Custom Website Development

Are You Looking For A Custom Website?

Do you need:

  • A Web Developer with over 20 years experience?
  • A reliable website developer comfortable with custom, advanced and enterprise scale work?
  • A website developer who can help with WordPress, Shopify, HTML, PHP, and a multitude of integrations and code?
  • Guaranteed professional website development delivering successful projects for startups, medium, large and global businesses, big brands, and digital agencies?

I have a decade’s worth of experience delivering successful projects for startups, medium-large businesses, and big brands. That’s why web design and custom website development is at the core of what I do. With detailed planning and strategic innovative thinking, I am able to guide my clients to the best solution for them.

I love to create beautiful and functional custom websites. With a great team of additional talent around me, that includes designers, content writers, SEO experts and back-end developers I’m able to handle your project in-house. This means I maintain complete control of the website build from start to finish.

How my custom website development works

1. Planning

Every project I undertake starts with a strategy, discovery & definition process. I do this to ensure I fully understand my clients, identify their specific requirements and define clear objectives. By taking this approach my projects deliver a measurable return on investment whilst removing risk to ensure on time and on-budget project delivery.

Why not check out my guide How to start planning a new website

2. Design & Build

Building your site from scratch includes coding of the base structure and a design that defines your brand with a great user experience, as well as the integration of the front-end look and feel I will ensure everything is easily editable via the backend CMS. My goal is to ensure you have the ability to make the changes you need to your site without added developer costs down the line. 

Selling online? For eCommerce websites, I integrate all the shopping functionality and structure your store needs to sell effectively and the way you want. I add in your chosen payment gateways and configure your shopping, shipping and checkout procedures. I can even help with your product photography, why not check out my photography services.

3. Testing

I thoroughly test your website, communicating with you and your team for feedback on any snagging issues. Minor faults are addressed straight away and I support your team with uploading content and getting your website ready for launch. 

4. Launch

Once we’re happy, and you’ve signed off on everything, the go-live day sees your new custom website come to life.

I go through my comprehensive go-live checklist to make sure that your new website is operating properly and is fully indexable by search engines. When a project is launched most clients choose to stay with me for my personal and fast support, ongoing maintenance and hosting.

With my Support & Retainers, you can be assured that I will update your website regularly. This includes updating the CMS core as well as the themes and plugins used on your site. These are all easily updated with most CMS’s but can sometimes cause issues that are best handled by an expert.

Why Choose me for your Custom Website Development?

My clients choose to work with me because I am passionate about what I do and love the fact that I take the time to fully understand their requirements.

If your website solution is not up to scratch it could affect your business and its’ profits.

Whether you’re thinking about creating something on the WordPress platform or you’re running a custom development already, you’ll need an expert developer to oversee your project.

I have years of experience delivering fast, scalable, flexible and security focused custom websites.


Below is a few of the questions that I often get asked about Custom Website Development.

How do you charge? How much will it cost?

I charge by the project, not by the hour. This means I will give you a quote for the completion of the project as defined and you won’t have to pay for each little addition or change of mind (within reason). The project is over when you are happy with it. I ask for 50% to start work and the balance upon main delivery (i.e. when my part is done). On most projects post-delivery support, tweaks and advice are always included free of charge.
As for cost, each project is unique so a meaningful range is impossible to give. But give me some details and I will give you an idea as soon as possible.

Will my site display properly on all screen sizes, i.e. will it be responsive?

Yes, it will be optimized for all screen sizes from smartphones to jumbo desktop screens. No pinching or zooming to read the pages.

Do you offer Website Hosting?

Yes, sort of. Obviously I don’t run any data-centers and I am not a hosting provider but I can set you up with premium optimized hosting and manage it all for you. You will get fast, secure hosting with the latest software and configurations and I will take care of any hosting issue that may come up as if it were one of my own sites. I’ll even move your site over from your current host and change the DNS settings for you.
Hosting features include a staging site, a faster and hardened server, malware protection, an SSL certificate (enables https pages), automatic daily full backups and access to a CDN (speeds up the site for geographically distant visitors). Obviously, you still get direct access to your site’s content admin just as you do right now.
On top of getting full hosting peace of mind, you’ll save a few £ per month compared to getting your own equivalent premium hosting account.

Will I be able to edit my website myself?

Absolutely – via WordPress’ user-friendly admin pages that let you edit text, menus, images and more.

What if i need support?

If you get stuck, have any question or need something tweaked, I’ll help. No additional charge.

I need a quick fix / quick answers right now. Can you help?

Probably. Phone consultations are charged by the hour (£50 per hour), with a minimum charge of 1hours. Ask anything, including to make a quick fix to your site.

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Client Testimonial

I’ve worked with Dan for some time now in order to de mystify our Shopify store. Our website is our shop front but it’s hard to know what’s the right or wrong way to go about expanding it. We wanted to offer a subscription service to our customers, allowing them to have their specialty coffee delivered when they needed it and as much as they required.

Dan was able to help us understand the various solutions available via our current platform and also options that could work in the future when we grow.

It obviously helped Dan loving coffee but I get the impression he works with every client with the same passion for helping to get the best from the web and their budget so that it actually makes a difference.

Tom Osborne – Craft House Coffee

I’d love to work with you.

If you’ve got a project in mind, or just want to have a chat, please get in touch.

I believe in honest communication and working with dedicated passionate people to create meaningful changes that have a measurable impact on your business.