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I have been designing, building and hosting websites since 1998. I have recently branched out into maintenance of previously built websites. I also work with blogs, forums, online shops and wikis.

Pro Bono Work

If you are a small charity, voluntary organisation, NGO or other public-minded body and need work done on your site, either complete design or maintenance, please contact me. I take on a small number of such projects each year free, or at a nominal rate.

Accessible, aesthetic and simple designs

Here at Ephemeral Web Design we aim to provide a professional service creating affordable, custom designed web sites for individuals, organisations and small to medium sized businesses. Based in the North East of England, we serve the UK and international market.

network cables :: getting connected In the online marketplace you only have a few seconds to make an impact if your website is to attract any potential customers. Web site design is fundamental to making that initial impact and without doubt a well designed web site will attract new customers. However, design is more than making a page look pleasing to the eye. It is a combination of aesthetics, functionality and performance but achieving this balance is often beyond many non-professionals.

If a website is to make an initial impression, then it is important that the design incorporates good layout, clear graphics and legible text. Clearly, if your website is to entice visitors to stay and buy your products, then it needs to avoid the common pitfalls of flashy or large imagery, unneccesary plugins and poor page layout. The rules of good web page design (especially in a business sense) are geared towards making it easy for visitors and potential customers to access your information and buy your products with ease. Ephemeral Designs build websites with your customer in mind and from years of experience we can advise you on the aesthetic aspects that will bring success to your site.

Designs to meet your needs

The design of your website is extremely important, and there are a number of factors in creating a sucessful website. It must download quickly and provide the user what they are looking for easily and quickly. This means that the organisation and quality of the content is paramount. The graphical design of the site is obviously important too, and we will create a strong, professional look and feel that is in keeping with your company style.

We will work with you to design the data structure for your website, and can help you draft the content. It is important to think about what your potential customers are going to want to know, and where they expect to find it. What you want to tell your customers and what they want to know could be very different!

typing on a keyboard :: building the site We don't claim to be the cheapest but we do offer a very professional service that represents excellent value for money. Since we're not based in a city such as London, where internet design skills are at a premium, we don't have the same overheads that many other Web design companies face... so people are often pleasantly surprised by our costs!

For further information click on the services tab at the top of the page, email me, or fill out the form on the contact page.