Welcome to our web design blog, we hope you find the content useful. We have written a range of posts over the years covering Marketing, Web Design, Web Development, Social Media Marketing and PR.
We are really pleased to be launching our latest Student Property website design for our Portsmouth-based customer, James Oliver Properties.
As website designers, we are always trying to provide something extra special for our clients and this site incorporates a few nice little features. We have tweaked the brand and expanded both the colour palette and font options to create a more contemporary feel befitting the student customer base. The home page features a dramatic full-width hero video clip taken from one of their interactive tours.
We recently completed a new website for Dack in Southsea. Dack is a full-service Estate Agency, founded and based in Southsea and with a reputation for professionalism and expertise in the Portsmouth property market. We have worked with Dack for many years and look forward to working with them for many more.
Balfour Landscapes came to us with a request for a new website to showcase their blossoming portfolio of work.
Founded by Chris Stiles in 2008 the company has completed a wide range of really beautiful Landscaping projects across Hampshire and West Sussex. We wanted to lighten their brand which was a very dark green and create a fresher feel for them.
We recently created this website for the lovely Charlotte Griffiths Photography. Charlotte was one of our morph team in 2018/19 but left us to develop her photography work and needed a hand giving her website a facelift. We love working with Charlotte on everything she does. She has an outstanding work ethic and will always push herself to be the best!
We created The British Craft House website to showcase the best work of Britsh Artisans. We designed and built this gorgeous multi-vendor site to celebrate British Crafters in all their glory. The range of handcrafted products is wonderful and I know where I’ll be doing my Christmas shopping this year! The site had over 300 vendors sign up almost straight away and founder Susan Bonnar has big plans for this wonderful platform!
Web design – Chichester. We recently completed a new website for Greyfriars Housing Association, they wanted a fresh new look for their organisation and are delighted with the end result.
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We just created new branding and a website for our friends at Unloc in Portsmouth. Unloc is a great not for profit organisation based in Portsmouth set up by Hayden Taylor and Ben Dowling when they were just 19 years old. They have gone on to create some amazing opportunities for schools and colleges students in Portsmouth but also expanding as far as Cambridge, London and Essex. An inspiring organisation that we think will continue to grow and thrive whilst developing leadership skills and creating fantastic opportunities for young people across the world.
We recently created a new Travel Clinic website for Hampshire Travel Clinic based in Emsworth, replacing the one we built for them in 2013. OUr websites are clearly built to last. The Hampshire Travel clinic team wanted a modern website which showcased some of their amazing travel pictures as their team embers often travel themselves and come back with some wonderful travel images. The site also has a shop where you can buy travel products before you go away and offers a range of travel services including vaccinations and travel advice. The website makes use of their vivid colour pallet which reminds of us bright sunny skies and rich golden beaches and features icons to display the kinds of services on offer.
We have just completed a new recruitment website design and build for COGS recruitment.
We just completed a web design and build for MJL Cleaning. Matt who owns the business is a great guy and has recently set up the business. Based in Waterlooville MJL Cleaning are able to work across most of Hampshire and even into West Sussex. matt wanted a web design and build which communicated his brand and values that looked clean and fresh.
We recently completed a new website for Portsmouth Distillery which we are so excited about! The website is beautiful and has a great showcase video of Portsmouth on the homepage. They guys behind the company are great fun to work with and are importing beautiful distilling vats to Portsmouth to make Portsmouth Rum and Portsmouth Gin!
Our web design for Nesbits Auctions, Southsea incorporates the yellow and grey colour combination of their branding. In web design the use of colour is really important. Yellow is a no-no for text in web design as the contrast is not strong enough for people to be able to read it clearly but we love the splashes of yellow throughout the website to pull together their brand and keep the look consistent.
We recently designed new branding and website concepts for Advanced Injury Managment. Advanced Injury Management are a full-service Physiotherapy and Injury Treatment Centre. With clinics located across the South Coast, the team wanted a modern looking website that would enable their customers to find the relevant contact details quickly and easily.
We have just designed and built a new website for the Royal Navy, Royal Marines Widows’ Association. We designed their last website in 2012 and it lasted brilliantly but the organisation wanted a new look so we have developed this new website.
We have just finished designing a new furniture website for Spanish furniture company Furniture@. The company based in Greenwich Marina in Altea, near Alicante, features a range of indoor and outdoor kitchen displays together with designs for an outdoor bar area and indoor media room.
Web design was at the top of the agenda for the new National Maths and Physics SCITT in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The coordinators came to us looking for a brand for the newly created SCITT and a website to help promote their project. The National Maths and Physics SCITT provides high-quality teacher training, led by Mathematics and Physics experts from the best schools in the country.
The National Maths and Physics SCITT is at the forefront of a new DfE initiative to spearhead subject-specific teacher training on a national basis in shortage subject areas, which aims to buck the trend in declining applications for Teacher Training,
We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Griffiths our new social media manager to the team.
Charlotte brings a wealth of social media management experience to the team. A professional photographer in her spare time at Charlotte Griffiths Photography, Charlotte is a truly multi-talented social media manager. Charlotte is looking after some of our outsourced marketing clients bringing extra capacity to our team.
Got a LinkedIn profile but not sure where to start or how to use it properly? Here five are LinkedIn tips to get you started.
While many of us have a LinkedIn profile, we are often guilty of neglecting it. Whereas Facebook can be a fun place for a quick update LinkedIn can feel more daunting as we know we need to be professional and reflect our best work-selves rather than our relaxed off-duty selves.
Five LinkedIn tips to get you started:
We have just designed and built a new website for the Lady Hamilton pub and bed and breakfast in Old Portsmouth. Opposite Gunwharf Quays and The Hard in Portsmouth, The Lady Hamilton is famous for it’s fantastic Roast Dinners.
The owners approached us to help them with a new look brand for the pub which is painted red and a bit of a landmark in Portsmouth.
In a bid to protect the authenticity of content Facebook has introduced facebook domain verification. Here are some facebook domain verification tips to help you get started. Website owners can choose to verify their domains in Facebook Manager in order to have link editing access. Owners who do not verify their domains will not be able to edit the links for their website when sharing them on Facebook. Previously owners could edit images or overwrite the metadata pulled from their websites.
Rachel recently delivered marketing and social media training in Portsmouth to 40 Yacht Brokers and Surveyors at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.
Invited to speak by the Yacht Brokers Designers & Surveyors Association, YBDSA as part of their Training Day and AGM the event comprised training sessions and a tour of Boat House Four, followed by a delicious lunch in the National Museum of the Royal Navy. The event fell on the day the Queen came to Portsmouth to visit the Dockyard so security was tight but there was a great atmosphere.
The Lady Hamilton in Portsmouth is famed for its fabulous roast dinners.
It is now under new ownership and the the new owners are bringing back their traditional roast that has been loved by so many. They approached us to design a new brand for the pub and Bed and Breakfast in keeping with their traditional colours of red and yellow.
In the last few years Google has begun to favours secure sites so installing an SLL Certificate will help to increase your search engine ranking, too.
An SSL certificate gives your website the padlock or green browser bar, which reassuring visitors that their information is safe on your site.
We have recently completed an event booking website for the BBO Maths Hub based in High Wycombe.
The Bucks, Berks and Oxon Maths Hub is one of 35 designated hubs and is based at Wycombe High School. The Maths Hub programme is supported by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and funded by the DfE.