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Smiling Spiders Web Design

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Smiling Spiders is an award winning website design and development agency with offices in Dublin and Sligo, Ireland who creates responsive, clean, modern websites for individuals, colleges and businesses.

We work with you to provide you with an excellent website that will satisfy your business needs.

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5 customer reviews

30 November 2018

Excellent service from Smiling Spiders ! Would highly recommend.

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29 May 2018

Excellent service and great communication, would highly recommend.

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29 May 2018

We had website created by Claire from Smiling Spiders recently and could not be happier with the outcome. From start to the end co-operation was smooth and all changes/issues were addressed promptly. For the peace of mind we have also subscribed to one of the maintenance packages so we won't need to worry about future updates and website security. Positive comments from our customers about the website navigation content speaks volumes for the work Claire did. Thanks again. More...

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29 May 2018

Really good service ,flexible and very professional ! everybody was impressed with the web and the sales started to come in! I Definitely recommend it! could not be happier with the results! More...

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29 May 2018

We found Clare most professional and resourceful when we engaged her expertise in our Automobile Garage. We found that her 'digital initiative' was most complimentary to our business as we were just either too busy or lacking the skills required to optimize our internet investment. Thanks Clare...It is a relief to know a good women is at the Helm !! More...

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A website that "sells" you is a great site!
What does this mean?
People work with people, and if someone can get a sense of who you are, and want to work with, or buy from you as a result of what they see on your website then that means the website works.
It sounds simple but only an experienced, qualified website designer and developer knows how to do this.
Contact Smiling Spiders to find out more...

I have a questionnaire I send out to clients. This is to get an understanding of what they think they need the website to do, what content they have and what they expect me to do.
We sit down and go through the questionnaire.
We talk about their budget and what they can expect to get for that budget.
Apart from the website itself, we talk about the future - do they want to update the website. If yes, we add training to list of "to do's". If they want hosting, security and maintenance, we also discuss that

I love nothing more that working on a great project with a fantastic client. I care about my clients and can often be found working out of hours to get everything ‘just right’!
I love when a website goes "live" and the customer is happy about the work I've done.
I love building a relationship with people - when people take my maintenance plan they get peace of mind that their website will be kept up to date and secure and I'm happy knowing I am giving them a great service at an honest price.

My name is Clare McSharry and I am the founder of Smiling Spiders Web Design and Web Development.

I originally graduated from Sligo Institute of Technology in 1991 with a Diploma in computing (Merit) when the IT industry and the internet was in its infancy.

Over the past 20 years, I have worked in a number of prestigious blue chip companies such as Zurich Insurance and Unilever and has also served my time in the computer consultancy industry in the employment of Cap Gemini Sogeti.

My most recent addition to my up-skilling CV has been a BSc(Hons) in Digital Computing (First Class) from the DIT in 2015.

My work in IT was as project manager and in IT support – a very crucial area of the business. Security was of the upmost importance. Also keeping the systems running 24/7 was a key requirement and any problems had to be fixed within a very tight timeframe.

In 2009 I decided to take the plunge and set up my own business – Smiling Spiders Web Design and Web Development.

With Smiling Spiders I am combining my years of experience with the new technologies of the digital age to produce a great product for my customers.

By setting up Smiling Spiders Website Design and Website Development, I wanted to help other businesses create a really good presence on the web by creating websites that will sell their business to their target market.
The internet finds all new sites by using a programme referred to as spiders, this programme crawls the web indexing pages for processing by search engines. Smiling Spiders aims to create beautiful mobile responsive websites to keep these spiders happy at their work and help you be found faster on the world wide web!
One thing I have become keenly aware of through my experience is that there is quite a gap in the market between development and the customer.

There are many agencies creating beautiful websites but the end user needs to be able to use them and understand how to use them without requiring a computer science degree or technology interpreter.

Smiling Spiders provide WordPress training, website hosting, website maintenance and website support packages to suit all needs to ensure you are in control of your website and you can manage and maintain it yourself with support you might need along the way.

Smiling Spiders number 1 goal is to anticipate your needs before you do.

We listen, we discuss, we advise. Sounds obvious but we listen to your ideas, plans and objectives for your business. We then select the best solution to fit.

After your project is “live” we don’t turn our back on you and pursue the next big thing. We stay to train you so you can update your website and provide maintenance and support if you want it.
We’re a website agency that’s am in it for the long haul – We don’t ride off into the sunset after the “cool” stuff is over….

Creative & Technical
Whether it’s website or graphic design, system development or custom programming we take care and co-ordinate it all to make it easier for our customers.

I have been developing software since the early 1990’s. I love discussing and planning new projects and have years of knowledge and experience that I bring to the table.
I have a first class honours degree in digital computing. I originally studied computers in Sligo RTC in the early days of the nineties and have updated my knowledge with a new degree in 2016. The team here at Smiling Spiders keep up to date as that’s the industry we’re in. We need to keep on top of the latest technology and security and this is how we achieve it.

We all attend talks and events that give us the latest news in technology.

Yes, it's no problem to communicate and develop projects remotely.

Working remotely. Also, my office is just used my me so if you visit, the only other person using the office has been me!


Smiling Spiders website design has extensive experience in creating responsive websites and is an expert in all things webs related.
Design of the website
The ideal way to start the design process is by holding a workshop, where all involved get together to brainstorm thoughts, ideas and opinions. This serves as a great springboard for the project and helps set expectations.

I have studied and worked in UX and UI so I understand user interface, interaction and visual design and understand the technologies that power the user experiences I are designing.

I tackle each project using a custom tailored approach and clear communication with all stakeholders to take an idea from a concept to a final, development-ready design.

Once the project scope, wireframes, sitemap and visual designs are approved I have everything I need to build the system.

I am expert at bringing everything together and work in-house to combine the interface, content and graphics with the underlying system framework.

When ready for review I set up a staging site on our servers where you, the client, can review, test and provide feedback.

Using WordPress to Develop Websites
WordPress is the tool of cloice for Smiling Spiders.

If you’d like to know more, please read this page: https://smilingspiders.com/wordpress-website-design-and-development/

I provide a bespoke and very detailed training document to our clients. I want my clients to be able to make simple changes themselves.

I sit down and go through the document with you, the users until you’re confident that you can update their blog and update certain sections of the website yourselves.

Following launch, I stand by my customers and provide support to maintain, update and upgrade the products that I’ve built.

I have a number of maintenance packages that provide various levels of security, support, and updating.

As part of my maintenance packages, I provide website hosting