A fully bespoke solution for your business…
A custom built website is fully tailored to the requirements of your business or organisation from start to finish. It is carefully crafted to showcase your business, so that it reflects your values and tells your story. Your website is the world’s window to your business, and a custom built solution will deliver a site that gives the best impression possible by being attractive, engaging, and user-friendly.
Whether you already have a website and need it redesigned, or a looking for a brand new “brochure”, gallery or ecommerce (shopping cart) website – or something completely different – I can create just what you need.
* Ongoing fees apply after the first year, for domain name renewal, website hosting, SSL certificate, upgrades and maintenance to website software. Min. cost $330/year.
Included with every website
Search engine optimisation
Your site will be optimised for higher search engine rankings.
Analytics so that you can track all visitor activities and traffic sources.
Your website will be fine-tuned to load as fast as possible.
Your site will be backed up to the cloud so you don’t lose any valuable data
Your site will have additional security measures to prevent it being compromised.
Phone or skype training to show you how to update and manage your own site.
Your Questions Answered
Can you redesign my existing website?
Yes, absolutely! Whether your website is old and outdated, broken, or just not working as well for you as you’d like, I’d love the opportunity to recreate it into something that better suits your needs.
The cost to redesign a website can vary quite a lot, depending on the website itself, how it was built, and what parts of it (if any) you’d like to keep. So please contact me to discuss your specific needs.
What if I already have a domain name?
I’ll give you instructions for how you can easily update the settings to point the domain you have registered to your new custom built website.
Can I choose my own web hosting?
Yes, you can host your site with whichever web hosting company you like, you just need to ensure they meet all the necessary technical requirements to host the website. I can check this for you.
Alternatively, I can host your website for you. In this case, your website will be hosted in the cloud, with super fast data centres in Australia, USA, UK, Europe and Asia. This means your site will load fast for your visitors, no matter where in the world they are located.
Do I own the website you build for me?
Yes, you own the website. If for any reason you’re not happy with the on-going service I provide to you, you’re free to use another web designer.
If I host your website for you, then you are able to move it to another web host at any time. I will provide the necessary files for you to migrate the site.
How are projects invoiced/paid?
Custom built websites require a 50% deposit to be paid before work commences, with the remaining 50% due once you approve the completed site, and before it goes “live” on your domain name.
Payments can be made by direct deposit or credit card via Paypal.
Are there ongoing fees?
Yes, there is an annual fee to cover the cost of website hosting, domain name renewal, renewal of the SSL certificate, work to upgrade and maintain all software running on your website, and the licenses for that software.
The fee for the first 12 months is included in the quote to build the website. After that, the fee is due within 30 days of the end of each 12 month period.
What about all the techie details?
Non-ecommerce websites are built with WordPress, the world’s most popular website software (it powers around 30% of all websites online). WordPress has been around for many, many years, and proven itself to be reliable, secure, flexible and extendable, with a huge community of users and developers.
Ecommerces sites, are either built with OpenCart, or WordPress + Woocommerce, depending on the specific requirements of the site.
I don't understand some of the terms on this site? Can you explain them?
Sure can! If you're confused by any of the technical terms or jargon used throughout the site, see my glossary of web design terms for an explanation.