Design that speaks
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
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.
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 UpdatesFor 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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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
WordPressWordPress accounts for 65% of all content management websites.
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.
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 Impressions94% 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
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