Foundation Sites

Gold Coast Media offers new, low cost websites for businesses that want an online presence at a great price. Our Foundation sites start at just £750 plus VAT and offer our clients a cost effective and powerful website based on the Drupal Open Source platform.  There are no monthly fees and no minimum terms, all you pay for is your own web site and it comes with a year’s free hosting.

 

What are Foundation Sites?

Our Gold Coast Media Foundation sites are pre-built web sites that are designed and developed in-house. They are easy to navigate, offer lots of functionality and a great user experience for visitors. For the website owner, they are easy to use, with no requirement or knowledge. If you can write an email, you can edit a Drupal Foundation site.

Because Drupal is so simple to use, adding content, editing, uploading images and changing the order or images is really easy. We have several different designs to choose from so that you can find one that fits your business.

Our foundations sites are cost effective because the basic foundation is shared across several different web sites to minimise costs. This means that you benefit from a low cost and great looking web site. The sites all offer simple and effective navigation systems, no limits on the number of pages that you can create and no limits on the number of images that you can upload. They are designed to be flexible, to provide you with an online presence that you can grow without being burdened with constant bills to pay.

 

Foundation Sites – What Are The Benefits  

  • Fixed Cost of £750 + VAT
  • Open Source Platform used worldwide, you own the copyright!
  • Low cost online presence, perfect for new and growing businesses.
  • Easy to use, navigate and optimise for search engines.
  • No limits on the number of pages.
  • No limits on the number of images.
  • No monthly fees.
  • Online website dashboard and editor.
  • Change images, headers and text with ease.
  • Choose from a range of designs and colours.
  • Responsive designs that work on all devices.
  • One year’s free hosting, including SSL.
  • Supported by a local team in the centre of Braunton.

 

Why Choose Drupal?

Drupal is one of the worlds most popular CMS web site systems, as an example the Royal Mail web site is built on Drupal. It is Open Source and easy to use, especially for clients that have limited time and knowledge of web sites. If you struggle with CMS websites such as WordPress, pop in and have a look at Drupal, it is like a breath of fresh air. You can easily edit text, add or remove images and navigate through your web site and view your changes from the comfort of your own home.

 

The Important Bit – Open Source!

The majority of business owners are not aware of how important Open Source is for their web site. The law in our country is quite clear when it comes to web site builds, the owner of the code retains the copyright to that code. What this means to a business owner is that if you don’t have a web site built on an Open Source platform and you want to move your web site to another developer, you can’t; if they won’t allow you to use their code, you are either stuck with them or will have to have a new website built with another development agency.

Open Source platforms like Drupal have an open code base, we don’t own the copyright so you have the actual ownership of the web site. This protects our clients in the long term - it is vitally important to businesses that want to protect themselves for their future.

 

A Few Examples of our Foundation Sites

The following sites are examples of some of the websites built using our Foundation websites. All clients have access and change the content and images whenever they like.

www.brauntonengineering.co.uk – Porsche repair and maintenance specialists.

www.circularsystems.co.uk – A renewable energy business with an eco-friendly philosophy.

www.grangedelavande.com – Bed and breakfast farmhouse in France

www.luxurycornishretreats.co.uk – Luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall

www.middletownfarmhousebandb.co.uk – Bed and breakfast in Devon

www.redwoodapartmentcroyde.co.uk – Contemporary holiday apartment in Croyde

www.sampfordcourtenay-pc.gov.uk – Sampford Courtenay Parish Council

 

Additional Services

As with all of our services, our Foundation sites are built to be flexible. We can tailor elements to suit your business and provide additional functionality should you require that.  For additional costs, we offer the following services for our Foundation Sites

  • Copy writing
  • Logo design
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Branding and logo design
  • Image editing
  • Bespoke features and functionality
  • Extensions to use Drupal Ecommerce
  • Google Ads setup and management

 

Low cost website design in Devon
Fixed price North Devon web sites
Websites under £1000 Devon

If you have a query or project in mind, drop by. The coffee's always on or give us a call on 01271 815024