Basic Static Websites
Simple Small Business Websites
No time to edit your site? Looking for simple cheap website design for your small business? Then you may need a basic website. These simple websites are called “static” sites to distinguish them from “dynamic” websites that can be edited without coding.
Whilst professional design or affordable website packages are more flexible for most startups and small businesses, not everyone needs the power and flexibility they offer. Learning to use a Content Management System (CMS) to get some basic website content online can seem like a hassle, too — even if its’ as simple as the one offered by my budget web design packages.
So if your business doesn’t change much, and you aren’t relying on search engines for website traffic, you may prefer a basic “static” website. Whilst not as flexible or powerful as my other solutions, I can offer basic websites from just £600.
Static vs Dynamic Websites — Why Choose Static Sites?
Customers and search engines prefer sites that are updated regularly. So editable dynamic sites let you do simple text and image changes in-house — if you have the time and inclination. Many small business owners are just too busy for that.
If you’d like me to do those updates for you, your site won’t need a CMS. So static websites can be simpler, faster and more secure than dynamic sites, because there’s no complex server-side processing and no logins to protect.
What Can Basic Websites Do?
Static sites tend to be “brochure” websites, as they can’t easily support frequently-changing features like blogs or full ecommerce. Even so, if built professionally, they can still adapt to multiple screen sizes (aka “responsive web design”). So they can still present your offers and information effectively.
Even basic websites can support things like buttons, interactive maps and videos. Basic doesn’t have to mean boring. Crucially, they can also support enquiry forms and let visitors download resources like PDFs. So basic sites can help you gather leads, too.
The Basic Website Package
- Up to 4 pages1
- Hosting from £60/mo.3
- SSL security
- Lead Capture/Contact form
- Mobile-friendly “responsive” design
- Basic SEO features
- Basic legal compliance help
- Stock images
- Optional support & email from £15/mo.
- Basic online payment options from £10/mo.
1 Extra pages from £150
2 .com/.org/.co.uk (optional)
3 12 months min. term
Most basic websites have Home, About and Contact pages, plus one page for each of the main products or services you offer. So to keep things simple, the basic package covers up to four inital pages. If you need more — or fewer — pages, we can adjust that as needed.