Our Approach Combines Efficiency, Creativity & Original Thinking to Bring Bespoke, Luxury Web Design to Businesses of All Shapes & Sizes

What We Can Do For You

One of a Kind Web Design
With Oodles of Flair

Our expertise in branding, marketing, sales and web technology allows us to deliver truly bespoke websites.

Build a Website, Brand or Money Making Machine

Whether you need a simple brochure website, e-commerce system or holistic business growth solutions, we can help.

Content That Informs, Entertains, Engages & Converts

Looking for branded content, website copy, blog posts or help refining your efforts? Not a problem, we're here for you.

A Marketing Platform Free From Limitations

Do away with no-code rubbishness. Whatever your website needs to do, however it needs to look, we'll make it happen.

Our 5 Star Reputation

Aimee Cox

Osteopath, Sussex
Five Star Rating

I love my new website from Square One! Sean and the team worked closely with me to understand what I wanted.

Michala Rutherford

Founder & Director, Rutherfords, Sussex
Five Star Rating

I'd been really let down by a previous company. Sean and his team were a breath of fresh air! THANK YOU GUYS!

Shirlie Roden

Singer, Songwriter & Author, Sussex
Five Star Rating

Square One were keen to spend time and effort understanding every aspect of my project. A delight to work with.

Josie Kelly

Director, Vivacious Events, Sussex
Five Star Rating

The work Sean and Square One produced looked great, was cost effective and really helped us look professional.

Martin Ellis

Head Organiser, Sussex Day, Sussex
Five Star Rating

They really understood the brief, working quickly and effectively to come up with unique and creative concepts.

Louise James

Proto Restaurant Group, Sussex
Five Star Rating

They're very helpful, reliable, and excellent in their knowledge about all things website and hosting related.

Gavin Sandells

CEO & Founder, Vanuse, Sussex
Five Star Rating

Their collaborative nature and experience really helped us deliver a strong MVP to market, on time and on budget.

Website Design & Development in Sussex: Client Case Studies

Consistency in Process Guarantees Consistency In Outcome

Our process and the extra steps we take to make sure every website we build is unique, beautiful and fully optimised

Discovery Workshop

Over two Zoom sessions we'll talk about the goals, features and styling for your website. We'll also share our screen and talk through some other website designs in your space to start generating ideas for your website.

The first session is free, the second is £150 +VAT and counts as credit towards your full web project if you go ahead with us.

Book a Free Inspiration Session

Initial Scoping

Working with you we'll start to define the basic requirements of your new website. This includes mapping out all the different primary and sub pages you want. We'll talk about any features you want and then give you estimates around timeframes and costs.

Project Agreement

Once the details of your projects have been shared, digested and discussed, we'll put everything that's been agreed into a Project Agreement document to clarify what we'll deliver and by when. It'll also outline any guarantees you require, the go-live date and your experience with us.

Inspiration Workshop

We want you to feel proud of your website and confident it'll impress the socks off anyone having a look. We'll create a board of inspiration, filled with high quality design work from your sector and together we'll document everything you love and hate to make it easy to understand your vision.

Content Planning

Before any design or development work begins we'll plan out what website content is needed and by when, so that you don't have to worry about being surprised part way through a project with time-consuming content requests that, if not dealt with urgently, will likely cause delays.

Wireframing

Once we have all the details we'll start wireframing your new website, like an architect creating a blueprint. It will confirm what's going on each web page, how it should look and, if it's ready, what type of content will need to be included.

Design

This is where the magic happens! We'll now take the wireframes and convert the key pages, starting with the home page, into beautiful and fully designed pieces of artwork. In about 80% of cases our clients sign-off on the first designs we produce.

Development

As soon as the first design is signed off our developers will get to work building out your new website. We'll give you access to our development environment straight away, so you can check in on progress whenever you like.

Device Optimisation

Now it's time to make sure that everyone visiting your website has a great experience whether they're looking at your site on a tiny mobile screen, a giant desktop monitor or anything in between.

Final Review

Once we've completed a final internal review to find and fix any bugs or issues, it's time for you to check out your new website and confirm any final tweaks you want us to make or that you're ready to go ahead with launch!

Launch!

As soon as everything's signed off and you give us the go ahead, we'll book in your site's go-live date and potentially a time for celebratory drinks too! Did someone say cocktails..?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be able to edit my content without needing to ask or pay you to do it for us?

    Absolutely.

    During the planning stage, we’ll work with you to map out which parts of the website you’re going to want to be able to change on a regular basis, so that you can manage those parts easily without needing to wait for (or pay us) to do it for you.

    Sometimes minor text updates are needed that weren’t considered before. If you host with us, we’ll do those tweaks for free and make them live within 72 hours.

  • How long does it take to build a new website?

    Between 1-5 months, it depends largely on the size and complexity of the website, as well as the readiness of content.

    If you need a website up ASAP, we can build out a simple version that gets you a professional presence live within 3-4 weeks. After launch, we can then start adding any bells, whistles or extra content you need. A well branded website with strong design and 8-15 pages will usually take 2-3 months.

  • Can you upgrade or refresh an existing website?

    In most cases, yes.

    If you have a WordPress or static website (without a CMS) the answer will always be yes. If it’s built with a no-code tool like Wix, SquareSpace or HubSpot (Content Hub) then we will likely be able to solve problems and improve styling/functionality but they will negatively impact SEO, brand and general marketing efforts. We offer a free consultation to find out what can and can’t be done.

    It’s worth noting that many business owners conclude that simple drag and drop website builders (including low cost WordPress themes) should be retired and replaced when a company wants to grow more aggressively through marketing and sales activities.

  • What’s the difference between bespoke websites and cheaper websites?

    Bespoke websites support unlimited freedom of brand, page styling, content types and website features, other – cheaper – solutions don’t.

    It all boils down to whether or not the “website company” has web development expertise or if they’re web designers reliant on pre-built plug-ins, low cost themes or drag and drop site builders which are great for micro and small businesses. For companies wanting to scale up, attract clients far larger than themselves or engage in modern marketing/sales, you’ll likely need to go the bespoke route to avoid constantly hitting limitations and restrictions you can’t overcome without a developer.

  • Are your websites secure?

    Yes, extremely.

    Almost half of a website’s security strength is determined by the server or web hosting responsible for making it visible to the public.The websites we build and host are second to very few when it comes to security. We align build processes and internal operations to the renowned OWASP Top 10 security framework – providing a level of security not available from many UK/US website companies. Our sites are almost entirely protected from DoS and DDoS attacks, malware infections and many other vulnerabilities.

Bespoke WordPress

We have an in-house team of talented web designers who go beyond the ordinary to create bespoke WordPress websites. Forget about the restrictive templates that limit your creativity and functionality. We give you the freedom to envision almost anything for your website, and we make it happen.

Our web design team doesn't just create websites; they develop digital experiences. They understand that your website is more than just a digital presence. It's a platform where your brand identity unfolds, where your customers interact with you, and where business transactions take place. That's why we focus on building websites with a broad range of functionalities that cater to your specific business needs.

But it doesn't stop there. We know that managing a website can sometimes feel like a daunting task. That's why we upgrade your admin experience to ensure it's as simple and efficient as possible. With our bespoke WordPress websites, you're not just getting a beautiful design, you're getting a tool that empowers you to manage and grow your online presence effectively.

So, are you ready to ditch the templates and embrace the power of bespoke designs? Are you prepared to unlock a range of functionalities that can propel your business to new heights? Let's create something unique together.

Bespoke Luxury Design

In the realm of digital marketing, a website is much more than just an online presence. It's your brand's canvas, where great ideas come to life and your business's essence is portrayed. We don't just design websites; we create digital masterpieces.

Every web project we undertake is a new opportunity to showcase our passion and dedication. We work hard to understand your brand, your vision, and your target audiences. This understanding forms the foundation of our designing process, ensuring that every element on your website resonates with your brand personality and speaks directly to your audience.

Our clients aren't just customers; they're partners in this creative journey. We believe in collaborative efforts, where your great ideas meet our expertise in website design. The result? A bespoke luxury website that not only looks modern and aesthetically pleasing but also delivers a user experience like no other.

Branding is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that a well-designed website can elevate your brand image, establish credibility, and drive business growth. That's why we strive to infuse your brand's unique identity into every aspect of your website, from colour schemes and typography to content and imagery.

But we don't stop at designing a fantastic website. We continuously monitor, tweak, and improve your site to ensure it remains relevant, engaging, and effective in achieving your business goals. After all, isn't your brand worth the effort?

Custom Built Websites

Ever wondered why so many businesses in the UK are turning to custom-built websites? The answer is simple: they want a site that's built to their specifications, one that can adapt and grow with their business. And that's precisely what we offer.

Developing websites is not just about coding; it's about understanding your business needs and translating them into a digital platform. Our clients come to us with unique visions for their sites, and we work tirelessly to bring those visions to life. Whether you're a start-up looking for a fresh online presence or an established business aiming for a digital revamp, we've got you covered.

Now, you might be wondering, "Why should I choose a custom-built Wordpress website over a DIY drag and drop site?" Well, let's break it down. While DIY builder sites are low cost, a custom-built site is coded from scratch, meaning it's tailored to your specific needs and doesn't require any unnecessary extras. Plus, with our expertise in PHP, we can ensure your site is fast, reliable, and secure.

But our support doesn't end once your site is live. We understand that managing a website can be a daunting task, especially if you're new to the digital world. That's why we offer ongoing support to help you manage your site effectively. From updating content and adding new features to monitoring site performance and implementing SEO strategies, we're here to help every step of the way.

So, are you ready to take the leap and invest in a custom-built website? Remember, it's not just about having an online presence; it's about having a site that truly represents your brand and can adapt to your evolving business needs. Let's embark on this exciting journey together!

Animation & Interactivity

Ever wondered why some websites just seem to 'pop' while others fade into the background? The secret lies in animation and interactivity.

Building a website is like constructing a house. But it's not just about laying the bricks and painting the walls; it's about planning and designing an experience that your visitors will remember.

We believe that each of our clients has a unique story to tell. And what better way to narrate this story than through captivating animations and interactive features? Whether it's a subtle hover effect, a dynamic slider, or an immersive virtual tour, these elements can add value to your website and set you apart from your competitors.

But it's not just about aesthetics. Google loves websites that offer a great user experience. By incorporating interactive features, you're not only enhancing your site's visual appeal but also improving its SEO performance.

Launching a website with animation and interactivity isn't just about making a splash today; it's about future-proofing your online presence. It's about anticipating the needs of your future visitors and delivering an experience that exceeds their expectations. After all, isn't your website's primary purpose to serve your customers?

Are you ready to transform your website from a static page into a dynamic platform that tells your brand's story in the most engaging way possible? Contact us today and let's have a chat.

Safe & Sturdy Hosting

In the world of digital business, success isn't just about having a great product or service. It's about planning for every possible scenario and ensuring that your online platform is always up and running. And that's where our safe and secure website hosting service comes in.

For many years, we've provided businesses with lightning-fast managed servers, complete with Fort Knox level security. But our services don't stop at just hosting. We understand that every business has unique requirements, which is why we offer a comprehensive site care plan to ensure your website stays in top shape.

But what about security, you ask? Well, let's put it this way: if your website was a fortress, our hosting service would be its impenetrable walls. With our advanced security measures in place, you can rest assured that your site is safe from hackers and malware. And in the unlikely event that your site does get hacked, our team will be on hand to repair it.

We also understand the importance of accessibility. That's why our hosting service ensures that your site is live and ready to greet visitors, regardless of the device they're using. After all, in the digital age, user experience is king.

With our vast experience across different industries, we've seen firsthand how a reliable hosting service can propel a business towards success. So, are you ready to give your website the home it deserves?

Easy Content Management

Ever felt overwhelmed by the complexity of managing your website's content? You're not alone. Many businesses struggle with this, often spending more time wrestling with their content management system (CMS) than actually creating content. But what if we told you there's an easier way?

We believe that managing your website's content shouldn't be a chore. It should be a seamless process that enables you to update your site with ease and keep your audience engaged.

Our goal is to provide an easy to use website that makes your life easier. A system that allows you to focus on what you do best and saves you time and effort.

So, are you ready to take the stress out of your website content management? Let's start this journey together!

Search Engine Optimisation

Ever wondered why some businesses always seem to appear at the top of search engine results? It's not magic, it's a carefully developed strategy designed to make their websites more appealing to both search engines and customers.

Now, you might be thinking, "Why should I invest in SEO?" Well, consider this: every time someone conducts a search related to your business, it's an opportunity for you to attract a potential customer. And the higher your site ranks, the more likely they are to click on your link.

Our approach to SEO is data-driven. We map out your SEO journey based on careful analysis of your website's performance, industry trends, and competitor activities. This allows us to craft an SEO strategy that targets your unique goals and maximises your online visibility.

But SEO isn't just about attracting traffic; it's about converting that traffic into sales or enquiries. That's why our SEO services also include professional copywriting. We create engaging, keyword-rich content that not only draws in visitors but also encourages them to explore your site and take action.

In essence, our SEO services are about helping you navigate the complex world of search engine optimisation. So, are you ready to boost your website's performance and unlock its full potential? Let's have a chat.