Brown Ink Web Design Ballarat (website designers)

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Brown Ink has been designing websites in Ballarat since 2001. Over the years we have produced over 1000 website designs for our customers.

A good website design is an important part of your branding arsenal. It allows your customers to find out more about your company, products and services any time of the day.

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For the last 17 years Brown Ink has watched website design evolve from simple HTML websites, to more complicated PHP and ASPX websites, and more recently Drupal, Joomla and WordPress sites.

Currently Brown Ink design all their websites in WordPress software which gives our clients back-end access with the ability to make updates and alterations throughout the site when required.

Why should I choose a WordPress website design?

WordPress web design

WordPress is an open source software which means it can be used for free to use with no annual subscriptions. Open source is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product’s design and implementation details. In short, open source is advantageous because thousands of developers around the world are constantly enhancing, developing and creating solutions through interactive communities. End uses of WordPress (you and us) then enjoy these benefits without paying huge amounts of money for the hard work.

User friendly website design

WordPress is an easy CMS to use. What we have found is most of our clients need only two hours of training to grasp the CMS program. The administration section is easy to navigate and it’s even easier to add articles, videos, PDFs, images and all types of content to your website.

We also use a plug-in called Visual Composer which makes the process of creating pages, posts and galleries so easy you don’t need to have any programming knowledge.

Website plug-ins

There are currently 54,000 WordPress plug-ins available for web designers and developers to select from. Due to the open source model, programmers are constantly developing functionality to WordPess websites. Which means if Brown Ink or our client comes up with an idea or suggestion, we need only search the online WordPress community to find if someone has already developed this plug-in. Utilising existing programming or plug-in developments is a very cost effective way of adding functionality to your website.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) friendly websites

Search Engines (especially Google) should be top of mind when building a website. WordPress also has in built functionality to help with your site to be more search engine friendly. For example sending pings to other sites, making categories, tagging your posts, naming your images and use of heading tags. WordPress is a very successful and proven CMS for ranking on Google.

WordPress Fast Facts

27% of all websites are published with WordPress

WordPress currently runs more than 66 million websites. Some of those sites include CNN, TechCrunch, Forbes, Ebay and many other popular sites that you probably use or see every single day!

63% of the top 10 million sites are using WordPress (Joomla is 11% & Drupal is 8%)

WordPress is responsible for more than 75% of the CMS websites on the internet.

WordPress was founded in 2004 and was originally designed for blogging, this means WordPress has been around longer than both Facebook and Twitter.

Local based designers and impeccable support.

Megan McPherson is our locally based Website and Design Manager in the Ballarat region. Megan is also an active member of the Ballarat BNI chapter, Ballarat Business Women and Commerce Ballarat.

Megan has an amazing “can do” attitude which brings smiles to our team and our clients. If you happen to work with Megan you will discover first hand a fantastic design mind and huge commitment to your cause.

For all your website design requirements contact Megan directly on 0447 344 418 or

A snapshot at some of our Ballarat website designs

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