The websites I create are focused on the business needs of my clients. The more I know about your business and aims for the website the better. If you already have a brand, logo or printed material in place the new website design will match it (unless your looking for a total re-design).To view examples of websites I've designed click here.
design process in brief
First of all I will create a few designs for the new website (this will be the look and feel of the site - what you see on screen). At this stage the designs are simply large images (its like getting an architect to design the layout for a new house). The best 2 or 3 designs will then be presented to you (usually send via email). You then let me know what you like and don’t like and the design is tweaked accordingly. Once we reach a final design it is programmed up (like finalising the design for your new house and now its time to get it built).
programming (the build)
The website front-end will be programmed to conform to W3C standards and will display correctly in any standards compliant browser. In doing this it will also make your web pages Search Engine Optimisation Friendly (give your website a high ranking in google searches).
The website front-end will be programmed to conform to and pass W3C standards on completion. This means your website will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) & web accessibility law. This law was introduced to help disabled people access information on the web.
The robots google uses to rank your website also need to access the information on your website. So by making your website accessible, you will improve the user experience for all.
I will add google analytics, a great marketing tool for your website, so you can track how many visitors come to your website, how they found you and lots more... (visit: http://www.google.com/analytics)
HTML and CSS
When I programme up a website template I always write comments (a sentence or two in plain English) in the code itself. This means any HTML/CSS programmer will be able to pick up my work in the future.
content management system (CMS)
A CMS will allow you to edit the content on your website. Its a good option if you need to update and change your website regularly.
I can advice and source the best Content Management System for your needs from open source systems to ones build specifically for the functionality you require. I will use open source content management systems whenever it suits the need of the website design and functionality as it will enable you to using any programmer in the future.
If on the other hand, you think you will only need to update your website from time to time my website design updates service may be a better, more cost effective, option for you.
getting in touch
Website design, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.