Our design process.

Domain Name

Let’s start at the beginning. You need a new website. Do you already have a domain name?

If not, I can arrange that for you. I offer a free domain name with my web design packages for the first year.

Web Design

What ideas do you have? What is your business? Who are your customers?

These discussions can be had in person or over the phone or via email.

Some things I would need to know are :

What kind of website do you need? E-commerce or a brochure website?

Do you want a blog? These can be extremely helpful in maintaining your online presence and are worth considering. Take a look at my blog here.

What design ideas do you have? Colours? Images?

Is there a particular website that you really like? What do you dislike?

Would you like your website to contain links to your social media?


Depending on how many pages you require, what design elements are needed, and whether the site needs to offer e-commerce, I will suggest a design idea and the proposed price for that.

My proposal also outlines exactly what I will need from you. This might include your logo, and images you would like to use and contact details

I offer clear price packages, which I hope make it easier to know what is included and what you are paying for. If your requirements don’t quite fit these packages, we can create a more specific proposal.

Home page and deposit

I will take your ideas and create a home page for you.

I generally write all the copy for my websites myself, but if there is anything specific that you would like added, we can do that too. The home page is our starting point and gives you the opportunity to say whether you are happy and we can make any adjustments. This is a very organic process and I am happy to make alterations at this point to ensure we have the same vision in mind.

At this point, I will ask for a 25% deposit. I offer FREE hosting for the first year , so there will be no additional costs

Full Design and Final Review

I will then go away and make your web site.

We will then review the finished site and you will have your opportunity to make any adjustments before the site goes live. Once you are happy, I will ask you to sign off on the site and I will require the payment in full.

All my sites are secure with an SSL certificate and come fully responsive as standard. They function beautifully on all formats, phones, tablets, and PCs.


Your website is now launched.

Having been designed with WordPress, you have full access to your Content Management System. This gives you the opportunity for you to continue to update your website images, price lists, etc.  if you feel confident to do so. I can help you understand how to do this. My website has a page devoted to helping my customers manage their own sites here : How to edit a WordPress website

If you would prefer, you can always come back to me and I can update your website for a set fee, as and when you need this.

If you later decide to add a blog, which is hugely effective in maintaining your online presence, I can do this too. I can even write your blog for you.

Following the first year, there will be an annual hosting charge, to maintain your website on the internet, but ultimately, you are good to go!

McGrath Web design - our design process infographic