Why a website?

Every business these days – digital or not – needs an online presence. Be that for selling products, gaining new customers or just to found by people looking for their services.

Just having a website isn’t good enough, you need to have a great website that screams out how amazing you are and makes people want to interact with you and use your services, instead of the next company’s. In a nut shell, if you don’t have an amazing website, your business will more than likely not be as successful as if you did! We are living in a digital era where everything is a few taps of a screen away. If you need a service, you no longer reach for the phone book, you simply Google what you need and go with the top result. If you don’t have a decent website, you won’t be in that search – it’s as simple as that!

If you need a (new) website created, take a look at the store.

The Process

After building a number of websites, you start to get a feel for what can wrong, what will change, what you need to add for future and much more; so, you start to build a process to eliminate as many issues as possible. My process is nice and simple, it allows me to iterate the design along the way, without disrupting the project too much.


I start with a ‘sitemap’. This is just a spider diagram of what pages you will have on your site and how they are connected. this stage of the process is very important as it builds the foundations for the rest of the project. Here, we discuss the user journey, what pages are important, any special features we would like on certain pages, etc.


The next step is creating wire-frames. These are the building blocks of your future website and serve the purpose of working out where everything will be going and how it will all interact with each other. Wire-frames don’t use images or actual text; they use block shapes that represent the different elements and placeholder text – also known as Lorem Ipsum. This stage of the development process is very important as you can move elements and sections around with ease, until you are happy with the general layout.


Once the wire-frames are complete, I can then move onto the visualisation stage. I use the blocks of the wire-frames and create stunning visuals to show you how your site will look once all the colours, images and text is applied. These serve a great purpose at truly realising how your site will look once completed while retaining the ability to make big changes – with little effect on time – if needs be.


After the three stages above have been completed, signed off and you are happy to move forward, I will start actually creating your site online. I will use the site map to help me create the correct pages and assign the correct paths, I will use the wire-frames to bock out the different elements needed on each page and I will use the visuals to help me put the correct images and copy the content over to the live site. Then comes the fun bit….testing! Lots of testing. When creating a website, there will always be little things that aren’t quite right, so, I will meticulously test and test again, to ensure that everything is working. All while this is happening, you will have a link that you can check in on, whenever you want, to see how things are going. After I am happy that everything works as it should, I will pass over the link details and any login details – if you requested a CMS and the site will be all yours!

Websites I have designed and developed

Cerberus Nuclear

Cerberus Nuclear are a company that specialise in things that I just don't understand and to be frank, I don't think I ever need to understand. All I know is, they needed a fresh new site to help explain what they do. This site is one of the most custom things I have ever designed. Every single tiny aspect of the site has been lovingly coded to make sure it all matches perfectly. 

Brake Fit / BF Performance

Brake Fit are a local garage that work on all cars, young and old. They also specialise in custom exhausts and other specialist parts. I shoot videos regularly for their YouTube channel so it was only right that I design and develop a great website. 

Moments Made

This is an online memorial website. It's unlike anything I have ever worked on before and I think it's an absolutely lovely idea. Being able to digitally store all your memories of a loved one after they pass and having others be able to share their memories as well. The frontend of this site is really, quite a simple site, however, the backend is not so simple. I have been slogging away and have created a very basic social platform for people to use and share their moments with others. 

SGC Coventry LTD

SGC Coventry Ltd is, at it's core, a building company. However, they don't just offer building services, they offer perfection, they offer luxury, they offer you the best. Which is why, when I was tasked with designing their new site, I had to create something that matched their offering; a feeling of superb perfection and class.   


Acutro offer large scale building management systems. In a nutshell, they take 'dumb' buildings and make them smart, more efficient and save the landlords money in the process. I needed to make a mark for them in their industry, so I used all of the latest design trends and technology, including GSAP animations and custom page transitions. 

Essex Aesthetics

Essex Aesthetics offer training courses to beauty students, allowing them to gain vital qualifications so they can more forwards with their careers in beauty. The brief from the client was professional and 'girly'. I like to think that I managed to meet the criteria and safe to say, they were very happy with their finished site. 

Dogs About Town Preston

Jim is a good friend of mine and he runs a small Dog walking and pet boarding business. I tried to keep this site as professional as I could while making it fun. I created a custom cursor for his site - which is a dog paw - to add a touch of personalisation. I even shot and edited a short video for Jim to help advertise and showcase what they do. 

Kross Stitch

Kross Stitch are a company that trim vehicle upholstery, steering wheels and much more. They also have a line of cleaning and detailing products. This site required me to create a custom steering wheel creator, allowing customers to design their own trimmed wheel. I went all out for this website and even went on set with them for a photo shoot for all their imagery on the site. 


AVAC are a small Law Firm that specialise in the built environment. Using their existing branding, I set about to design something that fit nicely in their industry, while making them stand out. I used parts of their logo for navigation items, such as chevrons, the back to top button and the page down buttons. 

Mindset Pro

Ross McWilliam specialises in public speaking, Mental Health in both adults and children and helping people to reach their potential in not just work but in their day to day lives. This site was designed to hold all of the information and course details that Ross offers, while not looking like a 'sales' website. 


This is an NFT project. I not only designed and developed the website, I also spent time with the owner, designing and creating the NFT's themselves. That required me to model, texture and render these great looking models. It was a tough site to design, as we initially started as a one page site that had all the information, but we quickly realised there was too much, so we had to break it down across multiple pages. 

Where Can I Find a Web Developer Near Me?

Regardless of whether you need a website developer in the North West of England, the UK or further afield, JForth Designs can deliver exactly what you need. We deliver fast, affordable and functional websites that can add a whole new level of ‘wow factor’ to your marketing activities.

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