Top 10 – choosing a South Coast web designer

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How to choose a professional South Coast web designer.

Looking for a web designer in Southern NSW? Here’s our top 10 recommendations to keep in mind to help you with your choice.

1. Your web designer will embrace your unique requirements.

Some backyard designers will force you into a solution you don’t necessarily want, because they’re not able to achieve what you’re actually asking for. A real web design agency will embrace your requirements through elegant design and custom code. The site should be focussing on the needs of your target audience, and be profitable for you by putting thought into your website’s content, design and features.

At Fisse Design, we engage – using the latest web technologies, best practice search engine optimisation techniques and well structured content. We are dedicated to clean, uncluttered websites with simple navigation and beautiful design, our websites work.

2. Your web designer will assess your goals.

Delivering a design with a purpose – a site that has the intent to deliver toward those goals.

After defining some goals, we work with our clients to map out the key features and interactions of your website and then apply beautiful, branded designs to the layout.

All of our sites are big screen, mobile and tablet friendly and use a content management that makes it easy to take control of your site.

We also provide user guides, one-on-one and group training so that you feel completely comfortable with your new online presence.

3. Your agency should offer some kind of business integration

Helping you save time with a seamless workflow.

We build websites that do more than just look pretty. We can help you integrate your website or other services with your own internal systems, such as…

  • Contact or lead generation forms straight to CRM
  • Online transactions to Xero accounting
  • Website content auto-broadcasts to Social Media
  • Selling online and on Facebook
  • Populate Google Docs from forms or surveys

4. They should offer online eCommerce options

If you’re selling online, you’ll need an online store that does what you want.

We can make your store look and flow exactly how you want. Without costing the earth, we can create beautiful, custom made e-commerce stores that you can manage yourself. Imagine your new store with…

  • Endless categorisation and featured product options
  • Stock & inventory levels
  • Custom delivery methods and pricing
  • Secure transactions over SSL
  • Transfers direct to your bank account

5. …and a solid range of useful add ons

Websites are more than just brochures. After discussing your requirements, your web designer should be offering up some options that are useful to your business. What will they be? The answer to that is, anything – websites should be built to suit a business (and not a template) so they can do a lot of things!

Here’s some common features or add-ons available:

  • Fully responsive, mobile & tablet friendly
  • Easy to manage text, photos and videos
  • Sell products online & on Facebook
  • Receive payments direct to your bank
  • Video, photo sliders and effects
  • Full screen image or video backgrounds
  • Integration with social media channels
  • Integration with CRM applications
  • Integration with Accounting applications
  • Analytics and Search Engine Optimisation
  • Member areas with special content
  • Subscription services
  • Forms and surveys
  • Bookings and reservations
  • SMS message alerts
  • Live Chat or Video Conferencing

6. Your web designer should be able to show you a range of great looking websites

If your web designer is a backyard operator or lacking experience, the chances are they won’t have many runs on the board. You should feel convinced that your new supplier has the capability to provide a well crafted, professional online presence. Choose a supplier that’s worked for numerous industries, and at different scales – this way they know the ins and outs of what’s required and can actually be of service to you.

At Fisse Design, we’ve done the lot! Whether mobile sites, landing pages, product micro-sites, or full-blown web applications – Fisse Design has helped hundreds of businesses in almost every industry evolve what they do online by simply focussing on their business processes, marketing strategy and discussing ideas for a great outcome.

Many of our clients are surprised at the level of thought that’s bring forward to the discussion before entering into any work. It’s because we care about what we do and we’re after results.

  • Accommodation websites
  • Tourism and charter websites
  • Trades & hospitality websites
  • Retail & channel sales & eCommerce
  • Education & eLearning
  • Corporate governance & compliance

7. Choose a one-stop-shop

Finding a supplier who can manage all of your needs is a huge time saver. If you develop a long term relationship with an all-in-one supplier, there’s cost efficiencies and a huge reduction in hassle. As your local expert on the South Coast, our mission is to bridge the gap between social media experts, web designer, developers, marketing specialists and hosting companies. As a fully fledged digital agency, we tie these services together for your (stress-free) convenience.

Fisse Design brings your business value by offering a suite of digital services through one friendly point of contact.

8. Content Creation – Graphic Design, Video & Photography

Content is king. We can provide photos, videos, incredible marketing copy and charts for presentation materials.

Do you struggle with copywriting and presentation assets? Copy for proposals, advertising and brochures are a speciality.

Simple, well written content will also boost engagement on your website and search rankings.

In this highly competitive arena for digital content, Fisse Design can help you with a slick, branded presence online that flows through all of your content and social creative. We can help you with

  • Banners for websites
  • Branded cover graphics for social channels
  • Professional infographics
  • Awesome Instagram content

9. SEO – Search Optimisation

We do website search engine optimisation audits, social strategy and ongoing maintenance.

Your business involvement in social circles online has never been so important. Let us help you with a complete strategy that covers promotion and engagement through your social accounts and website.

10. Web & Email Hosting

High speed, value packed Australian hosting services, to suit smaller businesses right up to dedicated servers for high traffic, heavy bandwidth sites and critical business applications.

Serving clients websites reliably & quickly, our secure servers are located in the industry leading NextDC S1 datacentre in Sydney on the best fibre-optic networks available. Hosting is offered as an option with all our website proposals.

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Shop 5/4-6 Noorooma Cres,
Narooma NSW, Australia

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Jervis Bay Kayak & Paddlesports Co

a year ago

Adrian and his team are simply amazing. We are an existing business and our old website was out of date and quite complex. We spoke to a few designers but Adrian stood out for being wonderful to talk to (I actually understood what he was saying!) and making the entire process so simple, along with working to our budget. The team created an amazing new site, on schedule, on budget and kept us up to date the whole way through. I had been in fear of getting this done but have already let them know our new business will be getting set up through them without a doubt!


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Shilo Christie

a year ago

Adrian is a fantastic at his job and so is Sarah. Excellent service and great they built a fantastic website for us! Would definitely recommend 😊


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Matthew Deveson

2 years ago

We recently had Fisse Design build our website www.whalemotorinn.com - excellent service and we are very happy with the outcome. For example, easy navigation, great look and feel and all of the pictures and content that we wanted to reflect what our business is about. Most of all Fisse Design was able to capture the essence of our vision and our reason for being in the site. Thanks Adrian and Sarah - Matt & Jen


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Whale Inn and Restaurant

2 years ago

Fisse Design have just completed our new website and the whole process was so smooth, from the re-design, transition and launch. The site really captures our us and business and looks amazing. Thanks for helping improve our business!


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Rachele O'Reilly

2 years ago

Always very professional. A creative approach. Lovely to deal with.

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Venetian Plaster – All Render Texture

3 years ago

Adrian was great, he was fast and reliable and understood what I wanted. and he did a great job on my website. Something no one else had the time or effort or talent to help me. I highly recommend fisse design!


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Jodee Coyle

3 years ago

I asked Fisse Design to do our web page and facebook. From the minute i waked in to door Adrian and Sarah were friendly, warm, professional and very easy to deal with. For someone like me who knows very little about the process, they both made it so easy. Thank you. Would highly recommend.


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Eric Hopkins

3 years ago

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Narelle Jackson

3 years ago

I am the new manager at Horizon Holiday Apartments in Narooma. I initially contacted Fisse Design to organise a revamp of the Horizon legacy website with a view to provide a new site in 2018. The professionalism, knowledge and design ability of the staff at Fisse Design is absolutely fantastic. As it turned out, the legacy website had many broken links and instead of a revamp, Fisse Design provided us with a complete new website to meet our initial needs within a 1 week period which is just an amazing outcome. We could not be happier with the service that Fisse Design has provided us and we look forward to working closely with Fisse Design in 2018 to build a more informative and guest focussed website with lots of additional information. I thank Fisse Design for everything you have done for us. I honestly believe that there would not be a better web designer/developer in Australia that would work with you so closely and ensure the client receives exactly what is asked for. Well done Fisse Design and thank you so very much. Narelle @ Horizon Holiday Apartments.


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Oakleigh Farm Cottages

4 years ago

Thanks to Fisse Design for the upgrade of our tired outdated website to a modern reactive site with online booking page and content manager.We are loving the ongoing customer service from web hosting to upgrades & technical support. It give us peace of mind to have Fisse Design looking after our gateway to the world.


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Lou Porich

4 years ago

Fisse Design are fantastic to work with. They have done a great job developing the new Burrabooks website… not launched yet, but getting closer.

Very friendly, professional and cooperative! Thanks for a great job Adrian.


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Vicki Moorhead

4 years ago

Right from our first design brief with Adrian, everything seemed to feel like it was going to be "too easy". Our area of expertise is everything bicycle & Adrian is all about website design. Bring the two together & we now have a slick web page, thats easy to update, looks great on any platform & our business digital presence has soared in performance.


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ChelleMick Gardner

5 years ago

We were recommended to Adrian through friends and couldn't be happier with the results so far. We have engaged with Fisse Design to host, redesign and optimize our site on the internet.

Early days but already seeing results. Highly Recommended.


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Karen Mclellan

5 years ago

We asked Fisse design to build us a new website last year for Oakleigh farm cottages and were really impressed with how Adrian really wanted to get to know us and the business first, so that he fully understood what we needed. We wanted a modern, sophisticated, mobile-responsive design that was user-friendly, really ranked well and integrated our booking system and that is exactly what we got. It's been working really well for us and Adrian is always there with support, ongoing updates and general advice on the online presence of our business. Always approachable, easy to get on with and adaptable. Highly recommended


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Don Waterfield

5 years ago

After about 7 years using Ebay exclusively to sell our product, we decided that it was time to have our own website but did not know where to start. We found Fisse Design via google, discussed our needs with Adrian and he came up with a website that was beyond our expectations. Initially we required a website that linked our viewers back to our Ebay online Store, however after 12 months we decided to run our website and Ebay separately and had Adrian design a shopping cart. The website has gone from strength to strength due to Adrian's help and advice. We could not be happier with the website and Adrian has set it up so as we can change product, blog and upload images etc. We have no hesitation in recommending Fisse Design to anyone.


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Chris Smith

5 years ago

We got Fisse Design to redevelop our website and make it stand above our competition. For us the biggest asks were for it to rank well on Google, for the site to look great (on mobile phones too) and to hook it up with our bookings system. I trialled a few bookings systems until I found the right one for me, and Adrian got it to work with all of them. He did the lot and we simply couldn’t be happier. He did it for a great price and now he’s hosted it for over 2 years without one hiccup. As for the search engines, almost immediately we saw the effect of his optimisation work and over the weeks and months we enjoyed #1 , #2 and #3 rankings for all of our main search keywords. He also gave us some sound advice and a basic online marketing strategy which we followed - and it has all simply worked! Anytime I’ve got a problem, he sorts me out. Absolute legend, highly recommended.