that speaks

Design that speaks


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Websites that engage

 Design that speaks and websites that engage

At Karris Media, we believe in the power of design  and websites that engage. As a family-run agency dedicated to serving small to medium businesses, we specialize in delivering exceptional online experiences that captivate your target audience and drive meaningful results.

With a meticulous focus on detail and a deep understanding of your unique brand, we craft visually stunning and user-friendly websites that not only showcase your products and services but also create a lasting connection with your visitors.

Our 1-to-1 service ensures that we truly listen to your goals, collaborate closely with you throughout the design process, and tailor our solutions to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to establish an impactful online presence, enhance user experience, or revamp your existing website, we’re here to turn your vision into a reality.

Web design for small & medium business

We built our first website 14 years ago and since then we have been building sites using the most up to date practices, based for the last 10 years here on the Isle of Thanet. We have helped many small & medium businesses turn website visitors into customers. Learn more about each step involved in our development process. This will help you understand the process we take from the start to the finish of your site development and launch. We are also experts when it comes to our wider support services, which helps us stand out versus the competition.


Here we look at what you want from your website, who your target audience is and what you want them to do.


Here we look at what the structure will be, rough out a sitemap and look at what technology is needed


Here we create a wireframe model, develop the visual style of the site and plan the whole user experience.


Here we start develop the copy, the images and photos and look at content search engine optimisation


Here we look to set up the databases and use HTML and CSS to turn everything into a fully responsive website


Here we perform browser compatibility, complete any technical testing and ensure the site meets the goals.


As we launch the site we monitor its performance, correct any snags and then maintain and update the site.

Work with a family team of experts

When you work with Karris Media, you have a first class team at your disposal. Your own project manager, graphic designer, web developer and SEO expert will ensure that you have the resources needed to build the website you’ve always dreamed of. 

Once our Thanet web design studio completes your project, the look and feel of your site will be the envy of the competition! If you are looking for a proactive team of experts that obsess about your site being best of industry, look no further than Karris Media to help you achieve your goals.

Website hosting services

Your website is the virtual shopfront for your business.  It is imperative that your website is fully operational and functioning properly 24/7/365.  Our expert development team use the most up to date technologies to oversee your website hosting to ensure all aspects of your site are sound.  If an emergency arises or if you gave a simple question, we’ll be ready for the task at hand.

Daily Backups

We take daily backups of your website, in case anything were to ever happen to your site, we’d be able to revert to prior days versions.


Plugin Updates

For WordPress clients, we update plugins on a monthly basis to ensure your plugins aren’t out of date. Outdated plugins can cause issues with your site, which we don’t want.

Page Speed

We ensure your site is running at optimal speed levels at all times. A fast site provides the best user experience and helps with Search Engine Optimization.


Theme Updates

WordPress sites run based on themes. It’s important to keep the theme up-to-date, which we do as part of our hosting services.


Staging & Production

We have a staging and production environment. This allows us to implement changes in staging  to make sure everything works well prior to rolling out the changes to production

Available & On-Call

Our developers are on call and ready to assist with your website in case any issues arise.


The platform that we use


Here at Karris Media we use WordPress for website development because it provides a flexible and user-friendly platform. It offers a wide range of customization options, extensive plugin support, and a robust content management system. This enables us to create dynamic, feature-rich websites that are easy to manage and scale according to our clients’ needs




WooCommerce is a popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress, offering a simple and powerful way to create online stores. With WooCommerce, you can easily manage products, payments, shipping, and inventory. It provides a range of customization options, integrates with various payment gateways, and offers extensions for additional features like subscriptions and bookings

Web design FAQs

Below are some of the most asked questions relating to web development.

How long will it take to design my website?

In most cases we are able to finish a site within 8 weeks. This is dependent on the size and scope of the project as well as our development queue. We will agree with you a realistic deadline and come up with pricing based on your scope of work.
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Will my website be suitable for mobiles and tablets?
Yes! More than 50% of website traffic takes place via mobile technology so because of this each site that we develop is fully responsive for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Mobile development is a key factor in our development process.
When can I see my website?

After you approve the wireframe model in the design phase, you will have viewing access to our development site. You will be able to view the progress of the build throughout the content and development stages.  We will have regular meetings with you to answer questions and showcase progress while making sure all parties are aligned.

Do I have to pay for my website upfront?

We do not expect full payment up-front. Depending on the project size and scope we we would normally require a 35% down-payment with the balance paid in full on completion or via a monthly service agreement. All of these options will be presented to you in our proposal document.

Will I have full control of my website and domain?
Yes! Your website is a prominet asset to your company and we would never hold this hostage. Within our agreements it clearly states that you own all development and design files associated with your site.
Can you host my website?

Yes! The majority of our clients take advantage of our great website hosting packages. We take daily backups of your site and have an emergency backup in place if there were ever an issue with the original backup. We also have a staging environment. If you are not familiar, staging is a test environment where we can implement updates and changes to ensure everything works smoothly before rolling out to the live website.

Can I make ongoing changes to my site?
If you would like to. The sites that we build use the WordPress platform and have a content management system (CMS). You can easily login into the CMS and make changes yourself. We can include a basic training course in using WordPress so that you can confidently manage making changes.
Can you make ongoing changes for me?

Many of our clients use us to manage the ongoing content for their sites. After the deployment of your website, if you have chosen one of our hosting packages we will be able to make any ongoing updates and content edits on your behalf. Many of our packages have this option built in. We can agree the level of ongoing service that you require, and this will be written in to our proposal.

What about SEO? I hear that is important

SEO is very important. We make sure that your basics are intact with the right URL structure. We also optimise title tags and descriptions throughout the site. We conduct any necessary redirects and every site is run through our SEO checklist prior to launch.

How do we get started?

The first step is to set-up an initial consultation with our agency. You can explain your ideas which will allow us to visualise the full scope of the project and we will be able to properly quote the website project for you. Should you decide to move forward, we will send you a full proposal.

Once an agreement is executed, we will assign the staff and time to your account. We typically need 3 business days to make these arrangments and to get prepared on our end. We will then have a project launch meeting and progress the build according to our process and procedures, which will be set out in the proposal.

Web design statistics


WordPress accounts for 65% of all content management websites.

Mobile First

55% of website traffic now comes from mobile. 61% of internet users have a higher opinion of companies with mobile-friendly website design


There are 5.6 billion Google searches per day. SEO is vital to your website.

Page Load

Most mobile users expect a website to load in 3 seconds or less. Increasing your website loading speed can prevent users surfing away.


62% of all businesses use their website to help with their sales process

First Impressions

94% of first impressions are related to the design of a website and it takes users 0.05 seconds to create an opinion of your website

Additional services

Karris Media takes pride in being a comprehensive full-service agency. We recognize that a website is just one component of a company’s marketing efforts. That’s why we offer a complete range of traditional print services, empowering businesses to develop a well-rounded marketing strategy. From digital platforms to tangible print materials, we provide holistic solutions to effectively promote your brand and reach your target audience.
  • Website Hosting
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Email Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Printing
  • Door Drop Marketing