Hotscot

Hotscot is one of the leading website design agencies in Scotland.

UK, Scotland, Fort William

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Key Facts

Clients & Projects: 210
Reviews: 51
Average reviews rating:
4.7 Stars

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Hebrew, Afrikaans
No. of Employees: 6-10
Established: 1998
Joined WWDC: 2009

Services
- Hosting
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Development
- Online Marketing
- Design
- Branding
- Content and Copy
- Mobile application development

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We are long established in the UK and Europe, with respected experience in the Public Sector, Commercial, Hospitality, Tourism and Outdoor Activity sectors. Hotscot delivers quality web site designs from start-up packages to fully bespoke web design.

Industry Sectors

Building & Construction, Tourism & Travel, Manufacturers & Engineers, Sports & Leisure, Not for profit / Charity, Retail, Public Sector, Health & Beauty, Financial & Legal, Food & Drink, IT, Automotive, Media & Communication, Other, Entertainment, Professional Services, Educational, Recruitment

Tends to work with

Private Company, Entrepreneur, Non-profit Organisation, Public Sector, Corporation / Public Company, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), Startup

General location of clients:

Scotland, England, International

Content Management System:

We offer two levels of content management system (CMS), our own Professional and Enterprise systems, and the sector-leading Sitekit CMS. Any of these systems can be integrated into the technical platform of your website as the foundation for th creative design depending on your functional requirements.

We Recommend:

Lawyer: MacPhee & Partners
Printer: Inkshop
SEO expert: Orbit Internet
Hosting company: Heart Internet

Recent Projects

  • Right Tourism

    Right Tourism
    http://right-tourism.com/

    Tourist activities that exploit animals only continue because tourists choose to support them. As a tourist you have a choice – to avoid cruel practices and reward positive ones. Read More

  • Creagan Inn

    Creagan Inn
    http://www.creaganinn.co.uk/

    Creagan Inn is a well-loved iconic local hostelry on the shores of Loch Creran on the main road between Oban and Fort William Read More

  • My Spanish Breaks

    My Spanish Breaks
    http://www.myspanishbreaks.com/

    Luxury self-catering holiday apartments Murcia Almerimar Spain Read More

Recent Reviews

  • Reviewed on 5 Apr, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer Hotscot went out of their way to incorporate my own personal ideas about the concept and the aesthetic nature of the initial proposals I made. They simply did more than they had to, in terms of the design and practical nature of ...  Read More

    DR GLEN REYNOLDS PhD
    — OPEN MINDS SCOTTISH MOBILE HYPNOTHERAPY

  • Reviewed on 28 Feb, 2013
    Company recommended by reviewer We selected Hotscot to design our new site after seeing their work for a number of Scottish businesses related to tourism and the outdoor activities sector; as we are a bed and breakfast with a strong leaning towards this sector i...  Read More

    Vanessa Charles and Martin Hynd
    — Otter Lodge Skye

  • Reviewed on 18 Oct, 2012
    Company recommended by reviewer The team at HotScot were an absolute pleasure to deal with. We came to them with a relatively strong idea of what we wished to achieve, which their design team were able to visualise and add value to. We had a fantastic rela...  Read More

    AnneMarie MacRae
    — Breton Coastal Homes

Interview

Q : Describe your company in 5 words.
A : Creative, Modern, Innovative, Enthusiastic, Approachable

Q : How was your company name chosen?
A : When the company was founded 10 years ago it specialised in websites for Scottish Hotels. The 'Hot' is from Hotel and the scot from 'Scotland', hence Hotscot !!

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Articles

A way with words...
We’ve set out a few hints & tips to help you supply the content for your website with or without the help of a professional copywriter.

Generating Business Benefits from a Website
Well like it or not the Internet is here to stay and in spite of what you may think your customers are going to expect you to have a website or they will go to a business that does. You can also save a lot of money by using your website as an online brochure and make more profits by generating extra business benefits.

Corporate Writing and Editorial Guidelines
The words we write and speak say as much about your company as the visuals we create. The two go hand in hand to create the complete picture. Your personality determines the voice and tone that runs through all of your communications. Human. Clarity. Confidence. Honest. Responsive. Integrity. The following guidelines are designed to help you achieve a voice and tone consistent with your brand.

What sort of website do I need?
The two main types of websites are a brochure website and an e-commerce or e-business website.

The Design Process
Website design is a complicated process and requires a lot of skill and knowledge to get right. This is why it is important to deal with an established company so that you can benefit from their hard won experiences. They can often give you a lot of hints and tips on the design of your website right from the outset that will make your site more successful.

Design Considerations
Listed below are the main points/issues that you will need to think about. They outline all the main aspects of producing a website, from design to the site going live.

Core Website Design and Page Issues -Graphic Design
The graphic design determines the layout of the site template (the theme) and gives the look and ‘feel’ of your website.

Core Website Design and Page Issues -Required Pages
The following are standard practice in a normal business website, both for a brochure and e-commerce/e-business website. They are the foundation that the other pages and features, like buying online, are built on.

Core Website Design and Page Issues -Optional Pages
A variety of optional pages are available to clients to enhance their website. In this article we’ll focus on a few like; Site Map, Special Offers, Customer Case Studies, Web Logs (Blogs) and Forums.

Offline Payments
Offline payments can include the following: Cheque Cash (e.g. cash on delivery/C.O.D.) Money Orders Credit Card Terminals