The 'web design first' agency

Put simply we’re experts at planning, designing and developing websites for our clients. From initial ideas to completion, we create modern, accessible and eye-catching websites that are fast, easy to use and deliver the perfect blend of creative and technical features.

For over 20 years we have worked in a wide variety of sectors with some amazing organisations. We have in-depth experience on all aspects of the design and development process, guiding and advising clients on best practice, and integrating the best solutions to ensure your website is the very best it can be.

If our approach sounds like it’s a good fit for what you need, please browse our service pages for information on specific topics.

Dedicated to you

Our in-house team are a dedicated bunch offering help, advice, creativity and technical know-how to our valued clients.

If you are after a team that:

  • Has expert knowledge of web design and development
  • Work with your team using proven step-by-step process
  • Has years of experience working in a wide variety of sectors
  • Has a perfect balance of in-house creative and technical skills
  • Can offer professional and reliable ongoing support

Then we might be the team to work with you, read on…

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Book a free website consultancy session

Our team are ready to discuss your ideas, review solutions and create a package that is perfect for your needs.

Contact us today for a free discovery session:

  • Completely free consultation
  • Explore ideas and options for your project
  • Get an estimate of costs
  • No obligation to proceed further

Web design showcase

A selection of custom designed and developed websites we have delivered and currently support

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

His Holiness’ official website network and a unique and inspiring, multi-lingual project that fills us with pride and passion to work on such an amazing project.

Hughes Hall College, Cambridge

Hughes Hall College, Cambridge

The University of Cambridge’s oldest graduate college, Hughes Hall are one of the most international colleges, bridging the academic and external worlds, with an open and informal atmosphere.

Meteor Inkjet

Meteor Inkjet

Meteor is the world’s leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Known for technical expertise and innovation, Meteor is trusted by printhead manufacturers and print system builders alike.

Oryx—The International Journal

Oryx—The International Journal

Oryx is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal of biodiversity conservation, conservation policy and sustainable use, and the interaction of these subjects with social, economic and political issues.

Richard Designs

Richard Designs

A multi-site website network for this family owned business, who are a leading designer and manufacturer of bridal accessories in the UK, with stockists worldwide.

Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

The Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism is a centre of innovative research and teaching on antisemitism, racialization and religious intolerance. It contributes to knowledge and understanding, policy formation and public debate.

How we work

Simple, easy and proven. Our workflow is straightforward and puts you in control of the approval process at every stage.

Discovery

Once appointed we confirm all aspects of the project in detail

  • Branding review
  • System requirements
  • Sitemap creation
  • Content sourcing
  • Hosting preferences
  • Schedule agreed

Design

Once the Discovery stage is complete we schedule the design stage

  • Ideas and wireframes
  • Key template layouts
  • Branding applied
  • Client feedback
  • Iterative refinements
  • Design approval

Development

Once the designs are approved we build the system at the studio

  • HTML and CSS templates
  • Custom theme creation
  • System integration
  • Functionality added
  • Page structure created
  • Browser testing

Staging

Once ready we set up a new test website for review and refinement

  • Staging platform set up
  • CMS Client access
  • Client training
  • Content migration
  • Layout refinement
  • System testing

Launch

Once approved we launch the website to the production server

  • Launch date scheduled
  • System migration
  • Post-launch checks
  • Live connections
  • URL redirects
  • 60 day warranty

Support

Ongoing support is recommended for software operations and for system users

  • 3 levels of support
  • Regular software updates
  • Security checks
  • User support and advice
  • Quick response time
  • Consultancy service

Why choose us?

The benefits of working with Chameleon Studios

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Your investment

When you work with us, you’re investing money, time and energy into your marketing and online presence. We respect that.

Regardless of how much you can commit, we ensure your online presence not only makes your business better, it makes you proud.

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Your language

We’re friendly, we listen and we respond in your language. It’s safe to introduce us to the people who matter, whether that’s your managing director or a customer.

We won’t baffle anyone with technical web jargon, we prefer to keep things simple.

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Your goals

Your goal to do well out of the web, our goal is to help. We’re always happy to offer advice or a helping hand on anything web-related.

We’re as responsive as the sites we build, and we don’t start the fee clock the instant we read an email or pick up the phone.

The big questions

Everyone always asks how much and how long, so here we go…

How long will it take to build my website?

We always say average projects take 3 months. Split equally in 3 parts of a month each for (1) planning & design (2) development and (3) content & refinements.

Of course projects can be shorter with a start up business website taking a month or so and at the other end of the scale larger projects such as e-commerce or really content heavy websites taking 6 months or more.

How much will it cost to build my website?

Again this will vary dramatically based on the project requirements and the complexity of the website. Our projects are commonly in the £5,000 – £15,000 range.

We don’t have a minimum project size (especially for start-ups) and we are often working on much bigger projects too.

How long before you can start?

We can get the ball rolling pretty quickly but all projects start with a kick off meeting, discussions around the brief and asking lots of questions.

Once this has all been agreed we can schedule the project promptly and the design process begins.

Really impressed

“We commissioned Chameleon to build a Content Management System and responsive design based on our existing website. Chas and Garth were extremely responsive at each stage of the process, and were always available to respond to our requests. The final website was delivered within budget, and to a high standard. Following our website update, Chameleon continue to remain on hand to assist us in a supportive role. Overall, we were really impressed with the final result.”

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