Website Design

Web design focused on results

I design and build websites that work. Web design has changed over the years, and as your site is a reflection of your business, you need to have a modern website which will give your clients confidence in your business.
I built websites using WordPress CMS as WordPress is the market leader in content management systems, is easy to configure for SEO and is responsive for mobile-friendly sites. I live near Nenagh and most of my clients are from Tipperary and Limerick. I also have clients from Dublin, Cork and Antrim, some of which, I have only communicating with through Skype and email. If it is possible, I try to meet clients in person, as I think this is the best way to understand what the customer needs from their website.

Website Re-design

Many clients require a web redesign. They are happy with their contents with the look and functionality of their site is not adequate. I can redesign a website from a PhotoShop PSD file, which the client has purchased. I can also do a complete redesign for the customer.

A lot of older sites are not responsive. Unresponsiveness means that they do not function well on smartphones or tablets (not mobile friendly). Every website that I build or redesign will be responsive, mobile friendly and I optimise for search engines and load speed.

I usually start with the client’s logo and branding, to get an idea of the colours, fonts and images that will work well on their website.

The topography of the site is also significant, as the fonts and text sizes are essential elements to convey a company’s message.

Each web page should be optimised for one or two keywords and have a strong call to action.

 

Mobile Responsive Design

You need your website to be useful on all devices and all browsers. By using a responsive site design, the end user experiences a better result. Google reports that 61% of visitors will leave a website if they are not able to view it on a mobile device. Consequently, Google states that it considers a responsive web design to be the best solution.

With a responsive web design, the same content is available to all users. The content stacks differently on different devices and screens. Responsive design works by using mobile CSS and media queries. These detect the screen size by pre-set breakpoints and displays content accordingly.

Google estimates that viewers will leave a website if the website is slow to load. It seems that the crucial time is two seconds for a mobile device and 4 seconds for a desktop. As a result, Site speed is a key consideration, when considering the web design.

 

E-commerce – a fully functional shopping cart

E-commerce is the selling products and services online.

The advantages of e-commerce are:

  • Low overheads compared to running a bricks and mortar store.
  • Online stores can be open 24 hours a day, 365 is the year, and customers can buy or browse from different countries and different types time zones.
  • E-commerce stores can be as simple as selling one product or service or an extensive catalogue of goods.
  • Customers can buy online with your credit cards safely and securely.

There are many WordPress plug-ins which help make e-commerce store a possibility. WooCommerce and MarketPress are just two of the e-commerce plug-ins which I have used. Customers can pay securely through PayPal or pay by credit card through Stripe.

 

Are you a business owner based in County Tipperary?

Do you require a website or a redesign of your old website?

I design and build websites for clients in Tipperary. I usually beat the clients to discuss what their business is about? who is your target audience?, What is the purpose of the website?
When I have the answers these questions, I have a better idea on the type of website the client wants and needs. I require client to supply me with text for each page and appropriate images to enable me to build the website. I can supply some stock images, depending on the niche of the client’s business.
If the client has testimonials, videos or product reviews, these can be added to webpages for social proof.

I have many clients based around Nenagh, Thurles, Roscrea and Newport. Contact me if you would like a quote or some advice on how to go forward with your web design.