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Hello, we’re Design Cloud. We’re the latest innovation when it comes to web design services based in Manchester.

Our Web Design services aren’t like traditional agencies you’ll find here in Manchester, we’re an unlimited graphic design subscription service here to give you access to as many premium quality web designs as you need for just one flat rate subscription fee, with no extra hidden costs.

Our Pro plan starts from just £999 per month and gives you access to a dedicated expert graphic designer you can communicate with via a slack channel for real-time collaboration, unlimited design requests, same day revisions, help with large workloads and unlimited full front end web design.

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Getting started with us is quicker than most web design agencies in Manchester

Signing up for Design Cloud is simple and quick.

If you need help with ongoing graphic design work, we can set you up with an experienced web designer in under a business day for just £999pm.

Here's our simple four step process:

Book or watch a demo

Everything starts by watching or booking a demo to learn how our service works.

Choose your plan

Our plans are tiered based on the complexity of work that you need to access. Pick a plan and sign up online.

Submit a request

Once signed up, you can access our platform right away and start sending requests to your design team

Start creating

Once you've submitted your first request, we'll set you up with your designer and you're ready to start working together.

Other services we offer alongside web design

Our design scope in broad and there’s not much we can’t work on – Here’s our design scope as a guide. If there’s something we’ve not listed below, get in touch and we’ll let you know if we can do it.

Frequently asked questions about our web design services

Choosing the right web design agency in Manchester is important, here are some of the most common questions we get asked.

What makes Design Cloud a unique option for web design in Manchester?

Unlike other web design agencies in Manchester, at Design Cloud our graphic design subscription plans mean that you’ll have access to as many unique web designs as you want for just one flat rate per month. You don’t need to be signed into a contract to work with a Design Cloud designer, you can stay with us for 1 month or forever but are free to cancel your subscription at any time. We do offer a discount system which means if you like working with us and want to sign up for 12 months, you’ll save 15% on your plan.

Whilst on an unlimited graphic design plan you will also be able to request as many design tasks via your design queue on the app or via email. Our design scope includes things like web banners, PPC ad designs, point of sale graphics and so much more.

What's included with a plan?

The design scope for each plan ranges but every single one of our plans offers you unlimited design requests, unlimited number of users, and an unlimited number of brands and revisions. That’s the basis of everything we do. From there, our plans are tailored based on workload and design scope. Our Pro plan offers the largest design scope and includes logo design, full front end web design, original branding, landing page design and advanced infographics along with many more common design requests like social media content.

The Pro plan is perfect for larger businesses and agencies with a heavy workload who needs lots of graphic design support and want to work really closely with their Design Cloud designer since you’ll be able to communicate in real-time via a slack channel. Whilst are agency plan doesn’t include front end web design, you will be able to request an unlimited amount of landing page designs along with lots of other graphic design assets.

How long will my design take?

The length of time it takes to complete your design will depend on the number of designs/pages you have and the size of your project. The majority of simple one-page and landing page designs can be completed by our expert graphic design and interaction design team in less than 24 hours. This may take longer if you have numerous, complex designs/pages to work on.

Am I able to make changes to my design once it’s finished?

Yes, absolutely, as many as you like! Design Cloud offers unlimited revisions at no extra cost, so we can keep on amending your design until you are completely happy with it. Unlike many other agencies and freelancers, we will keep on working at your design until it’s right, no matter how long it takes!

How do I communicate with my designer?

We have the Design Cloud Portal, which will allow you to talk to your designer and have conversations around briefs, feedback and design progression. Our pro plan also includes real time collaboration via Slack

Are your designers based in the UK?

All of our designers at Design Cloud are based in the UK, with our head office based in Manchester. So, you don’t have to worry about language barriers, different time zones, or anything else that could delay the web design process.

Can you develop my website?

As mere designers, unfortunately, we cannot help you develop or code your website. You will need a professional developer for this, who will be able to do a much more effective and proper job than us! However, we do create all of our designs with web development in mind, so your chosen web developer will be comfortable working with them. We can also make changes to the designs we create for you based on your development needs.Book a demo with the team here at Design Cloud to see what we can do for you. We’d be more than happy to flex our creative design muscles your way! Our design service is more affordable than a full time, in-house designer – but more reliable than outsourcing your work to freelancers.

What’s the difference between web design and web development?

Web design refers to the actual design elements that your website uses. This includes things like web banners, landing page design and the colour scheme that your website incorporates. Web development is different as it refers to the actual building of the site through coding. At Design Cloud we supply premium web design services but unfortunately, we can’t undertake the coding of your website. Any web developer will be able to use our website designs to code your site. If you don’t have an existing web developer in your company that you want to work with on your designs, we can put you in contact with the reliable professional agencies we work with everyday!

Which web builder platform will our web designs work with?

At Design Cloud, we offer web design for a range of softwares including Magento web design and WordPress web design. Whilst we don’t code websites, any professional web developer will be able to bring our designs to life using these platforms. If you need any help sourcing a web developers, just let us know and we can connect you with one of the talented agencies we work with.

Do your website designers write content?

Here at Design Cloud, our expertise is based within the graphic design process, so we are unable to help you write all the content needed for your website. We can work wonders with copy brought to us, where we will shape and style it into a design that suits all your business needs! With our Unlimited Graphic Design Services, we can offer ongoing support should anything change or need updating, and accommodate a range of services and products to feature. If you’re stuck on content inspiration, it might be worth looking into enlisting a professional copywriter to help you do this – or look at similar websites across the industry and see what works best.

Things to consider when starting a web design project

Adaptive versus responsive

Two of the most common elements used in website creation are adaptive and responsive web design. In responsive design, content can move freely about the page regardless of screen size, while adaptive aspects are fixed in a layout that best suits the browser window it is viewed on. To make sure your company gains – and keeps – customers, website layouts should be consistent between mobiles, computers, and tablets, whatever you choose.

The pros of adaptive design mean easy compatibility across devices, allowing both a desktop and mobile user experience. Graphic designers also find that creating custom, bespoke designs is easier to integrate without code, boasting a ‘what you see is what you get’ effect.

Responsive web design is typically seen as the sturdier option, thanks to its more rigid build. Your website will look cohesive no matter what it’s viewed on, with the help of a custom website design on top of flexible grid layouts.

Choosing the right interactive design for your website and its needs is one of the biggest things to consider when weighing up your options, especially since 93% of users leave a website because it doesn’t display properly on their device.

User interface design

One of the most common terms within website design is User Interface (or UI Design). This is what designers use to build interfaces in software or on computerised devices, focusing on the visual style of the page and how it plays on emotion. Designers aim to create interfaces or communication designs that customers find easy to use and enjoyable, because visiting your website should always be a positive experience. UI design also refers to other aspects of interfaces, such as voice-controlled technology.

User Interface Design is all about making the overall customer journey frustration-free and satisfying while ensuring your brand values are being communicated in a clear way. This design understands that audiences quickly judge what they see and makes sure those precious seconds count, with beauty and function being the main user focus.

User experience design

User Experience Design (or UX Design) is defined as any interaction a customer makes with a product or service. The User Experience takes stock of each and every design element involved in how a browser might spend time on a website, considering how it makes the user feel and how easy it is to navigate.

UX design is quite methodical, integrating strategies, market research, strategy, product development and design to build user experiences for products, services, and processes. Its main goal is to put the customer into focus when doing anything regarding a product, understanding what aspects might help or hinder their experience. Good user experience uncovers problems that people may have when interacting with a website and understands how to fix it, streamlining the process and increasing customer retention, which is always good for business.

Search engine optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation (or SEO) is the method where content or structure on a website is adjusted so it will be displayed at the forefront of a search engine. Its usage and popularity make sense, considering 93% of online experiences begin with the help of Google, Bing, Yahoo, and more.

Rather than paying advertising to rank highly on these engines, SEO means looking at your website content and understanding how to ‘flip’ or create content that will get those results naturally. Search engines follow certain rules to discern what information they want to pass to users, so making sure your site is accessible, well-labelled, and has compliant HTML are good places to start. Content, links, and references should all be relevant with stand-out page titles, with excellent spelling and grammar to impress search rankings and improve the user experience.

Spending some time on keyword research will help you craft really good content that will help you rank higher on Google. Keywords will tell you what your audience wants to know based on what they’re searching for, so choosing the right ones is incredibly important. It’s also helpful to look at related search criteria and see how they rank, observing terms that come out at the top and bottom of the listings. It may be tempting to try and bandwagon a popular or obvious keyword, but sometimes cultivating content that is based on a long-tail or more niche term may be a smarter option as these types of term tend to have less competition.

Indexing is the process by which search engines organise information before a search to enable super-fast responses to queries. Searching through individual pages for keywords and topics would be a very slow process for search engines to identify relevant information. Instead, search engines (including Google) use an inverted index, also known as a reverse index.

What content should be on a website?

Before you send a brief to a copywriter, deciding what your business’s tone of voice sounds like is a good place to start. Content and visuals go hand in hand, so making sure the feel of what your customers will be reading matches the graphics they will be interacting with cannot be overlooked.

Then you should consider all the sections you’ll be needing for your website and what information the audience needs to know. Traditionally, a website will need a homepage, about page, a products page (which may feature e-commerce tools), and, most importantly, your contact details. Some businesses might like to include a blog or testimonials page, but that is entirely up to personal preference.

An important thing to remember is that landing pages, such as your homepage and about section, should be evergreen. Blogs, testimonials, and product pages are great places to continually refresh with new pieces of content, which will help your website look active, helping your chances to show up in search engines and criteria.  


This is probably the most important page on the entire website. As well as engaging design, this is where your audience will find out the purpose of your business and understand the brand identity. All content here should be concise and attention-grabbing, so it doesn’t slow down the website’s loading speed: a lag can be costly, with 47% of customers expecting a website to load in two seconds at the very most.

Your copy should touch on who you are and what you do, give an overview of the products and services on offer and let your customers know why your business is exactly what they are looking for.

About page

This page gives browsers a peek at the people behind the website, which gives you a great opportunity to reveal your values, history, and what sets you apart from everyone else. Usually, a summary of your company and who works there, what drives your businesses and any notable facts, such as achievements, will live here.

Product page

Here is where all of your services or products should be spotlighted. Informative copy, alongside high-quality photographs, allows customers to get a feel for what is on offer and what they can expect. Make sure to include short descriptions of each product or service, link to any relevant pages that contain more information, and make sure to let customers know why they should buy from you.

As for services, you might want to expand on the feel of and benefit of the services alongside any key information. It’s helpful to give further context and will encourage people to get in touch!


A blog is a great tool to show a business has its finger on the pulse and is knowledgeable about an industry. It also gives insight into your company and any exciting developments.

It can also double as a resource tool, especially regarding long-form, well-researched posts, which tend to rank highly in SEO and gain clicks from social media. Because of this, blogs are excellent ways of building brand awareness and can establish your business as an active voice in a sector. Some of your pages may be designed to bring in traffic from people who are searching online. If the purpose of your content is to bring in organic searchers, choose a good keyword to target in your writing, and dedicate some time to making your pieces useful to a wider audience – this is a great opportunity to build some backlinks.

The more your blog (or any page on a website) is linked to from another, the more Google and other big search engines will suggest it to searchers. These “inbound links”, “incoming links” or “one-way links” are a fantastic, organic way to make sure your website will feature highly in rankings.

It might take a bit of prep and strategy to decide who you are blogging for and what uses it will bring to your website but it offers many possibilities to spotlight media mentions, guest posts, industry news, and much more.

Contact Us page

The final page of your website is usually reserved for your contact details. This includes your business name, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and other useful information. You should always strive to keep these details consistent across every page of your site,. This will make sure you look credible and avoids any errors being made should anyone want to get in touch!

It is also important to have your phone number, email address, and socials accessible throughout the whole site, if possible, so customers don’t have to search for them. This might also be a good opportunity to spotlight testimonials from other service users, such as a brief paragraph of feedback that shows how good your business is and to further persuade customers to get in touch.

Depending on the size of your business or what type of website you have, you might also want to consider including an events page, advertising information, a job or careers section, or a standalone testimonial page.

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