Website design, hosting and maintenance

The Lavender LadyThe Lavender Lady

Having built up a successful business at West Country craft shows and country fairs, The Lavender Lady needed a CMS replacement for her existing static HTML website, enabling her to keep her event calendar up to date without having to rely on others to make the changes for her.

We rebuilt the site on the Joomla! CMS platform, and were able to suggest a number changes aimed at making the site more user-friendly, including an extra page to ease congestion and a captcha-protected contact form. Viv provided new photographs of her products and we devised new page layouts to display them more effectively, and we tracked down two new stock images to match those already on the site.

In a later phase of development we added a fully-featured online shop, enabling Viv's customers to replenish their stocks of body and bath products between fairs. A substantial part of the Lavender Lady business now takes place online.

SummerDaze CampingSummerdaze Camping

Summer Daze Camping is a glamping site set deep in a wood in the beautiful North Devon countryside - and it's unusual in incorporating its own music recording studio and art gallery. Owners Alex and Lydia Duncan needed a website to showcase this magical spot to potential visitors and take holiday bookings.

The site makes extensive use of the owner's own photographs, and links to the 'Canopy and Stars' site for its booking component.

Sphinx ReviewSphinx Review

Sphinx is an ezine publishing poetry pamphlet reviews, features and interviews. Joomla's content management capabilities make it ideal for this sort of application, presenting currently over six hundred content items in an easily accessible format and allowing for easy updating of both text and images.

Rachel Crowther authorThe home page of Rachel Crowther's website, showing the cover of her novel 'The Things You Do for Love', and a photo of the author.

We recently updated and redesigned Author Rachel Crowther's website to promote the publication of her new novel, The Things You Do for Love. Drawing on elements of the book's cover art, the site provides the perfect vehicle for resources complementing and expanding on the book, and publicises Rachel's personal appearances at readings and other events.