WEbsite Design Durham

Afforable and Effective Website Design and Development Services in Durham.

Why website design is important

Everyone knows the growth potential that an easy-to-use website, with great content and layout, can bring to a business. But how can you maximise your ROI when it comes to website design?

Three Key Rules

  1. Mobile First - A website must be built for mobile use first and foremost.
  2. Priportiste UX - User Experience is critical to a great web experience. 
  3. Content is King - Both search engines and users appreciate a website that shows you are an expert in your field.

Make these three rules a priority in the planning of your website, and you will not fail to achieve great results. We can assist in all aspects and collaborate closely to ensure you get a functional and results-driven website.

about our website design team

Based in Durham within the North East, we are a website design business that values innovation and creativity. We build strong, personal relationships with our clients, which helps us understand their business goals and needs. We are fully committed to every design project we undertake.

Michael Chapman-Johns

Michael Chapman-Johns

Managing Director


The Team

Michael Chapman-Johns is the Managing Director of Element Media Limited and an experienced business coach, web developer and branding advisor.  His almost two decades of experience in business is supported by training in marketing and branding from Birmingham MET and Durham University Business School.

Having graduated from Durham University Business School with a Degree in Business Administration in 2023, your business is in great hands.

We can offer catered solutions to your needs, which supercharge your growth.

Key Business Consultancy Services Cover

HR, Digital Transformation, Innovation Management, Business Coaching and Full Firm Formation.

our website design packages include:


A thorough consultation to fully understand your needs


A truly bespoke design service


A fully responsive website across all devices


Excellent security with standard Wordfence firewall and https set up


Google Analytics fully integrated


Excellent on-site SEO


Fast Loading Times - speed optimisation


Complete UX testing prior to final delivery


Full support on using your new site


Many other features such as contact forms, animations, lightboxes and slideshows

Advanced Website Solutions Durham

advanced website solutions Durham

Further to our baseline website service, we can also offer these more specialist features:

  • eCommerce store
  • CMS Capabilities
  • B2B and B2C Soultions
  • Memberships Systems
  • Subscriptions Services
  • Bookings Systems
  • Plus, search tools, payment gateways, learning management systems, advanced forms, wholesale sites, and much more.

SEO is important to us

Search Engine Optimisation has become an essential feature in any new website. So we offer all of the following SEO-related services:

  • Robust SEO-friendly site architecture with a sitemap
  • Extensive keyword research
  • Content creation
  • Technical SEO, including Speed Optimisation
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Analytics

To have a successful SEO campaign, you must constantly create new content and tweak your site to help it perform better for targeted searches.

Our blog management service is the perfect addition to our website design package and is something we would be happy to discuss with you.

website design faqs

Can I edit the website myself, and which parts?

Yes, you can edit the website yourself, the website is fully yours not like with some website providers who keep you tied to them for life and who own the website if you ever try to leave them.

We can set up users from within your company to have set permissions to edit specific areas; it could be just the blog for your social media assistant or perhaps adding products to your store for your office junior; you will always have full editor rights as well so should you wish to make any changes to the site you can.

We also offer varying support from basic hosting and maintenance to unlimited amendments; the rate will be according to your monthly requirement.

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What are your payment terms?

We take a 50% deposit up front and then 50% on completion. Your optional monthly fees will be set up once the website is signed off and live.

Do you have example of live websites you have designed?

Yes, you will see links to our work on our portfolio and just above these questions on this page, if you would like more examples please don’t hesitate to ask us.

Can I upgrade after signing up?

Yes, you can upgrade your hosting and support package at any time after signing up, just get in touch with us.

How many rounds of revisions am I allowed?

We offer two rounds of revisions to the website, you will get the first draft and we will go through page by page with you taking detailed instructions on design, text and image amends, we will then action these for you and send you a link to the site to peruse, if you then want any further minor amends we will action these for you.

If you have a monthly maintenance package with us you can have amends to your website as often as you want depending on what we have agreed.

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What support do you offer after the site goes live?

We offer different packages depending on your requirements.

They can include hosting on a shared server, website maintenance and upgrades, Technical support if the website goes down,  monthly backups of your website and SEO

How long do typical website design projects take?

For a starter website it can be as little as two weeks, for a more advanced website it could be up to twelve weeks.

Will it be a responsive site that works on multiple mobile and tablet devices?

Yes we only build responsive websites.

What assets do I need to supply?

We will conduct a full consultation and review your needs with you. Once done, we will detail all assets you need to supply, these will vary but tend to include images, company history, prices, logo, hosting requirements as a minimum.

Who will write the content?

This is up to you, some customers like to write the whole site themselves, we find using our in-house SEO copywriter combined with a detailed customer brief the best method, but this is your site and we will listen to what you want.

Due to the latest advancements in AI, we have started using AI tools to help generate and write content reviewed by our team before deployment. We use CoPilot by Microsoft internally. 

What search engine optimisation or marketing do you do for the site?

With every website we build search engine optimisation is at the forefront, we ensure our code is clean, our images optimised, the pages have good metadata and we follow our internal search engine optimisation process to ensure your website has the best chance of appearing high.