webdesign

Website Design

Hi, I'm Sally and I'm the website person at Full Screen Ahead.

I have been creating websites for 10 years and still love the job.

Do you need a website?

Most businesses, no matter how small, need their place on the web.

Apart from the obvious promotion of your business, websites are usually the first impression most people will have of your business.

Nowadays people will search the internet first before making any decision about buying a product or using a service.

A simple website is an inexpensive and extremely successful way to promote your business. It is also a much cheaper than printed advertising. However a well placed ad, or letterbox drop are many times more effective when backed up by an informative website.

Read more about why YOUR business would benefit from a website

A website provides a visitor with :

  • Contact information
    • How and where to find you
    • Trading hours etc
  • Product information
    • Attractively presented stock
    • Availability
    • Cost
    • Whether or not your products are available online or in your shop.
  • Service information
    • What services you provide and why your service is better than the rest.
    • Your geographical service area
    • Pricing

A website can also be useful in reverse.

Are you are lucky enough to have a small business that has adequate custom, but you find yourself having to answer frequent, time consuming, questions?
Having the information online means you can direct callers to your website and not have to spend so much time chatting.

What is needed for a website?

A domain name - www.yourbusiness.com.au - Cost $70 for 2 years

Hosting - Where your website will sit in cyberspace - Cost $90 per year

The Website - Cost between $500 and $1,000 depending on the type of site and amount of content.

Getting Started - I will meet with you to discuss your requirements.

What the site is for? This of course will dictate the layout, number of pages, design and colour scheme.
For SEO purposes (see below) I will need to know the words and phrases for which you want your site to be found (in an internet search). These will include words relevant to your site content as well as the areas from which you draw your business ie: Wollondilly, Sydney, NSW, Australia or worldwide.

You also need to provide: the content (wording) for your site, logo, product photos and/or graphics. I can help you with photos and graphics if required.
Look at plenty of websites for businesses similar to your's to get an idea of the type of content you need, and how you would like it presented. Provide me with links to your preferred sites so we can discuss them.

Things to think about:

  • Will your site need to be regularly updated with new or changing product content?
  • Do you wish to make the changes yourself?

NB: If you require an online store, web design costs will be higher.

Once your site is online, how will people find it?

It is a major part of my job, as your website designer, to do the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) on your site.
It is an integral part of the site design and will be part of our discussions.
You can expect your site to be found for key words and phrases in a reasonable time. (This is dependant on the business type and competition.)

Nowdays online means more than just a computer screen. Online means being available to be easily viewed on a PC, a tablet and a smartphone. This means the site is RESPONSIVE to whichever type of device is viewing it. It takes a little extra coding, but every new site I build is responsive.

A selection of sites I have created:

Bath Therapy

BRAINFLEX
BATH THERAPY

Relaxing bath products which are beneficial after hypnotherapy sessions while listening to provided tape.


A responsive wordpress site with ecommerce capabilities.
Ray Capner: Solicitor

RAY CAPNER: SOLICITOR

Picton based solicitor whose services include: Legal Aid, Commercial Law, Wills and Estates, Family Law, Criminal Law and AVO's.

A Responsive Wordpress site.
National Dachshund Council

NATIONAL DACHSHUND COUNCIL

The National Dachshund Council is an affiliate of the Australian National Kennel Control. The primary role of the NDC is to encourage and promote in every way the quality of breeding, care, training and exhibition of the Dachshund

A Responsive Wordpress site built to be similar to a previous site, but giving access to the council members to keep the site up to date.
Brainflex

BRAINFLEX

Psychological clinical hypnotherapy & neuro linguistic services.
Bath Therapy Products

A responsive HTML site
Plaster Repairs Southern Highlands

PLASTER REPAIRS
SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

No job too big or small

A responsive HTML site.
Thirlmere Pegasus

THIRLMERE PEGASUS

Early Education Centre prepares children for school and life with fun and learning.

A responsive Wordpress site
All Occasions Bus Hire

ALL OCCASIONS BUS HIRE

Our bus hire service will ensure residents of Wollondilly and Western Sydney can have a wonderdul time at an affordable price on ALL OCCASIONS

 

A responsive HTML site that displays on all devices.
Pamak Hobbies

PAMAK HOBBIES

Pamak Hobbies specialise in large scale (g scale) trains running on 45mm, gauge 1 track that is suitable for indoor or garden railways.

A responsive wordpress site that is regullarly updated by the owner.
Fohhill Farm

FOX HILL FARM

A farm in Exeter NSW that has a registered flock of Suffolk Sheep and holds country cooking classes

A responsive wordpress site that can be updated by the owners with dates of upcomming classes and events.
Huntington Friesians

HUNTINGTON FRIESIANS

Beautiful Friesian horses for sale.

A responsive HTML site that can be viewed on all devices.
Il Buon Gusto

IL BUON GUSTO

Woodfire Pizza and Traditional Restaurant in Picton

A responsive wordpress site that can be updated by the restaurateur
milowise

MILOWISE

Fingers Crossed Across Australia - A book for nomads no matter what their hair colour!

A responsive wordpress site to help sell an excellent book!
Abrowstow Pipeline Testing

ABROSTOW PIPELINE TESTING

Live Watermain Leak Detection and Pipeline Testing Services

 

A single page responsive site that adjusts to the device viewing it. Computer Screen, Tablet or Smartphone
Len Voss Automatics

LEN VOSS AUTOMATICS

Campbelltown Automatic Transmission Specialist

A single page responsive site that adjusts to the device viewing it. Computer Screen, Tablet or Smartphone
St. Gaul Stud

SAINT GAUL STUD

Wiltshire Horn Sheep

A wordpress site which allows the site owner to make the updates.
Blooms Beauty Shop

BLOOM HAIR & BEAUTY

Thirlmere Hair and Beauty Salon

A new site that includes a blog and a PayPal store.
Services may be paid for inhouse, using PayPal's online credit card facility or via a PayPal account.
Cath's Kindy

Cath's Kindy

Wilton Kindergarten and Childcare Centre

Updated an old site maintaining graphic style and feel. Improved the SEO for internet search.
Chellowdeen

Chellowdeen Florist

Southern Highlands Florist
Wedding Cars
Shetland Sheepdog Breeder
Ragdoll Cat Breeder
German Shepherd Breeder

Created a new site with a lavender theme. Floral arrangements are presented in a way that visitors can easily choose the style and type of arrangement they require.

Created similar mini sites for the other parts of the business.

Jane Knyvett - Sculptor

Jane Knyvett
Sculptor

ACT based Sculpture in
Bronze and Glass
Small form and portraiture

A responsive wordpress site that shows off the sculptures to their best advantage.
Oz waterbuoy

Oz Waterbuoy

Keep your valuables
afloat with
Oz Waterbuoy
Floating Key ring

This site exhibits the qualities of a new product for the Australian marine market. It includes an Australian map which links to the suppliers of the product in each State.
Southern Cross Horse Transport

Southern Cross
Horse Transport

Safe, Reliable
Horse Transport
Across Australia

This ia a responsive wordpress site which requires the website to rank well so it is found by a maximum of clients from across Australia.
Newsletter signup and Twitter integration

 

Twins Performance Horses

Twins Performance Horses

Australian Warmblood
Horses Bred and Schooled
for Showjumping and
Eventing

Displays the breeding, training, campaigning and selling of performance horses.
Pages present individual horses which are for sale.
Photo gallery of the girl's previous events.
Archive of news stories.

Winna Parker Pty Ltd

Winna Parker Pty Ltd

Construction, Fitout
and Project Management
Canberra Melbourne Sydney

Elegant and interesting presentation of recent work performed by Winna Parker, The site can be viewed across all platforms of internet.
Specific use of a photo gallery for the home page and an accordion gallery for the headers through the rest of the site.