Let me make you a website that doesn’t make you feel sad inside…
It’s 2017 – you need a website. Fact. A fact that is less sad than a lot of other stuff going on right now. You could use that web builder app that keeps popping up on your Facebook feed and knock up a website in an afternoon – but after the initial elation of how well you did – you’ll quickly sink into a sludgy sadness of realising you have something pretty generic and cheap looking that isn’t doing much for the venture you’ve torn so much hair out for. You need a website that does you justice! A website that is a custom fit for your business and its customers – and that will give you a warm happy glow inside.
I’ll work with you every step of the way, making sure I have a good idea of what you like and don’t like, and what you want your website to say about you. If you’re utterly clueless ‘ll guide you through those initial crunchy moments of not knowing where to start (you often have a much firmer idea than you realise). I’ll talk to you in plain english and always be open about what I think will or won’t work.
My process looks a little like this:
Time to Plan
Initially I’ll email you a questionnaire to get a fuller idea of what you want (and don’t want). Then I’ll be able to let you know how much your dream site will cost (this price won’t change unless what you need changes so no need to be scared of hidden costs). We’ll decide on a timeline together, and if we’re both pretty confident we know what you want we’ll move on to design. If you need more help with working out what would work for your business we can have a face to face planning meeting where we can figure things out together.
Design & Build
Depending on what you need, I can produce a few different designs so you can handpick your favourite look before I start tailoring and crafting the ideas into a final design. As soon as I’ve got a look you love – I’ll start building your site.
Fine Tune, Test & BLAST OFF!!
Once a first draft is complete, I include three opportunities to revise and adapt the copy and format of the site to make sure it’s a perfect fit. Once you’re happy I’ll test the site on all the various different servers and devices that are out there to make sure your site looks brilliant everywhere. Once you’ve given the final nod – we’ll set the site free, your business will ascend to heady heights and, basically, you’ll take over the world.
A ‘GOOD WEBSITE’ IS …
… one that gets your information across clearly, demands your audience’s attention, and make’s them want to find out more about your brand. To do this your content needs to be delivered in an aesthetically pleasing way and be easily accessible to all. All websites should:
have a simple and intuitive navigation system that allows a user to move around quickly and easily with no ‘dead-ends’
be mobile optimised and touch enabled for optimal performance on any portable device
have an easy to use Content Management System to enable you to edit all areas of the site and keep your content fresh
be search-engine friendly with optimised content so that the website ranks well in search results
I design and build user friendly, engaging and high-performance websites that are beautiful inside and out. From the back-end management of content, to the front-end aesthetic – I deliver a sophisticated and innovative user experience throughout.