• Beyond Ballooning

  • Bistro Molines

  • Hunter Valley Brick & Blocklaying

  • Lance Murray Quality Homes

  • Hunter Mobile Tutoring

  • Lil Buddha Asian Cuisine

  • Tech Coach HQ responsive website

  • Commercial Precast

Responsive Website Design

Every business, no matter how new or well established, needs a website!  One that will tell potential customers all about your business or service, sell your products, book accommodation, tickets to an event/course or run your membership.  The options are endless!

Guy Designs develops CMS websites that are fully responsive on all standard devices, which you can easily update without needing to learn or purchase expensive software.

We’ve been developing websites since 2003, so whether you’re starting from scratch or want a complete re-design, we’re ready to start work!

What is CMS & why do we recommend it?

CMS – Content Management System websites allow you to update your website as often as you wish from where-ever you may be, as long as you have access to the internet and a web browser.

Content Management Systems can be easily viewed on all computers and devices such as tablets and mobile phones.  All of our sites are fully responsive, which means that your site will automatically adjust to the size of the device being used.


For most businesses, WordPress is very attractive, functional CMS software that is simple to update.

WordPress is open-source. To update your website, all you need is a PC (or tablet/phone) & an internet connection.  There is no software to download as you log in to a secure site, using your web browser.  A few instructions from Guy Designs are all you need to be editing & adding content to your website. If you decide at a later date that you need to add more functionality to your site, there’s no need to start from scratch, just contact us.

Some of the functionality that can be added to your site

E-Commerce – Online Shopping

Using WooCommerce, you can have the perfect online shopping experience for your customers.  From simple to variable products, stock control to connecting to shopping comparison sites, Ebay, social media & your accounting software. The options are endless.

Membership & Directory

Great for Associations, groups, or courses, these plugins can display customised member information, take payments, allow for featured or advertised profiles and integrate with members’ social media or website and give them access to member’s only content.

Event Calendars & Bookings

Planning an event, purchasing tickets, booking accommodation or a tour can be easy to create.  Modified for your business requirements, these allow you to automate the process giving your audience a seamless experience.  If you don’t want to run this yourself, there are a number of companies that support integration into your website and will take payment on your behalf.

Analytics & Affiliates

Your site will be fully integrated with Google Analytics to provide granular statistics on website visitors. Affiliate tracking systems can also be added to provide additional revenue streams for your website.

Blogging & News Posts

Whether it be via blogging, news, tips, resources, WordPress posts are a great way to keep your customers engaged and your website current.

Social Media Integration

Integrate your website and social media to stay connected with your audience.  Display your Instagram or Twitter feeds in your footer, connect buttons throughout the site, share your news posts directly to Facebook or have your audience log in to their social media account or Disqus to interact on your website.

Ready to start building your new website?

Request a callback or complete our simple questionnaire to receive a detailed quote.

Benefits of working with Guy Designs

WPBakery Visual Composer Website Layout Builder

When developing your website our main goal is for you and your staff to be able to update, change and add content once it’s complete, with very little training.  Although WordPress uses a WYSIWYG editor (buttons), just like programs such as MS Word, formatting a page with columns, adding images, videos and other elements is not always easy.

To make these tasks easier, we use a page builder called Visual Composer to develop each page.  It works in rows & columns within those rows, where you add components such as headings, text, image galleries, videos, e.t.c. Each component has it’s own settings, so adding animation or background is as easy as choosing options within the element.

Change your mind as to where you want an image to sit on the page? Just drag and drop it into another location.  No re-writing or messing with code!

Like the way a row or component is formatted? Duplicate it and then place the copy where you want it.  You can even copy the format of an entire page.

Take a tour of Visual Composer over at our Video Guides

Updating & adding content to your website

Google and the search engines expect that your website will be updated on a regular basis in order to be seen as as current and rank well.  We develop your website to be easily updated and provide a range of videos to teach you all about WordPress, Visual Composer and other components that we use on your site as well as a personalised guided tour to where to find and edit everything on your website once it is complete.

However, if you don’t have time or just don’t want to, then we our team can do it for you. It’s as easy as sending us an email to support@guydesigns.com.au with details and when you need it completed by (please allow 1-2 weeks for non-urgent updates) and we’ll let you know the best way to send the content through to us.

Included in our hosted design package is 5 hours of maintenance per year.  If we haven’t designed your site or you have run out of maintenance hours, we offer packages in hourly, 5 and 10 hourly blocks.

Domain Registration & Website Hosting

Guy Designs is a wholesale re-seller for domain names and can offer you the best prices for your new domain name.

We run our own hosting servers in data centres located in Australia & overseas, giving you the security to know that we have full control of your website functionality and not just a reseller somewhere down the line.  Our fully redundant back-up system gives you the peace of mind that if for some reason the server goes down, we’ll have your site back up and running within hours.

Our hosting package includes daily back-ups of your site so if anything happens, we can restore your website within a matter of hours.

Payment Plans

Ready to start work on your new website but worried about the cost?  No need!

Guy Designs offer payment plans over twelve months, interest free and no fees!

Depending on your project, we ask for a small deposit and then commence monthly payments the following month.  We will make your website live as soon as it’s ready rather than you worrying about a final payment.

Guy Designs have prepared guides and resources to help you begin the exciting process of building your new site.  We will assist you in collating the information/content, images, etc. in the preparation for your website and walk you through each stage.

We have video guides to teach you how to update your site & add new content when you are ready.

Don’t have time to update your site?  Not confident and need further instruction?

If you have a hosting package with us, simply contact us & we can either do the work for you or connect via video chat to walk you through in real time.  Don’t have a hosting package?  Maintenance hours can be purchased as required.

Some of our Website Designs

  • Bistro Molines

  • Beyond Ballooning

  • Commercial Precast

  • The Houseman

  • Top Job Pokolbin

  • Hunter Hands of Hope

  • Lil Buddha Asian Cuisine

  • Newcastle After Hours Medical Service

  • Hunter Valley Brick & Blocklaying

  • Leap 2 Serve

Some of the amazing companies we're proud to work with

Bistro Molines
Southon Styles
Bayou Beaux Beez
Commercial Precast
The Houseman
The CoWork Space
Top Job Pokolbin
Newcastle After Hours Medical Service
Hunter Valley Brick & Blocklaying
e-C Conveyancing
Pro-Fit Installations – PFI Glass
Always Clear Pools and Spas
Wavelengths Allied Health
Broadmeadow Medical Centre
Ixion Model Railways

What our clients say

  • It is great – I love it.  Thanks so much – really excited.

    Helen Campbell
    Helen Campbell
  • I have really enjoyed working with you! You’re down to earth, your communications have been clear and straight-forward and you always reply promptly. I don’t feel like “second-priority” as I do with some other business people.

    The site is looking great and you have met all my requests without complaint.
    Thank you!

  • Thank you Guy Designs for being so patient with me and working so hard over the last months…. our new website a real show stopper! I really do love the new look! Thanx for being so ‘on the ball’. Thank Guys (sorry, couldn’t help myself).

    Regards, Michelle – The Critter Sitter

    The Critter Sitter
    Michelle Earl
  • Website adjusted to reflect Nelson Bay closure. Just need to fix google maps to show correct opening times. Thanks Guy Designs Cessnock for your help once again.

  • I think it is good to go live immediately – looks great and thanks for the social media education

    HCI Electrical
    Matthew Youd
  • Hi Louise and Andrew

    I cannot thank you enough for your assistance with transferring my site and fixing the mobile responsive issue.

    This has been a complete nightmare for the past 12 months and you have given me the ability to take our little business to the next level!

    Look forward to spreading your name and singing your praises to anyone who will listen and needs some assistance!

    Many thank again!

    Kind Regards

    Shaye Wallis

    Dimples and Whispers

  • Let’s just get it live.  Thanks so much for your tips. I will definitely look into all of them.

    Thank you! Celebrating tonight around a back yard camp fire.

    Getaway Hunter
    Kate Burns
  • Thank you so much, we are so excited about the website going live!  We have had 2 waitlist enquiries off the website already without even advertising it!

  • We just went over the web page it looks fantastic!

    4wd Tours R Us
    Loryn Boicos
  • Can I say to you both of you THANKS!  I am so happy with where we are now and have great confidence in the way the site is looking…

    It’s time for me to start populating with content.  Andrew, thanks for your patience.

    Greg McKenna
    Greg McKenna
  • I recently had my website redesigned by Andrew & Louise at Guy Designs. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with them. I can’t express how helpful and dedicated they are. Nothing was too big for them and they are ultra fast. I would definitely recommend Guy Designs to anyone needing a new website, revamp or hosting, without the fuss and trouble!!!!

    It looks awesome!!!! Thank you for being so great to work with, it’s been fun! All feedback has been extremely positive and will sending everyone in your direction!  It turned out better than I could have imagined!!!!
    Amanda Riley Creative
    Amanda Riley Creative
  • Thanks Andrew…you rock! Love it Lou…awesome!!! YAY!!!

    Thanks Ange

    Creating Health
    Angela Morgan
  • Thank you again so much for your time, patience and expertise in getting this done for the squad.

  • I am really happy with the site and its look, it is looking the way I thought it would. Great job so far!

  • Hey Guys, I am getting lots and lots of positive feed back on my website! You did and amazing amazing job. Thank you once again!!!!!!

    Madhouse Imaging
    Jodi McDonald
  • The whole Back Packs 4 Aussie Kids site has been donated by Guy Designs and they have been so wonderful, taking in all my ideas and giving me what I wanted! I really love the logo…..  Thank you Guy Designs for helping me out.

  • Great news, thanks for your help so far, much appreciated with so much to do in a short amount of time.

    Website is looking and working great.

    Beyond Ballooning
    Nathan Allen