I was really pleased to be able to help out Bideford Cinema with their new website.
Bideford Film Society run the weekly cinema at Kingsley School and Bideford College. They show a great selection of up to date movies and ticket prices are really reasonable with significant discounts for members.
It's great to see a group of volunteers working so hard to deliver this great service to the local community.
Our mainstay of business here at User Friendly Web Design in North Devon is small and startup businesses.
Keeping it simple when you are starting your business is crucial and this is what brings so many local business to us for web design.
There are so many jobs to be done and more often than not it is just you who has to do them. Being in control of your small business is important in the early stages and we help you do that in the following ways:
What's more there is no compromise on quality or aesthetics - simple does not mean unattractive - more often than not it is the keyword heavy, technical websites which prove least attractive to visitors meaning that they will not linger and find out more about you. In these times of rapid internet surfing it is important to get your message across as quickly and simply as possible when someone lands on your web pages. At User Friendly Web Design we can make that happen.
One of the first steps to take when you startup a new small business is thinking of your online marketing strategy. A presence on the internet is invaluable whether you are selling your product or service locally or nationally. An attractive, effective website with a handful of intelligently placed keywords can save you a fortune compared to offline advertising.
User Friendly Web Design specialises in designing websites for small startup businesses. We know how important it is for a small business to keep costs down and plan ahead. This is why DIY makes sense. Content Management Systems (CMS) are websites which you can manage yourself so there's no delay in waiting for someone else to do it for you and of course no cost when you want to make changes to your website.
Websites produced by User Friendly Web Design are easy peasy for even the least technically savvy person to update. With every site we produce we offer free training and an instruction manual so you can make changes whenever you like.
Our pricing structure is simple and there are no hidden charges. There is a one off payment and then nothing more; no monthly charges. If you elect to buy your own domain address (which will give you email addresses too) you normally pay (around £60) to renew ownership every two years.
User Friendly Web Design saves you time and money leaving you to concentrate on making a success of your business.
User Friendly Web Design in North Devon offers an in-house photography service at £50 per half day.
A successful website relies not only on SEO; optimising the word content of the website for search engines such as Google to find, but on its appearance.
A strong corporate image is essential to set your business apart from the rest and the starting point for this is an eyecatching company logo. However, when it comes to your website you need to catch the eye of the reader immediately and a page full of text will not do this. At User Friendly Web Design we make sure that your web pages are well balanced with text and pictures making your readers more likely to spend time on your website.
We can take photographs of your products or premises and most importantly of you. What sets a small business apart from others on the internet is the people behind it. Research shows that if a potential customer can identify the person behind the business they are more likely to make that initial contact. In an area like North Devon where competition for business is fierce we make sure that the design of your website sets you above the rest.
... and a slight digression here - we also make sure that your contact details are upfront. Your potential clients are more likely to email or telephone you if a) they know who you are and b) the contact details are given clearly.
Today's tip: when uploading photographs to your website make sure they are named for maximum SEO. Search engines read the labels on pictures so this can help you draw traffic to your site.
Have a look at our sister site Amanda McCormack Photographer and see some examples of photography for websites.
I'm very excited to be dipping my toes into a new business venture this year.
After running my own website; Arts and Entertainment North Devon on a non-profit basis for nearly a year now it's time for me to knuckle down and make a living from my web design, social media and marketing skills.
I must start with a big thank you to the Bideford Bridge Trust and Mike Lillis, my adviser at Torridge Training Services, for making my business start up possible. I was successful in applying for a grant from the Bideford Bridge Trust which is a good incentive for me to work hard and prove to them that their money is well invested!
User Friendly Web Design is a professional website design and digital media consultancy based in Instow (in between Bideford and Barnstaple) in North Devon.