OK - annoying I know, but we can't actually provide you with that ball-park figure you'd love to know right here, right now.
The cost of websites vary depending on many things, such as how many pages there will be, if you use it to sell products and a whole host of other factors.
However, we want to make this really easy for you, so if you contact us via our contact page, we will send you a quick and easy online form to fill in with a few details, from which we will send you back a quotation.
We promise not to contact you again in any way regarding this quotation unless you contact us wanting to know more. We really don't like it when people hassle us to make a decision and this is not the way we like to run our business.
However, DO try to consider the investment you are making in the future of your business when you are thinking of the cost. A well-designed website, by someone who has spent some time getting to know your business and what it needs, will pay dividends and you will soon see a return on your investment.
Remember few businesses can even function properly in today's world without one and you cannot be taken seriously if you don't have a serious-looking website!
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.
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.
Yes! If you want to!
We build all of our websites in WordPress (WordPress is the most powerful online website creation tool and content management systems in existence today and powers over 25% of websites on the internet). A Content Management System is a online tool which allows the client to manage and update the website themselves. The CMS allows you 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.
It is also worth noting (techie bit coming up here) that 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.