Web Design in Birmingham and Beyond
Need an experienced freelance web developer? Are you a new business that needs a website to promote your company?
You’ve probably arrived here because you need affordable web design, some local SEO strategy and a pinch of website marketing to propel your business forwards. I’d love to help you all the way with your business journey.
complete website support
Affordable web design and SEO.
complete web design process
From concept to completion
What happens once the web design is completed? Do you have any website care plans?
As part of my affordable website packages, I’ll support you all the way. Once your site has been designed, developed, built, tested and launched – I can provide:
Answers to common questions
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?
The majority of sites I create are WordPress theme customizations. Because it’s a theme you don’t need to pay for the development (this is done already). The end result is customised to your brand, works on mobile phones and tablet devices and looks like bespoke site.
Of course if you have the budget and want a complete bespoke site, then I can do this for you too.
I ALREADY HAVE A WEB DEVELOPER. CAN YOU WORK WITH THEM?
Yes. If you already have a website developer then I’m more than happy to provide just the design part. I can work closely with you and your developer and provide all the necessary web files. These are usually supplied as PSD files.
I DON'T LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM, BUT CAN WE STILL WORK TOGETHER?
Absolutely. Location is not important. Some of my clients are based all over the UK and it works fine! If you are based overseas then we can still work together as well.
WILL I HAVE TO DEVOTE A LOT OF TIME TO WORK ON MY WEBSITE?
Don’t worry, the process can be straight forward. Once I have all the information I need and we’ve agreed the cost, schedule etc. – we’re off. You do of course need to supply content and constructive feedback at certain points, so it’s definitely a case of teamwork. The hardest part is finding a designer to work with, and hopefully you have done that!
I’VE SEEN ADVERTS FOR WEBSITES COSTING £200-300. ARE THESE ANY GOOD?
Website design can be seen as a basic commodity sometimes. And the rule of thumb with anything is that you get what you pay for. Many web designers that offer lower priced sites may seem like good value but you need to ask yourself – why are they priced so low?
The fact is that they will use a basic off-the shelf template and offer little creative input. The site will end up looking like a hundred other sites and a year down the line you will probably want to change it. There will be little SEO input and poor marketing expertise to advise you on how best to promote yourself and your services. There is also a possibility that your new site won’t be responsive, which means it won’t resize for tablet devices and mobile phones.
So think carefully before parting with your money. Employing a good designer can save you time and money in the long run.
WHAT IS SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)?
Site engine optimization can help increase your audience size across the web. Increase the conversion ratio of audience to user, and change users into customers. It’s about making sure that customers can find your information as easily as possible. Therfore letting that information guide a user towards becoming a customer.
I offer an optional add-on where I’ll find the best keyword phrase(s) for your business to be added to your website. This will provide you with a good start to getting good search engine rankings on Google and Bing. Ultimately to drive more traffic to your way.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS?
WordPress is a piece of web software that can be used to create a beautiful website or blog. This software is free and used all over the world by thousands of users and designers.
WordPress is very adaptable and can be used to create a site for small businesses, e-commerce companies and even scale up for bigger corporations.
Adding a logo, customising colours, uploading images or video, and adding text is a complete dream. Best of all you get to control your website when you want to.
WHAT IS A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)?
A content management system (CMS) is a piece of tech that allows you the user to alter your website whenever you want to. A CMS is included in WordPress as standard. You can simply add text, images and video at the click of a few buttons.
A CMS is really the best tool for customers and web designers as it makes life so much easier.