Friday, 7 May 2021

Reflections on the last year of our Web Studio – part 2

Hi folks, as I wrote in Part 1 – it has been a while again... the reason for that was lockdown and lack of proper mood due to deficiency of work. 

Due to covid-19 and lockdown we lost two clients last year: one decided to retire earlier (he has no orders as well), second client decided to use grand with local company (understandable and fair enough). 

However, once lockdown restrictions were eased during the year, we have done some small and bigger projects (just two of them in entire year – so this is a huge covid-19 impact), and here it is an update from April 2020 to April 2021. 

 I have posted what was done in first part of the year here > 

  1. We have waited almost a year since we started this project, but after restrictions were eased we could complete it. The new website was developed for a Glasgow based company: Express Pipework Systems Ltd. The design was based on previous Express Pipework Systems Ltd website’s design; however, with a lot of improvements, and most importantly: the website is now responsive.
    Express Pipework Systems Ltd company has more than 35 years of experience in gas systems supply.
    Take a look on their website >


  2. Small updates of Concorde Trophies website, just Christmas advert applied – but no work too small or too big for us!
    Visit Concorde Trophies website here >


  3. In December we redesigned the Twisted Willow Florist website due to changes to target audience – yes, due to recent covid19 circumstances, some of small businesses need to revise their strategies. So what’s new:
    • a new flowers gallery is added, also galleries with handmade soaps and bespoke flower hoops
    • the bespoke bouquets for variety of occasion can be either collected from Caroline’s store or delivered by her to the recipients
    Visit Twisted Willow Florist website for all details >


  4. We updated Vincent Butler Artist website – just two new paintings are added, but worth to take a look >


  5. Recently we redesigned completely The Rollin Pig BBQ & Street Food website!
    The Rollin Pig is family run, local business for most of you well known from their fabulous hog roast that was available to buy on different events and food festivals around.
    Due to restriction The Rollin Pig decided to change their approach and now they serve all their delicious meals at The Yard @ Ann Street Johnstone and also deliver to your door.
    • They care about QUALITY, Scotland and support local businesses.
    • Their products and meats are also from local butchers, producers etc.
    • They do everything in the house – so no processed food, no preservatives.
    • They also use Paisley Eats app instead off other popular but not local apps.
    Please, visit The Rollin Pig BBQ & Street Food website for more details: www.therollinpig.co.uk


  6. We have also updated 1st Pass Driving School website – the lessons are reassumed again, and they use new app for pupils, very user friendly and useful.
    The website is also slightly refreshed, some new photos are added, so take a look, and book a automatic driving lesson >


  7. And our last update was Troon Personal Trainer website. Paul who is qualified trainer now offers boot camps near the Troon beach, so the website is updated.
    Gyms are open now, and he is offering fully equipped private gym, so take a look, and contact Troon Personal Trainer straight away >

So, just two bigger projects in more then year time schedule due to covid and restrictions...
Some medium and most of them small updates we have done over this year too. 

However, as I pointed it out in the part 1 of this posts, we finally redesigned our own website

We also have issued a few email campaigns to promote our own business as well as our clients’ businesses, and we are willing to continue to do so. 

Let us know what you think, any thoughts, or creative criticism are welcome ;)

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Reflections on the last year of our Web Studio – part 1

 Hi folks, it has been a while again... the reason for that was #lockdown and lack of proper mood due to deficiency of work. 

Due to #covid19 and lockdown we lost two clients last year: one decided to retire earlier (he has no orders as well), second client decided to use grand with local company (understandable and fair enough). 

However, once lockdown restrictions were eased during the year, we have done some small and bigger projects (just two of them in entire year – so this is a huge covid-19 impact), and here it is an update from April 2020 to April 2021. 

  1. Firstly, we updated VUE Window Blind website. This is family run, Glasgow based company, and they offer two new types of blinds such as: 
    • First one is on a huge demand now, since it helps shops, pharmacies, offices to protect customers and employees from the spread of #Covid19. Yes the blind is called: Covid-19 Roller Screen and it is transparent roller blind – see on the website how it works. 
    • The second is luxury blind which I personally like and it is Allusion® Blinds from Louvolite. There are two luxury ranges Horizon and Vista available with a choice of colours in each. Just take a look how lovely they are! I think these will be my choice next time. 
    • We have also prepared email campaign for VUE Window Blind – see email here >
    Visit VUE Window Blind website for all details >



     
  2. In July updated the VIEWBANK GUEST HOUSE website, so what’s new:
    • The most IMPORTANT news is that they were good to open back then
    • So, read the Covid-19 page (new page) for safety measurements
    • Some rooms are redecorated – so galleries and pages are updated
    • NEW Self Catering Cottage to book – new page (information, photos, tariffs etc.)
    Visit website for all information, booking and contact details >

  3. 1st Pass Driving School reassumed lessons so, we updated testimonial page. The pupils were passed successfully they driving tests, so it was plenty to update. It shows how good the instructor is!
    Book you automatic driving lessons in Renfrewshire area here >

  4. Yaaay :) Yes we redesigned own website! We have never had enough time for this, so maybe the lockdown made us a favour in this case. Our new own website is looking good, as we think, and some users have mentioned that to us too.

Let us know what you think about our new website layout.

Part 2 of this summary coming soon, so watch this space :)

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Long-awaited update: a lot of website designed and rejuvenated...

Oh my... I cannot believe that I did not update you more frequently! Truly, I’ve just realised that last time about my project I wrote in December 2018! Then some stuff about window blinds - also important, but again it was in 2019!

I am truly and deeply sorry, but this means that I was busy, so busy that couldn’t find a minute to update to.

So, because we have now the #lockdown, and #stayathome time, I finally have some time to write here what we have been up to last year...

We’ve issued a few email campaigns to promote the project we have done so far, and to promote local small businesses. We also issued seasonal wishes campaigns. Therefore, some of you were updated more frequently. If you wish to receive email newsletters from us, just let me know here >

 The websites – brand new and rejuvenated:

  1. We updated The Rollin Pig website. The Rollin Pig offers you catering for different kind of events and offers a wide range of services from Hog Roast and BBQ Catering through Machine Hire, Personal Chef Hire to MOBILE BAR.
  2. We're updating frequently 1st Pass Driving School website. 1st Pass Driving School has been redesigned for our local & successful automatic & manual driving instructor Robin who offers stress free driving lessons. Also at least one a month the testimonial page is updated, once we receive the review from successful pupil who passes his driving tests.
  3. The Viewbank Guest House website has been also updated: new photos, info, tariffs, links...Viewbank is situated on the Isle of Arran and offers a wide range of comfy rooms and delicious breakfast, so visit their website for details >
  4. Baltic Firewood website has recently been completely rejuvenated:
    • new shopping cart
    • customer accounts
    • design has been updated
    • new slide show
    • and many more new features.
    The shopping cart is now managed by WorldPay for the customers' convenience. To see the Baltic Firewood redesigned website click here now >
  5. Gramble Glass - Fused Glass Art website has been revamped! Graham – the artist – who creates unique glass arts, has his workshop based in Paisley; however, he cooperates with gift shops all over Scotland to sell this beautiful items – see the list of outlets on his new websites >
  6. Twisted Willow Florist website has recently been rejuvenated: updated design, new slide show, photo galleries, and more new features. Twisted Willow Florist offers astonishing wedding and gifts floral arrangements.
  7. We have recently redesigned Vincent Butler Artist website. Vincent Butler Artist based in Morayshire (Scotland) is happy to sell any of displayed painting on the website and also accepts new commissions now!
  8. And most recently, just before the lockdown we have designed a brand new website for Paul Martin who is a personal trainer in Troon: Troon Personal Training > 
    Paul is professional, qualified & insured personal trainer and has a small, fully equipped studio. He offers a wide range of bespoke training sessions, so visit his website for details >

The Rollin Pig website >

1st Pass Driving School website >

Viewbank Guest House website >

Baltic Firewood website >

Gramble Glass website >

Twisted Willow Florist website >

Vincent Butler Artist website >

Troon Personal Training website >


As some of you know we also provide the SEO services, so we work on it on daily basis.
We promote local, small business such as:

So, as you may see we were very occupied creating and developing new websites, and we are very happy about all of them.

Some #projects were not finished due to #lockdown, and maybe, just maybe, they will be continued once the pandemic is all over.

So, stay healthy, stay safe, and calm. Stay at home! I hope I will be able to update you more often.
Once more: sorry for such delay.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

We switched the roles, I was my client - client (about window blinds) - part 2

Hi folks,
As promised in the last post, today I write a bit about venetian and roller blinds fitted at my home. As you know my windows frames have changed due to windows replacement, and therefore some of the window blinds could not fit. As I wrote before Barry from VUE Window Blinds in Glasgow came to the rescue and made some tricks to make the blinds fit. He managed to fit another two: one roller blind (subtle yellow) and one venetian blind (glossy white).

Roller Blind

Aluminium Venetian  Blind

The roller blind is made from quality material with very subtle pattern. I was so happy with VUE Window Blinds services that I ordered two more window blinds for the kitchen's windows. The slats are glossy and the almond colour matches my other kitchen utensils.




I wish I can make better photos, but due to lack of the proper light and more over scaffolding erected around my building is difficult to do so. Unfortunately I am not professional photographer :(

All window blinds are quality blinds, and I was able to choose everything at home, since VUE Window Blinds in Glasgow offers Home Shop Service. So it was much easier to match the colours and styles. More over Barry advised me wisely.
Once window blinds were ready, Barry arranged the fitting. Everything went smoothly, and I cannot be more honest to truly and deeply recommend his products and services. Visit VUE Window Blinds website for more details now.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

We switched the roles, I was my client - client (about window blinds)

Hi folks, long time no see. Truly sorry about that but I was very busy. Firstly because I move from one place to another, so renovation and redecorations took place, secondly because I have been working on websites updates, new websites, redesigns, and SEO and social media services on daily basis.

So, today I want to share something probably more personal. Redecoration of my new premises took a lot of time and effort, but because I always support my clients and small local businesses I ordered some products and services from them.

Today I want to write about Barry from VUE Window Blinds in Glasgow. Yes, he is my client, and in this case the roles were switched, so I was his client. I ordered window blinds for all my windows. But today I want to write about two most important – quality, patterned vertical window blinds.

These two were fitted in master bedroom and living room. Firstly, I need to tell you that Home Shop Service is great. Barry took his all samples, so I have had a possibility to choose proper type of blinds, material, colour that matches my overall room design and patterns. I took my time; asked a lot of questions, simply because my knowledge about window blinds is limited. Barry advised me wisely.

He measured the windows, told me the price, I agreed and we proceeded. Once the blinds were ready to fit, Barry contacted me and we arranged day and time for fitting the blinds. I was very happy, since the blinds are in good quality, in proper colours and added extra stamps to these rooms.

So, I choose salmon one for bedroom and grey for living room, since the colours matches the overall designs, or colour of the walls; see photos.
I am sorry for quality of my photos, since I am not professional photographer, so because of sunny day in Scotland (! yes I know is rare !), the colours of the blinds on the photos do not reflect the real colours.

Master bedroom window blinds - patterned, quality and in salmon colour from VUE Window Blinds

Master bedroom window blinds - patterned, quality and in salmon colour from VUE Window Blinds

Master bedroom window blinds - patterned, quality and in salmon colour from VUE Window Blinds

Living room window blinds - patterned, quality and in grey colour from VUE Window Blinds

Living room window blinds - patterned, quality and in grey colour from VUE Window Blinds
Living room window blinds - patterned, quality and in grey colour from VUE Window Blinds


However, some of you know, that after wee while, my windows needed to be replaced – I truly haven’t had any influence on that, and did not know earlier. So, I start to worry: if my brand new quality blinds will fit new windows and frames? I asked politely the person who came to measure the windows and frames to match the sizes as much as possible. Unfortunately, no one listened:(

I called Barry; he came to the rescue, truly! He used all the tricks to save my blinds and my money. He skipped the clips, he cut some hooks, and the bedroom blinds is working just fine. The living room blinds needed new rail, and the same tricks. But as you may see I saved a lot and do not need to order new window blinds.

So, quality of window blinds, and quality of services are astonishing. I truly and deeply recommend VUE Window Blinds in Glasgow, not because they are my clients, but because I personally used their products and services and I cannot be happier about it. I am not surprise that Barry achieves so many nice reviews on his Facebook business page. He approaches his clients individually with all care their needs.

Visit VUE Window Blinds website, and give Barry a call.
I will show venetian and roller blinds in my next post here. So, if you are willing to change the home decor before Christmas, you know how to find proper window blinds company.