Light-weight websites with speed, efficiency and budget in mind
It is expected that everyone has a web-presence. Social media offers little flexibility and limited options. We can create you a website and deliver your online-presence with streamline efficiency. SmallSite can take away the burden of creating your website so you can get on with the things that matter.
Many businesses and individuals only require a small website and often require nothing more than a point-of-contact online yet are unsure how or where to start. We specialise in light-weight web designs to cover these needs.
Ever tried accessing a website on a 3G mobile connection? Many users frequently suffer with limited internet connectivity and/or with poor speeds.
All those "whistles and bells" websites (that may appear
fancy) come at cost, performance-wise and financially and can deliver a less-than-satisfactory user experience when conditions are inadequate.
Whether you're a large organisation or a small group/individual, we can get you an online presence. Let us build and manage your website so you can tell the world what you have to offer and make you or your business easier to be found and contacted, all day and everyday!
We are based in the small town of Holbeach, South Lincolnshire, and have been providing web design and creation services since 2005.
Being a small business has its advantages for the customer as well as the supplier. With minimal overheads, we can deliver the personal service you deserve at a very attractive cost. You always get to speak directly with us so we can deal with you quickly with the personal touch you deserve. We understand the needs and benefits of getting online and will have you up and running in no time.
Our philosophy at SmallSite is that you do not need an abundance of "fancy" features or excessive eye-candy. All those "whistles & bells" will slow down website response and performance time besides costing financially more to implement. Don't stall your visitors getting to where YOU want them to be!
Our latest special-offer package is very attractive...
Price includes hours worth of updates during the year
Pages can be added at a later date at the rates applicable at that time.
*Additional pages = fixed text & images, ie, non variable content.
A few extras can improve your website such as;
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Stating the obvious, but people will want to know a bit about you or your business or what you have to offer. Tell them why they should choose you rather than another.
Definitely need this one. You want to make easy for people to get in touch! A page of contact details could include:
A nice email form can make it easy for customers to contact you. Click here for our example
You should have a logo or brand identity. If you are need of help with designing or creating please contact us.
What do you do/supply/make/etc. Describe you product or services
Decide whether you want to include prices or fees. Click here for our example
How about a case-study or review of one of your tasks you have done to give an insight of how you operate?
You can include images or audio/video content in any page but perhaps you would like a page dedicated to this?
Some sites may benefit from a "frequent asked questions" page, anything you can do to help those seeking you out
This could be a page or a separate document that we can link to. You may wish to update this from time-to-time. Click here for our example
Always good to let everyone know how you are rated!
Perhaps you have some info or documents to share as part of what you offer?
Ah yes!! The proverbial "crutch" of the modern-living that many of us lean on. Can't live with it (sometimes) but as a communication too you can't afford to be without it.
We can help you get set up and link to your social media sites. You could even embed some in to your website as a news-feed section.
Our philosophy at SmallSite is that you do not need all the flashy whistles & bells. It may look great but it often slows down your visitors getting to where YOU want them to be. Keeping your website light-weight will make pages and content load faster, which is something to consider as some users may be connecting with less than ideal network speeds. If you've ever tried surfing the internet on a 3G mobile connection you will know how annoying this can be. Unfortunately this is fact still to consider even in today's age of fibre broadband.
There are THREE main options to consider when using your domain name; Dedicated-hosting, domain-name-forwarding or domain-name-masking. These must be considered and are explained here.
With dedicated website hosting everything will appear as expected on your website. The layout will adapt to suit the size and type of screen that is viewing the device, from desktop through mobile, landscape or portrait orientation. This does require the addition of purchasing dedicated web-hosting option though this will include many other benefits and serve you well for a variety other needs. See our pricing.
With domain name forwarding you can expect your website to adapt to the size and type of screen that is viewing the device, from desktop through mobile, landscape or portrait orientation. The caveat here is that even though you access the website using YOUR website address the browser URL address will show as something longer than your actual domain name as your URL (website name) is
forwarded to the location where it resides. There is usually no cost for this option
With domain name masking you some devices may not all the website layout to adapt to the size and type of screen that is viewing the device, from desktop through mobile, landscape or portrait orientation. Another side-effect, good or bad depending how you look at it, is that YOUR website is permanently seen as the website using YOUR website address. This means YOUR website address will be the one and only address for all of your site. There is usually no cost for this option
Notice how the scaling and layout has adapted to suit the screen size of the (mobile) device it has been view on.
Note when using
forwarding that although the URL (your website address) will be entered as www.yourwebsite.co.uk the browser will be
forwardedquot; to www.smallsite.co.uk/yourwebsite, (where your site is hosted if you haven't got dedicated-hosting) which is what will then be seen in your browser's address bar.
maskedforwarding is the whole page is squeezed onto the available screen, however the user should be able to zoom to a level that suits them.
masked-forwarding can appear on some mobile devices.
Here are a few examples to check out. Any of these sites can be adapted and customised to suit your needs: