About Us – Irish Web Design

About Us

Irish Web Design are an Athy, County Kildare based family run business specialising in creating crisp fresh contemporary websites that are engineered to perform well on Google and other search engines.

Irish Web Design have more than a decade of experience with website design and three decades experience of graphic design and photography.

Irish Web Design bring the practical experience gained from running our own businesses to bear on how the bewildering range of choices can be narrowed down to the best, leanest solution for your business.

If you like the type of work you see on this website then the next stage in the process is to arrange a meeting to discuss how best to meet the needs of your business.

Proposal

A proposal will then be drawn up to see what elements need to feature on the website and what features may need to be integrated in the background.

Some of the matters to consider are:

Blog / News feature
Content Management System (CMS)
E-Commerce / shop facility
Search Engine Optimisation SEO
Facebook,Twitter and other Social Networking presence and integration
Newsletter sign up and publishing
You Tube integration
Google Analytics
Google Places
Google ad-words
Directory listings and links

Elements

There are many elements that go together to make a successful website.

As well as a technically proficient site you may need graphic design elements including logo design or branding.

Most websites will benefit from professional quality photography.

Things To Consider

When choosing a website designer:

Can you meet the person face to face to discuss your needs?

Can you view ‘live’ websites that they have designed?

Does their name and link appear on the websites that they claim to have created?

Are you getting you own domain name for example ‘yourbusiness.com’ ?

Do you recognise any of their clients?

 

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Samples of our Work

Have a look at our Portfolio where you can see examples of work carried out for our clients including:

ABC School of Motoring

Dunmanway Dental

Healthy Living Centre

Park Clinic Medical Practice

Irish Flooring Academy

Kane’s Pub & B&B

Duggan Dental Practice

Venus School of Beauty

McDonald Catering

Niall Linehan Construction

Athy Dental Practice

Pals Afterschool

The Log Holder Company

What’s On Magazines

What Vitamin

FitEx Fitness Extravaganza

Abacus Garden Centre

Contemporary Photography

Kilkea Stone Yard

South Kildare Dental

Property Pension Company

Web Site Design Costs

How website design projects are calculated and what you can do to help keep costs down!

When looking at the cost of designing a website it is always worth remembering the length of time it will last and its long-term value-for-money compared with other marketing costs.

You should consider the potential benefits and payback in terms of the business that will be generated as a result of having the website.

This often means that the initial investment is very acceptable in terms of the potential for generating new business on an ongoing basis, especially when considered over the typical 5 year lifetime of a website.

So, how much will it cost?

Working out a cost of designing a website is often compared to that of building a house. The builder is unable to give you an accurate price for building you a new house until you have given him the plans.

In the same way, we need to discuss your needs and how they may be met before we can give a precise estimate of the final cost.

The costs of designing a web site can vary enormously depending on your precise brief. Each project, like every business, is different, and the final price will really depend on your exact needs and the final specification.

Initially, we can give you a quote based on the outline costs. We can then confirm the final costs with you after further, more detailed examination of your needs.

You can help reduce the work involved and keep the final project cost down by doing the following:
Think through your needs carefully.
Write, edit and supply as much of your site’s final content as possible.
Assign one specific person who will deal with all questions and issues related to the development of the site.

“Free”

A number of our clients have been stung in the past by signing up for a “free” or “no upfront cost” website that turned out to be a very expensive and damaging exercise that they had difficulty extracting themselves from.

Your website will be the first thing many potential customers will see, and they will judge your business very quickly based on their experience.

If the quality delivered by your business is better than the image projected by your website then you may not get the response you deserve.

 

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