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Website Design for Pharmaceutical Consultant

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Pixelwave Web Design has recently started work on a brand new Web Design project for an independent Pharmaceutical Consultant.

I was approached by this new client after an associate of his (Peter Dewland) directed him to me. I built a website for Peter many years ago and still maintain it for him – not that anything very often changes on it. Peter obviously recommended my services to his colleague and I’m now building a website for him too. The content is very similar as they offer similar services. This however is a brand new design with a much more modern appearance. It also follows all of the latest trends and recommendations in the world of web design and interface design.

It will feature the strengths, services and biography of my client in a professional, easy to sue manner. The site itself will of course be mobile responsive, easy to use and attractive.

I’ve already started work on it so can’t wait to release it to the world. her’s a sneak peak that reveals very little!

Gallery Aberdyfi – Portfolio Website

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Pixelwave Web Design has recently completed a bespoke website for Gallery Aberdyfi. The website is built around several portfolio’s allowing the family run business to easily and constantly update the prints, original artwork, canvases and photographs on offer through the gallery.

The design has been optimised to showcase the artwork keeping things easy for the user to navigate and simplifying the maintenance tasks. I hope you like it.

Gallery Aberdyfi Portfolio Website

Gallery Aberdyfi Portfolio Website

Website Design for Gallery Aberdyfi

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Pixelwave Web Design is currently in the process of building a new website for The Gallery Aberdyfi. This is a family  art gallery in Aberdovey run by local artists Glyn Davies and Claire Davies. They sell a range of originals and prints, along with a good selection of handmade artwork and giftware from local artists.

The site will contain information on the artists, the gallery and the range of giftware they stock. It will also have several galleries showcasing both the original artwork and the prints available for purchase from the gallery.

Gallery Aberdyfi Website Design

Gallery Aberdyfi Website Design

New Website for Mikes Aerials

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just launched a new website for Mikes Aerials – An Aerial, Sky TV and CCTV installer in the Aberystwyth area. If you live in the area then I’m sure you’ve seen his van around as he seems to be very busy.

His new website is now live, giving visitors an idea of what he can offer, but as an independent Sky TV installer and of course an expert when it comes to aerials, CCTV and all things TV related I’m sure he can help you out. His new web site is clean, fresh and easy to use, and should keep you up to date with his latest news.

New Website Design for Mikes Aerials

New Website Design for Mikes Aerials

Jenny The Potter Website Goes Live

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

I’m pleased to announce that our most recently built site for the potter Jennifer Hall has just gone live. I’m really pleased with the site as is Jenny as it has all come together just as I envisaged. A nice clean, but attractive website design that is easy to use and easy for her to keep up to date. Keeping it simple has let the photos of her work do the talking. I hope you like it too.

Website Design for Jenny the Potter

Website Design for Jenny the Potter

Mobile Responsive Website Updates

Friday, March 18th, 2016

I’ve been busy making a number of clients websites into mobile responsive designs recently.

It’s a well known fact that Google now takes into consideration the way that a website looks on mobile devices and can use the mobile friendliness of a website to determine how well a site will rank within its search engine results pages. As is always the case, when Google changes it’s algorithms many Seo and web design companies scramble to keep up and many cold call website owners offering them solutions and strategies for keeping their sites ranking well. Sometimes these are no more than companies or individuals plying for business. Often the updates and features they are trying to sell aren’t needed and they are almost always overpriced but sometimes their recommendations for your site should be taken seriously and maybe your web developer will be able to help you rather than just accepting the first cold caller that comes calling.

This is what’s been happening here lately. It seems as though a number of my clients who have websites that are a few years or more old have been approached by various companies telling them about Google’s new ‘mobile friendly’ search algorithms and offering to build them new mobile friendly versions of their sites. These clients have then come to me asking what it all means and I’ve been able to explain to them the virtues of a mobile responsive site as opposed to a new and separate mobile friendly site.

A mobile responsive site is simply a site that responds to the screen size that it is being viewed on. In most cases this involves changes to the layout so that the site better fits the restricted viewport of a small device such as a phone. As well as changing the layout of your site somewhat, it also allows you to streamline the site so as to make it load faster and use less bandwidth. This helps keep things working well when a user might be on a slow mobile connection and of course keeps data costs down for them too. As well as changes in layout and data overheads, mobile responsive sites also pay consideration to the user experience by making things easier to tap on when using a touch screen and a finger as opposed to a large screen and a mouse pointer.

Mobile Friendly

Mobile Friendly

There are lots of changes ‘under the hood’ to make a site mobile responsive, but it will have benefits for the visitors to your site and also for the visibility of your site in search engines.

A number of my clients have been asking me to make their site mobile responsive lately so I’ve been busy with these update projects:

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There are a couple of others in the horizon ready for update too as soon as I get the go ahead from their owners. Of course, any new sites that I’ve built recently or that I’m currently working on are mobile responsive by default. It’s always nice to get 100% on the Google Mobile Friendly tests!

Website Design for Potter

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Busy Busy Busy here at the moment, both at work and play, but in amongst the various updates and tweaks, I have found time to start work on a new website for a Potter based near Rhayader.

Jenny the Potter

Jenny the Potter

So far I think she likes it:

I am loving what I’ve seen so far…. All looking good so far, really pleased.

Website Design for David Lloyd, Aberystwyth

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Pixelwave Web Design have just released a new website for Aberystwyth based author, speech coach and former TV presenter David Lloyd. The website introduces his books; ‘Tales of an Aber Lad’ and ‘Start the Clock Cue The Band, offers links for buying the book and of course contains plenty of quotes from his books and reviews from readers including celebrities of the TV world. It also outlines his voice and speech coaching services and provides an agenda for his public speaking engagements.

The site is a dynamic, brochure style site that we are both very pleased with. An easy to read and navigate website always makes for a more pleasing experience and we think this website offers just that. Not too distracting, just clean, interesting and professional. David is very pleased with it too.

The site looks wonderful and very professional.  Already have my first booking for  a talk to the National Trust in Lampeter in March next year

Many thanks

David

As always, it’s good to be releasing new website designs, especially for local Aberystwyth based clients, and great that they are delighted with the results of my work.

David Lloyd Website Design

David Lloyd Website Design

Website Design for Sky TV and Aerial Installer

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to have started work on a brand new website for Mike’s Aerials, a Sky TV, Satellite and Aerials installer based in Aberystwyth. Most people in Aberystwyth will have seen the Mike’s Aerials van around and about town as will those in the wider area of Mid Wales that his company serves.

Until now Mike has had a very limited web presence so recently approached Pixelwave Web Design askin me to change that for him. I’ve since started work on a new CMS-based website that will allow Mike and his staff to keep the site up to date with all of the latest Sky TV offers and projects they are working on. He is even beginning to diversify a little into things such as home automation, CCTV and other new technologies for the modern home and business.

The new website will be a clean, easy to use affair built around a mobile-responsive design. It will showcase the services that Mike’s Aerials offer and provide all of the latest news from the company. As an approved Sky TV installer it will also include all of the latest Sky TV packages and offers available.

Work is already well underway on the new website so hopefully once I get the last few bits of content it will be ready to go live soon. Her’s a sneak preview:

Mikes Aerials Website Design

Mikes Aerials Website Design

Holiday Cottage Website Design in Wales goes Live

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to announce that our latest website design is now live. This is a brochure style website for a holiday cottage in Borth, Wales. My local village so a location that is well known to me. I was given virtually a free reign with the design, layout, construction and even much of the content for this site. I organised the information architecture and advised the client on what should and shouldn’t be included in the website so as to keep it interesting yet simple and easy to use.

The website is built using a mobile responsive design so that it is accessible across a wide range of devices from the largest desktop screens to tablets, phones and other mobile devices. It is full of glorious photography that really showcases the area and is one of my favourite designs to date. I hope you like it. The clients do, saying

 

It looks really great, many thanks. It’s good to go and I’m quite nervous!!!

Many thanks you’ve really excelled yourself.

Cottage on the Beach Website Design

Cottage on the Beach Website Design