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Austin Wright website

Austin Wright website

The brief for this website was nice and clear. Mark already had the beginnings of a site and needed to rebrand to a smarter, cleaner look. Keywords for the brief were ‘modern’ and ‘contemporary’. The site needed to portray a professional image, keep a corporate look, communicate clearly what Austin Wright does and the core values of the business.

It makes our task much easier when the client can provide all of the content in one go and Mark worked with Sarah Sheasby of The Story Shed to do just that.

Having previously designed the logo, we then decided on a complementary colour palette for the site. A little bit of creativity was required to prevent the site looking text heavy, so we made a simple ‘Hotspot’ graphic for the Blueprint For Change section. On the About page, we used a Toggle block for additional text.

We sourced suitable images for the headers for each page (always an absorbing task) and there were only a few minor text amendments once the design was completed. All in all, a very satisfactory project to work on.

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Please have a look at the Austin Wright website and if you would like to discuss rebranding of your site, do get in touch with us.

www.austinwright.co.uk

Artist’s website

David Bartlett artists website

It was a real pleasure to work on creating this website for the artist, David Bartlett.

The brief was for an online catalogue of David’s work, divided up into several galleries, in a clear and uncluttered format. The website is a record of his life’s work, from his student days to the present. In David’s words:

It takes visitors on a gallery tour through a selection of a lifetime’s art output, where the function of my art practice, has been to chart life’s journey: sensory, emotional and intellectual

Please do have a look at the site – we honestly love the art. It was a challenge to find the best way to create the galleries. After trying several plugins and different options we finally opted for a simple approach to displaying the images. In discussion with David, we divided the work up into three main periods, each with sub-galleries. The page shows a selection of images, appearing as you would view them on the wall in an exhibition, with each image opening in a lightbox for closer viewing.

www.davidbartlettartist.co.uk

If you have a yearning to catalogue a life’s work, be it art or any other project or dedication, please contact us to see how we can help.

Creating SEO Guidelines

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FREE WEBINAR:
Creating SEO Guidelines

8th April, 14:00 BST

We’ll be covering hot topics such as:

  • How guidelines can improve SEO success and efficiency
  • Where and how to start
  • Guidelines for content writers, social media, PR teams, and developers
  • Guidelines for small businesses
  • Keeping guidelines up-to-date

Plus we’ll be on hand to answer any questions.

This is the 17th in a series of exclusive webinars we’re running for Nettl customers.
Missed the previous sessions?
Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered. Head online to watch on catch up.

Support Wealden and beyond

Photo over the Weald from the Downs

It doesn’t stop here

Our Support Wealden initiative is going forward

When we first set up the Support Wealden website, we had envisaged it being a short term project. Something to help businesses let customers know their new opening hours, and for the local community to find out how they could help. Supporting a business on social media, or just keeping in touch, meant a lot.

Now what?

Well, with the lockdown continuing, many businesses have changed the way they work. Some are offering Click and Collect services, some have gone completely online. While others have decided they just need to close and ride it out until they can re-open. But everyone is adapting. We are busy updating their listings on the website, as soon as we get new information.

We have created additional features on the site – logos and images with the listings, some featured listings and a Special Love section. This is for businesses to share offers just with other businesses listed on the site. A social media campaign will start in February and all of our monthly newsletters can now be downloaded from the News page.

Once we can all start meeting again, we will have a get together in the gardens of Pickhams. Until then we are going to start an online event, interviewing one business owner and featuring some music, with a Question and Answer section so viewers can contribute too.

Keep an eye on the website for full details and sign up for the Newsletter.

 

 

 

Time out

Moss by Josie Tipler

Time to re-charge

A well earned wellbeing day

 

We are taking a day out of the office today.

Keeping our business going and moving in a new direction over the past few months has been exciting and challenging. We have stretched the capacity of our grey cells to their utmost as we have learned new skills. To fit everything into the days, including work as well as growing veg, taking daily exercise and keeping up with our musical career,  we’ve been waking with the lark.

What we have achieved has made us extremely proud – the SupportWealden.co.uk site is helping local businesses, we have met with new and existing clients both virtually and socially-distanced, we have several new websites under our belts and have kept busy with branding, identity, design and print jobs.

The music in our lives (see MiltonHide.com) has kept us sane – don’t ever underestimate the power of music – but we need a simple day out, away from the home office and the ‘phone. New sights instead of websites and fresh air  instead of the office fan. To that end we’re closing the office today and heading off to get lost in a forest.

We’ll be back, refreshed and recharged next week.

CHECKING IN

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First time?

You’re not alone. This is our first pandemic too

 

In fact, trailblazing businesses from Dover to Dundee are embarking on a journey into unchartered waters. A challenging terrain, where we welcome customers with one hand, and fight the virus with the other.

The opening up of the economy is being supported by NHS Test and Trace. Social distancing measures are being employed in spades to help stop the spread. Who would’ve thought booking systems would be part of the battle plan?

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to:

Prevent another outbreak

Protect colleagues and customers

Reassure visitors and encourage sales

Sound doable?

Read on for how using booking systems and digital Registration Forms can help

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