If your project is dead simple - e.g. "I'm after a 3 page site with some text, some pics and a contact form" we can quote you happy right away. If your project is a bit more complex and involves things like intricate shipping configurations in ecommerce and the addition of 987 products in 265 colourways, we will probably need to have a bit more of a chat. Check out our pricing page for full details.
Times vary based on what is going into the website, but a basic website would take about 4-6 weeks to complete. You should probably allow a minimum of 4 weeks from the start of your project to produce a launch ready website.
Some projects will take longer, but if you have a deadline to meet, we'll work together to make sure everything happens when you need it to.
If your website requirements are quite simple - maybe you only need a couple of pages, please ask us and we may be able to turn your project around within 1-2 weeks.
A lot of clients come to us and say that they have bought a domain name, what now?
It’s a good start but you also need a place for your website to be housed, this is called hosting. We can help you set all of this up and offer competitive hosting prices.
Not all hosting is created equal - what you will need depends on factors like the amount of traffic you will have to your site, but we can advise you on all this (and set it up for you).
Yes! If you want to!
We build all of our websites in WordPress, a very powerful CMS (Content Management System) which will allow you to manage and update the website yourself. You'll be able to update images, add in new pages and make text changes.
For most clients, WordPress is a fantastic platform that's flexible, easy to use and maintain. With several years of WordPress experience, I've found it to be an ideal fit for many different types of website and business.
Google likes WordPress websites because the WordPress behind-the-scenes code forces the site to be neat and tidy, without broken internal links, and with a spider-friendly structure that makes it easy for them to crawl the site.
You should think of your website as a long-term investment rather than a one-off purchase. Just like your smartphone or your computer, websites need to be updated, they are no longer a “set and forget” part of your business.
Your website needs regular maintenance to ensure it is performing at it's best. Keeping the website software and plugins up to date will ensure that your site always works and is looking great. We've all come across sites which have broken links or out-of-date information, and it really doesn't give out a great image of the company.
Uploading new images and adding new relevant content keeps the site looking fresh and interesting and gives your visitors a reason to come back. Adding content is one of the best ways of keeping your website at the top end of Google's rankings.
Worry-free care plans
Maintaining a WordPress website can be a tedious and overwhelming task. It takes you away from what you should be doing, which is running your business. It's a full-time job to keep abreast of all the trends and developments, which is why we offer to take care of your website, making sure it's kept secure, stable and healthy for you so that you can focus on growing your business.
There are a couple of things you should be aware of. You should see your website as a living, breathing thing which does require a little maintenance and upkeep.
There is monthly hosting charge to consider which you can set up yourself or we can set up on your behalf if you prefer, this is normally no more than £15 per month.
Also, WordPress (the platform that your site is built on) usually rolls out major updates twice a year, and although minor, updates are needed. There are also updates for themes and plugins (these are the little pieces of functionality which power your site) which are less predictable. Your website will need monthly back ups and benefit from stringent security monitoring. We can teach you the basics of digital housekeeping or maintain these for you on a monthly plan.
Of course you can, this is called eCommerce just let us know what you need.
We don't do this as standard but we can include this service as part of our quotation. Read our copywriting section for a little more info.