Portfolio



Website Developments

These are the websites I have created.

SME Online Symposium
Simple but effective one page site to promote a forthcoming SME online symposium. Utilised a countdown timer, speaker programme, registration sign-up via Stripe, simple SEO setup and responsive design. Client provided wordpress training to maintain the site going forward. Launched July 2019.
Burythorpe Online
New responsive website for the parish of Burythorpe, North Yorkshire. Training provided to client to ensure the self sufficiency of updating content including parish council items, village news and what's on. Launched May 2019.
Close House Cottage
Close House is a delightful holiday cottage in the middle of Herriot Country, North Yorkshire run by Paula and Nick. I was asked to create their first site with the aim of encouraging more visitors to book direct. With an open remit I developed a design which incorporated custom navigation, featured elements, photo galleries and reviews integration. SEO content has been developed to enable targeted visitors to the site as well as introducing a live availability calendar to provide the owners with the capability to manage bookings efficiently. Great to help another local tourism business improve their digital offering. Launched April 2019.
Low Costa Mill
Low Costa Mill Cottages in Pickering are owned and managed by Dave and Tracy. They contacted me with a view to creating a new site to show off their facilities and enable more users to access the site via a range of devices. I incorporated custom navigation, page creation/edit, featured elements, photo galleries and social media integration. A review of search engine optimisation was carried out and implemented across the site backed up by statistics which gives the owners a greater insight into their online visitors. An enjoyable project and pleased to help another accommodation based business. Launched February 2019.
The Singing Harpist
Sheila O'Shea is a singing harpist based in East Yorkshire. Sheila and her husband Jim contacted me to discuss creating a new site for them enabling the use of a wider selection of images and music tracks from Sheila's portfolio, with a view to promoting her bookings for weddings and other ceremonies. I incorporated custom navigation, page creation/edit, featured elements, comments, categories, testimonials and social media integration. Training, search engine optimisation and support was provided along the way. Really enjoyable project and delighted to have been asked to assist with future marketing support. Launched September 2018.
South Moor Farm
The owners of South Moor Farm required a fully responsive website in keeping with their existing colour scheme, along with an improved layout to facilitate visitors looking for accommodation across a range of devices. An easy to manage search engine friendly template was created to allow the owner to manage content and develop the site further. Other features included: custom navigation, page creation/edit, featured elements and social media integration. Training and support was provided along the way. Pleased to be asked to support a business I have known from the visitor economy sector. Launched April 2018.
Number One Health & Beauty
Number One Health & Beauty required a fully responsive website to meet the needs of their client base whilst making it easy for the team to add and edit content, create blog posts, fulfil online shop orders and manage reservations. Other features included: Custom Navigation, page creation/edit, featured elements, comments, categories, testimonials and social media integration. Training and support was provided along the way. A successful project and pleasing to be asked to help deliver Number One's first website. Launched February 2018.
Malton and Norton Ironing Services
This customer required a simple one page responsive website to promote the new business and channel enquiries through. Custom built e-shop functionality was provided to allow orders to be placed easily and to provide a seamless invoicing platform for a sole trader to manage efficiently. Completed July 2017





Other projects

These are other projects I have worked on involving site audits, general maintenance and search engine optimisation implementation.

Rectory Farm Levisham B&B Holiday Cottages
The owners of Rectory Farm Levisham approached me to conduct a site audit and provide recommendations for improvement. My solutions included refined use of keywords, clearer navigation, a refresh of content and a targeted Google adwords campaign.
Barker Stakes Farm B&B and Holiday Cottages
The owner of Barker Stakes Farm contacted me to initially help with updating content within the existing Wordpress installation alongside an audit to improve the site. Based on my recommendations I further provided a Search Engine Optimisation strategy and implementation and a refinement of the site content and layout to cater for an increased amount of mobile users to the site.