Web Design

“Lou’s web designs are original and show a great attention to detail. Very professional and dedicated with a quick turnaround of work I can highly recommend her.”
Iain Beggs, Pròiseact nan Ealan

MODERN | CLEAN | RESPONSIVE

3DVSL website

Website for 3DVSL 3DVSL are experts in the adoption of new technologies in the rail training industry. They needed a new fully responsive and engaging website. The new website was launched in May 2017. It was important that their staff can update and add new content...

SWAN Scotland website

Website for Scottish Women's Autism Network Scottish Women's Autism Network is a charity based in Scotland. They needed an existing website updating and adapting to be fully responsive and engaging website . The new website was launched in May 2017. Ongoing support...

Watch US Grow website

Website for Watch US Grow Watch US Grow is a charity based in Scotland. They needed a completely new responsive and visually interesting website . The new website was launched in February 2017. Ongoing support ensures that the site is backed-up and maintained...

Enviroliance website

Website for Enviroliance nationwide independent environmental eonsultancy Premium package Enviroliance wanted to redesign its website to update their content and develop a responsive and visually interesting site. The new website was launched in July 2016. Staff were...

FP Business website

Dual purpose website for FP Business Services, Scotland. Premium package FP Business Services wanted to redesign the FP Business website as part of broader customer engagement activities. FP Business aimed to expand their audience, and adopt new ways to engage that...

Creative Work website

Creative work portfolio site - Premium Package The Lou McGill Creative Work website is a portfolio website which consists mainly of images and image galleries. It needed to be a high impact visual site whilst not taking too long to load. Requirements of Lou McGill...

Tim Gray Online website

Personal portfolio and Curriculum Vitae (CV) site - Basic package The Tim Gray Online website was developed to provide an online Curriculum Vitae. Tim required a simple site in monochrome. Requirements of Tim Gray Online website Fully responsive website design CV...

Whithorn Art Gallery website

e-commerce site with a lot of images - Premium package Whithorn Art Gallery needed the Life's Little Ironies website to provide a strong online presence for a physical Art Gallery based in Southwest Scotland. The website has strong graphic iomages and regular blog...

Innovation Centres Scotland website

Website re-design to update a Business Innovation Support website Advanced package Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd. wanted to redesign and update their Innovation Centres Scotland website. The Agency based in Glasgow, Scotland aimed to simplify and modernise their...

Pròiseact nan Ealan website

Multi-lingual site in gaelic and english for the gaelic arts agency in Stornaway Scotland. Premium package The Gaelic Arts Agency wanted to redesign the Pròiseact nan Ealan website as part of broader customer engagement activities. The Agency based in Stornaway,...

We aim to develop an ongoing relationship to ensure that your site develops in a way that suits you, your business or your community needs.

We are committed to ensuring that any websites established by our company are effectively managed and maintained. This includes regular checks in relation to security, performance and ongoing development.

Ongoing development of the site will require periodic review of the key functions of the site and identification of any appropriate new directions or developments.

We tend to focus on WordPress sites as these can be easy for day to day use by a wide range of users without technical knowledge (although we can offer other Content Management Systems (CMS).

Web design principles

  • simple, clean design that supports fast uploading time and an effective user experience in terms of navigation and reading
  • responsive so that the site works on a range of browsers and devices (including mobile devices),
  • use of WordPress themes that utilise standard WordPress features and allows for future theme changes with no loss of content or site structure
  • guidance notes/manual provided to enable non-technical staff to contribute to the site with minimum support
  • use of regularly updated, tried and tested plugins to add features (e.g. Wordfence Security, Yoast SEO plugin, BackUpWordPress)
  • regularly updated to maximise security
  • use of Google Analytics to track usage and identify use patterns
  • regular security and maintenance checks
  • back-up policy
  • enforcement of secure logins and passwords
  • a shared google document which outlines actions taken and serves as a record of work and progress with the site

 

We do not use complex technical language to make what we do seem more complicated.

Our mission is to provide a website and an ongoing service based on trust, two-way feedback and responsive services.

“I recently had my website designed by Lou and couldn’t be happier. I was recommended by a friend to contact Lou as they have used her in the past for web designs. After a brief conversation, she had a good idea of themes to use and came up with some great ideas herself to make the website look and feel amazing. I am very happy with the outcome of my website and Lou has been very accommodating and flexible with me.” Paul Hutton CCoro Chocolate Lounge, Edinburgh

OUR PACKAGES AND PRICING

Vital support

Please note that if you opt for a WordPress site you need to take out a support package at £35 per month. Not only will this provide regular backup and maintenance but it will ensure timely updates that will help to protect your site from hacking. It will also include minor changes as required by you. If you do not want to take this package, then we are not the web designers for you. We care about providing a good service.

 Support Package – £35 per month

  • regular back-ups
  • regular maintenance
  • ‘pro’ versions of some plugins which offer more advanced features
  • plug-in and theme updates within one day of updates
  • Google page shared with customer listing all changes made and updates, back-ups completed
  • Respond to minor change requests within three days of receipt
  • Post training support for staff adding new content