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SJR Web Designs

Manchester, Lancs

SJR Web Designs logo

SJR Web Designs

Manchester, Lancs



SJR Web Designs was established by Simon Stoops, a computer software developer in April 2011.

Website development is much more than just designing an attractive looking site. Good website design means developing a site that is not only a powerful marketing tool, attracting traffic from the search engines, but also one that appeals to visitors and turns them into customers.


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15 February 2017

SJR Web Designs were very helpful and professional all of the way through the process of the design of our new website.

We are very pleased with our website & have no hesitation in recommending Simon and his team. More...

3 January 2017

Excellent web design service. I needed a website for my business and SJR Web Designs designed me a bespoke website which I can be proud of. They were always in contact with me from start to finish and provided a great customer service . More...

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Good web design always caters to the needs of the user. Each page of your website needs to have a clear purpose, and to fulfil a specific need for your website users in the most effective way possible. People on the web tend to want information quickly, so it is important to communicate clearly, and make your information easy to read and digest. Some effective tactics to include in your web design include: organising information using headlines and sub headlines, using bullet points instead of long windy sentences, and cutting the waffle.

A well thought out colour palette can go a long way to enhance the user experience. Complementary colours create balance and harmony. Using contrasting colours for the text and background will make reading easier on the eye. Vibrant colours create emotion and should be used sparingly (e.g. for buttons and call to actions). Last but not least, white space/ negative space is very effective at giving your website a modern and uncluttered look.

A picture can speak a thousand words, and choosing the right images for your website can help with brand positioning and connecting with your target audience. If you don’t have high quality professional photos on hand, consider purchasing stock photos to lift the look of your website. Also consider using infographics, videos and graphics as these can be much more effective at communicating than even the most well written piece of text.

Navigation is about how easy it is for people to take action and move around your website. Some tactics for effective navigation include a logical page hierarchy, using bread crumbs, designing clickable buttons, and following the ‘three click rule’ which means users will be able to find the information they are looking for within three clicks.

It is now commonplace to access websites from multiple devices with multiple screen sizes, so it is important to consider if your website is mobile friendly. If your website is not mobile friendly, you can either rebuild it in a responsive layout (this means your website will adjust to different screen widths) or you can build a dedicated mobile site (a separate website optimised specifically for mobile users).

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I love the variety of different website projects. I am learning all the time developing my skills further and I am able to use my skills and knowledge as well as push myself in areas that I am unsure of myself.

I had come out of university studying software development and I was working for an accountant firm as a purchase ledger clerk so I wasn't using any of my skills. I was working there about 6 months and was creating a few websites in my spare time for friends who were staring up their own businesses. I knew I wanted to be a full time web designer and developer but I didn't know how to go about it. I went for a few interviews at software houses but I realised they weren't for me and knew I wanted to start something on my own. I eventually had the guts to leave my job and start promoting my business using various marketing tools. It wasn't until a month after leaving my job I got my first job in. From then on my business grew and grew. I am always learning new skills so I am up to date with the latest technology. That is one of the things I love as technology is always changing so learning these changes and implementing them into my clients website give me great job satisfaction.

We are a professional web design company that specialises in creating and developing effective websites for organisations and online businesses. We design and develop bespoke websites for everyone from simple Brochure´s to advanced Content Management Systems. We understand that your online presence is the forefront of communicating your companies persona to an online audience. We are bespoke and design our websites to meet your requirements so no two websites are the same.

Our aim is to provide professional, bespoke and affordable website designs with a first class friendly service. Our main focus is you and your target customers. No matter what type of website design you have in mind, or the level of functionality, we have it covered.

Your website is your most important sales tool. It´s often the first place that customers experience your business and is where most people will go to decide whether or not they want to work with you. The importance of quality website design cannot be stressed enough. It will make your life easier whether you want to sell goods on the web, attract sales prospects, impress investors and appeal to potential staff. No matter what type of website you need, we are able to help. Our areas of expertise range from simple brochure´s to advanced content management systems.



Brochure websites are the most common style of website, defined as those which exist to advertise a product or service and provide a means for users to contact the company/owner for more information. Typically they do not have online payment systems integrated or feature customer logins (these can of course be included as additional modules), but can incorporate social media, video content, enquiry/contact forms, animation, interactivity and downloads amongst other things. With an emphasis on simplicity, a clean design and most importantly, usability, we will give your website a look and feel which inspires confidence in your customers.

When keeping your website up-to-date is of key importance, SJR Web Designs content managed websites fit the bill perfectly. ‘Content Managed’ means placing the control of your websites content in your hands. Through our intuitive, highly–flexible online system, you are given full control over your website´s content, from textual changes and image uploads through to creating and removing entire content from the system. Content managed websites can be as simple as a small brochure website, or they can be developed into a bespoke solution; such as an industry business directory or mainstream news website. Our secure administrative back–end system is straightforward, and highly flexible, giving our clients the ability to effectively maintain their website with just basic PC skills. We can provide a full content management systems from single page brochure websites through to bespoke eCommerce websites where every aspect of content can be modified via a user friendly password protected control panel.

We create beautiful, professional, purposeful websites that give people a reason to get in touch with you, not just the means to. Your website is a statement of who you are, what your business is about and an invitation to join you on your journey. Our customers enjoy our clear accessible approach and our amazing support service. Our business Ecommerce packages deliver fantastic looking responsive websites with incredible features that will help your customers make online purchases. We are here to help your online shop succeed and we believe that the SJR Web Designs platform has everything you need for it to reach its full potential. The easy–to–use bespoke control panel and customer orientated designs have been specifically developed to generate sales and deliver the best user experience for you and your customers.