Web Design Ireland

Leading Website Design Company in Dublin that catapults your site to the top of the Google search results

Web design agency in Dublin focused on generating leads, sales and profits for you (NOT WINNING AWARDS)

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What sets us apart from other Irish web design firms?

2,000+ completed web design projects.
Experience working worldwide.
And more...

Web design projects not only in Dublin, Cork, Galway… but also Lisbon, Riga, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong – we’ve got experience developing websites worldwide.

From landing pages and small business website design to e-commerce websites, learning management systems, membership sites, large corporate sites and all sorts of challenging projects

We have worked with all types of businesses from startups to multinational companies and we’ve got battle scars and a portfolio to prove it.

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Affordable web design Dublin services

to improve your digital presence and attract potential customers
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We believe in delivering great service at a reasonable cost. And while we may not win any awards for being the cheapest, we certainly aren’t the most expensive.

We offer transparent prices with a focus on positive ROI. Meaning? You get more value for your money than you would if you were using larger agencies – their prices have to include their fancy offices and their orgies or whatever these fancy lads do with all that money.

With that being said, while we charge fair fees, we don’t compete with 3rd world freelancers so if you’re looking for a cheap web design in Ireland or close to a free one, maybe better contact Starvin Marvin.

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Experienced digital marketing and web design team

to improve your online presence and grow your bank account

Our design team is made up of experienced web designers and developers who work together as one cohesive unit to ensure you receive high-quality results within budget constraints.

In simple terms – if you’re looking for growth solutions for business online and offline, a coherent marketing strategy that brings wonderful clients to your doorstep begging to give you money, we’re the real deal!

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We're not an award-winning agency

but we've got
more than just a great web design
to offer you

A few reasons why our clients choose to stick with us

SEO services at the core of our design projects

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of our obsessions and we've won tons of battles for Google rankings (ask for proof and we'll gladly show) in the world's most competitive markets. In fact, you are most probably reading this because of one of two reasons: either you've been referred by someone who's been impressed by working with us or you found us on Google (our SEO strategy paid off. Pop the champagne!)

Focus on winning clients for you not collecting meaningless trophies and vanity metrics

Look, if the fact that an agency was able to impress an independent jury of design-obsessed know-it-alls is more important to you than sound digital strategies that make your phone ring and your cash register sing, then you'll probably be better served by Kooba or Each & Other. Not judging - for each its own.

Experience in graphic design and web design since the early days of the Internet

While we may not yet be a web design household name in Ireland, our core team (with the founder Uldis Zalcmanis at its forefront) has been doing this stuff under different brand names since 1998 when the internet first started taking off. That gives us some serious street cred. Drop the mic!

Dublin website design company with multiple locations in Ireland and overseas

If you need help with your project anywhere in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia or North America, we typically arrange a web call and get it done. If it makes sense financially, we might even fly over to see you!

Professionalism, transparency and clear communication.

Clarity is the key to successfully launching and maintaining your web design project. Our work speaks for itself. We don't try to hide behind fancy words and buzzwords. Instead, we use plain English so you can understand exactly what we mean.

Quality and attention to detail in all our web design projects

You can trust us to deliver quality designs and development solutions. After all, we've built more than 2,000 successful websites for thousands of satisfied clients around the globe and many of our clients stick with us for years (ask for proof, don't be shy).

Reliable and trustworthy web design company with integrity. Our handshake matters. Our word matters.

We pride ourselves on providing reliable support after delivery. You never hear about us going AWOL or disappearing without warning. Ever. Also - we take care of our customers. Your business is our business. We always put our client’s best interests ahead of ours. This includes keeping promises, meeting deadlines and making sure everything goes according to plan. Anything we advise is from the bottom of the heart and with sincere intentions. No exceptions.

Passion for web design, SEO and changing the lives of those businesses we work with

Passion drives success. When we get excited about working with you, we become unstoppable. Nothing else matters. Not money, not time constraints, nothing. All that exists is the task at hand. Sounds like one of these overhyped things? Well, try talking to the founder of Best Ireland Web Design, Uldis Zalcmanis, and you'll see. He may seem crazy at times, but this crazy comes from the passion... even obsession with the client results.

Creativity and innovation to help you outsmart and outcompete your competitors and impress your target market

Creative ideas are just as valuable as practical ones. Sometimes, creativity needs to be tempered with common sense. But sometimes, too many rules stifle innovation. Look, the future belongs to those who innovate. Our job isn't done until we find ways to make things better than before. The only way to stay relevant is to keep pushing boundaries forward. And pushing we do!

Responsive web design and content management system

It seems kind of obvious that in this day and age, websites have to have a decent content management system in place (we're 100% WordPress fans) and be tablet & mobile friendly (work smooth on mobile devices), right? Responsive website design is not optional - it's mandatory. So, not much of a brag, more like a necessity, what do you say?

Flexibility and reliability in providing our web design and digital marketing solutions

Reliable businesses deliver on their commitments. We promise to complete any project on schedule and under budget even if it means we're losing money or investing more manhours than we initially assigned. Flexibility lets us respond quickly to changing circumstances. That's why we offer 24/7 support via email and live chat.

Loyalty and a long-term mindset - you'll enjoy working with us

Loyalty creates lasting bonds. It takes years to build strong friendships but moments to destroy them. We don't take shortcuts or cut corners. Instead, we work hard so that you never regret doing business with us. And, so it doesn't sound like we're some digital marketing philanthropists - increasing customer lifetime value is just a sound business decision.

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The process

Website design that generates you leads

SEO Audit

SEO research to identify keywords and assess competition

Content Marketing

Content that impresses your leads, attracts backlinks, and helps your rankings

Web Development

Building your website so that it serves you as the lead generation machine

Ongoing SEO

We've got tons of tools and tactics to beat your competition over time

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Faq

Frequently Asked Questions

We specialize in creating advanced website design and development for all sorts of sites: e-commerce sites, corporate websites, blogs, landing pages, etc. Typically, we have two types of customers. First, those who have a clear idea of what they need, and just need us to execute (they lead the process). The second type relies on us to develop their digital marketing strategy (we lead the process) and execute all the pieces of the plan.

Typically, we try to avoid hourly rates and provide “per project” rates instead.

This way we don’t get punished for optimized processes and faster delivery (and, yes, speed of delivery is one of our trademarks), and you don’t get that uncool feeling in your gut that the team you hired are just dragging the process to charge you more.

However, when hourly rates come into play they vary depending on the complexity of the task at hand. To give you a ballpark figure, we typically charge EUR50-150 per hour.

If you are currently thinking of ranking your website on Google, it is strongly suggested to discuss your SEO plans in advance.

The site that’s built merely as a brochure and the site that’s built to rank on Google are two different beasts. While it is possible to work on your rankings later, it may take significantly more time and money. In some cases, we have to rework significant parts of the website in order to give it a fighting chance.

It is estimated that about 25-35% of the success depends on your on-page factors (your website structure and content) and if a site is built without taking them into account, you will have wasted some resources.

But, if you currently have a website that’s not ranking – feel free to contact us so that we can estimate the work required to rank it. 

Sure! You can have a look here, or simply drop us a note and we’ll send you a list.

The tricky part with websites that are built on Content Management Systems is that once they’re gone live, they live their own lives.

Multiple people like administrators often change and adjust things to their liking, so the “design” is never static. Sometimes our pixel-perfect designs are messed up by someone without the necessary skills, you know… 

PayPal has been around since 2002 and is considered a secure payment method. We accept Paypal payments because it allows us to offer fast service and also gives us access to many other online payment methods.

Also, many of our clients pay us monthly fees, where PayPal provides a hands-off experience and saves time.

With that being said, we’re working with different payment methods. If PayPal is not exactly your cup of tea – just get in touch. We’ll figure it out.

We’re working with WordPress exclusively. Our developers are very experienced in building complex layouts and adding features to sites built on WordPress.

They’ve worked on everything from small personal websites to large enterprise applications.

However, we avoid developing custom CMS.

No, sorry. It’s not possible to work directly with these platforms as they lack proper support for SEO optimization.

In addition, most of them require additional fees if you wish to add any functionality beyond basic templates.

We’ve been working with WordPress since the early days of the CMS, and we stick it as our platform of choice.

Yes, we always strive to keep current with new technologies.

Whatever makes the page load faster, Google rankings sooner, your visitors more impressed – we implement it all.

Glad you asked. With more than 2,000 sites built and years of experience, one thing we focus on is optimizing systems and processes. This allows us to transfer the savings to our clients as we don’t need to account for unnecessary manhours.

Most typical “corporate websites”, “brochure sites” go live in 4 weeks or less from the moment all the requirements are confirmed.

With that being said, not all projects go live fast.
For example, some of our clients choose to work with 3rd party designers and assign the development of the website to us. In these cases, we’re dependant on the 3rd party and timelines aren’t under our direct control.

Projects where we’re engaged to deliver complex functionality or work on the website SEO also are more time-consuming.

Great question. We all like a good deal, don’t we? Hard to answer, though…

We’ve had sites done in the range from EUR600+VAT to EUR25,000+VAT.

Very wide range, right? Well, because it really depends. We’ve tried to package offers in the past, however, it didn’t work well. Every customer is different.

From the experience, it is always better to have a chat (no hardball sales tactics, pinky promise) to see what your needs are.

Here are the following things that affect the price:

– what scripts/plugins do we need to use on your site. We prefer to use well-supported premium scripts but they come at a cost. You may not realize it but things like backup, security, page-speed optimization are important so we’d advise against neglecting them.

– how much help with ‘non-essential’ web design stuff do you need? For instance, if you can prepare a simple MS Word document or Google Doc with confirmed content and design guidelines (“let’s emulate this look from this website but with these colours and these fonts”) it will save your costs on project management significantly. On the other hand, if you need a dedicated project manager who will have to go through multiple stages of approvals and adjustments, get wireframes done, prepare mockups, approve every tiny detail etc., it’s a totally different price range. To summarize: if we can focus only on developing the site and not bother with tons of discussions and change requests, we’ll fit in a tiny, super-friendly budget.

– do you need our help with your Google rankings (SEO work) or it’s just a simple brochure site? Alternatively, you may have your own in-house or 3rd party vendor who does SEO for you.

Then we just follow their guidelines and implement THEIR strategies. We accept the role of “executioners” in this process and just execute blindly following your guidance. You are saving on our consulting but we do not carry responsibility for your outcome in terms of rankings and increase in traffic and inquiries. Then our job is to just build and maintain a stable and professional website.

To summarize, as much as we’d like to give you a very concrete answer, a friendly low-pressure, no-strings-attached call will quickly get you the answer you seek. Shall we talk?

While technically there is no need for your site to go down, we usually account for about 24 hours of “turbulence” when some of the users may still see the old site but others will be accessing the new site. It is not something under our control, just a normal domain propagation process.

1. We need to arrange a call and discuss your requirements. This will allow us to understand your goals and what’s important to you. We’ll list down all the tasks/features that need to be done to go live and consider the project complete. At this stage, it is important to draw a clear line of what is included and what is not, so clarity is the key.

This also allows us to get to know each other better and get a feel to see if we’re a good fit.

2. Discuss the proposal, agree on content, colour gamma and other branding-related stuff. Once the requirements are clear we can provide you with a quote and a timeline. Once you’re happy with the proposal, we’re expecting an advance payment after which we can proceed with the process.

3. There are two types of approaches depending on your budget – “quick, cheap and dirty” or “involved, time-consuming and expensive”.

Shall we agree on the first one (shorter time to live + significantly cheaper) we skip things like wireframing, mockups and other time consuming back and forth processes.

We build our first version directly in WordPress and present it on our test server for your review. After received feedback, we continue working until all agreed content/features are implemented.

The second option (significantly more time-consuming, involved and more expensive) is for you if you are very particular about every single thing and don’t mind paying more.

While the outcome quality is not really different, the process is very different. We split the process into more segments, discuss mockups etc before actually starting to build.

With this approach, it can take a few months until we start actual development.

4. Once everything is approved by you on our test server and we have received an outstanding balance, we deploy and go live within 24 hours. If there are any issues on the live site, we immediately work on fixing them.

Hosting is absolutely mandatory for any website or web application. Think about it as a computer that you rent. This computer stores all your files and databases, which are then displayed to your web visitors. No hosting, no website.

No. We have a strict policy of not registering your domain and your hosting account on your behalf. We can provide you with all the guidance you need in the process.

Here’s why. While at first, you may find it more convenient if your IT vendor is providing an “all-inclusive web design and hosting” package, we’ve seen too many times dishonest web development companies holding their clients’ hostage. How is that possible?

Look, if it is your web design company, not you that holds the keys to the domain name and to the hosting account, they control everything!
It’s very unpleasant but we’ve seen companies that had to register a new domain name, lose their SEO efforts simply because web developers who registered their domain and hosting refused to comply with their request to change vendors.

Look, while we’d really love to have you as a client for years to come, should you wish to move to another vendor, it is always very easy, since you are the one “holding the keys”.

Really cheap shared hosting will cause you more trouble than you initially think. Been there, seen it too many times. 

The hosting that we recommend and use ourselves start from a modest EUR10/month and is fine for most low to medium traffic sites. Since it’s Cloud-based hosting, it is also very easy to upgrade once your site starts generating more traffic.

Cheap hosting is usually shared among hundreds of users, some of which may have malicious intentions and do shady stuff. If your domain is sitting in “a bad neighbourhood” it will be affected even if you have done nothing wrong.

The sites that we maintain are all being scanned for malicious files, broken links and backed up at least daily, which is often impossible on shared hosting due to server limitations. 

If you need more explanations, please don’t hesitate to ask.

You’ll need to register the domain and obtain a hosting account. If you currently have a website and it is live, it means you’ve already got both of these covered.

If not, the domain name will cost you EUR5-15/year and our recommended hosting will be EUR10+/month (depending on the complexity of your site and expected traffic).

It is also recommended to have a WordPress Care Plan (WP Maintenance) which typically start at EUR50/month. With some website owners, we can come up with a mutually beneficial agreement. This allows a waiver of the WordPress Care Plan fees and provides free WordPress Care. Please get in touch to discuss possible options.

No. Quite the opposite.

We’re building corporate websites, e-commerce sites and many other types of web projects worldwide.

Well, the first thing that set us apart is enormous experience.

It is hard to imagine the web design company Ireland or web design company Dublin that’s got more projects done than us since our team is located in multiple places and caters to different markets worldwide.

We’ve done more than 2,000 web projects of different complexity over the years in different countries while leading web development agency in Ireland strives to release around 40 or fewer projects a year.

Second, is our obsession with actually helping our clients grow their business. We’re not just a web design agency with a significant design experience. We focus on strategies that attract potential clients to your business, like SEO (search engine optimisation).

We’ll answer these questions as well as any others you might have during this call. We also recommend reading through our FAQs section first. It contains answers to frequently asked questions such as how does the pricing system work etc.

Please note that we cannot give personal recommendations without knowing each other better.

Time to chat, what do you say?

Yes, we can build an online store for you.

Our eCommerce experts work closely together with our graphic designers so they know exactly what needs to go into every project. This way, we make sure that everything looks great but still functions perfectly.

Our eCommerce solutions include:
1. Building custom shopping carts
2. Integrating payment gateways
3. Creating beautiful product pages
4. Setting up shipping options
5. Optimising products for search engines
6. Adding social media buttons
7. Updating stock levels
8. Making sure that customers get notified about new arrivals
9. Sending out newsletters
10. Providing customer support via email
11. And much more!

When it comes to human interaction, we typically strive to leave a good first impression, right?

It is pretty much the same when it comes to your website.

Whether you like it or not the visitors of your site will judge you, your business, your reliability based on their first impression. After all, your website is the representation of your brand online.

If your site looks like it was built in 2009, is hard to navigate and doesn’t adapt to mobile devices – it sends a signal to your visitors that you are sloppy and unprofessional.

With that being said, there’s another tendency we’ve seen in the marketplace that cripples businesses. Some people tend to overthink the website and spend (waste?) way too much time picking colours, fonts and adjusting tiny details.

Modern websites should be very flexible and so should modern entrepreneurs. Version 1 of the website that you initially launched may not be what it will look like in a month or so. Content may change, new items can be added – it is always a work in progress. Trying to get it 100% right before you go out and face the marketplace is often just an excuse for not pulling a trigger.

Our advice? Strive for a professional look and feel that’s aligned with your brand but don’t get stuck in “paralysis by analysis”.

It’s a pity but we’ve seen so many projects never come to fruition due to the indecisiveness of the brand owners. Heck, some people think about their site content for a year when they could’ve been live, ranking on Google and making money already with 70% ready content.

There are a few different ways to go about it.

Option 1: you or someone on your team writes the copy for your website. After all, you should know your business the best. Also, you probably have an idea of what you’d like to have on the website, right? This is the most common approach for those who want affordable web design services.

Option 2: you communicate with a content writer or copywriter of your choice. Once it’s done, you provide us with the final confirmed version and we take it from there.

Option 3: for an additional fee, we can write the copy for your website. This approach is recommended if you’d rather spend money than time on it.

Also, it is almost mandatory in cases where we not only design and develop a website for you but we do the SEO work. If you’re chasing Google rankings, you need a writer that’s experienced in SEO copywriting.

A long time ago sites were static and didn’t require much in terms of maintenance. Nowadays, these are not just beautiful websites – they are complex and highly dynamic systems where multiple scripts and server settings have work in unison.

This creates an ongoing challenge.

WordPress sites by default are very safe but since it is the most popular CMS by far used for all sorts of online services and its different parts (plugins, themes) are developed by independent parties, hackers are looking for vulnerabilities in your sites every day.

No matter how the site is built, it is recommended to have a WordPress care plan in place. You can do it in-house or assign it to us.

Our WordPress care plans range in EUR50-250/month and we’re looking after the websites of hundreds of businesses every month.

However, if you are an open-minded business owner, we may have an opportunity to provide the regular WordPress Care plan completely free of charge.

Let’s have a chat.

If you engage us to provide you with SEO services, within a reasonable time frame we’ll start generating leads for you

However, that’s where we draw the line. Closing sales and getting paid is your responsibility.

Please understand, there are a lot of variables that come into the play that are outside of our scope of work.

For example, how fast can you answer the inquiry? Leads nowadays are shopping around, and often go for the provider that responds fast. There are no signs of humanity becoming more patient – we all expect a response almost immediately, aren’t we?

Or, what’s your experience in the marketplace and your salesmanship skills? Some people can sell ice to Eskimos, others can’t close the deal even if the buyer is chasing them with a credit card in hand.

To summarize: we can get you leads, but closing deals is your responsibility.

Yes. Responsive website design with the mobile-first approach is at the core of all our web design projects.

Since 2012 every single site we’ve launched has been designed responsive and mobile-device friendly.