Web Design Eastbourne – Bespoke Optimsed Websites

Web Design & Digital Marketing

Web design, ecommerce and SEO for  Eastbourne based companies.  Get a website that works for your business, drives conversions and captures your brand.

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Looking for a web designer near Eastbourne?

We are a web design & digital marketing agency creating bespoke websites with unique user experience that help businesses grow.  We’re based in Newhaven, East Sussex and we work with comapanies in Eastbourne and throughout the UK.

We don’t just build websites, we optimse them.  Througout the website build we’ll work with you to ensure that the website reflects your brand but also optimise for visitor conversions and search engines.

Creating a website is just the beginning of the journey.  Every decision that is made as the website is created has an impact.  It impacts on the users interaction with the website and that interaction can be measured. When we see the results we work on impoving them. So we do this…

  • Gather accurate data
  • Manage tracking codes
  • Respond to post launch data
  • Optimise for success

Your website is your platform to tell your story, to build trust and to provide your users with want they want.  When they do you succeed.

Find out about our search engine optimised websites that help businesses grow. Book a free,no obligation consultaytion to see how we can help you.

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Eastbourne web design

Bespoke optimised website design for small businesses near Eastbourne.  100% targeted website design based on your your business goals and what you want to achieve.

How to find the right company?

Is Plus 8 Digital your new web design partner?

How do you choose, how do you select the right web designer for you? First thing to do is the obvious search for a web design company near me on google, then use lead generation sites like Bark or Yell.  Ask for recommendations from colleagues. And consider what type of company you want to work with.

  • Freelancer
  • Small Agency
  • Large Agency

You will need to find the right type of company for your project and that depends on budget, skillset, experience, the type and quality of service that you need and a number of other factors that you will need to consider.

In terms of budget, costs for web design will depend on the type of company that you select. Freelancers will charge from £10 to £50 per hour. Small Agencies will charge between £50 and £100 per hour and a large agency will charge upwards of £75 per hour. For more details information on this see our post here.  We fall into the small agency bracket with an hourly rate of £50

Location can be a factor. We are happy to work remotely but we also like to keep in touch with local companies.

How long has the company been trading and what experience to they have?  We’ve been working in web design for over 10 years and have a wealth of experience.

Reviews are always important so ensure that the company you choose has good reviews. You can check our reviews on the the home page.

Process is another factor.  What is the companies design process?  We lay out what we consider below and further down inour FAQ you will find most of the questions that you need to ask answered.

Web Design

Fact finding, wireframes, templates and mock-ups

What is the process, how to we get from idea to optimised website design?

  • Establish purpose
  • Define Goals
  • Review Functionality
  • Create A Sitemap
  • Create Wireframes
  • Define an SEO Strategy
  • Create Mock-ups

First we establish the purpose of your website and the goals that you want to achieve, and what functionality we will need to include.

We then create a sitemap and sketch wireframes to illustrate how content and functionality will be laid out. To save time and we can use existing templates and provide a selection to choose from.

We define an SEO strategy, onsite and offsite along with a plan for ongoing search optimisation.

Next we create a mock-up of the website for you to review and sign off.  Then when you are happy with what you see we move onto the build.

Web Development

Work directly with a web developer .

How does it all work, what is involved in building a website?

  • We Set Up Hosting
  • Install the CMS
  • Set Up Version Control
  • Install Plugins & Modules
  • Develop the Frontend
  • Apply Responsive Design
  • Populate Content

We set up the hosting, create the initial website using the chosen CMS or ecommerce platform. We’ll select from WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento or Drupal.  You will work directly with a web developer to ensure the features that you need work exactly as you need them.

We put the website under version control to track all our changes

We then build the frontend mobile responsive templates according to the design mock-ups so that the website works for all devices.

We populate the site with content and run rounds of design amends to make sure everything is as you want it.

Go Live

Training, hosting, documentation.

What happens once the website is live?

  • We set up Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Provide Documentation
  • Add an SSL Certificate
  • Switch to your Domain
  • Provide Ongoing Maintenance
  • Develop an SEO Strategy

Before launch we install tracking tools such as Google analytics, and submit the site to Google for indexing.

We provide documentation and assistance with managing the website so that you can add new content.

When everything is ready for the launch, we point your domain to the new website.

Then moving forward we can then provide ongoing maintenance, new features and SEO as your website grows.

Optimise

SEO Eastbourne

How do you get my website seen in the search results and how do I beat my competitors?

  • Custom SEO Strategy
  • Technical Site Audit
  • On Page Site Recommendations
  • Keyword Rankings
  • Competitor Research
  • Ongoing SEO Package

Creating a new website is great but it’s just the start optimising it is the next step.  Google will index the pages and you’ll be visible in search results but where will you be.  Probably not on page 1, or even page 2.  Getting there will take some work.

The purpose of your website is to get..

  • More Visitors
  • More Traffic
  • More Calls
  • More Sales
  • More Customers
  • More Revenue

There’s a lot of competition out there and your new website needs to out perform the competition to make that happen.

Your website will have been built with that in mind.  That means great website design, fast page speed, quality and relevant content, strong website security, a healthy website structure and keyword rich content.

Then with an ongoing SEO package we can get to work on pushing your website up the  rankings and gaining the traffic that it is designed to pull in.

Support & Maintenance

Ongoing technical support & maintenance

How is the new website supported, what about updates and new features?

  • We provide Technical Support
  • CMS Updates
  • New Features
  • WooCommerce Support
  • WordPress Support
  • Magento Support
  • Shopify Support

Websites are always a ‘work in progress’.  Search engines update algorythms.  Competitors work on their SEO, industy changes happen and websites are no different.  They constantly need updating, and maintaining just like any other tool that you would use for Business.

Whether it’s WordPress, Magento, Shopify or Drupal there will always be the need for ongoing support.

  • Plugin, Extension and Module Updates
  • Core CMS Updates
  • New Content
  • Updated Content
  • New Services
  • New SEO requirements

Things change and the internet and websites need to keep up so were are there to help on an ongoing basis with web development, web design, technical and content based support.

 

“I would have no hesitation in recommending”


“Plus 8 Digital assisted our in-house team with the re-launch of our Magento 2 records sales website. Richard at Plus 8 Digital coded the whole of the new website and a large portion of the Discogs integration. He is a very accomplished developer who can quickly understand requirements and program them to deliver the desired outcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and Plus 8 Digital  to others with similar needs.”

Andrew Peters | Hard To Find Records

"Very competent & diligent. High attention to detail..."

"Very competent & diligent. High attention to detail and extremely patient with clients (like us) who keep moving the goalposts. Would highly recommend the services they provide."

Patrick Harrington | Retro Rarity

"Happy to doing business with 'em"


"Outstanding Magento, Amazon, Ebay, Discogs skills. Always friendly, good communication all over almost 10 years now. Happy to doing business with 'em"

Mirko Rotzsch | Inter Records (Germany)

"Brilliant job on a complete redesign of my website"


"I'm delighted with the result, all the more because the site does everything I want and does justice to different aspects of my work (psychotherapy, writing, training, and blog). I'm happy to recommend Plus 8 Digital, and I'm shortly returning for a couple of further additions to my site"

Barry Winbolt | Psychologist, coach, and therapist.

"More than happy with the result and can highly recommend"


"Plus 8 Digital took over our Magento 1 to Magento 2 Record Store rebuild half way through as the project had stalled. We worked through every feature and custom requirement needed, and there were a lot. More than happy with the result and can highly recommend Plus 8 digital to anyone needing a new ecommerce store, especially if it's Magento"

Gerald Short | Jazzman Records.

How Much does web design in Eastbourne cost?

Rather than a cost we like to see it as an investment that will grow to return leads and revenue over time.  Prices will vary from business to business and project to project.  Here are the prices that we work on for Web Design projects in Eastbourne:

How Long Does A new website take to build?

This all depends on the number of pages that need to be designed and the features that are required.

There are a number of stages to work through.

Initial website design briefing session where we scope out the design and functionality of the new website along with brand identity.

First draft of the website where we create the home page and work with you to get that looking just right.

Internal Page Design where we work with you on each page to get your sign off on design and content.

Development where we include functionality like contact forms, booking forms, blog pages and shopping cart.

Testing were we check that everything is working as expected.

We continue to work with you until you are happy with the final result, then put the website live.

Then we submit the site to Google for Indexing and set up Analytics for ongoing SEO

This process can take anything between 4 and 12 weeks or more depending on the number of pages, the complexity of the the website, the amount of content and the functionality required.

Do I need Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

The short answer is ‘Yes’.  If you want to make the most of your website and get the return on investment that you want then ongoing SEO is a must. We can develop an SEO strategy for you that will fit your business and budget nd can create a strategy that will work for you locally in Eastbourne

This will be an SEO strategy including keyword analysis, competitor analysis, content creation and link building to get higher rankings and long term organic traffic.

We optimise for Google Search, Google indexing, Google core web vitals, on-page SEO as well as working on internal links, site structure, content and content structure

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How Much Does SEO in Eastbourne Cost

It this depends on competition for search engine position.  The more competition you have the larger budget you will need.  It’s different for every business a national company will need a different approach to a local Eastbourne business.

We will do an initial SEO audit to establish a strategy that fits your business.  We’ll estimate how much time per month that will take and we work from there.  12 hours per month is a good start for a small business with relatively low levels of competition.

 

Our web design services in Eastbourne

Web design, development, SEO and technical support.

Web Design

We create bespoke websites built to fit your business and customer needs and to help your business grow and develop.

Web Development

We can extend functionality to fit any business need or requirement. We work with Magento, Wordpress, Drupal and Shopify

Search Engine Optimisation

We optimise your online presence with SEO audits, On page optimisation, content creation, link building, analytics and tracking.

Ecommerce

Sell your products online, integrate with payment gateways and shipping providers.  Connect with marketplaces to increase sales.

Magento

Magento 2 community edition is the free open source version of Magento 2.  We have extensive experience with creating Magento 2 stores using the communnity edition

Technical Support

Once all the work is done and your website is live we provide technical support to help you work with your CMS or Ecommerce platform.

WordPress

We create stores with WordPress and WooCommerce that convert visitors into customers. Add a touch of SEO and ROI will rocket into the stratosphere!

Shopify

We help businesses with Shopify stores adapt and customise their stores to fit their needs. Add an SEO audit and ongoing search engine optimisation and the linits are boundless.

Drupal

Need help with an existing Drupal website, need to improve user experience? We can provide web development services to support your existing website.

Web Design Agency near me

Looking for a local web design agency?

We like to work locally and we’re happy to work with companies in Eastbourne  While we work with companies in any location we like to keep in touch with companies local to East Sussex and the South East

FAQ & Questions We Think You Might Have

How long have you been in business?

We have been in business for over 10 years. 

Where are you based?

We are based in Newhaven, East Sussex

Do I have to be based in Eastbourne to work with you?

No, we work with companies throughout the UK and Europe with communications by email and video call.  There is no need for any client to be based in a specific location like Eastbourne

What industries do you specialise in?

We have worked with a number of vinyl record ecommerce businesses over the last  10 years, that’s where we found our niche and we developed Magento based solutions for vinyl record stores and online vinyl record sellers. We have also worked with record labels and recording artists.  Now we work with companies from various sectors from retail to service based client services.

What sets you apart from other web design companies?

We build and optimise.  The growth of sales, contacts, leads is at the root of what we do.  That’s the point right.  Every website has a purpose, a goal and that is what drives the process.

How do you approach the web design process?

We gather information, plan, discuss and produce inital drafts for review, we go through rounds of revisions, testing and development to get to the final website design and functionality. Then we focus on growth.

How do you approach UX user experience?

UX, user experience comes down to testing, we’ll test it, you test it and when everyone’s happy we put it live.

How do you approach responsive design?

Responsive design is at the core of every website build.  Ensuring a website works on all devices from mobile to widescreen is essential and we take care to make sure this is in place.

Do you have experience with ecommerce stores?

Ecommerce is where we started and it’s something that we know how to do.  Creating ecommerce stores with product listings, shopping carts, payment gateways, shipping rates and calls to action is what we do.

What tools and technologies do you use for web design and development?

We use Magento, WordPress, Drupal & Shopify for our websites.  We host them on cloud based highly optimised servers which can include content delivery networks in the stack.  Our developers use PHP, CSS, jQuery, HTML and a tonne of other codebases and tools to create whatever features are needed to fit the business requirements.

Are your websites optimised for search engines?

This is at the root of what we do.  Every website is built with the idea of optimsing for search. We’ll do keyword and comptetitor research before we start to build the website. Once up and running we will analyse the data and start building on what we have with various SEO techniques to outstrip the competition.

How do you ensure that websites are accessible to users with disabilities?

Accessibility is important and Google has a tool that will tell you if your website is accessible.  We use that to make sure that it passes.

Is your we web design custom or do you use templates?

The use of templates has now become the norm.  Much like the use of content management systems like WordPress had become the norm. To build these things from scratch is a bit like reinventing the wheel and would cost more than most clients could afford,  so, while we will use templates which makes development faster, every design will be customised to the point that it is unique.

Do you offer website maintenance post launch?

Yes, absolutely.  Once the website is live we will be available for fixes, new features and general maintenance.  Websites always need updates over time and we will provide the support for that.

Do you provide hosting and domain registration?

Yes, your website will be hosted on a dedicated cloud server that is fully managed.

Will I own the rights to my website and content?

Yes, copyright of the website and contents is transferred to you.

Will my website be secure?

Yes, we set up an SSL certificate for every website which ensures that connections to it are secure.  If you need more in terms of holding customers credit card details then we can do that too.

How do you measure the success of a web design project?

The success of a project comes in tangable results; sales, leads, conversions.   There’s very little point creating a website without a long term goal or purpose, which will always be to drive conversions.  We will build the website with that in mind however that doesnot account for competitors so ongoing search engine optimisation, advertisting via paid search and other platforms such as facebook and linkedin will be essential to success.

Any other questions about Eastbourne based web design, ecommerce or SEO?

If you have any other questions, pick up the phone, fill in our contact form, request a call, and we’ll be happy to have a chat.