Building websites for over 15 years.

And I know that a website is one of the most important investments you can make for your business. It’s the face of your company online, and it needs to look good and function well in order to represent you well. I have the experience and passion needed to get the job done right – so your website will work for your business.

WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

You need a website that works for your business and that looks great on any device, a responsive website design.

I understand how important your website is to your business. That’s why I focus on meeting the unique needs of your business and providing a great service. I’ve been work freelance on web design since 2010.

Effective websites, whether brochure designs, one-page sites or eCommerce websites, need to no only look great, but provide good user experience and be built with solid functionality and technology.

I’ve worked with startups, sole-traders, small businesses and medium businesses providing quality, professional, fully responsive and reliable website designs. Helping many businesses in the Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk area as well as businesses further afield.

Responsive website design Bury St Edmunds

WEBSITE DESIGN ACROSS MANY BUSINESS SECTORS

I’ve designed many websites for clients from many different business sectors. Working with great clients locally in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and further afield.

Agriculture, Architecture, Building, Business, Consulting, Construction, eCommerce, Fitness, Healthcare, Holiday, Home, Hospitality, Garden, Manufacturing, Property, Resorts, Restaurants and more.

WHY WORK WITH ME?

Looking for a web design and developer that can help your business get found and grow? I specialize in web design services and tailor my services to meet your specific needs for your business. Whether you’re looking for a complete website redesign, a few updates, added functionality or work on your SEO, I can help you. 

EXPERIENCED

I’ve been designing websites since 2010, and continually keeping up-to-date in the evolving world of web design.

FREELANCER

When you work with a freelancer, you are dealing with one person, not a switchboard and several departments.

SPEED

As a freelancer I can make decisions faster than an agency. And I can make design revisions can happen more quickly.

NO OUTSOURCING

I don’t outsource work. All the work is done by myself from my studio in Suffolk!

Work Portfolio

Website services that bring business to life online

Check out my work in website design and development, branding and digital marketing.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Take a look through our most frequently asked Website Design questions and answers.

How much does a website design cost?

Without knowing what sort of website you want, I can’t say how much a website will cost. Every website is unique to each business with different components, pages, functionalities and different goals. And once I’ve talked to you about your business and what you want to achieve, then I can give you a quote for the work. As an indication a one-page website starts at £900, a brochure website from £1400 and an ecommerce site from £2600.

Please contact me at anne@afford-web-design.co.uk to get a quoted!

How long does it take to build a website?

Every website project is custom built for each business, and the length of time to complete your project depends on your requirements. I will estimate the timescale in your initial proposal but these timescales are dependent on speedy responses from the client to any queries or to agree a proposed mock-up design. 

A standard time would be 4 – 6 weeks to complete a website. With more complex websites of 15 pages plus or an ecommerce shop with many detailed products may take 2 months or more. 

How much information you can provide during the initial stages, your feedback, and how quickly any content is provided – all this affects the speed of completing your website. The functionality and revisions required will also play a role in your timeline.

Will I own the finished product?

Yes of course. All we ask is the right to use screenshots and a description of your site in our work portfolio.

What do I need to provide you with to get started?

I will guide you through the information that is needed for your particular project. But as a guide the following is needed for most projects:

Copy text. Words to describe your business, what you do, how you started etc..

Photos. Quality images of your product or service is the way to make your business standout. You can take good photos using a phone camera, or  professional photos if you prefer. Landscape photos are often more useful in website work.

Branding. Your logo, your colours and any branding/marketing assets you have such as brochures.

Will you maintain our website for us?

You have a choice either you can maintain your own website or I can do it for you. You can contact me whenever you need updates to your website and I’ll charge on an hourly basis to complete your requests.

How soon can we get started?

As soon as you accept your website proposal and you made the 30% initial payment, I can schedule in the work.
For Website Designs there may be a lead in time, but I will have informed you of this in the initial quote. And during this time you can get all the necessary information together.

For Social Media Marketing & SEO services, these can start within a week or two, once I have all the necessary information.

If I ask for a quote, what happens next?

I have a process for our services, which I find works well.

First I need to find out more about you and your business, so I can better understand what you do and your requirements. The more I understand what your business offers, the better.

Then I research and plan your site. Research on your industry, best keywords, your competitors etc.. Then I start to plan the design of the website.

Next I design and build the site to include any features required starting with the front page design. I’ll send you the mockup of the front page for your comments and  make any changes.

Then I start on the inner pages including the necessary functionalities eg enquiry form, content management system, shopping cart, etc..

Then I’ll test the website thoroughly to ensure that it is error-free and ask you to look through the site.

Once you are happy with everything and the final payment made, the website ‘goes live’ online.

Do you outsource your work?

I do not outsource any of my development work to third parties. I will be developing your site or working on your website.

I don't live near Bury St Edmunds, can I use your services?

Yes of course. I have clients local to Bury St Edmunds and further afield.

I am happy to talk to clients face-to-face, on the phone or by zoom if you prefer.

I need an eCommerce website, can you help?

Yes of course I can work with you on an eCommerce site.

I work with Woocommerce platform for online shops, to include integration with popular payment providers such as PayPal, Stripe etc..

When are payment due for work done?

Payment for new websites and redesigned websites are in 2 parts, 30% to secure your start date and the final payment before the site goes live.

Payments for other work will be advised at our first conversation.

If you need work done quickly, contact me about it.

I need a new Mobile Friendly Website

I can help if you need some work on your website. I can work on design and front-end development to sort out issues with your site or to improve it.

If you need work done quickly, contact me about it.

What is the process for website design?

Firstly, we arrange a convenient time to speak so that I can get to know what you want from a new website and to start to understand what your business and how it works. This stage is very important for us both to identify what we want to achieve from the site.

I will then send you a quote, a timescale for the build and times when payments are required. If this is acceptable, I will email you a contract to be signed before I proceed.

Then I will send you a questionnaire about you and your business and all your contact details.

I will send be in contact during the build to ask questions, show you mockup and make suggestions.

Please response promptly so as not to delay the the build and when your site go live.

Depending on the size of the website, aim to get your site live within one month. 

Your website will be live on the Internet, once the final payment has cleared.

Do you only build WordPress websites?

Yes I only build WordPress websites. If someone asks me to work on an existing site that is on Wix or another platform, I can do the work. But I build websites on WordPress.

Why? Because WordPress is the best content management system and it’s used by more than 40% of the websites worldwide. 

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