Web Design for Accountants

So you’re looking into getting a website for your Accounting business in Melbourne. What do you need on the website to bring in more customers?

Important features to have on websites for Accountants

A clear contact form would be one of the most important features to have on your website. When a customer lands on your website looking for a accounting service, they want to be able to contact you as fast as possible. A clear, bright form at the top of the home page will allow your customers not to waste any time searching for it. The form may be titled ‘Enquire with us’.

Equally as important as the enquiry form is to have a phone number on every page. This is usually located on the top right of the website. Large enough so it’s easily readable.

If it’s an existing accounting business, adding customer testimonials adds user confidence when looking for the right accountant in Melbourne. You might want to add a whole page with testimonials of have one or two on the home page.

Users will most likely search for local accountants, so you would need to mention what suburbs or areas you cover. This might be a matter of listing every suburb, say that you service 50kms surrounding Doncaster, or mention that you cover all of Melbourne.

Your accounting website will need to say what you do and who you are. Adding staff photos will personalise your site and will show the users that there are real people behind the business.

Great looking accountancy website. Now what?

So… you now have a great looking website with clear call to actions. Now how will you bring people to you website?

Connecting your website to social media website is a start. You also want to be found in Google maps, so connecting your website to Google Maps and Plus is essential.

We can then add your accounting website to general and targeted directories, such as Yellow Pages online.

Lastly, you would want to optimize your website for Google. By adding keywords throughout your website, in carefully selected locations, will help Google find you and improve your rankings.

We have many years’ experience in web design for accountants and can help you out from start to launch to bringing on customers.

Your local accountant website designers in Melbourne

Christom offers the following:

  • Responsive website. Works on all devices
  • Website Developed to be Search Engine Friendly
  • Search Engine Friendly URLS
  • Built-in SEO Tools
  • Browser testing in website on Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (9,10,11) and Safari
  • Fixing bugs and post-launch support for one month
  • Social icons
  • Enquiry form
  • Unlimited pages
  • Adding a favicon to the website (little icon next to the
    URL/Bookmark)
  • Multi-level navigation
  • Footer menus
  • Sitemap for Google indexing
  • Social media icons
  • Contact form
  • Custom built Content Management System (CMS)
    to enable you to update own website, easily.
  • Log into your CMS from any computer
  • Upload PDFs and images to your website
  • Embed videos
  • Website training so you can update the website yourself
  • Providing ongoing technical support for WordPress
  • Support tutorials on our website
  • Establishing ongoing client relationship and web master
  • Security features to prevent hackers
  • Backup plugin with automatic backups
  • Directory submissions
  • Domain and web hosting help
  • Connect Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps and Google Plus

Included options if your website requires them

  • Website search
  • Rotating home banner
  • Breadcrumb navigation trail
  • Newsletter signup form
  • Share buttons for sharing your pages
  • Google maps

Plus many more goodies…

We make the process easy. Contact your local Melbourne accounting website designer to get your accountant web site online today.

Web Design for Tradies

So you have taken the plunge and started your own business in the trade sector. Great work! Now you need a website for your new tradesman business in or around Melbourne. What do you need on the website to bring in more customers?

Important features to have on your tradie website

A clear contact form would be one of the most important features to have on your website. When a customer visits your website looking for a tradesman, whether it’s an electrician, plumber, builder, carpenter, or something else, they want to be able to contact you as fast as possible. A clear, bright form at the top of the home page will allow your customers not to waste any time searching for it. The form may be named ‘Enquire with us’. If you offer free quotes then ‘Get a quote’ might work better. Another option is ‘Receive a call back’, so a user receives a callback after they send the enquiry.

Equally as important as the enquiry form is to have a phone number on every page. This is usually located on the top right of the website. Large enough so it’s easily readable. It is also important to make the phone number clickable so customers can quickly call you on their phone.

If it’s an existing plumbing business, adding customer testimonials adds user confidence when looking for the right plumbers in Melbourne. You might want to add a whole page with testimonials of have one or two on the home page.

Because the your tradie business is very localised, you would need to mention what suburbs or areas you cover. This might be a matter of listing every suburb, say that you service 50kms surrounding Ringwood, or mention that you cover all of Melbourne.

Your website will need to say what you do and who you are. Adding staff photos will personalise your site and will show the users that there are real people behind the business.

Great, you have found a web designer that understands your trade and have built a new website for you. Now what?

So… you now have a great looking website with clear call to actions. Now how will you bring people to you website?

Connecting your website to social media website is a start. You also want to be found in Google maps, so connecting your website to Google Maps and Plus is essential.

We can then add your plumbing website to general and targeted directories, such as Yellow pages online.

Lastly, you would want to optimize your website for Google. By adding keywords throughout your website, in carefully selected locations, will help Google find you and improve your rankings.

We have many years’ experience in web design for plumbers and can help you out from start to launch to bringing on customers.

Your local tradie website designers in Melbourne

Christom offers the following:

  • Responsive website. Works on all devices
  • Website Developed to be Search Engine Friendly
  • Search Engine Friendly URLS
  • Built-in SEO Tools
  • Browser testing in website on Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (9,10,11) and Safari
  • Fixing bugs and post-launch support for one month
  • Social icons
  • Enquiry form
  • Unlimited pages
  • Adding a favicon to the website (little icon next to the
    URL/Bookmark)
  • Multi-level navigation
  • Footer menus
  • Sitemap for Google indexing
  • Social media icons
  • Contact form
  • Custom built Content Management System (CMS)
    to enable you to update own website, easily.
  • Log into your CMS from any computer
  • Upload PDFs and images to your website
  • Embed videos
  • Website training so you can update the website yourself
  • Providing ongoing technical support for WordPress
  • Support tutorials on our website
  • Establishing ongoing client relationship and web master
  • Security features to prevent hackers
  • Backup plugin with automatic backups
  • Directory submissions
  • Domain and web hosting help
  • Connect Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps and Google Plus

Included options if your website requires them

  • Website search
  • Rotating home banner
  • Breadcrumb navigation trail
  • Newsletter signup form
  • Share buttons for sharing your pages
  • Google maps

Plus many more goodies…

We make the process easy. Contact your local Melbourne tradie website designer to get your new web site online today.

Web Design for Plumbers

So you’re looking into getting a website for your plumbing business in Melbourne. What do you need on the website to bring in more customers?

Important features to have on websites for Plumbers

A clear contact form would be one of the most important features to have on your website. When a customer lands on your website looking for a plumbing service, they want to be able to contact you as fast as possible. A clear, bright form at the top of the home page will allow your customers not to waste any time searching for it. The form may be titled ‘Enquire with us’. If you offer free quotes then ‘Get a quote’ might work better. Another option is ‘Receive a call back’, so a user receives a callback after they send the enquiry.

Equally as important as the enquiry form is to have a phone number on every page. This is usually located on the top right of the website. Large enough so it’s easily readable.

If it’s an existing plumbing business, adding customer testimonials adds user confidence when looking for the right plumbers in Melbourne. You might want to add a whole page with testimonials of have one or two on the home page.

Because the plumbing industry in very localised, you would need to mention what suburbs or areas you cover. This might be a matter of listing every suburb, say that you service 50kms surrounding Ringwood, or mention that you cover all of Melbourne.

Your plumbing website will need to say what you do and who you are. Adding staff photos will personalise your site and will show the users that there are real people behind the business.

Great looking plumbing website. Now what?

So… you now have a great looking website with clear call to actions. Now how will you bring people to you website?

Connecting your website to social media website is a start. You also want to be found in Google maps, so connecting your website to Google Maps and Plus is essential.

We can then add your plumbing website to general and targeted directories, such as Yellow pages online.

Lastly, you would want to optimize your website for Google. By adding keywords throughout your website, in carefully selected locations, will help Google find you and improve your rankings.

We have many years’ experience in web design for plumbers and can help you out from start to launch to bringing on customers.

Your local plumbing website designers in Melbourne

Christom offers the following:

  • Responsive website. Works on all devices
  • Website Developed to be Search Engine Friendly
  • Search Engine Friendly URLS
  • Built-in SEO Tools
  • Browser testing in website on Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer (9,10,11) and Safari
  • Fixing bugs and post-launch support for one month
  • Social icons
  • Enquiry form
  • Unlimited pages
  • Adding a favicon to the website (little icon next to the
    URL/Bookmark)
  • Multi-level navigation
  • Footer menus
  • Sitemap for Google indexing
  • Social media icons
  • Contact form
  • Custom built Content Management System (CMS)
    to enable you to update own website, easily.
  • Log into your CMS from any computer
  • Upload PDFs and images to your website
  • Embed videos
  • Website training so you can update the website yourself
  • Providing ongoing technical support for WordPress
  • Support tutorials on our website
  • Establishing ongoing client relationship and web master
  • Security features to prevent hackers
  • Backup plugin with automatic backups
  • Directory submissions
  • Domain and web hosting help
  • Connect Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps and Google Plus

Included options if your website requires them

  • Website search
  • Rotating home banner
  • Breadcrumb navigation trail
  • Newsletter signup form
  • Share buttons for sharing your pages
  • Google maps

Plus many more goodies…

We make the process easy. Contact your local Melbourne plumbing website designer to get your plumbing web site online today.

Useful resources for web designers

As web designers we always look towards websites such as Pinterest/Behance for inspiration, but as we know designing is not just the end product that appears within minutes of using a few Photoshop tools. In fact over the years what I have learnt as a Melbourne web designer is that web design done right is a process which involves different stages from accurate brief collection to wireframes to colour selections. Each of these stages require certain resources that makes the process a little bit easier and we can reach that deadline a bit faster than anticipated. Over the years there have been some really good websites that have come along which provide great resources and tips, some of them are even free to download. I have made a list of my top 5 sites that I use on a daily basis and would not survive without.

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/

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This site is a blend of all things design. It has all the articles and resources that one requires to stay updated on latest design trends. There is also a section called freebies where one will find lots of free goodies which range from UI design mock-ups to custom animated icons.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/

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If you are specialising in web design purely and are a newbie at WordPress then this site is for you. It is a WordPress site for beginners as the name suggests. All the small tricks and tips to get better at using WordPress can be found here. Even if you don’t do the coding it is good to always have an understanding of the pros and cons and possibilities and limitations a CMS as popular as WordPress has to offer. Read an article a day from this site and trust me your coder colleagues will thank you for it.

https://unsplash.com/

We as web designers have been in a situation where the client does not provide enough images to work with. To be safe it is always a good idea to check that the images you are using have permission to be used for a commercial purpose even if you are using it as a placeholder to show your client what the site would potentially look like. I have looked and looked ( ok maybe not looked like a thirsty person looking for water in a desert ) and finally found this site where photographers add photos that are free to use. There are colour as well as location variations. So, if your client falls in love with any of the images you use from this site you can let them utilise them on their websites for free without any issues or without having to purchase them.

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An example of the kind of images you can find on unsplash.com

http://www.materialpalette.com/

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Material Palette is one of the most popular websites that help select colour swatches for your website design. Select two colours and it even shows a demo of how the end result would look like.
As and when you decide to stop playing around with the colour combinations you will notice on the top right corner there is a link.

http://www.materialup.com/

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The concept is similar to Pinterest but purely for design purpose only (awesome right!). The best part about this site is the designers provide some free resources for download in the freebie section. You can access it here – http://www.materialup.com/posts/c/freebies.
At the end of the day, it does not matter where you get your resources from but what you make of it. If you have such sites that you use please share them with us by leaving a comment.
Other colour inspiration websites include
http://flatuicolors.com/
https://color.adobe.com/

Written by – Steffi Pereira
Melbourne Web Designer at Christom.