Ian Sheldon. Web Designer in Lewes and Brighton

Web Designer and Developer in the Brighton & Hove and Lewes area.


Ian Sheldon

Freelance Web Designer and Developer
in the Lewes and Brighton & Hove area of East Sussex

Over 25 years experience designing and creating high quality responsive websites, applications and optimising search content.

  • Highly recommend

    Super knowledgeable. Very quick response time. A delight to work with and great value.

    Vicky, Resort Solutions

  • Complex digital done right

    Always understands me, challenges with the best ideas and delivers quickly and absolutely correctly.


  • Great attention to detail and solid work

    We used Ian on a number of projects from design, content creation and SEO and he does exactly as promised. Easy to work with, very aware of the task in hand and meets deadlines 100% recommended.

    Dave, TravelON World

  • Website Migration and Site Performance Improvement

    We had an issue with our 4 websites which were slow and underperforming. We contacted Ian who migrated them all seamlessly across to a new platform and made changes to significantly improve the speed and performance of all sites.

    Simon, IBG World

  • Professional and very supportive

    Professional and very supportive Ian has been a superstar in helping to get my site launched. You can't go wrong using this guy.


  • Superb qualities as a website designer

    There is a 'togetherness' about the way that Ian approaches each website. He is a highly skilled and creative designer who will listen, digest, advise and suggest at each stage of any project.


Air Calendar

Application Development

All-in-One Property / Room booking platform for Bed & Breakfast Owners, Property Managers or small hotels.

Self Hosted (one off purchase) or Monthly Subscriptions, including license, hosting and support, available.

Web Design & Development Portfolio

A selection of web design and development projects from my portfolio

Not just a freelance Web Designer in East Sussex...

I'm also Dad to our daft Collie Cross Rescue, 3 Chickens and love discovering new places with my lovely partner. Originally from Staffordshire, I spent 8 years living in Lanzarote before moving to the South Downs of East Sussex, just a stones throw from Brighton & Hove and Lewes.

I'm thrilled you stumbled across, or rather hopefully intentionally found, my site. Please take some time to browse through some of my past projects and if you're looking for a new website or help with a digital project, and feel like we would be a good fit to work together then I'd love to hear from you.

Website Design

Whether you're looking for a simple, single page website or landing page, or a more complex site involving animation, membership registration or ecommerce with secure payments I can help.

As should be given these days, all my website design projects are responsive, Web Standards Compliant and exceed the expectations set by Google in terms of efficiency and page loading speeds (very important for your mobile phone users).

For businesses on a budget, I also have a number of pre-designed templates that might fit your needs. Just ask!

Web Development

Beyond Web Design I also build web based applications. I have designed and built a number of 'web apps' that now form the core part of a number of businesses in industries such as Health and Fitness, Human Studies and Tourism.

When it comes to Web Application development there are no limits on what we can achieve together. Get in touch with your requirements and we can have a chat to discuss options.

Air Calendar

Built from the ground up, with input from Bed & Breakfast owners and Property Management Professionals, Air Calendar provides accommodation owners and managers with an all-in-one tool to manage their reservations with an intuitive back office and professionally designed website front.

With an feast of features including photos, facilities, promotions, pricing calendars and in-depth guest information Air Calendar puts you in control without the high percentage commissions of other websites. Opt to take payments online with real time bookings, connect to third party websites and view occupancy statistics in the back office at the click of a button.

Air Calendar is available as a self hosted one off purchase, or monthly subscription which gives you a full license, hosting and support.

Web Hosting

Fully managed hosting for web sites. I take care of all the technical aspects of your web hosting so you don't have to. With super fast, reliable connectivity your websites load super fast with the added peace of mind that regular nightly backups are taking place and the server is up to date with security patches.

Managed hosting starts at just £25.99 a month (or £250 annual payment). For reliable business email hosting I recommend FastMail.

Web Hosting

Fast Connectivity

Daily Backups

Fully Managed

mySQL Database

SSL Certificate


all for just £25.99 per month

or £250 paid annually

Email Hosting

As of 8th July 2024 I will no longer be providing free email accounts with Web Hosting Packages. For reliable business email I recommend FastMail.

Get a 50GB Mailbox for just £5.40 a month.

If you are currently using the free email service it will expire when your web hosting is due for renewal. Click below for info.

FastMail Business Email Hosting


What sort of costs are involved in creating a bespoke website?

Every web project is unique and created based on individual requirements. Once we discuss your requirements I will issue a proposal including a detailed description of what I will deliver, how long it will take and a breakdown of the required investment. As a starting point a basic, single page website will cost around £400. A domain name up to £25 (per year) and managed hosting starts at £250 per annum.

How do you charge?

From the 8th July 2024 all projects are billed in British Sterling. For projects under £500 full payment is required upfront. For projects over £500 payments are split with a 50% deposit and 50% on sign-off. Web Hosting and Domain Renewal payments are due prior to the expiry date of the service. Late payments will result in loss of service and redemption / restoration fees. Hosting restoration fees are £150 and domain redemption fees are set by the registrar.

I don't know anything about websites, domain names or hosting. Can you help?

Yes, of course. I often take care of the full package for clients, including domain name registration and renewals. Don't worry though, if I register and manage your domain on your behalf you are the legal owner until such time you let the registration lapse.

Do you provide support once the site has gone live?

Each project comes with 30 days support to iron out any bugs or issues with the initial brief. This does not cover any changes to the original brief or adding in functionality. After 30 days support can be provided via a maintenance contract or on an adhoc basis.

Where are you based?

I'm a Brighton & Hove / Lewes based Web Designer and Developer, and work with clients from all around the world. In fact, 80% of my clients are actually based outside of the U.K.

I already have hosting. Do I have to host my new site with you?

The only time I request that your website is hosted with me is if you are using a monthly subscription service (such as my Air Calendar product) or we have a payment plan setup to spread the cost of your investment. Other than that you can host your website on any suitable host you wish. Most of my clients prefer to host their website with me, so in the unlikely event of a problem occurring it can be resolved with one simple call.

Is there a demo of AirCalendar available?

Absolutely, get in touch and I can give you access to a demo of AirCalendar so you can see it in action.

Do you provide Email Hosting?

No, email is a complicated beast and better left to the professionals. As of 8th July 2024 I will no longer be provided free email accounts with web hosting packages. I use FastMail and highly recommend them!

Will my new website appear in the Google results?

I will optimise your website for speed and best practices according to Google. If you want to rank for specific search terms we can discuss a Search Engine Optimisation package. As I like to be upfront and honest to help manage expectations, depending on the difficulty of the search terms you wish to rank for this may require a significant budget and time frame to achieve top results. I would recommend optimising your site for localised search terms first (e.g. Estate Agent in Brighton) as they can generate traffic to your website in a much shorter timeframe.

Do you work remotely?

Yes, all my work is carried out remotely, including meetings. Email remains an efficient mode of communication and I can meet with clients on the phone or using Face Time. It may be possible to arrange a face to face meeting but please be aware this may occur a fee and travel expenses.

Get in touch

Thanks for getting in touch

I'll get back to you very soon.


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