Web Design Pro – Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent https://webdesignpro.co Where websites are born and optimized Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:58:15 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://webdesignpro.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/WebDesignProFaviconj-150x150.png Web Design Pro – Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent https://webdesignpro.co 32 32 104797842 The Death of Internet Explorer https://webdesignpro.co/death-internet-explorer/ Wed, 04 May 2016 16:20:46 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=3209 The post The Death of Internet Explorer appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Back-stabbed for years, IE has succumbed to the simpler and feature rich Google Chrome. Now, let’s be honest. Does anyone still use IE? Really, you do? Have you been living on Mars? Do you know what you have done?

Having been overtaken by Google’s attempt at a web browser, IE is now on course for the same software retirement home that has Friends Re-united, MySpace (I know this one is still going, but why?) and ICQ (so is this one but it looks a little doddery) as it’s residents.

Somewhere, on a planet in space, Wall-E is making room for the 18 year-old browser that Microsoft has irritatingly built into (and then insisted we use) all of it’s OS’. Seeing the super-imposed lower case ‘e’ is like the moment in The Omen when Damien appears and decides he’s going to kill someone. The staccato choir starts and instead of fondly remembering the waves from the Old Spice advert, we gulp as the light blue icon plunges the memory on your machine into quicksand. Your desktop begins to moan, the CPU fan spins incessantly trying to administer a cooling balm to a patient that is about to go into a coma. You know the Blue Screen of Death is coming, there is no escape.

For years, we yearned for a replacement as Internet Explorer became the red weed from the War of the Worlds: it had now transmuted into a virus and those in the know even gave up trying to delete it from their computers as it just kept coming back. We removed the shortcut, but we knew it was still there lurking in shadow ready to be exploited by the hacker community.

There was nothing anyone could do. The nightmare continued. Microsoft even tried to re-badge it in Windows 10 (Microsoft Edge – Yuk) and every now and again I mistakenly click on it. For a brief moment, my heart rate increases. Did anyone see me do it? Am I now a white walker doomed to spend the rest of my life as a walking zombie? I was sure that I had pinned Google Chrome to my taskbar, not that descendant with unhealthy genes.

I wait for the flood of e-mails to hit my inbox as I have given all my details out to the interweb; for the phone to ring and ring; for the men in black to knock on the door and take me away! “It was a mistake officer! I didn’t mean to. My hand had Jaffa cake chocolate on it and it slipped”.

“Of course it did, Sir. Of course it did.”

Web Design Pro Billboard Package, Web Design Kent, Web Design Maidstone, Website design maidstone

The Billboard is the package for those who know a good value deal when they see one. The completed website will advertise the business or person with three imaginative and striking pages.

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Brochure Package Web Design Pro, Web Design Kent, Web Design Maidstone, Website design maidstone

The Brochure package is for those who want a little more from their site. The completed website will allow visitors a more immersive experience marketing the business or individual with an impressive and eye-catching set of pages that allow for interaction with their intended audience.

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Web Design Pro Magalogue Package, Web Design Kent, Web Design Maidstone, Website design maidstone

The Magalogue is a mix of a catalogue and a magazine. It is the package for those who want a variety of pages mixing images and text to showcase themselves or their brand with easy one-click links to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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Web Design Pro Magalogue plus Package, Web Design Kent, Web Design Maidstone, Website design maidstone

The Magalogue plus with Woo Commerce is a mix of a catalogue and a magazine but with a shopping cart, testimonials page plus Logo and Banner creation. Wih up to 10 pages created and an unlimited shopping cart you can showcase your brand with links to products that a visitor can order and pay for securely.

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Are Web Designers worth it? https://webdesignpro.co/web-designers-worth-victoria-beckham/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:10:44 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=1066 The post Are Web Designers worth it? appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Web Design. Would you pay as much as Victoria Beckham?

 

Of the thousands of web developers and designers in the world there are few that would argue that being paid £670,000 for creating and maintaining a website would not be highly desirable. We would all like clients like Victoria Beckham, wouldn’t we? Pots of money to spend on your services; an easy target for those with great sales speak. As IT professionals we have more abbreviations in our arsenal than there are hits on the latest Adele Video, and we can wheel them out in any contract negotiation, scratch our chin, shake our heads and trot out an unreasonable figure. But £670,000? That’s just slightly less than builders are getting for a one bedroom flat in Maidstone these days.

How much is a Web Designer worth?

 

But are we worth it? Is any website worth that kind of investment? In a world where footballers are grossly overpaid and health professionals are not, where should web developers and designers stand? After all, we train harder than any of the aforementioned athletes, are bothered with all kinds of unrealistic demands from over expecting customers, and generally work long hours. Should we not be renumerated with similar riches to England’s own ‘Golden Balls’?

I would say not. Yes, we are overworked and underpaid (big aah required at this point) but no more than any other professional. There are sometimes very complex problems that we have to deal with, but we are not talking about saving someone’s life here unless the website has key information on it – different subject. An e-commerce site that has gone badly wrong will have an impact on business. Imagine Amazon having issues taking payment or the .Gov website being down stopping people from paying for the joy of scaling the Dartford River Crossing that must have been paid for so many times now we could build another 30 of them? These organisations cannot function without the IT. We are important and would like to be treated as such, but compared to a service Police Officer we are just a support function. In the days where servants made the breakfast, cooked the dinner and polished master’s shoes, we would have slept in the same quarters and eaten in the same kitchen. We would have been a blacksmith creating robust shapes from wrought iron and steel sweating away in the search for perfection. We were always behind the scenes while the real work took place on the platforms we provided.

In the 21st century we are the descendents of those trades having turned into hunched versions of Gollum: no-one can see ‘the precious’ until it is finished. We are artists ‘darling’ using Photoshop, Illustrator and Inkscape; we are WordPress Web builders, crafters of beautiful page design using PHP, CSS3 and HTML5.

And that is where we fit in. There will always be an expectation of a quick fix or the website in a day, but the reality is that the real work to complete a comprehensive set of lightning fast, secure pages that are mobile responsive and beautifully rendered that the great God, ‘Google’ would approve of is not as easy as it looks. Nevertheless, we will continue to obfuscate the true cost of any project with our lexicon of IT descriptions that even Scotty from Star Trek would be proud of.

How much would Web Design Pro charge me?

 

Thankfully at Web Design Pro.co there isn’t that kind of approach (Cue video of delighted customers marvelling at their new site). I will always attempt to use as little jargon as possible whilst trying to outline what services that I provide during the free consultation. But you should be prepared for a lengthy discussion about your new website! I want to make sure that what I create is what you have envisaged. And then once the work is complete present you with a invoice that we agreed on after our first meeting and not one that has spiralled out of control.

If, of course, you’d like to present me with a £669,400 bonus becuase you think the work is outstanding then I might just be able to find something to spend it on.

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Hosting and Security https://webdesignpro.co/hosting-and-security/ Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:10:03 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=430 The post Hosting and Security appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Hosting and Security

Make sure the animal you choose fits your needs.

Who is the best web hosting company to go for?

Hosting

I use Siteground.com as a hosting provider. They are one of the industry leaders and provide packages to suit the consumer. They provide excellent service and ensure that all their servers are optimized for excellent performance.

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SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

Most customers and visitors that will visit your website will be looking for the lock symbol when they decide to make a purchase or sign up for a newsletter. If they don’t see the symbol it is highly likely they will not pass their details across to you. With Siteground’s Grow Big package you receive a free SSL in the first year.

First Class Support

Siteground’s support desk is one of the best in the business. The first line support team are enormously helpful providing quick answers to all your questions. They pride themselves in getting a 5 star rating from all their clients.

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Web Design Pro Magalogue Plus Package https://webdesignpro.co/web-design-pro-magalogue-plus-package/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:57:22 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=302 The post Web Design Pro Magalogue Plus Package appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Gorgeous Web Design

Modern, professional and visually arresting web design in Kent. The Magalogue Plus website package will help promote your business either locally in Maidstone, or to the county of Kent, or internationally!

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Personalise Your Web Design

Creating your own pages and posts could never be easier. With a little training you can soon be creating your own content! What are you waiting for?

A Fully Responsive Website

Whichever theme you choose during your free consultation, rest assured that it will be fully functional so that you can show off to your colleagues, friends and family who want to be able to see it on their tablet devices.

Premium Website Maidstone Pricing

Mobile responsive website design for local business in Maidstone, Kent

The Magalogue with Woo Commerce web design package not only provides a wealth of optimized web pages but also a place to buy products or services using either a credit card service or PayPal. This package is great for businesses and entrepreneurs who need a professional website design packed with content to sell their services and give visitors a way to contact them online. This package includes:

Add Maintenance to your package to keep your website up to date

And factor in the support costs

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Web Design Pro Magalogue Package https://webdesignpro.co/web-design-pro-magalogue-package/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:38:47 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=184 The post Web Design Pro Magalogue Package appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Gorgeous Design

Modern, professional and visually arresting.

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Drag & Drop Builder

Creating your own pages and posts could never be easier. With a little training you can soon be creating your own content! What are you waiting for?

Fully Responsive

Whichever theme you choose during your free consultation, rest assured that it will be fully functional so that you can show off to your colleagues, friends and family who want to be able to see it on their tablet devices.

Choose different colours and different modules

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The Magalogue Web Design package combines the text and imagery of a magazine with a theme to not only display a business’ products and services, but striking Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus icons so that you can reach a wider audience through social media sharing. This package includes:

Add Maintenance to your package and keep your website up to date

And factor in the support costs

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Web Design Pro Billboard Package https://webdesignpro.co/web-design-pro-billboard-package/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:31:56 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=282 The post Web Design Pro Billboard Package appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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A Brand New Website - Something to Celebrate

The Billboard allows you to make a statement using a dazzling and unique layout. Add to that a hint of stylish design and your website can be up and running in a few days rather than weeks.

A Brand New Website - Let's Celebrate!

The Billboard allows you to make a statement using a dazzling and unique layout.

Gorgeous Design

Modern, professional and visually arresting.

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Drag & Drop Builder

Creating your own pages and posts could never be easier. With a little training you can soon be creating your own content! What are you waiting for?

Fully Responsive

Whichever theme you choose during your free consultation, rest assured that it will be fully functional so that you can show off to your colleagues, friends and family who want to be able to see it on their tablet devices.

Pricing

The Billboard web design package is great for businesses, entrepreneurs and authors who need a professional informational website to display their services and give visitors a way to contact them online. This package includes:

Add Maintenance to your package to keep your website up to date

And factor in the support costs

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Web Design Pro Brochure Package https://webdesignpro.co/web-design-pro-brochure-package/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:12:35 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=191 The post Web Design Pro Brochure Package appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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A Brand New Website - How do you want yours to look?

Full framed video and image sliders transform an ordinary looking site into a great one! The Brochure package is great for businesses who need a professional informational website that also provides the ability to display images of their products or services in a photo gallery.

Gorgeous Design

Modern, professional and visually arresting.

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Drag and Drop Builder

Creating your own pages and posts could never be easier. With a little training you can soon be creating your own content! What are you waiting for?

Fully Responsive

Whichever theme you choose during your free consultation, rest assured that it will be fully functional so that you can show off to your colleagues, friends and family who want to be able to see it on their tablet devices.

Pricing

Add Maintenance to your package to keep your website up to date

And factor in the support costs

Want something more specific? Get a Quote

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A free consultation either face to face or using SKYPE or FACETIME

As a Freelance Web Designer I listen to your needs and produce an amazing website that provides the functionality you want! You won’t be disappointed. Browse my website and then complete the form below and I’ll be in touch.

Contact Me

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Freelance Web Designer Maidstone

More Info:

Address: 2 Franklin’s Avenue, Pilgrims Retreat, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1FY

Tel: 01622 431770

Business Hours: M-F 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Mike will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours (even if it’s just a ‘I’ve got your mail and I’m thinking of a considered response) except at the weekends where he will be out having a good time. If it’s urgent then please mark the e-mail with ‘Urgent’ in the subject title to get his attention. 🙂

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About me https://webdesignpro.co/about-me/ Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:20:53 +0000 https://webdesignpro.co/?p=201 The post About me appeared first on Web Design Pro - Sites for SEO & Mobiles, Maidstone, Kent.

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Mike’s Background

I have been working in IT for 16 years starting with front line support at Kent Police and moving into the management of IT Changes through transition using the disciplines of the ITIL Framework. I also designed, developed and maintained the IT Department’s Service Management Catalogue using Atlassian’s Confluence system whilst jointly overseeing the development of the Force’s datacenter. The team I worked with was given an industry award for our efforts in 2012. Phew!

Other Interests and My Family

In my spare time I decided to hone my web skills whilst writing short stories and three novels. In 2014, I left my role in the public sector and set off around the world with my wife taking in such incredible places like Australia and New Zealand. I created a travel blog during our adventure called Travels Over Tribulations which has been very successful. I have a son, Sam, who lives in Nottingham, and an 9 year old miniature schnauzer, Taz!  

Professional Life

In late 2015, I decided to become a freelance web designer and was introduced to my first client in January 2016. Since then, I have created and supported all the sites that you see on my portfolio page. I have met some amazing people through this role and love to hear about new or re-vitalised business ventures. I look at your businesses entire digital presence online and know some great tricks to place your brand in front of new customers.
I am a big fan of open-source software like Inkscape which is similar to Adobe’s Illustrator program. I use this to create logo’s and banners for web sites: it’s an excellent tool. I also use Blender which is a mind blowing tool used by many graphic designers and animators to create welcome videos such as the one that visitors see when they visit the homepage of Web Design Pro I enjoy the one to one relationship with my clients and believe in providing a great service from the beginning of the project to the end.

Web Designer Maidstone

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