This website invites you to contemplate the merits of designing websites well. It provides examples of sites built well that perform well, that get indexed consistently well by search engines – yet are built economically.
If you want a website squeezed out of a template tube, this isn’t the place for you. What goes on here is all about caring. It’s also hard-nosed: in these pages you’ll find opinions based upon an experience of what works. In my experience, it works because care has been taken to get it right.
A finished website occupies an intersection of converging interests: the client, the description of your content or product, the designer, the rules of the code, the demographics of the likely users, the algorithms of the search engines, the limits of bandwidth and the possibilities and restrictions of the users’ screens. Getting this convergence right is a multi-disciplinary process, requiring care!
I’m an English designer and developer of websites for individuals and businesses in the UK, France and beyond. I’m in sunny Worthing on England’s south-coast, having moved here from an 18-year stint in rural south-west France. I specialise in using the Drupal and Backdrop content-management systems.
I liken a website to an iceberg: there’s much below the surface that doesn’t meet the eye. Getting both parts – the visible and the hidden – absolutely right is crucial for the success of your business on the internet. Some of these depths are illuminated in the pages of this ad-free site.