For new companies, they are not looking for anything fancy, just a basic website design will suffice.
They are not necessarily looking for a cheap design, but something smart yet basic.
If you are looking for basic website design, then a small agency or freelancer is a good choice. Just complete the form opposite to get free quotes and advice on basic website design.
Many companies around the UK are not looking for a huge one, or something that will be all singing and all dancing, just something simple. Companies such as local builders, hair salons, garages just need a point of reference, a basic website design is just the thing.
Something that gives an overview of what it is that they do, some pictures of their product/site and a page of contact information.
There are lots of creative agencies around the UK but finding someone that can put up a simple site that is not too expensive and not too complicated is not easy.
The most basic website is called a ‘template website’ or ‘brochure style site’ (which is a little more fancy).
Small, with less than 10 pages (and a blog) is normally what this is.
A template site can be created from software on the internet that can be downloaded and set up. This does tend to be free and as long as you have a creative flare you may be able to set up something quite basic and pretty in quite a short time.
It is better to get a professional agency to help in getting a simple site set up. This may save you quite a bit of time but also the agency will be able to get a better site in place for you. As it is their trade, they do it all day and know what looks good and what does not.
Certainly you can advise the agency on what it is that you want, what pages you want in place and a rough layout – this will actually help them put together a layout.
If you do not know, then most agencies can put one together from scratch for you giving it a simple yet professional feel.
Getting the site set up is one thing; however if you want to be found by visitors (as opposed to just using the website as a point of reference) then you need to consider using an SEO company.
They will get it up and visible on the internet so that you gain more internet traffic and sales enquiries.
Optimisation does take time, depending on how competitive your industry is, it can take a long time.
Advertising on search engines is a good option to consider, when you only pay when someone clicks through to your site.
This is called PPC advertising and can be a quick and affordable way to get visitors.
The thing that many people do not realise is that web design prices vary depending on the designer that you choose.
Template sites can be designed on the internet for free with sites like WordPress if you have a little time and patience. If not, web designers can plan and design a simple website for around £500 upwards.
It is always worth paying a little more to get a nice site, no point in paying for something cheap only to scrap it 6 months down the line and get another designed.
Like most things, you do pay for what you get and this is no different. There are lots of cheap websites on the internet, but many that actually look cheap.