I recently 'built' a new website for Positively Pets, a dog and puppy training company based in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. … Read more about Cost effective web design
When I was asked to build this site for a local bookbinder, Sue Bennett, she was adamant that she was more than just a bookbinder: she was a fine artist. Indeed, she had even made bookbinding the subject of the thesis she wrote for her MA in Fine Art. I have to admit that I struggle with … Read more about Can bookbinding be a fine art?
Plant Heritage North East website rebuild, Facebook and email marketing Plant Heritage is a national plant conservation charity which I joined as an ordinary member in 2013, and by 2014 I had been asked to join the committee, with no particular role assigned to me. It soon became apparent that, … Read more about How a website can help your offline sales
Before I start, this article comes with a disclaimer: This was the first hacked website that I had to recover, and I did not follow best practice, even though what I did was ultimately successful. You can copy what I did if you wish, but there are better ways to do it - check out the WordPress … Read more about ellison-place.co.uk – recovering a hacked WordPress blog
Plant Heritage North East was a full site rewrite. First of all, I have to declare a vested interest: I've been a member of PHNE for several years now, and their original website was the very first one that I did. I built the original site using a template builder and it took me just ten … Read more about Plant Heritage North East – why WordPress rocks
Shiremoor Dental Practice was a full site rewrite. They had had a site for many years but it was written in html and so was very difficult for them to maintain, as well as not being mobile friendly. For example, the dentist featured on the Home page photo of the old site had retired five years … Read more about Shiremoor Dental Practice – the value of a good content management system
Access Loft Storage was a full site rewrite, triggered mainly by the fact that the owner was unhappy with his current web designers. The brief for this one was short and to the point: make it very search engine friendly - it needs to sell loft storage! … Read more about Access Loft Storage – how good on page SEO can save you money
Creative-calligraphy.co.uk was a small commission to spruce up the Home page. I changed the side menu bar from a yellow background to a white one, made the fonts a better size and easier to read and centralised the headings. I also added captions to the slider and made the photos clickable to other … Read more about Creative Calligraphy – how a few tweaks can make a huge difference