Since we merged the London Cattery Directory into the British Cattery Directory, we no longer have any particular need for this domain name, and if you haven't seen elsewhere, it's actually available for sale. In the meantime, we added these pages to keep the domain 'alive' in Google's eyes, which will help whoever buys it, and at the same time to promote our own services. In case you hadn't guessed from the page title, we design websites, so this seems a good place to tell you about what we offer clients!
Rather than try to offer every type of website under the sun, we prefer to stick to what we do best, so we work with WordPress and HTML websites. Both types look the same to visitors, but they're different under the skin. Which type of website suits you best depends on what you want your website to do. An HTML website is also often called a 'brochure' website. Basically, each page is like a page in a magazine, or a brochure. It has all the words and pictures that the site needs, but it isn't interactive. This website is an HTML website, albeit not with a specific theme or business in mind. HTML websites are stable, reliable, don't need much in the way of maintenance and are not attractive targets for hackers. We love them. Although website designers love to sell sites based on WordPress, the simple truth is that for a huge percentage of businesses, an HTML website is actually the best choice, even if they have certain limitations.
As we mentioned before, we also design WordPress websites. WordPress is a program that runs your website for you. It has an admin area for site owners that makes it very easy for you to create new pages and edit existing pages. HTML sites don't have that. If you want a website that takes data and does stuff with it, like for example a website that includes an ordering system, or an online payment system, WordPress is brilliant. If you want to add a blog section to allow visitors to post comments on your website, WordPress is probably the best solution on the market.
Unfortunately, a site built with WordPress can also be a little more expensive to run, depending on what additional software you need to do various things. The WordPress program needs memory to run it, and so needs better quality hosting (more expensive) to make it run properly. WordPress sites are also the target of many hackers, and need constant maintenance to keep them secure. They're also a little slower than HTML sites. Still, for something like our Cattery Directory, they're more or less essential. They do things HTML sites just cannot do.
If you're thinking of getting a website for your business, what matters is what you want your site to do. So give that a lot of thought. What do you want visitors to your site to be able to do? Once you know the answer and tell us, we can tell you what type of site you need. You don't need to know which is best; we'll tell you.
If you want a website for your business, you want something that looks professional, something reliable that doesn't let you down. You also want (need) a site that is accessible for visitors no matter what kind of browser they are using, PC, tablet or mobile phone. The good news is that we produce professional websites, which don't fall apart every Monday morning, and which are (always) fully responsive and compatible with all browser types. So you don't need to worry about that either.
Our standard prices for HTML website design are shown below. Once finished and approved, we provide you with the website in a zip format, ready for uploading and installing onto your web hosting. Prices for HTML websites are based on the number of pages you require and include, where necessary, the additional scripts for things like image galleries and contact forms. Any additional costs, if necessary, will be explained in your pre-order quote.
If you don't want to deal with website hosting, server security, site maintenance and backups, we can offer that service as an extra. Similarly, if you don't want to spend time updating your pages, we can also do that for you, leaving you free to run your business. If you are interested in these services, tell us and we'll include the cost in your quote.
|HTML WEBSITE DESIGN||COSTS|
|Website design and creation - up to 6 pages||£350|
|Website design and creation - up to 12 pages||£600|
|Website design and creation - up to 24 pages||£1000|
|On-Page SEO Optimisation||Included|
It's not possible to provide honest upfront prices for WordPress websites because the actual cost will depend on what you want your site to do, and therefore what (if any) extra software is required. Each WordPress website is priced individually. Until we receive a description of what you want your website to do, we can only offer an approximate 'guide' price here. Prices for Wordpress websites start at £600.
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