Web Design and Development

Getting a decent home on the web doesn’t have to be a headache.

Let us help you iron out the creases.

Hi, I’m Aidan.

I’m a web designer and developer based in Northampton, UK. I’ve been building websites for 13 years, professionally for 7. This is my bread-and-butter.

I mainly work with WordPress as it’s such a powerful and versatile tool, and makes keeping websites up to date relatively easy once you’re set up. As it’s so widely used (a whopping 27% of all websites run WordPress) and open source it’s very well supported by an active open source community. I specialise in Divi as it’s such a versatile and well built theme, but I have plenty of experience building with other themes.

And so there’s more to effective web design than making pretty pictures, just as there’s more to web development than writing complex code. Both fields come together within a well considered strategy. That’s what I aim to do: to create websites that prove their value over time. I’ll work with you to build something that truly serves your aims.

Our Web Development Process

The “hello”

We’ll meet for a no obligation chat to make sure we understand your goals, the problems you’re aiming to fix and last but not least, your customers.

This is about making sure we’re singing from the same songsheet so that whatever we come up with genuinely provides you with long-lasting value. Our aim is to never churn out an ill-considered or ill-fitting solution, even if it would make us easy money.

This is when we get specific, concluding the scope of the project and working out the website’s structure together.

From this we’ll create a specification document setting out our key milestones and send you a quote for the work so we can get started as soon as you’re happy to go.

Brainstorming

Brainstorming

This is when we get specific, concluding the scope of the project and working out the website’s structure together.

From this we’ll create a specification document setting out our key milestones and send you a quote for the work so we can get started as soon as you’re happy to go.

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. This is where the fun really begins, putting meat on the bones.

We’ll create website wireframes (rough sketches planning the site layout) and/or full visual mockups, which will spur the ideas and creativity of your team.

As you develop the content required for your website, we’ll set to work building it. All our websites are built with their owners in mind, so after adding initial basic content we’ll show you the ropes so you can hone things right to a T.

Build

Build

As you develop the content required for your website, we’ll set to work building it. All our websites are built with their owners in mind, so after adding initial basic content we’ll show you the ropes so you can hone things right to a T.

Go live + further support

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

If you’d like, we’d be happy to continue hosting the website for you at low cost. We offer special discounted hosting and support packages to our own web dev customers. It’s a good arrangement because we know the ins and outs of your website, and by this point you’ve got to know us as a company. No need for fancy server migrations, we’ll keep it running smoothly.

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We Build 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.

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of the web is built with WordPress

new comments posted on WordPress blog posts every month

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free plugins available for WordPress

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. You can get 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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Great value WordPress web hosting

We offer two hosting and domain management plans. This naturally includes basic hosting-level support for your WordPress website.

 

Both options are better value for money than DIY website builders like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace and Shopify, especially with our two ‘we build it’ deals.

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Optional Extras

E-commerce

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.

One Page Website Design

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.

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