Web Design in Stonehaven - QD Design

Our Services

Web design, web site support, web hosting and optimsation of web sites for search engines. Website audits and digital marketing support. Based in Stonehaven we cover Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and the North East.

Mobile Ready

You can not afford to ignore mobile devices; all our websites are mobile ready so work flawlessly regardless of the device being used.

Web Design

From a simple page or two through to a complete site including discussion forums, blogs, shopping carts, photo galleries; we create beautiful, functional and secure sites.

Web Site Hosting

For sites that we create we also offer UK based web site hosting on the same platform that houses the QD Design site. Great value hosting for simple and complex sites.

Search Engine Optimisation

Building a site is just the start. To be successful in the search results takes expertise and knowledge. No unnecessary code, everything is devised with SEO in mind. Content is KING!

Customer Website Portfolio

A selection of recently completed customer sites. To see more about these and other projects check the Portfolio Gallery below.

Mobile Ready 

Mobile devices are used more frequently to access the web than ever before. Estimates show that in 2015 for the first time, mobile use overtook that of laptop / desktop computers. The trends continues, with ever more mobile searches made each year.
Is your site mobile ready?
Do you know how your site looks on a mobile screen?

All of our websites are created with both computers and mobile devices in mind. There is no point having a website that looks great on a laptop screen but cannot be read on a phone or tablet. Our sites will now display perfectly on all devices regardless of browser used, device type or operating system.

Is it really that important?

Yes, it is important for several reasons:-

  • If users cannot readily see your site they will quickly go elsewhere (known as a bounce).
  • Bounces are incredibly bad for your web site's rating in the search engines
    It says, 'users don't like or value your site'.
  • If you want to connect with your users you have to do it on the device they are using, not the one you prefer.
  • Google has a far higher preference for mobile friendly sites in searches, penalising sites that are not mobile ready.
  • If your site is mobile ready and your competitors are not, then you stand to do very well compared to them.
  • Even if you believe that most of your visitors use a larger screen (computer) rather than smaller screen (mobile or tablet), the search engines are oblivious to this. See our Blog post on Is your site mobile ready?

Get your site mobile compliant today
Call us now!

Responsive Web Design in Stonehaven

Web Design Promote YOUR business 

The web is the first place most people go to check out a firm or organisation. Don't under-sell your business or group by presenting anything less than your very best on the web.

Whether this is the first web site your business has considered, or you have had a website for a while but it needs a refresh, we can help. We can coordinate your web site to fit with your existing marketing strategy or help you define what that strategy might be.

We are passionate about providing web designs that meet your every need and allow you to liaise with your customers, clients and colleagues as professionally as you can.

We specialise in Web Site Tune Up. Your existing web site has been around for a few years, it is in need of a refresh or simply the adoption of responsive design to cater for mobile visitors. We can bring it up to date for you.

Why not get in touch or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to see what we can do for you.

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Search Engine Optimisation  

Make your website fully searchable and well represented in search engine results.

Stand out from the competition.

"Build it and they will come" may work when it comes to baseball stadiums. It certainly does not when it comes to websites.
Sadly, many great websites miss out on traffic because they do not appear with sufficient prominence in the search engine results. In the past, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) acquired a tarnished reputation due to some unscrupulous proponents using tactics that ran close to what the search engines regarded as spam.
We only use methods advised by and approved of by the search engines themselves to promote your website. A combination of on screen text, behind the screen coding and a link strategy designed to raise the profile of your site to get it the traffic it deserves.
If you are frustrated by a lack of traffic to your site, get in touch; we can reconnect you with your audience and potential customers.

Search Engine Optimisation - SEO in Stonehaven

Web Site Hosting a safe, secure home for your website 

UK based servers running the latest Linux server software for peace of mind.

For QD Design web design customers, we are delighted to be able to offer low cost hosting on the same platform as that of our own website.

This is a special offer only for QD Design web design customers and not available to others. Fast reliable servers that ensure that your website is there when you need it.

The hosting package is feature rich and includes many options such MySQL databases, PHP scripting, Wordpress integration, discussion forums, image / photo galleries. You want it, we can deliver it!

Web Site Hosting Price - per year
Basic html website £20
Large html website (greater than 20 pages) £40
Advanced website - shopping carts, discussion forums, Wordpress integration etc £60
QD Design web site hosting Stonehaven

Some of our work

Below is a selection of web design projects we have worked upon recently. Use the buttons to open a larger view of the image or to go to the site itself.

Blackburn Garage Aberdeen site image

Blackburn Garage Aberdeen

Site for an Aberdeen based garage offering MOTs, servicing and repairs. Incorporating a FAQ 'accordian' feature and a series of 'roll over' reveals on the Services page.

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Stonehaven Art Club

Developed in WordPress, QD Design completely redesigned the site including making it responsive and added a Exhibition and Sale function allowing on-line sales of members art works.

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WordPress based site for a rotating equipment consultancy. Using a large amount of custom imagery and user editable content, this site allows the owner to main it themselves.

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IT Deliveries web site designed by QD Design

TX Parcels

Site for the new business venture from Inverness Taxis. Fully responsive,first class page loading speed, custom contact form, Google Maps integrated and HTTPS.

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Emmett Equine Scotland

WordPress based site for a Perthshire based therapist. Using a large amount of custom imagery and user editable content, this site allows the owner to maintain it themselves.

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Carron to Mumbai Indian Restaurant

Carron to Mumbai Restaurant

HTML & CSS Bootstrap 4 based website for award winning restaurant. Large scale imagery, contact form, location map and fully responsive across all screen sizes.

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360 Video Pro web site designed by QD Design

360 Video Pro

360 degree video production company in Aberdeen, Scotland. This site shows off their latest work and demonstrates the effectiveness of 360 video.

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Your Bookkeeping

Your Bookkeeping

A site for a firm of accountants providing bookkeeping services to small businesses. A responsive, clean site with bold graphics and extensive use of icons for illustration.

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1 Virtual World website

1 Virtual World

A site for a new business start up with global ambitions. Custom designed layout that was later incorporated seamlessly into a Wordpress blog page.

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GM Flow Measurement web site designed by QD Design

GM Flow Measurement Services

WordPress site for a small innovative engineering firm who have created a unique way to safely and accurately measure gas flow rates. Custom images, news section and more.

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Stonehaven Mens Shed website design

Men's Shed

Site for the newly formed Stonehaven Men's Shed group. Working to bring a Men's Shed to the area. Delighted to have been able to assist this worthwhile cause.

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Vanity Fur Aberdeen website designed by QD Design

Vanity Fur Aberdeen

Recently created site for an Aberdeen based Dog Groomer. Image rich site with a photo gallery & an image slider; plus a contact form and location map.

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About QD Design

More about QD Design.

QD Design

QD Design is based in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and provide professional web design in Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Angus / Tayside. We specialise in working with small to medium sized businesses and start up ventures looking to take their business or organisation on line. We have assisted countless businesses establish their presence on the web. We know exactly what it is like to be a small(er) organisation and can help you every step of the way; from initial scope, through design, development and deployment of your ideal website. We can even host it too!

Nick Hyatt - web designer at QD Design

Nick Hyatt


Nick Hyatt

Nick designed his first web page 2 hours after getting onto the web. He has experience spanning two centuries (well that first page was in 1998)! As well as a web designer he has spent time as a management consultant and business coach and brings these skills to help customers excel in their field. Outside of work he is at home in the mountains be it skiing, climbing or just taking photos of the awe inspiring scenery.

Our Blog

Read our blog for tips on great website design, staying safe on line, marketing your web site and much, much more!

10 Ways to stay safe when shopping online

10 Ways to Shop Safely On Line

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Shopping on line is convenient. Scammers know this and continue to aggressively target on line shoppers. Here are ten simple tips to staying safe when shopping on line.

New website post go live checklist

Website Post Launch Checklist

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Launching a new website is only the beginning. Our 5 step post "go live" checklist will ensure your website really achieves the purpose you have in mind.

14 ways to get more traffic

14 ways to get more site traffic

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We all want more website traffic. Here are 14 simple to do things that will increase the traffic your website gets.

Why diy web designs do not work

Why DIY websites fail to deliver

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As a small business or start-up, DIY website template services seem very attractive. There are a number of significant drawbacks with these templates.

Customers Feedback

Don't take our word for it, see what a few of our recent customers have had to say about the sites we have helped create for them....

Keep In touch

We would be delighted to hear from you. Questions, queries, requests for advice... do please ask, we can help.

QD Design - Web design in Stonehaven