Whether you are an individual, a startup or an existing small business your identity is key and having an online presence is crucial. Indeed, this web presence needs to reflect your business, look professional, provide easy accessibility to all potential users and function great on tablet, mobile phones and desktop.
Are you a Start-up, not-for-profit, home-based or even small business?. You probably think you can't afford a professionally designed custom website. I can provide bespoke website design and basic WordPress packages to meet even the smallest of budgets to help you establish your niche in the market place. Whether you require a single page website, a Wordpress template website or a large scale custom build website with multiple pages, I can help build your website to reach its full potential.
The full list of web design services I provide are below and you can get further details about each by clicking the accordion menu below, or alternatively, please e-mail me or fill out a contact form to discuss the details of any of the services further.
Web Design Services I Provide
01: Website Design And Development.
Do you require a new website?.
What type of website do you need? A completely custom website or a simple website based on a WordPress template?.
Do you need a single page website or a large multi-page website?.
Do you require E-Commerce as part of the new site?.
Do you need the ability for you or staff members in your company to update content in the website yourselves?.
If you don't know the answers to these questions, no worries, I can work with you to determine the type of website that will suit your business and will work on the website build from start to finish. This way we can ensure that your website looks exactly how you wish and behaves exactly how you expect it to.
There are a multitude of different types of website for all various types of business (small and large) and even websites designed for specific business niches. More even than you can throw a stick at!
There are social community building websites (like Facebook), blogging websites, Online business brochure or catalogue websites (think hair-stylist, dentist, auction house etc), directory websites (such as yell.com) that provide listings of services and there are E-Commerce websites. These are the main types of website found on the internet but there are many, many more.
On top of this, some websites are single-page websites with all the content listed on one scrollable page and there are websites with literally thousands of pages at the back-end, and there are many more in between. Indeed, some websites are built completely bespoke while others are constructed using a CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress.
The benefits and further details of the main website types can be found by clicking each of the links below:
The choice of the type of website should reflect the type of business you are in and the purpose of the website itself.
Before I design any website I will always ascertain exactly what the goal of the new website is and determine which content is required. Only then I can advise which type of website would be applicable to your situation and business.
02: Existing Website Amendment.
Do you require amendments to an existing website, whether that be content or structure?.
Is your existing website looking a little outdated?.
Have you seen some functionality on a competitors website you'd like implemented in your own?.
Is your existing website not mobile and tablet responsive?.
Has your business gone through a re-branding process and would like help to redesign your existing website?.
Whatever the issues, i can help to achieve the changes you require.
Contact me to discuss further your existing website set-up and what you are looking to achieve...
03: PSD to Website Build.
Do you already have a design for your website in PSD or PDF format (or even as a sketch in a notepad) but don't have the time or knowledge to turn this design into a fully functioning website?. This is where i can help!.
I can take your design and convert it into the fully-functioning website you require.
04: IT Consultancy.
Having nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry at a software level, i can provide reliable IT consultancy advice where required.
05: Website Performance and Speed Optimisation.
Is your website running slow?.
Are pages taking an eternity to appear on the screen?.
As you've probably experienced in the past yourselves, waiting for a slow loading website can be one of the most frustrating experiences when surfing the internet.
It's a no-brainer: well performing websites enjoy higher visitor engagement, retention and conversion. Many website users are fickle and it's been proven that many potential customers are automatically put-off by slow loading websites.
However, I can ensure your website is running as fast and optimally as possible by applying best practices for speed and loading optimisation.
06: Website Mobile and Tablet Optimisation.
Is your website displaying correctly on mobile and tablet devices?.
You would probably not be surprised to hear that since 2010, Smartphone usage is up 394 percent, and tablet usage is up a whopping 1,721 percent as these platforms now combine to account for 60 percent of digital media time spent. This is a massive audience to miss out on if your website is not mobile phone or tablet responsive.
Indeed, people on average in the UK spend 66 hours per month browsing the internet on a mobile device and mobile and tablet internet usage outstripped desktop usage for the first time last year.
Contact me to get a free quote on how i can optimise your website to be mobile and tablet responsive.
I can assist amending your existing website to be mobile and tablet responsive using technologies such as media queries and Twitter Bootstrap.
07: Website Disability Accessibility.
For millions of people with sensory or mobility disabilities a poorly optimised website can severely affect their use of the internet.
If your business has a website, it should be accessible to disabled users. Indeed, there have been two cases where the RNIB filed law suits against companies whose websites were deemed to be discriminatory. See here for more details.
Currently most Web sites have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the Web.
Is your existing website tailored for accessibility for people with disabilities?. Can you answer these questions?...
Can people with disabilities perceive, understand, navigate and interact with your website correctly?.
If someone is using a screenreader to access your website, is it set-up correctly to allow them easy navigation throughout your website?.
Can a person with colour blindness view your website correctly?.
Can a person who can only use a keyboard due to their physical disability navigate your website easily?.
How about if someone is accessing your website from a car using a hands-free device (i.e: via speech or voice commands)?.
These are all potential customers who could be lost if your website is not easily accessible in these not-so-rare cases!.
I can help tweak your website to allow a smoother and easier experience for a user with disabilities or accessibility issues.
08: Agency Freelance Work.
Who wouldn't like additional pair of hands from time to time right?.
Are you an agency with multiple projects on-the-go and not enough staff to complete them all?. Or maybe a skillset is missing from your staff?.
I can work as a remote member of your team to complete projects and provide support when you need it most.
Having worked in design agencies for a number of years, you can be safe in the knowledge that any projects entrusted for me to work on will be dealt with as if I was a fully-fledged member of your team.
How I Work
Whether you are an individual, a startup or an existing small business the process for building a new website should always follow a set of procedures. Initially there needs to be a collaborative process between the designer (me) and the client (you). This ensures that when designing your website, I am building exactly the website you require and the site will meet your goals for it.
A website shouldn't just look pretty, it should serve a purpose, whatever that may be.
See more in-depth details about the web design processes I go through for each project I undertake.
My initial starting point with any new website is to fully understand your business and what your requirements for the website are, in as much detail as possible.....
Once the website targets, requirements and expectations have been determined, I will come up with a design for the site, whether that be a Photoshop PSD, using ideas suggested by the client in the previous meeting or by choosing a WordPress theme......
Build, Refine & Train
If the quote is accepted, I will proceed to complete the project in the timescale promised. I will continue to keep you updated during the project to ensure it is meeting your expectations....
Click on any of these images to see more details about the web design procedure and approach taken for each of these projects to ensure the results were what the clients required.
Because all web design projects are different in their requirements it's not possible to put a fixed price on any project. Each project will need to be quoted as it's own individual entity, but the table below gives an idea of my starting costs for any website design or amendment work.
I will quote projects individually based on: the complexity of the project, the timescale involved to complete the project (estimated number of work days) and any additional photography or copywriting work involved in the project. Any quoted prices will be established at the very beginning of the project. See my terms and conditions here for more details about how I quote for a project.
Custom Website Design: Wordpress CMS
Designing and building a website based on an existing WordPress theme.
Custom E-Commerce Website Design: Wordpress CMS
Designing and building a completely bespoke Wordpress E-Commerce website.
Amendments and additions to the content or structure of an existing WordPress website
Custom CMS Website Design
Designing and building a completely bespoke CMS website.
Single Page Website or Landing Page: Wordpress
Designing and building a single page Wordpress Website or landing page.
Designing a new company custom logo.