Rated: 2.4 Out Of 5 – Bronze Badge Award
Steve Sims is a sole trader based in Devon and specialises in building and maintaining websites using the WordPress Content Management System. His site is very open about fact he works freelance which our team found very refreshing.
In addition to designing and maintaining websites, Steve also creates mobile apps and provides SEO services. Our team noticed he is a certified Google partner, adding to our impression that he has significant skills in this area.
However, we felt that several websites designed and created by Steve Sims felt quite dated and almost basic. In addition we spoke at length about our ‘Test Project’ and were left with several concerns, which are the main reason we’ve awarded Steve a Bronze Badge Award.
While great interest was shown in the idea we proposed, we were never asked about the financial side of our ‘business’ which meant the quote we received was far in excess of what would be viable and provide any kind of return on the investment.
Services Provided by Steve Sims
Steve Sims offers a variety of services surrounding the creation, development and maintenance of WordPress websites.
Bespoke Website Design
Steve Sims web design services include the design and development of brochure, ecommerce and complex websites. Our reviewers found, while these placed functionality at their heart, in some cases they were left looking quite uninspired.
Website Redesign Service
As trends change, websites can begin looking dated. Likewise, when a business first invests in a website, their requirements will differ from their needs after years of growth. Steve Sims redesign service impressed our team as it offers companies the opportunity to rebrand or change content professionally.
Our team felt that, unlike many designers who offer SEO services, Steve clearly has robust knowledge of what it takes to rank in Google. From on and off site SEO services, through to creating backlinks and improving content, with Steve all your SEO needs are covered.
Hosting With Steve Sims
As part of all web design packages ordered with Sims Designs include 12 months hosting of your website. Alongside this service, domain registration is also available, although this is pretty standard in the industry. However, not all companies offer hosting so we were impressed at this service which takes one less task from his clients.
Getting To Know Steve Sims
Steve Sims is a freelance web designer based in Devon, having established himself in 2002. Many of his client’s come via recommendations from past customers and he is also an author with the Huffington Post. Steve makes clear his current focus is on responsive web design – that is mobile websites – showing he keeps his finger on the pulse of what appeals to web users.
Steve Sims website has a portfolio section which has been broken down into catergories, such as brochure websites and ecommerce sites. We like the way this enables prospective client’s to view the type of site they are considering having built.
Why not take a look at case studies of previous projects by Steve Sims for yourself?
Our team scoured a number of third party review sites to find reviews of Steve Sims online. The ones we did find were overwhelmingly positive, with many reviewers commenting on how personable Steve was and how satisfied they were with his services.
TrustPilot: 11 Reviews, Rated 8.8 out of 10
Contact Steve Sims
Phone: 01271 814 829
Email: [email protected]
Address: Steve Sims, Website Designer, 1 Manor Mill Road, Knowle, Devon, EX33 2LS