The cost of a website varies, depending upon the type of site you require. We offer a single page small business website from just £169.00 but for a bespoke design the cost will vary from site to site, so please contact us with your requirements and we'll provide you with a tailored no-obligation quotation.
Yes, we normally request a deposit of between 25% prior to commencing new projects. The balance is due on completion of the project unless otherwise agreed. If the total cost is over £400 and the site is hosted with us then we can offer interest free monthly payment instalments.
Our preferred method of payment is direct bank transfer (BACS) but we also accept cheques (although as these can take a while to be processed paying by cheque may delay the project). Payment details are included on our invoices.
If you would like a bespoke design then please provide examples of sites similar to the style of site you are after.
We also need to know if you have a domain name already, your full postal address and business details, your logo (if you have one) and the content i.e. text and images you want to include on the site. We can purchase stock images on your behalf for use on the site if required.
In order to keep our costs low we do not generally arrange a face to face meeting but we are happy to discuss the site and answer any questions you may have by telephone and/or email and we can even arrange a remote desktop session if necessary (this means remotely connecting to your computer so we can look at websites or documents on the same screen at the same time- so it’s as if we’re sitting together). 99% of our sites are completed entirely via email and telephone- this allows us to offer a faster turnaround time to you as we can spend more time in the office designing and coding and less time travelling.
Of course, additional pages are charged at £49 per page.
If you are happy editing HTML then we can provide you with the FTP details so you can upload/download the site files yourself. Alternatively, if you purchase a site with a Content Management System from us then you will be able to make changes to the text and images on the website yourself using a simple rich text editor (similar using Word or Outlook), no coding knowledge necessary.
We only start the coding process once you are happy with and have agreed the initial layout. If you want to make changes to the layout at a later stage then this will incur additional cost and may delay the site completion date.
We prefer the content to be sent via email. Text can be sent to us in the body of the email or attached as a Word document. If you are sending a lot of images and they are very large then we would recommend zipping the files or using a file sending website such as We Transfer, Dropbox or similar. If you have a Google account you could also upload images to Google Drive and share them. Images, particularly photos should be in JPEG or JPG format although we can accept other formats such as GIF and PNG. If you're not sure of the format just ask us for advice.
The timescale varies depending on the complexity of the project. A proposed deadline is agreed prior to the project and if you have a deadline in mind we will endeavour to meet it. For our template based package the site can be up and running within 48 hours of receiving your content. For a basic bespoke website the design and build generally takes around 4 weeks, although it all depends on you! The most common delay in the creation of a website is waiting for feedback or content (text/images) from the client.
A domain name is the address that people type into their web browser to get to your site, for example www.domainname.co.uk.
You will need a domain name and web hosting in place in order to upload your website to the Internet. Hosting relates to the setting up of web space and any other services required on a server, allowing people around the world to see your website once it's setup. Our servers can host your email and we also offer webmail - a really handy facility which allows you to check your email from any internet connected computer.
If you are a new web design client we can arrange to purchase a domain name on your behalf (FREE of charge for a single .co.uk or .com domain) and we will also take care of the ongoing domain renewals for as long as the website and domain name are hosted by us. The domain will be registered in your name so you will be the legal owner and you are free to move it away whenever you want. We don't register the domain to ourselves or tie you in to our service.
As part of our design and hosting packages your website comes with either a .co.uk or .com address. You can have an alternative suffix such as .org but this will incur an additional cost. Depending on the availability of the domain name you choose it may be necessary to suggest alternative domain name options.
Of course. We can still host your site for you or you can host it elsewhere if you prefer. Get in touch to discuss your options.
Yes, you are free to host your site elsewhere. If you choose to host your site elsewhere then you will need to make sure that the hosting package includes the minimum requirements to run your site and you will be responsible for your domain renewals. We will also need the FTP details in order to upload the website files to your hosts server.
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and it is a method of transferring files e.g. web pages from your local PC to your web server. There are a variety of free ftp software programs, such as Filezilla, available on the Internet and they enable you to update your website pages at any given time. Your web host should be able to provide you with your FTP details. These consist of the host name, User ID and password. If you are hosting your site with us we can provide you with the details upon completion of the website and receipt of payment for any work carried out.
We register all of our clients websites with the major search engines, including Google. Please note that it can take up to 6 weeks for the site to be picked up and ranked so it won't be listed immediately.
There is a lot of competition for the number one spot on Google so we cannot guarantee that your site will be number one. Some companies will lead you to believe that they can get your site to number one but their methods may be questionable and could end up costing you a lot of money or in the worst case scenario your site could be banned. Whilst we cannot guarantee the number one spot we aim to get your site listed as high up as possible for popular search terms related to your site and we use modern search engine approved methods to do so.
All web pages should be 'optimised' to ensure they are picked up by the search engines. This basically means that the site should be coded to current web standards and include META tags in the header code. The META tags include keywords and titles that are used by the search engines when they visit and rank your site. We ensure that all the sites we code include META tags and that the keywords and titles are analysed to ensure they contain appropriate search terms and that these match the content on the page. Find out more about site optimisation.
If you host your site with us we can provide you with access to your control panel and visitor statistics. Alternatively, we can also set up Google Analytics on your site (requires a Google account) and this will allow you to login to your Google account and see the stats for your site, including details about keywords used to find the site and where the visitors are from etc.
If you’ve only got a small range of products or services and you don't need an online shopping cart system then we can set up PayPal buttons on your site so that you can receive secure payment via a PayPal account. Please contact us for more details.