Let’s get one thing straight. You need a website.
A website is today’s essential marketing tool, putting your business within easy reach of a world of potential customers. In this day and age, you’d be mad not to have one.
But I’m not here convince you that you need a website. I’m here to convince you that the best person to design yours is me! Let’s start with an overview of the web design services I provide:
If you’ve just read a load of jargon, allow me to summarise in one sentence:
I provide every service necessary to transform your current thoughts and ideas, however vague, into a beautiful, professional and highly considered website—a website that achieves your goals, exceeds your expectations and takes your business to the next level and beyond.
Jack of all trades and master of none? Far from it! I’m king of all trades and a master of integration—someone you can rely on to produce and promote your website, whatever your needs and requirements.
Need a website with strategic, goal-driven design?
It’s essential to build a website on firm foundations, so establishing your goals and customer needs from the outset is my top priority. What do you need your website to achieve? What are your customers looking for? The answers to these questions will impact considerably on the design of your website.
Need your website to look great?
If your website looks unprofessional, so does your business. You’ll therefore need a website that’s visually appealing and professional. I’ll integrate your website seamlessly with your existing brand, or design your identity from scratch to reflect your company values.
Need a website that’s easy to use and navigate?
Visuals alone are not enough—you need a website that’s easy to use. Remember, your visitors are searching for information, and will leave your website within seconds if they can’t find what they need. By considering the needs of your visitors at every stage of the design process I’ll ensure that once they arrive they find every reason to stay.
Need your website to be technically brilliant?
Your great looking, highly usable website will fall flat on its face unless it’s technically sound. Fortunately, my expertise in all-things-computer will ensure it is. With W3C compliant code and images, audio and video optimised for the web, your website will load quickly, accurately and consistently across all major web browsers.
Need your website to rank highly in Google?
A website with no visitors is all but useless. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) should therefore be among your top priorities. And if mention of keywords, link building, article marketing and social media leaves you baffled, don’t panic—I’ve got it covered. Sit back and relax while your website moves up the Google rankings.
Need your website to handle eCommerce & online payment?
It’s never been easier to start selling your products & services from your website, and once setup you could be earning in your sleep! Whether you need a simple web payment system or a fully-fledged, multi-functional shopping cart experience, get in touch and you could be selling in no time!
Need a blog or content management system?
It’s great to have control of your website and its content, and I can provide a blog or a content management system (CMS) to give you this control. A blog allows you to quickly and easily add ‘news’ content—keeping your website fresh and your customers informed. And a full-featured bespoke content management system gives you complete control of every aspect of your website—from text and images, to colours and layout.
Need a domain name, email address and web hosting?
If you’re unsure how to choose a domain name or you’d like one of those fancy yourdomain.com email addresses, I’m here to help. I’ll advise you on the best domain names for your business, transfer and manage existing domain names, setup your email accounts and web space and generally do all those technical things that you’d probably rather leave to someone else!
Need a social media campaign?
Everyone’s heard of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but few people recognise these fantastic ‘social’ platforms as equally effective business tools. Embracing these exciting new mediums not only extends your web presence and customer reach, but also attracts business opportunities that would be near impossible with traditional marketing. I can advise you on your options, developing and implementing a strategy to make the most of these and other versatile promotional tools.
Need a website with great photography?
A picture is worth a thousand words. Get your imagery right and your website will be a great success; get it wrong and potential customers will be leaving in their droves. I recognise that web design and photography go hand in hand, and offer professional photographic services to complement my core web design services. I shoot using the 21.1megapixel Canon 5D Mark II, professional L-grade Canon lenses, Giotto tripods and the top-of-the-range Canon Speedlite 580EX II flash gun for natural colours, skin tones and illumination.
Need a website with persuasive copywriting?
If you need the content of your website to pack as much punch as its design, or you just can’t face the thought of writing the copy yourself, I’m here to help. As you’ll see from this website, my style is informative and personable but always consumer focused—a style that’s proven to be highly effective.