Looking for a Website Designer in London?

Searching for top-notch website designers in London? Look no further than Smoking Rocket! We’re not your ordinary London website designers; we are a hub of creativity, innovation, and talent.

At Smoking Rocket, we specialise in delivering affordable custom CMS websites, tailored exclusively for your needs, all while ensuring they adhere to the highest UK standards. Located in the heart of London, our office may not be sprawling, but it buzzes with passion and dedication. What sets our website design company apart? It’s our commitment to giving you an award-winning design without breaking the bank.

Take a moment to explore our website and delve into our rich client portfolio; or why not read our design and website FAQ below?. We’re confident you’ll be thrilled with the calibre of our work. When you’re convinced and excited to start, ring us up! With Smoking Rocket website design in London, your dream website is just a call away.

Our Website Design Process

Discovery Phase
  • Client Meeting: Understand the primary objectives, brand identity, target audience, and requirements of client.
  • Competitive Analysis: Research competitors and analyze their web strategies.
  • Content Audit: Assess existing content and identify gaps.
Planning Phase
  • Site Map Creation: Define the main navigation structure.
  • Wireframing: Sketch rough layout concepts for key pages.
  • User Journey Mapping: Determine the path a user might take through the site.
  • Technical Requirements: Decide on a CMS, responsive design needs, and other tech
Design Phase
  • Moodboard Creation: Combine colors, typography, images, and UI elements that resonate with the clients brand.
  • High-Fidelity Design: Turn wireframes into detailed design mockups, ensuring they are on-brand and meet client’s visual expectations.
  • Feedback Loop: Allow client revisions (typically 2-3 rounds) and make adjustments.
Development Phase
  • Setup: Choose a hosting platform, set up the domain, and install necessary tools/plugins.
  • Front-end & Back-end Development: Convert designs into a functional website.
  • Mobile Optimisation: Ensure the design is responsive across devices.
  • Browser Testing: Test the site across different browsers for consistency.
  • Performance Optimisation: Minimise load times and enhance user experience.
Content Integration
  • CMS Training: If needed, train the client or their team to use the CMS for updating content.
  • Content Placement: Place the final content, including text, images, videos, etc.
  • SEO Optimisation: Implement meta tags, optimise images, and structure content for search engines.
Quality Assurance
  • Functional Testing: Ensure all features and functionalities work as intended.
  • User Testing: Gather feedback from a small group to ensure the site’s intuitiveness.
  • Bug Fixes: Resolve any identified issues.
  • Pre-launch Checklist: Ensure everything is in place for a smooth launch.
  • Backup: Take a backup of the final website.
  • Deployment: Make the website live.
  • Monitoring: Monitor the website for any immediate issues post-launch.
  • Maintenance: Regularly update the website, check security, and backup frequently.
  • Analytics: Set up tools like Google Analytics to monitor website traffic.
  • Feedback Collection: Periodically collect feedback for improvements.
  • Iterative Improvements: Make changes based on feedback and analytics data over time.
Training & Handover
  • Documentation: Provide a comprehensive guide on how to manage and update the website.
  • Training Sessions: Offer sessions to Smoking Rocket’s team on website management.
Review & Feedback
  • Post-Project Review: Analyze the entire project to determine what went well and areas of improvement.
  • Client Feedback: Collect feedback from Smoking Rocket about the entire process and the delivered website.

Website Design FAQ

How much does a website cost?

The cost of our custom WordPress sites can vary greatly depending on the specific needs and intricacies of the project. A straightforward custom design might begin at £1,000, reaching up to £5,000. For projects that demand advanced features, unique designs, or e-commerce capabilities, prices might start at £2,000 and go beyond. As experts in the field, we at Smoking Rocket pride ourselves on delivering premium quality, and our pricing reflects the expertise and exceptional work we provide. Don’t forget to consider additional expenses such as themes, plugins, hosting, and maintenance. For a precise estimate tailored to your needs, we recommend reaching out for a detailed quote.

How long does the average website take to design?

At Smoking Rocket, the duration to design an average website largely depends on its complexity and client specifications. For a basic site, the design phase might take 1-2 weeks. However, for more intricate websites with advanced features and bespoke designs, it can range from 4-6 weeks or even longer. Throughout the process, we prioritise open communication and ensure our clients are updated. To get a more precise timeline tailored to a specific project, we recommend discussing the requirements directly with our team.

How long does a website take to code?

The time required to code a website depends on its complexity, functionality, and the specific requirements of the project. Here’s a general breakdown:

Basic Websites (Static pages with minimal interactivity): These can be coded in a few days to a week if the design is straightforward and content is ready.

Content Management Systems (e.g., WordPress): Setting up a theme and customising it might take a week or two. Developing a custom theme can take 3-4 weeks or more.

E-commerce Websites: These can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the number of products, integrations, and custom functionalities required.

Web Applications (Complex sites with user interactivity, databases, etc.): These can range from a few months to over a year, depending on the scope and intricacy of the project.

Keep in mind these are general estimates. The actual time can vary based on the experience of the developer, clarity of requirements, feedback loops, and other factors. It’s always best to consult directly with our team to get a more accurate estimate for your specific project.

Why should we use Smoking Rocket to design & code my website?

Choosing Smoking Rocket to design and code your website offers numerous advantages:

Expertise: Smoking Rocket has a proven track record of delivering high-quality websites. Our team stays updated with the latest trends and technologies, ensuring your website is both modern and functional.

Customised Solutions: We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We tailor our services to fit your unique requirements, ensuring that the end product aligns with your brand and objectives.

End-to-End Services: From design to coding to post-launch support, Smoking Rocket provides comprehensive solutions, ensuring consistency and quality throughout.

Transparent Communication: We prioritize open dialogue with our clients. You’ll always be in the loop, from the initial concept stages to the final launch.

Responsive Designs: With the increasing importance of mobile web browsing, we ensure your website is optimized for all devices, enhancing user experience and search engine rankings.

Future-Proofing: Our coding practices are robust and forward-thinking, ensuring your website remains scalable and adaptable to future needs.

Post-Launch Support: Our relationship doesn’t end after launch. We offer support packages to handle updates, maintenance, and any tweaks or changes you might need down the line.

Value for Money: With Smoking Rocket, you’re not just paying for a website. You’re investing in a digital solution that will enhance your brand’s online presence and drive results for years to come.

Entrust us with your project, and you’ll benefit from a blend of creativity, technical know-how, and a commitment to achieving your online goals.


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