Web Development

WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR EASE OF USE

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

When creating a website or web app, the main factors of concern to most are speed, flexibility, admin-friendliness, security and maintainability. Many of these factor into how well your site will rank in search results, either directly or indirectly.

Web development at Handmade Web & Design is done by our expert team of in-house web developers using the latest standards-compliant technologies. These guys and girls are passionate about ensuring that under the bonnet of your website, the engine is peppy and purring.

AN ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Paying for a poorly developed website is wasted time and money. 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.

WORDPRESS & CUSTOM WEB APPS

We mostly create beautiful custom WordPress sites. These are built to a custom design we create, not from a template factory. That means our websites are unique to you and your competitor is unlikely to pop up looking just the same.

We believe in WordPress, because it’s the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. You can add new complex features cheaply and easily at any time, so it’s economical and future-proof.

And if you want to take your website elsewhere someday, you don’t have to stick with us because of a CMS that’s a “unique flower”, only understood by your current partner.

When WordPress Won’t Do

While we love WordPress, we also create custom web apps when WordPress just isn’t the most effective way to solve a particularly complex problem.

While we have a great track record for client satisfaction, we use standard PHP frameworks and MySQL, so you’re not tied to us if you want to have the app modified elsewhere.

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

  • $4000 – 6000/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

  • $6500 – 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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  • Enterprise 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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