Affordable Website Design Of Interest?

Imagine Websites

It’ll probably come as quite a relief to the many users of the Wild As The Wind Etsy Shop that I will soon be unveiling the Wild As The Wind Shop. Many of you have said you have found Etsy overly complicated. Hopefully the proprietary Wild As The Wind Shop will resolve a lot of the problems you’ve experienced on the Etsy platform.

Etsy lovers will still be able to use the Wild As The Wind Etsy Shop as I will be keeping it live, but I hope most of you will switch to using the Wild As The Wind Shop.

This website has been under development since October of last year, and is the result of a lot of hard work.

Affordable Website Design Of Interest?

The person who has provided all of the Wild As The Wind Shop architecture is a very able web designer called Stephen Norman. So, I have no qualms recommending him to everyone who is looking for a new affordable website for their business.

So, if you think that might be you, read on…

WordPress Website Design

I have known and worked with Stephen Norman for nearly ten years. He is very technically skilled, keeps a cool head, and is excellent at explaining complicated stuff in a very simplified way.

I tracked Stephen down in Weston Super Mare after a two year long quest to find a very technically savvy WordPress website designer.

WordPress is the leading website software platform, and it provides the architecture for this website as well as the new site which will hopefully go live next weekend.

WordPress Website Design At It’s Best

Many web designers come at website development from a graphics / pictorial direction. This is really not ideal. Not only are these web designers often technically unskilled, they will often forego usability in preference for their preferred design renderings. This means you’ll have very messy code behind the scenes, and you’ll have a website which is regularly abandoned by visitors who stomp off exasperated when they repeatedly fail to find what they’re looking for.

Have you ever had a hairdresser that gave you the cut they wanted to give you instead of what you asked for? Well, working with the type of website developer I’ve described above is just like this kind of hairdresser.

But, being delivered a website which looks like what your website designer wants it to, as opposed to what you asked for, is one thing… ending up with a website which is also coded badly means they can also add Google to their list of dissatisfied customers, alongside you.

Clean code is necessary for Google to index your website correctly. If your website has idiosyncratic code Google may not even be able to index your website at all, and it will definitely mean they are less likely to rank your site well in search engine results pages.

Stephen Norman always delivers technically, and he has never failed me on design issues either.

Imagine Websites

Stephen Norman’s website development services can be found at Imagine Websites, where he offers the following.

  • website design services
  • ecommerce (WooCommerce)
  • hosting
  • managed support
  • search engine optimisation (SEO)

Web Design Services

Imagine Websites provide two different web design services:

Simple Website :: where you choose from 140+ predesigned layouts which are then customised with your branding and website content, which would be provided by you. (This essentially means Stephen will incorporate your logo and tag line etc into the appearance of the website, and he will publish all of the information about your business you want people to know.)

Bespoke Websites :: websites built and designed from the ground up providing PSD mockups.

Hosting Packages

Imagine Websites also provide safe and reliable hosting…

The basic hosting package is called the ‘Starter’ plan and there’s a fully managed hosting package referred to as the ‘Essential Plan’.

WordPress Managed Support

The Starter hosting package doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles, but the Essential hosting package comes with a lot of added extras, which all translate into full WordPress managed support.

So what does WordPress managed support look like?

Well… the Essential plan provides subscribers with daily backups, as well as all website software updates, (including website architecture / WordPress), website theme software and all of the ‘added extra’ functionality of your website, which are applied in the form of plugins.

This package also includes the monitoring and reporting on website security, uptime and performance monitoring.

No Pain Website Development & Management

If you are looking for an extremely affordable web design package which is then fully taken care of so you can concentrate on running your business then I couldn’t recommend Stephen Norman enough.

If you are familiar with WordPress and you trust yourself to remember to perform all of the necessary updates and back-ups then you are also well covered by Imagine Websites.

Website Development Costs

A basic brochure website could be yours for just under £200! Add a few more pages and the cost will be around £400.

Convert your basic WordPress website into an eCommerce website, with ten or so product pages for around £300 extra.

Basic safe and secure hosting will cost £10.00 per month, and the Essential package costs £35.00 a month. But, big savings can be made if you pay for the year in advance. These savings equate to a 12 month package for the price of 10 months.

 

About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

Rachel passionately supports creative endeavour and independent thinking. "The future, if it's good, will see a triumph of quality over quantity, substance over style and give rise to truly inspired thinking born of fearlessness and compassion."

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