Web Design Services

WordPress Websites

When it comes to how your website functions, it’s a make or break proposition. Your users must feel comfortable interacting with your website and your content must be easy to update. That’s why I specialise in WordPress content management systems.

  • Strategic design to suit your brand and meet your goals
  • Content management system is easy for you to update putting you in control
  • Responsive mobile friendly designs that work on all devices
  • Fast loading
  • Search engine optimised

What You Get

Website Architecture

The planning and design of the technical, functional, and visual components of a website. Creating a logical layout of a website in line with the user and/or business requirements.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps you analyze your website traffic.

SEO Optimization

SEO includes services like keyword research, optimizing page titles and descriptions, and site map creation for search engines to index your website.

Content Review

Gathering and/or helping develop website content in an effort to create meaningful and engaging content. This includes developing copy and sourcing images/multimedia.

Mobile Friendly Design

Your website is given a responsive design making web pages render well across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones and tablets to desktop computers)

Website Updates and Support*

Web packages come with content management services for all small tasks that typically take 30 minutes or less and covers things like adding a testimonials section or a staff profile section to your website. To get extended service see my Website Care Plans.

The Process

The steps below are the ones we’ll take during your project.

 

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Consultation

Before we even talk about your website, we learn about your business goals and where you’re headed. I’ll ask questions and get to the core of what your business needs are. This will set the stage for everything we do together to make your project a success.

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Research & Discovery

With a firm understanding of the results you need, we get deep into the research phase of the project. The deliverable at this phase is a project blueprint that outlines the strategic roadmap and web design production plan to achieve your goals.

The Sitemap

Once we have a good game plan, we draw up the outline. This will provide us with a blueprint for what it is we’re trying to communicate and achieve, and how to best structure the site to accomplish those goals.

Prototype

Now instead of trying to tell you what I intend to build and hoping you understand my jargon, at this point I’ll build an interactive prototype in the browser to show you how my solution will work. Depending on the complexity of the site, your prototype may come with ZERO design elements – showing only a basic layout structure and functionality – or it may show different levels of design. Either way it will give you a great idea of the direction we’re headed.

Design

The fun begins during the design stage because we get to play with the crayons and colouring pencils to bring your interactive prototype to life to match your brand identity.

Delivery

Finally, we go underground for a couple of weeks and make sure everything is plugged in and tested before deploying your shiny new website to your hosting server so you can show it off to the whole world. We stay in close contact as we design and build your website.

Have a Unique Project in Mind?

Testimonials

Joel is very responsive and I find it easy to communicate with him. I was able to share my vision of the website I had in mind and Joel easily understood, interpreted and created a website that matched my vision.

Michael J. Hester

President & CEO, MSI STEM Research & Development Consortium

FAQ’s

Why build your website on WordPress?
WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) and currently powers around 30% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength. WordPress allows me to develop flexible and customizable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Furthermore, the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap into this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.
How long does it take to design and build a website?

The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 4 weeks from beginning to end.

Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?

Yes, I can help you get this set up and I can work with your existing provider.

What is website / information architecture?
Information architecture describes how the different pages of a website are related to each other. This is usually communicated through a visual tool called a sitemap.
Here is an example of a sitemap: http://sitemaps.thewpdevshop.com/proctormajor/
How does the payment process work?
The project starts once I receive a 50% deposit. After design sign off and before we move into programming, we collect 25%. Once we have completed and fulfilled our scope, the final 25% is collected and your website is then scheduled for launch.
What happens after my website is launched?
Once your website is launched, I will provide 30 days of support to make sure any bugs have been ironed out and that you are confident using your new website. After this, you will need to subscribe to one of my ongoing website care plans to make sure your website is looked after and maintained. These website care plans include updating your software, regular backups, security checks and making sure your website is online and open for business 24/7/365. For more information see my Website Care Plans page.

Let’s Build Something Amazing Together!

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