Ian Middleton

Writer - Photographer - Teacher

Content creator - web Design - SEO - SEM

Ian Middleton

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Smugmug website design

Smugmug is a simple website builder for photographers, but you might want help to get started.

Advantage to a Smugmug website

Smugmug is an easy website builder for photographers. It is ideal for photographers to easily build and manage their own website, display beautiful photo galleries and even offer them for sale. Your Smugmug website also acts online photo storage. You can upload full size photos and keep them for as long as you have your site. There is no storage limit either.

Depending on the plan you choose, you can even allow Smugmug to take care of all sales and fulfillment for you. Additionally, you don’t need to worry about all the technicalities of site maintenance or pay someone to fix things when they go wrong. This is all part of your Smugmug website package.

Building your Smugmug website

Building your initial website though can be a different thing. Although it is easy, it can be time consuming too. Additionally, a good layout and design is not always easy to achieve. A well presented professional look is very important. Smugmug has many great templates and tools, which helps of course. However, these also need to be customised to the look of your site..

Website user experience

A website must offer a great user experience. Visitors to your site should be instantly engaged and want to scroll on and navigate your website for more. Therefore, it is imperative that the site is well laid out, easy to read, and relevant content sticks out and is clearly visible. The viewer must be able to focus on the parts of the page that are relevant to their enquiries.

Website navigation

Website navigation is also important. If visitors want to read more, continue on and look through your site, or have decided to purchase then they want to easily see how to do this. Call to action buttons must be clear and prominent, and internal page ads and button links much easily direct people to other relevant information or promote alternatives.

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Gabriella Atkinson Photography website

Services offered

Price

Smugmug website design
£ 30 per hour
  • Zoom consultation and price guide
  • SEO optimised
  • Keyword research
  • Meta titles and descriptions
  • Content review
  • Internal links
  • Internal ads

Testimonials

Rodney O Callaghan Photography
Rodney O Callaghan Photography
2024-02-10
Ian has designed the most fantastic website for my photography workshops & tours business. From the very beginning Ian has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is professional, enthusiastic and very personable. Not only did Ian work with me on my vision of what I wanted the website to accomplish, he also made numerous fantastic recommendations on how the website could further be enhanced and optimised for best performance and reach. Ian provided regular updates on how the site build was progressing and has talked us through all aspects of the site and it's running since it went live. He has great patience and answers questions without any delay. With his knowledge, expertise and recommendations I now have a website I feel truly showcases my photography business. I have no doubt my business will 100% benefit from the new website Ian has created. I would highly recommend Ian and the fantastic services he offers. If I could give 10 stars I would!
Claudia Daniels
Claudia Daniels
2023-12-01
I highly recommend Ian Middleton Web Design Services. He is great to work with, highly knowledgeable, professional and efficient. The traffic to our website has increased thanks to his SEO program and smart web design. Our website is easier to use than before and has many more features. I would like to thank Ian for promptly meeting each of our requests for the site during its development and for his patience and excellent guidance.
Sarah Howard
Sarah Howard
2023-07-23
Ian Middleton designed a website for my photography workshop business. He is brilliant to put it simply. As a photographer himself he understood my needs and made helpful suggestions throughout regarding the design and also how we could optimise the website for SEO. He was, and continues to be, incredibly helpful and patient, and is always there to offer advice and assistance should I need it when updating the website myself. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a great looking and well performing website at a reasonable price.
Julian Elliott
Julian Elliott
2023-07-18
Ian created a website for me that has changed my business. Through his extraordinary efforts I now have a website that not only showcases the work that I do as a photographer but also gives me a storefront for my photography tours. Ian goes beyond what you would expect from a website designer. He's always on hand to help out and also show you too how it is that you can keep his sitebuild up to date. I cannot thank him enough for his amazing work which continues.
dani perez
dani perez
2023-05-18
Ian is a professional specialist in web design and above all in customer service. I am very grateful for his good work. Daniel, Spain.
paul placitelli
paul placitelli
2023-04-20
What can I say! Ian was fantastic from the beginning concept to completion of the project and beyond with ongoing support. He listened to the vision I was after and made suggestions, not only with the design process, but also how he could optimise and maximise the platform online. Ian kept me informed with regular updates throughout, providing visuals on how the design was looking. Ian also provided me with ono to one training on how to amend and update the web page, during and after completion. He has a very calming and nurturing teaching style, and is very patient, which is great, as it can take me a while to grasp technical information! His knowledge on web design is top class and he really knows his stuff, to be able to advise as to the best design for your needs.I am so pleased with the platform he has created for me, and I am already experience an uplift in customers since the launch. I would thoroughly recommend Ian to anyone looking for this service, without hesitation. Paul Placitelli.
Caroline Hurt
Caroline Hurt
2023-03-02
Ian has been fantastic at building my photgraphy website form scratch. He has also been very helpful at following up with any teething issues I had. I would highly recommend.
Louise Welcome
Louise Welcome
2023-01-06
I have known Ian both as a photography tutor (some years ago) and as someone who I really wanted to take charge of building my website. His guidance and patience with me has been utterly appreciated. His objective approach to building my website has also meant that I have had the courage to 'let go of my darlings' so that the end product is impactful and competitive. I now have a website that is visually strong, incorporates my youtube channel and is visible - it's now down to me to develop my marketing strategy to take full advantage of his excellent work! Thank you Ian.
Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson
2022-07-14
Ian did a great job in providing me with a report on what I should change on my website. After agreeing the work Ian kept me updated throughout the whole process and made sure I was happy with what was done. After the work was complete he showed me what a difference it had made especially to SEO and that showed straight away in Google search results. I can totally recommend Ian’s services he is absolutely fantastic at what he does and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended ⭐️🌟⭐️🌟
Total Productivity
Total Productivity
2022-02-18
My finished website is leaps ahead of what we had before and showcases the strengths of my business. Overall the experience of working with Ian has been outstanding, I couldn’t ask for more.

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