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I've built, enhanced and managed sites for many businesses and organisations

These include hotels, self catering properties, shops, artists, galleries, writers, business services and community organisations.

I also build and manage social media such as FaceBook Pages, Blogs and Twitter Feeds.

A selection of my work is below - please do take a look.

Websites - Business
Websites - Accommodation
Websites - Tourism
Websites - Artists
Websites - Writers - The Arts

Lyonesse Seven - Luxury Self Catering Apartment - St Ives    

The owners of the apartment had been marketing it solely through a local agency. But they wanted their own website so that they could also sell direct and fill more weeks.

The brief was to come up with a clean bright modern design - to reflect the clean bright modern design of the apartment itself. Also to design a site better that the one already online for another neighbouring apartment - who were getting more bookings.

The owners had some strong ideas about what they wanted, so I came up with a design prototype. We discussed this, made some adjustments based on their ideas, then I built the rest of the site.

The project included online marketing - I optimised the site for searches and submitted a sitemap to Google to ensure that all pages were indexed. We also added Lyonesse Seven to three of the most popular international self catering listings sites.

A steady stream of booking has come in since then, including many for several months ahead into the holiday season - which is what the owners wanted.


Lyonesse Seven
Lyonesse Seven

Lyonesse Seven Website    

Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist    

I'm particularly proud of this site that I designed and built for my wife Jo. She is a textile artist who's skills include feltmaking, weaving, knitting, jewellery making, rag rugging and paper making.

She makes pieces for sale both directly and to shops / galleries. The site includes a portfolio of work and an online shop. Recently delivering textile workshops has become an increasingly important part of her business - and this is where the site has come into its own.

Its optimised for search on phrases such as "textile workshops Cornwall" and "workshops for children Cornwall". As a result she's had a lot of enquiries from individuals, schools and community groups. Most of these would not have found her without the website.

She now enjoys regular trips to The Scillies to run workshops for community groups there. She has also been employed by many schools and community groups such as Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change, Arts for Health, Truro Arts, Ayr Field Community Group, Penwith Housing and The Guiness Trust.

The next phase of development on the site will be extending the online shop.

  Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist
Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist
Jo McIntosh Website    

St Ives Arts Club    

Established in 1890 and situated in a beautiful spot facing St Ives Harbour - the club wanted a new website to better reflect what they have to offer - for both members and visitors.

Working closely with the management committee I designed a site that covers all of the many apsects of the club. Also a site with a bright and modern look.

Members come from both the visual and performing arts with regular exhibitions and performances in the upstairs theatre. The What's On page has full details of forthcoming events and I keep it fully up to date.

Other pages include the club's rich history, practical information about facilities and booking, club membership and contact details.

I'll be working with them on an ongoing basis to keep the site fresh and will be adding new content regularly.

  St Ives Arts Club
St Ives Arts Club
St Ives Arts Club Website    

St Ives Band Bus    

St Ives Band Bus run a luxury two-decker Nightliner Tour Bus - available to transport bands and road crew on tour around the UK and Europe. The bus has twelve sleeping berths to allow bands to run between vemues through the night. It also has all of the facilities that a travelling rock band would expect - including two luxury lounges, sound systems, flat screen TVs, DVDs and games consoles.

The business brief for this project was to raise awareness of the company among its key target audience - professional tour/road managers and band managers. Then simply to get more bookings - particularly for major UK and European arena tours.

The technical brief was to produce a website that would impress the managers and outperform the competition. Then to market the site effectively online and to get it well ranked in the search engines.

Like all website projects - this is ongoing - but I think we've succeeded. Take a look at the site - even if only to get a glimpse of the rock and roll lifestyle !

  St Ives Band Bus
Band Bus
Band Bus Website    

St Ives Farmers Market    

The market runs every Thursday in town and offers a great range of local produce - fresh vegetables, meat, fish, bread, cheeses cakes and more. Their slogan is GULP! - Great Unbeatable Local Produce.

The organiser Tim Andrewes wanted a simple cost effective website that would attract both more customers and more local traders. With that in mind I designed a simple, easy to navigate site, that contained the essential information needed by both groups.

One design principle that I follow is - make it easy for people. The facts that they need are basically what is it, where is it, when is it, why should I go there and how do I find it. Like many of my sites this one includes an interactive Google map - visitors can use this to generate directions from anywhere.

There is a separate section for Traders - giving them the practical information that they need such as stall sizes, how to book, costs and load in / out arrangements.

  St Ives Farmers Market
St Ives Farmers Market
St Ives Farmers Market Website    

St Ives Fishermen's Co-operative    

The Co-op is long established in St Ives - it was founded in 1920 after a meeting of about 70 interested fishermen was held at the Town Hall.

They have a shop on The Wharf selling a range of outdoor clothing and fishing tackle. They also have a self-catering holiday cottage behind the shop and workshops on The Island.

Their key business objective is to make people aware of the shop, the cottage and the history of the co-op. They wanted a simple clean site, similar to some of the other sites that I've built, which is why they chose me for this project.

They are not interested in e-commerce at the moment, so each of the three shop pages are designed simply to showcase the quality products and brands that they stock. There are further pages for the cottage and the workshops.

  St Ives Fishermen's Co-operative
St Ives Fishermen's Co-operative
St Ives Fishermen's Co-operative Website    

Artists and Galleries    

John Mitchell - Sculptor and Printmaker

Keith English - Visionary Art

Caroline Atkinson - Landscape and Abstract Artist

Julia Ciccone - Portraits of People and Pets

Angela Diggle - Paintings and Collage

  John Mitchell - Artist and Sculptor
John Mitchell - Artist and Sculptor
  For more information about website design or marketing contact Steve:
01736 797 122
07733 337 621
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