Website Design you can trust

Picture perfect • eloquent • effective

From £395From £695


Hello and welcome, I’m Sarah and I have been creating, developing and maintaining vivid, attention-grabbing Google-ready websites since 2010.

I am based in Bournemouth and work primarily for small businesses, project teams and event organisers in and around Dorset and the south-west.

My aim is to capture the essence of a client’s personality – and that of their business – and portray it through their website content and design. 

Sharing your personality online can help you create lasting relationships with the people who use your site, and can improve the bottom line of your business. It sets you apart from your competitors and helps you connect with an attentive audience. Once you have a visitor’s attention you need a clear sales message, good structure and user-friendly navigation, I do that for you too.

Please take a look around, check out some of the projects I’ve been working on recently, and if you think I might be the web designer your business needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


I build responsive, mobile friendly websites using WordPress, a CMS (content management system) that allows you to update all or just some of your own content & images – should you wish to.

♦ Currently accepting new projects for end August 2017  ♦


Tried & Tested Powerful Features & Functions.


The world’s favourite eCommerce platform, fully customised for you and your business. No monthly charges!


A world-leading, smart, flexible drag & drop editor that has changed the way we create and maintain websites


Create a online community website with Member Directory, Knowledge Base, Help Desk, content restrictions and more


Fully responsive. From £395. Ideal for new start-ups.

Here are a few examples
client: bouncing bunnies dorset
client: lilliput driving school poole
client: dr bean’s flying coffee machine IOW
A truly minimal web page at the client’s request; the message here is ‘never be afraid of white space on your website’ – sometimes it just works


Fully responsive. From £695

Some recent work
client: white dub weddings dorset
A lovely little start-up business launched January 2017. This site is all about showcasing the beautiful photography (by Louise Jolley) and is fully managed by Vivid
client: hotelsmart bournemouth
A well-established business that needed a complete online make-over. In a competitive industry it’s often all about people and reputation, so the team & great reviews are forefront of this site which is  fully managed by Vivid
client: the rosemont b&b dartmoor
Nick & Heather took over The Rosemont in April 2017 and wanted a whole new look for the website; we started with a colour theme that represents the beauty of Dartmoor National Park in Spring

client: hillview flowers bournemouth

Hillvew Flowers & Events is essentially a brochure website, promoting a local florist and successful wedding flowers business, but does include small-scale eCommerce functionality
client: blue sky motorhomes christchurch
Launched in October 2016 this site takes advantage of the WordPress & Divi blog set-up, customised as product pages to allow the client to manage all updates himself
client: brides with curves poole
Another lovely (July 2016) start-up in the wedding industry, with a well-defined USP that is driving success. Social media activity & targeted search engine optimisation are key factors supporting growth


With the WooCommerce shopping cart. From £995

client: dr beans bags isle of wight
A unique range of bags with a nautical twist, handmade on the Isle of Wight;  a clean, uncomplicated eCommerce website that is well managed by the client
client: virtual warrior poole
Virtual Racing events are a great personal motivational tool, but a relatively new concept, so this website has to do more than just sell. Launched in September 2016, fully managed by Vivid
client: hawaiian shirt shop east sussex
Within 8 weeks of moving this client to mobile-friendly WordPress, Divi & WooCommerce in March 2017 sales were double those in the same period 2016 and visitor numbers were up by over 70%!
client: posh original art bournemouth
Talented local Remembrance Artist Jacqueline Hurley uses red poppies to great effect in her work; I would normally shy away from a black background but it just seems to work in this instance
client: sam biddle dorset
Sam is a world-renowned Nail Artist; she runs a fabulously successful global business and I’ve been helping drive the online side since 2012. In 2016 she required a website to take her workshops & courses to the next level. The eCommerce & Membership elements of the site are managed by the client.


From £395

In the realm of marketing websites a landing page is a standalone web page, distinct from a client’s main website, that has been designed with one objective in mind. It would usually have no link to the primary site in order to limit the options available to visitors, allowing them to focus on your intended conversion goal.


From £795

The Dolphin Quays Community website is for registered users only so you will not see the majority of content. It does, however, include the Ultimate Member plugin for online communities, a Knowledge Base, a Help Desk, and a Blog, all of which provide a centralised, secure information resource for residents & tenants


For websites & email from £100 a year on fast, reliable, full maintained servers. Daily back-ups included.


Well written, meaningful and engaging content, every page fully optimised for search engines.


Full website update, maintenance & development service, on a monthly contract basis or simply as-and-when you need it.

Interested? Please get in touch

♦ Currently accepting new projects for end August 2017  ♦

Sarah Austin

T: 01202 251168

M: 07798 862205


Vivid Websites

43 Ashton Road, Bournemouth BH9 2TP