Creative Website Design

You can have everything you see in this website on your own website. Wow!

What can you do?

I design creative and interactive websites, these are websites that has been designed with a focus on providing an engaging and memorable user experience. This type of website is characterised by its use of unique, visually appealing design elements, as well as its integration of various interactive features that encourage users to engage with the content in a meaningful way.

Creative website design is the process of designing a website in a way that is visually appealing, engaging, and unique. It involves creating a design that not only looks good but also conveys the brand message and provides a great user experience.

What are the creative elements of a website that you produce?

Creative website design can include a variety of elements such as:

  • Unique layout and structure
  • Use of colors, fonts, and images that reflect the brand
  • Creative use of animations, videos, and other multimedia elements
  • Intuitive navigation and user interface design
  • Custom illustrations or graphics
  • Responsive design that adapts to different screen sizes and devices
  • Interactive elements that encourage user engagement.

A well-designed website can help a business stand out in a crowded online marketplace, increase user engagement and improve conversion rates.

You mentioned Interactive Content in a website, what is that?

An interactive website is a website that allows users to engage and interact with its content. This can be achieved through a variety of methods such as individual and bespoke multimedia features, animations and choices for the audience.

Interactive websites are designed to create a more engaging and immersive user experience, encouraging visitors to spend more time on the site and explore its content in a more meaningful way. They can also be used to gather data from users, such as their preferences or opinions.

Examples of interactive website elements include:

  • Unique web apps
  • User choices and control of sliders, pop-up imagery and interactive timelines
  • Drag and drop features of content
  • Animated elements triggered by user actions
  • Navigable 3D objects and animation
  • Interactive maps and 360-degree views
  • Chatbots and virtual assistants
  • Social media integration and sharing buttons
  • Embedded videos content

Interactive websites can help businesses to build stronger relationships with their customers by providing them with a more engaging and personalized experience. They can also be used as a powerful marketing tool, helping to increase brand awareness and drive conversions.

Wordpress? Sorry it’s a no from me

Although Wordpress is super-easy and super-quick to build a website and has enabled people with little design and web experience to build their own website, (which is a positive thing), it does unfortunately possess many limitations.. These include content restrictions, having your own bespoke animation and interactive content doesn't play nicely with Wordpress, there are ways to mask limitations but they do not work very well for full and true responsiveness and operation of interactive elements. While WordPress offers a wide range of plugins and themes, it may not provide the level of customisation you need for your website.

If you don't use Wordpress how do you build websites?

I use structured coded HTML and HTML5 in order to ensure a website is 'hard-wired'. When compared to a Wordpress website this means that there is no slowing down of the website with calls to a MySQL database for content. The additional benefit of this is that there is no need for updates or patches to plugins and themes meaning the regular maintenance that a Wordpress website requires is not a consideration. If a website I create works as intended when uploaded, it will continue to do so without the need for costly maintenance.

You can still have your own blog and user-generated content in your website enabling you to generate and update content of your own.

Wordpress is great for websites with many, many pages of text and pictures (as it was originally developed as a blogging platform) but is overkill for the average website with it requiring a MySQL database for content. It's not very good for interactive content and needs to be looked after constantly like a small baby with maintenance plans. It has only become very popular simply because it is extremely easy to build a website with, enabling anyone to build a website.

Do you host websites?

Currently I do not host websites. This is something that I feel is unnecessary as I encourage you to own your own web-hosting and be in full control of your hosting and domain name ownership. If this sounds scary, I assure you it really is not. If you can open a Facebook, Instagram or Youtube account with no problem, then you can own your own hosting with no problems at all.

All that is required is for you to choose a hosting package from a reputable hosting company that I reccomend, sign up and pay for the yearly charge for the service then you are done.

I can then install your shiny new website on your own hosting package. Why do I do this? Firstly it immediatly reduces the costs to yourself, owning your own domain and hosting from a reputable hosting company will cost roughly £100 per year. Secondly, you have full control and ownership, if you wish to use a different web designer in the future you can simply provide the admin details to somebody else and they can either continue with the website or create a new website instead.

I will provide all the help required (if needed) to set up your own hosting, so there is no need to worry, it is the first aspect of the process with your new website and I am very experienced working with techno-confused individuals, I usually know your questions before you ask them.

I can't emphasise enough though that you use a web hosting company I reccomend. Some hosting companies offer seemingly low prices, but these are often too good to be true, they involve complex contractual agreements and the features you require as standard being optional extras to pay for once you have signed up. These too good to be true hosting companies work on the same model as budget airlines, a very low price to pull you in, but the costs start to grow as you require different features.