Portfolio

Here are some examples of websites Doive Designs (aka Dave Burton) have built, some recent, some older. As you might expect, when we are busy we don't have time to update our portfolio of work, so our most recent website examples may not be here yet. However, you may find links to websites we have created recently on our Facebook or Google+ pages.

Hope Church, Cadoxton

 

Hope Church, Cadoxton (formerly Cadoxton Methodist Church) are a lively and active church based in Cadoxton, near Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. They have members of all ages from babies to people in their 90s. Running regular meetings for such a diverse group of people means that they are a really busy church, so their site needed to reflect that. They are a modern congregation and as such they wanted a modern looking site, a site which they needed to be able to access themselves. So the site is based upon our bespoke content management system and went live on 1st July 2011.

Update: We originally built the website back in 2011, redeveloped the website in 2015 to make it mobile friendly and then again in January 2020 when the church formerly changed their name making the site fully mobile friendly and giving it a new look. www.cadoxton.org.uk

New Leaf Custom Woodwork

 

New Leaf Custom Woodwork are based in South Wales, just North of Cardiff in Rhydyfelin, are run by Kurt Pittner a skilled local carpenter. Kurt specialises in all kinds of carpentry from ornate trinket boxes to bespoke cupboards and radiator covers.

His website is a bespoke ecommerce one, allowing him to sell pre-made or to order items online as well as to enable customers to book his services for on-site instalations.

Check out his new website at: www.newleafcustomwoodwork.co.uk

St Albans Arts Club

 

St Albans Arts Club was started in 1955 for a small group of friends who enjoyed gong to concerts in London. More than 60 years later it is still going strong:every month there are trips to the theatre or a concert. These include 6 evening concerts by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and matinee theatre trips to regional theatres.

In 2019, they approached Doive Web Design to create them their first website with the aim of reaching some of the younger generations. The brief was to create a website that would allow members to easily book for future events, and to allow new members to sign up online. So using our bespoke CMS we created a mobile-friendly website complete with booking system and members area.

We hope you like the website which you can see here: www.stalbansartsclub.org.uk

Tiverton Canal Co

 

We'd already been working with Tiverton Canal Co. for a few years when they asked us if we could help them to redesign and redevelop their website. Tiverton Canal Co. run one of the last horse drawn barges in the country along with a floating cafe-bar and boat hire, all on the Grand Western Canal. The brief was simple, to make the website easier to update, fully mobile friendly but not to loose the look and feel of the previous one. Here's how Philip Brind, who owns and runs Tiverton Canal Co described the new website at it's launch:

Listening to feedback, a lot of people wanted the site to work as well on a phone as it does on a PC.

Many also called or an easy-to-use Menu list (taking you straight to your destination). As well as the new website focusing on the Horse-Drawn Barge, Ducks Ditty Bar, Boat Hire and Shop... it has a very informative Links Page, Grand Western Canal page and Canal history page, Canal Maps, and lots of Pictures, Videos and Downloads.

We all very much hope that you enjoy our new website 😊 do please let us know what you think....

We would like to go on record and thank David from Doive Designs, who has been incredibly patient with us but has designed and built what we think is an incredible website that can be used easily but at the same time being fun and informative!.. David comes highly recommended ...

You can see the website for yourself here: www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

Optimum Brasses

 

Devon based Optimum Brasses was founded in 1981 by Robert Byles, an antique dealer and restorer, who had been collecting original brass fittings from the 17th - 19th Century, since 1966. Unhappy with the authenticity of reproduction brass available on the market at the time, he began researching ways to ‘clone’ original pieces. Following this research, it was decided that lost wax casting was the best method to achieve his desired results; Optimum Brasses was born.

Since then they have grown into a successful business in Bampton selling quality brass all over the world, and pieces have even been used in Hollywood productions like the recent live action remake of Beaty and the Beast.

We were aproached by the team at Optimum Brasses a few years ago to help them keep the website updated and with maintenance but when they decided to revamp the website in 2019 we were more than happy to help. The website uses the ever popular Wordpress CMS system including the WooCommerce e-commerce system.

See it for yourself and place maybe even place an order at: www.optimumbrasses.co.uk

ABSW

 

At the start of 2019, we were asked by the Association of British Science Writers, who we work with regularly updating their website, to do an interim redesign of the website.

Here's what they said about us:

"Dave has managed our site for a while and we’ve had a great relationship which led to him redesigning our site, too. He followed the brief well and produced something that looked good and was an improvement that we were happy with. Dave was also quick to respond to and fix any small hitches expected when one relaunches a website."

Unlike a lot of the websites we run which use a custom CMS, the ABSW website uses Joomla, a popular open source system. While this certainly complicates some aspects of the redesign, it makes others simpler.

See the website for yourself here: www.absw.org.uk

Un-chained

 

One of the many projects we've been developing over the past year or so is a new tool for Independent Local Businesses that we have called "Un-chained". Un-chained is a platform that allows customers to find an independent business close to them. Whether that's an independent coffee shop, restaurant, decorator or a financial advisor... we're here for you.

If you're an independent small business, which we define as any business that is privately owned and does not have more than 5 stores (or locations), then you can sign up for free at: www.un-chained.co.uk.

Godalming Packetboat Company

 

Godalming Packetboat Company contacted us back in 2018 looking for a new version of their website. They wanted something simple, but something they could update themselves as so many of our contacts do. So, using our bespoke CMS, we set about making something modern, responsive and practical and this is what we came up with.

See for yourselves at: www.horseboat.org.uk

Deepaller Farm B&B

 

Deepaller Farm is a small sheep farm set in the beautiful rolling Devon countryside about 3 miles from the historic market town of Tiverton. The farm is in a very private and idyllic situation and yet very accessible to the main routes in and out of Mid Devon. 

The new website allows the owners to update all the content on the website, as well as photo galleries, banners and menu items - all using our bespoke in-house content management system. If you need something similar, get in contact.

See the website for yourself at: www.deepallerfarmbandb.com

 

St Peter's Church, Fremington

 

In early 2017, we launched the new website for St Peter's Church in Fremington, North Devon. The new website which is based on our in-house bespoke content management system includes a members area, photo gallery, blogging system and calendar system. The calendar allows admin to add repeating events, including options allowing for term time only meetings. As is now standard with all our website packages, the website is fully responsive making it compatible with all current browsers and devices. www.fremingtonstpeters.org.uk

 
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