I am a web designer and developer. I specialise in making taylor-made websites based on the needs of my clients in accessing the right online audience.
Although every project is different I do like to offer a clear and consistent process to ensure every client is clear on the level of service they will be receiving.
Requirements and Pricing – Initially I like to do a lot of listening to get a clear understanding of the task ahead and to be sure that I am providing the right service that the client wants. Once it is clear that we are on the same page then I can put together a quote and then we can decide if its right to move the project forward.
Research and Design – Once the project gets the all clear the next step is to do some serious research into the clients business, the competition and any other areas connected. This ensures I have the clearest picture of how to pitch the site to maximise its effectiveness. Once the background work is in place it is time to put some designs together so the client can begin to visualise how the site will look and feel on both desktop and mobile.
The Build – Once the design has been refined through rounds of feedback then its on with the build. Communication is key here to ensure the client is kept fully up to speed with pre-determined deadlines to ensure the timescales are in line with what the client wants and what is possible to ensure the site is at the level I expect.
Testing and Finishing Touches – Once the site is completed it will be rigorously tested on a range of browsers and devices to ensure everything is fully compatible and the site works as the client would expect it to.
Aftercare – As a minimum I offer one months aftercare inclusive on all projects to ensure any issues are dealt with swiftly and effectively. This can also include any relevant training on using elements such as content management systems so the client can use their new site to add fresh content and keep the current content up to date.
Cost will vary on the size and scale of the project, however, for a basic responsive website built using wordpress as a content management system you would be looking at around £500 as a complete price. This would have up to 5 pages of content and a number of interactive elements such as contact forms and slideshow galleries. As you begin to add additional functionality to the site (e-commerce or sites with logins and user areas) this will increase the project size and therefore the price. For a clearer picture just ask and I can provide a free quote.
I work with small-to-medium businesses and individuals who are looking for the unique skill set I can offer. I am also open to working as part of a larger team on bigger projects where my skills can compliment the rest of the team.
Whilst there is very little in web development that I cannot assist with, areas such as graphic design and app development are not something I currently offer as part of the business. I do, however, have links in many other areas of graphic and web/app development so if I am unable to offer the level of service I expect, I will know someone who can.