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Making sites that are a pleasure to visit & a breeze to update
I’m an award-winning web designer (that’s my Gold Lovie ↑↑↑ and I’ve also been nominated for a Webby), and I take care to make sites that are thoughtfully designed with their audience in mind.
There are lots of DIY website builders out there – some better than others – but you shouldn’t have to fit into a template. I like making websites from scratch, then I make sure the back-end is just as custom as the front, with a Content Management System that’s adapted for the site and is easy and intuitive to use.
I don’t make websites that harvest users’ data. That means only analytics that respect people’s privacy and no unnecessary cookies (so no unnecessary pop-ups either).
I like working with people in the arts and small organisations.
What does a website cost anyway?
Website prices can vary wildly, and it can be hard to say how much a website ‘should’ cost. But to give you an idea, I can design and build a small, relatively uncomplicated web site for £1,000–£2,000, with prices going up from there. Ongoing hosting costs for smaller sites are typically £15 a month.
Want to get specific? Drop me an email.
Who did you say you were?
I’m Alan Nevens. I live in Edinburgh with my partner and our dog, Sylvie (that’s her up there ↑↑↑. She’s not always quite that shaggy.). As well as building websites (which I started doing more than twenty years ago), I’ve been a copywriter at Penguin Books, I’ve got a PhD, I’ve written a novel, I take photographs and half the week I’m Head of Brand at Canongate Books.