Why We’ve Been A Bit Quiet Recently

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“Content, content, content”, something we always tell people – if you don’t have enough content on your website, it won’t succeed. However we’ve fallen foul to our own advice recently and the number of blog posts we published in August was embarrassingly low. We’ve got a good excuse though – things have been absolutely jam packed over the last four weeks and we’re only now settling down. Here’s a run through of the things we’ve been up to over the last 30 days.

BrainBoost Box

Child development expert, Dr Maryhan Baker wanted to renovate the look of her website, giving it a more playful feel and adding some illustrated characters. The website she had presented too much information to visitors and she wanted to trim it down to the bare necessities.

We designed the website in raw HTML and the characters were done by our very talented in-house illustrator. Maryhan signed them off and we worked the raw HTML into the CrateJoy CMS that she uses.

The website went live on Friday last week and you can see the finished product here.

Business Sense

Business cost comparison consultants, Business Sense needed a fresh look to their website as they weren’t getting enough inbound leads. We spent some time talking with BSFM to get to understand how their business operates and how we could benefit them the most before submitting designs which had been mocked up in Sketch 3.

Rob at Business Sense loved the designs and we got cracking, building the website in WordPress, while also undertaking a full website content review and SEO plan for them. Custom icons were made for the website and the header image was sourced from a stock library.

This website also went live Friday last week and you can see the finished product here.

Codez Academy

We’re quite passionate about helping people where we can, so when we spotted an opportunity to get involved with local training company Codez Academy to teach people web design skills – Alex jumped at the chance.

The course was two hours every Wednesday afternoon for five weeks in Cardiff Central Library. Teaching people the basics of HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.

If you want to find out more about the courses Codez Academy run, take a look at their website here.

Driving Test Cancellations

Old friend of Glue Digital Studio, Tom Gallard – the man behind Pwinty and one of our first projects PoochScans, also runs a website to find people earlier driving tests. He needed some blog posts writing to help keep the website relevant and up-to-date. We put together a collection of 500 word articles to be drip fed onto the website over a couple of months. You can take a look at them here

So What’s Next?

Well, I’m glad you asked. We’re actually days away from launching a new website for a community bank in Mid Wales, we’re working on an iOS and Android app for a Scottish arts festival and work is starting this week on a web-app for Pembrokeshire council to raise awareness of Dyslexia.

That doesn’t mean we’re at full capacity though – if you want to chat about a project you’ve got in mind, just drop us an email to hello@gluestudio.co.uk and we’ll happily grab a coffee and run through some ideas.