Deal Web Design ~ Website Designers in Deal Kent
Deal Web Design are your local professional webmasters, specialising in modern and cost-effective websites for our clients. As well as websites, we build mobile apps, web and software applications, and provide associated services such as bespoke website development, web hosting, design, copywriting and search-engine marketing (SEO).
We build websites ranging from simple brochure sites to more complex online shops (eCommerce websites), websites for estate agents, car dealers, hotels, restaurants, bars, B&B's amongst others.
Although we've been designing websites and web applications for many years for lage clients, Deal Web Design is a new company, set up to reflect the needs of our local clients.
Previously we've built websites for a number of high profile clients - we're happy to show you our previous portfolio, but now we're specialising in websites for Deal businesses - hence the apt name for our new venture, which is Deal Web Design!
If you are considering getting a website, then we'd love to talk to you. Websites start at just £295, so they are easily affordable. We're also building a Deal Local website which will showcase Deal businesses. A page on this new site will be free for businesses located in the local area. Please feel free to contact us regarding this.
We also build websites for clients in Canterbury, Dover, Ramsgate, Margate, Ashford, Sandwich, Thanet, Folkestone and all parts of East Kent.
What sort of websites do we create?
We believe there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to website design. Our clients in Deal and surrounding areas have businesses of all different types and sizes, and we want their websites to accurately reflect their businesses in the way that they want. A website is the best way to let potential clients know about the services or products you provide.
Why is Deal Web Design better?
Our websites are designed to look good and work well on all devices and screen sizes. Many of your customers now browse the web using their mobile phone or iPad, so shouldn't your website work just as well on all possible devices? We call this responsive design, which simply means that the website will automatically adjust its size and all other aspects to immediately display correctly on the screen size of the users' device. In fact, we go one stage further and build all our websites to be 'Mobile First', which means that mobile sized screens are foremost in our mind with each website we build. This means that all of your prospective customers can appreciate your new website at its best. No second-class citizens here!
We have many years of industry experience building websites for a range of different clients. But we're also a local business who can provide a personal service. No telephone queues or call-waiting at Deal Web Design.
Mobile Apps in Deal
We've built a number of mobile apps in Deal over the years. Some of which are still proudly available on the appstores, so if you are thinking of getting a mobile app for your business, we can help.
Although Deal Web Design is brand new, we've already helped a couple of Deal based clients with brand new websites. Visit AutoFresh Car Valeting orChicDeals to see our work. You can also see some of our previous web clients atZDT Web Design
We're also very experienced in building complex web applications, and have designed some popular applications being used by some household names - please feel free to ask for details.
Website Hosting in Deal
We generally manage all aspects of our clients' websites, including the hosting, as this elables us to provide a more inclusive service, rather than relying on other third parties. Our website hosting is not literally located in Deal, but we use fast and secure servers in London and other cities to enable guaranteed prime internet connections 24/7.
Free Website Monitoring
We now provide free uptime website monitoring, as standard on most of our hosting packages. This service checks your website every 5 minutes 24/7 to check that it is still live, working correctly and available to your customers. If for any reason, such as server problems, a hack attempt or other issue, we are instantly notified and can rectify it.
SEO - Search Engine Optimisation
A website is only useful if your customers see it. If they never find it, then it's like having expensive flyers designed and printed, and then never taking them out of the box. We create websites from the start to be search-engine friendly, so that Google and other search engines will correctly categorise them and present it to your potential clients, with maximum exposure.
What type of websites to we build for our clients?
We build all sorts of websites, ranging from simple websites that showcase a businesses' main products or services, online shops (eCommerce), estate agency websites, car dealer websites, websites for take-aways, restaurants, bars, hairdressers and many more.
We're very happy to talk to you about updating or creating your new website from scratch, whatever type of business you are in. Need something a little different - we're happy to help.
How we approach website design
There are many things to consider before we just dive in a build a website. Although budget is obviously a key factor, let's consider some other vital considerations.
It sounds obvious, but first outline the primary purpose for your website. It may be just to have an online presence, with contact details, your location along with directions on how to find you. For some businesses, it makes sense to include pages clearly outlining their services, so prospective clients can identify which of their services would most suit them. Think of it as a better version of a brochure, where extra pages make a negligible difference to the cost of the website. You may want to display products or services on your website that customers can purchase directly online, in effect an online shop. This is widely known as eCommerce. While eCommerce sites cost more to set up and do require regular updating, they directly provide the business with income, and can take orders and process credit or debit cards without the business owner lifting a finger. You just have to send or deliver the items to the customer. So, in summary, what is the main thing you want from the website? Display basic business information, contact details and location. Attract new customers to the business who may not have heard of your business. Outline in detail the many services or products you provide. Take orders and process payments – an online shop. Take bookings with or without payment, e.g. a restaurant, hairdresser or B&B. Help your customers with helpful information and perhaps online tools, such as an accountant may do with an online PAYE tax calculator, or a mortgage broker may do with a mortgage payment calculator. How much involvement do you want in maintaining an updating your website? For many websites, once it’s created, it will serve its purpose each time a visitor finds it. But some websites are better if they are regularly updated with new and changeable information. How often do your services change? Are you adding and removing new products to sell etc. Then consider whether you want to make these changes yourself, or for your website designer to do it for you. With modern CMS (content management systems), it’s relatively easy to make content changes to a site, changes such as updating the text, or adding a new photo etc. Opensource packages such as WordPress are available for free and enable non-technical website owners to update their own website by logging in to the website using their email address and a password. These types of sites can be useful, but they also come with some drawbacks, such as heightened vulnerability to being hacked, which we can provide more info on, or just do a Google search for WordPress vulnerabilities etc. As experts we can minimise the risk of these vulnerabilities.
Deal Web Design - Websites for Deal and Kent Businesses
We're based in Deal, Kent and build websites for clients almost anywhere, but especially the surrounding Kent towns of Dover, Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Sandwich, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Ashford, Maidstone and Thanet.