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 www.portfolio-gallery.co.uk.

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.

Improved website for Highclere Investors

International financiers Highclere International Investment recently asked Studio Devon to evaluate and update their website www.highclereinvestors.com.  They wanted to make some minor changes and their existing web developer was unable to help.

Taking on a website originally developed by someone else is something that we have often done and doesn’t have to be problematical or costly.  In this case the straightforward nature of the site meant that there was no time lost evaluating and acclimatising to the existing code, so we were able to help out immediately.

Part of our ethos is to strive to produce websites which follow recognised standards, are consistent in appearance and which are accessible to all users (for example blind users will probably have a screen-reader browser and so the website should be written to enable this to interpret it properly).  We applied this philosophy to our updated version of the Highclere website and the client was delighted.

If you have a website which you would like us to check out in the same way, then please get in touch.  It needn’t cost much, and may bring extra browsers and customers!

Ticket Website Live!

Screenshot excerpt from ticket websiteDue to the ongoing success of the Babbacombe Festival, a new website was needed to cope with demand for tickets to marquee events.

Studio Devon has built a secure online ticket purchase website which allows customers to buy for any of 4 events planned for Babbacombe Festival 2011, using Paypal or credit card.

Visitors to the site get a bright and vibrant view of the event information and a clear and simple payment transaction, thanks to the world-renowned Paypal system.

Visit the site on www.babbacombefestival.com.