• Web Design

    We’re a web design agency helping SMEs both B2B and B2C deliver their message online.

  • We Make You Look Great!

    Preface Studios was born out of a desire to offer first rate web design focused on great user experience and excellent content.

    As a web design agency first and foremost, creating awesome website experiences remains at our very core. Whilst design trends and digital technologies change our passion for delivering highly innovative websites that keep visitors engaged has never wavered and we truly love our craft.

    Our web design team keep abreast of all the latest design innovations, tools and technologies, honing our skills on the job and attending future tech seminars, workshops and conferences. This ensures the work we produce for our clients is always at the cutting edge and completed to the very highest design and functionality standards.

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  • User Experience and
    Content Focused Web Design

    Understanding modern website framework coding languages is not enough by itself to be considered a true web design artisan.

    At Preface Studios our design expertise starts with researching and conceptualising a project based on initial briefs. From here we can begin the work to understand a typical user journey and how best to keep target visitors engaged. By focusing holistically on each individual web design project we embark upon, each stage of the process can be uniquely focused towards the originally agreed goals. This means that from the first impression of the homepage through to the navigation menu design and layout, every element of the web design process is considered and measured. If something doesn’t directly satisfy the concept brief and end goals it won’t make it into the final design.

    User experience (UX) is more than just a website’s look and feel; it’s how your business’ customers are going to interact with your brand and that’s why it forms the cornerstone of our approach to web design. You can visit our blog to learn more about why UX is so important and we believe this helps stand Preface Studios apart from other, less specialised web design agencies.

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  • The Preface Studios Difference

    When you choose to work with us on your web design project, whether for a brand new site, a visual refresh or a migration to a new content management system (CMS) you can be assured of specialist care and attention at every step.

    We build out bespoke website development projects with a whole end-to-end strategy in mind and all our websites feature the following:

    Responsive design

    Because your website needs to be as flexible as those who are using it we’ll always ensure it functions effectively across devices from the latest iPhones to aging desktop browsers.

    Wireframe and UX design

    A solid foundation is key to a successful web design project and that’s why we always place UX design at the forefront, building out continually evolving wireframes as the build progresses.

    WordPress development

    There’s a reason WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS and its flexibility coupled with its ease of use for site owners makes it the ideal platform to deliver 90% of the websites we design and build.

    UI design and prototypes

    By building user interface focused design prototypes we can effectively test your site’s functionality long before the final design is signed off for launch.

    Superfast hosting

    We provide London-based, carbon-neutral dedicated hosting to ensure your site remains online and responsive no matter how busy it may get.

    Content & SEO support

    Our own digital marketing experts will provide knowledge and expertise to help meet the latest best practice guidelines from Google and other search engines, helping your business gain visibility locally and nationally.

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  • Web Design FAQ

    You've got questions and we've got answers!

    • How long will it take to design my new site? icon

      How long will it take to design my new site?

      Sorry but there’s no hard and fast rule and every project is different. However you can get things off to the speediest possible start by following our guidelines on briefing a web design agency.

      As a guideline, simple one page sites and small lead-generation projects take anywhere between 2-4 weeks from concept to launch whereas more complex ecommerce websites and specialist web apps would need a minimum of 12 weeks to produce.

    • Can you redesign my existing site? icon

      Can you redesign my existing site?

      We certainly can. Many of our clients already have a site they’re partially happy with and engage us to give it a visual overhaul. It can be as simple as touching up colours, images and fonts all the way through to migrating existing text content into a whole new completely refreshed art style.

    • How much does a new website cost? icon

      How much does a new website cost?

      See our how much does a new website cost in 2022 post for guideline costs for different types of site.

    • What platform(s) do you use for web design projects? icon

      What platform(s) do you use for web design projects?

      We primarily work in WordPress, with the Elementor visual page builder extension, as we find this combination offers the greatest design flexibility whilst still allowing clients to make updates and add new posts to their finished sites after final delivery. What’s so great about WordPress? See our 21 reasons to use WordPress post.

      For more specialist bespoke web design projects we can also use Laravel and for progressive web apps (PWAs) we’d utilise modern JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS

    • Do you build ecommerce websites? icon

      Do you build ecommerce websites?

      Yes! In fact we have some excellent experience here, using the popular Woocommerce extension within WordPress. This simplifies ongoing inventory management for your online store.

    • Can you help with branding? icon

      Can you help with branding?

      Definitely. We’ve got a great deal of experience in coming up with fresh new brand concepts which can then influence an entire web design and build project.

    • Will you help after the site is launched? icon

      Will you help after the site is launched?

      Absolutely. Our aim is to get you completely comfortable with your new website so we’ll provide training and ongoing support to ensure you can make day to day changes and updates. We can also offer a full ongoing maintenance contract so that any future technical issues can be resolved as soon as they’re encountered.

    • Can you help me reach more customers? icon

      Can you help me reach more customers?

      All of our sites will be set up with effective digital marketing basics in mind, including core search engine optimisation (SEO) considerations. However we are also able to offer ongoing marketing support to help you increase visitors to your new site through channels including inbound marketing, pay per click (PPC) advertising, social media management and email marketing.

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  • Ready to Start Your
    New Web Design Project?

    Whether you’re looking for a new online shop window for your local business or a more complex ecommerce store for a growing international brand the first step is to contact us.

    We’ll guide you through the process of how we work and what you can expect along the way. We have numerous very happy clients who’ve provided testimonials about their positive experiences working with us, many of which you’ll find below.

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  • “Working with Preface Studios has been an absolute joy. They delivered on their web design promises and exceeded our expectations. Our enquiries increased 400% and PDF downloads are up 40%. I would 100% recommend them – a fantastic team with an extremely high skill-set.”

    Jamie

    Oktra

  • “From initial emails, to design consultation, to discussions to take our growing brand forward, we have received first class service and excellent support from Preface Studios and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a website design. Thank you for our beautiful website, we look forward to working together in the future.”

    Jamie Butterworth

    Butterworth Horticulture

  • “Great service. Their engaged and creative team helped to develop a powerful mental health campaign. Their sensitive, emotionally intelligent and inclusive engagement of those with who have experienced psychosis was much appreciated. Thank you.”

    Matt

    Epic Minds - for the NHS

  • “I’m really pleased with what Preface Studio has achieved with our new website. The site is so much easier to work with now. Key to our business is customer interactivity and Preface Studios has really pulled out the stops to make sure customers get a user-friendly, positive experience that works on all devices.”

    Vice President, Group Sales & Marketing, ACS

    Allport Cargo Services

  • “Our new website looks fresh and approachable, while also providing customers with a seamless experience; from choosing a storage unit size to reserving online. We found the Preface Studios team excellent to work with and their expertise in website design, development and content on this large project was invaluable. We’ve already seen significant improvements in website visitor numbers, page views and enquiries.”

    Simon – Marketing Manager

    Citystore

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