Website Design Cardiff / Newport / Bristol
Small Business Web Design In South Wales & the South West
Small business website design and development is very different from building personal sites. That’s because business websites need to compete.
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 engines.
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:
- Affordable Small Business Websites from £599
- 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 helping UK firms grow online since 1997, and set up Netcentrics.co.uk in 2005 to provide better support for startups and small firms. So that extensive experience means I can provide a wide range of affordable services and unbiased expert advice.
Being based in Newport lets me offer Cardff web design services and Bristol web design, as well as supporting firms in Newport. Still, I help small businesses outside South Wales and the South West, too. Website design, web development and digital marketing are usually done remotely anyway. So with video meetings now the norm, that’s simpler than ever.
Amazing, professional service and speedy communications. Very impressed and highly recommended. — Barbara H. Web Design:
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 — information brochures, managed marketing 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.
Peter’s expertise is exactly what I needed. When I have ideas Pete makes them work. I could not run my website without him. — Sue B‑E. Web Design:
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Professional Web Design & WordPress Development
Whilst looks aren’t everything, they do matter. Professional design builds trust, which boosts sales.
Design templates can work well, but they may not be a perfect fit for 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-based theme be ideal for a farm vet. These mismatched details lose sales. So bespoke web design pays for itself.
Similarly, sometimes you need advanced features. 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!
These can be so variable that analysing your goals and recommending solutions takes time. In fact, many firms end up building the wrong solutions. They request quotes on detailed specifications, without actually researching existing solutions or best practices.
Meanwhile, Websites generate lots of stats. So experienced designers spend years analysing them to learn what really works, and what doesn’t. It often isn’t what you’d expect. DIY tools and inexperienced designers can’t teach you that.
Safer Website Planning & Pricing
Relying on luck, instinct and hearsay puts your business at risk. So I offer a risk-reducing advance consultation for professional web design projects. Here’s how that works:
- Call me — or book a free call back. If you only need a simple site, I’ll be happy to confirm that.
- Otherwise, I’ll offer an optional “Discovery” phase to investigate your goals in more detail.
- If you decide to proceed, the Discovery fee reduces the project price. So it’s effectively free.
Website projects also often prompt extra ideas during development. That’s fine, but retro-fitting features that were overlooked further into the development cycle is inefficient and costly. So this process offers either a more reliable estimate, or a fixed-price quote based on a fixed scope of work and schedule. This means you get better plans, lower risk and a lower implementation cost, and I get a happier client.
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.
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. Web Design:
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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 months of development time and many thousands of pounds.
So that’s what I offer — unbiased advice about your options, plus bespoke web development if you do need it.
Building something very specific or unusual?
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.
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