Developing A Website For Your Small Business
Your website is the heart and soul of your company. It projects your voice, USP and colour palette. Consider it an online shopfront that reflects your services, just like it would on the high street. It doesn’t matter whether you are a web design company, accountant or gardener – your page will be the first port of call for most customers.
Unique, Creative Designs
I build custom websites from a blank slate. That means you’re not limited to the constraints set by web design software. Elements can be moved, resized, recoloured, warped, and moved again. It all begins with a PSD mockup which we will critique and revise together. Once you’re happy with the look, I will develop it into a unique, purpose-built website with modern HTML5 markup. It’ll be yours and yours only.
There is no one-size-fits-all policy on how websites should look; they begin and end with the client in mind. That’s you. I provide web development in Norwich for local clients, and work remotely for those further afield. If you are local we can arrange meetings in the city, if not we can check in by Skype screen-sharing. Either way, the project will follow your needs, budget and deadline.
SEO Friendly Markup
SEO underpins a website’s success. I take every measure to ensure your site is equipped for healthy Google rankings. That means clean, semantic code, minified scrips, structured data, fast site speed and image optimisation. If you need me to be at arm’s reach after your site has launched, that can be arranged as well. SEO is a massive part of web development, which is why I have a dedicated service here.
Off The Shelf Themes
Prebuilt themes can be an affordable and convenient way to built a professional website. While some clients enjoy the freedom of a bespoke page, others have their hearts set on something they’ve seen online. You are welcome to approach me with existing templates or shop-bought themes. I will modify these as needed and ensure you have what you need to get up and running.
While some are happy to leave web pages in the developer’s hands, you may like to get things done yourself – whether small updates or seasonal colour changes. I build CMS websites for those who need to make their own updates, with unique themes tailored to the client.
More so, I will make sure you are left with detailed instructions and support for making your way with your content management. With aftercare, I will be happy to make changes to anything you cannot amend yourself. Read more about WordPress development here.
Responsive Website Design
Your site will be mobile friendly. In the wake of smart phones and tablets, the websites you’d see ten years ago have become obsolete. They are rigid, with awkward layouts that force mobile users to pinch the screen, squinting as they find a link or image.
Not only will your site be built for desktop users, it will scale gracefully for smart phones, iPads and everything in between. That doesn’t just mean stacking columns. Everything from font legibility to image downgrading, touch usability and site speed will be considered.
Domain and Web Hosting Support
When you want to run a website for your business, choosing a host and registrar can be tricky. If you need me to make recommendations and configure the right settings, I will do this. I will also work with your existing services so nothing interferes with what you’re used to.
Online Aftercare and Content Strategy
Understandably, web design for small businesses can be daunting. Working closely with my clients, I can gauge how much support you will need at project’s end. You won’t be left at the deep end when the website is launched. I will provide help, CMS tips and documents to aid whatever questions you might have about the murky world of websites. After all, it’s in my best interests that the websites I build set a good example.
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