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Professional Websites

Bespoke Web Design For Small Businesses

Pro­fes­sional web design adds value that stand­ardised solu­tions just can’t provide. Advanced fea­tures and bespoke user exper­i­ences boost sales and com­pet­it­iveness, leading to faster growth.

Still, such custom work does require time and skill to analyse, design and implement. So Simple Sites aim to help small busi­nesses on limited budgets. When those aren’t enough – or even if you just aren’t sure – get in touch to discuss your goals.

Why Professional Website Design?

Exper­ience matters when assessing advanced website pro­jects. There may be several solu­tions, some using common (or uncommon) com­ponents, whilst others may need to be designed and built from scratch. The details of your goals and cir­cum­stances will affect which of these will be most suitable.

Some­times, it’s pretty obvious that you need more than a basic solution. Common pro­fes­sional web design require­ments include:

  • Bespoke Web Design — mem­orable branding and pol­ished design helps your company stand out
  • Word­Press devel­opment — Word­Press is so flexible that most CMS pro­jects use it.
  • Advanced eco­m­merce — including large cata­logues or fea­tures like drop­shipping or print-on-demand
  • Mem­bership sites — from members-only content to forums and multi-level mem­ber­ships
  • Bespoke web devel­opment — some pro­jects need coding from the ground up

Pro­fes­sional web design and devel­opment isn’t just about graphic design and coding, either. It’s about avoiding mis­takes like these and these. In business, mis­takes lose sales. Those lost sales can easily cost you far more than engaging an exper­i­enced, pro­fes­sional web designer.

Investing In Success

Unlike a per­sonal website, your business website must compete in the 24/7/365 mar­keting race. It’s both a vehicle and a sales team. The chassis, engine, fine-tuning and training all make a dif­ference to per­formance, so your leading com­pet­itors invest heavily in those.

Sure, a standard run­about will get you on the track – and around it, if you know how to drive. It won’t give you the best chance of winning though, and under­in­vestment or cutting corners both increase the risks of failure.

So, if you want a better chance of winning, do you spend ages drawing up a detailed blue­print for a new vehicle yourself and hope a local garage can build it? Or engage an exper­i­enced pro­fes­sional to analyse your goals and develop a better plan?

Pricing & Planning Professional Websites

Since 2005, my goal has been to help small busi­nesses. So let’s discuss your goals, and if it seems like you only need a simple site, that’s what I’ll recommend.

For more complex pro­fes­sional web­sites, I’ll offer a paid “Dis­covery” phase to allow for proper ana­lysis before you commit to the whole project. For pro­jects that seem likely to cost under £3k, this is optional and costs just £300. More complex pro­jects will need more research.

If you then decide to go ahead with the project, the cost of Dis­covery reduces the project price – so it is effect­ively free. That way, you get lower risk and a better solution, and I get a happier client.

Do you need pro­fes­sional web design?

Tell me your goals!