web design

Today, more than ever, everyone needs a presence on the internet. Big company or small, tradesman or individual, you can only benefit from having your name known to internet users everywhere. Having your own website designed for you is the best option. You decide what it looks like and you are personally involved in its design. You can even have the ability to modify the contents yourself, without any specialist knowledge - if that's what you want. To see examples of the sort of websites I create click on the pictures above or browse my design portfolio.

Having your own website is neither complicated nor expensive. You will be involved throughout the design process, and I'll make sure that you get the website you need. You don't need a room full of computer equipment or any programming ability. The website will be hosted by a reliable third party, and you will be the owner of all rights in the work including any domain names. If you want to know more, please look at my frequently asked questions or contact me for a quote or just to ask me a question.

design philosophy

My design philosophy can be summed up in one word - simplicity. You want to get your message across, and you want to do it as simply and clearly as possible. And besides, I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't hang around very long when confronted by Loading - 27%. Not everyone has a super-fast broadband connection or the latest equipment, and I believe that it's just as important to design sites which can be viewed by people who are not geeks or gadget freaks.

I don't use any ready-made templates or proprietary design software. All the websites I produce are custom-written to your specification, and are designed to be standards compliant. This means that they will work on all computers in common use, and will continue to work with any updates in the future. It's much more important to get your message across as clearly as possible than it is to have flashy graphics and gimmicks which only 20% of users can see.

search engines

I can't guarantee that your website will appear on the first page of Google or any other search engine. But what I can say is that nobody else can make this guarantee either. The best way to get good, reliable traffic from search engines is to produce well-written, easy to use websites with content which is valuable to the user. If you want to know more, I suggest you read what Google has to say on the subject.
© 2009 Richard Stubbs