There's far more to a website than whether it looks good or not. Website design needs to pay attention to the whole, ensuring that all pages are easy to find through a logical structure. Ensuring that key information is presented clearly, that the page isn't overcrowded, is at least as important as the choice of images, colours & fonts.
Beyond that, there is little point in having a pretty website if no one can find you. That is where I have sold myself for over fifteen years. As the web has grown and grown, it has become harder, but the majority of my clients websites do really well in the search engines, and that is not down to chance.
My strengths really come from the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), the bespoke back end development and really well put together, clean code. The Graphics is my weaker bow string. So, I may pass this part on to some clever graphic designers that keep up with current trends, and we would get an initial outline design together, for you to critique. Once you are happy with the general look, I start, I build the back end, fully responsive, clean code, optimised for both search engines and speed. Every T is crossed, every I is dotted. I have a checklist for every website.
There is a lot more I could mention here, but I don't want to give the opposition too many tips. Hmm, but as an example .. I will spell check your pages before they go live .. and you would be surprised how designers don't!
I will look to you to provide the initial text content, after all, you know your businesses far better than I do. But then I will work with this and use it to sell your website, and your products or services to Google's algorithms.
Good web design has as much to do with how a website functions as how it should look, often less is more .. Effective Web design is not just about what you just put into it, it's sometimes about what you leave out.
With more businesses online than ever before, standing out from the crowd has never been more essential.
Industry insiders have been shouting about the changing face of web traffic for years now, but the figures have only recently started to speak for themselves. If you're not accessible via smart phone or tablet, you're missing out on an increasingly valuable revenue stream. It's time to future-proof your website. You could ignore this when only 3% of your traffic was on a mobile device, but no longer, not when it might be 50% of your traffic.
The amount of time and money people are spending on their mobile devices is growing rapidly and yet many businesses don't have a website optimised for the mobile market, sadly including many of my older clients Let me help you make the most out of your website which can significantly increase, traffic & enquiries and help grow your business.
The mobile revolution was here yesterday. More than 50% of the UK populations owns a smartphone and sales via mobile are increasing daily. Get your website, and your business mobile-ready with responsive design for iOS and Android phones, tablets and many more devices. Open up your online world to as many new customers as possible.
Would you like to be able to update your website from wherever you are and whenever you like?
For website owners that would like to be able to update their own pages, including text, images, documents, media files, my bespoke content management system gives you complete control of your website simply by using a web browser through your own admin panel.Let's get started
Now, this is often what the other designers use. I don't. I don't doubt it is very easy to use, that it is user friendly, and it's probably okay if you don't mind your site looking just like the hundreds of others that use the same template. It's probably fine if you have no competition, or don't mind where you rank in the search engines. One thing that really puts me off, is the number of attempts to hack into these on a daily basis; clients web statistics record the number of time they failed to find the WordPress admin pages.
I've write my own CMS systems, adjusted for your needs, I imagine it will be a little less user friendly than the likes of WordPress, but I think, better coded for security and Search Engine performance. Also, of course, we can edit and update it at any time, any customisation you would like can be done.
Should you require your website to be built with one of my custom CMS systems, your website can be developed to your needs using the latest HTML technology and standards.
Is your website a few years old, looking tired and need of a makeover? Did you maybe try putting it together yourself by using free website templates or software but realised it doesn't look professional? Customers will always look at your website before contacting you, so your company's first impression is crucial to get right.
Over the years I have had a lot of clients come to me after trying one of the build-your-own-website systems.
As a business owner, you will understand the importance of getting your website listed 'organically' on the first page of Google when your relevant key words or phrases are searched for. We can help you reach your SEO goals with the correct techniques, using clean 'white hat' coding, and using various tools to analyse any ongoing work that could be done.
Everything included as standard to ensure your website gets off the ground running
Custom design, hand coded.
Strictly NO Templates
It will not go live ..
until you are completely happy
A Website that fluidly & responsively
adapts to any screen size
Multiple Email Accounts
.co.uk or .com web address
Call or email me for support
Quality images for your website
Reliable hosting for your site
Learn about visitors to your website
Help writing & tweaking your website content
SEO Included throughout the process
Images & pages optimised for speed