website design gold coast
website design gold coast
  • Web design and development. Beautiful handcrafted websites made in-house on the Gold Coast.

  • We specialise in providing fast and secure WordPress hosting backed by expert support.

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    We build custom shopping cart and booking systems that are flexible, simple to use and achieve real results.

  • "Begin at the beginning". We create unique brand identities including logo design, style guides and print packages.

Web Design Gold Coast.
Creative Agency.

Over 15 years ago we started creating custom designed websites that are famously easy to use, designed with search engines in mind and super fast loading. Now, we offer a suite of other design and marketing services to help your business Thrive.

  • Web Design & Print

  • Web Design is our core service. At Thrive Digital we put the funky in functional by creating fresh, striking, custom-designed websites that are fast loading and easy to update. We also provide complete branding solutions, print design packages and digital strategies for your business.

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  • Coding & Development

  • We are web design specialists with years over 15 years of experience. Our hand-crafted websites are coded to perfection from scratch in our Burleigh Heads studio. We create websites that are flexible and easily managed so they are a breeze to update in the future.

    Development Services

  • Hosting & Support

  • We provide fast, fully supported, cloud-based hosting services. With over 300 busy sites on our servers and 15+ years of experience hosting WordPress sites, we are experts in making busy WordPress sites fly!

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  • eMarketing, PPC Ads & SEO

  • We won't leave you hanging after your website is complete. We can take an in-depth look at your online marketing opportunities including SEO, Google Ads and inbound marketing techniques.

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Our web design and development studio is located in the coastal arts hub of Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast.

At Thrive web design Gold Coast we are a highly experienced team of web designers and developers who live and breathe all things digital. Our carefully selected staff are all experts in their own right, who complement each other, share ideas and through our close working relationships, create amazing results for our clients.

We have some serious brand experience.

We really appreciate all the work you have done over the years and you’ve seen us go from nothing to quite a large team now. You do great work and we have recommended you to so many friends for their web design over the years.


Web Design FAQs

How long does a new website project take?

Each project is unique and we provide time estimates before we start the project. But generally, we allow for 2-3 weeks for logo and branding design and 6-10 weeks for the website design and build. The project is broken up into these major phases. Branding design > Website design > Website development > Content population > Final checklist and SEO.

How much do you charge for a website design and build?

This really does depend on the site design and structure, so we can’t accurately give you pricing until we learn more about your project. We specialise in high-end, modern, custom-designed websites and craft all our design and code in-house, don’t use any premade clunky templates or themes. We can usually provide ballpark pricing once we have an idea of the scale and scope of the website. Fill out our quote form and let’s chat!

How long has Thrive been around?

Thrive Web Design Gold Coast was founded in 2006 after Dean Oakley returned from working abroad in web design and development. After a successful stint as a freelancer, it was time to create a company and scale up the operation and open a studio in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast.

Dean made several WordPress themes and plugins to help promote the Thrive website and in about two years, the Thrive Digital site was ranking #1 for “web design” and “web design Gold Coast” locally. And we have been extremely busy ever since!

It’s our goal is to help other businesses thrive, as we have, with creative design, quality branding, and high-performance websites with effective digital marketing strategies.

Do I need a blog with my site?

Having a Blog component integrated into your web design is a great location to extend your website content without cluttering your site. Ideally, you will post interesting articles or tools that other websites will backlink to as a resource. This content will have popular keyword phrases and be found in search engines which will improve your site’s traffic and general rankings. For example, you can post a regular newsfeed, give away useful resources, and articles related to your field, show off media publicity or give away industry tips and tricks.

Blogs bring and added dynamic dimensions and interactivity to engage with your customers. We can also make it so you can add related blog posts to your existing core pages and content, so it takes the user on a complete journey, ending with a call-to-action.

Is SEO included in my web design project?

All our web design projects come with a free SEO guide where we advise you on how to get the best possible search results and will give you the necessary tools to monitor all search engine traffic. But we also offer comprehensive ongoing SEO plans to help your site reach the top of competitive search terms in record time. This is included in the budget section below or please request a meeting with our SEO manager to discuss it further.

Do you create the content for our new website?

We build our sites so it’s easy for you to add your own content. This keeps our prices down and gives you more control and freedom over your site. We often copy some content or products from your existing site, but it’s also a great opportunity to spring clean your copy and optimise it for the new site design. If you would like us to add your content or write new content, please request this as part of the quote.

What are the ongoing costs?

We offer hosting and support packages from $45 a month, including an SSL that comes with our full support service so we can keep your site safeguarded and can always be at hand to help you with any technical issues. As part of our website hosting packages, we include premium plugins such as Gravity Forms, iThemes Security Pro, Updraft Backups Pro and of course Advanced Custom Fields pro. There may also be some commercial plugins needed for your site but these are usually minimal in cost.

Is my website in the metaverse? 🤔

No one has asked this yet. But soon!