Services

Web Design & Development

I create responsive, beautiful, and user-friendly, bespoke websites.

an illustrated representation of a static website
an illustrated representation of a CMS-based website
an illustrated representation of an e-commerce website

Depending on your needs, I can create either a static, CMS-based, or e-commerce website. Below I'll explain each one and list their pros and cons. And below that I'll outline the steps.

Static website - simplest option for content that doesn't need updating often

Pros
  • Great for simple websites, if you just want to show off some info about your business or project
  • Cost-effective; I can set it up on GitHub pages, which means free hosting, so you just pay for the domain each year
  • Loads quickly (when coded efficiently)
Cons
  • Not suited for e-commerce or blogs
  • Not as friendly to edit as a CMS; you may need me to update text if necessary (we can chat about that)

CMS (content management system) - manage your website easily without too much technical skill

Pros
  • Recommended for bloggers, and those who’d like to update their website regularly
  • Can be integrated with e-commerce features; but not as elaborate as using an e-commerce website itself (see below)
Cons
  • Unlike static websites, you’ll pay for hosting and/or membership fees
  • Making sure to update plug-ins and install security updates regularly

E-commerce - manage your online shop

Pros
  • Shopify for example, has many useful (and free) video tutorials to help you get started
  • Difference price tiers; choose what you're comfortable with
  • Great way to add an online presence to your business (especially in the case of COVID)
Cons
  • Anything out of my expertise (e.g. marketing) needs to be dealt with on your own accord or through a 3rd-party company

1) Planning

First we'll talk as much as possible about your business or project and any ideas you may already have for it - including your goals and the main functions of your website. The better understanding we have with one another, the better the outcome will be!

I'll need as many details as possible in order to give you a quotation and an approximate time of completion.

If you decide to go ahead with our collaboration, I'll send you an invoice asking for an initial payment of 50% (of the approximated agreed total). When it's been made I'll be ready to begin working on your project.

2) Research

The next step is research into your business. Looking at other similar businesses will give me an idea of how to structure your website and most importantly how to make it stand out.

Meanwhile, I'll expect you to provide the content (text, photos, etc.) for your website. If you need some help in creating content, I can liaise you with a relevant professional.

3) Design

Now we're onto the design stage. Depending on the project, I'll either create static or interactive mockups to let you see my progress, and ask for your feedback. Being constructive allows us to keep moving forward creatively.

Once you're happy with the initial design, we can move onto the development stage. All the while, communicating regularly and giving feedback on the project.

4) Development

This is the fun part, but also the most time-consuming. I grab all my designs and build it out. I will show you (or let you interactive with) the website regularly.

4.5) Content

Next I'll deal with all the copywriting, photography, illustrations and videos (that we previously discussed). You can contact me at any point if you'd like me to change or add something.

5) Testing

This is the part where I test your website on various devices, screen sizes, and browsers, before launching.

6) Deployment & Wrapping up

When all our hard work is done, we can deploy your website to the world! If necessary, especially for CMS or e-commerce websites, I can train and help you get familiar with your new website so you can add/edit/etc. content with ease.