What I do
I design websites,
then I build them
I run a professional web design business based in Loughborough, Leicestershire. But maybe you live in Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, New York, Sydney or Siberia? I am happy to make an effort to work with you wherever you are.
Web Design & Development
I design and develop websites that look great, help people find what they are looking for and help sell your business. All websites are designed and built from scratch.
The majority of the websites I built use a content management system to make it easy for you (or me if you prefer) to update the content of your website. I specialise in WordPress development, but occasionally I use Kirby. For e-commerce websites I use Shopify. The choice of content management system depends on what is most suitable for the project.
WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that allows you to update the content of your website yourself. It is the leading open source content management system used by powers 14.7% of the top million websites in the world, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. It is free to use and no license fee needs to paid.
It is my CMS of choice and all WordPress websites I build are tailor-made and focus on your requirements and outcomes using the full functionality that WordPress provides.
Kirby is a flat file content management system. This means that it does not require a database to function. It is however very powerful and ideally suited for smaller sites that can benefit from a CMS, but do not need the extended functionality WordPress can offer.
It comes with an admin panel to allow easy updating of content. It is not free, but has a one-off license of €79 or $89 per site.
Shopify is a complete e-commerce solution where you can set up an online store, organise your products, sell your goods, accept credit card payments, track and respond to orders — all with a few clicks of the mouse. It powers tens of thousands of online retailers including Amnesty International, Foo Fighters, Tattly, and offers secure and reliable hosting.
The platform was created to take the hassle out of running an online store, so merchants can focus on selling their products. It is search engine friendly and supports best practices. Shopify is a paid service operating with a monthly fee. The fee covers the hosting of your website.
Who I work with
I work with small to medium sized businesses who use their website as an online shop window to reach new and existing customers. Some clients are just starting out in business and need a brand new website, others have outgrown their existing website and need a redesign.
Whatever your requirements, I will work with you and guide you through the solutions that will fit your business best. The result will be a website that will convert your website visitors into customers.
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