a digital home for your business.
Every website starts with a consultation & a cup of coffee.
Holmes Design have 10 years experience in the field of website design and marketing, just read our testimonials to know you are in good hands. Every single website we design is bespoke because no single client is the same. Getting to know your business and your exact needs is integral to producing a beautiful website that looks professional and sells your services or products to your target audience effectively.
If you would like to have a chat and get a free unique quote custom to your needs, please contact us here!
1. Consult & Strategy
It’s not enough to just have a website these days, it needs an understanding of your business goals and clientele – it is your shop window after all!
We spend time with you to understand exactly what your business needs to generate more leads and sales from your website.
Crafting a bespoke website design strategy after understanding those goals, is the key to ROI, sales and a high performing website.
2. Design Your Website
We can often design your new website in just 3-4 weeks. You can supply the content or our expert copywriter will draft something that aligns with your brands’ vision.
Images can be provided by us, however we suggest professional images of your business to make the web experience more personal.
All of our websites are designed on WordPress (a management system) so you can update content on yourself without technical knowledge.
Just like after you buy a car, to keep your website in top performance it’s important to look after it. The only ongoing fee a website needs is hosting.
We provide dedicated hosting only available to our website design clients. This means your website is not held hostage by third parties.
We can maintain plugins and updates for a monthly fee so you can be confident your website is up to date and concentrate on your business.
Sole Trader | Small Businesses
We work with sole traders and small businesses to build a new website, as their existing ones are often out of date and need a facelift. We can work with you to develop new, up-to-date content and help source photographs. We take the stress out of the process and are happy for you to take a hands-off approach so you can spend time working on your business.
Medium Size Enterprise
We also work with larger enterprises, who often come to us with an official creative brief, brand guidelines and may have developed a lot of their content. We work with you to pull all these resources together, and advise of the organisation of these assets to create an aesthetic user experience.
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Our Standard Website Features
All of our sites look great on desktop, tablet and mobile. We optimise websites for Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox.
Our prefered content management system is WordPress. It’s reliable and easy for our clients use to keep their blogs up to date.
As standard we install security plugins to safeguard your website. When hosted with us, we also provide secure backups of your site should there be any problems, so your website can be restored to working order.
We optimise each image individually (resize and give appropriate file names). Images have a massive impact on website speed, user experience and SEO – we think it’s a critical aspect of any website project we work on.
We can add this to your new website so you can track traffic and goals over time.
“After recently having our new website designed by Stephen I am very keen to get the word out about not only his abilities to create a fantastic looking site but also his abilities to listen and communicate in a highly professional manner.
I was keen not to go for a huge agency…I wanted a more personal service from somebody who I could discuss things with as and when it was required. Stephen was fully on board to not only create an aesthetically pleasing site but also to create a very well coded site that would naturally help improve Google rankings.
The whole process was so stress free from start to finish which is a rarity indeed. I am absolutely thrilled with the end result and am looking forward to Stephen applying his SEO skills to improve our rankings even further.
This feels like an exciting new chapter for my company and I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen to anybody who is thinking of having a new website created – Thanks again Stephen, your proactive work ethic has never gone unnoticed and I look forward to working with you more in the future.”
After working with Holmes Design, we’ve had more enquiries through our new website than we’ve ever had – really pleased”
Chris Benson | Director
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Professional digital consultancy providing web design, branding and SEO, based in Cambridge.
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Stephen Holmes Website Design
24 Panton StreetCambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tel: 01223 750337