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Just a word about WordPress and why it is our preferred platform.


What is a platform?

To understand what a ‘platform’ is in webdesign terms, it’s probably best likened to the chassis of a car.  Now a chassis forms the basic shape but without a body it looks nothing so on our platform we put a ‘theme’ or a ‘page builder’.  The page builder can take various shapes in the same way that a chassis can take various bodies.  At one time the Ford Mondeo was on the same chassis as the Jaguar.  Then the body may require different upholstery or even hand stitched leather.  In website terms that means we might add plugins or extensions to our page builder.  So with these three basics, the platform, the page builder and the extensions we can handcraft a website that will be exclusively yours.

The chances are you’ve not heard of it and yet amazingly enough WordPress is behind 75 million or 27.5% of all websites around the world. And it’s increasing that percentage all the time as more and more website owners are changing over and asking designers to use WordPress for their next website.  More than one quarter of website owners cannot be wrong.

Very simply that means that WordPress is becoming the standard but no two sites will look alike as its open source software means it can be adapted to look the way you want it – to represent the shop window of your organisation. Just look at our portfolio to see what we mean.

So, it’s not only the most popular and the most reliable but it also has the easiest of CMS (content management systems) meaning with our personalised training programme lasting under one hour, you will be able to edit it yourself – change text and images at will.

Now, couple that with superfast hosting, site encryption and a sensibly priced package and you have the perfect answer for your website.

What about individually developed platforms

Now just the other day we saw one of our competitors extolling the virtues of their own home built platform and how it would do everything that WordPress would do but surely that gives an immediate problem.  What happens if they fail to give you the promised service?  What happens if they should cease business?  They are the only people who understand their platform and the only people who have the ‘key’.  When you have a WordPress site, you can go to more than any one of a dozen designers here in Norfolk and any one of them could handle your problem or query or updates.  And that means we have to work even harder to ensure you don’t leave us – but that’s the way we like it.


That’s why we build our websites on WordPress.

  • Dr. Oliver HendrieDr. Oliver HendrieFestival Chorus

    We really Loved Your Web Design

    I just wanted to say how professional, reassuring and patient you were during all of the evolutionary stages that we discussed whilst developing this modern and exciting new website. Knowing we had a complex site we needed someone local so Norfolk Website Designers were essential.  This enabled us to meet on a number of occasions which we required. Your tender price was competitive and, despite the process becoming more involved than was first anticipated, you never once lost your sense of humour or enthusiasm for the project. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody wishing to develop a website. In particular, we loved your web design. Thank you.

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  • Alan PorterAlan Porter

    Brian of Caston web design built a web site for me which, after my very tight brief was excellent, it did exactly what I wanted, as being a photographer I wanted a visual look to my web site to let the pictures do the talking, which is exactly what I got!

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  • Hannah WheelerHannah WheelerCarbrook Primary School

    Professional, helpful, prompt service

    A great service from a local provider. On-site and remote training and support. Ongoing involvement and updates offered and regular contact, if required.  Friendly, helpful, direct support. Quick at responding to instructions or queries.

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  • Carolyn FelgateCarolyn FelgateSheet Metal Workers


    I was very pleased with our new web site as designed by Caston Web Designs.  Once we had had the initial meeting, I felt confident I could leave the design to Brian and that he had understood my business and the direction we wanted to go in.  In fact, I was that pleased with the site that I asked him to produce another site to handle ancillary products.

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  • John GriffithsJohn Griffiths

    Brian completed a new website for our Charity and it has proved to be a great asset in communicating our message and making it easy for potential volunteers to get in touch with us. It's easy to use and to update and as a charity we were glad to see that the cost of creating and maintaining were more than reasonable.

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  • David BlincowDavid Blincow

    Our village hall trust employed Caston Web Designs to produce a modern website to replace our original. Brian, the proprietor, has designed an intuitive site that is both appealing and informative and it has received much favorable comment. Brian goes to great lengths to ensure he has understood your requirements and to interpret your brief but will also make helpful suggestions during the instruction stage. He is happy to use his client's own photographs but will also if required take photographs in accordance with his client's wishes. We found his pricing to be very favorable.
    We have no hesitation in recommending the service offered by Caston Web Designs.

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  • Elaine StubbingsElaine StubbingsArchitectural Services

    A brilliant interpretation of our requirements

    As architects, we have very fixed ideas on design and how we want to promote our company and the service we provide. We felt that the first impression a website gave to prospective clients was of paramount importance, then the way in which the site could be navigated had to be clear and to the point. It took a lot of time and discussion between ourselves before we were ready to select a web design company to interpret our very specific requirements.  Brian at Caston Web Designs has offered his expertise and professional advice throughout the process and has created a website we are very proud of. We would not hesitate to recommend his services.

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  • michael stringermichael stringer

    Brian created our website in May 2018,unbeknown to our business the website crashed and Brian noticed this and dealt with our IT host to get the website up and running again in no time at all. Brian's experience in dealing with this was invaluable and would recommend his services to any business.

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  • Lydia TurnerLydia TurnerFuneral Service

    Highly efficient

    Efficient service, listened and delivered full requirements.  Wonderfully easy experience, quality service, attentive and personal.  Highly recommended

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  • Karen LodgeKaren Lodge

    Excellent service provided by Brian. Very understanding with those who are technically challenged like myself 😁 created a website that was both great visually and easy to navigate for both customers and myself and continues to provide excellent after care service. Highly recommended

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  • Mike BarrettMike BarrettOven & Carpet Cleaning

    Very Good

    Brian has created two different web sites for me both of which bring in good results. He is always accommodating and helpful to make small changes and tweaks as we go along. I have put his name forward to several people looking for web design. 10 out of 10.

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