Website Design

As a business owner, you will want to grow your brand, showcase your services and attract customers. The most cost effective way to do this is by having a professional website – a site that you own, can easily administrate and grow with your business. Your customers expect you to have a well designed & easy to use site, and we can help you achieve that. We have been designing & building websites since 2010.  We know what it takes to create a great website. Let us take care of the technical stuff, so you can focus on your business.

  Custom website design $2750

Do you need people to call you, complete a form or showcase your services online? If the answer is yes you need a custom designed website – a site that has been designed with a specific purpose in mind. We work with you to determine what your website’s focus should be and then design and build that site for you. Our sites are designed to convert visitors into customers. Click to view our website design examples.

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Website inclusions?

Our professional websites are great value for money and include the following:

  • 12 months FREE website hosting with free SSL.
  • Responsive web design – your website layout adapts to work on iPhone, iPad & Desktop Computers.
  • Built using WordPress.
  • Up to 20 web pages.
  • Copywriting for 10 information pages.
  • Full training & access to website administrator tutorials.
  • Ability to easily edit text, insert images and galleries, add video, file downloads, links etc.
  • Update, manage and administrate your own website when you want to.
  • Detailed enquiry form & location map.
  • Set up email accounts using GSuite.
  • Social media ‘share this page’ buttons.
  • Links to your social media pages.
  • Localised on-page SEO to help your site be found in a search.
  • Google Analytics setup and integration.
  • Your website submitted to Google search engine.
  • Automated daily backups of your website.
  • Monthly website security check-ups & updates to plugins.
  • Cross browser compatibility.
  • 3GB web hosting disc space.
  • No hidden costs. The price quoted is the price you pay.

Extend your website

SEO Optimised Web Page Copywriting $90 per page
News / Blog Category $455
MailChimp Newsletter Form Integration & Template Design $455
Website Administration $320 4hr block
Logo Design - 3 Options $500
1000 Business Card Printed & Delivered $450

Managed Website Hosting
Website Hosting Standard - 3GB $480 per year ($1.31 per day)
Website Hosting Extra - Increase Disc Space To 6GB $580 per year ($1.59 per day)
Website Hosting Large - Increase Disc Space To 10GB $680 per year ($1.86 per day)
Website Hosting Premium - Increase Disc Space To 20GB $880 per year ($2.41 per day)

Managed website hosting packages include the following to keep your site secure:
  • Enough disc space to account for your website files, folders and operating system.
  • Free SSL certificate that enables https and encryption for your site. (Greenbar SSL Certificates are recommended for ecommerce webites).
  • Automated daily backups of your website.
  • 10 most recent automated backup files are saved off the server to DropBox.
  • Monthly extension updates applied to your site.
  • Monthly operating system updates applied to your site.
  • Monthly security checks.
  • Monthly manual backups created and saved locally.
  • Website restoration to a working backup should your site be hacked or compromised.

Ecommerce options
Greenbar Enabled SSL Certificate $420 per year
Spam-Prevention - Stop spammers completing forms & creating accounts $100 per year
Advanced Shipping Options $100 per year
Store Locator $100 per year

WEBSITE DESIGN PROCESS

How long does it take to build a website? In most cases we can have your site ready within four weeks. The points below illustrate the 6 stages of a typical website design process.

Web Design Process - Plan your website

PLAN

What is the purpose of your site, what is the key message and who is your target audience? The website plan must address these points.

Web Design Process - Design your website

DESIGN

Web design. Decide where to position important key messages, calls to actions, logo, services etc.

Web Design Process - Optimise your website SEO

SEO

Optimise your website. Research & implement keyword phrases people use to find your services.

Web Design Process - Develop your website functionality

DEVELOPMENT

Develop the website design into a working mobile friendly site using WordPress.

Web Design Process - Test your website

TESTING

We check your website links, functionality, forms & email accounts to ensure they all working correctly.

Web Design Process - Launch your website and submit to Google

LAUNCH

We make your website live! We also submit your web page URL’s to the Google search engine to help you be found.

Web Hosting. We only design & develop websites on our own, Melbourne based servers. New customers receive the first 12 months website hosting free on our Website Hosting Standard 3GB plan valued at $480+GST per year. All websites include SSL Certificate installation. Website hosting fees are non-refundable.

Security - To deter most hacker attacks we use the WordFence security plugin and alter the default website login URL. Although we do everything in our power to protect your site we cannot guarantee that your website will never be hacked. As a precaution against hacker attacks we have automated daily website backups. Website owners also have the ability to create backups at any time which can be downloaded to your computer. Website restoration to a previous backup is charged at $240+GST. Server uptime guaranteed 99.9%. Server maintenance does not count as downtime. No compensation is paid for server downtime of any kind.

Cross Browser Compatibility. Our websites are designed to work on modern up to date browsers. We do not guarantee website design for out of date browsers.

Turn Around Time. Most websites are live within 4-8 weeks depending on the complexity of the site required. You will be advised if your site may take longer. Scheduled time frames are an approximation only. Should we take longer to build your website, it is because we need to do so and no compensation will be given.

Terms & Conditions. For detailed T&C's please click here. We reserve the right to change, alter, replace or otherwise modify our Terms & Conditions or any of the content on our web pages at any time without written warning. It is your responsibility to check our site for updates to our policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to build a website?

Depending on the complexity of the type of site you require and timely supply of requested information, a typical website can take 2-4 weeks to complete. Ecommerce websites or sites that require custom development take 4-8 weeks.

Will I own my website?

Yes - Once you have completed payments for your website, you will own your site 100%. You will be supplied a document listing all account details, website admin login, CPANEL access and FTP access. Should you ever wish to move your website to another hosting company this document provides all the information you will need to do that.

We will continue to ‘share’ all rights to the design work so we can use your website design in the promotion of the Pixelfire business. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.

When my site is finished will it be on page one of Google?

The short answer is no. To see your website in the organic listings on page one of Google, for a keyword phrase you would like to be found for takes time - especially if you have high competition in your industry. We provide SEO services that address the tasks required to get your site onto page one of Google. Typically, those tasks include Blogging, Facebook Posting, On-Page SEO Corrections and building Backlinks from various sources. See out SEO & Digital Marketing Services page for more details.

Do you provide domain name registration?

No we don’t. We advise you register your domain name yourself so that you own it completely. To register a .com.au domain you will need an ABN. We recommend Cheap Domains. The price is typically $38 every two years.

Do you provide website hosting?

Yes - Our websites are built on our Melbourne based Litespeed Servers. Our website hosting is secure and comes with unlimited bandwidth.

Please note: We do not build websites on other web hosting platforms because we cannot guarantee your site will work on those platforms correctly. Many web hosting companies enforce unwarranted restrictions, additional costs, PHP version limitations, convoluted setups etc - all of which takes extra time when communicating with them. Therefore, it is not efficient for us to work in this manner.

Does my website come with email accounts?

Yes - We set our customers up with Gsuite - Google’s professional email service. Each account comes with 25GB space, costs $5 per month per account and includes telephone support. Should you ever wish to move your site away from us, there will be no disruption to your email service.