Bespoke Websites

Whether or not you have a clear vision of the website that is right for you, or you need some help to refine the idea, you can soon enjoy showing off a website that is completely unique to you and your business.  

  • Estimate

    £400 - £3000

  • Get online

    2 - 4 weeks

    With good communication and a solid vision, my turn around is often as little as a week. 

I could, but I don't, because I believe it only increases your costs and does not give you the control you need.

To provide website hosting, web designers often buy hosting slots to resell to their clients -which is at a premium rate.  You are able to get web hosting at a better price (and retain more control) if you were to purchase it yourself.

I do, however, provide assistance and advice to help you get set up.

 

However, should you find that the upfront costs of two years web hosting is a little steep for the time being, I am happy to arrange a monthly hosting plan and become a reseller.  If this would be helpful to you, just get in touch and we can chat.

The price range is offered to give an idea, but it depends upon the amount of work you require of me.

As a standard, your website would be constructed with any images and copy that you supply to me and I am more than happy to place it where it should be.  Alternatively, I put placeholder images and text.  But the websites I build are very easy for you to add to and maintain.

 

When we discuss your project, we can establish whether content creation and gathering is part of our remit and I will provide a quote according to the agreed project parameters.  I can source videos, images, or anything else, for you, but the cost would be according to time and the actual price of the content.

Unless further requests increase the work load, I would stand by our quote and work to website launch within our agreement.  

Kind of.

I build websites using one of the most powerful 'Content Management System frameworks' in the industry today.

This CMS is called Joomla!

Upon this framework I make my own templates in order to give me the benefits of full control and customisation, so I know my websites inside and out.   As with any CMS, Joomla! uses a combination of components, modules and plugins to offer features and functions within the template that I have constructed and styled.

I use a varied range of these components, modules and plugins which I have tested, learned to style and configure to fit the needs and desires of my clients.  I have handpicked the best in order to offer a fantastic service and have good relations with their developers.

The benefits of using a developer who constructs websites with a system that is familiar to other developers is that you are free and retain control with your website, being able to change developers -should you wish.  I hope you stay with me!  But if I made your website in my own, custom crafted and encrypted CMS, you would not easily be able to find a new developer in the future.  

 

Yes, Joomla! is a free Content Management System (just like Wordpress) and you would find it available as a free install within any good web host cPanel (ask your web host if you are unsure).

However -especially if you are not familiar with HTML, CSS and some Javascript- there is a steep learning curve, an expensive and ardous task of testing components, modules and plugins and resolving any conflicts, not to mention the time factor in stitching a website together effectively and with good design. 

 

The core of Joomla! may be free, but there is a lot of work involved.  I have spent many hours glugging coffee and glaring at the screen, so you don't have to! 

 

Note

For those who feel adventurous, I will soon be creating a range of Joomla! walkthroughs plus advice articles and videos to help new developers take their first steps into the Joomla! world.  These will be available with a "Website DIY" subscription plan, which will also include a free template to play with and Ticket Support and Forum.

It's your website! 

Take a look at my bespoke process here, and you will see that every step includes your input, approval and review.  

Our goal, together, is to establish what you envision for your online presence in both look and function and bring that to life.

That being said, I do know what I'm talking about and will respectfully put my viewpoint forward.  What I am not, is a keyboard monkey...I care to do a great job, I care to give you the best chance at success with your website and I care to get another nice portfolio item.

 

But...it's your website! 

One day, we'll say:

"Well...it all started with a coffee and a chat!"