A web design template is a pre-designed web page or set of web pages with a particular layout and set of display features.
The beauty of using a web design template is that we can ‘plug in’ the content and imagery that is unique to your business without having to build the site from scratch. This means that the finished product will have the look and feel of a bespoke website but for a much more affordable price.
Not at all. By using your content and images, as well as drawing on all the unique aspects of your brand personality, we will make sure that your website is exciting and original. We have a range of custom blocks that we can use to build complex layouts for your web pages and make them look unique.
WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world, and it’s great for small businesses. It’s SEO friendly, easy to use and very customisable with plug-ins for all your business requirements. It’s also highly scalable, which means that as your business grows, so can your website, without having to transfer it to a different platform.
Our Sole Trader package starts at just £50 a month, with a £250 sign-up fee.
Yes! We will give you WordPress training so that you can update your website whenever you like with new images, content and blog posts.
A domain, also referred to as a domain name, is simply your main website address – ours is cariadwebdesign.com. Domain names are unique and must be purchased from a domain registrar.
Web hosting is essential for any website, and it is important to choose your hosting wisely. There are many types of hosting such as shared hosting, managed hosting and VPS hosting to name a few. When you host your website on one of our servers, we remove the hassle. Our development team will make sure everything is running smoothly, quickly and securely so your site can flourish online.
Web hosting is a service that allows you to put a web page or website onto the internet. Web hosting can be made up of one or many servers that store websites and deliver them to your browser when you search for a URL or click a hyperlink.
The beauty of buying a template website is that it can be built very quickly. Once we have all the content and images from you and a good understanding of your business objectives, we can have your new website up and running in under two weeks!
Once you have chosen a package, we will arrange an online meeting with you to learn more about your company, business objectives and website requirements. Once we know what sort of layout and style you would like and you have sent us your website copy and images, we will start to build your website and implement all the functionality you’ve ordered. We will then run a final review and test the site on all browsers and devices, before setting up your website hosting and making the site live on your chosen domain.
A small yet powerful professional website for the Sole Trader who wishes to grow their business. The Sole Trader Web Design package includes:
Disclaimer: Please note that your website must be hosted on our server if you’re on a subscription plan. Hosting is free for the first two years. All of our plans expire after 2 years, at which point you will need to pay for hosting and any other add-ons you require.
If your marketing budget is limited, it’s very tempting to cut corners, especially when it comes to your new website. There are many options available for low-cost websites, but beware of the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
Yes, you can build your own using a template from one of many software sites (and if you do decide to go down that route, we recommend WordPress, which is the software we use), but if you’re not technically minded, you’ll be learning it as you go along which will take time. So what you’ve got to consider is the pay-off between spending that amount of time working on something you’re not experienced in, and spending your time and energy doing what you do best – growing your business.
Another aspect of building your own WordPress website that you need to take into account is the optimisation. Obviously you need your WordPress website to look great, but it’s vital to make it work hard for your company, and that means it needs to be fast and in tip-top shape. The aim of search engine optimisation (SEO) is to do work ‘behind the scenes’ to make the content visible and attractive to Google and other search engines, which are then more likely to place it higher in organic search results. The aim is for your company to appear on page one of the Google search results where it’s more likely to be seen by potential customers.
If you don’t have the time or the expertise to build your own WordPress website, consider an ‘off the peg’ WordPress website.
Buying an ‘off the peg’ WordPress website is a way to get the advantages of a small bespoke website, but without the price tag.
Cariad Web Design, a new venture from the award-winning digital marketing agency Cariad Marketing, has been created to give small businesses and sole traders the opportunity to benefit from our amazing bespoke websites but at a very affordable price. From as little as £50 a month in fact (click here to check out our pricing).
Our amazing web developers have created a range of templates that are suitable for different sectors, so you can choose a design that suits your business. You can also choose from a range of add-ons that will boost your WordPress website even more and give it the very best start in life possible.
After an initial meeting with a dedicated project manager and the team who’ll be working on your website, we’ll upload your content and images and optimise the website. We’ll also train you on how to upload content yourself so you can update the site and add more content. You’ll get all the advantages of a professional web development team but at a price even a sole trader can afford.
One huge advantage of buying an ‘off the peg’ website from Cariad Web Design is that you could have your new website up and running in less than a fortnight! As long as you have the content and images ready to go, then so are we. Which means you’ll be finding new customers in no time at all!