Web Design

Your website is your business’s online home. This is where all your email marketing and social media campaigns will bring your prospective clients. We will work with you to create a website that speaks to them and their needs.

All our websites are built on the CMS Framework; a clean, search engine optimised architecture, built with state-of-the-art security. Your website will be built on PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor – server side processing) so it will be fully responsive, meaning the user experience will be just as enjoyable on an Smartphone as it is on desktop.

We create clean, professional websites, designed to be highly compatible with a wide range of browsers. We specialise in providing complete website development solutions for small, medium and large businesses, blog or sporting websites.

A brief outline of our design process

All you have to do is contact us with your ideas – of what you would like, how your would like it to look – the colours, the layout (if you know) and what you want on the site.

The next (and probably the most important) thing is, what do you want the site to do for you? Different kinds of websites have different purposes depending on who the intended audience is. Some websites are geared towards selling products and other websites are providing practical information, while others are merely for entertainment.

Every design solution from DESC Designs focuses on the following criteria:

  • professional presentation
  • easy navigation
  • search-engine friendly web design
  • google analytics (excluding Bronze Package)
  • consistency in branding over all your marketing communication material
  • responsive websites that work on any screen size, or fixed layout designs specially prepared for desktop computers and mobile devices

Why do I need a Website ?

Does Your Site Need A Makeover ?

The Purpose of Informative / Practical Information Websites

The purpose of an information website is to convey specific, helpful information to a specific user/audience so that the reader learns something new or understands a topic better. These websites are geared around more actionable information and may contain “how to’s”, tips and tricks, fix and repair, guidance, support information, directions, instructions, etc. very similar to DESC Computers website.

The Purpose of Entertainment Websites

These websites showcase entertaining information for visitors. These websites are designed to be easy to navigate and frequently updated in order to keep users coming back for more information. They can be made more engaging by using dynamic content, such as videos, podcasts, slideshows, etc.

The Purpose of E-Commerce Websites

The purpose of e-commerce websites are to sell products to users. The most successful websites are carefully optimised to achieve a high percentage of purchases. To achieve success e-commerce websites need to integrate all of the latest online closing & upsell techniques available which have been proven to increase the chances that a visitor will purchase. There are many important elements that go into building a successful e-commerce website such as removing friction during the purchasing process, making the checkout smooth and easy, making the website fast and attractive, up selling users on related products, incentives, reducing cart abandonment, nurturing past buyers to buy again, re-marketing to past visitors who haven’t yet purchased, using the proper payment options, having a mobile ready design, etc., etc.

The Purpose of Service-Based Business Websites

The purpose of a service-based business website is to convince website visitors that they should become customers of the service company. This is done by positioning the company as a dependable, trust worthy and experienced service provider in the target market.

Visitors will pre-screen potential service providers by reviewing their websites before they make any phone calls. During this process, they are trying to find the best company that will meet their specific needs. They are trying to ascertain how expert the company is, the quality of the work they will receive, whether the provider has a good reputation and how long the company has been in business. Visitors can be helped by providing them with information and articles which demonstrate your knowledge, a visual portfolio of your work, videos, customer testimonials and so on.

The Purpose of Blogs

The purpose of a blog is to provide a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. Blogs can be started up very easily online using a number of free services, such as wordpress.com. (yourname.wordpress.com) There are many personal and professional blogs out there that are entertaining to read and which give a very personal insight into a person’s life. Blogs can be for entertainment purposes or used as an online journal or used by companies to keep their customers abreast of what is going on. The hallmark of a blog is that it’s very easy for an untrained person to maintain with little to no technical knowledge.

I want to do this myself – Seems Easy Enough – You Said So

Allow me to give you a bit of our story so I can save you the trouble of making the cheap website hosting mistake. I have many clients ask me this question and I will tell you of a VERY COMMON trait that I am finding happening with just this idea.

One very lovely client of mine set herself up with WordPress.com and decided she wanted to move onto bigger and better things – have her own domain name with her website.

  • She purchased her domain name – GREAT
  • set WordPress to “manage” her domain name – FANTASTIC – it’s only $9 USD for hosting per month
  • Domain Pointing (so your name knows where to find your WordPress site) $13 USD per year – WOW – CHEAP !

But hang on …

  • I want an email with my domain name and I need to purchase that too – Okay – Who with?
  • Office365 charge per month – too scared to even figure that out with so many packages
  • WordPress charge $5 USD per email, per month –
  • Use someone local – $200 AUD to have a portal only – web-mail – and boy oh boy the ones that I have seen are TERRIFYING!!!!!!

So let’s add all this up …

  • $9 USD – hosting per month = $108 USD
  • $13 USD per year for domain pointing
  • $200 AUD for EmailTOTAL = $356 approx AUD – that’s if the dollar remains as is now

What does DESC Designs charge for all this – $120 AUD PER YEAR (excluding Domain Registration)

DESC Designs got our client on track, sorted everything out – fortunately within the 30 day cooling off period and we got 90% of her money returned and we are now all managed in ONE place.
The unfortunate thing is – she is not alone. I have had a few clients bought about this way – THINK seriously before heading out and paying money before you have done your research – or contact us – we can do it all !!

What are the charges ?

As every website varies greatly, it is always best to obtain an estimate. Our charges and what actually happens in designing a website – READ MORE

Do we have packages?

Of course! There is nothing better than know exactly what you are up for BEFORE you start the project. (minus changes with things that you may want added – specialised plugins) Starting as low as $150 for a startup website – READ MORE

Is Your Site Mobile Friendly?

It’s always good to check your site as Google now does not even look at sites that are no longer friendly to the modern consumer TEST HERE

What Happens Next …

If you are happy with the estimate we will proceed with the following:

  • Registration of any domain names if required
  • Setup of a web hosting account if required
  • Development of the initial design and layout
  • Apply basic search engine optimisation techniques
  • You will be provided with a draft of the website during the process of development. During this
  • time you can request any changes to design & layout
  • Once you are happy with the initial website design concept, we will produce the additional pages
  • When we get your thumbs up, your website is launched
  • We can also arrange the site so you can make updates yourself
  • When we get your thumbs up, your website is launched
  • We can also arrange the site so you can make updates yourself