Chateau Milly Website Design Project

A website update for an existing site. A nice new look to a chateau website for a client in France. The site features a video header section, is mobile-friendly and it features a simple availability calendar plugin and contact form.

"I have found Steve to be really personable, easy to chat through what we needed, quick and efficient."

Website Build Solutions

As a freelance WordPress developer, I offer WordPress web design packages for large & small businesses and individuals.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to build a WordPress website?

The timescale of a project is generally dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind I will endeavour to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation of a site is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent to me by the client.

I would like you to design my website. What is the next step?

If you would like to use my services all you need to do is inform me of the domain name you would like to use and send over a brief idea of your requirements. You can check domain name availability here. I’ll then purchase the domain in your name, purchase the right hosting package for your project and then based on your guidance,design an initial web page for you. This is then refined/changed in consultation with the client until a design has been signed off. I will then need you to forward content and images for your site and start to design the website for you.

How much will a WordPress website cost?

The cost of a WordPress website varies, depending upon the type of site you require. A basic WordPress website will cost approx £400, a simple Ecommerce site £950+, a complex Ecommerce site/Database driven site £1,500+.

Obviously each site has to be treated on it’s individual requirements, but these figures should give you an idea of a ballpark figure. I request a 50% deposit for all projects. The balance of payment is then due on completion of the project. Payment can be made by cheque, Bank transfer or by using Payal. The only ongoing costs will be your annual hosting fee & domain name renewal.

What do I get for my money?
All designs are created and conceived from your requirements. I aim to give all of my clients ‘value for money’ websites, granted you may find a cheaper offer out there and no doubt a lot more expensive solutions, but I offer decent solutions and great prices with the added value of a personal touch.
What happens when I complete your contact form?
If you are making an enquiry about a possible site you would like created, please provide a brief outline of your requirments. I will then mail you back promptly with an idea of price/timescale and any suggestions with regard to your project. You are not obliged to use my services at any stage during this process, so feel free to use the form to ask any related questions you may have.
Do I need to send a deposit?
Yes I generally ask for a 50% deposit from clients.
How do I get listed in Google?
It is free to submit to Google and you can do that here. I submit all websites I design to Google and Bing.
What is SEO?
All web pages should be ‘optimised’. This will enable your site to gain a high search engine ranking, it revolves around the meta tags on your web pages, a web page that isn’t optimised won’t appear in the search engines to any great degree. For more on optimisation click here.
Will we need to have a meeting?

In the majority of cases a meeting isn’t necessary and 90% of our sites are generally completed with contact via email and telephone only.

Do I need to buy a domain name and web hosting?

No, I can do everything for you.

Have a project in mind?

I believe in building strong and meaningful relationships with my clients. So, I work closely with them to help achieve their online goals. Let me add you to my client list of ever-growing success stories and get your business profiting from the web today!

Sims Designs

Creating website solutions for your business since 2003.