Website Design Prototyping

Decent web design starts with extensive research. I’ll develop that into a content map, then further into wireframes and however many full-fledged visual prototypes you need before starting work.

Fully Responsive Web Design for All Devices

A good website is like liquid – it dynamically adjusts to fit any device it is loaded on. Our websites are built to look great on all devices.

Content Management Systems

A CMS gives you full control over the contents of your website’s pages posts, files and documents and handy tools to update the design across the whole website.

Ecommerce Website Setup for Small Businesses

Over the last twenty years the growth of ecommerce has been steady and unstoppable. The last few years has seen the introduction of some fastic new tools for people who want to start selling online. Get your slice of the pie.

SEO-Ready Web Design for Improved Search Rankings

I’ll bring my experience to bear on your website, building a site that search engines will start to rank with no hitches. This sets you up beautifully for future SEO work.

Web Hosting and Domains

After building your website I’d be happy to host it for you, serving it to visitors on snappy managed WordPress optimised hosting running LiteSpeed on SSD storage. We keep everything up to date for security, speed, content updates and peace of mind.

Easy-to-Use Content Management Systems (CMS)

A CMS gives you full control over the contents of your website’s pages posts, files and documents and handy tools to update the design across the whole website.

Web Hosting & Domain Management

After building your website I’d be happy to host it for you, serving it to visitors on snappy managed WordPress optimised hosting running LiteSpeed on SSD storage. We keep everything up to date for security, speed, content updates and peace of mind.

I design websites to look great on all devices

Around 50% of web traffic nowadays is carried out using mobile devices, so it’s really essential for modern websites to be built with all device sizes in mind.

Gone are the days of separate, clunky mobile websites that double the effort needed to update content. All my websites are built to be fully responsive from the ground up, which means they respond and resize to suit whatever device they’re being viewed on.

This comes as standard with all Lucid Rhino web design services. I’ll give you a responsive web design for seamless user experiences on all types of devices.

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I build websites that are easy to edit

While I’m happy to help with the ongoing maintenance and content of your website with a supported hosting plan, you won’t need to rely on me to make changes to website content.

I build most websites with a versatile theme builder called Divi that allows client-side editing of content, styles and layouts.

Divi editor interface
Divi text module settings
WordPress circle

I design and build custom websites with WordPress

It’s a powerful platform. It’s versatile, stable, fast and incredibly well supported by a growing open source community, which means it’s unlikely to go out of date any time soon.

The former head of Google’s webspam team, Matt Cutts, said “sites built with WordPress are capable of ranking higher in search results because the CMS takes care of 80-90% of Google’s crawling issues.” This means WordPress is SEO friendly.

The flexibility of WordPress makes it a very popular option. Unlike DIY website builders you will own all your data and you have many options for web hosting and future development, no strings attached.



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free plugins available for WordPress

I can host your website too

Yup, fast, secure and managed WordPress hosting solutions.

When I build a website I know how it runs, so I’m the best person to keep it running smoothly. So after building your website I can offer extra website services like super fast and secure WordPress optimised web hosting.

You’ll get your own dashboard for full admin control. This naturally includes access to free SSL security certificates, email hosting and domain management. 

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Website cPanel dashboard

Step 1: Hello

We’ll talk to establish your needs, goals and target audience to make sure we’re singing from the same songsheet.

This ensures my work genuinely provides you long-lasting value. No cost and no obligations.


Step 2: Specification & Quote

I’ll create a detailed specification document clarifying expectations and setting out key milestones. I’ll provide a quote for the work and once you’re happy we’ll proceed.


Step 3: Research

This where the fun starts. I’ll look at your competition, brainstorm concepts and ideas, prepare mood boards and start sketching out a million ideas. If you have your own ideas this is the ideal time to chip in before the plan hardens.

Step 4: Design

This is about far more more than making things look pretty as good design is the key to a useful website and communicates quality

I can create website wireframes and/or full visual mockups as necessary

Step 5: Build

As you develop the content required for your website I’ll set to work building it. All my websites are built with their owners in mind, so after adding initial basic content I’ll show you the ropes so you can take on the site after it goes live.

Step 6: Go Live

Once you’re happy everything’s as it should be and you’re comfortable updating the website yourself I’ll hand you the keys. The website becomes your intellectual property, it’s all yours.

And Beyond…

If you’d like, I’d be happy to continue hosting your website with ongoing website support. It’s a good arrangement because I know the ins and outs of your website, and by this point you’ve got to know Lucid Rhino as a company. No need for fancy server migrations, I’ll keep it all running smoothly.


What will you get as standard?

Just over half of all traffic on the web now comes from mobile devices. I design sites to be responsive so they’ll display beautifully on devices of any size.

With your WordPress website I’ll also set up the following as standard:

  • Search engine optimisation tools
  • Site caching and minification for super fast site loading. Your users will love you, as will search engines.
  • Rock-solid website security. This is especially important for e-commerce sites. I can provide you SSL certificates for free with an additional hosting plan.
  • Google Analytics to help you track where visitors come from and what they do on your site
  • On-website spam protection
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Optional web design Services and add-ons


Are you looking to sell physical products, event tickets, downloads, subscriptions, or even to simply accept donations online? I can build online e-commerce shop functionality into the site. This includes stock management, product variations and a checkout that can calculate shipping and tax. If you sell downloadable products your website can make money for you in your sleep.

This can integrate with all major payment types (Visa, Mastercard etc) and various online accounting systems.

If you market to customers with email lists email marketing provider automation can be built in.

Special deals for small websites

What it says on the tin. This is for when you need a simple web presence and don’t want to have to pay for loads of bells and whistles you’ll never use.

See my lower web design rates for one to three page websites:


What services do you offer as a website designer and developer?

As a website designer and developer, I offer a range of services, including custom website design, WordPress website development, ongoing website hosting and maintenance, search engine optimization (SEO), e-commerce solutions, and website optimisation for security and speed.

Why should I choose WordPress for my small business website?

WordPress is an excellent choice for small businesses because it's user-friendly, highly customizable, and easily scalable. It offers a wide range of themes and plugins to suit your needs, and its open-source nature ensures continuous updates and improvements.


How long does it take to design and develop a website?

The time it takes to design and develop a website depends on the complexity and size of the project. On average, a small business website may take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks from concept to launch. This includes design, development, testing, and revisions.

Note, however, that it can be easy for clients to underestimate how long it takes to finalise the content for each page, so if you have a tight deadline it would be a great idea to have content ready at the start of the project.


How much does a custom WordPress website cost?

The cost of a custom WordPress website varies depending on your requirements, such as design complexity, features, and functionality. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and provide a detailed quote tailored to your specific project.

The design and development of most small business websites fall in the range of £1000 - £5000.


Can you help with website content and images?

Yes, I can assist you in creating content and sourcing images for your website. I have partnerships with experienced copywriters and access to high-quality stock images to ensure your website is engaging and visually appealing.

I'm also very good friends with an award-winning and nationally sought-after photographer who can offer competitive prices for the quality of work he consistently produces.


Will my website be mobile-friendly?

Absolutely! I understand the importance of a mobile-friendly website in today's digital landscape. All my websites are designed to be responsive, ensuring they look great and function seamlessly on all devices, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.


What is SEO, and why is it important for my website?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of optimizing your website to rank higher in search engine results, increasing your online visibility and driving organic traffic. A well-optimized website can help you reach your target audience, improve user experience, and boost your business's online presence.


Do you provide ongoing website maintenance and support?

Yes, I offer ongoing website maintenance and support packages to keep your site running smoothly. These services include regular updates, security monitoring, backups, and general troubleshooting. You can find all my ongoing website hosting support packages here.


Can you redesign or update my existing website?

Certainly! I can evaluate your current website, identify areas that need improvement, and work with you to create a plan for updating your site with a fresh design and enhanced functionality. I've carried out a good range of projects like this.


How do I get started with your website design and development services?

Getting started is easy! Simply contact me here or schedule a free video consultation. We'll discuss your project requirements, answer any questions you may have, and provide a detailed quote for your custom WordPress website.

Affordable and reliable WordPress web hosting plans

I offer three hosting and domain management plans. All three include professional WordPress website management as standard for the best performance and peace of mind.

Over time this can be a better value for money than DIY website builders like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and Shopify.

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