Website Design Cardiff / Newport / Bristol
Small Business Web Design Services
Business web design and development is very different from building personal sites. A business website is your primary marketing vehicle in the non-stop off-road race for sales.
So you need to invest in a site that performs well on mobile and desktop browsers, with plenty of SEO features built in. Otherwise, looking pretty is pretty useless at the bottom of the search engine rankings.
Likewise, the needs of startups and sole traders differ from those of more established firms. So, I provide a wide range of web design and development solutions:
- Simple Small Business Websites from £750
- Professional Web Design and WordPress Development from £2.5k
- Bespoke Web Development from £10k
Why Choose Netcentrics.co.uk for Cardiff Web Design?
I’ve been doing this since 1997, and set up Netcentrics.co.uk in 2005 to provide better support for startups and firms with under 50 employees. That extensive experience lets me provide a wide range of affordable services and unbiased expert advice.
Being based in Newport lets me offer Cardff web design services as well as supporting firms in Newport and Bristol. Website design, web development and digital marketing are all usually done remotely anyway, so I still help firms across the UK, but tend to focus more on South Wales and the Southwest. With video meetings now the norm, that’s simpler than ever.
Simple Small Business Websites
Small startups and sole traders often need fairly basic websites on a tight budget. However, many then waste money buying on price and appearance alone. That’s how you end up with poor search rankings, poor sales and disappearing designers.
Still, three basic requirements define most startup sites — static display, editable content and ecommerce. So I’ve created three affordable web design packages to cover these. However, these packages focus on providing the business-critical details that cheap web designers often skip to cut costs whilst keeping you focused on the shiny stuff.
Business-critical details like what? Like on-site SEO, security, mobile-friendly “responsive” web design and site stats setup. Because prioritising performance reduces risk.
Professional Web Design & WordPress Development
Whilst looks aren’t everything, they do matter. If the performance features noted above are in place, professional design builds trust, which boosts sales.
Still, while generic templates can work if budget is tight, they carry a hidden opportunity cost in the form of lost sales. To avoid this, visuals need to be designed to appeal to your target audience. For instance, a general builder’s website template won’t maximise sales if you target country house owners. Nor will a pet vet theme be ideal if your best customers are farmers.
So bespoke web design pays for itself.
Similarly, sometimes you need features beyond the basics. Again, these can be so variable that analysing your goals and recommending solutions takes time.
Still, with the right systems in place, common requirements can often be addressed by installing, configuring and styling plug-ins. That tends to be far faster and more cost-effective than coding from scratch. So it is usually best to explore these options first.
The range of sites possible through professional web design is almost unlimited, including:
- Ecommerce — including drop-shipping, print-on-demand, virtual goods, affiliate systems, auctions, real estate etc.
- Membership sites — members-only content, forums, social networks and so on
- Booking Systems — appointments, events, webinars, courses and more
- Business Apps — helpdesks, CRMs, project management, invoicing, marketing and other internal automations
- Learning Management Systems
- Surveys & Polls
- … and more. There really are too many options to list!
WordPress is the most flexible and popular of all such systems. So WordPress development spans this broad space in which professional website design and web development meet.
Approaching Pete to set up a new website was the best move I have made. We wanted a system that was easy to navigate and look good when customers shop online. Pete made the whole process simple and dealing with him was a great pleasure. He can’t do enough to help and solve any problem that may arise. I would highly recommend Pete for his experience and knowledge and total dedication to see the project through to final conclusion. — Steve H. Ecommerce Website Design:
Bespoke Web Development
Sometimes, the systems you need are so specific or unusual that they need to be designed and coded from scratch. These days, common frameworks exist to help, but they are more like programming tools than plug-n-play components.
Similarly, you may need to maintain, troubleshoot, develop or replace legacy systems built before such frameworks became commonplace – or on outdated frameworks. These tasks require programming skills that many web designers simply don’t develop.
That’s when you need bespoke web development. It can build almost any system you can imagine, given enough time and resources.
The catch is that a specialist web developer will sell you bespoke web development even if more cost-effective solutions already exist. So unbiased advice from a web developer who also offers those other solutions could save you thousands. Many thousands.
That’s what I offer. That, and bespoke web development if you do really need it, of course.
DogLost is the UK’s largest community of pet owners and rescuers. Other developers have struggled to meet our needs, but since Peter rebuilt our site and support systems we have gone from strength to strength, winning major awards including the 2013 Innovation Award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. We couldn’t have done that without him. — Jayne H. Bespoke Web Development:
Start Your Website Project Today
Do you have a great idea for a website that could benefit from some professional guidance? Do you need a professional web designer and/or web developer? I have over a decade of experience in web design, development and digital marketing consultation. So, I can offer a wider, yet more coherent, range of web design and development services than many larger agencies. Click on the links to learn more — or check out my site support and online marketing services.