Smart Websites

MADE BY TESS

Smart Websites

MADE BY TESS

Web Designer specialising
in WordPress and Shopify

I am a Salisbury based Web Designer who creates beautiful, bespoke and responsive websites that look great on all browsers and devices. The sites I create are primarily built-in WordPress or Shopify. Your customer’s journey is always at the heart of my design, as is your website’s readability and SEO score.

My clients not only love the design of their sites but also find the back end easy to manage and with a little training can manage their content updates. Many choose to focus on other aspects of their business and ask me to support them as and when needed, others are completely self-sufficient.  It’s important to know that the work we create together will be a good investment, your website will be a sound foundation on which you can continue to build as your business grows.

I don’t just build from scratch, if you have an existing WordPress theme or Shopify store that you wish to update or are looking to move from Wix, Woo Commerce or Square Space then I can help with that too, just call 07930 497 461 or email me at hello@madebytess.co.uk

Planning your content

Where to start…

Knowing where to start can be overwhelming, especially when you are juggling your daily business tasks along with everything else life throws at you. Here are some helpful tips to get you started:

  • Identify your goals – What do you want your website to achieve?
  • Understand your target audience – Who is your site talking to?
  • What’s your customer’s user journey?
  • What are the unique selling points or services?
  • Content – What do you want to say and how do you want to say it?

For those who struggle with getting ideas down on paper, fear not I love it and I’m always happy to help. I design with the user journey in mind making sure your site is user friendly, readable and with SEO in mind.

Websites should grow and change with your business, so for those who are just starting out it’s sensible to set your budget to cover the basics and then add elements and functionality over time as needed.

Testimonials

What my clients think...

Victoria Pickford
Victoria Pickford
15 March 2024
Tess is simply wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough. She is kind, patient and very talented. I struggled with sharing my vision for the site and where we’ve landed is better than I could have imagined. It’s stylish, simple and yet has the quirks that you want to show off professionalism and a high class brand. She stuck to budget too which is no mean feat and something I’m very grateful for. If you use her to build your website, you won’t be disappointed.
Liz Davis
Liz Davis
12 March 2024
Tess has just done the most amazing job on my new website. It was such a painless process and the whole project was turned around very quickly! She is very pleasant to deal with and is also great at trouble-shooting and resolving any technical problems. My site now not only looks amazing, but the feedback I have received so far is its very easy to use and navigate – people want to be able to find the info they’re looking for quickly and easily – which they now can. Tess is also amazing at making sure you get your marketing message across effectively using text and graphics, and has a superb eye for design.
rosie wright
rosie wright
12 December 2023
Tess is great with her work. She gets straight to it and exceeds expectations and is always happy to help explain and guide me through her work.
Jo Penny
Jo Penny
12 December 2023
So pleased with the end result and the whole journey to produce a fantastic looking website. Tess makes the experience personalised and respects that not everyone has technology background knowledge. After service is great too so you never feel on your own to deal with any issues or questions. Highly recommended!
Poornima Janakiraman
Poornima Janakiraman
27 November 2023
Last year I decided to get my website redesigned and was looking for a web designer / developer. I finally found Tess and after our initial meet & greet, I was sold!! Tess is extremely reliable, creative and very professional. She made sure I got what I wanted for the website and most importantly she listened to what I was looking for. We went through couple of iterations and she came out with the best colors and designs. The end result was absolutely stunning! Thanks again Tess for all your help!! 😊
Julia Alderman
Julia Alderman
21 November 2023
I adore my website made my Tess. She has a wonderful eye for colour and design, is super efficient and professional. I highly recommend her services and she is brilliant to work with.
Sabine Werner
Sabine Werner
21 November 2023
Loved to work with Tess. She did an amazing job setting up my shopify website and helping me to navigate through it independently. Tess is very knowledgeable, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Imogen Kunzer
Imogen Kunzer
20 November 2023
Amazing service and knowledge and love our website! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time spent getting our website across the line. Really appreciate it and so pleased with the final product!
Helga Soket
Helga Soket
18 November 2023
Big thanks to Tess for the fantastic job she did! I'm absolutely in love with my new website and couldn't be prouder. If you're after a well-made, gorgeous, and clean-looking website for your small business, look no further. Tess is your person! She's great at communicating with super positive vibes, has a fantastic eye for design, and is skilled at troubleshooting. Teaming up with her web developer husband, they can handle anything related to websites. Thanks again!
Jemma Banks
Jemma Banks
18 November 2023
Tess created a fantastic site for our school PTA. It is really aesthetically pleasing and very user friendly. Super service all round!