GREAT WEBSITES
WITHOUT THE FAFF.

No bullshit, no jargon. Just you, us & your site.

 

Websites are the reason we started Design & Write. They are at the core of who we are and, put simply, we love designing and building them. We work with clients both face to face and entirely remotely, so whether you’re looking for a redesign of your existing site or something new from scratch we’re here to help.

Web design is constantly evolving, and we make sure our designs and builds do to. All our websites are built in WordPress and have a strong focus user journey. Our sites are sleek, modern and built with mobile in mind, and we ensure it is responsive across multiple devices.

We want to keep the process as simple as possible, so we have created four key steps…

PORTFOLIO

The four steps to your dream site.

STEP ONE – LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.

First we meet. This can be face-to-face, or if geographically that will be difficult, we can meet online through Skype. During this initial meeting we’ll be open and transparent about whether we feel we can help you achieve what you are looking for. If we believe we can, and we’ve dazzled you sufficiently, then we agree to go ahead with your web project. We will then start laying the foundations to the project, and we’ll spend time learning all about your business and what you need your website to do.

STEP TWO – THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH.

The design of a website only goes as far as the content within it. Having good imagery, copy and assets is essential. Together we will assess any existing content and decide whether it is still relevant and inline with your business goals. If your assets are dandy, then we set up a shared folder, and you get sending. There is no such thing as too much here, the more we have to work with the better!

If some or all of the assets need upgrading, or in some cases need creating from scratch, we will work on these first. Please see our other stuff page for what else we do.

STEP THREE –  TIME TO GET THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING.

Once we have your branding and visual identity in order, it’s design time! We’ll take everything we’ve learned about your business and start the creative process of the web build. What this stage looks like will depend on the project, but usually it will begin with the design of a homepage concept. Once we have the homepage where everyone is happy, it’s time to get those tools out and build, build, build. In an ideal world we’d have all assets and copy before the build starts, but sometimes that’s just not feasible and we understand that.

STEP FOUR – AAAAAAND WE HAVE LIFTOFF

When the site is built, it is time for search engine optimisation (SEO) and testing. SEO includes setting meta titles and descriptions based on keywords provided by you. We will never put a site into the public domain until we are 100% happy with it, and we will test your site to the nth degree. Once testing is complete, it’s time to sing and shout as we launch your swanky new website for all the internet to see!

What comes with your website?

FULL AUTONOMY
the site belongs to you

HOSTING & SSL
free for the first 12 months

SEO
site optimised for launch

TRAINING
A post-launch training session and user guide