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Mackay Website Design by WEBsmall

Affordable and customised website design for small businesses in Mackay & the Whitsundays!

Whether you are a psychologist or an electrician, we can help you put your small business online or revamp your website. We are Mackay locals who want other small businesses in Mackay to thrive and quality website design can help you do that!

Web Design | The WEBsmall Edge

While we do website design across Australia, we are passionate about website design in Mackay.

Customised

Your business is unique, so we design your website with your unique business needs in mind.

QUALITY

Our quality website design process will look stunning on computers & mobile phones.

VALUE

Our reasonable rates, together with our focus on your needs allows us to deliver great value for money.

our website design pledge

our pledge

We want you to be very happy with your website, so we promise to keep working on it1 until you are!

NO OBLIGATION

7 Secrets to a Successful Website

We want your small business in Mackay to thrive and we want your website to help you do so. Therefore, we want to share some proven tips with Mackay locals. Here they are!

PURPOSE

You need to be clear about what you want to achieve by having or revamping your website. Why? Because it influences what we include in your website design!

GREAT CONTENT

Great content helps your potential client to achieve what they wanted to do by visiting your site. At the same time, it helps you to land more clients.

USER EXPERIENCE

Successful websites are structured in ways that users find easy to interact with. Help your users to find what they need, including prompting their next steps.

VISUAL APPEAL

You want your website to look great and to reflect the personality of your brand. Colour, font and image choices matter. We’ll take care of the rest of your web design.

QUALITY CMS

A quality CMS or Content Management System makes it easy to make changes to your site and makes everything else possible. We use WordPress. See Why WordPress?

SITE SPEED

People get annoyed with slow loading web pages. And, so does Google! We design fast-loading websites that both Google and potential clients love.

MOBILE-FRIENDLY WEBSITE DESIGN

Many people use their mobile phones to access the internet. This includes people searching for local businesses. And, the number of people who do is increasing every year. This is why smart businesses invest in websites that look great on mobiles as well as desktops. Plus, Google loves mobile-friendly websites.

No Obligation

How Much Does a Website Design Cost?

The cost of your website depends a lot on the complexity of its design.

At the higher end, small businesses can sometimes pay $3,000+ for website design. At the other extreme, you have low-cost, cookie-cutter sites where you have limited control over how it looks.

We specialise in designing customised websites for small businesses that generally fall between these two extremes. And, we offer Mackay locals just that little bit more!

A standard WEBsmall website costs $990.

Standard Inclusions

Expert and friendly advice about the best ways to achieve what you want from your website

World’s most popular content-management system (WordPress) – see Why WordPress?

Up to 6 webpages, including a homepage and a contact form

Clean coding that follows best practices in website design

Email addresses associated with your website

Site security2 to reduce your risk of being hacked

Google Analytics & Google Site Ownership Verification

Mackay-Only Inclusion

As Mackay locals, we want to see other small businesses in Mackay thrive. Therefore, we offer to set up your Google My Business listing for free as part of our website design process.

This helps you get found by people looking for local services in Mackay.

We can set up your Google My Business local listing even if you don’t have a business address, as long as you service the Mackay area.

Optional Extras

Some small businesses want additional pages or functionality on their website. Your options are virtually limitless, but always ask yourself if your ideas really help your business succeed. Here is a sample of some of these optional extras that you may want to include in your website design:

Logo design

Social media integration

Top bar

Appointment scheduling

Blog setup (Why blog?)

Enhanced site security3

Advanced form functionality

FAQ sections

Google Maps integration

Membership sections

No Obligation

What Mackay Small Businesses Can Expect with Our Website Design Process

An Initial Consultation

The initial consultation helps us understand you, your business and what you want from your website. Mackay locals have 2 choices. We can meet in person at a coffee shop or we can meet via video conference. Once we have an understanding of the scope of what you are after, we develop a quote and you decide whether you wish to go ahead.

An Outline of Your Site

The next step in the website design process involves constructing an outline (wireframe) of the pages you want on your site and how they fit into the hierarchy of the whole site. The wireframe also shows the essential structure of each page. You check the wireframe and approve it before we proceed.

Styling Choices

After that, you need to select 1 or 2 fonts from Google Fonts for your body paragraphs & various sized headings. You also need to let us know your key colours. We recommend 1-3 colours as well as black and white. The Adobe Colour Tool may help you. We then develop a style sheet for your approval.

Content Build

Generally, you supply us with the text and basic formats you want for each piece of text (e.g. a grid or a bulleted list). You can supply your logo, photos and other graphics you would like. We can source stock photos and design your logo if needed. We then use this content to fill out your website. Text content in Word or Google docs formats is fine.

Styling

The 5th step in the website design process involves styling the content you supplied in step 4 using the choices you made in step 3. We also add some decorative design elements. We show you what it looks like, you give us feedback, and we make adjustments. For Mackay locals, we continue making adjustments until you are happy!

Optimisation & Testing

The next step in the web design process involves testing all site functionality (e.g. links, forms, email). We also test how the site looks on mobile, tablet and desktop devices, as well as testing website speed. You can also test some of these yourself. Based on these tests, we fix errors and optimise the site for speed. We also set up email at this stage.

Website Launch

So far, your site is hosted as a staging site. For example, if your domain was smallbusiness.com your staging site would be staging.smallbusiness.com – staging allows for production and testing in a secure environment during the website design process. But at this stage, we transfer your site to your registered domain, and your website goes live.

Additional Services

Once your site is live, we connect it to additional services. As standard, this includes:

Google Analytics Integration

Google Site Ownership Verification

For Mackay locals we also include:

Google My Business Setup

FAQs

How long does it take to design a website?

The answer depends on a range of factors. However, most websites are ready to launch within 14 days. If we think your website will take longer, we will let you know in our quote.

How much does a website cost?

The answer depends upon the complexity of your website. However, many small business owners only need our standard package which costs $990. We offer a free consultation to discuss your needs and will give you a no-obligation quote based on your needs.

What do I have to provide to my website designer

You need to provide three things:

  1. A description of what you want and need from your website. You provide this information during the initial consultation.
  2. Styling choices including colour, heading and font choices. Your website designer can offer guidance if needed.
  3. Content including your logo, text and images. You can supply text in a Word document. We can design your logo and source stock photos if needed (additional cost)
Why use a WEBsmall web designer

First, WEBsmall is a small business dedicated to helping other small businesses like yours to succeed – so you can get an affordable website. And, we are particularly passionate about helping Mackay locals.

By using our expertise you can:

  • Save the time and stress associated with trying to build your own website
  • Avoid the limtations of cookie-cutter build your own sites such as Wix
  • Save money with our affordable rates

Footnotes

1 Within the agreed functionality and design requests.

2 Standard site security includes: HTTPS certificate, automatic updates, password protection, unique login URL, malware scanning, brute force protection, web application firewall, and 14-day backup service.

3 Advanced site security options include: All standard inclusions with the addition of locking down file permissions, using methods that don’t affect site speed, unlimited backup service and paid security plugins.