bound book websites & archives

The website process, and budget.

Getting a new website, or renewing an outdated one.

Bound Book will guide you through the process for your new website. There are so many benefits for your small business, e-commerce venture or studio practice. Some of the advantages include

  • Unlike other monthly web plans, you will own the site and have control of your studio or business image at all times
  • An online presence means you're never closed for business
  • You can integrate your website with any other marketing activity, always providing a link for more information
  • Blogs, contact and feedback forms allow you to communicate with your audience, helping to retain their interest
  • E-commerce features allow you to easily sell online
  • A website becomes a valuable asset which increases your stature in your field
navigation tells visitors what the site is about

navigation tells visitors what the site is about

photo and sculpture: copyright Steve Bunn

photo and sculpture: copyright Steve Bunn

Planning the navigation

Start with the sections you're going to need on your site (navigation), such as

  • Portfolio
  • Clients/commissions
  • Blog/News
  • Shop/Viewing area
  • Biography/About
  • Terms/Fees
  • Processes/Background
  • Contact

Content

Think about the atmosphere and imagery for the site. One great image may be better than lots of not-so-good photographs. Think about the text - you need some, but not too much... unless you're a writer!

Other things you can do with your site

  • Get your visitors to make bookings for appointments or holiday lets
  • Make special offers available to your clients
  • Regularly blog to keep your audience up to date
  • Make online sales

Contacting your audience — email

Email capture forms, an email address that matches your domain name, and mailing management will enhance your marketing strategy.

Types of contact page include

  • Simple - includes a small amount of text plus your email address, and any other contact details.
  • Contact Form - your email address is hidden so spam is reduced.
  • Capture - a contact form which captures addresses for future use in mailouts.

If you use (or want to start using) Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor or other email marketing tools, Bound Book can set you up, configure your templates to match your website, so that you have a cohesive 'brand' identity, and organise your mailing lists for you.

Updating

It's important to update your website regularly to keep it fresh. We can service your website with new content, or we can create a facility for you to add to and update the site yourself (content management system) - an extra service but worth the cost.

photo: Stefan Wagner, freeimages

photo: Stefan Wagner, freeimages

Archive or collection management

Each collection is different, requiring different levels of project management, academic development and technical configuration. If you have a budget in mind, every effort will be made to hone your project accordingly. A longer term plan may be appropriate in order to spread the cost and complexity.

E-commerce

Low-outlay, easy to use set-ups are available to help you sell your creative output to a wider audience, from simple contact pages to fully-fledged online shops.

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Website packages*

Bespoke packages are available for any combination of functions or pages, but the packages below offer a good-value starting point.

1 page starter site

    A low cost starter website to launch a web presence.
  • Email website consultation.
  • Responsive, mobile friendly website.
  • Content may include up to 4 images.
  • Bespoke visual design.
  • Up to three revision proofs before launch.
  • Integrated social media links for facebook and/or twitter.
  • Domain and hosting set up.
with CMS (to update pages yourself)
£250 £350

3 page site

    Brochure style website to present your business or studio.
  • Website consultation meeting, and/or phone and email.
  • Responsive, mobile friendly website.
  • Content may include up to 20 images on one page, and up to 4 on the other pages.
  • Bespoke visual design.
  • Up to three revision proofs before launch.
  • Integrated social media links for facebook and/or twitter.
  • Domain and hosting set up.
  • Server-side single email setup to match domain.
with CMS (to update pages yourself) with CMS plus contact form
£350 £450 £520

6 page site

    Larger website to feature your portfolio, expanding business or studio practice.
  • Website consultation meeting, and/or phone and email.
  • Responsive, mobile friendly website.
  • Content may include up to 40 images, and 3 embedded (external) videos on each of two pages, and up to 4 images on the other pages.
  • Bespoke visual design.
  • Unlimited revision proofs before launch, one-week post launch revision window.
  • Integrated social media links for facebook and/or twitter.
  • Domain and hosting set up.
  • Server-side email setup to match domain, up to 3 email addresses.
with CMS 3 pages (to update pages yourself) with CMS 6 pages with CMS 6 pages plus contact form
£550 £750 £890 £960
* Prices excl. domain name and hosting. Three month payment plans available.