Frequently Asked Questions

Website Design FAQs

How much does a website cost?

My website costs start at £900, however, this is for a starter package. You can find out more about what’s included in my web design costs here, and if these costs are within your budget, please get in touch with me here to find out how I can help you.

I already have a website, how much is a redesign?

A redesign will cost the same as a new website. This is because very often the website is out-of-date and the plugins and themes will need to be completely changed/upgraded. Effectively your website will need to be rebuilt to ensure that it is using up-to-date technology. But that’s part of the reason why you need a redesign, right? You can find out more about what’s included in my web design costs here, and if these costs are within your budget, please get in touch with me here to find out how I can help you.

I already have a website but I’d like changes made to it. How much is this?

It’s not very often that it’s just the case of making some updates and then the website is ready to go. Often the website uses out-of-date plugins and themes that will need to be relooked at before it’s worth making changes to the website. You can find out more about what’s included in my web design costs here, and if these costs are within your budget, please get in touch with me here to find out how I can help you.

Why do you only use Divi (WordPress) or Squarespace?

I love designing websites using Divi or Squarespace and I find that my clients tend to prefer one of these options when deciding on which platform to use. 

Divi is a marketing-leading WordPress builder and theme that allows me to combine my graphic design and technical skills to build beautiful and functional websites that are scalable for business owners. You can visit the Elegant Themes website here for more information on the Divi platform.

Squarespace is a marketing-leading SaaS website platform. It’s easier to look after than a WordPress website, for example, all of the website security and updates are done via Squarespace itself so you don’t have to worry about this. If you’re a business owner who wants a beautiful and functional website without the hassle of updates to worry about, Squarespace is a great choice. You can visit the Squarespace website here for more information on the platform.

What’s Divi?

Divi is a marketing-leading WordPress builder and theme, made by Elegant Themes. It allows me to combine my graphic design and technical skills to build beautiful and functional websites that are scalable for business owners. Find out more about why I use Divi here.

What’s Squarespace?

Squarespace is a marketing-leading SaaS website platform. It’s easier to look after than a WordPress website, for example, all of the website security and updates are done via Squarespace itself so you don’t have to worry about this. If you’re a business owner who wants a beautiful and functional website without the hassle of updates to worry about, Squarespace is a great choice. I am also a Squarespace Circle member which means I’m able to pass on discounts to my clients. I also have access to longer free-trial periods which I can pass on to my clients as well. Find out more about why I use Squarespace here.

How do I know what website builder to choose?

There are many website builders. Divi and Squarespace are just two of them, but in my opinion; two of the best. 

The best advice I can give you when looking for a website builder is to do your research. Don’t just get hooked in by the marketing of website platforms; you need to find a platform that works for you and your business, and that you enjoy using.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you find the right platform for you and your business:

    • Does the website platform offer exactly what I need my website to be able to do?
    • Are there any reliable designers and developers that I can go to for help if I need it?
    • Does the platform offer support?
    • Are the costs of the upkeep of my website within my budget?
    • Am I confident that I can use and work with this platform?

If you’re not sure what platform would work for you, I’d be happy to share my knowledge in more detail. Please contact me here.

How long does it take to make a website?

There is a lot of work that goes into making a website not only look good but also be functional and actually work as intended. I use a 4-stage process when creating my websites, and work in collaboration with my clients. It is hard to say how long a website takes to create as there are so many different factors. At a minimum, you can expect a 7-week build time for your new website, but if you have everything you need for your new website from the get-go, it’s possible for it to be a quicker process. For more information on what you need to have to start the website build process, download my Website and Logo briefing form here.

Can you manage the website for me after it’s built?

Yes! Of course. If you choose a WordPress Divi website, you will need to choose a website hosting provider. I offer website hosting, so the package you choose there will come with the level of support you choose. You can find more information about my hosting here. For anything that falls outside of your chosen hosting package, or if you choose me to design your Squarespace website, the costs for website management would be charged at my current hourly rate.

Do you do Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?

I do optimise your website with your relevant keywords, which is part of an SEO strategy. For more extensive SEO work I can refer you to a trusted SEO professional. If this is something you require for your website, get in touch with me here and I can send you more information.

Do I need a designer or developer for my website?

This is always a hard question to answer as it’s specific to what you need your website to do for you. In most cases, you’ll need a trusted web designer like me. If there is part of the website build that needs a developer, then I have a trusted developer that I can source. As it’s hard to know exactly what you need, please get in touch with me here and I’d be happy to help share my knowledge.

Logo Design FAQs

How much do you charge for your logo design service?

My logo design service is currently only £400. There is a lot included in this package. For more details on my logo design service click here.

I already have a logo sketched up on paper, how much will it cost for you to make it into an actual logo?

My logo design service is currently only £400, regardless of whether your logo is sketched up already or not. For more details on my logo design service click here.

Graphic Design FAQs

How much do you charge for your graphic design service?

This will depend on the scope of the project but is usually my current hourly rate. For more details on my graphic design service click here.

Still have questions? That’s no problem…

Nathalie Delente
Nathalie Delente
14/01/2024
I found Louise when I was searching online for a web designer who worked with DIVI and Wordpress. From the initial phone call, Louise was really helpful and able to understand what it was I wanted. She did a fantastic job of designing some pages for me, and then went on to make changes to the rest of the pre-existing website. I love what she has done so far, and I highly recommend her. She works quickly, the communication is always open and available. She went above and beyond what I originally asked for by helping with more technical aspects of the website. Thanks Louise!
Terry Wolfendale
Terry Wolfendale
30/11/2023
I really enjoyed working with Louise on a website for my new business. It was completed very quickly and I'm really pleased with it. I would not hesitate in recommending Louise to anyone needing a website designed and hosted.
Kevin Shallish
Kevin Shallish
29/11/2023
The services was excellent and I couldn't ask for any more. The website design and build and IT support was fantasic. I knew nothing about buliding websites and Louise gave my business excellent support and was thoroughly professional
Nick Herniman
Nick Herniman
12/10/2023
Quite simply, working with Louise was the best business decision that I ever made. From the outset I was immediately impressed and all of the artwork that was produced exceeded my wildest expectations, everyone who has seen the designs absolutely loves them and this is all down to Louise. I cannot rate her services highly enough.
Pete Francis
Pete Francis
08/09/2023
As an SME Engineering business, we found it difficult to find a web designer who could relate to what we do as a business as well as having a creative understanding of what our clients would need and want to see on our website to make sense. Louise Maggs is the one. Louise took us through a very orderly process to define what we needed to show and, most importantly, what the client’s journey would feel like. We are fortunate, in that we already had a reasonable amount of content and have a good idea of who our clients are, although Louise’s probing would have found that out through her planning stage anyway. And planning seemed to be the key; not a swift dive into producing coded pages that would have probably dragged on in micro development, but Louise made sure that as much as possible was set out in advance, so that in practice, the actual site development was really quick, right first time and had a wow-factor that even I didn’t expect. For Louise, completion of a site isn’t the end of the road as she is passionate about making sure you look good in your new digital “wardrobe”. Definitely top of my list!
Jessica Lorimer
Jessica Lorimer
24/08/2023
Working with Louise is an absolute pleasure! I'd previously had a website designed that was really difficult to use, update and change - and found Louise whilst we were deciding to go through a company rebrand. Louise made the process really smooth and simple; she's really communicative and offers multiple options/ ways to stay in touch. Her work is flawless, quick and she takes real care of your website. Thoroughly recommend!
Ali Conway
Ali Conway
05/05/2023
Louise is not only a fabulous website designer, with a great knowledge base - she is genuinely a lovely person to work with, and a true professional. She will listen to your ideas, and ask all the relevant questions in order to gain a true understanding and insight into your business. This is so crucial. Working with Louise, I have gained a much clearer insight into the process, and an understanding of the customer journey through my website. I hadn't appreciated this before, and had come into the process with a creative eye; purely focusing on the aesthetics. Louise has been so patient with my endless questions, and my lack of technical understanding for some of the more complicated aspects that we needed to work through. She has taken design feedback so positively, and the whole working relationship has been easy, and enjoyable. This site was not a simple, straight forward one by any means, and Louise took the time to get it absolutely right; considering all the complex options that I could offer my clients. What we have achieved, is a fabulous balance between the design aesthetic I wanted, and the crucial technical practicalities so that the website will drive sales enquiries and more... I am absolutely thrilled with the end result, and just slightly disappointed that our meetings will now come to an end!
Team Andrews
Team Andrews
26/04/2023
We really appreciated the time Louise Maggs Design invested in getting to know our company and our needs before translating that information into our web design. Louise has been incredibly helpful and responsive to our questions, concerns and additional work we added along the way. They did a great job following up to ensure the project was completed to our satisfaction. We highly recommend Louise Maggs Design.
Matthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet
18/07/2022
Louise is a true professional who works hard to deliver above and beyond. It was a chance conversation which brought me to work with Louise. And I am grateful that we had the opportunity to do the revision on my business website. I liked the availability of client meetings which brought an openness to discuss ideas without judgement. I also liked the whole process of exploring more fully what it was I expected from the new site. The wireframe is a great tool. There was a time when I started out that I was advised that a website was 'just' a shopwindow. The view from inside my virtual offering on Google is the best digital shop window going. My recommendation is for anyone who needs advise when starting out as a small business, or sole trader to build and host a website. I would also say that if you are a novice with design, Louise will have a service to meet your needs.
Graham Freeman
Graham Freeman
01/04/2022
I needed someone to design the website for my new fitness business, so I got in contact with Louise. From the start the way Louise engaged with me and very quickly understood what I was looking for in the way of the colour scheme and design was fantastic. Louise is a great person with such a positive energy and love for what she does and from start to finish of my project she has worked to the highest standards and I am very pleased with the graphic design and website she has produced for me. Not only that but she has also given me fantastic advice and support regarding background support with things like cookie policies, which website builder to use and GDPR. If you are looking for someone to build your website, then look no further.