About Inverurie Website Design
A Local Aberdeenshire Website Designer
Inverurie Website Design has been operating for more than 10 years and covers Aberdeenshire as well as further afield. I was born in Aberdeenshire and went to Inverurie Academy, so no problems with Buchan and Doric.
We can keep correspondence on the phone and email, or we can meet in my officefor a friendly chat, I am easy to talk to. I’ve also found that online meetings using Zoom or Teams can be highly effective.
My method is to initially find out which kind of website is best for your business. The website will then be designed on a test site, which will give you the opportunity to influence the construction of the website before publication.
CMS or HTML Websites
Website design can come in the form of a CMS (content management system) where the website changes can be made by yourself. The other type of website is HTML where everything is taken care of by the website designer. There are advantages and disadvantages for each type of website, and it is very important to get the right one for your business.
If you have a lot of changes to make in a month on your website, a CMS system maybe cost effective and also immediate when considering website edits as well as the website’s design. However, if you have just a few changes over the year, then a hand written HTML website will save you money. This way also means that any changes are done for you and therefore saves you time and money. There are pros and cons for each type of website, which have been listed below. If you have any questions about website design, just call or we can meet in Inverurie for a coffee or you can pop round to the office.
HTML Websites: Pros
• Unique websites tailored to your content and exactly as you want.
• Any edits are taken care of professionally saving you time and money and not worrying about having to work out how the CMS program works.
• No monthly fees – a saving of money.
• SEO (Search Engine Optimisation / Google search results ranking) can be maximised in the website build.
HTML Websites: Cons
• Cannot make edits to the website yourself.
CMS Websites: Pros
• Can perform website edits yourself.
• A possibility of saving money if there are many edits to be performed every month.
• Edits can be performed immediately.
CMS Websites: Cons
• Monthly fees are standard and can be more expensive when calculated on a yearly basis
• The CMS is a template and therefore limits the ability to alter the overall look of the website on a personal basis.
• SEO is poor.
• Effective use of a CMS can only be achieved smoothly with regular use.
One off Payment Website Builds
We offer HTML websites that can be completely altered in a unique and bespoke way and are not template based. These websites have no monthly fee and are designed on a one-off payment [starting from £350]. These websites cannot be edited by yourself [for this see CMS websites below]
Edit Your Own Website [CMS Systems]
A CMS website [content management system] is where you have control over your own website and for this a monthly fee is applicable. These websites are highly intuitive to use and easy to maintain. This CMS system has won awards for it's ease of use as well as it's overall modern website designs.
Sell Your Products Online with an E-commerce Website
E-commerce websites are websites where you can sell your products online via all the major credit cards and PayPal. These websites have many handy tools for maintaining your stock levels. Uploading pictures and changing text can be easily achieved. These websites also are paid on a monthly basis.
Free Transfers of Domains or Order a New One For Your Website
We can transfer your current domain address or order a new one and get your new website up and running fast, with no monthly fee.
We can meet up in my office within Aberdeenshire or simply set up a website design over the phone.
The choice is yours.
Email, Outlook, IMAP or POP3 – No problems for us!
We can set up an email account for you with your chosen domain ending.
We can set up email forwarding to your your phone. This is a very handy way of always getting a business email on the move without firing up your laptop/desktop.
All email accounts come with antivirus software installed.
Hand coded marketing templates that look like a web page with links in an email you send can also be designed to order.
Logos & Digital Drawings
We also have years of experience with graphics and we’ll be happy to design you a professional logo that can be used throughout your business let alone the website.
We will supply you with full size images in JPEG format as well as PNG format (where the background is transparant so that you can print on a toned card without a square white background).
These designs can be used for logos, business cards, letterheads, and are even large enough for lorry sides and large billboards with no blurring.
Examples of Our Work
Prices Not Scary at All
As there is no rental of a template and therefore no monthly charge, the cost of running a website with us is minimal.
Our websites start for as little as £350 for a basic website.
Domain names are charged at market prices with a .co.uk. being the cheapest. Other domain endings such as .scot are more expensive.
Changes to the website design are charged at £30 per hour – but we can do a lot in an hour! Small changes, such as telephone numbers are not charged.
Website Hosting – All Bells Ringing
Hosting is where your website and emails will be stored and this is where the buy cheap pay dear saying comes into full force with its meaning.
The hosting we use is of a premium quality. It is dual hosted in two separate geographical locations for security that’s always backed up (you don’t need to do a thing) on a Linux server.
It’s what the banks use, so we do too. This hosting has high specifications with a fast speed and 99.9% uptime.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for Websites
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) governs how high up your website is on a search within a search engine such as Google or Bing. The way of ranking a website is governed by algorithms (computer generated patterns).
Our hand written websites are designed with SEO in mind. This is incorporated into the design of the website. Many template based websites such as WordPress state they have the SEO covered, when in fact, all they’ve done is published to Google and given each page of the website a title and description providing you pay extra for an 'enhanced SEO package'. If a website is written properly, this is not required as it should have already been done.
Many self-stylised “SEO experts” (whose own websites perform poorly) speak of SEO packages and “we can get you on the first page” etc. These are adverts paid to Google on a monthly basis, and you will see these at the top of a search page with “AD” firmly in place. Most of us avoid these first few links because we know it’s an advert from someone outside your local area – such as London. These are usually a waste of money to be honest. The main thing is to get your website on the first page in your area without paying Google, and this is what we can do for your business.
Help & advice when setting up Google Business
These are the advert like places on the right-hand side of the page when you look up someone’s business on Google.
The impact on your website’s ranking due to Google Business is huge, and therefore a must to have. Your business will also appear on Google maps.
Google Business displays information such as a description of your business, opening times, and of course a handy link straight to your website.