Effective September 1st, 2023, we are introducing a more flexible pricing model, transitioning from an hourly rate to a per-minute pricing structure. This adjustment is designed to better cater to quick tasks that require only a few minutes to accomplish. We firmly believe that this change offers a fairer and more precise way of billing, as you will only be charged for the exact amount of time you utilize.

Under our new per-minute pricing, our labour charge is set at just £1+VAT per minute. Payment can be conveniently settled upon completion using your debit or credit card or, if preferred, through your direct debit mandate.

We appreciate your ongoing support, and we trust that this pricing adjustment will enhance your experience with our services. If you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to our dedicated customer support team.

In a remarkable partnership, we joined forces with Aspect Exhibitions to assist our esteemed website customer, AAT(GB) Ltd, based in Northamptonshire. Their objective was to create an outstanding artwork design for their upcoming exhibition stand. Building upon our existing website expertise, we embarked on a journey to translate AAT(GB) Ltd's online presence into a captivating physical environment that would captivate visitors at the exhibition.

Drawing upon our extensive knowledge of AAT(GB) Ltd's brand identity and their website's aesthetic, we collaborated closely with Aspect Exhibitions to devise a remarkable concept that seamlessly bridged the digital and physical realms. Our goal was to create a visually compelling and immersive experience that would resonate with AAT(GB) Ltd's target audience.

Through meticulous planning, creative brainstorming, and a deep understanding of AAT(GB) Ltd's values and goals, we crafted an artwork design that not only reflected their website's essence but also maximized the impact within the exhibition space. Our innovative approach merged cutting-edge technology, captivating visuals, and strategic placement to ensure AAT(GB) Ltd's exhibition stand stood out from the crowd.

Utilizing our expertise in user experience (UX) design, we ensured that the exhibition stand provided an intuitive and engaging experience for visitors. The artwork seamlessly incorporated interactive elements, enticing visuals, and informative displays, effectively conveying AAT(GB) Ltd's key messages and enticing attendees to explore further.

By going above and beyond the traditional boundaries of website design, we successfully transformed AAT(GB) Ltd's digital presence into a tangible, immersive exhibition experience. Our collaboration with Aspect Exhibitions allowed us to merge the best of both worlds, delivering an exceptional result that exceeded our client's expectations.

The forthcoming exhibition will serve as a testament to the power of blending creativity, technology, and strategic thinking. We are proud to have played a pivotal role in helping AAT(GB) Ltd establish a strong presence in the physical realm, showcasing their brand's innovation and leaving a lasting impression on exhibition attendees.

In summary, our collaboration with Aspect Exhibitions enabled us to take AAT(GB) Ltd's existing website to new heights, creating an awe-inspiring artwork design for their forthcoming exhibition stand. This project exemplifies our commitment to going beyond websites and embracing innovative opportunities to enhance our clients' digital presence in a multitude of environments.


In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is vital for businesses, especially for those involved in ecommerce. An appealing and functional website plays a significant role in attracting customers, driving sales, and establishing credibility. While DIY website builders may seem like a cost-effective solution, hiring a professional web designer for your ecommerce website offers numerous advantages that can greatly impact your business's success. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of entrusting your ecommerce website development to a skilled professional.

  1. Tailored Design for Enhanced User Experience

A professional web designer possesses the expertise and experience required to create a visually appealing and user-friendly ecommerce website. They understand the importance of a seamless user experience, considering factors such as navigation, responsiveness, load times, and overall aesthetics. By customizing the design to suit your brand and target audience, they can create a unique and engaging online shopping experience that leaves a lasting impression on your customers.

  1. Mobile Responsiveness and Adaptability

With the growing number of mobile users, having a mobile-responsive website is no longer an option but a necessity. Professional web designers are well-versed in implementing responsive design techniques, ensuring your ecommerce site adapts flawlessly to various devices and screen sizes. By offering a seamless experience across desktops, smartphones, and tablets, you maximize your reach, improve customer satisfaction, and boost conversions.

  1. SEO Optimization

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays a pivotal role in driving organic traffic to your ecommerce website. Professional web designers understand the importance of SEO and can implement best practices during the development phase. They ensure your site is optimized for search engines, including proper URL structure, meta tags, heading tags, image optimization, and keyword integration. By incorporating SEO strategies from the beginning, you lay a solid foundation for long-term visibility and increased online visibility. Why not have a chat with our friends at Impulsive Digital Ltd to learn how they can launch your website to the stratosphere.

  1. Integration of Ecommerce Functionality

Building a successful ecommerce website requires more than just an appealing design. It entails seamless integration of various e-commerce functionalities, such as shopping carts, payment gateways, inventory management, order tracking, and product catalogs. A professional web designer possesses the technical skills to implement these features effectively, ensuring a smooth and secure online shopping experience for your customers. They can also integrate third-party tools and plugins that enhance functionality and streamline operations.

  1. Security and Trust

Security is of utmost importance for any ecommerce website, as it involves the handling of sensitive customer data and online transactions. A professional web designer understands the importance of implementing robust security measures, such as SSL certificates, encryption protocols, secure payment gateways, and regular software updates. By prioritizing security, you not only protect your customers' personal information but also establish trust and credibility, which are essential for the success of your online business.


In today's highly competitive online marketplace, a professionally designed ecommerce website is a key component of your business strategy. By enlisting the services of a skilled web designer, you gain access to their expertise, creative vision, and technical proficiency. From creating an appealing design and optimizing for search engines to ensuring mobile responsiveness and integrating secure e-commerce functionality, their contributions will help your business stand out, attract customers, and drive sales. Investing in professional web design is a worthwhile decision that can yield long-term benefits for your ecommerce venture.

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and what better way to embrace the spirit of the season than by giving your website a spring clean? A website spring clean can not only make your site look and feel fresher, but it can also help you save money on annual hosting costs. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for spring cleaning your website and how it can save you money.

  1. Review and update your content

One of the most important steps in spring cleaning your website is to review and update your content. Go through your pages and posts to ensure that they are still relevant and up-to-date. Remove any outdated information or links that are no longer working. This can help to streamline your site and make it easier for visitors to navigate. Additionally, updating your content can help improve your SEO, which can lead to more traffic and potentially more revenue.

  1. Optimize your images

Large images can slow down your website's loading time, which can negatively impact user experience. To ensure that your website loads quickly, it's important to optimize your images. You can use online tools like TinyPNG or JPEGmini to compress your images without sacrificing quality. This will not only improve your site's performance, but it can also save you money on hosting costs.

  1. Remove unused plugins and themes

If you're using a content management system like WordPress, you may have accumulated a lot of unused plugins and themes over time. These unused elements can slow down your website and increase your hosting costs. By removing them, you can free up space and resources on your server, which can help to reduce your hosting costs.

  1. Check your website's security

A clean and secure website is essential for protecting your data and your visitors' information. Take some time to review your website's security settings and ensure that you have the latest security measures in place. This can help to prevent hackers and malware attacks, which can be costly to fix.

  1. Consider switching to a more affordable hosting provider

Finally, if you're looking to save money on hosting costs, consider switching to a more affordable hosting provider. There are many hosting providers available, and it's important to choose one that offers the features you need at a price that fits your budget. Be sure to read reviews and compare pricing before making a decision.

In conclusion, a spring clean for your website can help to improve its performance, enhance user experience, and save you money on hosting costs. By following the tips outlined above, you can ensure that your website is ready for the season and beyond.

In today's fast-paced world, time is of the essence, and businesses need to be agile to stay ahead of the competition. That's why having a website built in a single day over Zoom can be a game-changer for businesses. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of having a website built in a single day over Zoom.

Firstly, having a website built in a single day over Zoom is incredibly efficient. Traditional website development can take weeks or even months, but with this approach, businesses can have a fully functional website up and running in just one day. This means that businesses can quickly establish their online presence and start attracting customers without having to wait for an extended period.

Secondly, having a website built in a single day over Zoom is cost-effective. Traditional website development can be expensive, with costs varying depending on the complexity of the website. However, with this approach, businesses can save money by having a website built quickly and efficiently. This means that businesses can allocate more funds towards other areas of their business, such as marketing or product development.

Thirdly, having a website built in a single day over Zoom is collaborative. With the use of Zoom, businesses can collaborate with the web designer in real-time, making the website development process much more efficient. This allows for feedback to be given instantly, ensuring that the website is built to the business's exact specifications.

Finally, having a website built in a single day over Zoom is ideal for businesses that are just starting out. For new businesses, having a website up and running quickly is essential for establishing an online presence and attracting customers. With this approach, businesses can have a website built quickly, allowing them to focus on other areas of their business, such as product development or marketing.

In conclusion, having a website built in a single day over Zoom can be incredibly beneficial for businesses. It's efficient, cost-effective, collaborative, and ideal for new businesses. If you're a business owner looking to establish your online presence quickly and efficiently, then having a website built in a single day over Zoom is the way to go.

In today's digital age, having a website is a must for any business. A website not only serves as an online presence for your business but also helps attract potential customers and showcase your products or services. However, having a poorly designed website can do more harm than good for your business. That's why it's essential to have a professional web designer build your website. In this blog post, we will discuss some common amateur errors and the importance of hiring a professional web designer.

Firstly, let's talk about common amateur errors. One of the most common mistakes that amateurs make is using free website builders to create their site. While these builders may seem like an easy and affordable solution, they often come with limitations that can affect the performance and appearance of your website. Another common error is choosing a website template that doesn't fit your business's needs or branding. This can make your website look unprofessional and confusing for visitors. Finally, amateurs often overlook the importance of optimizing their website for search engines, resulting in low traffic and poor search engine rankings.

Now let's talk about the importance of hiring a professional web designer. A professional web designer has the skills and knowledge to create a website that not only looks great but also performs well. They will take the time to understand your business's needs and goals and create a custom website that fits your branding and target audience. A professional web designer will also ensure that your website is optimized for search engines, making it easier for potential customers to find your business online.

Another benefit of hiring a professional web designer is the time and stress it saves you. Building a website can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially if you're not familiar with web design. By hiring a professional, you can focus on running your business while they take care of the website design and development. This ensures that you get a high-quality website without sacrificing your time and energy.

In conclusion, having a professional web designer build your website is crucial for the success of your business. It ensures that your website is optimized for search engines, looks great, and performs well. Avoid common amateur errors such as using free website builders or choosing a template that doesn't fit your branding. By hiring a professional, you can save time and stress while getting a website that represents your business in the best possible way.

Well... next week is shaping up to be an exciting week with my BNI Chapter, Lynnovation meeting up again in the real world since the start of the pandemic. We've been meeting weekly on zoom for help, support and of course the referals for pretty much 2 years now and personally I can't wait to get back in person!

A very special thanks to "Andy (the only printer I'll ever need) Hoare" of aj-print.co.uk for your services producing the new DayBuild® Websites banner which I'm sure will wow both members and visitors alike.

...and as if that wasn't enough, I will be presenting "It’s Domain Event!" where you can learn about how on earth a website can be built in just a single day while shedding light on domains, hosting and SSL certificates.

Our next meeting will be on Friday the 4th February at St John's Church in the Walks, King's Lynn at 09:30am, if you want to attend the presentation, and you're interested how referral networking can help your business just email hello@daybuild.website and I'll be happy to arrange a personal VIP visit.

According to Wikipedia: "Rome wasn't built in a day" is an adage attesting to the need for time to create great things. It is the usual English translation of a medieval French phrase, Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour, from the collection Li Proverbe au Vilain, published around 1190.[1] The modern French form is «Rome ne s'est pas faite en un jour».

The problem with conventional webdesign methods

For many years this adage was too the case for website design, indeed when building you a website your webdesigner will be invariably spinning many plates at once. The customer will often think in terms of just what's on "that page" at "that time" whereas your webdesigner will be thinking "how will this work with the rest of the site?", "how will this look on a mobile device?", "will this page load fast enough?". The symbiosis between webdesigner and client when building a website would often fall in to a plethora of miscommunication via email and phone due to this common misalignment of goals and objectives.

Wouldn't it be easier to build a website together?

It seems so obvious to me now, after building websites in a single day since 2018, that clients simply prefer it that way. The proverbial "left-a-bit, right-a-bit" is so indicative to web designer and client working together as a team, web designers know websites and clients know their businesses.

Brexit freight ferry firm appears all geared up – to deliver pizzas

You may remember the story in the Guardian from early 2019 where the “startup” company hired to operate extra ferries as part of no-deal Brexit planning had no ships and furthermore had terms and conditions from a fast food delivery firm on their website (https://www.theguardian.com/..), this was obviously a case of temporary content being copy and pasted on to that page and subsequently being overlooked during proof reading. The scary thing is that this happens all the time!

Now I'm not saying you should watch your webdesigner like a hawk just in case they make a similar mistake, far from it, trust in their experience, it's what they do, I'm just advocating a partnership between web designer and client.

Ok ...so can we get back to building Rome in a day?

So we've all now learnt the phrase "Rome ne fu[t] pas faite toute en un jour" was the medieval French phrase for "Rome wasn't built in a day" and that building a website with your website designer is so much more productive than when you both go it alone, and in summary less confusion and miscommunication leads to more speed and thus the DayBuild® Website becomes just the obvious way to build a website.

Websites from 1999

The year was 1999, Floppy disks were king, DayBuild® Website's Marc Simmons was building websites using nothing more than HTML, Windows Notepad and Internet Explorer 5.0. These websites were built offline using tables (not DIVs and CSS like today) and then uploaded over FTP using 2 ISDN lines at a whopping 128 Kbps :) - We didn't have to worry about responsiveness as the smartphone didn't come along until 2007, ("An iPod, a phone, and an Internet communicator. An iPod, a phone … Are you getting it?").

The year was 1999, Floppy disks were king, DayBuild® Website's Marc Simmons was building websites.

The process of building an old school website

Working on a Windows 98SE Computer (later updated to Windows 2000) Tables were coded in Windows Notepad to a screen resolution of typically 800x600, Menus were usually built in to iFrames and Images were commonly created using Macromedia Fireworks, this would later become Adobe Fireworks eventually to be replaced by Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. The customer would be shown their website for approval offline, and following final confirmation, the site would be uploaded using Cute FTP ready to be viewed on Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.

Updates to customers' websites had to be carried out by us, CMS websites weren't quite there in 1999.

Back then it would have been hard to imagine websites building websites over the internet with the customer watching via their webcam as we do today, but that's what makes DayBuild® Websites possible ...welcome to the future! :)

Over 20 years of happy customers

Those of you who are local to King's Lynn may recognise some of the companies in this archive, if your company is here give us a call, you're well overdue a redesign! ;) - As well as our first international website, Château Beaumont les Courgès, France we were fortunate enough to land Wright On Productions for journalist and TV presenter Matthew Wright.

Enjoy the collection, we're sorry the images are so small they were used as thumbnail links for much smaller screen resolutions than we use today. We couldn't link to the live sites as most don't exist anymore or have been updated many times over the years by other web designers. Looking for something a little more modern? View our portfolio

At DayBuild® Websites Ltd, we contribute 1% of our revenue to carbon removal. At DayBuild® Websites Ltd, we believe businesses can play a critically important role in helping fight climate change. We’re proud to fund next-generation carbon removal.

DayBuild® Websites Ltd is part of Stripe Climate, a coalition of businesses accelerating carbon removal

No company can stop climate change by itself. Stripe Climate aggregates funds from forward-thinking businesses around the world to increase demand for carbon removal.

We support a portfolio of emerging technologies that remove CO₂ from the atmosphere

Stripe Climate works with a multidisciplinary group of scientific experts to find and evaluate the most promising carbon removal technologies. Below are two examples from our broader portfolio.

Most new technology is expensive at first. Early adopters such as DayBuild® Websites Ltd help promising new carbon removal technologies lower their costs and scale up quickly.

Learn more about how we're helping to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere .

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