red ladder web design studio
making beautiful websites together
You have a project but no website?
We'll work together to design a site that truly expresses who you are and what your project has to offer the world. I'll build your site on the Squarespace platform and then hand it over to you with a couple of training sessions. You'll be ready to take the wheel yourself, knowing you can call on me anytime.
Your website is not doing you justice? Maybe it doesn't reflect who you are? Or you're just fed up with paying a web developer every time you want to make any changes? We'll redesign the site together creating a presence you can be proud of. I'll hand over the ropes to you, with a bit of training, and I'll be around to offer a helping hand.
The number one reason is aesthetics. I like to create beautiful online spaces that are simple and easy to navigate. Unlike other platforms Squarespace has beauty ‘built in’.
Peace of mind
With Squarespace you don’t have to worry about plug-ins, software updates, hosting and all that techy stuff. Squarespace takes care of all that leaving you free to do what is more important, creating beautiful and valuable content.
Your website is your presence online, it wants to be alive, interesting and continually changing. With a Squarespace website you get to take control of the content without having to learn anything complicated or having to pay an expensive web developer to do it for you.
What do you want to do online? Whatever it is, I bet you can do it on Squarespace. Blogging, podcasts, audio, visual galleries, portfolios, videos, online courses, ticket sales, online shops and e-commerce.
You name it and you can do it here.
Squarespace build all known SEO best practices into every site. They’ve implemented various strategies into their systems to help your site appear in search engine results. So, instead of worrying about being found, you get to put all your energy into creating something worth finding.
I so enjoyed making my Red Ladder Studio site, that I thought, why not make sites for other creative people? The dharma arts project is alive and kicking, maybe I can help give life to your creative project?
Squarespace is, how shall I put it? Rather Zen. It suits me down to the ground. You can create beautiful websites, where simplicity is key. It's intuitive to use so frees us up to concentrate on content and design.
There are plenty of computer nerds out there, but if you work with me you get a straight talking, living in the real world woman, known for being a good communicator, not to mention a good laugh.
One of my favourite words is collaboration. I see us making your website together very much as a creative collaboration. One where we'll bring out the best in each other.
micro site -
one long scrolling page, you've arrived!
medium site -
you are making quite a splash!
large site -
look out world, here you come!
Once we know that we're a good match we'll decide together on a start date. The site should be finished within one to three weeks, depending on the size of the project.
You provide all the content, text, images, links etc. I can help you work out how long this will take, depending on what you have already.
Of course, this is the beauty of Squarespace. I'll hand the site over to you with some training and introduce you to the excellent squarespace support.
50% is due when you book a start date with me. The other 50% is due on completion and before we launch the site.
Most people I know use the £10 or £15 /month plan, as I'm a Squaresace circle member if I make your site you get 20% off for the first year. Included in this is the cost of website hosting. You'll also need to purchase a domain name (roughly £8 - £15/year). Squarespace support is included in the price.
If you don't have quality images of your own I'd love to source them for you. We can negotiate a seperate fee for that.
We'll work together online and over Skype, so we can be anywhere in the world!
Every remarkable thing that has happened started with one first step. Get in touch today and we'll see what unfolds, maybe a whole new future? Maybe just a nice email exchange?
Either way, nothing to loose, everything to gain.