Did you know? The internet runs at between 3-4k per second on a standard 56k modem meaning that a 40k image will take approximately 10 seconds to fully appear.

We have redesigned sites that had pages containing in excess of 400k of graphics!. Always remember to check your website through a normal modem connection as viewing it from disk or on the designers computer will not show how your customers will see it.

As a general rule of thumb, if a web page is taking longer than 10-15 seconds to load fully then its to big.

At 3k design we always work with this in mind to ensure that your website will have the right balance between being visually pleasing and loading quickly. We use optimisation software which enables us to make small adjustments in the colour depth and detail of pictures greatly reducing there size without noticable reduction in quality.

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The Customer is King

We know who pays our wages and keeps us in business so when you work with 3k-design you can expect our full commitment and dedication to the success of your project. We are a company that likes to build long term relationships with our clients based on trust and mutual respect. To this end we work hard to meet and exceed your expectations wherever possible, its our simplest and most cost effective marketing strategy.

Website Design - Stick to the basics

We are not a world beating web design company, we do not seek to win awards with complex animations. What we offer is a competent and competitively priced service which will provide you with professional looking and effective marketing materials. Many websites get carried away with trying to impress while forgetting the simple design rules that effect an internet sites presentation. We concentrate on providing designs that load quickly, present your company in a positive light and leave your clients with right impression.

Sometimes the customer is wrong

Some companies work on the principle that the customer is always right, we disagree. When you work with 3k-design you won't be working with a team of yes people, we will give our advice and opinions. If we think you are making a mistake then we will tell you. It is not our job to stroke the clients ego and in so doing create something that is not fit for purpose. We will advise you based on our experience and then work with you to ensure the best solution. Our approach will save you money and ensure that your site or marketing materials has the best chance of being a success.

Think of a number then double it

A classic practice of new media design companies which is still around today, unfortunately there are still companies charging excessive prices for mediocre work and ridiculous hosting fees. We do not pretend to be the cheapest but you can be assured that you will get what you pay for. Pricing is based upon a reasonable daily rate and dependent on the level of complexity of the job. Services such as hosting or domain name registration are only marked up to include administration and on most occassions, unless there are special requirements, they are included in the job.

Honesty is always the best policy

You never get caught out when you tell the truth. We will not baffle you with science and sell you expensive solutions when a simpler solution will do. It is part of our principles to give the best service and give you the solution that you need and not the one that earns us the most profit.

Some companies may laugh at these principles but we know that the successful ones don't. A significant portion of our work comes from client referrals and repeat business. Visit our client section and see what they have to say, after all they are the ones that matter.