Website Design & Development

If you’re looking to gain a stronger online market presence than your competitors it is vital that your website engages your audience, communicates your brand values and highlights your products or services.

I have many years of experience in working on website projects (large and small) that do exactly that. Whether you are looking for a large-scale, high-functioning, content-managed website or you’re a new business looking to get a foothold online via a blog-led website, I apply the same design and build principles.

I believe in a user-led approach to designing websites, focusing on the user’s experience and building your site so that they can find their way round quickly and easily – getting straight to the product, service or information that they need. This approach is backed up by adherence to the latest web standards, ensuring that your website will perform well across a huge range of modern web browsers, mobile devices and tablets.

What can you expect from a Neil Burnett website project?

A website with simple, intuitive navigation, helping the user to move through the site quickly and easily without encountering dead-ends or struggling to find what they came for.

A touch-enabled website that works effectively on mobile and portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, providing a truly interactive user experience on the go.

Websites that are fast to load, featuring the latest techniques and technologies to ensure your website visitors (and Google) are happy with its speed.

A content-management system that is easy to use so that you can edit all areas of your site and keep your content fresh and bang up-to-date.

A search-engine friendly website with content that helps you to rank well in search engine results.

A website built on WordPress that fits with your budget and expectations.

Designing and building your website

The process for designing and building your website shouldn’t feel confusing or intimidating or complicated. I want you to feel that you’re part of an enjoyable, creative and highly productive process so I’ll involve you at every stage, listening to your requirements and delivering a website that meets your business and marketing goals.

I hope you find that my combined expertise in branding, graphic design and website development makes me a high-caliber web designer and exactly what you’re looking for.

eCommerce

eCommerce websites to boost your revenue

An online store is your chance to sell anything, anywhere. With eCommerce capabilities on your website you are opening your business up to new audiences and potential revenue streams. Whether your target is to bring 10 or 10,000 products to the online marketplace I will build your eCommerce online shop with the same principles of simplicity and scalability in mind, which means that it can grow with you from your first order to your millionth and from one country to global.

eCommerce is not just for products either, it’s ideal for service-based ventures where customers purchase time, knowledge and skills, as well as for trading in virtual goods such as downloads, and eBooks. Whatever you’re selling I will ensure your store looks great on each and every device from laptops and desktops to mobiles and tablets.

Developing online shops on WooCommerce

I use WooCommerce for my eCommerce websites as it integrates seamlessly with WordPress and is now the most popular eCommerce platform on the web, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good company.

Because WooCommerce is open source (software that is designed to be modified and shared publicly for the good of all users) it also means that you won’t be locked into a bespoke or proprietary system, which could find you unable to transfer your site to another website service provider or facing charges every time you need an update. This choice of software is testament to my flexibility and the fact that I’m not going to restrict your future plans.

My website design and development skills

My website design and development skills are listed here for quick reference. They encompass design and development so you can relax in the knowledge that I provide an end-to-end service that includes design, build and hosting.

  • HTML5 – the current version of the html standard, which provides the website structure and presents content online.
  • CSS – the cascading style sheets, which take care of the presentation of your website.
  • WordPress – my chosen development platform and the easiest and most powerful website and blogging content management system available.
  • Website design – the stage where we work together to determine your preference for the layout, colours, text styles, graphics, images, and interactive features for your website.
  • Wireframing – before we build, we plan. Wire framing helps us layout the pages and content structure needed to make your website as user-friendly as possible.
  • User Experience (UX) – this sounds technical but it does what it says on the tin. My design and build skills are all about producing websites that deliver a great experience to the user.
  • Web hosting – this is where I provide the virtual storage space for your website and allow users to access that space via the world wide web.
  • eCommerce – your online shop, a place that opens your business up to wider audiences and new income streams.