Adapted Media Website Design based in Dorchester

Adapted Media is a Dorset based web development company who specialise in bespoke, responsive and affordable website design. We've been proudly serving clients locally and across the country since 2011 with our mission statement;

" Your business, your ideas, your way. "

Whether you are looking for a brand new website, maintenance of an existing website or a complete redesign of your current website, Adapted Media can help bring to life your ideas. We cover a large range of services including; Website Design, Maintenance, Social Media, Search Engine optimisation / submission and other IT based services on request.

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Dorchester and Poundbury Web Design


Frequently Asked Questions


Who is Adapted Media?

My name is Adam, and Adapted Media has been my website design home ever since April 2011. I made my first website in 2001 when I was 10 years old, and I have been learning and designing consistently ever since. I thoroughly enjoy the time I spend designing in the local area and I am proud to have created websites for many well known businesses in Dorchester's own high street. Why not give me a call and join my list of happy website clients too?

How much does a website cost?

The cost of a website will vary depending on exactly what you require, however on average a client pays around £400 for a basic up-to-five-page website. Our approach is different from many website design companies in that we aim to provide affordable websites to small businesses without compromising on quality.

Many of our clients tell us that as a small business they are often quoted several thousand pounds for a website which is completely out of their range. We operate differently. Every website project is priced individually depending on what you require, some extra features will add costs if you need them but they are 100% optional. We take great pride in offering a free consultation with our clients beforehand and providing a quote for free, with no obligation.

Why is Adapted Media the company for me?

There are a number of reasons why we believe you'll benefit from choosing Adapted Media for your website needs.

- we are proud to offer a one-to-one service, every step of the way you can ask questions or add extra details to your project at any time. Cost - I am a freelance website designer, I have no large offices or staff. Low overheads means great value service for clients. Reliability - as you deal with the same person throughout the process, you're only ever an email or call away from support or advice.

I am completely new to this, how does it work?

No problem, in fact many of our clients are new to the world of website design too. It all begins with you contacting us for a quote, we then provide that quote. If you wish to proceed then we will start producing some design samples and you would provide us with as much content as you have. Given time we will then complete your website and show you what we've come up with. If you're happy then we move to completion and finally payment.

How long does it take to make a website?

This is a great question, it does depend on the complexity of your requirements though. If we are creating a standard 5 page website, then we would expect a comfortable time frame of up to 3 months. In the majority of cases, this is a generous estimation and it can be much quicker than that. This allows time for the best design to be selected, signed off, created and all the content for the website being brought together too. If you have an urgent deadline to meet, just let us know. We're fairly flexible and may just be able to sort something out for you.

Can I see the previous work you have made?

Of course! Our website's portfolio section shows more than 10 examples of our most recent work. It's worth noting that our portfolio shows websites that we have made, but even if your ideas are nothing like our existing work, still get in touch with us! At the bottom of this page you can also see testimonials from our existing clients, the quote changes every time you refresh the page!

I've seen free website builders advertised online?

The website design market has changed and a lot of online websites will offer "free website builders". In most cases, you'll find that your site will be plastered with adverts telling your clients that they are on a free-designed website, and this can often make the page run very slow too. The core disadvantage is that they aren't designed to your exact needs, with a website designer you'll have your ideas transformed onto a website for you - all part of the service.

Do I need to provide my own content for the website?

Although we can offer copy writing at an additional cost, it will speed up the process significantly if you had some of your own content too. You are the expert in your respective field after all and you'll know far more about it than we will do. We can certainly help with sourcing relevant images and media content from stock photo websites to help out too, there will be some costs involved as these images need to be purchased to use legally with the right licences.

Can I be involved in the graphic designing process?

Yes, we are working for you after all. We aim to make your graphics just the way you want them! We understand how important brand consistency is, and we'll ensure your website matches your office / shop / premises and business materials.

Can I update my content after it is completed?

Of course! We don't charge regular monthly or subscription based maintenance fees on your website so you won't be paying us any extra design fees unless you have asked us to add extra content. Our prices are very reasonable and come in at £19.50 per hour of labour. Alternatively, if you're aware of the process of updating your website - you are more than welcome to handle it yourself too.

Do you offer Social Media services?

Absolutely, we can offer many integrated services using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. Popular examples are having a Facebook Page "Like" button on your website or you can have a Live Feed of your Timelines too.

How do you process payments?

Payment can be accepted in either cash, by debit or credit card or via BACS (bank transfer).

As a standard policy, every website job will require a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure our time of the project, with the rest of the balance payable on project completion.

How can I get a (free) quote from Adapted Media?

Fantastic choice, all you'll need to do it drop us a line. On the contact section of our website you'll find our local telephone number, email address and a contact form. Simply contact us through one of those methods and we will let you know the next steps.

[Jargon Buster] - Technical Terms Explained

What is a domain name?

- A domain name is what your website visitors will type in to their device to access your website. For example or in our case Put simply, it's just an identity that sets you apart from others online.

What is web hosting?

- Web hosting is a place online where your website files are stored ready to be visited. Your domain name directs your visitors to this storage space, where your website comes to life.

Search Engine Optimisation?

- Put simply, this is the process of making your website as ready as it can be to appear higher up on the search engines when people type in a relevant search term to your website subject.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us, why not call us on
01305 318 318
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