Every website is unique and requires a different approach but there are some elements which can benefit all websites and for that reason, the following items marked with a green tick are included as standard in all my websites, the items marked with a red tick are available at an additional cost which I would be happy to discuss with you.
I don't display set pricing as every client and their requirements are different. As a guide however, a standard 5 page website with 2 posts, all categories and tags set up and all of the above green standard included elements with no additional theme customisation would cost approximately £650.
Like most things in life, looks aren’t everything and this is equally true in web design. Of course you want your site to have style and look good but if the usability is poor then users won’t stick around and certainly won’t be back for a second date!
There is a list of ingredients that work really well to create a great website for your business and these include marketing principles, customer/target user insight, technology, a bit of science and then of course, good design.
The clients who get the best results are the ones that trust me to work with these ingredients to produce a website that works for their business. My experience and expertise is available to help you achieve your goals and all my suggestions and designs are carefully thought through and solution focused.
It is important for me to work closely with you throughout the initial design process to understand the objectives and personality of your business as well as your target users and future plans. This ensures a website that is harmony with your brand, delivers on your targets and has the flexibility to grow with the business.
Coding and CMS Platforms
Code is fundamentally important to the success of your website, if it is not put together well then your website won’t function as well as it should. It is also one of the hardest things to understand so can make choosing a web designer a bit like searching in the dark.
Many people will say, particularly agencies, that to get the very best code, your website should be written from scratch and CMS platform themes avoided. Whilst there is no doubt there are advantages to custom coded websites, the benefit will rarely outweigh the cost of such sites to the typical small and medium sized businesses.
Themes on CMS platforms such as WordPress can deliver fantastic results provided good quality themes are used, you can then be sure current coding practices have been followed and clean code will be used on your site.
I only use WordPress because I believe it delivers the best results; there is a reason it is the world’s leading CMS platform. It is still just a tool however, and like any tool, it is only as good as the person using it.