Webgloss was established by Jane Renfree, a computer programmer, in 2001. It has now grown to become a Hampshire web design company with clients across Hampshire
and the rest of the UK, who have been trusting us to look after their business websites for many years but it is still run by Jane.
An IT professional for over 25 years, Jane is originally from Winchester in Hampshire and began her career programming Cobol systems on massive mainframe computers. This was in the day when you had to write the code on sheets of paper, send it away to be punched into cards and then go down to an air-conditioned room to watch the system run on a single monitor. When she first began programming, Jane couldn't believe that someone was going to pay her for having so much fun! She loved it and couldn't wait to get to work each morning to write realms of Cobol code - the magic of making a system work, with everything written from scratch by the programmer, was unbelievable.
The years passed and technology advanced; Jane moved to Gosport and was employed for many years programming statistical analysis systems in Unix & Oracle RDBMS on Sun / Unix platforms, including real time systems analysis & database administration (DBA). She was employed creating complete PC systems - from design concept & programming right through to implementation. Her last programming 'job' before running Webgloss full time was leading a team of programmers producing statistics using Java, for cross-platforms, alongside being a database administrator (Oracle Solaris Operating System) & systems analyst.
Now, with over 15 years of professional web design experience, Jane runs Webgloss in Gosport, Hampshire and specialises in search engine optimisation for our client websites. She runs her own team - a successful Internet design firm in Hampshire, producing clean, crisp, easy to navigate, Google friendly websites for small businesses in Hampshire and throughout the UK.
Jane enjoys talking to Webgloss clients and you won't get any 'techie talk' (unless you want it!) - she will explain everything to you and answer all of your queries about web design. She will make the whole process of getting your business online as easy as possible for you.
We have a fully optimised website for search engines such as Google which means we feature on the first page without paying extra for this. In addition, the customer service and responsiveness from Webgloss is second to none.
Because of its nature, our website is constantly changing. We get excellent service from Webgloss, with changes swiftly expedited. They were very helpful indeed when designing the site and I would (and often have) recommended them to others.
I think it's absolutely brilliant - what a top job. You have really opened my eyes to cost effective web developing
Webgloss optimisation is working for us more than any other advertising we attempt and a massive portion of all our new enquiries are from Google Internet searches!
Our business model is to design mobile friendly websites specifically for the Google search engine and keep them affordable for all, from the small start up business right through to
corporate organisations. There is no reason why businesses should be paying thousands of pounds for their websites. We want you to stay in business so we ensure that you
know what you will be paying from the start and we don't send surprise requests for payments with our web design service. Everything is clearly laid out so you know what your website
With Webgloss your business can have a fresh, mobile friendly, modern website for just £22 a month. Unlike many web design companies we don't charge a huge sum for the design and then add on costs for search engine submissions and hosting. When you calculate the total cost with other web design firms you may find that your whole marketing budget has disappeared! Instead, we provide a mobile friendly, professionally designed business website for your company with no initial outlay for the design.
We make it even more affordable by including all hosting, on fast business quality servers (because the speed of the server affects the speed of your website), search engine submissions, Google optimisation and most website updates in your £22 a month fee. Your domain name is registered in your name (this matters too - you should be the legal owner of your company's domain name) and this is charged at £21 for the registration or transfer to our servers and requires renewal once a year for £21.
Perhaps you feel that 'you get what you pay for'? Well, in web design that is rarely true. Larger web design firms do tend to charge more but this is not
representative of the quality of the website produced. Some massive companies produce extremely cheap websites that look dreadful - they take your money and then
they're hard to get hold of after the initial overly keen 'sales period'. If you need a database driven
website then perhaps it should cost more and ecommerce enabled websites are more expensive to produce. But, for most businesses, a professional, mobile friendly
website that faithfully represents their services should cost far less than many web design firms are charging!
We have businesses contacting us each week with tales of how they paid a small fortune for web design and that their website is now obselete because they cannot get hold of the web designer. They are completely disillusioned with the whole web design process. They have paid expensive web design fees, been ill-advised and after 6 months have had to start all over again! Many had websites with web design companies that are no longer in business and some have even lost their domain names which represented their businesses.
Web design firms go out of business every week - it's a fact. Webgloss has been designing websites since 2001 so we're well established and will still be here for you when you need us. We don't tie you in to a contract and having a website with us is therefore risk free. We're also at the end of the phone line ready to discuss any concerns you may have. Give us a ring for a chat with Jane!
As a successful Internet design firm in Hampshire, Webgloss designs clean, crisp, easy to navigate, Google optimised, mobile friendly websites for businesses throughout the UK - with a wealth of expertise we are able to get your business online quickly, whilst making the whole process as easy as possible for you and, most importantly, affordable.
At Webgloss we are computer programmers who became web designers. We don't 'sell' because we don't like people
trying to sell things to us. We will never try to persuade you to use our services - instead we'll listen to your requirements,
explain what we could do for you... and then we'll leave you alone. You won't receive any follow up sales calls and there will
be absolutely no pressure to have a website with us. We are based in Hampshire but your business can be anywhere as we design websites for businesses right across the UK.
If you phone us there will be no confusing technical jargon and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have as we really want you to understand what we are doing. Despite being programmers we're pretty good at communicating! We will also let you know if the type of website you want is not something we would produce. We only design websites for genuine businesses that are not purely 'online'. We also won't create sites that only contain advertising or links to other websites without any content of their own.
The main reason for choosing Webgloss to design and host your business web site is that we will produce a professionally designed,
inexpensive website for your business but an important consideration is the support you will receive once your website is up and running.
Our aim is to work with you and to still be here for you long after the design process.
Webgloss has an established base of clients, many who have been with us over 10 years. We believe that we offer an honest, low-cost web design service for Hampshire that gives you a mobile friendly, professional website at a fraction of the cost that is often charged elsewhere and we hope that you will compare what we offer to packages offered by other web design companies in Hampshire.
From the design layout, creating a header with your company name if needed and registering the domain name of your choice, right through to hosting and maintaining your website once it is online, Webgloss covers everything you need. All you have to provide is the content. We make it simple to get your business online.
Although we are based in Hampshire, many of the businesses for whom we design and host web sites are based elsewhere. We operate with email, post and by telephone, and so are able to design a site for you wherever your business is based.
If you would like to find out more or would like us to design a website for your business, please contact us.
If you need a web designer to build a new website for your business then why not give our Hampshire web designers a go? With no tie in contract and a low monthly charge
there really isn't any risk. We'd like to design a draft for you and perhaps continue from there - if you like what we do!
There are many web designers in Hampshire and it can be difficult to make the right choice. We've been designing websites for a long time and can help you with the whole process - from start to finish. Have a look at our web design Hampshire portfolio of clients, read through our website and compare us to others. Hopefully we will be offering exactly what you need.
If you'd like help or have questions then please just get in touch to speak with Jane to discuss any aspect of web design.