Our Ethos and Work Practices

What drives us

  • We possess a real passion for web development and genuinely enjoy the process of creating and publishing new websites, making our clients happy in the process

  • We support the Open Source philosophy of promoting collaborative community-driven software over mainstream commercial choices. This is evidenced by our adoption of WordPress as our system of choice.

Our design practices

  • We always aim to produce good looking websites with eye catching clean designs and colour schemes to attract visitors and provide a professional look.

  • Where possible it is helpful if the client can provide some graphical assets (e.g. logos) so as we can incorporate these into the design of the site, ensuring consistency with the image of the company

  • We may use a variety of high quality software packages to design graphical elements for a website. For image editing we use GIMP or Photoshop, whereas for vector graphics and logo design we favour Inkscape

  • We have accounts with several stock photography / imagery websites and so can source stock images, and use them within the legal and ethical boundaries of copyright, if a website calls for this

  • We favour the flexible Weaver II theming engine to generate custom WordPress themes

  • Our team also have a lot of coding expertise using PHP and MySQL, which occasionally comes in handy should we need to incorporate some custom coding to get a client’s website looking and performing exactly right
  • We ensure that all our websites are fully compliant with the EU “Cookie Law” of 2011.