What makes a great website?
Here's a list of things a great website should have or be. Clean modern appropriate design, mobile responsive, accessible for all users, fast to load, simple and straightforward to use, search engine friendly, social media friendly, easy for the owner to update, plenty of dynamic content, well chosen images, nice graphics, not too much animation, gorgeous typography, and most of all what your customers need in order to choose your business.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
I try to ask client focussed questions like 'what will happen if you don't have a new website?' or 'What problem do your prospects have that your business solves?' in order to really understand their brand and proposition. Then I like to focus on what the website should do and look like with questions like 'Tell me some websites that you really like?' Then I will focus on nuts and bolts questions about budgets, deadlines, domains, search engines, competitors and so on. I find that this meeting is very important and getting it right goes a long way to ensuring the project is executed smoothly.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that every project is different, and that I get to meet lots of interesting people in all manner of businesses and professions. I chose to work with computers as I've always loved that kind of problem solving (writing code, building applications), and web design allows me to apply these skills in a way that can make a real difference to someone's life. I admit I love the internet, and spend way too much time on it so web design is my dream job!
What inspired you to start your own business?
After many years working for someone else, and watching them enjoy the fruits of their success I wanted to do the same. Once you've been self employed, it is very hard to go back to working for someone else. I love the freedom of choosing which projects to take on, and how to best complete them.
Why should our clients choose you?
What I offer is a personal service. I'm not a great big agency to which you are only one of many clients. Your business really matters to me so I'll go the extra mile to ensure that you get the website you are looking for without any stress. I have been a small business owner who used a large agency to make me a website, and had I known then what I know now I would have saved myself an absolute fortune! If you are the VP of a massive company in need of a new £50,000+ website, you're looking at the wrong profile. If you are a small business owner like me, get in touch.