Website Design

Do you want to have a website that looks good, provides good information, is easy to navigate and has custom functionality that suit’s your business needs? We specialise in website design and custom built websites on the Gold Coast.

Custom Website Design & Built Websites

A business’s website is more often than not one of their most important marketing tools. It’s like having a shopfront open 24/7. We strive not just to build you a great website, but to build one that leaves a great impression on your potential customers.

We tailor the website design around your branding to ensure your website is consistent with the rest of your brand. We also tailor designs around your product or service and ensure the it appeals to your target market.

The designs are user friendly, providing your website visitors simple navigation around your website.

Our Process

Planning Website Design

Planning your website before designing and building it is an essential part of the process. This stage is commonly referred to as UI/UX design process, or user experience design.

The process
1. Starts with consultation
2. Site structure of pages in your site
3. Research & direction
4. Wireframe mock-ups of key template pages
5. Live working prototypes

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High Fidelity Website Designs

After approval of wireframes, high fidelity designs are done based on the wireframe layouts.

Key pages generally would be the home page, information pages, product/service landing pages and product/service detail pages.

These high fidelity design mock-ups will coincide with your business’s branding. Including colours, fonts, logo and imagery. These are again put into a live prototype where testing can be done.

Once approved it’s then on the build stage.

Website Build

Without going into too much detail here and putting your head into a spin, I want to briefly explain what is commonly referred to as website development

For your content (text and images) to be rendered on a computer screen, it uses coding languages to display content in a neatly formatted way. And code also styles your website to match your brand.

This is a large and crucial part of the website process. After your new website is built, testing is employed on all devices from desktop, to tablet to mobile. Then GO LIVE!

Benefits Of Full Custom Website

Benefits of a Fully Custom Website Design

  • Research & Planned to engage your target audience and achieve maximum conversions, weather that be sales or leads

  • Allows “user testing” to be done before building your website. Which saves us time when it comes to the web development stage.

  • Get your website to look and perform exactly how you and your customers want it.

  • They load FASTER! Your audience and Google love’s a fast loading website, which ultimately is better for conversions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have a compiled a list of our frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions or queries you can contact us with your enquiry here.

Information architecture is the relationship of how all the different pages of a website are related to each other. This is communicated visually through a sitemap. Here is an example of a sitemap: http://sitemaps.thewpdevshop.com/proctormajor

An interactive prototype is a black and white version of your website that is designed to prove the functionality and features as they will work in the browser. No design elements are applied at this stage as the prototype is just built to allow all parties to make final decisions on the functionality. Here is an example of a prototype: http://prototypes.thewpdevshop.com/proctormajor

WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers around 25% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength. WordPress allows us to develop flexible and cus-tomisable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Further-more the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows us to tap in to this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project.

Your website needs to be hosted by a hosting company that specialises in WordPress hosting. There are many companies that do this. WP Engine, Siteground, Pagely and Pantheon are just a few who specialise in this area. We are more than happy to make a personal recommendation should you require one.

Provided you subscribe to one of our ongoing website care plans, we will be your first point of call should something go wrong with your website. We will determine whether it is something the hosting company needs to fix something that is covered by your website care plan. We will provide training and video tutorials to assist you in using your website once it is launched.

Once your website is launched, we will provide 30 days of support to make sure any bugs have been ironed out and that you are confident using your new website. After this you will need to sub-scribe to one of our ongoing website care plans to make sure your website is looked after and main-tained. These website care plans include updating your software, regular backups, security checks and making sure your website is online and open for business 24/7/365. More information on our website care plans is available upon request.

The time it takes for your website to appear on page 1 of Google depends on a number of factors. It depends on the search phrase people are using to find your website and the number of other web-sites that are also available for those search phrases. Nobody can truly say how long it will take for your website to appear at the top of search engine results pages (including people who actually work for Google), however there are a number of factors that can improve your chances. Building your website on WordPress is a good start as WordPress has some great Search Engine Optimisation fundamentals built-in. Creating unique and interesting content on a regular basis for your website is also critical to increase your visibility amongst search engines. Launching your website and then for-getting about it is a surefire way to get lost amongst the noise. We are happy to talk to more about your search engine strategy if we haven’t already.

We will install Google analytics software on your new website and show you how to log into your Google analytics account where you can see a wide range of statistics about your website including number of visits, page views than the amount of time people are spending on your website.

Once you subscribe to one of our website care plans you will also receive more detailed analysis about your website performance and recommendations on how to improve.

Whilst we like to be flexible and responsive to your needs, we also like to deliver what we promise within the time frames and budgets we have allowed. If you ask us to add new features to your web-site while we are building it, will most likely ask why? If we all agree that your new request will help us achieve our objectives then we will be more than happy to oblige. If your new feature is something you would like to add to your website but is not directly tied to your original objectives then we will suggest to schedule it for a second iteration of the website once it has been launched. This will re-quire a new proposal.

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