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.
Every business leader understands the value a professional, bespoke website brings to their company. With a team of dedicated digital marketing professionals, you can create beautiful, complex websites that reflect the size and quality of your brand. But when you run a micro-business, an all-singing-all-dancing professional website simply isn’t an option. However, this doesn’t mean a bespoke-quality website isn’t an option – with Cariad Web Design’s template model, your micro-business can have a professional website, with all the advantages that brings, without breaking the bank.
To get straight to the numbers, you may be surprised by the affordability of our affordable website design pricing. We have three packages available, depending on the size of your website, and whether or not you need ecommerce integration. We’ll ask you for a small upfront fee, and have three options for payment: upfront, 3 x annual payments, or monthly payments for three years. For a five page website, this could work out at just £50 a month – less than £2 a day.
The website will be fast and responsive – which means it will look great and work seamlessly whether it’s viewed on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Amongst the services included in the cost is a one year SSL security certificate, an anti-spam plugin, Google Analytics to show you how well your website is performing, and we will index your site on Google which will give you a head start on organic rankings.
Your new website will serve you very well, but as your business grows, so will your website needs. This is where having access to a professional digital marketing company comes into its own, as we can provide website design add-ons that will be hugely beneficial to your online presence. Add-ons include support and maintenance as a monthly retainer which means we’ll make sure it’s running like clockwork, update all the plugins, do security checks and will be on hand to help if anything goes wrong. We also have a search engine optimisation (SEO) team who will make your website more visible to all the search engines and ensure a good user experience. If writing is something you don’t enjoy, our copywriter will be happy to help, writing bespoke copy that gives you credibility as experts in what you do, at the same time as contributing to the success of the SEO strategy. You can also hire our graphic designer to create a logo for your new-look website.
To rank highly on search results, you need to continually add content to your website on a regular basis. To keep costs down, we expect that you or one of your staff members will be doing this (although you can also talk to our colleagues at Cariad Marketing about regular content creation). So once your website has been launched, it’ll be over to you to keep it populated by writing blogs, adding details of new products and services, and making important announcements (changes in opening hours, information about how COVID restrictions are affecting your business etc.).
We’ll provide you with in-depth zoom training on how to use the content management system (CMS) that allows you to do that. It’s a straightforward process and will only take an hour.