Even the smallest of local businesses tend to have a website these days, so it is really important that your business has one too, no matter what it is! Your website is often the first impression you make on your potential clients, so ensuring it is well designed, aesthetically pleasing, clean, informative and free from errors is a no brainer.
There are many sites out there that offer free or cheap “build your own” websites, but they often come with hidden catches and costs, and while they can be simple enough to use that you can build yourself a functional website, there are a few things to consider before going down the low cost route …
- Is it really free? Do you have to upgrade to get “premium” features, like using your own domain name?
- Can you really make it look as good as a professional? A poorly put together site with any mistakes can put potential clients off at the first hurdle …
- You are never completely in control of your own site when it is built using one of these free / cheap online services
- If you are paying a monthly fee indefinitely, you will eventually overtake the cost of having a professional site built … and keep paying
- But the most important question is … How long will it take you to build … and how much is your time worth?
Recently built websites
Architectural Vision Systems
A1 Motorist Centre
A1 Black n Round
Norway Fishing Holidays
Design and Build
W.E. Build Kent
Jeff Ashfield Portfolio
Architectural Vision SystemsThis client needed a sleek website that spoke of their high quality glazing products. They are very proactive in updating their blog, so wanted a site that would showcase their products and industry news. They also wanted some bespoke features, like a quotation form which would calculate prices.
A1 Motorist CentreThis client wanted 3 separate websites, with the same design / layout, but different branding / colour schemes to tie them in as sister companies, while keeping their own identity. The first two sites have now been completed, and I'm awaiting details on the third!
A1 Black n RoundThis is the second website built for the A1 sister companies, for their tyre shop. You will see the immediate connection between the sites, but note that the content is entirely individual.
Norway Fishing HolidaysThis needed to be a very visual website, showcasing the stunning location and scenery of the fishing holidays on offer, while also offering practical advice and information
Design and BuildThis site was built for a high end builder in Thanet (Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs), who won a massive tender to build a fun park, not long after getting his new website!
W.E. Build KentThis builder / carpenter in Thanet was just expanding his business and wanted a fresh, professional website to set him apart from the rest
Kronenburg EstatesProof that my client base is truly international! This site was built for a property developer in Marbella, Spain, who buys run down properties and turns them into stunning luxury homes. They wanted a website that would appeal to the very wealthy across Europe and that would showcase their beautiful properties.
Dermalogic KentThis is a website offering botox, fillers and other cosmetic procedures. The client wanted the site to be professional and medical in appearance, rather than giving the feel of a beautician in order to engender more trust for prospective clients.
Jeff Ashfield PortfolioThis was built as a portfolio site for a businessman in the aviation industry, who wanted a web presence in order to assist him with international trade
Please do get in touch if you would like to find out more or get a quote.