Ship Shape Web Design in a Nutshell

Web Design Bristol

Web Design and Hosting

I build websites tailored to you, whether you’re a one-man-band or a 50 piece orchestra.

From simple, single-page ‘business card’ sites to sprawling volumes of text, I can build something unique to your needs.

Search Engine Optimisation Bristol

SEO and Usability

Until you hit upon that viral cat video, it’s not enough merely to put a site online and walk away.

I can help get your site to the top of the search engine results pages, or just make your website friendlier to visitors! After all, an easy-to-use website is a well-used website.

Content Marketing Bristol

Content Creation

Content Marketing – it’s the newest buzzword.

In essence, you attract business by being helpful, with a site full of useful information. I can get that online for you by building a new site, or improving your existing one.

What a Ship Shape website does for you

There are 4 things a Ship Shape website does for you:

  • Communicates with your future customers
  • Gives the very best first impression
  • Is hassle-free
  • Helps you get more business

How much is a website?

No two websites are the same, so call me for an accurate quote, but here’s some guidelines:

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Of course, everything here’s negotiable, so if you want to mix and match, and get the website you want, then we should talk!

All this is included!

No matter which of the above you go for, or something of your own choosing, you get all this included!

  • Mobile compatibility (the design adjusts to take advantage of small screens)
  • Editable by you (if you need it)
  • Back-up and security
  • Service with a smile 🙂
  • Search Engine Optimised from the word go
  • The No Knowledge Guarantee – let me be the expert
  • Free Email address
  • Web stats – ever wondered how many visitors you’re getting?

Another thing (and another and another…)

There are countless services that I, as a web designer, can do for you. And remember: if you want any of these incorporated into your web design package, you just have to let me know!

Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation

Are you struggling to get seen in the search engine results for the phrases you need?

It can be hard work with so many competitors, and while nothing in this world is guaranteed, you’ll be better armed with a Search Engine Optimisation analysis from Ship Shape Web Design.

I can delve deep into your existing website, if you have one, to find out exactly where its weaknesses lie. I’ll look at language, links, design, subheadings, images and more, and let you know what needs to be done to maximise its potential.

I may not be able to get you high on Google results for ‘download Breaking Bad’, but we’ll see what we can do.

Price: Depends on your site’s size, but around £250.

Content Marketing

Web Content and blogging

As you can tell from this wonderful page, I’m a professional writer. Not everyone needs the light-hearted approach, though. You wouldn’t like a little sarcasm on your accountancy firm’s website, would you?

That’s why this another of my tailored services. I can write in whatever style is appropriate, in a clear, easy-to-read tone that will have customers beating down the door to your office. If you need reassuring words of wisdom, I can create them. If you need fun! and! exciting! headlines! for your youth club, I can do that too.

The add-on benefits are that well-written text can have a huge impact on your search engine performance, and new articles are perfect for keeping your social media followers up to date with your latest projects.

Price: £55 per page, though I can offer discounts if you want something short and regularly updated.

Social Media

Social Media

The best thing about social media is the ability to have ‘friends’ without leaving your house, the anonymity to troll whomever you please, and of course it’s another channel to try out some free advertising!

But seriously, it also looks a lot easier than it is. That’s why I don’t just offer to set up your Facebook page for a squillion pounds. Instead, I talk you through the uses you can get from it, how your particular business can benefit, and the advantages and disadvantages of getting into this arena.

If I’ve not managed to convince you to stay away from it, I can also manage your account for you, or give you a running start with some assistance early on.

Price: £35 for the assessment, then £5 a month for as long as you need me to manage things for you.

Searhc Advertising


If you’re simply in too competitive a market for traditional SEO, try online advertising. It’s so customisable that it’s both a blessing and a curse. Luckily, I’m here to guide you through the minefield.

I can look through your site, talk to you about what you need to get out of adverts, and build a campaign to suit you.

Price: Around £150 to build your campaign, plus whatever you want to budget to attract people to your site.


Usability / Readability Assessment

Usability and Readability are two often neglected aspects of web design. Big corporations often spend small fortunes (and occasionally large ones) on consultants who can tweak every last pixel to make it easy to use, easy to navigate, and easy to read.

The Web is a unique place, where people have little time to read everything you throw at them. I can assess and improve your website’s content so that it doesn’t get in the way of sales and leads.

Price: Depends on the size of your site, but £250 for a handful of pages.