Catholics at University Web Site Design, Responsive WordPress Web Site Design with linked map systems and chaplaincy search
Dovetail Joinery, Building and Renovation, Edinburgh, Scotland Reponsive WordPress website with building services, image gallery & testimonials
Turnhouse Golf Club, Edinburgh Website, responsive, wordpress website
Time Travel Audio, Vintage Audio Equipment, Components & Servicing, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. E-commerce wordpress responsive mobile website.
TMA Direct, Industrial Control Components, UK, responsive, mobile ready wordpress CMS website listing industrial components & prices
The Edinburgh Press selling Je Ne Dinnae Ken Pal T shirts, Bags responsive wordpress ecommerce website.
Pride Shopfitting Website, responsive wordpress portfolio site
Stone Portraits, Property Portraits & Landscape Watercolours Responsive WordPress CMS Website with Gallery
Edinburgh Beauty Quarter Beauty Salon wordpress content management system with custom control of sliders & sidebars for banner adverts
Parsons Green Primary School Website, Scotland. yes in Edinburgh not London! Responsive wordpress website with news, Events and Gallery system.
TAGSI FESI Association Website Design UK, responsive wordpress website with an Events Calendar
Jean Findlay Website, Author of Chasing Lost Time, C. K. Scott Moncrieff. Simple Responsive WordPress CMS site.
Bombay Lounge Indian Restaurant Dalkeith Website responsive wordpress cms with Trip Advisor, online booking system, galleries and reviews
Butterfly Personnel Nanny Agency Edinburgh Website wordpress CMS with Buddypress and membership (currently not being used)
Xottle Bottle & Cap Technology Website – responsive wordpress website showing the new bottle and cap technology developed by Threadless Closures
Zest Skin Spa & Beauty Salon Edinburgh Scotland UK, wordpress website for 3 beauty salons in Edinburgh with booking system & revolution slider
Juniper Green Primary School Website Edinburgh Scotland – responsive wordpress school website with gallery, news and calendar system used by teachers to upload homework, class news and image galleries
Annie Pinks Beauty Salon Website – fully responsive wordpress ecommerce website for a beauty salon in Musselburgh, Edinburgh
Well, right in the thick of the new year rush to update websites at the moment. Which is of course good for business but less good for the hairline.
Responsive is still the thing, though i am still not convinced that it should always be ‘the thing’. I suspect some websites would be better served by a desktop site and a mobile version (thanks to WPTouch for the WordPress plugin.
And as for Responsive templates. I still like the plain Genesis theme to build on. Though all these many Live Composer, Virtual Composer plugins do make for interesting times, though not clients are going to find them easy. With that in mind this Divi theme seems pretty easy and nice. I do worry about the speed of responsive web sites though. they can be slow.
Which takes me to Symfony, Bootstrap 3 and the whole custom backend and custom front end. Not an easy thing to get one’s head around – and the benefits?? tying in your customer to expensive edits and expensive new designer / programmers?? I had a long document rom school recently saying it did not want a custom backend – i had to use WordPress. that was refreshing . You can take a wordpress site to anyone and they will be able to help/host etc.. But custommade…
So. Here i am hopefully coming to the end of my first custommade site and i am very much looking forward to it being over.
Morningside Dance Academy Dance School Website – Responsive WordPress dance school website design with image gallery
Elite Spas Web site design by PixelCreativ. WordPress cms.
DM Batik Art Web site. Responsive mobile ready artist’s portfolio website built with WordPress and Genesis framework with an image / portfolio gallery system
HomeSound Home Cinema & Hi-Fi shop. Responsive mobile wordpress Web design with woocommerce ecommerce, from a template
Kirkliston Primary School Edinburgh website design and build with Latest News system, events calendar, photo gallery and wordpress cms
Duncan Smith Dental – a Responsive Dentists website Edinburgh, Musselburgh. A wordpress portfolio website of dental services with links to online booking / appointment system using a bought template.
James Gillespies Primary School Website – my children go here so its nice to build this. Its actually unfinished or maybe unstarted as i plan to rebuild it as a responsive site. Still, good to get started – its always content that is the problem
WellMadeWebsite – well i have to put it in don’t I? I haven’t updated my own site since 2004 (and thats a guess, i really have no idea. ) So, i will be tweaking this as i discover more things to do with Resposive web site design and build. But i do think the importnat thing is to start down the road of Responsive sites.
Pixel Creativ – Design Agency
Wrightson Executive Search – conversion to wordpress from static site
Kerrera Furniture – Bespoke Furniture & Cabinetmakers in Edinburgh
Ink Boutique – first responsive ecommerce site. Cool knitwear shop.
EMAS – rebuild of old static ecommerce site in Wordpress
Envirocapital – rebuild of old static html site in Wordpress
Eddies Seafood – one of my smallest sites but one i am rather proud of. Edinburgh’s finest sea food shop.
DermalClinic – rebuild of static html site in Wordpress CMS
City Vintage – rebuilt Woprdpress site in updated ecommerce template
Alex Johannsen – Ceramic Artist
Zest Skin Spa Edinburgh – fourth site for this client i think.
Threadless Closures – bottle top technology
Sam Shortt Consulting – a transport consultant
The Ten Minute Mag – sadly short lived but funny daily mash
Spice Lounge Kitchen – Indian Cuisine, Tapas & Fusion in Edinburgh
Nexum Debt Recovery – a short lived business
Liston Architects – Edinburgh based architects. Like all artists i have built sites for – a very simple clean site.
Peacock Irish Dance Classes in Edinburgh
Hootananny Brixton – was this the third rebuild? Finally moving to wordpress so clitnes can easily add and update gigs and events themselves.
Dunwalkin Driving School remade as a WordPress site
Edinburgh Regency Guest House. Client likes this bought Wordpress template and has it on both his sites. The site is linked in to a reservation system.
THT Direct – Electrical Shop, using Magento which i do like though it is quite system heavy.
LashClinic – Eyelashes galore
Harman Holiday Apartments – with a local weather plugin
CSPPA – its a long name! Central Scotland Pig Producers Association
DPDG – Darlington Pig Discussion Group
Crystal Chandelier Company – Chandeliers shop in Edinburgh
Bombay Lounge Restaurant – edited a wordpress template for this award winning Dalkeith Restaurant.
Audrey Grant – Artist
More Sweets – old fashioned sweets online, what more could you want – a texan bar you say! i hear you.
Edinburgh George St Tours – a little static html site
LawnWay – Gardening web site
Edinburgh Beauty Quarter – Beauty Salon.
David Hosie – Artist, through Union Gallery
Culane House Hotel – Edinburgh Hotel & B&B
City Vintage – Vintage clothing Wordpress ecommerce. Since rebuilt in WordPress.
Butterfly Personnel – Nanny Agency, being remade as WordPress CMS
Butterfly Recordings – folk label
Alison Auldjo – first of the Union Gallery artists. Simple WordPress site.
UNION gallery – lovely bunch. Since made many sites for scottish artists through the folk at the Union Gallery.
Kingswood Hotel in Fife – one of the first WordPress sites i did. First in a long line.
Graphite Fiction – artist and Graphic Novel writer and illustrator
TSS Clearance – since become Hiline Forestry. Forestry and site clearance. one of my last static html sites. Coming soon – hello wordpress!
Treepresents – selling trees online!
Dermalclinic – second redesign for them. Still a static html site.
The Home Cinema Centre – rebuilt in Expression Engines with Ecommerce. A big site that would handle thousands of products and enquiries. And stayed secure throughout its life. I really liked expression engine and the way you the builder could write every bit of code on the site. It made SEO really easy. And very stable.
Princess Filler – part Burdica group
JSB Plumbing – Plumbers
Hootananny Brixton – south Londons award winning live music venue, restaurant and B&B. Been through a few redesigns since. Currently a WordPress site.
Dornoch Holiday Home – a pretty site i thought.
Burdica – Health & Beauty site.
Living Panasonic – Hifi and homecinema. Later moved to a CMS system and name change
Wilson Waste Recycling from the same group as Saltaire Engineering. They made or sold huge machines that did stuff – like crunch up rocks, and sort waste. A Joomla site.
The Theodore Salvesen Memorial Trust – Edinburgh Charity website
Extreme Buggies – Buggy importing
Dubart Wedding Photography
Dunwalkin Driving School – Since redesigned in Wordpress CMS
Double D Ovens – industrial oven makers.
Dermalclinic – Health & Beauty in Edinburgh. Redesigned and rebuilt twice more – currently a WordPress CMS site
Asset and Tax – plain site for a financial company
Mediface. Health & Beauty sites in Edinburgh – this was my second one. Sadly no longer going but it lead to many more.
DTR Services – Driver training. Another site for Dalkeith Transport. Moved away to a different designer and then cam back. Now updated to a WordPress site
Bells Nautical Trust – Edinburgh Charity
Borderbeads Necklaces – sadly you never know when a new business will succeed or not. I think its always worth trying myself. Its always better to be hopeful.
Leith Benevolent Association. Charity in Leith, Edinburgh
Waverley TBS Direct. cant remember if it was ecommerce or not, but i think it was. We kept having to redesign it though. Eventually it did go live but soon after they took it all inhouse.
Viridesco. Done quite a few green / environmental sites for this biofuel client.
Millers Daughter Pub. Static html site.
Galley Aileach. They built a proper long book as used by the Islanders! Quite cool really. Then rowed it around a lot.
Ink Boutique Knitwear. The second version of the knitwear site.
Gazelle Furniture. Furniture Makers in Edinburgh. Still make sites for them. I think 5 now?
The Home Cinema Centre. First version of this site was a large static html ecommerce site. Bit of a nightmare to add new products to but worked well in search engines. Later remade using Expression Engine 9as the only system at that time i trusted to make a decent SEO’d site – mainly as with Expression Engine you write your own page code. Really good system, once built.