Website for Mobiles

With the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets now being used to browse the web, many people are becoming concerned about how their website will look and work when viewed on devices other than the traditional computer screen.

After all, the screens on these devices are much smaller than a computer monitor and, thanks to their inbuilt accelerometers, can orientate the picture into a landscape or portrait presentation.

At Studio Devon, we advocate the practice of Responsive Web Design to strive to ensure that, whatever the size of the screen browsing the website, the web page adapts itself to be seen in its best light.  To us, this is a much more elegant and practical option than having a separate website specifically developed to be served up to mobile devices.

Our first foray into responsive web design is the Babbacombe Festival ticket website, which has just been launched.  A striking yet simple site, this looks equally good on a large computer monitor or a mobile phone and, most importantly, is already attracting buyers for tickets for the various exciting and interesting events that are being held in the Babbacombe Festival marquee this June.

To have a look at how much better looking and easier to use a responsive website is on a mobile or tablet, point your iPad at

Refresh for Village Show site

The Bishopsteignton Village Show has been running for 17 years and for the past 5 years, Studio Devon has maintained its website. We try to keep it up to date and changing so that visitors to the site will continue to be entertained.

With only a few weeks to go till the next show (1st & 2nd September) it was time for a refresh. The major change we made this time was to make the screen width flexible to adapt to the many different display devices that people use to access the web these days. We also spruced up the picture galleries that form a major part of the archive pages.

We are happy to support this community event which does so much to bind the people of the village together, and of course we will be on hand at the beginning of September to load up the show results onto the site, as per usual.

To visit the Bishopsteignton Village Show site, go to

New online shop released

For many years, St Marychurch-based picture gallery Portfolio has been successfully supplying quality prints and canvases to the South Devon public. Recently, they decided to expand their business into the online world with a website from which to display and sell a fuller range of pictures.

They turned to Studio Devon to design and develop the site. We looked at their corporate image and turned it into a stylish web design, backed up by a database to store the online shop and product elements. This allows products to be added, deleted or changed without editing HTML code.  Allied to Paypal integration, the site offers a striking and customer-friendly shopping experience.

Released just a couple of days ago, the Portfolio Gallery website is set to offer a 24-7 expansion of the Portfolio business.

You can visit the website via

Mongolia is the next big thing!

OK, we realise that Mongolia is already big, over 600,000 square miles, according to the Studio Devon world atlas. But we are talking economically here, not geographically.

So says Clear Lakes Capital, Studio Devon’s latest client. We have just launched their new website to introduce and encourage people to recognise the potential in this progressive country.

Three weeks was all the time that passed between initial contact and publication of the finished website, and the client was extremely pleased with our reasonable rates as well as our speed of response.

Autumn 2014 update

The Clear Lakes business has evolved and moved onto another website which is no longer provided by Studio Devon.

History Society looks to the Future

We were recently asked to provide a website for Babbacombe & St Marychurch Local History Society.  This thriving society has a growing membership and is ambitious to attract more people and saw that a website would be an ideal communication tool as well as being a good advert for prospective members.

Their initial brief was for a basic site to allow key contributors to post information about the society and keep a calendar of upcoming events.  Studio Devon realised that a site based on the Wordpress content management system would be an ideal solution.  Not only does it allow society members to write their own content but it can be easily expanded in future, by the addition of plug-ins, to cater for the extra functionality that the society may require as they place more demands on their website.

Set up of the site was very quick, as was the training required for those people who were going to manage the content.  Visit the site here to see the results.