Having a clean, fast loading, responsive site will draw more traffic and help convert sales. Good web design is crucial for inviting the end user in and encouraging them to delve further into the site.
Most business owners are unhappy with their current website design but fear it will cost too much to change it. The truth is, it is costing you a lot more to leave it as it is! You use the internet for most things these days and so do your customers. Think about it.
Web design advice
Internet users make their minds up very quickly when they land on a website. If they don’t find what they want immediately, they are gone!
Here at our studio, we will offer you some practical advice on how to improve or redesign your current website.
Would you like more visitors to your site?
Simplicity is the key. Good website design is vital. The end user, your potential customer, wants the information they seek as quickly as possible. Your site needs to be attractive and simple to use.
Our web designers will create a site that delivers on every level. Whether you need a landing page, amendments to an existing site, a brand refresh or a full e-commerce website, we will surpass your expectations.
Below are some of the things you should consider when having a new website. We can talk through them in more detail and check which will apply to you.
There will be no hidden costs to consider when building your website. You will be charged an annual fee for your domain and hosting. We charge £50 per year to host a standard five page website. Other host companies may charge more.
The domain name is the URL of the site. That is what you type into the top bar of the search engine. You can buy it yourself or alternatively we can buy it for you. You just pay us to renew it each year on your behalf.
Over 60% of people now use their mobile phone to browse the internet. Therefore your website should be as seamless on mobile as it is on tablet, laptop and desktop. A responsive website has now become a necessity.
Hosting is the space that your website ‘sits’ in. It is charged annually according to the size of your site. Please ask for details.
There are many grey areas in web design and SEO. Too many people take advantage of that fact. Everything at Mouse Media is transparent. We will talk you through all aspects of SEO and answer any questions you may have.
To ensure that your site is kept up to date and more popular with the search engines, we offer a website maintenance package, please ask for details.
An ecommerce site is a site that sells products. It will need to be clear and easy to navigate with as little as three clicks from product to purchase. We all have short attention spans now, apparently, shorter than a goldfish!
Our approach is friendly, clear and simple. We do not blind you with science as we realise that this is not your field of expertise. Instead, we guide you to projecting your brand online and outline what is available to you.
With covid restrictions it isn’t always possible to meet. We offer a telephone, Zoom or FaceTime call to establish the objective, deliverables and budget. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pre-conceived idea, that’s what the initial discussion is for.
We like to understand who we are designing for so don’t be surprised if we ask questions or research your company. We will also need to establish your target audience – we need to know who we are selling to!
Once we have talked through the brief, we will ask you to sign a web agreement. It states our terms, asks for basic details and determines dates for collection of information. We will also agree a go live date at this meeting.
We will send you a link to your first draft and ask for your thoughts. It is often better to have something in front of you to know what you do or don’t like. At this point you will have time to make any amendments you see fit.
Once you are happy with your site we will launch. Any amendments required after launch will be charged separately.
If you don’t know where to start, no problem! We will talk you through every step of the process to ensure you are 100% happy with the outcome. We offer jargon free help with ideas, wording and images. Why not book an appointment with us today?