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Friday, 5 October 2012

Holey sit!

I'm slightly embarrassed at how badly tattered I let my chair get before replacing it this week. In my defence, it was fine a few weeks ago, but a small rip in the leather got progressively worse and worse until half the seat had become a web of interconnected holes.

Having said that, it's a badge of honour, in a way - you only have to take a look at this before picture to see evidence of the many, many hours I've sat on my backside improving and enhancing other people's websites to help them save money and make even more money.

Nice to have a new one, though.

Evidence of the damage that can be caused by a Reading web designer hard at work

Thursday, 4 October 2012

inframes is 13 Years Old Today

On October 4th 1999, ltd was incorporated, which I suppose makes me a teenager today.

It hasn't always been easy, but inframes is still here and right now very busy with new clients both from Reading and further afield.

Website design Reading - 13 years of website design from ltd, Reading, Berkshire In just this past week, we've helped Mark Butler Associates with the launch of the official VIP hospitality package for the forthcoming Robbie Williams shows at the O2 Arena in London; we've produced the copy for the first of a series of quarterly email newsletters for Wokingham-based physiotherapy company AM Physio; we've started work on a site-wide improvement to the image galleries for villas and hotels at Premier Connections; we've started work on a brand new site design for self-styled "sales specialist" Andrew Docker (aka Bridge Business Associates); we've been doing search engine optimisation for London nutritionist Emma Vanlint of the Nutritional Therapy Clinic in Harley Street; we've taken on the website hosting of specialist Mercedes dealer Binz UK and... well, you get the idea. We're keeping ourselves off the streets.

As an act of pure self-indulgence, and with a nod to the end of an astonishing and unforgettable sporting summer for this country, we've made a new logo and awarded ourselves a gold medal for what you might call long-distance running.

Here's to the next 13 and thanks to those who have kept us company on our marathon thus far.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Reading Painters and Decorators Woodley Decor

We've just built a new website for Reading Painters and Decorators Woodley Decor

Like all of our work, the Woodley Decor website was designed from not from templates but from scratch, based on the needs of the business. The company has been in the painting and decorating business in Berkshire for more than 40 years and - despite its name - is now based in Hare Hatch. Their website needed bringing up to date, making better use of the full width of the browser window with more and bigger pictures of their work. Moreover, they needed to reflect the changing nature of their marketing, which is now targeting more residential work, with a little less emphasis on their commercial painting and decorating business.

Out with the old...
Reading Painters and Decorators
...and in with the new
Reading Painters and Decorators

We built the site using Concrete5, which is a very user-friendly content management system, allowing Woodley Decor to take charge of updating the site with new text and pictures. We find Concrete5 is very popular with clients and Dawn from Woodley Decor summed up her initial reaction with one word: "Brilliant!"

These are some of the things we've done for the Woodley Decor project:
  • Original, bespoke website design to client's specifications
  • Contemporary look and feel
  • Homepage image slideshow
  • Original artwork
  • Interactive image gallery
  • Photoshop enhancements to their photo library
  • Integration with a user-friendly content management system
  • Bespoke content management system programming to fit unique website design
  • Search engine optimisation throughout
  • Step-by-Step, customised website user documentation provided
We could do all this for you at a very competitive rate, so if you run a small business in Reading, Berkshire, and your site needs bringing up to date or no longer reflects your core business, then give us a call.