Create websites, eCommerce shops and blogs
What is WordPress?
Web design & development covers many platforms but WordPress is the most well-known product. WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. It is used by over 60 million people and is the most popular content management system platform in the World.
I have been developing, editing and altering websites on WordPress for around 5 years. For clients who wish to update or add new content on a regular basis, it is the ideal content management system.
Whether you require edits to an existing website or an entirely new theme coded from the ground up, I can assist you.
WordPress isn’t just a blogging platform. it can be used to create beautiful business websites, as well as online shops.
Edit your Website content
If you want to make regular changes to your website content then WordPress would suit you. This is the World’s most popular Content Management System (CMS).
Most clients know about WordPress and want to switch to the platform.
Together we can identify the parts of your website you would like to edit and create a theme around your needs. You can then manage your own content in the future. No need for a developer to do it for you.
Before any work begins on the web design, I will discuss your requirements with you and assemble a proposal which will highlight the scope of the project.
- Identification of industry competitors
- Website requirements
- Project timescale
- Project cost and schedule of payments
Usually, I will agree on a payment schedule at various project milestones. After Content creation (if I’ve edited/created content), after the Design stage, after the Development and Testing stage, and final fee prior to Launch, plus web hosting payments if you want me to take care of hosting. Additionally, ongoing support and a payment plan for this can be agreed.
Content creation (copywriting) should come before the web design. Usually, clients will know better than I the content you want on your website. However, I can edit any text you provide to ensure it meets SEO specifications. This gives your website a boost in Google search rankings.
You might already have content in company brochures, photography, videography and other marketing materials. These can be adapted for use on your business website.
Using information gathered in the Strategy and Content collection stages, I will design your website. Depending on whether or not you are using a pre-made WordPress theme or static site template, this may include.
When I have received a signed, written agreement to confirm the satisfactory completion of the design stage, I will begin development of a website to the agreed design.
Each website is continually tested during development. However, I perform a comprehensive, methodical testing regime prior to launch.
Some of the key areas I test are:
- Cross-browser compatibility.
- Responsive mobile compatibility.
- Functional tests. E.g. Interactive elements such as contact forms and links.
- Security of code.
- Search Engine Optimisation.
I am happy to give you access to the website and get feedback at this stage. Content changes and minor website style adjustments are fine, but please remember the website you now have was agreed at the design stage. Wholesale changes are not possible without payment up until this point and a new deal being agreed.
Think of it like this; You wouldn’t install a new kitchen and immediately afterwards you ask the fitter to replace it with something else.
You now decide on a domain name; the name you type into your browser to reach a website. E.g. www.google.com. You can either arrange this yourself if you are technically competent or let me handle web hosting, for which you would pay a monthly fee.
Usually, clients will let me handle hosting, particularly with WordPress websites as transferring these from a test environment to a live server can be quite a complex process for the inexperienced.
When the website is live, I will once again check the functional elements of the website. Such as ensuring the contact form is sending messages to you.
Not every client wants a hand-on approach to maintaining their website and webpages. I can provide ongoing content copywriting/editing and technical support services. Usually charged separately for each task performed. Plus, web hosting maintenance if you chose that option.
Essentially I want to make sure my clients are:
- Happy with the website.
- Happy with the support.
- Happy to use my expertise in the future.
I’d love to hear from you. You can message me using the form below. If you can detail the work you would like done, I can give you a FREE no-obligation quote.