Great Ocean Media
website design - editorial & pr services - freelance journalism

Website Design

Beyond the classifieds

These days you can’t afford not to have a presence on the World Wide Web. It gives your business visibility far beyond the traditional word-of-mouth or local newspaper advertisement.

Often the Web is the first port of call for customers who can access information about your business for free, anywhere in the world, at any time. The Web is a giant reference database which can be searched using simple key words. By having your own website, these searches can bring new customers straight to your door.

A website offers so much more than traditional forms of advertising. It can be updated at any time, alerting customers to your latest offers, promotions or campaigns. Unlike print media, radio or television – you’re not charged for every word, or second of air-time. Having your own website is one of the most affordable and cost-effective forms of advertising and promotion.

We offer the complete solution – from initial concept, to design and all the way through to implementation.

Have a look at our portfolio of websites.

Website Design

All our designs are unique, custom built and tailored for your business – we do not use templates.

All websites that we design are validated according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and are spell checked & proofread.

We also strive to ensure that our designs are cross-browser compatible.


Websites incorporate company logos, words, graphics, photos and much more. A smart website projects your professional image in the same manner as well presented and helpful staff.

If you already have a website, we can update or improve it for you.


A well-written website shows that you are professional. Effective writing provides information which is meaningful, concise and easily understood. We will write in a style which appeals to your clientele.

Because good writing is key to a successful website, we take the time to speak to our clients at length and to research their specific field. We make fill use of our experience in journalism.


The old cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words is now even more relevant on the Web. Pictures are essential to promote:

We can take pictures ourselves or you can supply us with images which will be a feature of your website. We also have access to a vast array of stock photography.

Alternatively we can arrange for a professional photographer to visit your business to produce a portfolio of images which can be used on a website or in printed publicity. Wyuna Estate and Knitalpaca are two such examples.

Using our experience in the print media, we can select the right image, crop it and prepare it for use online.

If the design requires more images than can be sensibly displayed on a single web page, we can implement a slideshow – see the The Place of Wonder home page.

Technical Assistance

Getting you live on the Web – we will bring your website to life on the web. This includes establishing a domain name and web host, and ensuring your website is visible from mainstream search engines.

If you already have an email address we can add links from your website so that customers can contact you directly. If you don’t have email or access to the Web we can make recommendations.

We also implement anti-spam measures on email addresses published on websites, to minimise junk in your inbox.

Support and Maintenance – we won’t abandon you! Technical support is just a phone call or email away.

Minor changes to a website are free for the first year and we will happily provide a quote for more major changes or for other work.

Have a look at our portfolio of websites.