We're Z Media, a well established website design company based in Leicester specialising in building fast mobile friendly websites. We've built hundreds of websites for commercial businesses, education and the not for profit sector and we'd like to build yours. Book a free phone consultation today.
Our websites are all easy to edit and easy to grow. They score well with Google for both SEO and Page Speed.
We specialise in offering you a flexible approach were we do the work you need help with and you do the work you’re comfortable with. This saves you a lot of money.
Of course we can do the whole website for you if you need but most clients want a degree of control in the day to day management and expansion of their website. If you're a creative company our easy to use drag and drop Page Builders take the hard labour out of web page creation and let you offer different layouts to desktop, tablet and mobile viewers. It's almost fun, honest.
- Established in 1999, highly experienced and not here today gone tomorrow.
- Based in Leicester with no sub contracting.
- All new websites responsive to mobile/tablet. Mobile first where appropriate and https secure (that's the green padlock icon, top left in the browser).
- Google friendly with good SEO as standard on all new websites and extended service available.
- Honest and down to earth with knowledgable advice - NOT sales talk.
- We'll try to beat any reasonable quote.
- Affordable managed hosting offer and Green on Google Page Speed Insights for mobile and desktop.
- All websites easy to edit, easy to update and easy to back up.
- Fixed price quotes, staged payments and no contracts.
- FREE competitor analysis report available - find out what we can do for you and in some cases what you can do yourself - to improve your digital marketing. No credit card details needed.
Based in Leicester in the Midlands, we’ve been designing websites since 1999 and keep up to date with website design technology. This allows us to create high value websites that enable your business to be found easily and look professional and contemporary.
Even our £1,000 websites are mobile friendly and Google friendly, are quick to load and use industry standard software because of it's ease of use in editing and creating content.
We work with you to get the design right and the measurable business functionality that different business types demand. You get a website that you can easily manage, update and grow without needing any technical skills - it looks just like you want it to and it brings in business.
See our website design price list page for many examples of our pricing.
A great website is a good start but on it's own it's unlikely to bring in business. Appearing on page one of a Google search changes that. Other factors such as Social Media, Newsletters and landing pages coupled with good analytics and Adwords make your website mean business. All businesses have different requirements and our free competitor analysis report will highlight where your money is best spent. Choose the Digital Marketing option when you get in touch with us and we'll produce a competitor analysis report for you. We'll also recommend various Digital Marketing options with your competition in mind and we'll quote a fixed price. There's a comments box to let us know anything extra that may help.
You’d be forgiven for thinking with Shopify that the price starts at $29 per month for the Basic Shopify plan. They don’t mention the $9 per month Shopify Lite too much but it’s there if you look for it. You don’t need to look for it though because we’ll point you to it and put the first ‘buy buttons’ in for you.
WordPress with Shopify
Our £1999 product is a completely custom WordPress website with Shopify inside. Or you can do some of the work yourself and have less design time for a starting price of £999
With the Custom website with Shopify you get the header,footer and navigation designed by us to your specification. You choose how many content pages are created by us and how many Shopify buttons you need. The site is then yours to evolve with our best in class drag and drop page builder. Or you can get us to do the bits you don’t want to do, some of them, none of them or all of them, the choice is yours. The £999 option gives you an installed website with some customisation and 8 hours of design/development time to use as you need. Get in touch with us and tick the 'WordPress with Shopify' button on our contact form and we'll start the ball rolling. Or read more about how you can have seven or more stores serving different audiences for less than the cost of an old van!
FREE Competitor analysis report
Would you like a free report on your competitors? Our free service supplies you with a no obligation report showing you how your website compares to your competitors. There’s no obligation and we're sure you’ll find the report informative and hopefully get back to us for a quote 🙂
Ease of use - the easiest Content Management System (CMS)
If you can send an email you can manage your website from Z Media. You won't need to learn a line of code or any nerdy things at all. Usually within a day you will be able to edit and grow your website and much, much more... A lot of people find it so easy to use they don't need much more than a bit of advice over the phone. But we're all human and for many reasons some people need a more formal training environment. If that's the case we can arrange tuition at your premises or in Leicester city centre.
If you're the creative type we can install the world's favourite drag and drop Page Builder. Apparently it's almost fun.
Google Friendly - SEO - Search Marketing
Often referred to as SEO, Search Engine Optimisation is more or less what it suggests. It means ‘tuning’ your website to appear on page one of a Google search for certain words and phrases.
Even we get inundated with 'page one on Google' emails. Please see our SEO page for a brief and realistic overview of SEO. It covers what we can do and what you can do yourself. It also flags up when you need a specialist.
As you know if your site isn’t on page one of Google (paid or not) hardly anyone will visit you even if your website is brilliant.
Remember, tell us who you are competing against and we'll prepare you a FREE no obligation report. The report will inform you about what we can do for you and in some cases what you can do yourself - to improve your digital marketing. No credit card details needed.
We remember the annual arrival of the new Yellow Pages. Where will our ad be? The best spot was on the outside corner of the page - unless you could afford a half page or bigger. And then there was the alphabetical order. We even changed our company name to begin with “C” for a while!
At north of £10,000+VAT for a full colour page as far back as 2014 (they don’t publish a rate card that we can find in 2018) it wasn’t cheap was it?
We have Digital Marketing packages starting from only £1995 that are much better value than Yellow Pages ever was pound for pound. Get a free competitor analysis report which will include our recommended Digital Marketing package.
Wix. We get it, you can dive in and start dragging and dropping images and text into nice looking templates. The entry price is conditionally free and before you know it you’ve built up your own website. Too good to be true? The DIY website building choices are now plentiful but it’s not a level playing field. If you’re going down the DIY route you are investing your time into probably your businesses biggest marketing tool. You don’t want that route to end in a cul-de-sac. We believe that we have a better product than Wix that’s just as easy to use and actually costs less. With our product you retain ownership and you get portability, Wix gives you neither of those.
Please see our ‘Wix pros and cons’ page for some top tips on what to look out for with a number of page building options.
Over to you
So, you've seen what we can do for you. We like to think we have everything covered. There's no point just having a great website, it needs to rank on Google either organically or by paid search. It has to be fast and look good on all devices. It has to be secure and backed up. It also needs support from industry standard names with provenance. There's a plethora of bad web design companies out there with a bunch of tricks and dead ends. We can tick a lot of the necessary boxes even with our £1,000 websites. A modest budget spent with us will be better value than most of our competitors charging two to three times what we charge. Z Media, down to earth and honest, in a less than truthful world. Get a fair quote and let us prove it.