About 4D Web Design

How we got started building websites and how we work with our web design clients.

Our Web Design Story

4D Web Design was started in Carlisle in 2005.

Since then, we have expanded further a field but still today about 70% of our web design customers are based in Carlisle, Cumbria. We love Cumbria.
For those who demand excellence and nothing else in their digital campaigns, just ask Google... All our client's websites rank in the highest positions on Google for all of their main services - search Google and see for yourself.
We come highly recommended;

As of August 2018 we were ranked 13th out of 3,120 other web design companies in the UK.

4D Web Design Carlisle provides web design and graphic design services in and around Carlisle, Cumbria Hexham, Newcastle, Northumberland, Scotland and the UK. We have customers in Aberdeen as far south as Bournemouth. Location is no problem.

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Having spent 11 years in education at the time Adam at 4D decided that there was a need for non-specialist teachers to have access to resources that they could pick and use and have pupils model educational topics. At the time Powerpoint was a very versatile tool and so he produced interactive cd roms that teachers could use in their lessons. A friend of his suggested that he should sell them online instead of through a middle man. At this point he thought, 'websites can be expensive', so decided that he would build his own website. This created 4D Teaching Tools. Deciding that the creation of many cd roms was tiresome and monotonous and that webdesign was creative, enjoyable and challenging, Adam decided that he would offer an affordable service that actually cares about it's customers and 12 years or so later here we are going strong and still really enjoying the work we do.

4D Web Design Strives For



We don’t walk away once your website is up and running. Instead we provide a continued web support service to help you get the most out of your website.


We love website design & graphic design and are passionate about the unique application of creativity & technical execution that only digital media can offer. We believe that great design evokes emotions, trust, encourages sales & makes our websites stand out.


4D Web Design regularly works on web design & graphic design projects with short time scales. Having many years of web design experience, we have the knowledge & capabilities to deliver on time, every time.


Our web support is reliable and efficient. You won't be left waiting for days and weeks or even months to have your questions answered, or your website updates taken care of.

How 4D Web Design Works


In most cases we will have a face to face meeting to discuss your web design ideas and what it is you want your website to do for you, how you want it to look and to collect information about your business/organisation.


We go away and brainstorm about your needs and come up with some ideas that you can think about. Once we have a clear idea of your thoughts and ideas we will go and put together that idea of the vision you have and we try and make that real for you.


We go away and brainstorm about your needs and come up with some ideas that you can think about. We then go and build that web design vision so that it works correctly and functions as it should and represents your business or organisation as it should.


As your website is being built you will be given the means to view it in action as it develops. After some back and forth we then put your website together. This is a working process and we never get it right first time, but usually within 3 meetings we get it right for you. When it's right we put it live on the internet for people to look at and appreciate what you do.

Your Web Design Questions Answered

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We design beautiful websites in html5, css3 and javascript. Our favourite platforms are Bootstrap, Wordpress, Magento, Woocommerce and Ecwid. We design sites for all kinds of business, community organisations and professional organisations.If you are looking for a website for your business, a community group, a charity or are newly engaged and looking for a website for your wedding then contact us today.

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We offer wordpress as our preferred Content Management System(CMS) creating stunning, future-proof websites, along with moto cms, square space and Page Cloud.
This allows you to secure a high quality web site and make your own changes where and when you like. Support is available to help you along the way, so you are never left feeling insecure with your web site.

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We have several e-commerce solutions available including Magento, Woo Commerce, Ecwid, Squarespace and more for our customers, to suit different business sizes and different customer requirements.
We offer solutions that you can manage yourself, solutions that we can manage for you, but whatever you want to sell online, we can help you achieve your goals.

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Search Engine Optimization is a part of every website and is often done badly, is costly and is often overlooked with regard to keeping a website up to date.
All our sites are well optimized and Google friendly and comes as a standard part of the service we offer. We can also take your existing website and make it perform better on Google if you are struggling to make an impoact on search results.

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We provide a graphic design service that covers a multitude of design services.
Most of the work we do involves logo creation, business cards, and paper based publications like posters, leaflets, brochures, menus, signage and vehicle graphics.
Our service allows you to have business cards and leaflets designed as part of your contract at no extra cost. All you have to do is get them printed.

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Generally we offer, but are not limited to, a minimum 2 year contract with prices starting at £20 per month depending on the size of your website and how often it is likely to need to be maintained and updated. The bigger and more labour intensive your site is going to be increases the cost. This makes having a website more affordable and dispenses with large upfront costs at the start. When you have a contract all updates and maintenance are included and this doesn't include hosting.
We offer monthly payment web design. There are other payment options available as we like to be flexible, but this is by far the most popular and affordable payment method. At 4D Web Design we work with companies of varying sizes; from start up businesses to large established organisations.
There are no hidden web design costs - On average, we save our customers £1,500 per annum on web changes. Your customers will love your new site and will want to buy more from you. Contact us today to discuss your options.

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Web hosting is like an electronic filing cabinet. When your site has been built it has to be stored somewhere so that people can access and view it on the internet.
Your website is hosted on a web server which is a special kind of computer that allows people to visit and view your website from their devices in a web browser.

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There are many things a web designer does that makes them good, however, what you think is good and what someone else thinks is good is all based on individual preferences and opinion. If you have a limited knowledge on any topic, it is difficult to know the difference between good and bad. There are many people out there who provide a web design service, who aren’t necessarily good designers, but are all too ready to take a substantial amount of money for their services and the services aren’t always that good and often cost you a lot of money.

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The simple answer is, you don’t know.. It’s like working with any new company you go on evidence put in front of you and your gut instinct. There are examples all the through this site, of work we have done. You can navigate to all our websites and look through them. If you would like more information, we are happy to provide it and we can put you in touch with any of our clients and you can ask their opinion, or you can check our reviews out just there to your left.

What our customers say

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At cumbria auto detailing we had been approached by several web design company's but were spun into the unknown ie spiraling optimisation costs massive web design and build costs etc, then a regular customer of our's pointed us towards 4D WEB DESIGN. We arranged a meeting with Adam the founder/director of 4D and all I can say is AMAZING! Firstly Adam told us exactly what was involved in the build and how much it would cost, he then asked us questions about our business and started on his own research campaign. We left our web design up to the expert and waited for Adam to come back with something which he did very promptly. The research design and build which Adam came up with was simply stunning, after a few more meetings filling in the finer side of business we were left with a website that looks so sharp and professional it's a cut above the rest! If your looking for the most profesional high quality service out there then look no further! in our opinion it doesnt get any better than this! Thanks again Adam for a first class service.

DARREN BARNES - Cumbria Auto Detailing

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4D was recommended to me by a friend. I took the time to look through some of his work and was very impressed. I then commissioned 4D to build me a website consisting of an e-commerce site linked in with a bespoke site. It turns out that the e-commerce site was going to be considerably larger than we had expected, but Adam was more than accommodating and has produced work that far exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to working more with 4D in the future. Definitely recommending 4D to as many people as possible.

TOM ARMSTRONG - Armstrong Installations

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I would recommend 4D Web Design to anyone who wants a bespoke website. From start to completion of my site my experiences with Adam Ford proved to be not just highly professional but also measured and considerate. He really listened to my aspirations and quickly appreciated the subject matter and how it should be presented. What is truly gratifying is that Adam Ford believes that websites should be updated with fresh content and evolved. Following face to face discussions my site is regularly updated. Great site Adam. Thank you. Tom.

TOM MOSS - Reivers History

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From the initial meeting with Adam we knew straight away we had made the right decision to hire him to design our new Company website and promotional brochure. The service Adam provided was thorough, professional, swift, exceptional value for money and he was a breathe of fresh air to deal with. Adam listens and has some inspirational ideas that he readily tweaked and adapted to meet our requirements. We would not hesitate in recommending his services. We are VERY happy customers.

KAREN STALKER - Stalkers Transport Services