Web Design FAQs
Web design and web development require two different skill sets. Design is the creative process that visualises your website. Development is the coding process that gets your website online and in front of your customers.
Web design involves using a number of components to get the right look and feel for your website. This includes everything from the choice of layout to colours, fonts and graphics. Our experienced team brings together graphic design, SEO, content creation and interface design to create the ultimate user experience on any device.
Web development involves coding your website, so it works seamlessly on any device. Our web development team will take your website design and translate it into code, so it appears online. Developers are also responsible for adding functionality via widgets and other tools.
Here at Search Hog, we’ve been implementing bespoke cutting-edge web design for more years. Our responsive designs seamlessly combine graphics, animations, copy and functionality into eye-catching websites that get you noticed.
We’ve worked with everyone from global established companies looking to improve their branding to startups looking to boost their search engine ranking.
We’ve created outstanding websites for large and small businesses across the UK. And we’re one of the best agencies around when it comes to predicting and implementing the next big thing for your organisation.
We differ from other web design companies in that we have a much more personal approach, getting to know the business by coming to visit your premises with the idea of building up a long-term relationship.
Our sites are all built with the same principles:
Bespoke web design
Bespoke web design makes your business stand out. And your tailor-made website delivers those all-important connections with your customers. We’ll help you make an impact with a bespoke design that showcases your products or services in style!
Responsive web design
If your site doesn’t display seamlessly across all devices, you’re going to lose customers. With our innovative UX and mobile responsive design, you can reach all your customers however they like to browse!
Mobile-first web design
40% of online purchases and 53% of global traffic is on mobile – and it’s always increasing. Don’t miss out – our mobile-first approach to web design delivers a great UX, and the fast load speeds your customers will love.
We are SEO specialists based in Cornwall, but working with ecommerce and service-based clients across the UK and further afield – we have a small, friendly team of SEO consultants and no account managers.
This means you are always in direct contact your assigned SEO specialist and nothing gets lost in communication as it does in some larger SEO agencies in the UK!
We make websites for small and large businesses as well as individuals. And we bring the same attention to detail and expertise to all our websites, whether we’re designing for our celebrity or corporate clients or your small business.
As a local firm, we’re ideally placed to support your organisation as you grow.
Small business portfolio sites start from £1550+VAT, with larger ecommerce sites starting at £3,875+VAT.
For website design tasks we usually ask for 50% on agreement and 50% on completion, although this can be staggered more for larger builds.
We use popular platforms Shopify and WordPress for web development. We recommend Shopify for e-commerce and WordPress for portfolio or service sites.
Shopify is an e-commerce site that also hosts your store and gives you all the tools you need to get up and running. WordPress is an opensource platform that requires hosting and plugins for additional functionality.
Yes, you will. Both WordPress and Shopify make it easy to upload images and blogs and edit text.
We’re happy to provide support and maintenance, but you’re free to switch to another provider. Just remember, we’re here to help if you change your mind!