Web design, done properly

I’m a web designer in Whitley Bay. I’m all about helping local business with responsive web design, SEO, WordPress and digital marketing. What's up?

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Professional web design services in Whitley Bay

I offer a complete managed digital service: web, mobile, social media. I can help you compete and operate across all these platforms to help promote and increase visibility of your business. I can also advise about leading practice to improve the on-site and off-site “findability” of your website, plus I can take on the management of your website too.

I can create a bespoke solution or something simpler if you’re watching the pennies. Rest assured every single job gets the same level of attention and quality, whatever the budget.

Websites that people will use

Websites are communication tools – they provide information and guidance about your product and service. That’s why I design websites with the user experience in mind; when someone visits your website they shouldn’t have to think what to do. They should be able to find the information they need quickly and easily in order to achieve the outcome they want.

My aim is to create a website that is so easy to use, so useful and usable, that your visitor won’t notice it. Their focus is on what your product or service is about, and nothing else.

The features you need, nothing you don’t

My websites are Google friendly and are outcome-focused. Every one includes these features as standard:

  • WordPress Content Management software so you can manage your own content — add pages, images, text or menus when you want to

  • Mobile friendly design so your web layout adapts to suit mobile and tablet devices automatically

  • Search Engine Optimised to improve performance in web, local and voice search

  • Contact forms so customer enquiries go straight to your inbox

  • Fast loading to give you zippy page-load times (Google loves that)

  • Copywriting to make sure your message is crisp and clear

  • Social media integration to improve marketing visibility

  • Google analytics to identify your most effective marketing channels

  • Hosting on some of the world’s most advanced infrastructure

  • Website care plans to keep on top of content updates, security upgrades, solve riddles and generally hold your hand whenever you have a question or need some help.

Quality solutions by a professional

I use WordPress, the worlds most popular content management system, so popular it powers 30% of the web. I host websites on AWS infrastructure, (not shared hosting), and I follow a proven process to optimise your website for performance, search and resilience.

If you want something simpler I can use Google Sites. Google Sites is free software that allows you to edit a website like a Word document. It's a little more limited in terms of functionality, but perfectly functional and extremely cost effective. Generally I don’t use drag and drop sitebuilders like Wix, Duda or Squarespace, because they’re aimed at the end user – you can do that yourself.

Tip: if your web developer is using a sitebuilder ask what additional value they’re adding. What else are you actually paying for? If you’re not happy, speak to me. I see too many websites built by amateurs that are actually detrimental to the business they’re trying to serve.

Customer service focused

If you work with me you’ll stay informed every step of the way. Once we agree the scope and content of what it is you need, I can crack on. I’ll need your help with design input on images, fonts, colours and stuff, but you’ll have access to a secure demo version as I build it. I’ll be clear on what I need you to do, and when I need it, if we’re to stick to timelines, estimates and plan.

I can accommodate minor change but if you fundamentally change what you want then I’ll let you know if there’s an impact on cost. You don’t work for free, and nor do I.

When we launch your website we’ll make sure you know about the good things you can do to help increase the number of visitors. We only use Google-approved methods, but you’ll learn some useful tips to help yourself in future. Rest assured its not over once your website goes live.

Need something else?

If there’s a service you need that you don’t see here, just ask. If you need custom coding, tech guidance or just want some good advice, that’s no problem. I’d rather sell you nothing at all than something you don’t need.

I’ve worked on the web for more than 23 years, have a suite of certifications and won industry design awards for my work. If you’re serious about your online presence I’m your man – I’m confident I can find a solution that works for you.

Drop me a line and I’ll try to help if I can. Have a great day!

Want to work with me?

I know what it takes to set up and run effective online presence. I make, manage and optimise websites for local businesses; my web design services include everything necessary to get an online presence to be proud of.

You might think that if you work with a smaller web design services firm you won’t get the quality or service you’d naturally associate with a bigger agency. That’s not the case. I don’t have the overheads of a large agency and if you’re doing a project with me, you know it’s me working on it and not the latest intern or some guy who used to fit kitchens for a living.

I’m as excited about your idea as you are.

If you think I can help with your project, please drop me a line. I’m always happy to have an obligation free chat and who knows, we both might learn something.

If you’re looking for a web designer in Whitley Bay, or some SEO expertise to improve your website, I’m your man.

If I can’t help, I may be able to point you in the direction of someone who can!