Creative web design and development in Norfolk

Freelance Web Design

I’m Kevin, a professional Norfolk-based web designer and developer with over thirty years commercial IT experience working with a wide range of clients throughout the UK.

As a freelancer, I can ensure complete end-to-end care and management of your project, with prices that are a fraction of what a typical web design agency will charge.

How can I help you?

I can build whatever website your want to help you maximise your brand’s potential and success. As a full-stack designer and developer I can assist you in all aspects.

Web Design

Creating attractive, functional and responsive web pages that balance aesthetics with usability and accessibility across all devices; whether smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Web Development

Building website functionality to enable your site to do exactly what you want. From WordPress customisation to bespoke database-driven applications through programming.

Web Hosting

Professional low-cost web hosting powered by 100% renewable energy from a leading, and award winning UK based company. Prices range from just £50-£100 per annum.

Domain Names

My Domain name registration services allow individuals and businesses to register their domain names for their websites and online presence, with annual renewal management provided.

WordPress

I specialise in creating websites with WordPress, a versatile, open-source content management system for creating and managing websites, with almost unlimited potential.

E-commerce

E-commerce enables online sales, integrating product listings, shopping carts, secure payment processing and customer management for seamless transactions.

Portfolio

Some examples of recent projects.

Fiddlesticks North-West Clog Dancers
Fiddlesticks Clog Dancers

A WordPress brochure site built exclusively with free open-source code with content maintained by the side. View Site »

Dragon Hall Heritage Volunteers
Dragon Hall Heritage Volunterrs

A bespoke brochure site providing archival documents and embedded videos on the Grade I listed Dragon Hall, Norwich. View Site »

Staithe Farm Beekeeping
Staithe Farm Beekeeping

A brochure site featuring a bespoke availability and booking system for Beekeeping Courses. View Site »

Excavator Loading ADT
Anglian Excavations Ltd

A bespoke brochure site detailing their extensive range of excavation services and equipment. View Site »

FAQs

There are many questions new clients have; here is a selection of some of the more typical enquiries I receive. If you can’t find an answer to your question below, them please don’t hesitate to ask me; I’d be delighted to provide answers to all your questions.

Each website I design is unique, so costs will depend on many factors such as the size of the website, the functionality of the site and the technologies deployed. But as a rough guide, a small brochure site (bespoke or WordPress) can start from as little as £250. A typical WordPress e-commerce site would be around £500. There are of course one-off costs and there’s no VAT to add.

This depends mainly on the complexity of the site and active involvement of the client. As a rough guide, a small brochure site can be created in as little as two weeks, with more complex sites taking around four to six weeks.

Absolutely. I always build Responsive websites which means that they will display perfectly on all devices including: desktops (widescreen), laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Absolutely. I can build you a WordPress website so you can manage all the content yourself. If you have a specific requirement for functionality (e.g. a bespoke booking system) that’s not available on WordPress then I can build that for you as well.

I provide a fully-managed website hosting service in collaboration with Krystal Hosting, one of the U.K.s leading web hosting companies. Your website will be hosted by Krystal and their dedicated server team actively maintain the web servers and monitor your hosting service 24/7.

My fully-managed hosting service includes setting up and configuring the hosting as well as liaising with the server team regarding any issues that may arise. You don’t need to do anything, it’s all covered! For more details on my hosting service and Krystal, visit my Hosting page.

I can register a domain name for you and manage it going forward, including its annual renewal. My clients are always free to register their own domain names, or use another provider for this should they prefer, now or at any time in the future; there are no tie-ins!

The main issue is mainly one of ownership. If you have a website built for you by me, rather than using a web builder service like Wix, SquareSpace or Shopify, you own your site, and that means you are free to move your website to another service provider at any time. With a web building service you are, in effect, renting your own website from them. Whilst you may own the content, the underlying technology is owned exclusively by them, and this means your website simply won’t function outside of their platform; you will be tied to their service if you want to keep your site.

Cost is another issue. A fully-functional WordPress website can often be built using only free, open-source code. This means that, aside from the one-off build cost, your only annual expenditure may be just the hosting and domain name. For most sites, this is usually much cheaper in the long term than a typical basic ad-free package from a web builder.

Lastly, a web designer can build you a bespoke website, whereas web builder services usually rely on a set of templates for your design. There’s nothing wrong with templates per se (some clients are happy to use them to reduce costs) but at least there’s a choice with a web designer.

Absolutely not. I do charge for website hosting and domain name registration/renewals on an annual basis, but you are always free to move your website elsewhere should you wish at any time. You’re also free to maintain the website yourself, or appoint someone else to do so; you do not have to use my services and you will always retain ownership of your website, its content and your domain name.

No! I don’t believe in expensive monthly contracts just to maintain a website. I’m more than happy to help maintain your website – it’s content and developing the functionality – but do so only on a pay-as-you-go basis. And I only charge for the time taken.

You do. You own your website and are always free to move it to another service provider/web hosting company at any time. You also own the domain name. The problem with web builder services like Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify is that your website won’t function unless it’s on their platform, so whilst you may own the site’s content, you are restricted to their platform and whatever costs they decide to impose going forward.

Absolutely. I can help manage your website content for you on a simple pay-as-you-go basis. I don’t believe in expensive monthly contracts for maintenance. I only charge for the time I take. In addition, you are always free to manage your own website or have someone else do this for you.

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Would you like to start a project with me?

Whatever your requirements I’d be delighted to help, advise and work with you to bring your project to a successful conclusion. So whether you’re looking for a new website, some help with an existing site (analysis, hosting, maintenance etc.) or if you just have a problem with your PC, call me today for a free no-obligation quotation.