The Design Process

How we build your next website

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Step One


Meetings: via phone, Zoom, Facetime, or in-person meetings for local clients.

Goal Definition: Determine the purpose of the website. What are the primary objectives? Who is the target audience?

Content Strategy: Plan what content will be included on the website. This includes text, images, videos, and other media.

Site Structure: Create a sitemap to outline the organization of pages and navigation flow.

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Step Two


Wireframing: Develop wireframes to visualize the layout and structure of each page without design elements.

Visual Design: Create mockups or prototypes incorporating branding elements, colors, typography, and imagery.

User Experience (UX) Design: Ensure that the website is intuitive and user-friendly, focusing on ease of navigation and interaction.


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Step Three

Development and Build

Front-end Development: Convert the design into a functional website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Implement responsiveness for compatibility across devices.

Back-end Development: Build server-side functionality, databases, and integrate necessary APIs or third-party services such as payment service providers.

Content Management System (CMS): Data entry, addition of page content and stock for e-commerce stores.

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Step four

Testing and Deployment

Quality Assurance (QA): Test the website thoroughly to identify and fix any bugs, errors, or compatibility issues.

Performance Optimization: Optimize loading times, responsiveness, and security measures.

Deployment: Launch the website on one of our dedicated hosting servers, ensuring proper configuration and domain setup. Creation of email accounts as required.

Post-launch Monitoring: Monitoring website performance, user feedback, and make necessary updates or improvements over time.



Website Design Prices

Pricing varies based on your project's specific needs, typically ranging from £400 to £3000 (plus VAT).

View our web design packages – starting from just £400

Small Business

A beautiful, simple website with a content management system.
£400 + VAT
  • 20 Pages Responsive Website
  • Content Management System
  • 12 Months Website Hosting included
  • 10 Email Addresses


Sell your products online in a secure, easy to use online shop
£1500 + VAT
  • 50 Pages Responsive Website
  • 1000 Products
  • 500 Categories
  • Secure Payment Provider Integration
  • Content Management System
  • 12 Months Website Hosting included
  • 10 Email Addresses


Standard e-commerce and additional customer service and social modules
£2500 + VAT
  • 50 Pages Responsive Website
  • Unlimited Products
  • Unlimited Categories
  • Secure Payment Provider Integration
  • Content Management System
  • Customer Support Forum
  • Customer Suppport Knowledge Base
  • 12 Months Website Hosting included
  • 10 Email Addresses



Frequently asked questions

Our most frequently asked questions about website design and development and hosting services.

Standard website hosting is £90 per year plus VAT including 500Mb website storage space.
E-commerce website hosting is £190 per year plus VAT including 10Gb website storage space.

The cost of website development can vary based on factors such as the complexity of design and functionality, the size of the website, customization requirements, integration of third-party services or APIs, and ongoing maintenance needs.

The time required to develop a website depends on various factors including project scope, complexity, design intricacy, functionality requirements, and the availability of resources. A simple website might take a few weeks to develop, while more complex projects could take several months. Timely communication and collaboration between the development team and the client can help streamline the process.

Contact Information

Apexweb LTD, 8 Richmond Road
Swanage, Dorset BH19 2PZ

Call. 01929 421070