Workflow

A summary of how we work, and a video to explain some website jargon in plain English.

Development speed

From start to finish, our website design and development process takes approximately 3 to 8 weeks.

The exact time required to complete a website can vary. Larger websites will obviously take longer to create.

Very important factors to consider include communication and content. Without sufficient information regarding your business and requirements, it may take us longer to create a design. Failure to provide your content promptly will also prevent us from completing the website quickly.

Fast track priority, which takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks, is also available; please enquire for more information.

Project plan

It is not essential for you to have something specific in-mind, we just need some details about yourself and your business so that we can make something that you and your customers will love.

Visual design

We create a prototype/mock-up of the websites design for you to look at. You can request modifications or improvements if necessary.

Code (HTML/CSS/PHP)

We now code a HTML/CSS template and style it to look like the agreed draft design. If CMS was included, we would set that up too. We also perform on page search engine optimisation to help you show higher on Google.

Integrate content

Websites need content for people to look at. Just like a magazine or a television show - without interesting content, the visitor will lose interest.

Test, refine, and launch

We offer domain names FREE for 2 years with every website we make. We also offer to host your website FREE for 2 years.

Update the site

To update a website requires time and knowledge, so we do all the hard work for you. OR, a content management system allows you to edit anytime yourself for free.

Payment schedule

Everything you need is included for 2 years, at an affordable price.

Excellent value for money

With low prices, useful functionality, and good looking websites - we feel our competitors are beaten.

Recommendations and repeat business mean that we don't need paid advertisements. That must be good?

No monthly fees, no hidden costs

Many web designers and companies have monthly charges for CMS or web hosting. We don't!

Some competitors don't even publish their prices, however we publish everything you need to know.

50% deposit to commence work

Before we begin website design projects, we request a minimum 50% deposit from our clients.

The 50% deposit is often paid by our clients at the end of our first face-to-face consultation. This ensures that we can get straight-to-work and that your website will be completed as soon as possible.

Remaining sum due upon completion

The final 50% of the total must be paid within 14 days of completion. Anything not specified in our original agreement (I.e. photos) may require additional payment.

Your website will be available online for 2 years, starting from when the domain name was purchased. No additional payments are necessary during that period, unless you wish for the website to be updated or modified.

How our service is made affordable

We don't cut corners, we spend wisely and work efficiently.

Design a worthy first draft

Creating unnecessary work is pointless. We do things properly so that you will like the first draft.

No overheads

We work from a home office, hence no money is wasted on unnecessary property.

Planning properly

We know the best questions to ask to get the information we need. Your requirements will be identified on day one.

Start to finish

The same professional will work on your project from start to finish. We only hire extra help when necessary.

Established in 2010

And continuing to make happy customers ever since.

How our business developed

Total Website Design is a professional website design business, which was founded in 2010 by Andrew Rowland.

We are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality websites to local businesses. Our goal is to continuously improve, to gain experience, and to continue offering value for money services.

We frequently create websites for small businesses, and are also capable of creating large corporate-style websites. As our skills grew and developed - we began offering more complex features and services.

  • Content management systems
  • Ecommerce (online shopping)
  • Responsive design (for mobile and tablet)
  • And bespoke functionality

We are currently looking for more challenging projects, to gain more experience and to expand our portfolio.

Email us for a quote, or call 01903 609547.

About Andrew

My passion for website design is inspired by how every job is different – the possibilities are endless. I am an enthusiastic young website designer and developer with a strong desire to achieve highly.

Through-out my education I also self-taught the necessary design and programming skills required for web design work. My first ever website was a French campsite review website, created at only 11 years old!

After graduating high school I founded a web design business – Total Website Design. I have since created a variety of websites for many different clients, ranging from start-up businesses to established companies.

Dedicated to both professional and educational work, my skills continue to grow. I completed a Level 3 BTEC Extended National Diploma for IT practitioners with the maximum Triple Distinction* grade – a noteworthy achievement which I am proud of. I am now working towards completing a Computer Science BSc at the University of Sussex, and working for this business.

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What we need from you to start web designing

In addition to payment, we need your requirements and content.

Business goals

We need to know what you want to achieve so that we can do our best to help your business.

It is not essential for you to have something specific in-mind, we just need some details about yourself and your business so that we can make something that you and your customers will love.

Your requirements

If you know exactly what you want, that's great - we will do our best to re-create what's in your mind.

Not quite sure? Do not worry, we are here to help you. The majority of people are almost clueless as to what they actually want or need on their website. We just need a little bit of information to work with.

There are several things which we would discuss with you before we began a project. This is for everyone's benefit to ensure we can do our job, and that you are happy with the final product.

Structure and navigation

Think about what your website needs to promote. Do you have a new product? Will there be events or news? Are there pictures you could show off?

We know that most websites include home, about, and contact us pages. Common pages also include services, and a photogallery. Depending on the business, you may wish to include products, our staff, and news pages.

Remember, you can add more pages in the future. You may create a page for every service for example.

Design inspiration

You may have a brief idea of how you want your website to look, or you may be short of ideas - either way, we will offer recommendations appropiate to you.

Is there a particular colour scheme that you have in mind? Should the site radiate colour? A dark background? White background? Colours like your logo? Lots of blue?

The best way to communicate how you want the website to look, is to send us some inspiration. Have a look at your competitors websites for ideas - write down what you like and dislike, and then send us those links.

Get in touch

Let us know what you need, and when you need it by. Contact us now for a free no-obligation quote.

Let's get started - contact us...

Total Website Design was established in 2010. Our prices include everything you need to have a great looking mobile-friendly website, hosted online for 2 years. Every website is custom made to your requirements, we do not outsource and there are no monthly fees.

Our office is located in Worthing, near Brighton. We also travel to meet within certain areas of East Sussex and West Sussex.

Frequently asked questions

Hopefully an answer to your question here, however please contact us for more information.

How much do you charge for a website?

Prices on this website are "guide prices". Your actual quote may differ slightly depending on the complexity of your requirements. Learn more.

What must I provide to you?

In addition to payment, you must provide all content required for the websites completion within 14 days. This includes text, photographs, videos, testimonials etc.

How does payment work?

We will give you a quote after discussing your requirements. To initiate work, you must pay a 50% deposit and agree to our Terms of Service. The remaining sum is due upon completion.

Can I use my existing domain/host?

Probably. It is likely we can use your domain/host if you have the username and password. However, for functionality such as CMS - some hosts may be incompatible.

How long will it take?

A typical website will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Large or more complex websites may take longer.

Have a question?

We would be happy to help, please click here to email us, or call 01903 609547 and ask for Andrew Rowland.