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Petite d'amour Photography

As well as offering bespoke web design & development, I also own a photography company, offering fine art landscape & seascape prints, portrait and wedding photography, plus commissions and workshops.

22 May 2014:13:20

Posted in New Websites, by untiedshoes

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May

New eCommerce website for Carlisle based start-up

Gifts for little ones; a start up company based in Carlisle contacted me with a requirement for a website to compete with the 'big boys'. I'm please to show the initial homepage layout.

13 May 2013:19:25

Posted in eCommerce, by untiedshoes

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May

Rainfall Radar using Met Office data feed for UK Weather Forecast

UK Weather Forecast had a requirement for a rainfall radar on their website, using a datafeed from the met office.

The final application gives the user to view current and previous rainfall overlayed over openlayers streetmaps. The user is able to select 4 different layers:

01 May 2013:14:47

Posted in Client Work, by untiedshoes

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May

A couple of videos illustrating responsive design

I've started work on a new client site which is to be fully responsive i.e. it's layout will adpat to various screen sizes, from large desktop, through tablets and mobile.

05 November 2012:15:32

Posted in Website Design, CMS, by untiedshoes

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Nov

Camera Work | Photography

I've not had much chance of late to get out with the camera, but over the last few weeks, I've been on a mission to get out more, and take some great shots.

Here's a few from the last couple of weeks, and I'll be uploading more as I go on. Camera is a Nikon D90, with a 18-105 lens.

22 August 2011:00:11

Posted in Misc, by untiedshoes

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Aug

What a lovely surprise

Had a lovely surprise today when I recieved an email from a new client saying he'd written an article about me, and posted it on his own website!

10 August 2011:21:15

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, New Websites, Misc, by untiedshoes

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Aug

Web design & development for Leeds based Ice Signs

I'm thrilled to have been appointed by Leeds based Ice Signs to redevelop their aging website. The sector Ice Signs work in is very competitive market, and a high quality, professionally designed website is a must. A great deal of potential clients will want to view a portfolio before asking a company to pitch for a potential project; unfortunately, their current website does not reflect the caliber of work Ice Signs produces, therefore putting clients off at the all important initial stage.

07 July 2011:11:28

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, New Websites, by untiedshoes

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Jul

New sunderland based web design client

UntiedShoes has been chosen to redevelop Sunderland based Rio SunTanning's new eCommerce website. As well as developing the new website, we have also been asked to look at their current branding, which includes a new logo.

11 June 2011:18:28

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, New Websites, eCommerce, by untiedshoes

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Jun

A couple of new web design clients

I'm currently working on a couple of new web design projects, and thought I'd release some initial design concepts that have been done for them. Both will be using my new content management system

27 April 2011:16:47

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, New Websites, CMS, by untiedshoes

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Apr

New Client Content Management System

I've just about finished my new content management system for my clients websites. The whole point of this new CMS is to simplify the process of updating the site content for my clients.

08 April 2011:15:57

Posted in CMS, by untiedshoes

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Apr

Low Cost Web Design Prices and Packages

Just before xmas 2010, I decided to release my annual xmas limited time offers, and this year was no exception; I decided to lower the costs of my start-up web design, and eCommerce web design packages. With the festive season over though, I have decided to carry on with these offers.

13 January 2011:11:36

Posted in Web Design Prices, Start-up Website Design, Website Design Packages, by untiedshoes

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Jan

Latest new web design & development client

I am pleased to announce that I have ben chosen to develop a new website for a well established ancillary supplier. Their current website has been around for quite sometime, and is badly in need of a complete overall, as is their current branding, including all of their literature.

12 January 2011:15:20

Posted in New Websites, General Web Design, by untiedshoes

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Jan

Ecommerce website design for online sports retailer.

New project underway; Lovely square edged ecommerce website design and development for this online sports retailer. Website should be live by the end of the month.

07 January 2011:17:03

Posted in eCommerce, General Web Design, by untiedshoes

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Jan

New website for Sound Production Company

I am pleased to annouce that Gauge AV have requested me to develop Two new websites for them. Gauge AV specialise in supplying bespoke audio solutions to productions of any size and have been supplying AV systems for twenty-two years with clients as diverse as The Who and Bryan Adams, Intel, Microsoft and The Royal National Theatre.

04 January 2011:15:37

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, New Websites, General Web Design, by untiedshoes

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Jan

Logo for new Motor Sport School

I'm pleased to announce I've been awarded a new project to develop a new website of a new motor sports school, running various events across the country, utilising various race tracks including Malory Park, Castle Combe and Croft to name a few.

01 December 2010:15:20

Posted in Client Work, News, General Web Design, by untiedshoes

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Dec

Start up and eCommerce Web Design Prices

*edit With Xmas looming, I thought it was about time to release my Xmas packages. Normally around this time, I do limited time offers on all of my services, and significantly reduce my prices.

20 November 2010:18:21

Posted in Web Design Prices, by untiedshoes

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Nov

Two Dell 1750 servers for sale

I have two Dell 1750 servers, Dual Xeon 3.2Ghz processors, 2GB ram, Dual 73GB scsi drives (raid), dual PSU’s & NIC’s sitting in my office available for either purchase or rent.

23 October 2010:20:14

Posted in For Sale, For Rent, by untiedshoes

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Oct

It's that time of year again!

Yes, whether you like it or not, it's that time of year again... xmas that is! Anyway, I'm normally a proper 'Bar Humbug' when it comes round to xmas, and can't for the life of me see adverts on the TV so early, but from a business point of view, especially mine, it's important for a business to be ready in time, and not miss the ideal shopping window.

22 October 2010:16:54

Posted in Misc, Business, Marketing, XMAS, by untiedshoes

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Oct

New UntiedShoes website design and development

Well, I've been blogging about everything else, and I've completely forgotten about my own site!

21 October 2010:19:44

Posted in Website Design, News, Misc, General Web Design, CMS, by untiedshoes

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Oct

Current Search Engine Positions

After an extremely busy year working on some very large projects I've eventually got round to designing and developing my new website. Unfortunately due to problems with my old host, the previous website had been down for some time, and subsequently Google had stopped visiting, which in turn meant that I had completely disappeared from the search engines (yes, all of them!) and to top it off, the website had lost its Page Rank which did used to be a PR5.

20 October 2010:12:47

Posted in SEO, News, Misc, Business, Marketing, by untiedshoes

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Oct

Become a UntiedShoes web design partner!

The UntiedShoes Web Design Partnership Program is designed to give your business the benefits of my extensive expertise, skills and support leaving you to continue building your own business.

16 October 2010:17:06

Posted in News, Misc, General Web Design, Business, by untiedshoes

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Oct

So, How Much Should Web Design Cost?

On a daily basis I get asked many various questions, but obviously the most frequent question is "how much will a website cost me?". This in general is a difficult question to answer, as most projects vary from client to client. If you search "web design uk" in Google you’ll no doubt see sponsored links for companies offering "Amazing Web Design From £199", and "Modern, Professional Websites from £69.00, Ready in 48 Hours."

15 October 2010:14:45

Posted in Website Design, General Web Design, Business, by untiedshoes

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Oct

Web Site Accessibility: Is your site Legal?

Since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 1995, it has become the duty of anyone providing a public service to ensure that they do not ‘...discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public.

08 October 2010:17:43

Posted in Accessibility, DDA, by untiedshoes

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Oct

How to write a brief

I pride myself on the help and advice offered to clients. I am on hand from the very beginning to get your project off to a flying start, but it is still important for you to create a brief pinpointing exactly what it is you want the project to achieve.

08 October 2010:17:06

Posted in Misc, Business, by untiedshoes

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Oct

New website design contract for a procurement consultancy

Untiedshoes has just been awarded the contract to design and develop a new website for a Procurement Consultancy. Carrick Procurement are a Contract, Interim Procurement Management & Procurement Consultancy firm based just outside of Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

05 October 2010:15:52

Posted in Client Work, New Websites, News, by untiedshoes

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Oct

LR8 | The Official Drink of Lotus Racing

After putting in a long week, and a final 24hr stint over the Saturday/Sunday bank holiday, we eventually managed to get our new client's (LR8) website live for the Malaysian Grand Prix. We are extremely proud to be associated with our new client.

12 September 2010:17:23

Posted in Website Design, Client Work, News, LR8, by Craig

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Sep

Your first website. A touch of help!

I pride myself on the help and advice offered to clients. I am on hand from the very beginning to get your project off to a flying start, but it is still important for you to create a brief pinpointing exactly what it is you want the project to achieve.

10 September 2010:17:19

Posted in Website Design, Misc, General Web Design, Business, by Craig

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Sep

How can I sell our goods & services online?

This FAQ aims to cover the some of the issues involved in selling goods and services online (eCommerce).

04 August 2010:12:13

Posted in Website Design, eCommerce, by Craig

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Aug

DaisyDean Baby Gifts goes live

DaisyDean Baby Gifts specialise in baby gift baskets, baby hampers and personalised baby gift boxes. UntiedShoes developed a fully content managed eCommerce website with an on-line payment system with credit card validation, a customer account section where a customer can login and view all previous orders, and invoices, plus have the ability to print invoices, view any comments with regards to the order, shipping status/tracking ID.

24 July 2010:17:20

Posted in Client Work, News, eCommerce, by Craig

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