Website Design

A website that works as hard as you do

My ethos for website design is building a website that is beautiful and functional. Having a website that looks good is excellent. What’s even better is a website that looks good, is easy to use for you and your customers and gives your customers all the information they need in one place.

I create bespoke websites that are designed to the exact specifications of your company. No cookie cutter sites here.

My Process

Introduction
& Planning

The first step to website design is an initial meeting between us. We talk about everything you want to achieve with the website and what it needs to do.

Also, you give me all your brand guidelines. Need brand guidelines?

Research
& Structure

The next phase is looking at your website structure and researching the best layout for your content. I work on making the experience as seamless as possible.

The
Build

Based on the work we’ve done, we then create a website based on your requirements.

It also includes testing and edits, so it ends up to precisely what you need.

Data & Content Input

If there was any missing data or content from the initial phases, this is when it is all inputted to the new website.

Live &
Training

The exciting time. We put your website live, and I give you access to my online training modules so you can learn how to update your new website.

I sort out all hosting and backend changes, so it’s easy to put live.

It Only Takes Eight Weeks

Website design typically takes around eight weeks, from planning to putting it live.

Plus, I build the website on my servers, so your current site is never offline.

The Cost

£1500

Included in the package

  • Responsive website
  • On-brand design
  • Structural SEO
  • Standard page templates
  • Blog templates

Add-ons

Membership Site
A website where members can log in and access exclusive parts of the site.

£800

Custom Development
Anything is possible, so if you have something specific in mind, let me know and I will create it for you.

Why Me?

Website design can be a tricky business, and you could end up with something that you love, or something that isn’t right for your business. I’ve been designing websites for over eight years from small to in a team at larger companies.

I work with you to ensure that you love what you get, rather than show you something at the end that you don’t like. By doing this, we can ensure that everything is correct and custom for your business.
You can see all my website designs here

I have worked with many website developers and Lydia is by far the best.

Lydia is very professional and she sticks to her deadline. Great communication, great value for money and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. My website is amazing and I’m really glad I found Lydia. 10 out of 10.

 

Paulo Benefito – amore bakery

Hosting

Platinum

£70 per month

The platinum hosting is the best for larger sites who expect a lot of traffic, who are looking to grow. It’s limitless, it’s fast and continuously monitored.
You also get a staging area, so you can view any substantial edits you make before pushing them straight to the live site. No errors, no downtime.
SSL certificates, which improve your ranking, are included in the platinum package, so no extra fees.
Plus, there is a built-in content-delivery network, to increase your page speed, ranking you higher with Google, which usually costs £30 per month.

Regular

£15 per month

My regular package is a much more basic hosting package. It’s great for start-ups and people taking their first steps towards a new website.
It isn’t a managed service, so only urgent issues are included.

Emails

£5 per 5 emails addresses per month

I host your emails on my server so that any issues that occur I can help deal with directly.

Frequently Asked Question

Can I manage my content?

Yes! A crucial part of what I do is provide you with a website that you can manage yourself so that your business can grow. I build all my websites on WordPress, one of the best content management systems out there.

If you are looking for on-going support, I can help with that too. We can talk through your requirements and come up with a plan that suits your business.

What are the payment plans?

Yes, I have two ways to pay.

  1. Over 12 months: I take the payments over 12 months. There is an extra 10% surcharge for bank fees.
  2. Three instalments during the project.
    1. 10% before the project starts to book my time.
    2. 50% after the initial build.
    3. 40% when the website goes live.

What system do you use?

I use WordPress. There are quite a few reasons for this, but the main one is ease of use and the flexibility to create whatever you need, which isn’t always possible on other systems, without a high cost.

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