Web Design

Web Design

Kimberley Web Design builds beautiful sites.

With clean and simple,

Yet eye-catching designs,

that create a good first impression!

Your website is often the first experience people have with your brand, so make your first impression count.

Embarking on the journey of creating a website for your business or brand, can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.

Where do you start?

Take a look through our portfolio for inspiration.

Get in touch and we promise to make your journey less confusing.

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What is a Content Management System?

In simple terms a CMS or Content Management System has a front end and a back end of the website. The front end is what everyone sees when they visit your site and the back end or admin as its known, requires a log-in with a username and password.
Once logged in you have access to the administration of your site where you can make new pages, add slideshows and images, change/add/delete text and view statistical information.
Content Management Systems have the ability to add functionality to your website, such as booking systems, calendars, google maps, appointment systems, there is virtually hundreds of add ons to suit your requirements. Many Content Management Systems also have blog functionality.
A CMS is more expensive to build due to its complexity in design, but if your business needs to make constant changes to the content, then in the long-run, a CMS would be well suited for you.
A 2-3 hour training session is all that is usually required to get you started running the back/administration of your site and for simple text changes, edit the text, click the update button and your done!

What is a Responsive Website?

A Responsive website “responds” in size and format to the device that it is being viewed on.
It shrinks if you are looking at it on a smart phone and expands when viewing on a large computer monitor.
Millions of people are now playing with devices that can be held in 2 ways, portrait and landscape and content and images on the website need to shift, to accommodate both orientations.
Responsive Web Design is achieved by adapting the content, design, navigation and method of interaction to deliver the same comfort and usability to the mobile user as to the desktop user.

 What is an HTML Website?

An HTML website is created by a web designer who has knowledge of HTML or XHTML coding language. Specialist software such as Dreamweaver is required to build an HTML website.
Unlike a CMS, (Content Management Systems), HTML websites are not attached to a database and their content remains fixed unless changed by the webmaster.

 Why choose an HTML website?

An HTML website is suitable for businesses who either don’t need to make many changes to their site once it is built or don’t have the time to manage their website and prefer to have their designer make the changes for them.
Often clients simply need a web presence, nothing too complicated, just one or two pages with their contact details and some information about their product.
Other advantages to a HTML Website is that they are mostly always cheaper to develop and require no maintenance.

 How much does a website cost?

The cost of a web site varies depending on the size and complexity.
A small HTML Website with one page could cost as little as 2,000 whereas an E-Commerce website with a large number of pages and many products, could cost $10,000 or more.
A CMS (Content Management System) is a little more expensive than an HTML Website, as it is more complex to develop. A CMS without custom functionality, is usually between $2,500 and $5,000.
Training is usually over and above the final cost of the website.
Of course, ways can be found to bring down costs. For example with either an e-commerce or CMS, if much of the data entry (images or text) is done by yourself, this can reduce costs considerably .
There are many factors that determine the cost, that’s why it’s a good idea to contact us so that we can get an idea of your business goals and how your website can best be put to work for you.

Web Design Terminology

Rankings

The term “rankings” when used in conjunction with SEO, refers to the list of sites that are generated when a search term is entered into search engines. For example, if I typed in the words, web designers in Broome, I would get a list of web designers in Broome and thankfully Kimberley Web Design comes listed as the top site in a list of 10. This placement in the list which can sometimes number in the thousands is your ranking. I.e Kimberley Web Design ranks number 1 for those keywords.