I am motivated by my passion for finding solutions to your business obstacles using my computer, electronics, design and photography skills.About Me
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Before becoming a web developer, I was a qualified electrical and electronics engineer, solving problems and providing solutions in industrial applications.
During my career as an engineer, I discovered that I had a natural ability to write code. A few years later, I established Chill Web Designs in my hometown of Great Yarmouth.
I’m a self-taught developer with over 13 years of experience in developing websites using WordPress.
My objective is to provide affordable website development and graphic design services to help local businesses in the virtual and real worlds.
I aim to achieve this by bringing ideas and visions to life, through eye-catching website design and digital and printed marketing materials.
I am also a commercial photographer who can provide striking images to enhance your website even further.
I pride myself on providing a professional, personal, and friendly service that is flexible to clients’ needs and budgets.
That can be anything from office stationery such as business cards and corporate brochures to websites with e-commerce facilities.
I like to be fully responsive – just like the websites I create.
Please get in touch today to discuss how we can work together.
These are the six simple steps I follow to design and develop your website and get you online.
I take the time to understand your business needs, target audience and aspirations for your website. I will be open and honest from the outset and explain what can be achieved with your resources and budget. I will use the opportunity to discuss web hosting and domain options for your new website or review any existing hosting to ensure it is fit for purpose.
The first step in developing a successful website is careful research and planning. As is said, the devil is in the detail. I will carefully go through all aspects of your site and start by creating wireframes and reviewing the information architecture (IA).
The design phase is where the visual look of the website starts to take shape. I use wireframes to build your website with the content organised to maximise user engagement with a clear call to action. I can ensure that visitors enjoy an informative, user-friendly, and engaging experience while browsing your website.
After I have received the content for your site, the web development process starts. Development is the process of combining the visuals and materials into code that web browsers understand. The websites I develop use the latest standards and coding practices, with emphasis on search engine optimisation, accessibility, and user experience (UX).
The last phase is where finishing touches are made to your website before it is launched. Your website will undergo extensive testing on different mobile, tablet devices, and modern web browsers. You will have an opportunity to view your site before it is launched.
Each support package I offer is bespoke to the needs of the project and client. As each website is unique, and individuals' technical knowledge and experience vary, some may opt to leave it to the experts to maintain and support your site. My support packages can include updating WordPress, server maintenance, applying security patches, updating PHP versions, and providing off-site backups for your website.
I contacted Chris to host and redesign my country cottage and caravan websites. With his added photography skills, it was the perfect solution for me. To have all our needs fulfilled by Chill Web Designs was such a time saver. Chris was always responsive to calls and emails and was able to turn around both websites in a short space of time. Professional in all aspects, I would not hesitate to recommend Chris and Chill Web Designs Services.
Lower Wood Farm
We would like to highly commend your work in rejuvenating Softstart UK’s website, we asked you to bring a new innovative and fresh look to the site, we are delighted with the work you did in what was a complex redesign working with our new company logo and colour schemes.
Softstart UK Limited
We have been using Chris as our web designer for a number of years and have found his professional knowledge to be second to none. He has provided us with an outstanding facility and I could not recommend his services more highly.
Accounting Equations Limited
Chris was charged with the task of redesigning our site and designing a facility where the site can be updated through our existing software. This was carried out in a very professional manner and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anybody who requires a web design service.
Simply 2 Let Limited
Chris was tasked to redesign our website for us as it had become outdated. He listened to all of our ideas and comments and created our website just how we intended. Chris was patient and helpful throughout the process and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking website design.
Elliot Electrical Ltd
Chris is a very approachable and competent person who understands the needs of the customer. We find him helpful and accommodating with little “tweaks” and updates moving forward and we would be happy to recommend him to businesses with website requirements.
North Denes Garage
I contacted Chris after trying to create my website myself. With his experience, knowledge and creative flair he was able to create me a brand spanking new website that looked far better than I could ever have imagined. Fantastic service, a definite 5 stars from me all the way.
Magnolia Virtual Assistant Services
Christopher was to hand when my own web-designer let me down, and stepped in quickly with what was to become our new website. A fresh approach and modern look was needed. Chris was patient with me, offered plenty of advice, and delivered our great new website. I would recommend Chris without hesitation.
Time 4 Cakes
I would happily recommend Christopher to anyone wishing to have a Website created. He responded quickly and was able to explain everything to me. I soon realised I really didn't know anything about building a Website and needed a professional. Chritopher has created a Website for my holiday let far exceeding my expectations.
The Old Warehouse