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Clean and beautiful website design & development for web projects of all shapes and sizes. Your website will be created with usability and accessibility of content in mind to give your business a competitive web presence.

Whether you need a small business or information website or a larger eCommerce website, all websites are built using a responsive WordPress framework (Genesis). The responsive framework will look spectacular on different devices with your own custom designed theme that works perfect for your specific needs.

Your visitors will stay engaged with a clean and easy to use interface and relevant call-to-actions. Choose from multiple functionality options that suit your requirements and enhance the user experience, from exciting image slideshows and galleries to email campaign integration and social sharing so that you can build your website traffic and always keep your customers up to date.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN ALL WEBSITE DESIGN PACKAGES?

  1. A creative and beautiful pixel-perfect design – that compliments, enhances and solidifies your brand’s visual language
  2. A custom developed theme – that makes your website look great on different sized devices and offers the functionality specific to your requirements
  3. A UX (user experience) strategy – based on your unique requirements. This ensures we optimise all your content assets and navigation so that visitors can easily find what they need
  4. WordPress CMS (content management system) – making it easy to update your own website content, write blog posts and upload images (free training videos available if you are unfamiliar with the WP interface)
  5. Speedy page-load times – by utilising image compression and caching
  6. Clean markup (code) – so that search engines can find and list you easier, including XML sitemap creation and meta tag optimisation
  7. A Google Analytics account – for tracking traffic and visitor behaviour
  8. Secure contact forms – so potential customers and clients can get in touch easily
  9. Complete security – and best-practice hacker protection (although it’s impossible to guarantee against all potential infringements)
  10. See below for additional functionality options

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  1. Copywriting – you will need to provide your initial text content, which will often evolve and reshape itself throughout the project. It’s advised that you get a professional copywriter to help with this as this will produce the best results.
  2. Photography – It’s important to supply a high-quality set of images or image library for web projects. If you don’t have a photographer on hand I can help with the purchase of relevant stock photography
  3. SEO – You will need to commission an SEO expert if you want your website optimised for higher rankings in search engines. This can be a lengthy and expensive process so make sure you budget for it if it’s necessary for your product or service.
  4. Ongoing maintenance – see my website maintenance plans if you wish to have ongoing support after your website is live

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The price of a website design/development project can vary greatly depending on its complexity. As a general rule, basic small-business information websites start at $2500.

It’s important to think of your website design as an investment for your business or company, with the intent to appeal to as far-reaching audience as possible for greater conversions and/or impact. Of course not everyone has a lot to invest to begin with – nor do they need all the bells and whistles. But in some circumstances – as with any investment – the higher your budget, the more overall value you will have delivered in content strategy & optimisation, design & user experience. So higher investment = higher return. 

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OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Blog or news pages

Include a blog page or news page on your website so you can write your own posts and keep visitors/customers updated. This is great for SEO (search engine optimization) and general online marketing. Training videos can be provided for those who aren’t familiar with using the WordPress CMS to write articles.

Social media integration

In the form of your choice. Make it easy for visitors to find you on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and increase your online marketing potential.

MailChimp or Campaign Monitor account with website integration and newsletter signup form

This includes a signup form on your website for new subscribers. You can then create email newsletter campaigns and track their success using Google Analytics.

Event calendars

Add an events calendar to your website that allows you to list event details and take payment for event registrations.

Appointment calendar

Show your availability in a calendar and allow your visitors to make appointments with you on your website. You can also use this function to set prices and take deposits or full payments for your appointments up front.

Email notification design

Customise your automatic emails with a proper design that reflects your brand and website style. This will make your business look more professional.

Membership login functionality

Create member only areas to control premium content that is available to your members, such as videos, downloads, pages, posts, forums, support, anything! You can also choose to charge a fee for access to create additional revenue streams for your website.

eCommerce functionality

Add a simple product page and shopping cart to an information-based website or create a full online store-based eCommerce website. An eCommerce website includes multiple payment gateways, order tracking, shipping options and much more.

Dynamic contact forms

Include Google maps integration on your website and schema.org markup for local search optimisation. Highly recommended for businesses with a localised target market.

Donation forms for charities

Include Google maps integration on your website and schema.org markup for local search optimisation. Highly recommended for businesses with a localised target market.

Akismet anti comment spam control

Highly recommended for blog-based websites ($5/month basic account).

Facebook business page setup and marketing

Set up a Facebook business page and create a launch marketing campaign that attracts page likes.

Other functionality options available on request, just get in touch to discuss your unique requirements!

Note: All Sonja Meyer websites are hosted using a Green Host, which means they operate in a low energy, carbon neutral environment. Website design Melbourne.