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This section of the Pixelwave Web Design website allows you to keep up to date with the latest news. New website design articles, project updates and other website desgn information. It is updated regularly so check back often.

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Exam Tuition Website Redesign Launched

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to announce the launch a a completely new website for Exam Tuition.

Having built a website for Exam Tuition many years ago Pixelwave Web Design has continued to work for them on updates and maintenance. During this time I’ve developed a good relationship with the Principal Tutor. It was good therefore to be asked to quote for the rebuild of their website so as to bring it into line with the latest features and fashions. The idea was to create a modern, more aesthetically appealing website that used modern techniques. Essentially we were bringing the website up to date, incorporating new strategies into the design and completely overhauling the look and feel. Much of the content was similar but everything was tweaked to fit in with the new design and in places new content added. A new site was built from the grounf up alongside the existing site.

Some aspects of the site were streamlined somewhat whereas others were added to. The new site went live today.

Behind the the scenes the redesigned website is based on a Content Management System that allows staff at Exam Tuition to add to and update it whenever they wish via an easy to use admin panel. The CMS allowed us to add new features to the site that weren’t present before, including a news / article feed. It’s hoped that Exam Tuition will use this feature to keep the site up to date, inform their customers of new developments and to share useful articles and techniques with their students.

The new website structure has also allowed for other new features such as case studies of recent students.

Navigation of the site has been kept simple and the new look and feel has been built in such a way as to highlight the strengths of Exam Tuition and to facilitate the registration process. Everything is of course mobile responsive so that the new design looks as good on mobiles and tablets as it does on a laptop or desktop.

We hope you like it.

Exam Tuition Website Redesign

Tractors & Plant Website Goes Live

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to announce the release of a brand new Content Management based website for Hughes Tractors and Plant.

Based near Aberystwyth, Mid Wales, Hughes Tractor Sales and Plant Hire has been providing an agricultural contracting business to the local community since the 1980’s.  Since then the family-run business has extended to offer tractor sales, plant hire and work in the construction industry and haulage.

Their new website provides information about the services they offer and the tractors and plant that they have for sale and hire. The projects section provides an insight into work they have undertaken recently. The sales section allows them to keep their site up to date with all of the latest plant, tractor and machinery items they currently have for sale.

It’s an easy to use website for visitors and administrators alike and hopefully a valuable asset to their growing business.

Website Screenshot

Llwyn yr Eos – bilingual CMS site goes live

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to announce the release of a brand new bilingual CMS site for Ysgol Llwyn yr Eos.

Ysgol Llwyn-yr-Eos is a community based Primary school at the heart of an integrated children’s campus in Penparcau on the outskirts of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.

Their new website provides a hub of information for prospective and current parents and allows staff at the school to update the site whenever they wish.

Bilingual Rebuild of Advice Mid Wales Website

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

I’m currently in the process of re-building the Advice Mid Wales website. It’s a site that I’ve managed for many years now and one that has had its fair share of minor updates throughout the years. It also had a major rebranding at one point and now it’s time for a refresh once again. This time the main objective is to make it bilingual with a complete Welsh language version of the website.

As well as adding the bilingual aspect to the site it’s having a little design refresh as well. Their budget is fairly low so it won’t be a complete re-design. I’ll just be adding some more colour, adding some white space, tidying things up a little and adding some mobile responsive features too. The entire textual cipy on the website is being re-written as well just to make sure it is all up to date.

Launch date is April 9th so watch this space. As usual, here’s a sneak preview.

Advice Mid Wales Teaser
 Advice Mid Wales Teaser

Website Design for Ceredigion School

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Pixelwave Web Design has recently started work on a brand new website for a local Ceredigion School. The primary school has previous been using an increasing number of different channels to keep in touch with parents. This approach was becoming unwieldy, difficult to manage and ineffective so a website was called for that could bring everything together.

Their new website being built by Pixelwave Web Design will be built around a Content Management System allowing staff at the school to keep the site up to date. It will be fully bilingual with easy to use translation management features built into the CMS. The site itself will be a promotional tool for the school but more importantly an information hub for staff, parents and students alike.

In addition to background information on the school, it’s classes and staff there will be a news section with all the latest updates, a section containing any letters sent home and a comprehensive calendar system that will list all of the events associated with the school. Parents will be able to subscribe to the calendar using their favourite devices / apps as well so that they need never miss an event.

Work is already underway on the site. The majority of the back-end is in place, as is the overall design and structure. Once the content has been delivered and added to the site it should be ready to go. Hopefully sometime int he New Year. For now, here’s a sneak peak!

Ceredigion School Website Design

Ceredigion School Website Design

Ceredigion Association of National Trust Members Website Launched

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Pixelwave Web Design is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ceredigion Association of National Trust Members website.

CANTM

CANTM

New Website Design for CANTM

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Pixelwave Web Design is currently working on a brand new website design for the local National Trust Members Association

The Ceredigion Association of National Trust Members (CANTM) approached me after one of their committee members had experience of work I had done for the local Ramblers Association. They had been pleased with my work and my approach-ability and therefore asked me for advice on building a website for CANTM. Before I knew it that advice became a commission to build a website for them and I have since been working on the project.

The website will be a simple brochure style website with

  • Information about CANTM
  • What the members do
  • What the association does
  • Some Information about local National Trust properties
  • A photo gallery
  • Report on trips, tours and working parties

The site will be easy to use and easy for visitors to navigate and will hopefully be kept up to date with regular updates throughout the year. We’re just waiting for a few final bits of information and content and the final go ahead from the committee and then the site should go live.

Website Re-Branding

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Pixelwave Web Design has recently been working on the website re-branding for the Arts Society Isle of Man. Previously known as the Isle of Man Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the society was a member of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). This parent organisation has recently changed it’s name to The Arts Society and has undergone a re-branding of it’s own. The website I had built for the Isle of man society therefore needed updating to keep it in line with this new branding.

Some content was updated but most of it remained the same. The bulk of the work involved a new look and feel and the utilisation of the style guides provided by the Arts Society. We wanted to keep the Isle of Man society separate from the parent organisation to a certain extent so that it still has it’s own identity but the overall feel and style of the site should now be fairly consistent with that of the parent organisation.

In effect it’s had a new lick of paint and a change of name. No harm in that as it helps to refresh things now and then.

New Website for PM Leung Consultancy

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Pixelwave Website Design is pleased to announce the release of a brand new website for P M Leung Consultancy Pharma Ltd.  This is a pharmaceutical consultancy run by P M Leung, who approached me to build a website for him after my services were recommended by an existing client.

I was given free reign on the design and was provided with most of the content straight away which made things run very smoothly indeed. I was able to build a bespoke website around his content and source suitable images to liven it up.

The website itself feature the strengths, services and biography of my client in a professional, modern design. It is of course mobile responsive, easy to use and attractive. The website is also optimised for search engines and easy to update.

My client is delighted with the results and Pixelwave Web Design wish him all the best with his new business venture.

PM-Leung Website Design

PM-Leung Website Design

Aberystwyth Health Research Website Goes Live

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The new website for WARU – The Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit – at Aberystwyth University that I’ve been working on is now live. The launch day for the unit is fast approaching so press releases and marketing materials were being sent out. These had the website address on them so it was a race against time to get something up on the website as soon as possible.

The basics are now in place, the design and layout is looking good. The bilingual aspects of the site are in place and working well and so far it has been well received by everyone involved. There will be more content, more pages and more information being added to it soon. It was of course a bit of a challenge to get the site up and running so quickly but having virtually free-reign over the design helped as there wasn’t too much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ waiting for decisions to be made and preferences to be expressed. I could just get on with it, making decisions as I went and adhering to the ideas that I had for the website design.

The website is based on a Content Management System so will allow for easy updating of the site by staff at the Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit. I will also be making updates for them here at Pixelwave Web Design.

The bilingual nature of the site is also easy to manage thanks to translation management software that has been added to the Content Management System. This makes adding and editing content in both languages easy and automates much of the process of organising this content within the website so that there is a consistent experience for the end user whichever language they are viewing the site in.

It’s good to be a part of this exciting project and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow as the Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit gets underway.

WARU Website Design

WARU Website Design