Web Design

BEAUTIFUL, HIGH PERFORMANCE WEB DESIGN

At Handmade Web & Design, we believe your website needs both beauty and  brains.

Research shows that visitors to business websites can make up their mind about whether they would like to be your customer in just 50 milliseconds. And it’s good design that captures them in this ‘blink’ moment, not your cleverly worded text or compelling promotional offer. It’s the carefully crafted layout, colour palette, spacing and imagery that create an immediate, instinctive response – to stay and find out more, or return to their search results and look at one of your competitors.

But a website is no good if it is all beauty and no brains. We are experts at search engine optimisation (SEO), and think about it right from the first conversation we have with you. Once customers find your website and the design convinces them they want to know more, then layout, visual hierarchy and quality content ensures a high conversion rate, whether you’re wanting to generate enquiries, quote requests, newsletter sign-ups, sales or foot traffic.

AN ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Paying for a poorly designed website with an outdated look is money down the drain. Invest in something that will last for several years which you can update yourself, and draw customers to your business.

BEAUTIFUL DESIGN

Whether the right look is contemporary or vintage, minimalist, corporate or quirky, our stunning user-friendly designs are second to none.

MOBILE FRIENDLY

All our websites are fully mobile optimised, with responsive designs for all screen sizes. Essential both for web users and search engines.

OPTIMISED FOR SEARCH

Website page structures, headings, content, copyediting, image optimisation, code and techniques that search engines like Google love.

HIGH CONVERSIONS

Our websites bring customers to your business, whether your aim is to generate enquiries, sales, advertising or people through the door.

UPDATE IT YOURSELF

All our websites are built using the powerful WordPress content management system, so you can save money by updating text and images yourself.

FREE UPDATES

For the month following launch, any updates or minor changes to your website are done free of charge as part of our service.

FLEXIBILITY

We cater to a range of budgets

We pride ourselves in being adaptable so that we can work with a broad range of businesses, from local start-ups to regional corporates and community not-for-profits. Primarily our websites are custom-built in the WordPress content management system with bespoke designs. This gives us the flexibility to design a site that both looks fantastic yet can be built within the budget available.

Design for your customers

Our designs are created to appeal to your  target market; we don’t trot out the same look time and time again. From cool retro/vintage looks to cutting edge ‘mobile-first’ designs, we make sure the unique personality of your business shines through.

Monthly payment plans

We’re so passionate about what good design can do for your business, that we can even offer a monthly payment plan to help you spread the costs.

OUR WEB DESIGN PROCESS

We manage the whole project from sign-off to launch, making sure you know what to do along the way.

  • 01 BRIEF

    We go through your business objectives, branding and style preferences, your target customers and what they need from your website.

  • 02 RESEARCH

    We research how customers search for products or services like yours and how your competitors and aspirational businesses present themselves online, to inform your new website's page structure and design.

  • 03 DESIGN

    We design your homepage and one other key page to share with you. After iterating these based on your feedback, we design the remaining pages and variations for different screen sizes.

  • 04 DEVELOPMENT

    We build your new website to work on all screen sizes, edit all the written content and code for search engines, optimise images, and make hundreds of tiny adjustments to ensure everything is perfect.

  • 05 LAUNCH

    Once you have reviewed the final website, we 'go live'. We fix any technical 'bugs' that arise, install security measures and a back-up system, then train you on how to update your site if you wish to.

WEB DESIGN PRICING

  • Standard Website

  • $3000– 5000/mo
  • Ideal for most start-ups, small businesses and non-profit organisations, delivering beautiful design with strong search performance and conversion. The specific price depends on several factors, including number of pages, design style, and any particular functions you need, such as online booking, basic e-commerce or event management.
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  • Advanced Website

  • $5500– 10000/mo
  • Suits more established businesses and organisations who have more sophisticated requirements. This might include showcasing a large and varied portfolio of work in a unique way, e-commerce, managing online reservations for different parts of a hospitality business, or the administration of memberships and members-only content for a non-profit association.
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  • Complex Website

  • $10000 -50000/mo
  • For medium-sized businesses and associations who have complex requirements. These projects may incorporate customer-centred design techniques such as contextual research, personas and usability testing. The websites might involve powerful e-commerce solutions, unique interactive tools/calculators, or large amounts of written and visual content.
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10% DISCOUNT FOR RETURNING CLIENTS

Our websites last for at least 4-5 years before they might need a refresh, representing great value for money. And when you are ready to revamp it, we offer a 10% discount to all returning clients!

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Need something extra or a little different? No problem. After a free initial consultation, we put together a detailed quote tailored exactly to what you need.

  • Email newsletters
  • E-commerce
  • Wholesaling
  • Membership administration
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Copywriting
  • Logo refresh
  • Branding and logo design

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