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Website Design

Today anyone can create a functional website. But functional websites don’t enhance brands or win new customers. A great website will do both but it requires great content. ‘Off the peg’ won’t benefit your business or mine. Let’s discuss what you really want.

Website Design
The first step is a detailed discussion about you and your business.  What you tell me about your brand informs site structure, layout, typefaces, colour palette, menus etc..
Site content
The copywriting and images on your site need to show your business at its best.  That content will be created by me – in consultation with you.
social feeds
Integrate new or existing social media feeds into your site to keep customers informed – discounts, special offers, new lines – all of it with a link back to your site.
expandability
One of the biggest advantages of using WordPress over other CMS options is flexibility.  E-commerce, appointments, reservations, live chat and more can be integrated as extras.
lifetime support
Question? Idea? Problem?  Talk directly to me for a quick response and solution. There’s no call queuing system or filtering – just a personal service.
monthly report
See what you’re getting for your money on a regular basis with analysis of site performance and gain an insight into who your next customers should be.
reliability
Wordpress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in the world and is used by global brands like Bloomberg, Sony, Facebook and Disney.  Our hosting package has 99.8% uptime.
optimisation
I hold a Google Certificate in Online Marketing Fundamentals. You can be sure that every page of your site will be optimised for SEO to help it be found more easily online.

Website Hosting and Maintenance

Hosting a website is relatively straightforward. Keeping it working and looking good amid a constant stream of updates to browsers, platforms, plugins and standards is not. That’s my job.

new website from scratch

Lostock Military Fitness

Recently completed is a new site created for Lostock Military Fitness in south Cheshire.  With lots of similar outfits competing for custom, LMF’s site needed to stand out from the crowd.  Whilst retaining the military ethos which hardcore fitness fanatics crave, the site clearly demonstrates how the workouts are tailored to the needs of all levels and abilities.  Copywriting and tone of voice is no less important than layout, design and user experience.   

Website Redesign

The Bridal Lounge Cheshire

The owner required a complete site redesign. Her old site had served her well but some updates had made the design inconsistent and it had fallen far behind technologically, being unusable on mobile.  Detailed discussions about the owner’s goals for the site meant that the initial brief came to include a new logo, colour scheme and typography to complement the launch of the new site.

About Me

Hello! I’m James.  I design, build and maintain websites.

After twenty successful years in teaching, it was time for a change. I’d always wanted to do something more creative which involved my passion for technology. This is it. Completing Google’s course in The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing opened a window onto a world where I knew I wanted to be. The number of businesses not taking advantage of all that the web can offer is staggering. I’m keen to help small businesses catch up before it’s too late. If you’re wondering whether I can help you, just answer one question: how confident are you that your website is doing your business justice? If the answer is anything less than 100% then I can help, building you a site and crafting the content which will enhance your brand, resonate with your customers and keep you competitive.

I honestly can’t recommend James enough.  He’s the guy if you are thinking of having a new website built. From start to finish, nothing was too much trouble for him and he was always easy to contact for any questions.
In my business, attention to detail is everything and it was easy to see that James holds similar standards.  My old site looked so dated – and downright awful on mobile – but now I have a new logo, a responsive design showing off some great content as well as an online booking system. I couldn’t be happier with it.

Debbie Massey, Bridal Lounge Cheshire

I wanted a more professional online presence for my Military Fitness company. James has built an amazing website for me, one I am very proud of. He is totally professional but adds a personal touch to the way he does business. I would highly recommend Sites by James to businesses large or small.

Dave Marshall, Lostock Military Fitness

Why ‘cope’ with an outdated, sub-standard website when you could have a credible online presence putting you ahead of your competitors?