The best website designer is actually your copywriter. This is particularly true if your copywriter is also your SEO specialist. When you understand the SEO requirements of a website and the copy and branding needs of various pages, you’re capable of crafting a design that doesn’t just look great. It also creates a seamless user experience and is effectively optimised to give the site the best possible chance of ranking.
There’s no need to shoehorn more copy than the designer anticipated into a design that wasn’t created to display that much information. This always results in a horrible squashed appearance. Nobody wants that. You need a well-spaced design incorporating plenty of interest and negative space around the required copy.
When designed well, you shouldn’t notice how much text there is. It all just flows.
The best website design comes from the mind of the writer who created the concept behind your website and the story behind your brand.
Technically speaking, you are hiring a separate website developer; it just so happens he works for me 😉. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients on their websites, and they all have a desire for ease. Yes, they want a great-looking website that ranks and makes them lots of money. But they also want to process of getting one to be as simple and stress-free as possible. When hiring a website copywriter, a separate website designer, and a separate-again website developer (because design and development are not the same), everything tends to get messy. At best, you have three people, each with their own creative vision and no unifying factor to bring all three together with clarity. That unifying factor, by default, becomes YOU.
And that’s a headache you really don’t want.
At worst, you’ll find the various parties involved clash. Even while maintaining professional collaboration, if you have a designer who wants something done one way, and an SEO expert telling them it needs to be done a different way, while a developer insists it’s better to do it a third way, someone has to decide which option to go with.
You guessed it that someone is YOU. And you don’t want that headache either. Because it won’t be one decision. It will be a million micro-decisions.
When you have a single person writing, optimising and designing a site, working with a developer to make their vision a reality, you find everything flows a lot easier. My web wizard understands all the SEO implications of my copy and designs and doesn’t change them. Not only that, he’s exceptionally good at building a site that effectively meets the demands of the search engine gods in terms of content, design, and structure.
In other words, getting it all done by a dynamic duo who fully comprehend a site’s branding, content, SEO, design, UX, and development needs will result in a better site. A site capable of ranking. One that is user-friendly, on-brand, and gives you the solid foundation you need to build success.
Of course. I completely understand how tough it is to work a new website into your budget – especially if you’re just starting out. I offer 12-month payment plans for anyone taking advantage of my website design and development services. You can pay with the usual 50% deposit and settle the balance before the new site goes live. Or you can split the full cost of the website over a 12-month plan – whichever works best for you.
Nope, not at all. It’s just a straightforward splitting of the cost between twelve equal payments.
We build all our websites on WordPress, as we have found this to be the most efficient and user-friendly system. It’s incredibly versatile, thanks to the variety of available plugins, meaning whatever functionality you need, we can create. It also fully integrates with other systems that businesses commonly need to use, like CRMs, Sage or Xero, and payment systems such as PayPal and Stripe.
Your website will be fully designed with any graphic elements required created by our graphic designer. We include fully licensed, premium, royalty-free stock imagery with all our designs. If you would like bespoke brand photos, you can either arrange for these yourself and provide them to us, or we can arrange them for you for an extra fee.
Video is the most powerful form of content going. We’re happy to include stock videos on your site wherever possible, and highly recommend you create additional videos like introductions and explainer videos. We can provide scripts for these as part of your package and advise on how best to film them, or we can arrange a videographer to film them with you for an extra fee.
Absolutely not! We like to be completely transparent; what you see is what you get. The cost of your website includes the license needed for the WordPress builder we use and all the copy, design, and development costs.
You would only incur additional costs if you add extra functionality or take advantage of additional content creation, such as bespoke photography or videography. Likewise, if any extras you ask for mean paying for premium plugins, these would also need paying for. However, without your prior approval, we will never do any work that incurs additional charges. If you ask for something that isn’t already covered by your package, we’ll let you know, give you a clear cost, and only begin work once you’ve agreed to the extra expense.
No, we don’t include this as standard as many businesses don’t need it. If you already have a domain name and an existing website, you can continue using your current domain and hosting unless you want to change it. We can advise you on both domain and hosting, and if you would like us to purchase your domain and host the site for you, we can do so for an annual fee.
When you place your order, we will put you in the next available slot on the schedule and notify you of the timescale. However, it typically takes eight weeks to complete a website build. We may be able to complete the site faster than this. Likewise, during busy periods it may be longer; it will depend on the current schedule. Please assume an 8-week build time and check with us before purchase if the timing is a factor. It’s also essential to remember that turnaround time hinges on how quickly things are turnaround on your end. Eight weeks assumes you can provide the necessary information, files, etc. promptly and are responsive to our communication with you. Delays on your end will inevitably lead to delays in the total turnaround time for the project. We will always try and make up lost time, but it’s not always possible.