my services

usability

A well designed website should not make you think - it should be easy to navigate and users should be able to find the information they are looking for in an instance.

By sticking to established conventions I try to ensure the best possible user experience for all visitors to a website. I recommend the book Don't Make Me Think! by Steve Krug to anyone interested in finding out more about website usability.

SEO (search engine optimisation)

It doesn't matter how good a website looks if no one ever finds it. Search engine optimisation is crucial to the success of a website and therefore it should be integral to the design of the site rather than an after thought. Working to accepted and trusted organic SEO methods I ensure sites perform well in all major search engines without employing unethical methods.

I continue to follow and monitor the performance of sites in search engines and if needed advise on how performance can be further improved.

browser testing

To ensure every single website I produce displays correctly I test them in multiple Mac & PC browsers, inclduding Chrome, Internet Explorer (versions 7 and above), and Safari. In addition, I also check sites on mobile devices including the iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones.

blogs

I personally use wordpress for a number of my own websites, including www.macsessed.com, and can provide custom themes for your wordpress based blog.

images & graphics

Images can really add to the visual appeal of a website, by using online libraries such as iStock Photo and Fotolia I am able to source high quality photographs and graphics without having to worry about copyright issues.

content

Although content writing isn't a service I provide, I can put you in contact with a couple of excellent UK based writers.

hosting & domain names

I have found Heart Internet to be one of the most reliable and affordable providers of hosting and domain name packages - they provide the hosting for most of my personal websites.

pricing

No two web design projects are ever the same and pricing can be dependent on many factors including the following:

  • features required - blog, contact forms etc
  • is the project a redesign of an existing site or a completely new site
  • will any images be provided or will they have to be sourced
  • how many pages will be required

However, as an example, a typical 4-6 page brochure style website starts from £500.

Please contact me with as much information as possible and I will be happy to provide a quote specific to your requirements.