WEBSITE DESIGN, UX, BUILD & SEO
At Balanced, we specialise in designing and building beautiful, functional and user-friendly websites. Our easy-to-navigate sites provide clients with strategically appropriate content, presenting a clear business proposition that encourages visitor interaction.
Marc Bates is a listed WIX Expert, so most of our sites are created in the WIX platform. We also regularly design and provide content for sites in other platforms including Wordpress, Squarespace, and Shopify, and we consult on content, style and UX for all website platforms.
UK adults spend more time using mobile devices for internet access than desktops and laptops. So it's essential that sites are built to be mobile-friendly. Responsive design is not quite the norm, but it is guaranteed at Balanced.
Planning a new website shouldn’t be a headache, but all too often it is. At Balanced, we promise to keep the process simple with clear, jargon-free communication and an agreed schedule of work. Most importantly, because we use open source platforms or web apps to build your site, you don’t have to be tied into a long-term contract for maintenance.
Creating a website for Imogen was great fun. Her first novel, Instruments of Darkness, and the more recent The Paris Winter provided the inspiration for the site design, to use paintings, drawings and textiles appropriate to the year in which each book is set.
As a fan of both history and art, this led to a truly fascinating picture research stage in the website development. All the images selected have Public Domain licensing, so there was no additional cost for their use. The result is a site full of images that hint at the content of Imogen's fantastic books.
Imogen Robertson is the acclaimed author of the Crowther & Westerman series, which includes Instruments of Darkness, Anatomy of Murder, Island of Bones, Circle of Shadows, and Theft of Life. Her most recent novel is the international bestseller, The Paris Winter.
Marc did an absolutely superb job for me on my website, from designing logos and gathering content to making social media banners. The whole process was efficient, fun and straightforward with great advice and friendly guidance at every stage. I recommend Balanced to everyone and am still astonished by the quality of the work and Marc's ability to go the extra mile to make everything, from first thoughts to going live easy and enjoyable.” Imogen Robertson, author.