There are 3 packages of website build available, all of the offers are one off payments with an optional annual fee for hosting and domain name charges. I also provide complete hosting management with all packages for the first year, and a level of design support as governed by the package you buy. All content needs to be provided, I can offer advice on which content will get you higher ranks in search engines and can help you structure it to maximise the success of your site.
CMS Install with design support
Packages are for small businesses and individuals who would like 5-15 pages within a simple website. If you know your website is bigger, or would like a much more complex site, please look at Extras.
This package is designed for people that just want a Content Management System install and the knowledge how to use it. It is good for people that are already technically minded and happy to spend some time building their own site in the same way you would on any blog or website building service eg. squarespace, wix, etc... but with the benefit total ownership and control over the entire project.
This package is for people that want to customise the finer points of their site and have more control over how it looks than the standard options. I use CMS that are 'open source' so any changes you want to make can be done. I will be on hand to help with any difficulties and will offer quick and simple solutions to any problem.
This option is for people that would like a site hand built by me. We will have multiple design meetings where we discuss what image and ethos you would like your site to present. Then I will turn that into code form, consulting your opinion every step of the way. This is a one off build, I will teach you how to use a CMS to update your website and make any minor changes, once the build is complete.
My packages are designed with simplicity and value in mind. I charge £25 an hour for my services and a 5-15 page website will not incur any extra charges. If you feel you need a larger website, would like an e-commerce site or have a very specific design that needs complex coding. These will be charged per hour on a case by case basis.
All amounts (work and price) will be agreed before work starts.
To give you an idea of costing, 5-10 extra pages could take an extra 3 hours with the full website design package.
Shops require a heavy amount of coding and are priced accordingly. I will manage the integration with your site, so you just have to collect the money.10-30 item shops will take 4-7 hours at £25 an hour, depending on design requirements. Again all prices will be agreed before work starts.
Domain NameI buy all my domain names from Gandi.net. Prices range from £4 to £15 a year. The first payment is included in the price, then billed each year at the going rate. You will be informed of the expected annual recurring fee as soon as you register your interest. You are welcome to go to their site and see the prices for yourself.
HostingAll my sites are hosted at Rayner.co. I host multiple sites on one package to reduce the cost for everyone. I also save monthly/weekly back-ups of your site (depending on your update frequency) and help you manage the security features on your site. This is a annual recurring fee of £35.
CMS InstallI install a Content Mangement System for you. These are software packages that offer user accessibility to web design. Some offer a drag and drop interface, some are more theme and 'plugin' based. All are built for complete ease of use. The ones I have found most useful are:
I will offer on-going support on how you can change themes with html, how you can use CSS to make your site completely customisable and different coding tricks to get a completely unique and personalised site.
Full Website Design
(£750 + package)
I will completely design and build your site for you, you will not need to learn anything. We will have meetings to discuss how you would like your site to look and interact with your audience. Then I will build a prototype, showing you all additions and ideas along the way. Then we will meet again to finalise the design. Once you are happy the site is exactly the way you want it will be put on Google and your business will have a completely hand built web-front, powered by some of the most popular, user friendly content managers on the internet.