Website designs begun from scratch and completely tailored to you
We’re so confident we’ll get it right, we offer unlimited revisions until you’re completely happy. Only once you’ve approved your design do we take it forward to build, knowing that it’s going to be spot on.
It used to be that the only way to view a web page was on a desktop computer, and so websites were designed to a fixed width. These days though, websites are accessed from a wide range of devices from mobile phones up to big 4k resolution screens. Many people don’t have a PC at all and in some industries, you can expect the majority of your website traffic to come from mobile devices. It’s more important than ever to make sure that your website works from wherever it’s accessed.
From a design perspective, we want to make sure your visitor has as good an experience on their phone as they would on their desktop. We do this by creating pages that respond to the size of screen they’re accessed on, often by stacking elements and replacing the menu with a drop out that takes less space. Where necessary we’ll also restyle elements, remove rollover effects and consider the mobile user in a hundred other tiny ways to make sure we create a seamless and positive experience.
What do you need from me?
The first thing is a clear steer on what you want the page or site to achieve, and any ideas you’ve already had about what you do or don’t want it to look and behave like. Sometimes examples of websites you absolutely hate are as useful as those you love. If you’ve already got a website that is being replaced, a list of pain points and positive qualities is very helpful.
On a practical level we’ll need a copy of your logo and any branding guidelines, photos, graphics and text you already know needs to be worked in. If you’re unsure of exact content we’ll use placeholders at this stage, but real material is preferable where possible.
The last thing we need is honest and prompt feedback. You’ll be sent a static image of what your site is going to look like, either as a JPG or XD document, but this is only a starting point – we’ll take your comments and rework it until you’re 100% happy with the end result. Only at this point will we begin to code the flat design into a working website.
How we work
Our approach to the design process
We don’t begin designing until we’ve understood who the audience is and what your main goals are
We’re always thinking about how designs are going to adapt to mobile, even in the early stages
We think carefully about what will go where on a page, and how to draw users to your most important content
We can source photography, illustrations and custom graphics where necessary so your new site isn’t let down by imagery
Take a look at some of the websites we've been working on recently
I would highly recommend Hut Six Digital for your website implementation. Jo has been fantastic to work with and has exceptional knowledge in her field. She is friendly, reliable and professional, which has resulted in our fantastic new website launch. Her training was clear and concise, and I know she will be on the end of the phone or email should I need her for a little refresh. She has enabled us to take full control of our new website, which was something other companies have been unable to offer. Excellent value for money too!
Christina Canning (SMS Alarms Ltd, Thatcham)
Jo has been personable and efficient in setting up my website. She did a great job of understanding what I wanted and providing guidance from her wealth of experience. She has explained things in a non-technical way and has been very responsive, patient and flexible in working with me. In short, Jo is great value for money and easy to work with.
Vanessa Rhone (Venus Works, Oxford)
Excellent, efficient service from Jo. Highly recommend.
Xan Rice (Journalist, Oxford)
I am not exactly a technophobe but due to previous experiences of pressing buttons that I have no business pressing I have shied away from doing thing to update or improve my site. I have called on Jo Cox’s expertise several times and she is always quick, efficient and gets you back on track whilst also calming you down. I can honestly say that there is no one else I would call on in an emergency to sort out problems with my website. I have never had a bad experience with Jo’s services or with Jo as the service provider.
Lisa Bentley (Writer, Liverpool)
Jo has been amazing. Through 1-2-1 training sessions she has helped me to make significant improvements to my website functionality. This has not only been cost effective but it also has empowered me to use the skills that I have gained to edit my website myself in the future. She has simplified what I thought would be tricky tasks. I will definitely continue to work with her in the future and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.
Felicity Wood (Yoga Instructor, Bicester)
Jo took my simple brief outline of what I wanted and turned it into everything I wanted and more. Jo was very professional, efficient and she was patient and understanding with the fact that I was not knowledgeable about building websites or what’s involved. By the end of it Jo had given me and my team a training session around how to manage the website. I would highly recommend her!
Jo was completely fantastic! I’d been struggling to make a WordPress blog design work and was completely stumped. I made an enquiry to Jo about some help, and she replied within 24 hours. It was easy to agree on a price for the things that needed to be done, and she had fixed everything within 48 hours of the original enquiry. I had thought my problem was too small for someone to help with it, but I was pleasantly surprised that Jo was happy to sort out the small issues with my site for an extremely reasonable fee. Throughout the process, Jo was efficient, effective and stayed in regular communication. She answered all of my questions, even the really idiotic ones, and nothing was too much trouble. The entire experience was great and I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone who needs help with a website project – big or small. She is, in short, superb at what she does.
Imogen Goold (Blogger, Oxfordshire)
I wish I had found Jo earlier. We wanted to progress from making simple text edits to getting more out of the CMS. After a very enjoyable training session, we can now design new pages and keep the website organised. Excellent.