Are you excited about starting your web design project with Fifteen Three Digital? We can’t blame you – creating a stunning online presence for your business is an exciting thing to do, and choosing us means you’ll get it done right.
But… as great as we are, and as much as we can do, we can’t do everything. You’ll need people who are experts in other things to help you out if you want to get the perfect final result. But don’t worry; we’re still here to help, which is why we’ve written this blog post laying out what’s not included when you book a web design project. Keep reading to find out more.
Before you start dreaming of your finished website, you’ll need a domain name that represents your brand – that’s the first step in letting your customers find you. The cost of your domain is separate from the web design project itself, and if you want a specific domain name, it’s wise to snap that up first so you don’t miss out. We can register and manage your domain for you starting at just £75 + VAT / 2 years.
While we’re experts in crafting stunning websites, we’ll need images and text to work with. If you’re too busy to write your own site content and blogs, or just not comfortable doing it yourself, our professional content partners are more than happy to create it for you!
Branding is another essential aspect that falls outside the scope of Fifteen Three Digital – and for good reason. Crafting a visually appealing and user-friendly website is our skillset, but the development of a comprehensive brand identity should be done by an expert brand designer. The good news is that we work closely with lots of brand designers and we can refer you to someone who will be a good fit for you to work with on your branding.
SEO and digital marketing
While our web design will make your site look great, it won’t magically put you at the top of search engine results. SEO (search engine optimisation) and marketing, however, really can help. At least, when they’re done right they can, and if you want them done right, you need to focus on them as a priority. Good, ongoing SEO means you’ll have a better chance of being found at or near the top of the search engine results pages when people search for what it is you offer. If they then happen to click on your link and then end up on a great-looking website that’s easy to navigate… well, that’s definitely not going to hurt! After your site is launched, we can of course refer you to one of our trusted SEO or digital marketing specialists.
Unending updates, hosting and support
We’re happy to help in as many ways as we can, and that includes making sure your website is just right. But there will come a time when the site needs to be updated – trends come and go, and even the most evergreen of websites is going to have to change every few years. We’ll do it for you, but it’s not something we’ll include in the contract, so it’s a cost that you’ll need to budget for. The good news is that if you speak to experts in the first place, those design changes will be very infrequent.
Hosting fees for your site are not covered by web design costs, as you’d expect. And while we don’t provide unending site support as part of the package, an ongoing WebsiteCare plan which includes some support time every month is a great way to make sure help is always on hand.
At Fifteen Three Digital, we create great-looking, user-friendly websites with excellent functionality. For some tasks, it’s better to work with experts in other areas though – if you do that, your website is going to work for you and help you reach your goals. So get in touch today and let’s get started!