Red Balloon

intelligent web development

I am a web designer and full-stack developer

My name is Chris Dann and Red Balloon is my one-man web agency. I am the Essex web design partner of Start Your Own Business, helping new businesses get started online.

Nothing stands still and your digital should be an active and dynamic part of a wider marketing strategy. Why not try my free website review and see if your website could be working harder for your business.

Your business is unique.


Content Marketing

Digital Advertising

1. Acquire

Website /
Landing Page

2. Convert

Mailing List

Social Media

3. Retain

The web is fast becoming a place of templated, generic solutions, but you know that no business or market is quite like yours.

Your web strategy needs to attract quality traffic, convert visitors into sales, and build a loyal community. The path to success will depend on your niche, your marketing angle, and the strengths and resources of your particular business.

Free Website Review

Do you wonder whether your website is doing you justice? I look at your website, search engine rankings, social media and reviews, and let you know where you could be leveraging your online presence to do more for your business.

My PDF report is 1000 words written specifically for you. I'll tell you simple, easy wins you can do quickly and for free, through to what you might want to consider if you redesigned your web presence. It's completely free and comes with no obligation other than to tell other people if you find it useful.

Click here to get your free website review

Hire Me


  • Simple to Advanced Sites
  • On-page SEO
  • Custom eCommerce
  • Bespoke Web Platforms
  • Support and Training
  • Domain and Email


  • Hourly or Job Quote
  • WordPress Customisation
  • WooCommerce Customisation
  • Hack Repair and Recovery
  • Repairs and Tweaks
  • Hosting Issues


  • Fully Managed Hosting
  • Maintainence and Webmastering
  • SEO and Traffic Reports
  • Digital Marketing
  • Link Building / Outreach

Contact Me

Let's talk about your business or project. I'd love to explain my services and packages in more detail, and I'm always happy to offer advice and discuss the best approach for your business, with no obligation and no pushy sales talk.

You can also send me an email with the contact form or at [email protected], or call me directly on 07786 562 022.

My Blog

I love to write about what I do and to create helpful articles on SEO, web design and digital marketing for my clients and for business owners in general (I also write some really geeky posts on coding!) Please also follow Red Balloon on Facebook, I'm always sharing information and available to chat.

Uzma’s Quest: Adding Sound Effects and Music

13 March 2020

Categories: Coding, Uzma's Quest

After revising the software architecture, the next thing I decided to do with Uzma’s Quest was to add sound effects and music. Thanks to HTML5’s <audio> tag and its ability […]

SEO Experiment:

2 March 2020

Categories: Digital Marketing, SEO,

The internet is a funny place. In the olden days of websites, people would create sites and blog about things that particularly interested them or in which they had knowledge […]

Uzma’s Quest : Thinking About Software Architecture

22 February 2020

Categories: Coding, Uzma's Quest

Looking at the software architecture of Uzma's Quest to create code that can more easily be built upon