Web design and development

Your website is your storefront
to the world

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Without a website, you are missing out on potential leads, referrals and clients. And with a website that is out of date, poorly performing, or badly designed, your visitors will lose interest very quickly and take away a lasting negative impression of your organisation.(ii)

Your website is your storefront
to the world

web design icon showing pen on screen
Without a website, you are missing out on potential leads, clients and referrals. And with a website that is out of date, poorly performing, or badly designed, stats show your visitors will lose interest very quickly and take away a lasting negative impression of your organisation.(ii)

Web design planning

Did you know?

Did you know?

Visitors to your website can make snap decisions about it in as little as 50 milliseconds - (that’s 0.05 seconds or literally the blink of an eye) (i).
94% of visitors base their first impression purely on the design (ii).
Users rate websites with a simple, familiar design the highest for visual appeal (iii).
Your website invites wider judgement. Your company’s credibility is 75% based on the company’s website design (iv).
Visitors to your website can make snap decisions about it in as little as 50 milliseconds - (that’s 0.05 seconds or literally the blink of an eye) (i).
And 94% of visitors base their first impression purely on the design (ii).
Users rate websites with a simple, familiar design the highest for visual appeal (iii).
Your website invites wider judgement. Your company’s credibility is 75% based on the company’s website design (iv).

Start with a purpose
not a template

Therefore it's essential your website is visually appealing and answers your visitors' questions and needs.

All our design work starts with finding the purpose: who is going to use the site, how you serve them, and what they will respond to.

Whether you need a few simple pages, or a complex transactional site, it's crucial that you get these basics right!

Start with a purpose not a template

Therefore it's essential your website not only looks good, but also answers your visitors' questions and needs. That is why all our design work starts with a purpose: finding out who is going to use the site, how you can serve them, and how you will measure its success.

Whether you need a few simple pages, or a complex transactional site, it's crucial that it is attractive, effective and gets the basics right!

What you can expect from Gillyfleur web design

WordPress websites for easy updates

GDPR compliance

Mobile friendly responsive design

Custom design

Search engine friendly website

Friendly, knowledgeable service

WordPress websites for easy updates

GDPR compliance

Mobile friendly responsive design

Custom design

Search engine friendly website

Friendly, knowledgeable service

What to expect

We find out about your business needs, your brand and what your website must do in order to grow your business. Then we’ll look at your competitors and your favourite websites for research and inspiration.

It’s often unglamorous, and may take longer than you think, but gathering great content for your website is the secret to success! We guide you through content planning and creation. Stunning photography is a key ingredient to a gorgeous website and we can help you source or create the perfect images that work at every screen size. See our case study for Two Birds cererals to see how great photography makes a site extraordinary. If you need additional copy-writing support or video creation we are also able to help.

We create bespoke layouts to fit your content. And we design your website in a modular way that makes it really flexible and sustainable. Modules are reuseable across pages, such as buttons, forms, blocks and rows. We include two opportunities for client feedback and revisions.
We build clean, eye-catching websites in-house using WordPress Content Management System and custom styling and functionality. All our sites are mobile friendly and ready for SEO.
We test your website thoroughly on multiple browsers and devices. Then deploying your website to a live domain is just one step of launch. We’ll also submit your site to Google, Bing and Yahoo for indexing, and make sure your ‘site preview’ looks great when the URL is posted in Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Lastly, we’ll set up scheduled back-ups and install security software, so you have some protection, no matter how you decide to maintain it in the future.

Frequently asked questions

We quote for each website project individually, as the cost depends upon your requirements, e.g. website size, amount of customisation and/or scope of functionality. This applies also to improving existing websites.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly set of ears. We take the time to truly understand your vision and consider the solutions that will help you before we quote.  Our aim is to empower you, so that you fully understand the work we will undertake and why.

To give you a gauge, a five page website, with contact form, suitable for a small business starts at £500. You might also need to budget for additional graphics and/or photography and/or video.

A more complex website, for example, an online shop, a membership, training or community site, or a website focused on lead-generation and sales, costs upwards of £1500.

We offer monthly payment plans if required, please enquire.

Once you decide to engage our services, we are usually able to start work within a few weeks.

Then it usually takes 6-12 weeks to build a website depending on size and complexity. We are interdependent with you, the client, as you need to be available to input into the Content Planning and Creation, and provide feedback at regular stages of the project.

It makes sense for us to host your website on our Virtual Private Server (VPS), for fast, secure hosting and ongoing support. But if you already have hosting, we do not insist on this. See our Hosting and Maintenance page for more information.

Yes! If you are local to Kingston Upon Thames, in London or Surrey, we can meet in person, and if you are not, then we can meet on video call. We find both methods are really helpful, making communication and collaboration just that little bit easier.

Yes, absolutely. We run face-to-face training, and video training, which can be recorded for future reference. Some of our clients want full control, and others are happy to let us run their websites for them. The beauty of WordPress is that it’s easy to use, particularly to create and edit new content.

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Gillyfleur listened to my requirements and ideas and augmented them to cover areas I hadn't thought of, including the revolving video reel, news page and mailing list sign up. I'm thoroughly pleased with the job done for me and think it portrays me as an artist in the exact way I'd envisioned."

Jules RendellJules Rendell, London

julesrendell.co.uk




stylish with all the features I wanted

julesrendell_co_uk

 

Gillyfleur listened to my requirements and ideas and augmented them to cover areas I hadn't thought of, including the revolving video reel, news page and mailing list sign up. I'm thoroughly pleased with the job done for me and think it portrays me as an artist in the exact way I'd envisioned."

Jules RendellJules Rendell, London

julesrendell.co.uk

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