Web Design in Gloucester

Are you a Gloucester business owner that needs a professional website?

Louise Maggs Design (formerly Graphic Design by Louise) helps business owners by designing websites that help turn visitors into paying customers. 

Louise Maggs from Louise Maggs Design
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Professional web design for your business

There are so many different options when it comes to designing a website, how do you know what to choose? One thing is for sure, and that is it is worth investing in professional web design from the start. See some of the things I consider when designing websites here.

Your website is your digital shopfront. It not only has to look appealing to customers, but it also has to convert those customers into paying clients. If your website isn’t working for you, or you don’t have a website yet at all, see how I can help. I understand the importance of having a website that turns visitors into paying customers and will work with you and your business to create a website that looks great and also works for your business requirements.

Web Design: what’s covered?

I design websites using WordPress with a premium website builder, or Squarespace. Whichever platform you choose is completely up to you and depends on your business’s requirements. Why not book a chat with me so I can explain the differences?

Web design isn’t just about designing your website so it looks good. It isn’t only about the pages and content either. There are many additional requirements that go into website design and some things website visitors won’t even know about. Here are just some of the things I consider when designing company websites…

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AUDIENCE

Who is your audience? Who are you trying to attract?

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LOOK & FEEL

Of course, the website has to look great and be nice to navigate

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UX & UI

User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design considerations

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SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)... So Google can understand your website

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HYPERLINKS

Internal and External hyperlinks which are needed for SEO

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CTA

What is your call-to-action (CTA)? Email? click-to-call? Booking links?

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UK GDPR

Providing assistance if you need UK GDPR advice for your website

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IMAGES

Picture research (free images for commercial use)

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CODING

Addition of HTML / CSS and JavaScript if required

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301

Setting up any 301 redirects that may be needed

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DOMAINS

Assistance in connecting your domain to your website

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ACCESSIBILITY

Implementation and consideration of accessibility features

In addition, if you choose WordPress I use a premium builder with lifetime access. I will also install plugins for security, backup, under construction and additional plugins, so the site can perform as required. I also provide WordPress hosting. Please see my hosting options here.

Please note: This is an overview and is all subject to change depending on development & updates within the CMS platform chosen, and the requirements of the website

No idea what half of this means? No need to worry. Book a call with me and I can help you to understand your requirements.

Did you know I also design logos?

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If you’re really wanting to make a great impression, I can create you a new website with a new company logo design. Find out more about my logo design services in Gloucester here, or book a chat with me

Why choose to work with Louise Maggs Design

I have almost 20 years of experience as a graphic and web designer. I love to be creative, and I love to get results. That’s why, when working with me you can be sure I’ll get to know you and your business and work out exactly what you need to make your website and brand work for you.

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Efficient & Friendly

“I recently hired Louise to redesign a series of workbooks for my primary coaching programme for high achievers. The level of service that she has provided has been outstanding!! The quality of her work is excellent and she is extremely thorough in her approach and meticulous about attention to detail. She regularly kept me informed, provided work promptly and did all of the above with a smile! I would use her again in a heartbeat. Thanks so much Louise!” — Kate H

“Louise designed some brilliant logos for my company. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented and passionate professional. Louise worked hard to fully understand my requirements and ensure complete satisfaction. The process was fun - I'm really pleased with the results and will be engaging Louise to design the company's new website.” — Darryn T

“Louise did a great job designing and creating my business website. I wasn’t very sure how I wanted it to look, just how I didn’t want it to appear. And she came up with a great design, making the process very easy. I had already prepared all the copy, and most of the structure, which helped the process along well. Louise clearly loves what she does and takes massive pride in her work. She is great to work with and is very easy going. If you want your website designing and creating, I can highly recommend you using Louise.” — James R

“I asked Louise to add visuals and format a 3,500 word document. She did everything I asked quickly, efficiently and with good humour. Flawless work that extended to two revisions. The real clincher is that Louise is also very IT literate. I couldn't be more pleased and Louis is definitely my go to Graphic Designer. VERY happy to recommend.” — Charles W

Web Design Services in Gloucester

How do you know what platform to choose?

This is a question I hear all the time, and luckily I can help you answer it. I design websites across popular platforms including WordPress and Squarespace. I also use HTML & CSS.

Instead of asking, “How do you want your website to look?”, the first question I ask is “What do you want your website to do for your business?”. Getting this right to start with means I can have a good idea of the functionality needed for your site, and therefore which platform would work the best for you. You may need your website to be a showcase-style website or even an e-commerce website. The main purpose of your website will help inform your decision about which platform to choose.

People won’t visit your website just because it’s beautiful

This is something I always remind my clients of. Sure, your website will look beautiful if you choose me to design it for you, but no one can expect visitors to flock to it because of this. Getting visitors to your website and making it work for your business is something every business owner needs to consider as part of its marketing strategy.

You’ll need to consider SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Google My Business and social media. I can advise on this and I also work with other experts in the industry. And remember, you don’t have to do this all at once. As I said, start with a professionally designed website and have a great foundation on which to build your brand.

Your website is your virtual shopfront, and just like in the real world you’ll need products in the shopfront window to entice visitors in. Your website needs interesting and relevant content, that reflects your products and services. If you’d like to find out more about how I can design you a professional website for your business, click the link below to book a call.

Not based in Gloucester? Not to worry I work digitally throughout the UK