A simplified process
Getting a website can be very overwhelming if the steps you follow aren't well planned. At ODW, we simplify the process by cutting out some stages all the together through our streamlined web design process. Instead of a formal briefing document that other businesses use, where they ask you thousands of questions to understand what it is you want your website to look like and do, we have designed lots of great templates that are industry specific. We have found through our many years of being in the professional website design industry that our clients are very visual people most of the time and either want to show us examples of their competitor websites that they like, or they don't know where to start. That's where our design templates come to the rescue. As a client, you can see what your website will look like from the beginning, and we can add onto the template as your business grows to meet your growing needs. Our design templates are very flexible and will be able to handle any requirements your business needs.
We use professional Design Templates
As mentioned above, our design and development team have crafted some existing professional website templates that can be used for all types of small businesses. While we do offer (and are more than capable of producing) custom website designs, we believe in using the design templates as the foundation for any website for the following reasons:
- Know what you are getting: during the briefing stages, we can better discuss what your website is going to look like, you can imagine it, and all expectations are managed from both OWD's side and your side.
- More affordable web design: by pre-designing and developing website templates we cut out a lot of the back and forth during the design process, which saves ODW time and thus you money. It also allows us to quicken our development, which again, saves you money.
- Faster website design: by cutting down the time, we can do things faster and get you your new professional website faster!
- Well-tested code: we have already tested all our design templates so that once we put your content into it, you know it will work! No time spent debugging errors.
On the rare occasion we may get a few customers who specifically request only a custom website design, but we usually recommend against this (although, of course, there are exceptions). By embarking on a custom website design, you are more than likely making your job as a client a lot harder than it needs to be. When the design template is altered to incorporate your business's logo design, corporate branding, content and imagery, you would be surprised how different a template really looks! And you'll have saved yourself time and money, both very important things when starting up that you could invest in more appropriate things such as marketing strategies and SEO services.
We focus on helping your business get more customers
First impressions count, so having a great website design is essential. Our website designers have either studied at university or undergone testing to ensure they produce only the highest level of work for our customers. But having a good looking website is one thing; if your website is not optimised to convert customers on your website into doing the thing you've built the website specifically to achieve, then the website will be a fail. For example, you might have the best looking Plumbing site on the internet, but if no one can find the Get A Quote page, then there is very little reason to have the website.
Our design templates have been designed around proven User Experience guidelines to ensure your site helps people find the information they are looking for quickly and easily, and that your call-to-actions stand out like a sore thumb. Examples of call-to-actions are enquiry forms, contact us buttons, and anything else you want people to click on. If your main call-to-action is having someone fill-out a form, we have design templates that have a form on the home page right up the top where people are more likely to fill it out.
If you are not sure what your call-to-action should be, speak to one of our team members and we'll be happy to help.
We also do custom website designs
We're also experts in custom website design. We can custom code complex websites which require completely custom website design and development.
Some examples of custom websites that we have designed and developed are here, and you can see more on the link below.
If you have an existing website and are looking to get a more modern, up-to-date, mobile-friendly website, then the ODW is perfect. We take the content from your existing website and place it into your chosen SEO optimised template.