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Professional Web Design

WordPress Development & More

Professional web design can mean many things. These days, it often means bespoke WordPress devel­opment, but that’s not all. So let’s clarify that first.

Here, pro­fes­sional web design means going beyond my Simple Site packages. Those tem­plated, entry-level sites help budget-con­scious startups cover common require­ments: inform­a­tional bro­chure sites, expandable mar­keting sites, and basic e‑commerce.

Whilst they are built to pro­fes­sional web design standards (i.e. mobile-friendly, search-friendly and secure), going further achieves more.

Excellent and pro­fes­sional work from beginning to end. Pete was open to ideas and able to make sug­ges­tions on how to develop my site. — Lisa P. Web Design: (5/5)

Why Professional Website Design?

Sticking to the basics isn’t the best way to compete. It just makes you easier for com­pet­itors to beat. So you need to invest in a site that per­forms well.

That means getting vis­itors and con­verting them to cus­tomers. So bespoke design can boost sales by appealing more to your spe­cific target audience.

Then you may just want fea­tures or systems those packages don’t include. You may even need custom coding, aka “web devel­opment”. So pro­fes­sional website solu­tions can cover any or all of the following:

These all vary too much to list as simple packages. So they need detailed dis­cussion before a real­istic estimate can be provided. Why?

Because there may be several solu­tions, ranging from those using existing com­ponents and frame­works, to those that must be designed and built from scratch. Your goals and cir­cum­stances will affect which of these will be most suitable.

So whatever you need, the best way to start is to have a chat with someone who under­stands not just one, but all of these systems.

Why Choose Netcentrics.co.uk?

Similarly, just having a pro­fes­sional website isn’t a mar­keting strategy. It’s the vehicle for one. You’ll still need to drive it well.

Web designers often expect you to figure that out on your own. That often leads to expensive mis­takes that I’d rather help you avoid. Years of exper­ience and a wide range of digital mar­keting ser­vices let me offer that.

Can’t recommend him highly enough. He was extremely pro­fes­sional, laid out exactly what we needed to do and his role within that, setting expect­a­tions all round very clearly, and working within our budgetary con­straints to set clear bound­aries. He was extremely prompt and punctual in his responses and work. He was also extremely patient with his recom­mend­a­tions and explan­a­tions, which were clear and simple to follow. Excellent value for us as a charity. We’re very grateful to him — he was a real pleasure to work with. — Emma C. Bespoke Web Development: (5/5)

Pricing & Planning Professional Websites

Still, pro­fes­sional website design pro­jects can get quite large and complex. I’ve been helping busi­nesses grow online since 1997, and focusing on small busi­nesses since 2005. So I offer a free initial con­sultation that you’re sure to find valuable.

After that free con­sultation, I often recommend a paid Discovery phase. That’s treated as a sep­arate project, before you commit to the whole thing. It lets us assess the details of the project in depth, to work out a real­istic solution, estimate and schedule.

If you then decide to go ahead, the cost of the Discovery phase then reduces the estimate for com­pleting the project. It’s like engaging an architect before com­mitting to building a house.

Doesn’t that sound like a sensible approach?

Do you want a website that means business?

Let’s talk!