bit since then. We have dedicated expertise in design, development, user experience, content strategy, digital marketing and project management.
During this period it wasn’t just us that grew, evolved and changed. The web did too. Building a website is now a complex job – there are so many factors to consider: content, user experience, responsive design, development, analysis, digital marketing, ongoing analytics & performance, and of course maintenance. An organisation's website is now a business critical asset. We understand and appreciate this, and we strive to ensure that every single project we undertake is our best possible work.
The future of the web is an exciting place - the rate of change is challenging, but at Method & Class our aim is to learn and grow so that our capabilities and offerings develop apace.
So, what does the future have in store for Method & Class?
This is an exciting time to be involved in the digital and web industry. The capabilities of the latest smart phone browsers are greater than any desktop version of Internet Explorer ever released. Modern programming languages are enabling us to produce websites that are more accessible, faster, easier to update and more powerful than ever before. This is the age of working smarter, and there's nothing we love more than finding a innovative solution for our clients. If you're in this industry and you don't find it stimulating, then you need to do something else, as we've never had it so good!
The latest step in the evolution of M&C is the development of our own products and applications. We've cut our teeth with our own app ideas and developed the skills and tools to take any idea, nourish it and make it a polished reality. So if you have an idea for an app that could change the world, or even just make it a bit nicer, give us a call and we'll make it happen.