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.
Whether the right look is contemporary or vintage, minimalist, corporate or quirky, our stunning user-friendly designs are second to none.
All our websites are fully mobile optimised, with responsive designs for all screen sizes. Essential both for web users and search engines.
Website page structures, headings, content, copyediting, image optimisation, code and techniques that search engines like Google love.
Our websites bring customers to your business, whether your aim is to generate enquiries, sales, advertising or people through the door.
All our websites are built using the powerful WordPress content management system, so you can save money by updating text and images yourself.
For the month following launch, any updates or minor changes to your website are done free of charge as part of our service.
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.
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.
We go through your business objectives, branding and style preferences, your target customers and what they need from your website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony and the team did an amazing job with our website refresh from the initial consultation right through to launch. They were able to deliver on all of our requirements within a tight timeframe and within budget. The end result exceeded our expectations and it fits our brand perfectly. The increased depth and breadth of information on our new website and our ongoing SEO services have resulted in a huge spike in overall traffic and leads for the sales team. Anthony and the team also manage our email newsletters and our open rates are consistently well above the industry benchmark. If you're searching for an agency that will work closely with you and deliver awesome, tangible results, then I'd have no hesitation recommending Handmade Web & Design for all digital marketing services.
You only have to view the portfolio of work that Handmade Web & Design has done to know they are leaders in the market. Thank you Anthony, Emma and your amazing team for you expertise in building our website.
I was very satisfied with the work completed by Handmade Web & Design in developing our new logo and website. Most importantly, they listened to what we wanted, made recommendations, were very responsive, and ensured the services delivered were of the highest standard. The service provided was excellent value for money and I couldn’t be happier!
The team at Handmade Web & Design personal approach made the process easy, they understood our business and what we wanted to convey to potential clients through our website. The process from initial enquiry to launch of the website was professional, timely and seamless. These three qualities are key in business!!!
We couldn’t be happier – the entire process was smooth and easy, and the team were wonderful to work with. We’ve had a strong increase in online sales and quote enquiries which is proving highly beneficial to our business.
If you want to reflect a high standard of professionalism, you need to call in the professionals. Working with Handmade Web & Design was so hassle free and, even though I set very tight deadlines, they came through with the goods. Their follow up is fantastic and their advice certainly give you the edge in online marketing.
Lawn Solutions Australia required a complete site re-build. We had a very unique concept to convey to our users and a group of over 40 of Australia’s best turf producers – we had a lot of people to please. Handmade Web & Design more than met our expectations. They took the time to get to know our stakeholders and our users, and did not scrimp on the due diligence. Not only were we pleased with the end result, we were very pleased when the site was ready one week early!
We have been delighted with Handmade Web & Design’s creativity and professional approach to design. They have added value through their broad experience and a clear understanding of our commercial needs. In spite of our regional location, we feel privileged to be able to access highly professional services locally. Handmade Web & Design is proving to be integral to our business and have added genuine value.
From the first contact, Anthony & Emma were a pleasure to deal with. The response time to queries was always prompt, they suggested modern and unique ideas, but also importantly listened to our feedback and devised solutions and compromises where necessary. The feedback on our new website from both clients and industry professionals has been overwhelmingly positive.
Handmade Web & Design are extremely easy to work with. They took our brief and created something amazing, providing invaluable advice throughout the entire process. Their attention to detail is second to none. They’re always ready to help even after the website is launched.
Handmade Web & Design have been a lifesaver. They are approachable, creative, clever and honest. The fact that they offer an entire package from branding to website build and SEO – a one stop shop – makes it all so simple. And of course, they are very reasonably priced… I can’t speak highly enough of them.
It was a pleasure to work with a team who listened to our ideas and met the technical challenges of our website needs. Not only are they fantastic technical and creative web designers, they are also patient teachers.
The Handmade Web & Design team were always attentive, took our ideas and with great skill turned them into something of an artwork. We are absolutely thrilled with the end results which have already had a nourishing effect on our business, and so pleased with the professionalism and creativity of the service.
The Handmade team were great to work with and we are very happy with the result. We get many positive comments on our website and believe it reflects our business well.
The quality of Handmade Web & Design’s service was impeccable and personable; they carefully guided me through the complete process, and the end result targets the market in alignment with the personality of the B&B with amazing results.
Handmade Web & Design brought so much thoughtfulness and creativity to the project. The new Moss Nest logo and website have exceeded my expectations. They are original, fresh and represent the brand and business concept to perfection!
Commissioning Handmade Web & Design to design our website was the best advertising decision we have made. The team were so easy to work with and we love that we are constantly the first hit on an internet search!
I would definitely recommend Handmade Web & Design. We particularly liked that they gave us several web building options to suit different budgets, and didn’t push the most expensive. They also gave advice on current design trends, but also listened to what we thought suited our company ‘personality’ and blended both to create a professional site unique to us.
Handmade Web has single handedly changed my business. Since the website has been up and running, Garnish has more than doubled its sales. They have played a major role in the success of my business and I think myself lucky that I got the opportunity to work with people who wanted Garnish to be just as successful as I do.
Despite our offices being many kilometres apart, we were able to produce logos, business cards, fliers and a website that reflected my design philosophy – individual, personal, creative. I am very pleased with the result and thoroughly enjoyed working with the team.
Handmade Web & Design is based on creative solutions, quality product and great service. I can truly recommend their services… They have helped establish my company with an online presence and made Design Code Interiors a unique and eye catching brand.
Handmade Web & Design really captured the essence of Vaughn and his business. We are delighted with the website and so impressed by the way you guided us step-by-step through its development. We could not have worked with more approachable and capable professionals.