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WEBSITE DESIGN

A company's web site is often the first point of contact for any prospective customer; it is therefore a vital asset to any business or venture. Here at The Solutions Factory we believe that the design should be simple, clear and easy to read and navigate. We also believe that the design should be customer led. Your brand is unique and your website must reflect that.

The Solutions Factory develops websites on PCs using HTML, PHP, ASP and .NET. Programs used include Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, and has used the open source content management system Joomla! in the past. (Joomla! will need to be hosted on a server that has PHP, MySQL and Apache.) Facilities that require pages to be generated automatically such as emails in response to contact requests are created using Active Server Pages. The site must be hosted at an Internet Service Provider who can support this.

Websites today are not only viewed on a desktop monitor but also on a laptop, a pad and a phone, in the office, at home or on the move. Not to mention the different types of web browsers which could be used, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and many more. We can design the website so that it is responsive, that is easily read and navigated with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling on any format or we could design the website for a monitor and also have a mobile only site, such as we currently use for The Solutions Factory website. The Solutions Factory is ready to build a cross-platform app, if your business requires it.

Here are some examples of the websites that we have designed over the years.

   

Stori Fawr Dre-fach Felindre

This local group of volunteers have collected over 1000 images which they have uploaded to the People's Collection Wales website. However they wanted their own website for more information and which would link to their collection on the national website.

The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System and is bilingual.

www.storifawrdrefachfelindre.cymru

Frontpage image of the Stori Fawr Dre-fach Felindre website.
   

Ededa J

The Ededa J is a ladies fashion shop in Newcastle Emlyn. They needed a website to show a taste of the collections which they have in their shop.

This is a fully responsive webiste, powered by The Solutions Factory content managemen system and is bilingual.

www.ededa-j.co.uk

Frontpage picture of the Ededa J website
   

The Long Barn
Bunkhouse Accommodation at Penrhiw Farm

The Long Barn bunkhouse is available for large groups to hire at affordable rates. There are also two other units available to hire at this organic farm.

The website is fully responsive and is powered by our Content Management System. Behind the scenes, the website also incorporates a booking system and the booked dates are shown on the Availability calendar on the public website. This is a neat and affordable option for small accommodation providers who want their booking calendar to be part of their website so they no longer need to use third party software which is often the case.

www.thelongbarn.co.uk

Image from The Long Barn website
   

The Pasold Research Fund

The Pasold Research Fund provides grant funding for textile students throughout the world for publishing, workshops and research.

Screenshot of the Pasold Fund website home page.

The website is powered by our Content Management System. The website fully responsive so that it is easily viewed on all sizes of monitors, tablets and smart phones. The picture above shows the how the site is viewed on a wide device and the pictures on the left shows how the website is viewed on a narrower device such as a smart phone. The biggest difference is the menu, which changes from a horizontal menu to a drop down menu.

www.pasold.co.uk

screenshot of the Pasold website as it seen on a narrower screen.
   

Tysul Vets

A completely new design for Tysul Vets, Llandysul. We have used their logo with its sketches of animals as a bases the design as well using different shades of blue with orange to highlight.

The website is powered by our Content Management System and is fully responsive.

A little extra: When the site appears on a mobile phone it is possible to click on the telephone number and the phone will be able to dial it, if you wish. Which could be useful in an emergency.

www.tysulvets.co.uk

screenshot of the Tysul Vets website
   

Modal Group Ltd: Transport Planning and Consultancy

We have redesigned and updated the website for this Cumbrian based company. Using the Solutions Factory's own content managment system this website is also responsive.

www.modaltp.com

Modal Transport Planning
   

Cyngor Cymuned Llandysul | Llandysul Community Council

www.ccllandysulcc.org.uk

Cyngor Bro Llangeler | Llangeler Community Council

www.ccllangeler.org.uk

Both these Community Councils needed a website to fulfil their duties as public bodies.

The websites are:

  • powered by the Solutions Factory content managment system
  • responsive
  • bilingual
  • uploading the council minutes is quick for the Clerks

See the Llandysul Community Council Website

Follow this link to go the Llangeler Community Council website

   

Ceredigion Community Transport

This bilingual website is powered by the Solutions Factory's content management system. Volunteer groups can log in and see details about available drivers with the ability to send out texts to all drivers. Volunteer drivers can log in, update their availability. There is a potential to use this system within an emergency transport strategy.

www.gyrruymlaen.org.uk

ito Ceredigion Community Transpor website
   

Archaeopress

This company publishes B.A.R. - British Archaeological Reports and other. We initially developed an online database that could be maintained by Archaeopress. Today it has grown into a full ecommcerce website with a newsletter and forum.

www.archaeopress.com

Archaeopress website screenshot and link.
   

Dan'i Sang Chinese Takeaway and Restaurant

This company is based in Llandysul and the business has really taken off.

This website is very busy at weekends especially on tablets and mobile phones. The website design incorporates a mobile design too.

www.danisang.co.uk

Dan'i Sang website picture
   

JonJu Tech Ltd

JonJu Tech wanted a very clean, simple looking website which is easy to navigate and is optimised for search engines.
We used a plugin and component from the Joomla extensive extensions directory and I was able to embed the pdf with a comment system below. I think it’s a good solution and you can see it if you got Knowledge Base / Design Decoded Notes and then click on the one the subjects in the list.

 

www.jonjutech.com

Image for Jon Ju Tech website
   

Old Vicarage Cottage

The Old Vicarage cottage is a three star self catering cottage in North Carmarthenshire. The cottage is surrounded by an acre of landscape garden created by the owners. It is essential that the website is thoroughly optimised for search engines as holiday accommodation in West Wales is incredibly competitive. Working in partnership with the owners the optimisation of hte website will be an ongoing process.

www.oldvicaragellangeler.co.uk

picture of Old Vicarage self catering cottage website page.
   

Inflatable Packers International Ltd

Based in Australia , IPI produce inflatable packers for the use in various industries from geotechnical to drilling. This is the second version of the website which we have developed with IPI. This time we have used the Joomla! content management system which IPI administrators will be able to update whereever they are in the world, so long as they have an internet connection. The site is also available in Spanish.

www.inflatable-packers.com

Picture of IPI website
   

Arlandir Bed and Breakfast

West Wales bed and breakfast who need a simple but professional website. The site owner is able to update the site herself as it has been developed using the Joomla! content management system. This site has also been developed to be easily viewed on smart phones.

www.arlandir.com

Arlandir bed and breakfast picture of front of website.
   

Llandysul and Pont Tyweli Community website

A community website, in Welsh and English. The contents covers everything from the history of the area to a business directory to an events diary. The site is powered by the open source Joomla! content management system and various components have been added for language choice and calendar of events.

www.llandysul-ponttyweli.co.uk

   

Pwerdy: Canolfan Cymunedol a Chelfyddydau / Powerhouse: Community and Arts Centre

The Pwerdy, Pont Tyweli, restored for use as a community and arts centre will provide a  variety of activities for local people, ranging from arts to IT to films. There is also opportunity of hire the building and its equipment.

The website uses the open source Joomla! content management system which is easily updateable from any web browser by the client. As well as designing the website The Solutions Factory has set up the Twitter page and the Facebook fan page. Training to use the website, Twitter and Facebook was part of the package.

www.pwerdypowerhouse.co.uk

Pwerdy / Powerhouse: Pont Tyweli, Llandysul

 

   

Typoeth Cottage

Typoeth Cottage is a self catering holiday cottage not far from Llandysul. We used the open source Joomla! content management system to build this site so that the site owner is easily able to update the site whenever and wherever she wants to.

www.typoethcottage.co.uk

Front page of www.typoethcottage.co.uk