A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Webster Internet was formed in 2010 when Dan Webster saw a gap in the web design market around Dunstable, Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
In actual fact, that’s just what everybody says on their ‘About Us’ page, isn’t it? The truth is far less aspirational, unfortunately.
In 2010, Dan was backed into a corner.
In a climate of uncertainty, he knew one thing – after a seven-year career, there was nothing more in IT Management that he wanted to do, so his IT Management job being made redundant at the time was a fortuitous coincidence.
Going it alone – how Dan built Webster Digital
Having messed around and played a lot of golf for six months or so, Dan was totally running out of money. As well as this rather mercenary factor, his decision to start Webster Internet was equally made by the fact that he’d created websites to keep himself entertained for about 7 years at the time and had always thoroughly enjoyed doing so.
If you ask Dan what it is that he loves about web design, he’ll simply answer ‘it’s the right balance of languages and maths that keeps my enquiring mind interested’, or something like that anyway.
The fact is that people don’t learn things backwards; you’re not born as a concert pianist and then steadily become worse at playing the piano over the rest of your life. This means that we start off really bad at most things and then teach ourselves to become better. Website design is exactly like this – you would make poor Dan cry if you forced him to look at his design work or some of his code from years ago because he didn’t just become good at this stuff overnight.
Like all good web designers, Dan keeps up with the latest technology and advancements in his chosen field of web design as a matter of course and also because as well as being a job, it is a passion and an interest outside of the working day.
Like in a lot of IT and related professions, things in website design move at a thunderously fast pace but this pace isn’t exactly governed by just technological factors. Any decent Web Developer needs to keep up with the techy stuff, sure, but they also need to keep a good eye on design generally. It’s not just Apple who can make things look nice – a good Web Designer will find inspiration to push their designs forward from all sorts of weird and wonderful places.
What we’re all about
Having started the business, it took a little while for the (beware of low-flying corporate buzzwords) Unique Selling Point of Webster Internet to appear but it all centres around creating bespoke websites which are specifically aimed at satisfying critical business objectives.
Some other Web Designers make a lot of money in a very easy way by trawling out the same sorry rubbish every day, using templates and knocking out cookie-cutter, rinse-and-repeat, one-size-fits-all websites over and over while charging the earth. We’re different here at Webster Internet. Using and implementing design principles and new technology while having a mind to approach solutions from different angles is not only our mantra, it’s also good for the soul.
What have we achieved so far?
In the six or so years that Webster Internet has been around, we’ve launched around 250 websites for an extremely broad range of clients, from Schools to Charities and Businesses. Over that time, through listening to what organisations require from their websites and reading between the lines, we’ve become pretty good – but please don’t take our word for it, read some kind words from our clients.
Here at Webster Internet, we love our clients and we want them to love us back!
We don’t want to mess anybody about, we just want to give our customers exactly what they want through a simple, collaborative process which will bring them the most business possible. Our prices are reasonable and the quality of our work is outstanding.
We take the time to understand the goals and aims of your business and then we can create beautiful digital interfaces and experiences which push your business towards those goals.
The next chapter – Webster Digital
Here we are, it’s 2020 and Webster Internet has been around for about six years. The company has performed well and has continued to grow over that time so it’s about time we change everything to keep ourselves fresh and to maintain our focus.
In March 2020, we started the process of looking at the company and working out how we could stay current for the next six years. It was at that point that we started the design work for the website and brand that you see in front of you now.
Webster Internet just didn’t sound right for the service that we as a company offer today. Our focus is much more holistic than it ever was, we now offer a number of services that we haven’t in the past – not because we weren’t capable of offering these services, but because I felt that we didn’t have the right people in order to feel confident in the quality of our service in those areas, particularly in digital marketing.
Our Website Design Services
A website that has been carefully designed to fit your exact needs and branding will help your business to establish itself online.
A professional website design is one of the most important factors in the success of an online business today.
Being the most used website builder in the world, WordPress offers a lot to anyone who uses it. Although it can be tricky, our team of experts have years of experience in building stunning, high performance WordPress sites that will become the perfect online home for your business.
E-Commerce is one of today’s fastest growing industries. To compete with longstanding businesses, you need a first-class website that’s functional yet aesthetic.
Our experienced team will work with you to create the perfect online store that is entirely coherent with your brand.
Websites for Businesses
We’ve been building incredible websites for businesses for a decade, it’s our absolute speciality. Before Dan started Webster Digital, he worked at an accountancy practice. While working there and studying accountancy, he picked up valuable insights into business that you won’t find with other website design and marketing agencies.
Websites for Schools
An updated, vibrant and functional school website shows that you’re a forward-thinking school who care about the way they communicate with students, parents and prospective parents alike.
By building a quality website that works on smartphones, tablets and desktops, it makes clear to all that you are a school who is ready for the future.
Websites for Charities
As a charity, it’s of paramount importance that every visitor you receive trusts you and is in confident in working with you. The most effective way to do this in 2020 is by having a well-designed and efficient website with a clear message.