Extract from recent interviews that CMather gave to three Australian
website design bloggers. The interview addresses several key questions
asked by small business regarding our services and website design
quality process. For additional information regarding our responses,
technical questions or to request a free quote, please contact 1300 628 437 ().
Who are you and where are you located?
We are CMather, an Australian website design and hosting company. We
have carved a niche for ourselves in providing these services for small
businesses. Our main offices are in Reno Nevada, Melbourne and Bendigo
Australia, but we serve people all over Australia and the world through
our website. We have been online since 2000.
Could you elaborate on the work that you do?
Though we cannot slot ourselves into one particular category, we like to
be described as providers of website design and hosting for small
businesses. Those are the primary aspects of our business. We help
webmasters out with several products and services that can help them to
create, develop and market their products and services in the online
world. Apart from website design, we also provide affordable services
for website maintenance, SEO, cPanel hosting, development and
independent IT consulting.
Why did you decide to enter into the website designing industry?
The Australian web marketing industry is still in its infancy. One of
the biggest problems is the lack of awareness of a good professional
website to enhance business prospects. People know that they need to
have websites to expand their business, but the general consensus is
that websites are too expensive to create and much more expensive to
At CMather, we strongly believe that that is not true. Websites
should be a resource that should be available to all. Hence, we decided
to enter the web designing industry. We wanted to provide affordable and
professional websites for all including free web design services for
Tell us a bit more about your expertise. Like, what types of technology do you use for your websites?
We build websites for each customers need. This can be in a way of a
blog, CMS, static / dynamic site or a gallery showcasing their
achievements. We use popular platforms such as WordPress, Joomla,
Zencart, OsCommerce and languages from standard HTML, PHP, PERL, Java to
advanced processes and backend technology using Oracle, SAP, and SQL.
We also love working with open source!
What are the most important things that a customer needs to know about website design?
We focus on interactive websites, because that’s what customers want
right now. Customers need to know that prospective clients are looking
for information. Such websites need not cost an arm and a leg. Our DIY
templates system can help them set up websites easily and they can tweak
them as they want, when they want. Customers need to know that website
maintenance is a no-brainer once they have complete control of their
How does your website design process work? Where do you get your ideas and inspiration from?
Our process begins by building on simple templates and fleshing out the
websites with unique ideas and concepts. Our websites are unique so that
they complement the existing business. It is our firm belief that
websites and especially business websites should be appealing not only
in their appearance but also in their functionality. We derive our
inspiration from anything that works and looks hot today. We always keep
ourselves open to new ideas and designs.
What is a normal day in your life as a website designer?
Our day is a lot about coding, development and work processes. We are
always in the process of improving our websites when we are working. We
are brainstorming within our little team what we can do. Ideas keep
flowing incessantly and the best ones are tried out and implemented. We
talk about what might work for the client and what might not. What might
improve their business and what can be done without. When we are done,
we send over our work for approval, and then work on their feedback.
What other services does your company offer apart from website design?
We also offer domain name registration, web hosting services, web
maintenance, development, mobile application design, consulting, social
media integration and marketing. We also operate and maintain several
websites on behalf of our corporate customers around the world.
Tell us about your philosophy behind web design. What are the most important things for you when developing a website?
“Excellence in form and function.” That is what we are after. The
website should not just look good, but it should also be easy to use
(from the viewer’s point of view) and manage (from the client’s point of
view). We strive to strike the right balance. Also, affordability is
extremely important to us. That is part of our identity as a business.
Almost any Tom, Dick or Harry thinks that they can be a web designer. In your point of view, what makes a good web designer?
Yes almost anyone with Dreamweaver can call themselves a web designer
these days. But a true web designer keeps up with current trends,
programming, security fixes and standards. A true web designer captures
the customers brainstorming ideas and converts it into an online portal
where prospective clients can interact, trade and do business online.
The current web designer will be an expert in HTML, CSS, Graphics, SEO,
Social Media and Web 2.0 Properties. They will use all these tools and
knowledge to provide the customer with a website ready to interact with
Where do you see the web design industry in Australia going?
Things are certainly looking up! From our experience most small business
sites went offshore for their website design. These days we are seeing
more and more customers requesting quotes from Australian designers and
businesses. Small business has realised it’s an even playing field when
it comes to website design and competing with large companies. The web
design industry in Australia has certainly caught up with international
design companies, standards and pricing.
If you need to define your business in just 5 words, what would you say?
“We take local businesses global.”
Why should people hire you? What makes you a top website designer?
With so much of competition online it’s hard to call yourself a top web
designer and stand out from the crowd. Many people do. We prefer to let
our customers speak for our success. Our customers return to our site
because they want affordability, quality, professionalism and fast turns
around. We provide the answers quickly and if we can’t help them then
we refer them to someone who can.
To anyone reading this interview, what is the easiest way to contact you?
You may or we provide a 24/7 call back service by phoning +61 1300 628 437 (International Wide)
Skype: CMathercom (24/7)