A selection of recently completed customer sites. To see more about these and other projects check the Portfolio Gallery below.
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.
Yes, it is important for several reasons:-
We use and can recommend this handy tool Mobile Test.
You might be surprised at what a mobile viewer can / cannot see on your site.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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Thanks for your work on the site; it looks fantastic and the feedback from clients is amazing!
Website is awesome and the integration of the Wordpress blog is perfect. Great job.
Thanks for all your efforts with the site, I don't think I would have ever got it to this stage without your assistance.
QD Design - Web design in Stonehaven