Professional Website Developers

Designer Websites provide a bespoke development and design service for businesses who need a high-quality website or a professional web-based software solution. We also have a large team of in-house marketing and advertising specialists, who work with our developers and designers to provide comprehensive online marketing strategies. 

We utilise the very latest cutting-edge technologies to provide modern and successful solutions, and everything we do is entirely bespoke. We are not one of those companies that tell you everything is bespoke but really use a pre-built system with a customised design on the front - we genuinely write everything from scratch! We do this because we understand that technology changes rapidly, user behaviour online changes frequently, and only a bespoke solution that is very modern and developed to a high standard, which is engineered for your specific company, will actually be successful.

We are based in South Wales, UK, but we work with clients across the globe, and accross all industries. Our speciality is high-end ecommerce websites, coupled with online marketing strategies for ecommerce. Our aim is always to provide a fantastic return on your investment, and our focus is to boost your sales and drive business growth. 

Our highly qualified and experienced team is made up of

  • Microsoft .Net (C#) software engineers
  • Graphic designers
  • User experience developers
  • SEO specialists
  • PPC specialists
  • Copywriters 

 

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2006
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Sully, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • Sully Moors Road
    Sully CF64 5RP
    United Kingdom

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Ricky Martin (Hyper Recruitment Solutions), Alana Spencer (Ridiculously Rich by Alana), Dr Leah Totton (Dr Leah Clinics), Joseph Valente (Impragas), Mike Hughes (SafetyLiftinGear), John Sheppard (Golden Finishes), Steve Hull (Travel Booker), Rhodri Howells (Cooker Spare Parts), Andrew Buckingham (Slide Candy), Jason Cole (Greensquares), Craig Lee (ABC Leasing), Mike Evans (Floormaker)

Reviews

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Software Development for Niche Travel Company

"We see it as more of a partnership than just a development job."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Apr. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Designer Websites rebuilt a booking system from scratch, handling both frontend and backend development and the creation of a CMS. They provide ongoing support for the solution, which is in beta testing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Steve Hull
Managing Director, Travel Booker
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Designer Websites is an attentive partner that delivers on time and on par with expectations. Communication flows easily through a single point of contact and they’ve been prompt in resolving issues, answering questions, and implementing additional work. They’ve even fixed bugs for free.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am managing director of Travel Booker, a niche travel company specializing in organizing flexible ski holidays to Andorra.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Designer Websites?

We were looking to bring together multiple systems into one. We had some legacy systems that had been developed over time, but we needed to start again and rebuild from the ground up.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They rebuilt our booking system from scratch, handling the development of both the frontend for customers to book on and the backend CMS [content management system] and booking management systems. They used .NET to build the CMS. The frontend was designed elsewhere.

What is the team dynamic?

Designer Websites has a central point of contact, Jenna, and all communication went through her; she was fantastic and really helpful. It was great to have just one point of contact to go to for any queries. They also were happy to have a meeting any time we requested one, bringing in their relevant developers or directors to it.

How did you come to work with Designer Websites?

We looked at various companies and were eventually referred to Designer Websites by someone we had a meeting with about business development. They had a good team that was only a 10-minute drive away from our office. It was good to be able to have a local company do the work. They were competitive on the price and we were confident in what they could do.

How much have you invested with them?

The initial cost was $50,000. We have ongoing costs because we’re currently doing some extra work with them, which an added $10,000–$12,000. The overall system will cost in the region of $70,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with them in April 2016 and the project lasted until August 2016. They provide ongoing support, however. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

There were a few bugs initially, but they were very quick to sort them out and did it free of charge. We’ve been really pleased with their ongoing support and have no complaints at all. They were brilliant and really good to work with, answering any questions we had promptly. They were also quick to implement any additional work that we requested.

How did Designer Websites perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything was delivered on time. They are really good at communication; everything comes through one person.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We see it as more of a partnership than just a development job. They’ve been really keen to work with us and attentive to my input while making sure the solution works and that it is suitable from a business point of view. They’ve been really good to us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We’re in the middle of testing the beta version that they just finished. Within 2 or three days, there won’t be much on the site that we’re not happy with. They just spent the last few weeks rectifying any issues.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer