Website design

How to commission a website

Website design for business success

 

It's a sad fact that some websites fail. For all kinds of reasons there will be thousands of websites which simply don't produce the results that the website owner hoped for. To ensure your website is a success the website designer you choose will need to take the time to plan your website carefully. This includes creating the best and most appropriate design; identifying exactly what you wish to achieve; conducting the right research, and to plan it thoroughly in collaboration with you.

 

Elizabeth is an experienced website designer and search engine optimisation specialist with a background in marketing and business. The websites she designs are individually created for each clients and are stylish, effective, easy to navigate and most importantly they can all be found quickly and easily in the search engines. After all, there's little point in having a website if it can't be found.

 

By commissioning a website from Elizabeth you will be embarking on a rewarding journey where you will feel part of the design and development process, and with the confidence that she has your business success in mind. Elizabeth is completely transparent about the prices she charges and what her client's can expect in terms of the finished design, as well as enjoying an on- going relationship with her to ensure that your website remains a success.

 

It really doesn't matter if you're not familiar with the jargon and technical terms involved. Elizabeth will guide you through the process, and you will soon gain confidence and feel involved.

 

Contact Elizabeth on 01600 719019 or send an email. to start an informal discussion about what's involved.

Latest...

Andrew McCorie-Shand

Composer, songwriter, music producer and multi-instrumentalist

Website designed and launched August 2018

 

Responsive website for Andrew McCrorie-Shand - composer, songwriter and musician
Andrew McCrorie-Shand - official website

Andrew McCrorie-Shand composer and songwriter Andrew McCrorie-Shand is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer and composer of TV and film music. Andrew's brief was to draw together his current three websites into one concise site to incorporate his success as a composer/songwriter for children's TV (notably for Ragdoll productions) and showcase the band 3 Bucket Jones which he founded with Gitika Partington. Photographs by Emma Drabble.

If Elizabeth Walsh was a member of International Rescue she would be piloting Thunderbird 6 and rescuing victims of poor, inadequate and downright shoddy website design.

 

I myself have been rescued in such a manner after sending out a distress call signed “overwhelmed musician” - and the result is way more than my initial request.

 

Liz has done a brilliant job of reinventing my presence on the internet - a huge thank-you Liz.

Website portfolio
Clients & Reviews

Matthew Hall

Novelist and Screenwriter

matthewhallbooks.com

 

Matthew Hall's  website has been designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh

Matthew Hall - writer and creator of Keeping Faith

Matthew Hall is the best-selling author of the Jenny Cooper Coroner series of crime-fiction novels. His recent TV drama Keeping Faith starring Eve Myles has been screened by S4C and the BBC and has been a huge success. His new responsive site receives record breaking visits from fans.

Liz made me a sleek modern website that works beautifully across the full range of devices. She combines an artistic eye with technical skill to create an effortless and impactful user experience of the kind that off-the-shelf websites simply can’t deliver. Always only a phone call or email away,

 

Liz is an unfailing pleasant and helpful person to work with full of creative ideas. I couldn’t be more delighted with the result or recommend her highly enough.

EKD

Electro Kinetic Designs

electrokineticdesigns.com

 

EKD - Electrokinetic Designs' website
Alistair Flew of EKD commissioned her website from website designer Elizabeth Walsh

Alastair Flew is the founder of Electro Kinetic Designs Ltd. The company trades globally and the website needed to reflect a high standard of technical skill and customer service. Working closely with Ledbury based photographer John Teale, Elizabeth created the responsive website for EKD in 2017.

Elizabeth's attention to detail ensured that our website met our high expectations. Designing a website for an engineering company shows her versatility – whilst she will be the first to admit that she has limited engineering knowledge she instinctively knew how to present our company. She worked dilligently to gain good search engine optimisation results – she certainly knows how to do this effectively. This skill shouldn’t be underestimated as it will ensure that a business and website get noticed.

 

Woodbrook Designs

Kitchen design and fit

woodbrookdesigns.co.uk

 

Woodbrook Designs Monmouth - website designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Ann Stevens of Woodbrook Designs, Monmouth

Ann Stevens designs and supplies bespoke kitchens for many satisfied customers throughout Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and South Wales. The current responsive website for Woodbrook Designs is the second one Elizabeth designed for Ann. The fabulous logo was designed bythe graphic design team at Platform One based in Monmouth.

 

Paul Bennett Recruitment

Senior Management Search & Selection

pb-recruit.co.uk

 

Responsive website with CMS Admin system designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Paul Bennett Recruitment South Wales

Paul Bennett delivers effective recruitment opportunities for industry and business clients and senior management candidates in South Wales. The website specification included a bespoke CMS (content administration system) to enable Paul to post the latest job opportunities as they arise. The photographs of Paul were taken by Emma Drabble and his website is responsive and secure.

 

Georgia Martin

A Beautiful Goodbye

georgia-martin.co.uk

 

Georgia Martin - Living Funerals and final gatherings.  Website by Elizabeth Walsh
Georgia Martin - Living funerals

Georgia Martin provides Living Funeral services for terminally ill people of all ages. She offers a very special opportunity to say goodbye to friends and family. . It's a sensitive subject and a fairly new concept in the UK (Living Funerals are popular in Japan and the USA). Elizabeth wrote the copy for Georgia's site as well as creating a design that would reflect the gentle and sensitive way Georgia works with her clients.

Elizabeth's design for my website exceeded all my expectations. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my vison, and ensuring we were always in regular touch to discuss progress and new ideas. She will always make time for any questions and queries you have.

 

Liz has an invaluable amount of knowledge and an ability to capture the essence of any business and transform it into web form. Thank you Liz, I couldn’t have done any of this without you.

 

Atlanta O'Connor

Interior Design Consultant

atlantaoconnor.co.uk

 

Atlanta O'Connor Interior Design, Monmouth

Atlanta O'Connor

Atlanta O'Connor has worked with home owners and landlords for over 20 years in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and London and has experience with both residential and commercial properties. Her approach to interior design is innovative and affordable. The Design Days she offers are a great opportunity to take one room at a time in a timescale that suits you, your budget and your home-life.

The website Liz designed for me has far exceeded my expectations. Throughout the process she offered great ideas from concept through to completion and beyond. Not only does she excel at design, she’s a whiz at social media - which is so important in today’s market. Liz followed my brief and made intuitive and sensible suggestions where appropriate. The changes I requested were implemented without delay and she delivered well within our agreed timescale. I have no hesitation in recommending her and I look forward to our future relationship as she maintains, manages and updates my website.

Maureen Lindley

Novelist

maureenlindley.com

 

Maureen Lindley - author website designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Maureen Lindley - author

Maureen Lindley is the author of the best selling novel The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel, Her second novel A Girl Like You is the riveting and moving story of a lost generation of Japanese Americans sent to a brutal labour camp in the wilderness which future generations of US citizens chose to forget. Her most recent novel The Beloveds is an exploration of sibling rivalry, heavily laced with wit and menace.

Liz made made the whole exercise beautifully simple because she did all the work. Liz quickly got my style, and understood what I was looking for. She chose the most beautiful pictures and layouts, and the site she made for me gets lots of compliments. I love it, and can't recommend her highly enough.

Total Look

Monmouth Hair Salon

totallookmonmouth.co.uk

 

Total Look Monmouth - website designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Pat Gammon - proprietor of Total Look hairdressing salon Monmouth

Pat Gammon is the owner and senior stylist at Total Look (Monmouth) - a hair salon with an excellent reputation which attracts clients from all over Monmouthshire and further afield. The website has been designed to promote the salon and the services and products they use and sell. The salon and portrait photographs were taken by John Teale.

Elizabeth is my first choice of website designers. She understood my sense of style and also my lack of IT skills! She organised a photo-shoot, re-worked my pre-digital paper-copy only logo and created a website that I'm proud to say represents my salon perfectly. She runs the salon's social networking, leaving me free to get on with what I do best - hairdressing!

Louise Tickle

Award-winning journalist

louisetickle.co.uk

 

Louise Tickle - website designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Louise Tickle

Louise Tickle is an award-winning freelance journalist, public speaker and commentator, Her work can be read in the Guardian and The Sunday Times. Louise first commissioned Elizabeth to re-design her website in 2011 and then again in 2018 when she asked for a new, responsive site.

Seven years ago I went to Elizabeth Walsh for a whole new website, and she created a beautiful and highly functional site which I was delighted with. I’ve never had any reason to go anywhere else - over the years we have worked together closely on a number of updates to the site and one total revamp to make it compatible across devices.

 

Liz has a fabulously creative eye but is also determined that the functionality of her clients’ sites is optimised. Liz will make your website sing. She's creative, constructive and brilliant fun to work with .

Patricia Carswell

Journalist

patriciacarswell.co.uk

 

Total Look Monmouth - website designed and developed by Elizabeth Walsh
Patricia Carswell commissioned her website from website designer Elizabeth Walsh

Patricia Carswell is a freelance journalist who has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, Times Online, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and a wide range of other publications. Her website showcases her published work . The website brief was fairly open but Patricia particularly wanted red, her favourite colour, to be in the the colour scheme.

Liz was a joy to work with. She took my tentative, unformed ideas and transformed them into a fabulous, stylish and professional website that has received praise from everyone who has seen it.

 

Her ideas were invariably completely on the money and she always made sure that she understood exactly what I was aiming to achieve. I would thoroughly recommend her.

Website options

What kind of website do you need?

...and what are the options?

 

Single page websites

Australian novelist Barbara Toner commissioned a single page website from Elizabeth prior to the launch of her latest novel Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-time Husband - published in Australia and the USA in 2018. The site also showcases Barbara's catalogue of published fiction and non-fiction books.

 

Single page sites are perfect for small businesses and individuals. The site is constructed on one page and can feature images, an introduction, specific content and contact details. SEO and a responsive build are an integral part of the commission. Prices range from £500 to £700 depending on the amount of content.

 

 

Multi-page websites

Ross-on-Wye based Electrician Ryan Dearie commissioned a multi-page website to promote his growing electrical contracting business. His brief was to target potential clients in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire and in particular, for listed properties and heritage buildings.

 

Multi- page sites are ideal for established businesses and individuals who freelance. The site is constructed on multiple pages and features any number of images, a gallery of images, an introduction, extensive content and contact details. SEO and a responsive build are an integral part of the commission. Prices are from £900 - depending entirely on the amount of content and functionality.

Can I update my website myself?

...and what are the options?

 

CMS Administration

Paul Bennett Recruitment South Wales

Recruitment specialist Paul Bennett needs to update his website as soon as he had a new position to offer potential candidates. Elizabeth provided a bespoke CMS administration system to enable him to add all the information he needed, along with a referencing system to help him manage enquiries and job applications.

pb-recruit.co.uk

 

Clients often need to be able to update their own website with new information, images, products and services. To do this Elizabeth can provide a Content Management system which allows clients (and anyone they choose) to update the site in real time. So if your prices go up or you want to introduce a new product range you can do so immediately. Prices depend on how extensive your CMS admin needs to be. Elizabeth can provide precise quotes when provided with a specific brief.

 

Domain registration and website hosting

 

Elizabeth can purchase and register a domain name for your website as well as hosting all the websites she designs and develops.

 

Photography

 

Of course smart phones take great snaps but if you want to website that looks superb then Elizabeth recommends hiring a professional photographer to take your web photos. The difference is unquestionably much, much better.

 

Contact Elizabeth on 01600 719019 or send an email. to start an informal discussion about what's involved.

 

Website design for small businesses, individuals and large organisations

 

 

Tel: 01600 719019

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