I don't just build websites.

Hi! I'm Matt

Building websites is great fun. But building great relationships with my customers is better.

I could say I go the extra mile and there is nothing I wouldn't do for my customers but then how would that make me different to the one million other web designers out there. It wouldn't would it?

What makes me unique, is that I've been there and done most things IT over my 25 year career. My primary job is an IT Manager for a manufacturing company so not only do I come with a web design skill set but also all the technical expertise built up over my working life.

I can talk on a technical level or if you are not so IT literate, explain things in a way you'll understand.

All of this helps build confidence quickly with customers and sets the foundations for a mutually beneficial relationship spanning years not weeks.

So..  why choose me over another web designer?

I'll give you a few reasons why...

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Fair Pricing

I price fairly. I'm not interested in taking your money and running. I like to build long lasting relationships with my customers.

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Satisfaction Guarantee

If you don't like any of my design work, I'll start again. If you still don't like it then I'll give you a refund.

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I have servers in the UK

This means faster load times for your customers.

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If I can get away without passing cost onto customers I will

I stand by my pricing. If you sign up for a deal at £120 a year, it stays at £120 for the length of your custom.

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I've never had a server hacked

I install a custom security platform that uses cloud technology. Hundreds of thousands of websites share information regarding hacking attempts and blocked internet addresses thus increasing the intelligence of a single website.

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All my designs are responsive

This means you don't need a separate website designing for mobile devices.

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I want my customers to succeed

If my customers are successful, then we can enjoy a long lasting relationship.

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I know how to explain things in simple terms

I've worked in IT for over 20 years and know how to speak on a non techy level.

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I have 100% customer retention

I'm proud to boast I haven't lost a customer yet.

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I will be honest

If I think something won't work I'll tell you and also explain why.

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The best of everything

I would rather spend a little more and get the best than accept less. All my product offerings are the top of their class.

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I support a safer more secure internet

All new site builds come with an SSL certificate and use the HTTPS protocol as standard.

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I work with anyone and everyone

Yes that means people like you.

My 100% 5 star reviews!

My 100% 5 star reviews!

Just wanted to drop a note to say how grateful we are for all your help with the new website. From start to finish it has been an absolute pleasure and thank you for taking the time to explain everything nice and clear to us non-computer literate people! Your speed of response when we needed the tweaks here and there was excellent, nothing too much trouble it seemed!

A truly great experience with a great guy, thanks again Matt, we would always use you again on any future projects and will most definitely be recommending people to use your services.

Brett Smith
Co Owner / Who Am I?

A 5 star rating for Matt. We are so happy we allowed him to create our website for us. We are not very technical but Matt made this so easy to use and change stuff on our site. He has always been on hand to guide us and came to our home to give us as much tuition as we needed. A massive thanks Matt, we would recommend you to anyone and everyone.

Steve Szocs

The quality of service I received from Matt was amazing. He designed my website and logo, it looks so professional, highly recommended, great prices.

Joe Rimmington
Senior Partner / JR Accountancy

Matt was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I am so glad he was. I am not brilliant at anything technical and Matt sorted out all my problems. He was super quick and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and he explained everything so well. Plus he is very really reasonably priced. I couldn’t be happier.

Kate Armin
Owner / KA Fitness

Matt has provided me with a website that is exactly to my specification. It has the feel of calm and easy reading that I asked for. Matt has a professional and friendly approach to business. He has been brilliant at understanding my detailed requests, making great suggestions for me to consider during the development. I now have a great business tool and a platform of information. A website open to growth and change in the future.

Amanda Wood
Health Coach Yoga and Pilates Instructor / Holmfirth Yoga and Pilates

Matt has proven himself time and time again by not only designing our website and logo, but also set up an email newsletter, a blog with links to social networks and finally our online booking system that links our calendars into our phones. His prices are excellent and we would never dream of going elsewhere.

Dawn Gillott
Owner / iB Studio

Websites

Websites

How does this web design magic work?

It will all start with a brief meeting, either in person or by phone. This is where I'll ask you to describe what you want to achieve. As we go, I'll offer suggestions and answer any questions you may have. By the end of this stage, I'll understand your requirements and go away and produce you a quotation. I offer the full range of web design solutions starting from the most basic personal site, right through to full e-commerce solutions. Everything can be tailored to your requirements.

If you choose to proceed, then we start on our journey together!

I'll go away and create the basic structure and layout of the site using the information you've provided me. At the same time, you should prepare and send me any pictures, text or other relevent content you would like including. If you haven't given me specific colours to use, I'll suggest some and send you across a colour pallette to authorise.

Once I'm ready to unveil, I'll send you a link to the site (which at this stage is password protected) so you can have a look and give feedback. This fine tuning  stage can take as long as necessary. Once we are 100% happy then the website will be made live to the world. Even at this stage, there may be further tweaks to make and this is a normal part of a website build.

 

Bespoke Design

All designs are bespoke not templates. You won't find an identical looking site with different content anywhere on the internet.

.uk Domain Included

All sites include one .uk domain name free for a year.

Unlimited Revisions

Once I complete the initial design of the site, we can tweak and change it as many times as you require. If you don't like the design, I'll start all over again.

Includes Support and Hosting

All sites come with our comprehensive 12 month support package.

Responsive Design

Your site will adapt to the screen size it is being viewed on ensuring your visitors can find what they are looking for.

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Design Optimised for Speed

I use super fast software and servers ensuring your site is served up to your visitors as quickly as possible.

Support

Support

So why is Website Support so important?

Owning a website has responsibilities. You can’t just upload it and forget it. Regular website management and maintenance is a must if you want your site to be successful.

Website Backups

Certainly, the most critical tasks when running a website are regular restorable backups. Whilst having a regular backup is great.... do you ever test to see if your site can be restored? I do.... regularly. I also have 2 different backup mechanisms just in case once of them is compromised.

Software Updates

Your website is just like your desktop PC. Every few days software updates are released to fix bugs or security loopholes. Sometimes they even introduce new features that may benefit your business. Each and every day these updates are tested in a staging environment then automatically installed on your site.

Domain

You also get a free .uk domain registration/renewal each and every year you have an active support agreement.

Uptime Monitoring

Next up, is uptime monitoring (or availability monitoring as its sometimes known). I monitor your site every 5 minutes 24/7 to make sure that it's not only online but also showing the correct information. I'll respond to any outage and normally have the site back up and running in minutes.

Site Updates

It's all well and good having a new website but what happens in 6 months when you have a new product or awesome piece of news you want to share. With an active support agreement in place, you have an allocation of design/development time to draw from me when you need it.

Hosting

All support package comes with hosting on our super fast UK servers. 

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Security Auditing and Monitoring

What if your site gets hacked? Well with me it won't. I'm confident of this because I use a cloud-based security suite to protect all my sites. However, just in case, I scan your site's files for malware or malicious code at least twice a week.

Site Analytics

Monitoring your visitors is just as important as all the other tasks. Why?, you ask. I look for trends.... if a significant amount of visitors leave your website on a certain page, I'll let you know my suggestions to correct it. Or what if visitors can't find what they are looking for? Using Site Analytics will help me find and diagnose these issues quickly.

Hosting

Hosting

99.9% uptime, 16x speed increase over standard hosting and all in secure UK based datacentres, what's not to love?

My secure hosting is perfect for businesses or individuals that require the fastest page load times.

Application Specific Servers

Servers running optimised versions of my software stack to give your customers the fastest page load times.

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SSL & HTTP/2 as Standard

Every site you host will have a fully trusted 256-bit SSL Certificate as standard, enabling HTTP/2 for your site.

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99.9% Uptime

Guaranteed 99.9% uptime of your hosting account.

Daily Off-site Backups

I know how important your data is and back it up every day to a secure off-site location.

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PCI-Compliant

You'll pass every PCI-Compliance test with flying colours.

PHP7 Powered

The fastest and most versatile PHP version yet.

Best in Class Hosting Performance

My cloud hosting platform has been built with speed in mind.

I use the latest generation systems, SSD flash-based storage with load balancing and health checking built into the network. This ensures your websites are served in the quickest possible time.

My Servers run a custom APACHE / NGINX and Varnish software stack. This enables your website or application to enjoy the quickest load times - all at no extra cost.

All this is hosted in secure datacentres (UK unless you tell me otherwise) with 24 hour security personnel and CCTV throughout.

TRADITIONAL SHARED HOSTING vs MY SUPERFAST HOSTING

  • Traditional Speed
  • My Speed
  • Traditional Servers
  • My Servers
  • Traditional Disks
  • My Disks

Full Specification of my Hosting

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Software Stack

  • Linux 7 (64 bit)
  • Custom APACHE/NGINX web server stack & HTTP/2
  • Stack Cache
  • PHP Versions 7.3+
  • MySQL
  • Google DNS platform
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Email

  • Email accounts (POP, IMAP and SMTP), forwarders
  • Webmail access
  • Inbound SPAM Filtering
  • Outbound SPAM Filtering
  • Google, Office365 and Exchange compatible
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Security & Access

  • SSH Access
  • SFTP (Secure FTP)
  • WebDAV
  • SSL certificate
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF)
  • Automatic malware/virus scanning
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Hardware

  • Latest hardware
  • Auto load balancing and health checking
  • Fully redundant by design
  • 100 gigabit data network
  • SSD flash based storage

FAQ

FAQ

Who do you work with?

In a nutshell.... anyone and everyone.

That said, there are certain situations where I might not be the best choice to work with you on your project.

If any of the following apply, I'm probably not the web designer for you...

- You want something for free or cheap because you have more work to offer me in the future.

- You need convincing that you need a website.

- You've dabbled in web design, but don't have the time to do the work yourself.

- You don't value my time or your own and choose to waste it.

What geographical areas do you work in?

I'm based in Wombwell and have clients in Barnsley, Rotherham, Dearne Valley and Huddersfield.

My target area is South and West Yorkshire however, in a nutshell, if you want to work with me, then I'm happy to work with you!

How long until my site is live?

I find this all depends on you. I have generally finished the build process before you have sent me all the content.

If all goes to plan. From the initial meeting to official go live can be as little as a month.

Who supplies the content?

Generally, you will need to supply me with written content and relevant photos or artwork. I can help by sourcing stock images for certain situations.

If you would like me to create written content then I charge £25 per hour.

Can I have @mydomain email accounts?

Yes, I can provide this. Email addresses are free with an active website contract.

However, if email is critical for your business, for resilience and reliability, I recommend G Suite which uses Google's Gmail service with your own domain name for about £3.30 per month. I can help you set this up at no extra cost.

Can I have a HTTPS site?

Yes, I would always advise using HTTPS. However, if there is a specific reason you want HTTP then that's fine too. 

Will my website work on mobile devices?

Yes. All of my designs are responsive which means they adapt to the size of the screen they are being viewed on.

Once the site is live, can I edit my own content?

Yes, you can. All my sites are built on WordPress so it's quite simple to amend or edit your own content.

However, if you have a support agreement then I'm happy to do this for you. With each support contract, you have an allowance of support hours to use on whatever you want as and when required.

Who owns the site and domain?

You do. Simple as that.

If you choose to move your site away from me then I'll be disappointed. However, I'll help you do so. You just need to let me know where you are moving to and I'll arrange the transfer of your domain. I'll supply you with a backup of your site and database to pass onto your new company.

Can you help me out with my existing site?

Yes I can. Just get in touch and I'll do my thing!

Can you do other things like design me a logo or flyers etc?

Yes, I can. But.... in all honesty, it's not my area of expertise and I'll subcontract it out to one of my contacts in this area. Unless you desperately want to go through me then it will probably be cheaper going direct.

Why are you so cheap compared to some web design companies?

I don't class myself as cheap. I'm affordable. The work I do is of the utmost quality.

I'm a small business and as such have low overheads. I also have experience of working in other more technical areas of IT which means I can do most of the "techie" stuff myself saving me and you money.

Finally, I'm not greedy and prefer to build long lasting relationships with my customers, which in turn means more sustainable businesses for us all.

How much will my project cost?

My pricing starts low for a basic one-page website and goes up depending on what is added to the project. The best way to get an accurate idea of cost is to have a none committal chat.

All work is quoted upfront and I will never proceed without your prior approval of a written quote.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payments can be made by Bank Transfer or online using cards through my payment gateway partner Stripe.

For web design projects I ask for 50% deposit payment after you accept my quote. The balance is due once I complete my design work.

For all other services, the full balance is payable upfront.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans can be applied to any site costing over £500.

Support and hosting contracts can be paid for monthly.

All payment plans are made at my discretion.

Your Contract of Sale looks scary?

Unfortunately, in this day and age, I have to cover myself from potential litigation and as such by signing up to any of my plans it is assumed you have agreed to it.

That said, as long as you don't do anything illegal and pay on time you should have no issues. I'd always talk to you first before doing anything drastic!

How can I tell you are good at your job?

I can supply links to customer sites.

I have positive feedback received from customers on the home page.

You can see our website uptime records here.

You can see our server uptime records here.

What if I don't like what you do?

Please tell me! I will not take offence. I'd rather spend a few more days on a project than have an unhappy customer.

What if i'm still not happy?

Then I'll start the design process right over from the beginning or you can have a full refund. It's your call.

Do you do White Label work?

Yes I do. Please get in touch.

Phone

07535 602683

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