Jason Coman Design
Are you a start-up, not-for-profit, home-based or even small business?. You probably think you can't afford a professionally designed custom website.
I can provide bespoke website design and WordPress site packages to meet even the smallest of budgets to help you establish your niche in the market place.
Whether you require a single page static website, a Wordpress template website or a large scale custom build static website with multiple pages, I can help build your website to reach its full potential.
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Jason Coman Design Location
Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, UK
Jason Coman Design Q&A
What makes a great website?
A great website is one which reflects the business and it's objectives, looks professional, is easy to navigate for users, provides easy accessibility to all potential users and functions great on all devices.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
I have a list of approximately 50 questions that i ask each new client. These questions are crucial to establishing exactly what the client expects from the website, not just in content, but in functionality too.
Some examples of questions i ask are:
Describe the site's desired look and feel by using adjectives and short phrases.
Describe what kind of users you intend to attract to your site.
List any important words that you want people to associate with your company image/brand
Where/how do people currently learn about your company/product/service(s), if you currently have no website?
Will you want your site to be updated regularly and would you like me to update your site or would you like to be responsible for updates yourself?
What do you love most about your job?
I'm always a fan of a good challenge, and for every project I have worked on, my focus has always been on creating the best user experience possible. The satisfaction of having a happy client and even happier users for a developed site is incredible.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I realised that working at agencies i wasn't 100% dedicated to a clients website build and so I wanted to work for myself so i could control the quality of work, type of work and amount of work i take on.
Why should our clients choose you?
I have a long history of working in IT, with work completed on websites for large companies such as 'Colchester Zoo' and 'Syngenta' and smaller local businesses. I'm a perfectionist and i always ensure that every project i work on is completed to the clients 100% satisfaction.
Jason Coman Design Services
Web design and development
Do you require a new website?. What type of website do you need? A completely custom website or a simple website based on a WordPress template?. Do you need a single page website or a large multi-page website?. Do you require E-Commerce as part of the new site?. Do you need the ability for you or staff members in your company to update content in the website yourselves?. If you don't know the answers to these questions, no worries, I can work with you to determine the type of website that will suit your business and will work on the website build from start to finish. This way we can ensure that your website looks exactly how you wish and behaves exactly how you expect it to. There are a multitude of different types of website for all various types of business (small and large) and even websites designed for specific business niches. More even than you can throw a stick at! There are social community building websites (like Facebook), blogging websites, Online business brochure or catalogue websites (think hair-stylist, dentist, auction house etc), directory websites (such as yell.com) that provide listings of services and there are E-Commerce websites. These are the main types of website found on the internet but there are many, many more. On top of this, some websites are single-page websites with all the content listed on one scrollable page and there are websites with literally thousands of pages at the back-end, and there are many more in between. Indeed, some websites are built completely bespoke while others are constructed using a CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress.
Existing Website Amendment
Do you require amendments to an existing website, whether that be content or structure?. Is your existing website looking a little outdated?. Have you seen some functionality on a competitors website you'd like implemented in your own?. Is your existing website not mobile and tablet responsive?. Has your business gone through a re-branding process and would like help to redesign your existing website?. Whatever the issues, i can help to achieve the changes you require. Contact me to discuss further your existing website set-up and what you are looking to achieve...
PSD to Website Build
Do you already have a design for your website in PSD or PDF format (or even as a sketch in a notepad) but don't have the time or knowledge to turn this design into a fully functioning website?. This is where i can help!. I can take your design and convert it into the fully-functioning website you require.
Having nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry at a software level, i can provide reliable IT consultancy advice where required.
Is your website running slow?. Are pages taking an eternity to appear on the screen?. As you've probably experienced in the past yourselves, waiting for a slow loading website can be one of the most frustrating experiences when surfing the internet. Indeed, it's been proven that many potential customers are automatically put-off by slow loading websites. However, I can ensure your website is running as fast and optimally as possible using developer tools in the browsers or even T-SQL and database mySQL query languages to investigate what is causing the lag and fix it.
Website Mobile and Tablet Optimisation
Is your website displaying correctly on mobile and tablet devices?. You would probably not be surprised to hear that since 2010, Smartphone usage is up 394 percent, and tablet usage is up a whopping 1,721 percent as these platforms now combine to account for 60 percent of digital media time spent. This is a massive audience to miss out on if your website is not mobile phone or tablet responsive. I can assist amending your existing website to be mobile and tablet responsive using technologies such as media queries and Twitter Bootstrap.
Website Disability Accessibility
For millions of people with sensory or mobility disabilities a poorly optimised website can severely affect their use of the internet. If your business has a website, it should be accessible to disabled users. Indeed, there have been two cases where the RNIB filed law suits against companies whose websites were deemed to be discriminatory. See here for more details. Currently most Web sites have accessibility barriers that make it difficult or impossible for many people with disabilities to use the Web. Is your existing website tailored for accessibility for people with disabilities?. Can you answer these questions?... Can people with disabilities perceive, understand, navigate and interact with your website correctly?. If someone is using a screenreader to access your website, is it set-up correctly to allow them easy navigation throughout your website?. Can a person with colour blindness view your website correctly?. Can a person who can only use a keyboard due to their physical disability navigate your website easily?. How about if someone is accessing your website from a car using a hands-free device (i.e: via speech or voice commands)?. These are all potential customers who could be lost if your website is not easily accessible in these not-so-rare cases!. I can help tweak your website to allow a smoother and easier experience for a user with disabilities or accessibility issues.
Agency Freelance Work
Who wouldn't like additional pair of hands from time to time right?. Are you an agency with multiple projects on-the-go and not enough staff to complete them all?. Or maybe a skillset is missing from your staff?. I can work as a remote member of your team to complete projects and provide support when you need it most. Having worked in design agencies for a number of years, you can be safe in the knowledge that any projects entrusted for me to work on will be dealt with as if I was a fully-fledged member of your team.
From October 2014 to January 2016.
Worked as lead developer overseeing Website build implementations and development.
London South East (LSE)
From January 2012 to September 2014.
Held the position of web designer for implementations and amendments to their existing stocks and shares web application.
IT Systems Controller
Contacta Systems Limited
From January 2000 to September 2011.
Freelance web developer
From January 2016 to present.
Colchester Zoo approached with a requirement to redesign and update their home page on their existing website and perform various updates on other pages throughout the website and to fix any existing problems they were having with the functionality of the website. http://jasoncoman.co.uk/colchester-zoo-project/
St James' Auctions
St James's Auctions approached with a request to completely re-design their existing site which was about 10 years old. They had a number of ideas in mind to be implemented in the site, particularly the ability for their staff to update and display upcoming and past auction details, a way to add featured lots and an ability to link to their existing auction bidding software 'saleroom.com'. They also needed the ability to display catalogues in E-Book format for viewing on the website. http://jasoncoman.co.uk/project-detail/
Babyprints approached with a requirement to build a new CMS based E-Commerce website that allowed users to purchase items using Paypal and adding a full gift voucher facility to the site. http://jasoncoman.co.uk/babyprints-project/