fbpx
Web Design Limerick | Branding Design Limerick | Amy Mc Design



ABOUT

WORK WITH ME

MY WORK

TIPS & TRICKS

CONTACT

Web Design Ireland

Web Design services that will attract your ideal clients and grow your business.

WordPress Web Design

Web Design

Web Design Ireland – Professional Web Design is so important as your website is the hub of your business’s online presence. It has a huge impact on your success.

Professional web design has many benefits for your business:

  • A professional website will prove that your business is legit
  • This strong positive impression will build trust with your customers
  • This credibility and trust will boost your business’s reputation and revenue

My web design process includes the following steps:

  1. Domain & hosting setup
  2. Gathering content
  3. Initial design
  4. Design feedback
  5. Develop approved design
  6. Site launch

An effective website can’t be thrown together with no strategic or design foundations.

A website is a huge, technical undertaking that requires strategic thinking as well as design thinking.

You need technical knowledge and experience to get your desired outcomes from a website – so it’s worth your time and money!

A website is a big investment for your business, but you know you will hugely miss out if your website is not up to scratch. You’ve also learned that half committing to sorting out your website gets you nowhere either. You have go all in to get the results you want, that will stand to your business for years!

Web Design Ireland
“Our orders more than doubled once Amy redesigned our website! Thank you so much Amy!”

“Amy created a website for us at Candles with Character. She was so professional and so prompt. I would 100% recommend her to others. She did exactly what I asked for. I absolutely love our new website, it is so easy to use and so many people have responded as to how simple and modern it looks. And our orders more than doubled once Amy redesigned our website! Thank you so much Amy!

Michelle Myatt
Candles with Character

Frequently Asked Question

“Will I own my domain name and web hosting?”

Yes. I think it’s important for all my clients to actually own their own domain name and website hosting. This means that you are the one who is ultimately in control of your website unlike your profiles on social media platforms.

This is why I recommend where to purchase your domain name and hosting but you buy it yourself. 

Make sure your business stands out in Ireland with my Web Design services.

Find out about my Web Design process…

Domain & hosting setup

First things first, you will need to buy your domain name and your website hosting. Buying your own domain name and hosting ensures that you are the owner of your website and you are in control of it.

Domain name is the address of your website that people type in the browser URL bar to visit your website. You buy a domain from a hosting service for an annual fee.

Website hosting is when a hosting company allocates space for your website on a server. It’s where your website lives on the internet. You buy hosting from a hosting service for an annual fee.

I’ll help you buy and set up your domain and hosting correctly so your website performs to the highest level. Website hosting is a huge factor in things like website speed, so choosing the correct host for your website is so important.

Gathering Content

Since we will have had a consultation call to start the project, I will know what your goals are for your website and what kind of content will best support these goals. So once your domain name and hosting is set up, I will ask for initial content for the site. What I will need includes written content about you and your business, photographs that you want to feature on the site, products/services information and relevant business information (contact details, opening hours, shipping information and costs etc.)

I provide content prompts for my client for their written content, so you won’t be at a loss at what to say. Everything is broken down into small paragraphs so you know what written content your website needs and it won’t be an overwhelming task.

The more content I get from a client at the start of a project the better as I’ll be able to design with the exact content in mind. I can use placeholder content in my initial design if need be, but like I said the more final content I receive at the start of a project the better.

Inital Design

With your brand guidelines, written, visual and business content and the functions that your sites needs to have in mind, I will begin to design your website. I will design a first draft of your whole site so you can get familiar with how your whole site will look.

Once this first draft is ready, we’ll have a Zoom call where I’ll walk through the design so you can understand it and we can talk it through.

Design Feedback

Once I get your feedback from the first design presentation, I’ll implement it into the next design and get that ready to present to you.

We’ll have one more design presentation where you can give one more round of feedback to implement into the final website design.

Develop approved design

When these two rounds of feedback have been received and implemented, the final website design will be ready for your approval. Once the design is approved, I can begin to develop this site.

I develop my websites on WordPress. WordPress is a great platform and is very popular for websites in Ireland and around the world. WordPress is free to install on your website hosting. You will only need to pay if you need a function that is only possible on WordPress through a premium plugin. Through our consultation process I will let you know if a function you require will require a premium plugin which will be charged at an annual fee.

Once the site is fully developed we will have one last call so you can have look at the site actually functioning on the internet. You can bring up any last questions you might have before we launch your website.

Site launch!

Once the final functionality tests are done, your wonderful website is ready to launch!

I’ll give you log in details and video tutorials of how to update certain areas of your website so you are in control of it. Some people think WordPress is difficult to navigate, but I make sure all my clients can easily make updates to their site.

Web Design Ireland
“We are very pleased with our website. Our online orders have incresed and we made back our investment in Amy’s services in less than 6 months.”

We had the pleasure of working with Amy on our new branding, packaging & website. Amy was most helpful and so easy to deal with, always very prompt with any queries we had and very professional at all times. We are very pleased with our website and follow up.”

Tony & Imelda Lynch
The Long Dock

Interested in my Web Design services?

Many of my clients have availed of the below Branding & Web Design Package for their WordPress projects. And they have seen great results for their businesses. Check out what’s included below.

Branding & Web Design Package

Timeline 4-6 months

Branding:

2 initial design directions with 2 rounds of feedback

 Primary logo, Alternative Logo & Submark

 Colour Palette

 Brand Font selection*

 Brand Pattern

 Brand Guidelines

 Logo Animations

 Social Media cover & profile images

 6 brand launch social media posts

 Branded content for 5 Instagram highlights

 10 social media templates in Canva Pro**

 10 Branded icons

 1-hour session covering how to edit these templates in Canva Pro

 Canva Pro tutorial videos for future use

 Email signature design (Gmail)

 Email opt-in freebie pdf design

3 print items of your choice (Business card, leaflet, menu etc.)

 1-hour Brand Review session 2 months after your project has launched. In this review I can see how you are doing with your social media templates and you can ask me anything so you feel confident you are keeping your brand cohesive online

*If the font selected is a premium font, you will need to purchase relevant font license to use the font on your own device

**Canva Pro subscription required

Website:

– 10 page WordPress website (Including a blog page and an Instagram links page)

 Email freebie opt-in integration**

 On-page SEO

 Mobile & tablet responsive design

 1-hour session covering how to edit and add content to your website

 Website tutorial videos for future use

 Domain name email address set up

 1 year of WordPress maintenance (Essential for your website’s security & performance)

* Your domain name and hosting will be an additional annual fee. Required premium WordPress plugins will be an additional annual fee

**You will need an account with an email marketing provider

Need more services that aren’t included above? 

Some clients have more extensive needs that go beyond my Branding & Web Design Package. Not to worry, check out my additional services below.

Timeline Each service may add to your project timeline

Additional services:

–  E-Commerce Shop with products set up

Payments/Bookings page

Additional webpage

Packaging Design

Professional Photography

Web Design Ireland
“We now have a great website and are delighted with our brand look and feel.”

“We worked on a brand and website re-design with Amy. It was a great experience, Amy was patient and supported our vision and desired outcomes. We now have a great website and are delighted with our brand look and feel.”

Brian Hand
Eventcomms Agency

Frequently Asked Question

“Do I really need website maintenance?”

WordPress website maintenance is essential for your website’s security and performance. As WordPress is a free platform for self-hosted websites, website maintenance isn’t taken care of automatically. The themes and plugins that are used in WordPress are developed by different developers and are regularly updated to get rid of glitches and improve security.

 Your web designer is responsible for making sure your theme and plugins are regularly updated on your site. Not doing so can lead to your site not functioning properly and being more susceptible to website hacks.

And this isn’t something you can necessarily do yourself, as each time a theme or plugin is updated it potentially could conflict with another plugin, that could cause glitches to appear on your live site for your customers to see and you don’t want that!

This is why I do the necessary updates for my clients sites on a staging site (a version of the site that isn’t live). This means that if errors do occur I have a chance to fix them without disturbing the live site. This is want you want and this is why professional website maintenance is essential!

Web Design Ireland
“I already feel more confident in my business now that I have a professional site to promote my work. You will not regret working with her. We would invest in her again in the morning!”

“We recently worked with Amy to develop our website design into a fully responsive and functional website. Amy was so patient with us and took the time to explain the how’s and why’s to her advice and guidance. She even went out of her way to learn new things so we could have different styles and functions on our site. Nothing was too much for her!”

Ellen Egan
Dimple Design

Web Design Ireland

Book your free consultation call

Pick a date and time for your free 30 minute Zoom call, to discuss whether my services are a good fit for you. Looking forward to virtually meeting you!