WordPress Web Design
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First Impressions Count
Your website is usually the first impression the world gets of you and your business. It is available 24/7, 365 days of the year – someone could be looking at it and forming an impression while you are asleep. Gulp!
WordPress Website design tends to be a bespoke experience
Every project is different in its requirements. A typical package generally includes the following as standard, with the client providing correctly sized images and copy/content. Depending on your website’s specific needs, optional add-ons can be included in your plan.
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Why Trust Essence?
Does your website stand out from your competitors? Does it communicate clearly what you do, is it easy to navigate, is it mobile friendly, does it load quickly. Because I’m both a web designer and a therapist, I can make sure the answer to all these questions, and more, is yes! The therapist in me understands the nuances of your business and my geekie skills are able to create your customised website using premium WordPress themes.
Over 40% of all websites out there use WordPress. It is safe and reliable and lends itself to almost any project. It has great functionality, in part due to the 1000s of themes and plugins available. It’s setup lends to easy SEO and it is easy, with just a little training from me, to maintain yourself. No website is 100% secure but WordPress runs a pretty tight ship. Also, you OWN your website, which isn’t true for some other platforms..
Simply put, Search Engine Optimisation helps to ensure that people find your website when they are searching for a specific thing. When I design a WordPress website, I incorporate SEO best practices as the norm. This includes, amongst other things, proper use of keywords and phrases and optimised images. WordPress sites make it easy for the crawly things that roam t’interweb to find your site and give it the attention it deserves.
UX and UI
User experience (UX) and user interaction (UI) will determine whether a visitor stays on your website for more than a few seconds or whether they get out of there as fast as a spaniel after a squirrel. To ensure your website has “the squirrel factor” it needs to be attractive, have an intuitive, seamless flow and enable your users to reach their goals. Is it clear how they can contact you, make an appointment?
Contrary to popular belief, your website isn’t all about you! No-one needs to know that you go paragliding in your spare time nor how many pets you have nor that you crochet tiny coats for poorly lambs (although that would be an amazing thing to do!) First and foremost, your content should communicate effectively that YOU have the solutions to your website visitors problem.
Brand Colours and Logo
Branding is not just about pretty colours, although I have to admit to loving working on a colour palette for a new client! Your colours and logo need to sit easy with the feel of your website but also need to be integrated within a proper strategy. Are you all about the vibrant or all about the pastels? Many colour palettes lend themselves to the wellness and holistic niches, it’s not a one size fits all by any means.
If you’re not sure where to start then these pointers may help you:
Start looking at other sites to get ideas of which colours, features, styles or themes appeal to you.
Collect some colour palettes and images that you like. These will give us an informed starting point.
Make a list of the pages and features you would like to be on your site – don’t worry, this won’t be set in stone.
Feel free to get in touch before these steps if you would like to bounce some ideas or need more guidance.
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