Websites by Dave Parker

Building Better Websites

Helping you to succeed in an online world with a bespoke designed website.

I am a web designer based in Redhill, Surrey

Hello! My name is Dave Parker, and I am a web designer based in Redhill, Surrey. I design websites for sole traders and small businesses that are primarily based in Redhill, Reigate, Horley, Crawley, Dorking, Guildford and surrounding areas.

Beautiful, functional websites at affordable prices

Running your business can be challenging at times… having a website that works for your business shouldn’t be!

Whether you’re just starting out as a sole trader or small business, or you feel it’s time to give your existing website a refresh, I’d love to help you. I understand the importance of having a website that not only makes you stand out from the crowd but is affordable too. The process of designing your website is simple and straightforward.

That’s why every website I design is tailored to your business needs. I have a keen eye for detail which ensures your website looks perfect.

Every website I design works flawlessly on all devices, whether it is viewed on a desktop, tablet, or more importantly in today’s mobile world, smartphones.

Why choose me as your website designer?

From first contact to your website going live, I will ensure you can rely on me.  I understand the process of getting your website up and running can seem daunting. I will make sure you are at ease every step of the way. Here are just some of the reasons why Websites by Dave Parker should be your first choice when it comes to designing, building and hosting your business website.

Portfolio

Just a few of the sites that I have recently created for happy clients

Elysian Chocolate website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

Elysian Chocolate

Elysian Chocolate needed to have a more modern website to enable the owner, Leslie, to sell her handmade artisan chocolates and bespoke cakes and favours.

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London Massage 4U website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

London Massage 4U

London Massage 4U is based in Harley Street London and Godalming Surrey. Dorota needed a new website to replace her existing one which was badly designed.

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Dee Morris Homeopathy website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

Dee Morris Homeopathy

Dee Morris is a homeopath based in Ireland. She contacted me after seeing the work I’d done for Elsbeth North Homeopathy

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ES Skincare website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

ES Skincare

ES Skincare is a company selling skincare products. I was contacted by Tracie to redesign their website after their previous hosting company wanted to charge higher fees.

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Fletchers Facilities website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

Fletchers Facilities Ltd

Rob Fletcher of Fletchers Facilities Ltd contacted me to help them modernise and redesign their existing website, which was looking out of date.

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Mary McCarthy Design website designed by Websites by Dave Parker

Mary McCarthy Design

Mary McCarthy is a creative graphics designer who I work closely with. Naturally, when it came to her wanting to redesign her website, she came to her ‘website man’.

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Services

Security

Website Security

As well as being the most widely used platform, WordPress is also the most at risk of being hacked if it is not secured properly. Your website will be hardened to prevent security breaches

Daily Backups

Daily Backups

As standard, your website will be backed up on a daily basis. This enables you to request a restore to any point in the last 30 days. If you need more regular backups, I can advise on and implement a number of solutions for total protection

Elementor

Your Website Built With Elementor

I use Elementor as the page builder of choice for your new website. No off the shelf templates, no rooting around in the WordPress admin trying to work out how to change page text. An easy to use interface to make managing your website simplicity itself. And the license is included in your monthly hosting fee

Embed 3rd-Party Services

Embed 3rd-Party Services

If you use a platform that provides code to enable it to be embedded into a website, I can make sure this code works with your new website. The most common request I receive is for booking systems, and I have successfully embedded services such as Acuity Scheduling into my client's websites

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions I get asked by new clients prior to them engaging my services.

Each website is as individual as the business or service that it’s for. Depending on what you need on your website, the cost will vary. Some things that will impact the cost of the website include:

  • The amount of work needed to design the website – whether it’s a simple or complex design
  • How many pages are needed
  • Whether you need an e-commerce platform
  • Whether you need to incorporate third-party services, such as Acuity Scheduling, and whether you need me to set these up for you on your behalf

Because of this, each website build is priced individually, but you can get a rough idea of costs from my Web Design page. Please also bear in mind that hosting is charged on a monthly basis, and more information on hosting fees can be found on my Website Hosting page.

Again, this very much depends on your needs, and the complexity of the website. You should allow at a very minimum 3 weeks if your website is fairly straightforward with just a handful of pages. More complex websites can take up to 8 weeks, which includes time for you to request revisions to the layout and loading all the text and graphics.

Absolutely. This is not a problem as I have at my disposal a huge database of hi-res, quality stock images which can be used on your website to match the mood and the message you’re trying to convey to your customers. Of course, if you have already purchased images from a third-party such as iStock, or you have your own hi-res images you want me to use in the design, I am more than happy to do so. 

SEO is a complex subject. There are many variables that affect SEO for any website. When I design and build your website, I will include basic SEO. However, I am not an expert. I use an SEO plugin on your website called Rank Math. This is widely used by many SEO experts dealing with WordPress SEO. Therefore, should you at a later date feel that you need more expert guidance on your website’s SEO, you will be able to employ the services of an SEO expert who will have no trouble in helping you and using the Rank Math tool to optimise your SEO.

Websites by Dave Parker was founded in the summer of 2017. Prior to that, I was an IT Manager, but I’d had enough of working 12 hour long days, and wanted to have a better quality of work/life balance. However, even before I made website designing my living, I had always designed websites for friends for free. All in all, I have been designing websites for over 20 years (yes, I even remember Microsoft FrontPage!). 

No, I have designed, built and hosted websites for people outside of my local area. The great thing about technology is that you don’t have to be in the same physical location. I’ve designed websites for clients based in the USA as an example. However, the majority of my work comes from people living in and around the Surrey area. But if you live further afield, I am more than happy to design, build and host your website for you.

I know that some people get anxious thinking about having to deal with technology. And whilst Elementor (the software I use to power your website) is super-easy to use, I appreciate that some people just want to get on with the day-to-day running of their business. Once your website is live, you are more than welcome to maintain it yourself, or, if you prefer, leave that side of it to me. My fees are affordable, and I charge £20 per half hour to make any changes to your website after the initial 28 days from launch of your website.

Much like SEO, Google and Facebook advertising campaigns require detailed and in-depth knowledge of both platforms to attain the highest click-through-ratios to campaign spend. I prefer to leave this to the experts in this field. As such, I cannot offer Google Ad or Facebook Ad campaigns as part of your website design.