No one can believe where the time has gone since we launched the Locally web design brand last October. Before becoming Locally we were Roibot Ltd a two man internet marketing company, but we found there was a pressing need in Surrey for a web design company that catered for start up and small businesses. At first we thought the best way to provide affordable web design services to these companies in Surrey, around Woking & Guildford was to provide a set of tools so that they could build their own sites.
What we learnt very quickly was that small companies are too busy to allocate the time to learning skills that we (as experienced web professionals) take for granted. So we realigned ourselves so that we would build the sites using our own tools and frame work and create a form of website members club, where a monthly subscription gives them all the technical and website support they need.
It is difficult to compare us with a traditional Surrey web design company, there are a lot, and they all offer different variations on solutions for their clients. Over the last few months our reputation as a trust worthy web design company has passed by word of mouth and of course we are very happy about that, the best form of marketing is referrals.
Our process to develop websites is documented on our own website, and it is light weight and fast, a process designed to align with our customers. Larger companies will want a web design agency that goes through wire-frame mock ups, graphical mock-ups, then converting these into code, this process is great and necessary if you are commissioning a multi-thousand pound website, but our clients, local businesses in Surrey and indeed across the UK, need a process that delivers in hundreds not thousands of pounds.
So far we have met and produced websites for a great bunch of people & small businesses, and we very much looking forward to helping them and many more businesses with their on-line presence.