The tale of jon

The freelance web designer who likes to get about a bit

I was born and raised in Cheadle, near Manchester and I studied Computers & Electronics in Bournemouth & Poole college.

I have been making websites for over 10 years now, for clientele around the world. My business grew from word-of-mouth because of the care and attention I give to my clients.

I have recently settled down in Alghero, Sardinia with my gorgeous wife,  my dog Tiricca and cat Daisy – but the bulk of my work is still from the UK.

When I’m not at my computer I like to go for runs, watch movies and football, and I also dabble in a bit of creative writing!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes it will! All my websites are designed to be “responsive” – which means they will adapt to phones and tablets, and always look great!

 It depends on the size of your website and how many revisions you would like to make. On average, most of my websites take between 10-21 days.

Yes you can! WordPress is a CMS which means “content management system”. All instructions on making simple edits will be provided during the handover. You will have access to an admin area where you can make changes to any existing content, make blog posts, add products to a shop (if required) and much more.

It depends on what you wish to rank for! No web designer can guarantee first page – and if they do – they are not to be trusted! Ranking is in the hands of Google and mainly depends on the content you submit.  All my clients who take my advice rank well for the keywords they have been designed for.

SEO is Search Engine Optimization. It is the practice of making the website rank as well as it possible can. There are two types of SEO – On-page and Off-page. On page is where I come in. Google likes pages which load quickly, are modern and responsive, have good headings, links, keywords, and have lots of easily accessible, juicy content. Off-page is where you come in – it’s marketing your website – which is important. Flyers, Business Cards, Social Media, Google Advertising etc. I submit your website to all the major websites, Google, Bing etc

I have moved to Alghero, Italy with my Italian wife. But don’t let that put you off! The thing about website work is that it can be done remotely, so if you don’t mind using a telephone, email, WhatsApp or Zoom, the location shouldn’t make a big difference.

I have moved to Alghero, Italy with my Italian wife. But don’t let that put you off! The thing about website work is that it can be done remotely, so if you don’t mind using a telephone, email, WhatsApp or Zoom, the location shouldn’t make a big difference.

It has been taken down due to a lot of sales calls. If you would like a chat on the phone, send me a message with your phone number and I’ll happily call you back!

Yes you do! There’s no getting around this, to have a website you need to have it hosted. Think of it as the rent you pay for having your website on the internet. I encourage all my clients to open their own hosting accounts – It means you are in total control of your website forever – and If I should win the lottery and disappear to Barbados, you won’t lose your website. I will guide you to the best hosting company for your needs.

You betcha! I won’t abandon you! I am always available to my clients both old and new.

During the handover I make and send you a backup of the website.  Making extra backups are encouraged, and instructions will be provided. Worse comes to worst and your website breaks down, the backup can be restored. Should you need help with this, I am always available. I also offer a monthly maintenance package, which includes monthly backups.. in case you are worried about this.

Great – send me a message. I work by the hour for alterations, extra content!

Cayenne Pepper Design was my brand name when I first started out. I realised it was making me look a bit too much like an agency, not a freelancer – hence the change!

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A Love and BeyondA Love and Beyond
12:06 26 Oct 20
We literally cannot thank Jon enough. From day one, all the way through the whole process until we launched, Jon was there every step of the way. Having that piece of mind took so much stress out of our situation. We had so many unforeseen set backs due to a third party requiring us to change our website so many times, and Jon was able to talk us through how we can achieve these changes and talked us through our options. If you are looking for a web developer who is transparent, honest and will get the job done, look no further. We are so happy that we used Cayenne Pepper Design for our site. We absolutely love the results. We cannot speak highly enough . Thank you so so much Jon! Rob and Ruth!
Lori RandallLori Randall
13:41 12 Jul 20
Jon recently designed a website for my counselling practice. I am extremely happy with the results, as it looks professional, covers all the content that I asked for and I am proud to send my link to prospective clients. Jon is very friendly, able to answers any questions you have and works fast and efficiently to requested deadlines.. I can thoroughly recommend his service and have already done so.
19:39 20 Feb 20
Jon was recommended to me through a friend. I got in touch and he turned out to be very reliable and professional, always responding to my emails without any delays. He discussed various options with me to ensure that the website suited my needs in the best possible way. He created a beautiful website for my business in a very short time. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon. I am very happy with his product.
Carla WellsCarla Wells
08:40 01 Jul 19
I cannot fault Jon's work, he's been brilliant. I was using a design studio who were charging me so much to make even the smallest changes to my website. Jon's rates are too cheap in my opinion for the outstanding work he produces! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Jon to anybody looking for a reliable and talented web designer.
Kris KeeganKris Keegan
17:21 10 Oct 17
I am so happy to have found Jon at Cayenne Pepper Design. He has created a fantastic website for our business and completed a great deal of work in a short period of time. He delivered the project above and beyond my expectations. We now have ideal website built the way we want with all the content and product range that we were looking to get online. I have had a few websites in the past from previous business ventures and this has been my best experience by far in terms of service. Jon is patient and works with you to create the product that you have in mind and advises with expert suggestions along the way. Thank you Jon! I would be happy to recommend you to friends and colleagues.