I work on all sorts of web design projects, from single pages to full WordPress and eCommerce websites. The first step is 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.
Custom design – Unless we jointly decide otherwise, I design every page from scratch based on your brief. I will never download a pre-made website template and pass it off as my own work.
Training offered as standard – If you have a WordPress website you’ll always be offered training on how to use and administrate it.
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.
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 make that happen. I’ll use all of this information to prepare a fixed quote, including details of any software and plugins I intend to use.
If the quote is acceptable I’ll go away and prepare an initial design 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, if you haven’t already. Only once you’re happy with the design work will you be asked to sign off so we can move on to the actual build.
I’ll turn the final design into a fully functioning website, including all of the features outlined in 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 before signing off the work. Once that has happened we take the site live.