Stand out from the crowd with a beautifully designed modern website to promote your business online

Do you own a local business such as a restaurant, a cafe, a hairdressing salon, or a dental practice? Do you offer services such as massage, reflexology, foreign language translation, or legal services? Are you a teacher, a musician, a writer, or an artist?

Whatever your business or your profession, we'll work with you every step of the way to create a website which will meet your needs, exceed your expectations and help you to achieve your business goals.

Read on to find out more about our web design service and our web development process. We've also tried to answer some common questions in our FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

Web Design Service

A unique website for your business

All our designs are individually tailored to create a unique website which suits your style, promotes your brand, and enhances the visibility of your business.


Modern design

Our websites are designed with a fresh, modern appeal to showcase your business and your talents to the world and create the best impression from the start.


Mobile friendly

We build our websites from the ground up with mobile in mind. Our designs are carefully crafted to look good on all devices, including desktop, tablets and mobile.


User-friendly experience

We like to keep things simple with a focus on getting your key messages across and providing a user-friendly experience for your visitors, customers and clients.


A website for every business

Whether you need a simple one-page website, a specially designed landing page, a portfolio site, a small business website, a multilingual website, a blog, or an online shop - we have a solution to meet your needs.

Our clients include musicians, writers, therapists, book publishers, event organisers, local businesses, and national charities. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, we'll work with you to create your perfect design.


WordPress

We use WordPress to develop many of our websites. WordPress is the world's most popular content management system (CMS) and is used by more than a third of all websites worldwide. There's a good reason why WordPress is the platform of choice for so many website owners, including some of the world's most best known companies and brands. In a nutshell, it outperforms every other content management system in terms of flexibility, ease of use, features and functionality.

Flexibility: Whatever type of website you need, WordPress can handle it. Whether you need a small business website, a personal site, a blog, a news site, a portfolio, an eCommerce store, or a large corporate website it can be done with WordPress.

Ease of use: Even if you have no technical abilities, you can use WordPress to make simple updates yourself. All your pages can be accessed from the WordPress dashboard with an intuitive user interface that makes it easy to update text and images on your site. WordPress also includes a built-in blog facility that allows you to add new posts whenever you want. This makes it ideal for publishing articles, news stories, announcements, press releases or any other content related to your business.

Features and functionality: With WordPress, you can use plugins to add a whole range of features and expand the functionality of your website. There are plugins for almost anything you can imagine, including newsletters, multiple languages, security, search engine optimisation, member sites, cookie compliance, shopping carts, and much more.


WordPress Themes

All WordPress websites are built with themes. Themes are used to create the layout, text, and visuals for your website design. We use the Kadence theme to create our WordPress websites. It is one of the best and most flexible WordPress themes available on the market today and it keeps getting better all the time.

When it comes to design capabilities, there is very little you can't do with Kadence. In comparison tests, Kadence beats other popular themes in every category, including ease of use, free features, layout customisation options, page speed, performance and accessibility.


Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Basic search engine optimisation is built-in to our design and production process. This includes code optimisation, image optimisation, keyword optimisation for title and meta description tags, and local search engine optimisation (if applicable). We will also submit your website to Google so that your pages can be indexed and found in the search engine results when searching online for your business name and other important keyword terms.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a valuable tool to monitor the performance of your website and can provide a treasure trove of information about your customers and website visitors. It will allow you to measure a wide range of vital statistics, including the number of visitors, how long they spend on your site, where they come from, what pages they visit, and much more. We can set up a Google Analytics account for you and add the tracking code to your website on request.


GDPR and Cookie Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European law introduced in May 2018 dealing with data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also applies to businesses in the UK. By law, your website must comply with the GDPR. We will ensure that it does.

Cookie compliance is one of the most important aspects of the GDPR when it comes to websites. If your website uses cookies, or any kind of visitor tracking, you will need to display a cookie consent banner. WordPress uses cookies and so does Google Analytics. Not all websites use cookies, but if yours does, we will add a cookie consent banner to ensure compliance with the law. Information about your use of cookies can be included in your website privacy policy (see below).


Privacy Policy

Under the GDPR, all businesses that process personal data must have a privacy policy. We will work with you to create a simple and transparent privacy policy for your website. A well-drafted policy shows that you are serious about keeping your customer data private and can help to build the confidence and trust of your website visitors. It can also increase customer engagement with your business.

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Our Web Design and Development Process

Anyone who is thinking about developing a website for their business needs to start out with a plan. This usually involves a good deal of head scratching, numerous cups of coffee, endless hours of online research, and finally, putting pen to paper and deciding what you want.

Web Development Plan

We encourage all our clients to create a Web Development Plan. Please refer to our Help page for a step-by-step guide which will help you to focus on the essentials and write up your plan without getting confused or frustrated along the way.

At the very least we will need a rough outline of what you require, including the type of site and number of pages, as well as the content and images you wish to use on your website.

You may want to speak to us first to discuss your requirements. That's no problem. It's always good to talk! Get in touch and we'll arrange a call. We can discuss your options and help you with your planning so we both know where we stand and how best to proceed.

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Web Design Specification and Quote

Once we've received your Web Development Plan, we will draw up a Web Design Specification and give you a quote to build your website. If you are happy with the price and agree with the Specification, we can go ahead. We will ask you to pay 50% of the costs upfront before we begin work on your site.

Initial Payment and First Draft

When we have received your initial payment, we will create a first draft of your website. The draft will be developed in accordance with your Web Development Plan and the Design Specification. Timescales will be agreed in advance, and it depends how complex your site is, but this stage will typically take 1-2 weeks for a small business website.

Feedback and Revisions

When the first draft is ready, we will ask you for your feedback, and, if any changes need to be made, we will go ahead and make them. This is known as the revision stage of the web development process. Communication is important during the revision stage and we will be in touch with you on a regular basis to make sure that you are happy with the changes we have made. Once you are satisfied, and all revisions have been signed off, we will ask for the balance of payment before we put your website online.

Final Payment and Go Live

When we receive your payment, your website will go live. Then we will submit your site to Google so that your web pages can be indexed. We will also send you all the login and password details that you will need for your website and to access your email. These details will be sent to you via a secure transfer method.

Celebrate!

Voilà! You now have an amazing new website, we've been paid, and everyone is happy. We will put our feet up, and you can throw a party :-)

Party people celebration

Frequently Asked Questions

I don't know what sort of website I want. Can you offer me any advice?

Yes. Please refer to the Help page of our website. The advice on this page will help you to make some key decisions and define exactly what you need for your website. We encourage you to follow the guidance we have provided and to create a Web Development Plan. We can also arrange a telephone consultation to discuss your specific requirements and provide you with advice if you are not sure what you need.

I only need a very simple website. Can you do this for me?

Yes, of course. We love building simple websites! Sometimes one page is all you need. You can pack a lot of information into one page and get the essential message about your business out to the world. A small informational website with 3 or 4 pages can also be very effective and may be the ideal solution for your business.

How long will it take to build my website?

It depends on the size of your website and your specific requirements. However, for most small business websites we aim to complete within 2-4 weeks from the time that you place your order. In exceptionally busy periods this may be longer. We will advise you in advance if this is the case. Completion timescales will be agreed within the Web Design Specification before you place your order. We will always try to complete the work within agreed deadlines and will work round the clock to meet your expectations.

Do I really need WordPress?

No, not necessarily. If you only require a simple website and know that you won't need any more complex features added at a later date, you do not need WordPress. In this case, we can create a stand-alone (static) HTML website for you. This website (KGB Internet Services) does not use WordPress.

Despite its many advantages, WordPress does have a few downsides. For example, loading times for your web pages can be slower with WordPress than static HTML pages. Also, WordPress itself and all the plugins installed on your site must be kept updated. These software updates need to be done on a regular and ongoing basis in order to avoid problems and keep your website running smoothly. Without WordPress, you don't have to worry about software updates. There are none!

If you don't want WordPress but need to make changes to your website there are two options.

  1. Let us make any changes for you. We are more than happy to take care of this on your behalf. You can sign up for our Content Updating Service, or simply send us a request by email and we'll make the changes for you.
  2. Use another content management system. If you don't want WordPress but do want to update your site yourself, we can install a simple Content Management System which will allow you to edit the text on your existing pages.
Do I need Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a valuable tool for website owners and businesses. Without analytics, you don't really know how your website is performing or how many people are visiting your site. At the end of the day, it's a personal choice about whether or not to install Google Analytics, but if you want to monitor your web statistics, you will definitely need it. You should be aware that Google Analytics is a tracking system which uses Cookies. To comply with the GDPR, you will need to have a Cookie Consent banner on your website. You will also need a Privacy Policy page which explains your use of Cookies. We can do all of the above for a set price of €75.

How much will my website cost?

It's not possible to give a definite price for your website before we know what you require. That's why we ask you to provide a Web Development Plan so we can make a proper assessment of your needs. Once we know what you want, we will draw up a Web Design Specification and provide a quote.

Having said that, we know that it's important for small businesses to have a rough idea of costs ahead of time, especially if money is tight and you don't want to end up paying over the odds for your website. We are committed to providing the best value possible for all our clients and have included a few examples below to give you an idea of pricing.


Example 1
A small business website with 1-3 pages. Home Page, Services Page, Contact Page. No extra features. No content management system. Total pages = 3.

Ideal for local businesses such as restaurants, cafes, hairdressing salons etc.
Cost: €350


Example 2
Same as Ex.1 above but with the addition of Google Analytics, a cookie consent banner and a Privacy page. Total pages = 4.

Ideal for small businesses who wish to monitor their web statistics.
Cost: €425


Example 3
A small business website with 4-8 pages. Home Page, Services Pages x 3, About Us Page, Contact Page. No extra features. No content management system. Total pages = 6.

Ideal for small businesses, service providers, professionals, or practitioners with more detailed content requirements and the need for more web pages.
Cost: €500


Example 4
A website with 6 pages. Home, Music, Masterclasses, Foundation, About, Contact. Includes a contact form and multi-media elements (video and audio). Built with WordPress. Total pages = 6.

Check out our client's website -- Frankie McCoy.
Cost: €600


Example 5
A multi-lingual website in English and Spanish with 3 pages. Home, Consultation, Testimonials. And a Blog with 4 articles pre-published. Built with WordPress. Total pages (7 x 2 > English and Spanish) = 14.

Check out our client's website -- Ishwari Ayurveda.
Cost: €800


Example 6
A small business website with 4 pages. Home, Services, About Us, Contact. And a Blog with 4 articles pre-published. Plus a Landing Page for subscribers to build a mailing list and a system to send a post notification email to subscribers every time a new blog article is published. Plus Google Analytics, a cookie consent banner and a Privacy page. Built with WordPress. Includes set-up and configuration of list building and post notification plugin and subscription management pages. Total pages = 14 (including the Landing Page, Privacy page and subscription management pages).

Ideal for anyone who wants to publish new content on a regular basis and build a list of subscribers.
Cost: €1000


We would like to reiterate that these are just examples and a price will be given for each job depending on your specific requirements. You will see that, in general, the web development costs are higher if you need more pages or more features. However, it should be noted that many simple informational websites for small businesses will fall within the lower end of the price examples shown above.

Why do I need to pay money upfront before my website is complete?

This is a standard industry practice and it helps us to protect ourselves from lost income. Believe it or not, some people change their minds after ordering a website and then don't want to pay any money for work already completed. Consider the following example.

Imagine that you own a restaurant and someone has booked a table for 30 people. Yay! Let's say it's an Indian restaurant which makes the most delicious food and you have a loyal customer base who have been coming for years. It's a small restaurant, and 30 people is all you can handle, so you don't take any other bookings for that day and turn your other customers away. You go out and buy all the food in preparation for the big day and make sure everything is ready. Half an hour before your party is due to arrive, the customer calls and tells you that they've changed their mind. There's a great new Chinese restaurant that has just opened down the road and they have decided to go there instead. NOT COOL! The worst thing is, you didn't take a deposit for the booking, and now you are out of pocket. You've also let down your regular customers that you had to turn away!

I hope this example explains why we need to take some money upfront before we can go ahead with building your website. By the way, if you do own a restaurant and need a website for your business, get in touch!

What if I am not happy with my website at the draft stage?

We will do everything we can to get your website looking good at the draft stage in accordance with your Web Development Plan and the Web Design Specification. It's completely normal for some changes to be made at this stage, so let us know what you require and we will go ahead and get the site looking the way you want. We can make any design revisions you need, as long as they are included within the specification. Things that can be changed include colour schemes, fonts, text size, layout changes, text changes, image changes and so on.

Communication is important during the draft revision stage and we will be in touch with you frequently to make sure that you are happy with the changes we have made. It is crucial that you engage with us and approve any changes so that the design process can advance. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are happy with the final product.

If you decide during the revision stage that you want something extra we can make these changes as well, but if the changes you ask for are outside the scope of the Web Design Specification, this will cost extra. Here are a couple of examples.

  • You originally asked for a 5-page website but realise that you now need a blog as well.
  • You initially said that you did not need to update the website yourself but have now realised that you actually do require a content management system.
  • You forgot to mention that you needed a multilingual website and you now need to add pages in Spanish, Russian and Ancient Greek!
What happens when my website is completed?

When your website is completed we will ask you for the balance of money owed before the site goes live. You will have already paid 50% before we started work, so we will ask for the remaining 50%. When we receive payment we will activate your website. Then, we will submit your site to Google so that your pages can be indexed in the search engine results. We will also provide you with all the relevant login and password details you will need to access your website and manage your emails. The details will be sent to you via a secure transfer method.

Do you provide ongoing support for my website?

Yes. You are part of our website family and community now and we will support you in whatever way best fits your needs. We provide two plans for ongoing website support and maintenance. Our WordPress Support Service and our Content Updating Service. Please refer to our Web Support page for more information.