Intelligent Website Design

compelling • responsive • secure



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.



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


Website only or Website + email on performance optimised, security hardened, fully managed UK-based servers with daily back-ups included.



Your Vivid hosting package includes a FREE HTTPS (SSL) digital certificate courtesy of Let's Encrypt, the organisation working to create a privacy-respecting Web.


Ongoing website development services offered on a contract basis or as-and-when required. Monthly or Quarterly WordPress Maintenance Packages available.

♦ Currently accepting new projects for December 2017  ♦


Fully responsive. Ideal for new start-ups.

Design from £395. Annual hosting & maintenance from £199.

Here are a few examples

platinum cars bournemouth

In the competitive world of private hire taxi services it can be difficult to stand out; conveying a core message & reliability was key to this webpage

cliffhouse jamaica

One page is perfectly adequate for this well-established holiday rental business; it simply acts as a portal to the main booking page at HomeAway

bouncing bunnies dorset

When Claire launched her new Soft Play group for the under 5s early in 2017 she wanted a simple web presence, so one webpage suited her needs perfectly


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


Design from £695. Annual hosting & maintenance from £199.

Some recent work

tony bowyer print bournemouth

The lovely people at Tony Bowyer Print returned for an update of their original 2013 website; the new, contemporary & mobile-friendly design went online in July 2017 

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 website

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

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

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

brides with curves poole

Another (2016) start-up in the wedding industry, with a well-defined USP that is driving success. Social media activity & targeted SEO are key factors supporting growth


With free SSL Certificate and the WooCommerce shopping cart.

Design from £995. Annual hosting and maintenance from £250.

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

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

hawaiian shirt shop

Within 12 weeks of moving this client to the mobile-friendly WordPress / Divi / WooCommerce combo in March 2017 sales & visitor numbers were more than double those in the same period 2016!

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

More eCommerce websites in development


From £395


From £895

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.

The Dolphin Quays Community website is for registered users only and most of the content is password protected. It does, however, include the Ultimate Member plugin, a Knowledge Base, Help Desk, and Blog, all of which provide a centralised, secure information resource for residents & tenants

Interested? Please get in touch

♦ Currently accepting new projects for December 2017  ♦

Sarah Austin

T: 01202 251168

M: 07798 862205


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