Website design has responded to the rapidly changing sophisticated technology introduced in to our daily lives. Just about everyone uses a computer of some kind on a daily basis. We learn, we shop, we explore and manage our lives from a keyboard or smart screen.
We 'Google' things when we want information. We apply for courses, jobs and check-in for flights on-line and we scan bar codes and email documents and images. We have profiles and avatars. We tweet, text, blog, upload and download on a daily basis. That is, unless you are living on a rock.
Size is everything
Who would have thought that we could order a take-away meal from a device as small as a credit card - or watch a movie on a screen that fills an entire wall? Now we expect to be able to do all these things (and so much more) on a range of devices that fill our homes, our bags and our pockets.
It's a sad fact that some websites don't produce the results that the website owner had hoped for... Elizabeth is an experienced website designer and SEO specialist with a background in marketing and business. To make sure your website is a success Elizabeth will work with you to plan your website design and content carefully. This includes creating the best and most appropriate design; identifying exactly what you wish to achieve; conducting the right research, and to plan it thoroughly in collaboration with you.
It doesn't matter if you're not familiar with the jargon and technical terms involved. Elizabeth will guide you through the process, and you will soon gain confidence and feel involved. You will feel part of the design and development process, knowing that she has your business success in mind.
What will it cost?
Elizabeth is completely transparent about the prices she charges and what her client's can expect in terms of the finished design, as well as having an on-going relationship with her to ensure that your website remains a success.
How do I know what to ask for?
Elizabeth will advise you on how to achieve the best website for your needs within the budget you have. She'll guide you through the options and prepare a proposal for you to consider and discuss with her.
James Fair is a wildlife writer, journalist and photographer, He specialises in investigating political, controversial issues such as badger culling, the illegal wildlife trade and the links between grouse-shooting and persecution of birds of prey.
“ Liz produced a fabulous, beautiful website that perfectly reflects my line of work as a wildlife and environmental writer and editor. Her skill and understand of Search Engine Optimisation had the website almost immediately ranking high on Google. She was a joy to work with and was especially adept at working to my deadline to get the job done!
Woodbrook Designs is a Monmouth based kitchen design and fitting company run by Ann Stevens. She commissioned her first website from Liz when she first launched the business from her home and has recently had a new responsive site designed and built. Her continuing success is a tribute to her expertise, skill and practical knowledge.
“ Liz designed my first website 9 years ago, she understood straight away that I was completely out of my comfort zone and talked me through the process and showed me the different options I could have. Her eye for detail and design impressed me and have loved working with her ever since. She revamped my site this year to a very sleek modern look which clients love.
Matthew is the best-selling author of the Jenny Cooper Coroner series of crime-fiction novels. His record-breaking TV drama Keeping Faith earned him a BAFTA Cymru award for best writer in 2018. A second series of Keeping Faith has been commissioned by the BBC.
“ Liz made me a sleek modern website that works beautifully across the full range of devices. She combines an artistic eye with technical skill to create an effortless and impactful user experience of the kind that off-the-shelf websites simply can’t deliver. She is always only a phone call or email away, Liz is an unfailing pleasant and helpful person to work with full of creative ideas. I couldn’t be more delighted with the result or recommend her highly enough.
Composer of TV and film music, Andy's brief was to draw together his current three websites into one concise site to incorporate his success as a composer/songwriter for children's TV programmes and to showcase his band 3 Bucket Jones. Photos: Emma Drabble.
“ If Liz was a member of International Rescue she would be piloting Thunderbird 6 and rescuing victims of poor, inadequate and downright shoddy website design. I have been rescued after sending out a distress call signed “overwhelmed musician”. The result is way more than my initial request. Liz has done a brilliant job of reinventing my presence on the internet.
Cheltenham Bach Choir
One of the foremost choral societies in the South West of England, Cheltenham Bach Choir commissioned a new responsive and secure website in 2018. The aim of the site is to promote and sell tickets for concerts, recruit new members and attract sponsorship. The site has a password-protected area which enables the committee to share choir-related information with singing members.
“ It has been a pleasure working with Liz on the new website for our choir. She spent time with us working out exactly what we needed, listened to all our ideas and steered us along the path towards designing a website of which we are very proud. We are delighted with the end result and already have recruited several new tenors!Shirley Elliott CBC Committee member
Alastair Flew is the founder of Electro Kinetic Designs Ltd. The company has a global reach and the website needed to reflect a high standard of technical skill and customer service. Elizabeth created the responsive website for EKD in 2017.
Photographer: John Teale,
“ Elizabeth's attention to detail ensured that our website met our high expectations. Designing a website for an engineering company shows her versatility – whilst she will be the first to admit that she has limited engineering knowledge, she instinctively knew how to present our company. She worked diligently to gain good SEO results – she certainly knows how to do this effectively.Rhian Flew Company Secretary
Georgia Martin provides Living Funeral services for terminally ill people of all ages. She offers a very special opportunity to say goodbye to friends and family. . It's a sensitive subject and a fairly new concept in the UK (Living Funerals are popular in Japan and the USA). Elizabeth wrote the copy for Georgia's site as well as creating a design that would reflect the gentle and sensitive way Georgia works with her clients.
“ Elizabeth's design for my website exceeded all my expectations. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my vision, and ensuring we were always in regular touch to discuss progress and new ideas. She will always make time for any questions and queries you have.
Liz has an invaluable amount of knowledge and an ability to capture the essence of any business and transform it into web form. Thank you Liz, I couldn’t have done any of this without you.
Atlanta O'Connor has worked with home owners and landlords for over 20 years in Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and London and has experience with both residential and commercial properties. Her approach to interior design is innovative and affordable. The Design Days she offers are a great opportunity to take one room at a time in a timescale that suits you, your budget and your home-life.
“ The website Liz designed for me has far exceeded my expectations. Throughout the process she offered great ideas from concept through to completion and beyond. Not only does she excel at design, she’s a whiz at social media - which is so important in today’s market. Liz followed my brief and made intuitive and sensible suggestions where appropriate. The changes I requested were implemented without delay and she delivered well within our agreed timescale. I have no hesitation in recommending her and I look forward to our future relationship as she maintains, manages and updates my website.
Maureen Lindley is a best-selling author and journalist based in Monmouthshire. She has written three highly successful novels. Her first - 'The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel' - has been translated into many languages. Liz was thrilled to design this website for Maureen who is one her very favourite authors.
“ Liz made made the whole exercise beautifully simple because she did all the work. She quickly got my style, and instinctively understood what I was looking for. She chose the most beautiful pictures and layouts, and the site she made for me gets lots of compliments. I love it, and can't recommend her highly enough.
Total Look (Monmouth) has an excellent reputation for high standards of cutting, colouring and styling. Clients come from all over Monmouthshire and further afield. The website has been designed to promote the salon and the services and products they use and sell. The salon and portrait photographs were taken by John Teale.
“ Elizabeth is my first choice of website designers. She understood my sense of style and also my lack of IT skills! She organised a photo-shoot, re-worked my pre-digital paper-copy only logo and created a website that I'm proud to say represents my salon perfectly. She runs the salon's social networking, leaving me free to get on with what I do best - hairdressing!
Louise Tickle is an award-winning freelance journalist, public speaker and commentator, Her work can be read in the Guardian and The Sunday Times. Louise first commissioned Elizabeth to re-design her website in 2011 and then again in 2018 when she asked for a new, responsive site.
“ Seven years ago I went to Elizabeth Walsh for a whole new website, and she created a beautiful and highly functional site which I was delighted with. I’ve never had any reason to go anywhere else - over the years we have worked together closely on a number of updates to the site and one total revamp to make it compatible across devices. Liz has a fabulously creative eye but is also determined that the functionality of her clients’ sites is optimised. Liz will make your website sing. She's creative, constructive and brilliant fun to work with .
Patricia Carswell is a freelance journalist who has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Observer, the Independent, Times Online, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and a wide range of other publications. Her website showcases her published work . The website brief was fairly open but Patricia particularly wanted red, her favourite colour, to be in the the colour scheme.
“ Liz was a joy to work with. She took my tentative, unformed ideas and transformed them into a fabulous, stylish and professional website that has received praise from everyone who has seen it.
Her ideas were invariably completely on the money and she always made sure that she understood exactly what I was aiming to achieve. I would thoroughly recommend her.
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