Made to measure web design at a fraction of the cost
Are you stuck between choosing expensive, overspecified "studio" design or compromising for cheap, off-the-shelf website packages that don't offer all the features you want and make your site look exactly like everyone else's? Well, it doesn't have to be like this - there is another option!
Chris Flanagan Web Design offers bespoke web solutions at prices which won't break the bank. I take the time to listen to what my clients want and then build a website which gives them a presence that stands out from the crowd.
...Netball... and more...!
I have built up great expertise in designing websites for netball clubs and associations, often utilising the fantastic net:base™ app from 24/9 to enable full netball leagues management (including "on-the-fly" league table generation - no messy cutting and pasting or having to insert nasty, inaccessible jpeg images from Word).
It's not just about netball though - browse my portfolio and you will see other examples of my work.
Summary of services
Design & Build - complete management of the process from start to finish: from initial requirements gathering and creating prototype designs, right through to site build and final launch. All sites are web standards-compliant (to W3C 'Strict' in most cases) ensuring they work in all browsers and are accessible to every user.
Full Content Management - All sites are designed with the future management of content well catered for, either through fully bespoke integration with open source CMS systems such as Wordpress™ or Joomla™, or via the online CushyCMS™ option which provides easy-to-use web page editing.
Full Hosting Service - have your site hosted on my secure, fully managed virtual private server, to take away the hassle of finding a reliable host for your site. Includes daily site back-ups. Costs from just £50 per annum.
Additional features and possibilities:
- secure, spam-free, contact form integration
- search engine optimisation
- net:base system for complete netball leagues management*
- bookings/reservations systems & e-commerce cart integration
- image sliders and galleries (as per this site) or SlideshowPro ™ (Flash alternative)**
* net:base™ system provided by 24/9 at additional cost (£100 - March 2011).
** SlideShowPro Director™ is a (third-party) multimedia content management and publishing application that can be integrated into your site (SlideshowPro Director™ is $59 - March 2011). See Weston Park website for example of how this might work on your site.
Weston Park Blades NC
October 2009, Type: HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL/Flash
Fully-featured club website offering net:base integration for fixtures and results, plus the Slideshow Pro Director ™ package to manage image galleries. View client testimony
Hampshire Netball Association
June 2007, Type: HTML/CSS/RSS
County Association website featuring RSS Feeds and with content managed via the CushyCMS ™ website. View client testimony
March 2007, Type: HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL
Club website utilising net:base for fixtures and results management. View client testimony
Date: June 2009, Type: HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL
Complex but accessible website for the Netball South region, context-relevant sub-menus, fully-functional search engine and site maps, and use of net:base™ application for all NS Open and Junior leagues management. View client testimony
Non-netball sites - I do these too!
Date: October 2008, Type: HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL
Le Cabanial is a stunning holiday home, nestling in the foothills of the Black Mountains just north of Carcassonne. The website captures the beauty of its location via slideshows and intelligent captioning. The site also provides real-time availability information and complete administrative management interface using the Availability Bookings Calendar from PHPJabbers. View client testimony
Date: March 2011, Type: WordPress
Reading University & College Union is local branch of UCU, a trade union and professional association for postgraduate students, administrative, teaching and research staff based in universities in the UK. Committee members need to post regular updates so the site utilises Wordpress™ to provide full content and user management control.
Laura Keshav Translations
Date: October 2009, Type: HTML
Laura is a freelance translator based in London - she already had a Photoshop mock-up of her site which I converted to html. The site has Italian and French versions as well. View client testimony
Laura Keshav - Laura Keshav Translations:
"I had a clear vision of what I wanted my website to look like and Chris was able to realise that perfectly – and quickly. Indeed, speed seems to be a hallmark of his service. Any request I made was actioned promptly without any fuss."
Chris Hopkins - Netball South (Regional Association):
"Chris worked with us to design and construct a website that meets our needs and looks professional. The service we have received following on from the design and construction has been outstanding and he is always on hand to offer support when requested. He offers a friendly service and understands our needs; the simple yet effective way in which the website is updated makes the day to day task of updating the site very quick and easy."
Carol Alexander - Hampshire Netball Association:
"As a voluntary organisation Hampshire Netball knew nothing about web construction and design but had ideas of what we wanted. Chris patiently guided us through the process turning our ideas into reality. He was always prepared to listen and amend when necessary until what we required was achieved. Nothing was too much trouble and his professionalism is reflected in our very striking website."
Deborah Glen - Le Cabanial Holiday Home:
"I was full of ideas on the look and feel that I wanted... but didn't have a clue how to translate those thoughts into a website... fortunately Chris did! We only ever communicated over the phone or email but the end result far exceeded my expectations. Chris carefully listened to me rambling on at length, downloading all my ideas and what I was looking to achieve, added a few ideas of his own and in the process sought out additional and more cost effective ways of delivering the same result. The outcome a fantastic user friendly website that works really well as an internet marketing tool for my business."
Monica Vaughan - Rushmoor Netball Club:
"Rushmoor Netball Club wanted to develop a website and had no real idea how to go about this, Chris guided us through the process, providing a number of designs and templates for us to choose from, Chris was then very patient with us, built the website from scratch and introduced the diary system for logging matches so all information is readily available for team members. Following the initial development Chris then came up with ideas on how to improve the site and provides great on-going support."
Sarah Wakeman & Jan Crabtree
Weston Park Blades Netball Club:
"Chris built and developed our netball club's website over the last two seasons, and it has grown to be a highly valuable resource. As a club with many members from young junior players to senior players, all of whom train at different locations and times, the website is a way for us to communicate to our membership as a whole and it is vital for bringing together the player, parent and supporter community at Weston Park Blades Netball Club.
We choose to update our club website on a weekly basis with results, information and acknowledgements for outstanding play and volunteer efforts. The flexibility and ease of editing the website built by Chris is essential to maintaining member interest in our club's website.
Weston Park Blades are grateful for Chris Flanagan's rapid, expert and comprehensive support of our website and we look forward to future developments that reflect our netball club's evolution."
Sarah Wakeman and Jan Crabtree
Club Chair and Head Coach