Custom Website Design

Our Unique Website Design Process

Once you've taken the plunge and made the decision to entrust Designer Websites with your custom website design project, we kick off the website development process with a thorough web design briefing meeting. We'll cover your business and marketing objectives, target market and all aspects of your desired website look and feel, colour, functionality, content keywords and favoured style of writing.
 
Once you've approved the final design brief, we give it to our graphic designer to create a masterpiece of a homepage, which we send to you as a 'live link' so you can see what it would look like as a 'real' website. Then when you're happy with the homepage, we'll complete the remaining designs and bring in our copywriters to write the text for the main landing pages.
 
Including copywriting in all our website packages is one of the things that makes us very different to many other web design companies - because to write great copy we really have to understand your business. But it's more than that. We also undertake a detailed keyword analysis to find out what search terms people are using to look for your goods and services online. Our copywriters then insert these keywords in the correct places within the text, while ensuring it still reads well. This is quite a skill, but it's the basis of great SEO.
 

OK, we put a bit of jargon in there didn't we.  Naughty us.  SEO stands for search engine optimisation - which means making your website visible to Google. The other search engines think they matter, but they really don't. Not at the moment anyway.

When you've approved the designs and the page copy, we hand the whole lot over to our talented website developers to turn it into reality and build the website in one of our Content Management Systems. When that's done, we'll send you a link to the website on our development server so that you can approve it before we make it live to the world. 

Please note that our Flexi Starter Package follows a different process - find out more

 

And After That?

At Designer Websites we pride ourselves on our customer service.  Once we have launched your website we'll give you advice on what to do to keep your website fresh and provide you with ongoing support. By that time we'll also be quite the experts in your business, which we think makes us best place to help you develop an online marketing strategy to promote your website. This often includes a mix of paid online advertising such as Google AdWords and ongoing SEO.

Get in Touch

Take a look at our recent portfolio below and if you like what we do, then please get in touch - we'd love to hear from you. Alternatively, if you want to learn more about about us first, then read our website design and development blog post.

Take a look at our recent projects:

Qualified Pet Services

Qualified Pet Services required a new modern looking website with a clean fresh look to promote the company's MPI approved pet quarantine facility for cats and dogs and their domestic kennels and cattery. The website also has a custom coded form with a secure integration with the DPS payment gateway to allow deposits to be paid by credit card online.

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Snowfl8ke

Daniela wanted a fresh, contemporary design for her new ecommerce jewellery business to showcase the rarity and beauty of her Swiss crystal and stone jewellery from the magical mountains of Switzerland.

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Hand Therapy New Zealand

Hand Therapy New Zealand required a new website to help promote and manage their association more efficiently. The website features an interactive 'Find a Registered Therapist' map, and is integrated with the DPS payment gateway and Xero allowing members to easily renew their subscription and register for the annual conference.

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Toshiba Heat Pumps

Toshiba Heat Pumps supply heat pumps for residential and commercial use. They needed a new website design and layout that portrays the brand well and enables dealers and customers to find products and manuals easily. Dealers are able to log in to the website to find and download product information.

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Aniwell

Robin Pharmaceuticals wanted an upgrade to the website for their Aniwell brand to showcase their three core veterinary products and to provide intuitive access to their product articles and customer stories content. We also added some really cute icons!

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