EST. 2000
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SmartDeCat, creative web design Darlington

SmartDeCat, a creative website design and marketing agency based in the heart of the North East, Darlington, Durham. We are an enthusiastic team of web designers, developers and coders delivering simply beautiful websites and services to a worldwide client base. Offering maximum brand presence and scalable website solutions we have had the privilege of working with clients reaching from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Europe and across Australia. SmartDeCat specialises in helping small to medium businesses and resellers reach a global audience with maximum brand presence using scalable website design solutions.

Our clients...

Range from small start-ups to established businesses working in a wide range of sectors such as driving instructors, taxi firms, farms, cafes, restaurants, secretarial services, photographers, parts suppliers, tattoo suppliers, plumbers, TV/Film production companies, Musicians, Musical Directors, local NHS surgeries, poets, historians, therapists, pubs, brewers, heavy steel and many more.

We do....

Website design / Hosting / Coding / Support

Why choose us?

Unmatched efficiency

With our in house developed solutions we often achieve award winning SEO and optimisation scores right out of the box. There is no need to be restricted with other solutions.

Tailored Support

Believing in good old fashioned customer service, we won't keep you on hold or make you wait for a response. We take the time to understand your requirements, creating a bespoke solution.

With Impact

We make sure we provide our clients with websites and services that ensures maximum brand and identity exposure. Supporting each client throughout their stay with SmartDeCat.

No limitations

Each solution we develop is fully adaptable. We do not limit the number of pages you can have or charge you for more. We supply each client with their own unique admin area to make changes as they see fit at no extra cost.


Our website solutions are developed in house which means we are not reliant on third party apps. Regardless of your requirements our team can ensure your website meets your unique requirements.


We believe in keeping you and your clients secure that's why we as CMS developers ensure each site encrypts sensitive content to Government & Banking standards for all our solutions.

Get in touch and tell us about your next website project, we'd love to hear more.
With website designs & solutions from as little as £250.00

A few of our previous projects

Oasis Health Club project
Oasis Health Club
Vikki Powell project
Vikki Powell
Superbowl project
Alastair Howie project
Alastair Howie
Handbank Texels project
Handbank Texels
Greetings from UK project
Greetings from UK
Ideal wordcraft project
Ideal wordcraft
Litespot project
Reason home project
Reason home
Jenetex project
JK Home Improvements project
JK Home Improvements
Beau Holland | Musician and Musical Director London
Beau Holland

What our clients say

  • From start to finish, the entire process of rebuilding my website with Ali couldn’t have been easier. He took my photos, some text and a few design ideas and created a stunning website that I couldn’t be happier with. As well as looking great, [...]

    Beau Holland, Musician and Musical Director, London

  • From start to finish Ali was fantastic. He explained everything to us from why things were done in a certain way through to how search engines pick up your website. I would definitely go back to Smartdecat for our website updates in the future as I cannot fault [...]

    Karen Barnes, The Oasis Health Club

  • All of my websites are now created using the Smartdecat systems. Ali is an absolute gent and nothing is ever too much trouble for him. His current software already comes packed with many features and apps, but it's comforting to know that Ali is there to offer bespoke [...]

    Danny Rich, Matlock Web Design

  • Nothing but a great experience .... Alistair and his team have been fantastic in assisting me with the look and feel, as well as all the technical issues, of my Brand from day one. As a small Brand with a limited understanding of technology, I must have driven him mad with [...]

    Kathryn Horsfall, Reason Home

  • Ali has been such a great help in managing the on-line aspects of my business. He is patient with my lack of IT-intelligence (!), but more importantly he always acts on my requests promptly and effectively. I have confidence that I can contact him with a query and know it will [...]

    Vikki Powell, VP Psychology Ltd

  • I have a greeting cards business and produce coloured crayon drawings of Historic Buildings and Heritage Sites. SmartDeCat have produced for me a bespoke web site which shows off my range of cards and prints on on an e-commerce site giving flexibility in sizes of images to evoke [...]

    Tony Heaton, Greetings From UK

  • I've known Ali for 13 years now and have worked closely with him throughout this time. I'd grown tired of other web designers charging ridiculous fees for relatively small advice and amendments to my sites. Throughout the time that I have known Ali, he has proven to put the customer [...]

    Simon Dodd, Manchester

  • SmartDeCat have been supporting my business for over ten years now. When so many companies offer online services without any introduction, finding someone you can really trust is next to impossible. SmartDeCat have always been ready to help at anytime and have helped me build a website [...]

    Alastair Howie, HOWIE ARCHITECTS

  • Using your system all the time now, the SEO capabilities are excellent and I have had some major success with clients sites. Your features are second to none and are simple to use Well done SmartDeCat! [...]

    Jim P, Somerset

  • Wow, quick as well as efficient!! Looks just as I hoped. Thanks so much for everything. [...]

    Liz, Manchester

  • Thanks SmartDeCat, the new Ideal website does everything we want it to do. There’s a News blog, for our latest developments. There’s a Views blog, for our latest opinions. Several of our clients have very kindly signed up to some great new case studies. [...]

    Mark & Debbie, Ideal

  • Great bit of kit, I`ve spent thousands trying to get features like these onto sites before. Smartdecat makes life alot easier. [...]

    John Widdup, Essex

  • Hi SmartDeCat. Thanks for a superb and easy to use site. Your after sales service is top class also. [...]

    Danny Matharu, North East

  • Hi Ali, The site looks great, just what i was after. Really appreciate your help. [...]

    DW, DW Mileagec Correction

  • Thanks Ali, this system has got to be one of the best on the market, just like to say great service and a great product [...]

    Paul Gluveton, Nottingham

  • Just a quick note to say thanks for saving me $1000s [...]

    John Turton, USA

  • I only wish that I had found your system when trying to set up my other business and I would have saved myself a lot of money and a lot of aggro! [...]

    Mandy Littler, Northampton

  • Wow! What a system, glad i found u guys, saved me loads of money and a great product to boot!!! [...]

    Paul Evans, North East

  • Just finally finished setting up my new website took me, a relative novice at all things webby :-) just under an hour to get my site looking as i want. Glad I went this route its a great package thank you. [...]

    Edith Jones, Jonestone

  • Stunning, I`ve tried a few ecommerce style cms solutions before, Smartdecat has to be the best value web site in a box on the web.......Thank you. [...]

    Josh Hall, North East