Squarespace Website Design

hassle-free Squarespace websites that go far beyond the design of the base templates created on this award-winning platform.

Looking for brand identity design? or product photography?

Can't wait to find out what we charge?

 
 
Professional Squarespace  Website Design  in  Bury St Edmunds
 
 

Squarespace is a website builder, right?
So, why would I need to hire a professional?

In truth, Squarespace is designed to a certain extent for non-professionals to create their website. However, in reality, creating a unique, engaging website with Squarespace is a lot harder to achieve than it first appears. It is the reason why many people opt to use a professional to build their Squarespace website.

Read this article titled 'Why you need to start using Squarespace for your website now!' which covers some of the reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional to design and build your Squarespace website.

Example Project

View this example project which shows what can be achieved when a Squarespace template is modified with custom code, graphics and photography.

 
 

What can you expect when you hire a professional website design service in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk?

What Do You Get from Us?

You get us! We will share all our knowledge and expertise with you. We won't just build you a website but work closely with you to get your online presence working as effectively as possible.

We create attractive websites with intuitive navigation so that your site visitors and search engines can easily find your content and understand your message.

We don't do fancy flashy animations or gimmicks but focus our efforts on producing simple, clean website design.

Our websites are always easy for both you and your visitors to use.

 
I cannot recommend Michael enough. I have recently had a new web site, and my logo redesigned. Making bespoke furniture I am a perfectionist and needed the website to show this. Michael had a complete understanding of my hopes and my customer base building and advising on every detail to end with exactly the site I was hoping for. I am now in control of my own website and can edit as my business changes. Above and beyond my expectations, great experience from start to finish.
— Allan Ball | AJB Joinery

How We Work

Our job is to help, support and collaborate with you to create a website that works for your business, converts website visitors into customers and showcases the very best of what you do.

We won't just drop a website on your lap and say "there you go!". The approach we take to the work we do for our clients is both thoughtful and pro-active and one where we are always looking for the best way to achieve your objectives. We will work with you experimenting with different ways to create a website that fulfils your initial goals and effectively engages with your target audience.

We say "initial goals" as a website is a living breathing thing. Your site will change as your business grows and you become more familiar with your audiences wants and needs. Luckily we will always be here for you to discuss the future development of your website and assist you to the best of our abilities offering you our knowledge and expertise.

We will take our time. We are not interested in taking on work with tight deadlines. That would be foolish and would always result in a poorly thought out and planned website.

We also understand that you do have commitments and time constraints and will always do our very best to find a solution that suits everyone.

Our Process

1. Meeting & Consultations

Meet in person or over Skype/Zoom to discuss your requirements in detail.

2. Website Design Brief

Go away and prepare a detailed brief, schedule and cost the work needed.

3. Website Design & Build

Design and build the site based on everything you have told and supplied us.

4. Complete & Launch

Tweak, adjust, re-evaluate and redesign until we have it just right, then put it live.


 
 
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Why Squarespace?

We build with Squarespace (a hosted website CMS platform*) because it requires virtually no maintenance or intervention to keep functioning making your experience with your website a much more hassle-free and happy one.

What does using Squarespace mean for you?

  • As we are Squarespace Circle Members, you get 20% discount off your subscription to Squarespace for the first year.

  • Squarespace trial period usually lasts 14 days, but as Squarespace Circle Members we get a six month free trial period meaning if the project takes longer than 14 days to complete you don't pay any hosting fees until we are ready to launch the site.

  • Squarespace offers a large selection of beautifully designed website templates. These make excellent starting points for your website design, and with the addition of custom code, these are often all that is needed to create a brilliant and cost-effective website. Of course, entirely custom designed websites can be built with Squarespace too, and we are more than happy to help you do this, but these are more expensive to produce and in our experience unnecessary in many cases.

  • With Squarespace, there is no threat of harmful plugins breaking your website or disrupting your website speed. All the software used on your website is created by Squarespace for Squarespace only making it extremely reliable and secure.

  • Squarespace templates are all fully responsive by default so they will look great when viewed on any device.

  • No need to ever perform software updates or backup your site as Squarespace takes care of all this for you. If you ever accidentally delete a page by mistake, you can quickly retrieve and restore it to your website right from within the admin area.

  • If you don't understand SEO (Search-Engine-Optimisation), it is not a problem. Squarespace takes care of it and makes SEO a breeze to understand and implement.

  • We will offer you all the support you need throughout and after the website goes live, but once we deliver the completed site to you, you become the site owner and are free to manage, maintain and grow your site as you see fit. You will also have access to Squarespace's excellent 24/7 support service which is all included in your hosting fee.

  • The Squarespace admin area is so simple and intuitive to use updating your blog, content and website pages will stop being a chore and actually starts to become a fun thing to do.

  • Of course, if you don't want to manage your website yourself, we do offer ongoing support including content creation and blog posting where needed.

 
Squarespace Website Design in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
 

Most importantly!

You will end up with a beautiful and well-structured website that simply works.


How much will your website cost to design and build?

How much will it cost?

Our service is bespoke and tailored to your specific needs.

The final cost of creating and delivering your website will depend on several factors.

These include: How big the site is and how much content it will have? Whether you have all the site material ready including text, images and logos or if you need help and assistance from us to produce this content? The types of functions and operations your site will require to perform suitably for your audience?

All of these and other factors go into coming up with the final price but usually:

A small standard website of around four pages with a simple/minimal design start from £1,450.

A small standard website of around four pages with a highly visual and detailed design start from £2,750.

Standard Website
Prices start at £1,450*

Standard websites include up to four custom-designed pages a single blog and the features listed below.

We charge approximately £175 per additional website page. This price is dependant on page design, page content and page type.

What's Included:

  • All consultations and meetings
  • Up to four custom-designed pages
  • Single website blog
  • 20% off Standard Squarespace hosting*
  • Standard Onsite Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Customised Squarespace template
  • Connect your custom domain
  • Connect social media accounts (via a Zoom meeting with me)
  • Detailed built-in website analytics
  • 24/7 Squarespace support
  • Squarespace backend admin training (two hours included but more can be purchased via our Squarespace 1 to 1 service)

Commerce Website
Prices start at £1,950*

Commerce websites include a shop and up to four custom-designed pages a single blog and the features listed below.

We charge approximately £175 per additional website page. This price is dependant on page design, page content and page type.

What's Included:

  • All consultations and meetings
  • Up to four custom-designed pages
  • Single website blog
  • 20% off Commerce Squarespace hosting*
  • Standard Onsite Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Customised Squarespace template
  • Connect your custom domain
  • Connect social media accounts (via a Zoom meeting with me)
  • Detailed built-in website analytics
  • 24/7 Squarespace support
  • Squarespace backend admin training (two hours included but more can be purchased via our Squarespace 1 to 1 service)
  • We will add up to 5 products to your shop*

If a blog is not required, it can be substituted for a standard custom-designed page instead.

We will make a small additional charge of £65 per peripheral page such as 'terms and conditions' and 'privacy policy'.

These prices are for guide purposes only.
Please get in touch with us to obtain a fully comprehensive quote.

Website Hosting Costs

Unlike a lot of website design companies, we don’t hold your website to ransom. You are the sole owner and are in complete control of your site, and it’s hosting.

Take a look at what Squarespace will charge you for hosting. Remember as part of their hosting fee you get 24/7 award-winning customer support for when we are not in the studio to help you.

Also as we are Squarespace Circle members, you get 20% off your first year of hosting.

Domain Names and Registration

If you don't have a domain name (.com or co.uk), we can help you register one.

We will never register one for you as it's imperative that you are the sole owner of your domain name. Don't worry it's easy and we will advise you in regards to a supplier and walk you through the process step by step.


Use our Squarespace one to one website design service to build your website in collaboration with us.

Squarespace 1 to 1

If those guide prices are out of your budget, you might want to consider using our Squarespace 1 to 1 training service to build your website collaboratively.


When is the right time to hire a professional website designer in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk?

When to hire a professional website designer?

If you are uncertain if it is the right time to hire a professional for your website design project read this article titled 'Why you need to start using Squarespace for your website now!' as it covers the subject of when it is a good idea to hire a professional web designer.


*Further information

Bit boring but has to be said. Well, apart from the bit about the 20% discount!

The prices listed on this page are subject to exact client requirements. The cost of a website design project will vary depending on the required amount of development (coding), graphic design, content creation, organisation, strategy and training that is needed to deliver your website.

All costs will be quoted in full before any work commences.

All quotes will be treated as estimates and may not include all costings required for your project, e.g. fonts, stock imagery and software.

The amount of website content population during the build of the website will be limited at our discretion.

As we are Squarespace Circle Members, you get 20% discount off your annual subscription to Squarespace for the first year. Cool hey! :)

We will populate the shop with up to five products. If you need us to add more products, we can do this for you at a rate of £65 per hour.

We will require a 50% deposit of the quoted costs before any work can proceed.


You might also be interested in?

Copywriting

Advanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Assistance with the setup of a Google My Business listing

Professional G Suite setup with professional email (i.e. info@yourbusiness.co.uk)

Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)

Google and Facebook Ads

Landing Page Creation

Sales Funnels & Online Marketing Campaigns

 
If you are interested or have questions about any of these services above, please let us know.
 

 
Rachel and Mike will design and build you a beautiful website in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
 
 

Let's Chat

If you have a Squarespace Website Design project in mind and don't know where to start, give us a call on 07732 709 661 or email us: mike@collettcreative.co.uk