Custom Web Design
This would usually be a simple website, usually 4 pages or less, to advertise your business services.
You would probably choose a custom web design package if:
- Your site is quite small
- Your business just needs a presence on the web to advertise your services
- You are unlikely to make a lot of changes to it ongoing
- You would prefer not to update it yourself
I'd do all the design and build for you, and provide you with web hosting and a domain name if required. I can also update the site for you if necessary at competitive rates. Any other web designer would also be able to update the site for you.
A custom designed site will typically include either a design and colour scheme to match your existing branding, or a totally original design based on your brief, ideas or preference following our initial discussion.
If you don't have a logo, I can simply design a banner for your site using a nice font for your business name. You can use this as your logo if necessary. Alternatively I can design a logo for you and supply it in a vector format. This can then be used for print purposes and resized to any size without any deterioration of quality.
You can view some examples of logos I have designed on my Logo Design page.
How I work
I tend to work quite intuitively. I get a feel for you as a person and what kind of a website you are looking for.
I design first, and code after. It's how I work and gives the best results. The design is conceived and created in Photoshop, which I find is the best medium for my creativity. I create a visual, usually of the home page, and if you are happy with it I start working on the build. I produce any graphic elements that are needed to build the site and then I start on the coding.
I love watching the website come to life as it takes shape.
If your site is likely to grow or you want to be able to update it yourself easily, then you need to consider a content managed site.