Our Approach to Website Design
Our Approach is to deliver an affordable, easy-to-use, stylish website that can be found easily by Google.
“Surrey Web Studio created my website quickly, efficiently and with attention to detail. They went the extra mile and explained the process with language that I understand (not too techy!) Alice is creative and helped select images that perfectly suit my service. I’ve definitely noticed an increase in sales since getting Surrey Web Studio on board. Highly recommend.”
I didn’t set out to do web design. After studying media studies, many years ago, I realised that I enjoyed the digital side of things. I like order and simplicity. Later, I set up (with a colleague) a magazine and ran that and it’s website for about 10 years. With many years experience in the media and digital industry, I set about to start out on my own.
I want this website to be understood by our visitors. Visitors should not be scared by ‘tech’ and ‘website’ jargon. Information and text is kept as clear as possible on purpose. We strive to be transparent and this is one of the reasons why we include our website design and maintenance fees.
Our approach is to deliver an affordable website that the visitor will enjoy navigating and find information easily. Simple as that!
User experience (UX) is core to our design values. We like to steer clear of pop up boxes and fussy, crowded pages. Let the content shine through and let images help to tell the story.
From traditional looking websites to websites that are a bit different, we can create a web presence that will suit your business. We build websites for clients in London, Surrey and the UK.
As we build your website, we think about how search engines will find it easily. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and web design go hand in hand. Your website should not only look good, it should be easily found by Google.
I hope that you enjoy looking around this website, find information easily and if you do have any questions, drop us an email. Oh, and we promise we won’t call you unless you want us to!
You have decided to work with us to build your new website. Well-designed websites are well thought out so we consider this part of the process to be the most important part.
We will consider the following questions …
1. What is the goal of the website?
2. Who is your audience?
3. The look of your website?
4. How many pages roughly?
5. What sorts of features/content would you like?
“Since my website has gone live, my business has rocketed mainly through customers contacting me through my website.”
Our easy to understand 4 step plan to build your website
After you have decided to work with us on your new website, we begin to plan out the content.
Most clients usually have 5-10 pages, text, images and a variety of features eg text, images sliders, contact forms, maps. If it’s something a bit more specific you need, ask us and I am sure we can find it for you. We decide together where everything goes.
This is where the client sends us the text, images and other resources for the website.
We will start to build the website using WordPress and other software. We have already discussed the look of the website, colours, fonts and design elements. From time to time, I will ask you for your feedback so that we are both in sync. The website will be available for you to see as I build it and you can suggest as many changes as you like.
This is when the actual website goes live and can be seen on the World Wide Web. It’s time to celebrate all the hard work!
Every page is checked and double checked before launch. The emails are configured and the contact form is checked so that the client can receive emails. Your business is added to Google My Business and Google Analytics (if requested). We monitor the website for a week to catch any errors and make any adjustments if necessary.
It is extremely important to maintain your website properly so that it runs smoothly and is safe at all times.
WordPress websites are built with WordPress, themes and plugins. As google is continually changing, updates to your plugins and theme need to be carried out. Updates need to be done to keep your website up to date and secure. Let us take the stress away from you by choosing from our extremely affordable website maintenance plans.
“I’ve definitely noticed an increase in sales since getting Surrey Web Studio on board”.
“Information is only useful when it can be understood.”
Muriel Cooper (1925–1994) was a pioneering designer
Don’t be shy … get in touch. What’s the worst that can happen?