Web designers in Scotland

Hosting, Domain, Email

When you start out in business, there are a lot of outlays and the website design is just one of them. We have made it easy for our clients and offer a monthly plan for ongoing website changes.

Here’s what’s included in all our plans:

  • Annual Web Hosting (typical UK hosting package ranges from £50-£100 per year).
  • Daily website backups – gives you that peace of mind.
  • Personal contact by e-mail based in Scotland.
  • Depending on your plan, at least one, if not several email accounts.
  • Security updates of your website.

Depending on your plan, it can also include:

  • Content updates.
  • Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Regular photography.

How to get started

Every business is different, and every business has different requirements for their website. A professional business appearance online is crucial. Potential clients want to find out about your business, your values, your products in order to make an informed buying decision.

Having developed websites since 2004, I realise that the vast majority of my clients really want a web person they can speak to on a regular basis, without the fear of incurring huge costs for just small or regular website changes. We have listened to our clients and now provide monthly web packages to provide a service which aims to improve your website on an ongoing basis.

Regardless if you run a small business and only need a very small website – Homepage, Contact Page, Service Page, or a large website with lots of content, we can help you. With different monthly packages available for different requirements you can rest assured – we are just a phone call away to make the changes to your website to keep it up to date.

New start-ups – logo help

We are happy to put you in touch with our team of designers who are happy to help with your logo requirements and they usually turn around the designs quite quickly. We can also help with business card design and printing too!

Additional services

Depending on your requirements, we can help with the following:

  • VPS Website Hosting.
  • Daily website backups.
  • Personal contact by e-mail here in Scotland – speak our support team who is here to help.
  • Security updates of your website.
  • Content updates.
  • Corporate photography. Product photography. Staff photographs.

Depending on your plan, it can also include:

  • Content updates.
  • Search Engine Optimisation.
  • Regular photography.

Card payments

We can take payments by card over the phone to get your project started. Just give us a buzz.

Corporate Websites

Custom Design

We have developed many websites for large companies over the years, and some customers keep coming back for having a re-design of their site after a few years, to freshen it up, or add new functionality, such as a shop, or a blog etc.

We cannot put a price tag on a custom-designed website, but we’d be happy to meet and discuss your requirements. Have a look below at a few websites we have developed:

Take the cobwebs off your old website

We can help you brush up your existing website so it is fully functional on mobile devices such as smart phones or tablet computers. We will enable you to make changes to your updated website so you start blogging, add news and events. We can add Facebook and Twitter feeds to your website and help you engage with your online audience.

Multi-responsive websites are our strength -for businesses in Edinburgh, Falkirk, West Lothian.

Get started with a professional look

Start up your business with a professional appearance online – this means a website which looks sleek and can be accessed on different devices. It means proper photographs of your products, staff and premises, and a professional look on different social media platforms.

We can create a business website quite quickly ready for your business launch, or if you want to add pages to different media platforms and get some guidance about Social Media, give us a call.

German Translation

If you require any aspect of your website to be translated into German, or you deal with Germany regularly, please let us know if we can help – Nadin is from Germany originally and fluent in German. Nadin worked as a translator for a large software company in Edinburgh and has got vast experience in technical translations.

Domain Name Registration

We are happy to help you select a professional domain name for your business. If you don’t know where to start – just give us a call and we will talk you through. If you don’t know much about domain names, we would recommend using the UK based site www.123-reg.co.uk for domain name registration.

A .co.uk domain name is only about £5 per year, a .com domain name is only about £10 per year. When you start up a business, you do not need to register every domain option available, such as mybusiness.co.uk, mybusiness.com, mybusiness.net and so on. Unless you are Amazon, there is absolutely no need in registering every option.

What business name? Domain Name

Have a look at Igor International – a Naming Agency – for some inspirational advice.

Company E-mail Addresses

When you buy a domain through a domain name registration website such as 123-reg, they will offer you the purchase of an email account during the domain registration process. They may charge £5-£10 per domain per year, some companies charge even more. The most important thing to know is that these “cheap!!” email accounts are only POP/IMAP accounts with only a very limited amount of storage space (sometimes as little as 200 MB). If you are in business – this space will be used up in a matter of weeks.

If you are having a website developed, your website requires web hosting space (where the website files are stored). Most web hosting companies offer you POP/IMAP accounts free of charge, so there is no need in paying for them separately.

We would, however, advise the setup of a proper business email address through Microsoft 365. The most cost-effective solution is around £40 per year. This will give you 25 GB of space as well as the option to use Online Versions of Microsoft Word, Excel etc. 25 GB will take you years to fill up. The emails will also sync properly with phones, tablet computers, your laptop etc. This means if you delete an email on your phone, it will automatically be deleted on your laptop and your tablet too. POP Email accounts do not offer the same amount of flexibility, and most certainly no backup.

Web Hosting

Web hosting is basically online storage space  for the files that are required to display your website, such as the content pages, photographs and so on.

Web hosting prices vary dramatically from £1 per month to several £100 per year. If you are inexperienced, you may want to opt for the cheapest version, but we can only advise against that.

Cheap web hosting packages are mostly on shared servers. This means one web server hosts several websites at the same time. And in the very cheap offers, it can mean that too many  websites of many different companies are stored on one server which will result in a very slow website. Because the web server is so busy displaying websites of so many other companies, and the server (which is basically a computer) may not have a lot of memory. So when your website visitors look up your website through Google, they may be presented with a white page for a number of seconds before the website is displayed. This means you are loosing customers before they actually see your website.

We offer shared web hosting too, but we use a reputable company based in the UK which do not “over-pack” their servers.

We also offer VPS hosting. This means that we configured a server with web space, memory and processors – similar to buying a computer and configuring it for your own needs. We then only host 5 or 10 websites on this server and we can monitor clearly which websites are very busy. We can add memory, storage and processor speed so that everyone benefits from a fast website.

Recent Websites we have built