Web Design & Development
Google friendly, mobile optimised websites custom designed and coded onto WordPress CMS
I work on all sorts of web design projects, from single pages to full WordPress websites. The first step is always to start with a discussion about what you do and what you need to achieve. We then work out a plan to get you there.
In all cases I provide a free initial consultation and a full written quotation, without obligation, so you always know where you stand.
Responsive web design
I produce only mobile friendly websites which respond to the device they’re being viewed on. Want to see what I’m talking about? Try resizing your browser window now, or open this website on your mobile phone.
WordPress website development
A good deal of the websites I build are driven by WordPress CMS, which means you can have a bespoke designed site with a login area allowing you to update your own content. WordPress is my specialism and I’ve used its flexible framework as a basis for all types of websites, from business blogs to online shops (using the WooCommerce plugin) and even a full CPD tracking web application.
Looking to sell online? I can help you to integrate a shopping cart, payment processing and all manner of other eCommerce functionality.
How I work – a typical new site build from start to finish.
1. Initial consultation
We’ll meet or talk on the phone about what your project entails. If you have a written brief I’ll look this over in detail with you. I’ll ask all sorts of questions about what you do, what you’re looking to achieve and how we can do that. I’ll use all of this information to prepare a fixed quote.
2. Design and refine
If the quote is acceptable I’ll go away and prepare a set of initial designs in Photoshop, which will be sent to you for feedback. I’ll use your comments to prepare further drafts until you’re completely happy with the look and feel. At this stage I’ll also need you to supply your content.
3. The build
I’ll turn the final design into a fully functioning website, including all of the features we agreed in the initial meeting and wrote into the quote. I’ll send you a link to view the site so that you can test it thoroughly and share it with colleagues. You’ll be asked to feed back any amendments.
4. Training and launch
We’ll meet so that I can give you training on how to add/edit content and carry out any necessary administration (like viewing shop orders for example). Once you’re happy that you know what you’re doing and that the site is as agreed, you’ll give me the go ahead to put it live.