Web designer – Sunshine Coast
Web design is a broad term, so let me be specific. At Advert Ideas, we concentrate on designing and maintaining WordPress sites. WordPress sites are ideal for blogs, portfolio and showcase sites, which covers most of your small business needs. My preferred theme is DIVI by Elegant themes but if you have a theme you have seen that you prefer to use that’s also ok. I believe web design should be eye-catching, elegant, easy to navigate, and easily found by potential customers. For a basic one-page design to get you started, simple home pages range from $640 plus hosting. Average pricing for full sites including on-page SEO optimisation and social sharing range from $1,500 – $3,000 depending on the scale (4-15 pages). Please contact me for a detailed estimate and inclusions based on your website requirements.
AURA design and drafting is a start-up company. The owner is transitioning from being a builder to a draftsman. The business had no folio of work to show on the site, so the direction of the brand and website creative was all about potential and possibilities. Full site here.
Sunshine Design uses the best quality themes from Elegant Themes. This is one of the many free layout packs from Divi. The Divi theme and builder are my primary tools for building WordPress websites. This website preview is one of the free templates available to download with my lifetime subscription. I generally start my sites with a clean slate, but this is a good example of the Divi theme. If you love this template it could be the starting point of your next site. Every element, colour, font and arrangement is completely editable. The unique thing about Divi is that you can edit from the back end and the front end. Each way of working has its benefits.
Funky brand design and website for music producer – Stufly. This music collaborator is in his late 40s so is not overly keen to promote his own image. He wants to market his music to a younger audience, so I’ve used clever imagery to achieve this and keep his face off the marketing. It keeps the brand looking young and current. His music is modern electronic, chill and pop.
A new startup investment advisor – Armchair Property Investments. This guy is experienced but new to the Sunshine Coast. He advises people how to get started investing. The target audience is 30 something with some disposable income. People interested in securing their future financial freedom. His payment is through affiliated builders in the major cities. This job involved logo design, advertising advise and web design. It was a fast turnaround and cost the client just over $1200.
I love WordPress. I get to combine a lot of different web design and Adobe software skills. While you’re here check out the rest of the folio to get a feel for some of the endless possibilities we can achieve with your website design.
Website before and after
“Stuart did a great upgrade of my website for my Physiotherapy business. His experience as a graphic artist I believe makes him really stand out from the pack of website designers. He modified my logo in an innovative and creative way that really helped with my branding. I had a particular goal in mind to promote two businesses with different markets with one website. Namely my regular private practice Physiotherapy business, “Resilience Physiotherapy”, and my therapeutic exercise classes, “Resilient Health Body Technologies”. This had always been a challenge when I had designed my own websites and logos before. Stuart made himself available for a great deal of communication on this issue and this made for a great website, just how I wanted it. I also found his knowledge of SEO invaluable. I would most certainly recommend Stuart for anyone wanting a website built from scratch or upgraded or even anyone who wants help designing a great logo or improving their existing website SEO”
Owner, Resilience Physiotherapy