Ballynet Bespoke Website Design

Website Design & Build

When it comes to the design of your website, you can have as much or as little input as you wish. If you have some idea of what you would like, then we are happy to work with that, or you can leave it to us to come up with some designs for you to consider and then work with your selection.

If you would like a logo designed, then we can help with that too.

Website Hosting

Once your website is built, to put it online you will need a domain name and a hosting account. We can check what suitable domain names are available and give you a selection to choose from, then register the one you want. We can then set up the hosting, any email addresses you require and an SSL certificate to secure your website – all at a competitive price.

If you already have a domain name registered, then we can use this.

If you have any questions about the process, then please feel free to ask.


Click on questions below to show/hide answers:

Do I really need a website?

That's a question that perhaps only you can answer. However, your competitors are probably asking the same question, and if they decide they do need a website, it may mean that your potential customers will find them before finding you.

We believe a website is a critical part of any advertising and marketing strategy. When you meet a potential customer, you may tell them all about your business, but will they remember what you've said the next day? If you have given them your business card with your website address, it doesn't matter – they can go online anytime and from anywhere and instantly see what you have to offer.

What's more, a business card with a website address on it is far more credible than one without. Even if they misplace the business card, they can find your website via a search engine, day or night. Your website is like a salesman that doesn't sleep (and it doesn't need an expense account).

Nowadays people tend to use the internet to search for something they want or a service they require, and a business listed with a current website is far more likely to catch a potential customer's eye than one without.

...but I already use Facebook, Twitter, etc to promote my business.

Even if your business has a presence on social media, you are probably missing out on a large number of potential customers – there are many people who do not use Facebook, Twitter or other social media. There are many more who would feel that a business with its own website is likely to be more established than one that has just set up a free page on a social media site.

We can set up links from your social media pages to your website and vice versa, to increase the visibility of your business.

Isn't it expensive to have a website built?

Not necessarily.

Obviously the larger and more complex your website, the more expensive it is likely to be, although we believe you will find our prices to be very competitive.

However, at Ballynet, we always think it is worth considering starting off with a straightforward small website to give you an online presence, and allowing the site to grow with your business, adding content along the way. This allows you to spread the cost of your website over a period of time, rather than having a large initial outlay. Sometimes simple really is best.

I don't understand about domain names, hosting, search engines etc., can you help me?

Of course we can.

We can help you with all aspects of getting your website on line, from design, to build, to search engine optimisation (SEO) and hosting, as well as helping you to choose and register a domain name. We'll also sort out things like an SSL certificate and email forwarding if required. What's more, we'll explain the options in plain English and not techno-speak or jargon.

How quickly can my website be ready?

That can depend on a number of factors. For instance, whether you already know how you want your site to look, and whether you have the necessary text and pictures available. Obviously, the more complex the site, the longer the build time. However, if you are looking for a simple site and have the content to hand, we can usually turn something around in a few days.

We'd be happy to start you off with a simple one page website to give you an online presence (think of it as an "online business card"), and then add pages as and when you have the content to warrant it. This approach has a number of benefits – it means you can get a site online immediately rather than waiting until you have collected enough content, it also enables you to spread the cost, and what organisation wouldn't appreciate that?

Of course every business is different and has unique needs, so if you have your content in place and want us to create a more comprehensive website straight off, we are more than happy to do so. After all, it's your website, we're just here to bring it to life for you.

Will you update my site for me in future if I want any changes?

Of course.

Just get in touch with us and we'll work with you to make any changes you require. If you think you may need to regularly update or add content to your site, we could discuss an annual maintenance contract, or else we can just make updates as and when needed. However you choose to proceed, we believe you'll find our prices competitive.

I don't really know what I want – where do I start?

Why not take a look at some of the previous projects we've completed to see if that gives you some inspiration. If you are still uncertain, just get in touch with us and we'll try and give you some ideas. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase anything.

How much choice do I have over how my website looks?

Your website will be produced to your requirements (with as much help as you need from us). We do not limit you to a range of themes as some package solutions do. Why not get in touch and see what we can do for you?

Can you update my existing website?

It may be possible to refresh your existing website, but as technology is always moving on, sometimes websites begin to look dated. If this is the case, you may get more benefit from a new site. If you get in touch with us we'd certainly be happy to discuss the options with you.

Why should I choose Ballynet?

We offer a quality product, reasonably priced and with no nonsense, just all the help you need. But don't just take our word for it – see what our clients have to say about us on our Testimonials page.

Can I get stationery printed to match my website?

We work closely with a company who can handle all your printing requirements and will ensure that all your stationery is produced to tie-in with your website design. They can also design a logo for you which can then be used on the website, all your stationery and even on uniforms or clothing. Please ask us for details if you require this.


There are probably many other questions you have, especially if you are contemplating your first website, but don't worry, we are happy to discuss things with you and answer those questions for you. Please feel free to get in touch with us using the contact details below.
Tel:07503 875236