JES Property Management, Portugal As a well established and trusted property management company in the Algarve, the JES brand and colour scheme are well known in the area (featuring in stationary, presentations, leaflets, staff uniforms and company vehicles). Scottish Borders Website Design worked with the established identity in order to create a new look for the site design that also ensured consistency of the brand online. Feedback from the JES team in the sunny Algarve: “Many, many thanks for getting the JES website up and running, it looks great”.
Your House Historian, Berwick Often B2C (business to customer) websites need to be professional, formal and trustworthy, but sometimes a brief comes along that allows for a far more artistic and creative website design. The service provided by Your House Historian relates to historical research, archives, old photos, documents, deeds and maps. To help paint that picture, the site design itself is based on an old leather desk with all the related papers scattered in front of the site visitor (even to the point that the end of the desk is visible when you scroll down). This type of site design is very tactile and really provides a clear visual representation of the service offered; something which is all important when trying to quickly grab and retain the attention of a potential new client.
Sunny Algarve, Portugal Running Scottish Borders Website Design entails dealing with start-ups and small businesses throughout the Borders and the north of England. Client recommendations often lead to new business further afield, in this instance, the Algarve in Portugal! Sunny Algarve requested that Scottish Borders Website Design create a new, clean, crisp website to showcase their luxury villas near Faro, and provide them with an ongoing search engine optimisation and marketing strategy. The site launched today and allows holiday makers to view all the amazing accommodation, facilities and views on offer, with the page layout designed to encourage reservation requests.
Findlay Ecology Services, Kelso Following on from the design of the logo, the approach to the new Findlay Ecology Services website design needed to take in two very different elements of ecology work; liaising with construction companies on the one hand, and monitoring flora and fauna on the other. By using carefully selected and well positioned stock photography the design ensures that any visitor to the site instantly understands the nature of the business. The clean fresh site also showcases unique photos and videos taken in the field (search engines love original content) and also allows for the secure purchase of a camera trap sold by Findlay Ecology Services. The response from the client after the site launch: “I cant stop looking at the website!”
TJF Services, Earlston Having designed the new logo for TJF Services Scottish Borders Website Design set about creating the new site. As a business based in the Borders the client wanted to make use of stock photography that visually tied the site to the Borders and the services offered. A wintry shot of the Eildens combined with a work related photo did just the job; to finish things of a random testimonial is pinned to the foot of each page to add a personal feel. Delightful feedback from the client: “Speachless… Bloody fantastic!!!!!!! I will be looking at it all day with a big smile. Can’t wait to show it off. Many, many thanks.”
Robmarine Shipping, London Following on from the successful launch of the new EPIC website, Robmarine Shipping (one of the EPIC members) contacted Scottish Borders Website Design and requested an overhaul of their brochure site. The new Robmarine website provides details on services offered, clients and partners, but the bulk of the new site is password protected and provides selected members of the shipping industry with up to date stowaway data, charts and news.
McGeer Employment Mediation, Lauder Following on from the logo design for McGeer Employment Mediation, Scottish Borders Website Design have just launched the new brochure website. The site design itself follows on from the calm, balanced and trustworthy logo styling. Soft pale shades of grey and blue, delicate outer shadows, subtle page shading and a stock photo indicating balance and harmony all make for a very cool, composed website – just what you need when it comes to mediation in the work place.
Trabrownhill Therapy, Lauder Website visitors are fickle and very quick to decide if they’ve chosen the right website. So if you’re still reading this, the general rule is that a web page should explain the purpose of a business and provide the visitor with the information they want within 3 clicks of the mouse, or within just 3 seconds. With such stringent requirements, it is essential to paint a picture of the core service offered. Why paint a picture? Because people read the meaning of a picture (or photo) faster than plain text. Achieving the correct feel for a business site can be achieved with clever use of colour, style and page layout, but sometimes a photo says it all. After the creation of the Trabrownhill Therapy logo, it was critical that the new site design instantly portray the relief offered by the range of services provided. Thanks to the myriad of excellent stock photography sites now available, it didn’t take too long to track the right photo down, and it instantly made an impact on the look and feel of the Trabrownhill Therapy website; blue sky, warmth, positive, happy and stress free.
Danny Frank, Glasgow Every now and then a website brief will come along that allows for a highly creative and stylised website design. The new Danny Frank music website was inspired by Danny’s country and western music and his love of westerns. Following on from the design of his logo, Scottish Borders Website Design created the site to look like an aged poster pinned to an old wooden wall; a look that instantly connects the site design to the music it promotes. Danny didn’t want to feature in the main banner photo, so a stock photo was selected to complete the scene and various Photoshop techniques were used to distress and age the photo and web page. Danny’s feedback: “I think you’ve done an excellent job (work of art!) it is just what I wanted and I am very pleased with all aspects of your design.”
EPIC, London The new EPIC website launched today featuring the European group’s charter, code of conduct and quality policy. Each page makes use of a related shipping photo, over which sits an illustrated map of Europe that highlights the various office locations. Scottish Borders Website Design have also aided EPIC with additional marketing material, such as PowerPoint presentations that feature design elements consistent with the new brochure website, email newsletter templates and printed invites for shipping events and meetings. Whether presenting a design online, by email or offline, consistency allows for quick recognition of the brand.