Sunshine Coast Website Design

Go with the best Sunshine Coast website design company

The team here at GO Creative do a lot of work for clients big and small. The bread and butter of our many service offerings is high quality website design and development.

A good website design is crucial for your business

Everybody wants a modern website, but sometimes a superficial website design is simply not enough. Your company’s website is your online corporate ambassador. It’s the digital face of your business to the world.

Additionally, it’s one of the strongest tools you have to help grow your business. By increasing your visibility in search engines, improving your sales funnel through your well-considered and structured site, and by implementing key design styles for an enhanced customer user experience your website can be an invaluable asset. A clear and considered design increases conversion rates, which ultimately means more sales.

Why choose GO Creative for your website?

The team at GO Creative are specialists at web development. From general corporate web design to ecommerce sites, we have cultivated a strong reputation for high-converting websites that look incredible, provide the right functionality for their target market, and deliver results for our clients.

  • Experience

    Forget the web development companies that only have a few years under the belt. GO Creative has been in operation since 2001. That’s two decades’ worth of creating modern, state of the art websites for the ever-evolving space of online business marketing.

  • Expertise

    Every website we develop follows industry best practices, and is informed by not only our skilful and talented web designers but by our market research and industry data. We’re trained, qualified and specialised in what we do. Why go with anyone other than the experts?

  • More than a website

    We aim to do a lot more than design a snazzy looking website: we create one that actually converts more of your website visitors into paying customers. Your website development isn’t a business expenditure; it’s a financial investment and we’re here to help you receive a return on that investment.

  • Long term relationship

    Many so-called “web developers” disappear from the market just as quickly as they appear. This can leave you vulnerable to unsupported websites, problematic functionalities and an impeded digital experience for your potential customers/clients. We’ve been around for a long time now, and we’re not going anywhere. This stability allows us to develop long standing relationships with our clients.

  • Digital marketing

    There’s a lot more to website development than just images, videos, and text. The online business world is a place of fierce competition. With our understanding of digital marketing, including Search Engine Optimisation, along with core requirements like mobile friendliness and fast load times, you can rest assured that we can design and develop a website which is ready for market.

  • Website maintenance and support

    We’re not a “set and forget” or a “one and done” kind of website development company. All websites require ongoing hosting, maintenance and security services. We do all of this and more, and we know what we’re doing. Going with GO Creative means working with a company that takes responsibility for your business’s website today, tomorrow, and every day after that.

  • In-house development

    Yes, there are plenty of other cheaper web development companies. You might even find that there are supposedly cheaper Sunshine Coast website design companies, but many are using offshore developers to outsource their work. Their websites may be cheap but, as always, you get what you pay for. All of our websites are developed in-house by our local team, servicing Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and all of Australia. We won’t put our name and reputation on any website we didn’t create ourselves, and we don’t smash out template-based website designs either.

What does a GO Creative website look like?

The best way to conduct your due diligence of our website design work is to check it out for yourself. Our online portfolio includes past projects, customer testimonials and reviews, and even case studies.

In addition to designing websites to look appealing and be easy to navigate, we ensure that we cover every base within our packages and additional services:

  • WordPress software for cost efficiencies and flexibility.
  • Custom designs to suit your needs, preferences, and target market.
  • Mobile phone and tablet compatibility no matter the size or orientation of the screen.
  • Search engine visibility to help improve your search ranking over time.
  • Premium software to help your website load faster for visitors.
  • Tailored copywriting and content so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
  • Google Maps integration to help your customers and clients find you.
  • Flexibility and control so you can add, change, edit and delete pages or content whenever you want.
  • Web hosting, domain name registration, and free SSL security.
  • Training and support to ensure you’re confident about using your new website.

Frequently asked questions

Websites

Are your staff based in Australia?

Yes. All GO Creative employees are based in Australia, which means when you reach out to us for support, you’ll always deal with a member of our local team!

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Do we have to host our website with GO Creative?

As long as your web host supports our software (WordPress, usually) — and 99% of hosting providers do — you can host the site wherever you like. However there are some specific website packages we offer that do require you to host your website with us until the website has been fully paid for, and after that you can transfer the site to another host if you prefer.

Of course, having a single point of contact is always a plus, and it means no one can pass the buck if things go wrong! We offer affordable rates, and our hosting servers are located in Government-certified data centres around Australia.

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Do you add our content for us?

We add a fixed number of pages of content (which you provide to us), which varies depending on your selected website package. These pages will be designed using our own suggested layouts. You can use our tutorials to add more content, or we can add it for you at an affordable hourly rate. We also offer copywriting services, if you need a hand putting the content together.

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Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Many of our services can be paid in monthly instalments, over 12 months, or longer by negotiation. The first payment is the deposit. Conditions and additional fees apply.

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How does a mobile site work?

We add code which tells your website how it should look and function at different screen widths. For example, we might have rules which equate to something like, “If the browser/screen width is less than 900 pixels, move the logo to the middle of the page”. We’ll also condense the entire menu into a single button which the user can click/tap to expand, and so on.

You don’t have to do anything special for this to work; our code takes care of everything automatically. Magic!

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How long does it take to build a website?

The timeframe varies greatly between projects. A small website project can take around 3-4 months, but larger projects may take significantly longer.

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How secure are your websites?

Very secure. We take great care to secure all websites we develop. This includes using unique and “hard to guess” usernames on administration accounts, installing security plugins, adding custom code to prevent unauthorised hackers/spammers from accessing your website, and so on.

If your customers enter sensitive data into your website, or make online purchases, we also install an SSL security certificate, which encrypts all information (fees apply).

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What are the major inclusions/exclusions?

This can be one of the biggest areas of confusion with any website, so here are the key things you need to know.

What we will do

Because our websites are a fixed price, we do have some limitations on the amount of time we can spend on each project. Therefore below is a quick summary of what we’ll do within the package price:

  • Design your home page to a very high level of detail. This can then be revised (up to the number of revisions allowed in your selected website package) until you approve the page.
  • Set up a master design template which applies to all pages on the site. You can customise the layout of the template for each page.
  • Add a certain number of pages of content for you (which you provide), depending on your selected website package. Each page will have a clear and simple layout, and formatting applied to all text.
  • Provide training/support, and resources such as tutorials and videos. Training is conducted over the phone or face to face, depending on your website package.
  • Add a certain number of stock photos (depending on your package), and provide more for a small additional fee.

What we won’t do

We’re happy to help in any way we can, so if you do need a hand with the following, please let us know and we can provide a quote or hourly rate. Some of these options may be included with some website packages, but as a general rule, we don’t do the following:

  • Write your content for you.
  • Edit/retouch/customise your photos. But you can edit your photos via the website software after they’ve been uploaded. Also, every photo uploaded will automatically be resized and cropped into various copies of the original, so you can use whichever one best fits your purpose.
  • Create custom graphics for image slide shows/galleries. However, we will add your photos (or stock photos) into slide shows.
  • Import all of your content from any existing website, if any (we only import a certain number of pages/products, depending on your package).
  • Provide free stock images (except as stated in the website package or quote).
  • Meet face to face except for the initial consultation, and training session.
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What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payments via:

  • bank transfer
  • credit card (online only)
  • PayPal

Payments made by credit card or PayPal incur a 3% surcharge.

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What software do you use?
  • Websites: WordPress
  • Online stores: WordPress with WooCommerce
  • Web apps: Custom framework in PHP
  • Mobile apps: Custom framework for Apple or Android
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Sunshine Coast web development experts

If you want to find out more about our website development services, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section of our business websites.

Otherwise, if you’re ready to get started on your new site with the leading design team, servicing Sunshine Coast and beyond, get in contact with us today.