Toby Ink Ltd
Web design in Darlington, County Durham, UK

Toby Ink Ltd is a web design and programming company based in Darlington in the North-East of England.

The founder and director is Toby Inkster, a developer with over twenty years’ experience, not just creating websites, but also being involved in the creation of the technology that the Web is built on.

Toby Ink Ltd designs and delivers bespoke websites for small to medium businesses on a budget. We take care of visual design, coding, hosting, and maintenance, so you don’t need technical skills and don’t need to devote a lot of your own time to running your website.

We work with various visual designers, marketers, and other specialists to help out with projects with special requirements, so your site will always be built using expert knowledge.

Maintenance

Already got a website, but need it updated or extended? We can do that too!

Get in touch if you’re interested in this service.

Responsive Web Design

84% of UK adults own a smartphone, and on average British people spend 2 hours and 34 minutes on their smartphones every day. With so much of your audience browsing the Web on phones and tablets, it is vital that your website caters for the small screen and remains accessible on touchscreen devices.

Responsive Web Design is the principle that rather than building separate sites for desktop and mobile users, your website should stretch and shrink to fit whatever device your customers choose to use.

Our Work

Cheddar Addiction

Demonstration website with responsive design, showing how mobile menus don’t have to be boring!

This is a full-featured website including a blog, search tool, and an online store. It’s built with WordPress, Bootstrap, and Roots Sage, and includes WooCommerce, a trusted ecommerce solution which has everything a small to medium online store is likely to need built right in.

Visit Cheddar Addiction site

Bank Top Office Furniture

A demonstration site built with the same combination of the Bootstrap Framework, Roots Sage, and WordPress. It features a full width image carousel on the front page, which can be a great way to show off your products and services.

The site uses a clean, responsive web design; try it out on your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Visit Bank Top Office Furniture site

The Wonderful World of Wool

Optimized for desktop, but still perfectly usable on tablets and mobiles, this site uses CSS and Javascript animation techniques to provide subtle transitions between images in the left hand pane to complement the information being shown in the right hand pane.

It demonstrates how a one page site can be made to feel like it packs in a lot of information.

Visit the Wonderful World of Wool

Ava’s Wedding Favours

Combining video with subtle web animations, this is a demo site for a wedding favour business.

Also shown here is the WordPress backend, which you could use for editing your site content.

Visit Ava’s Favours site

Client Sites

This is a selection of sites built for clients, often working in conjunction with other agencies.

It's Your Site

Your website is part of your business and if for any reason you’re unsatisfied with my service, I’m not going to hold it up for ransom.

I’ll give you a full copy of your site any time you like, in case you need to switch to another designer or find cheaper hosting, or just want a copy for your own peace of mind.

I use pretty standard technologies like WordPress, PHP, MySQL, and Bootstrap to build websites, so finding developers to work on your site, and hosting suitable for it, should be no trouble.

You can keep control of your own domain name.

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Pricing Guide

All websites are bespoke, so prices may vary, but these are some price guides.

Basic

£80 initial cost
£20/month maintenance*
  • Simple one page site
  • Bespoke Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Secured with SSL
  • One-on-one support
  • Includes .com or .co.uk domain
  • Includes hosting
  • +£15Contact form
  • +£10Social media integration
  • No blog
  • No ecommerce

Standard

£150 initial cost
£25/month maintenance*
  • Up to seven pages of content
  • Bespoke Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Secured with SSL
  • One-on-one support
  • Includes .com or .co.uk domain
  • Includes hosting
  • Contact form
  • +£10Social media integration
  • +£50Optional blog
  • No ecommerce

Online Shop

£250 initial cost
£50/month maintenance*
  • Up to seven pages of content
  • Bespoke Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Secured with SSL
  • One-on-one support
  • Includes .com or .co.uk domain
  • Includes hosting
  • Contact form
  • +£10Social media integration
  • +£15Optional blog
  • Ecommerce shop

Maintenance prices include up to one hour of one-on-one support per month for managing your website, making changes, adding new content, and building in new features. In the background, I’ll also be keeping your site updated with any relevant security fixes applied, regular backups taken… everything you’d expect, without even being asked.

Prices include a .co.uk or .com domain name. Other domain name suffixes are available, but may incur extra costs.

Want to start small and upgrade later? That’s no problem!

* if you pay for a ten months upfront, we’ll give you two extra months free.