Web Fundi, Freelance Web Design

Freelance web development professional in Norwich, UK

Hi. I'm Jake Kidde-Hansen. With more than 20 years of website design and development experience, I can help you get the most out of your website, set goals and work to achieve them. Please contact me if you have questions about:

Email me on jake@web-fundi.com for any queries


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a website cost?

For a simple, brochural website to advertise your business, prices start from £500. Feature-rich ecommerce websites can cost many thousand pounds. So, set out your goals for the website in the form of a list. Then discuss with your web designer.

The key questions are: How much can you afford? & What can you get for that budget? The more pages, design features and clever things you need and want, the more it's going to cost.

The best approach is to be up front with your web designer about how much you can afford to spend. They can then outline the possibilities within the budget. Email me for a website-chat.

What is SEO?

SEO is Search Engine Optimisation, and is not one single thing. It is a digital marketing strategy that includes content, technical and off-site actions such as link-building, social media activity and press releases.

If done well, SEO will ensure that your website is on page 1 of Google (and other) search results for the keywords that you have identified, become an authority on, and provided value to searchers arriving on your website.

I can review your current SEO strategy; carry out competitor analyses; recommend and carry out actions to improve your SEO, and ensure your website is not missing any single tactic.

What are important website attributes?

Mobile-friendly, fast, easy to use, accessible, search engine optimised with engaging, relevant content and on-brand design are the main attributes you should prioritise.

In a world of mobile web access (More than 50% of website traffic is from a mobile device), speed is vitally important, as is a technically well executed, mobile-friendly design. Ultimately, the goal is an attractive, guiding and responsive experience for users.

Is website speed important?

The majority of website browsing is now done on mobile devices that are both constrained by bandwidth and processing power, in comparison to a home computer. Google indexes mobile-friendly websites first.

Speed influences user-engagement, and user-engagement influences Google, so if mobile users go back to Google after clicking your website, this is a negative signal.

How can I improve my website speed?

Website speed can be increased by reducing the amount of data (video, images, large codebase) that's needed to display the website. This can include compressing all images and resizing them to a smaller size, or choosing a different format. Some popular CMSs are very large, and if your website is not big, reconsider this approach.

Email me for a speed report

How long to build a website?

A couple of weeks is time enough to rapidly design, develop and launch a small website. For larger websites with bespoke systems, 2 to 3 months is a realistic timeframe.

Email me for a chat about your requirements

Is Wordpress a good solution?

Wordpress is an amazing platform, used by millions of websites around the world. However, it has a number of drawbacks: It is a large bit of code infrastructure that is always being probed for vulnerabilities, so you have to keep it patched and up-to-date. It has a lot of code, so your website isn't as fast as it could be. And because it's used by millions, your website can look rather bland and "samey", too.

Whether Wordpress is right - or not - for your website is always worth investigating, since an alternative approach could give you a faster, more secure and totally unique website.