Name: Nick Bowles
Tel: 01852 300755
Address: 2, Cnoc Beag, Balvicar PA34 4TH Oban
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Clients & Projects: 38
Average reviews rating:
Languages Spoken: English, French
No. of Employees: 1-5
Joined WWDC: 2010
A Scottish company based near Oban in Argyll that since 1996 has created hundreds of affordable, effective sites for small and start-up businesses all over Scotland and the UK.
Webcraft provide a complete range of solutions from simple one-page web sites to full e-commerce packages and can offer a wide range of products and services that will make your website stand out from the crowd without breaking the bank. We also offer excellent hosting packages with full suppor
Industry SectorsSports & Leisure, Tourism & Travel, Media & Communication, Manufacturers & Engineers, Health & Beauty, Consumer Services, Automotive, Retail, Other, Food & Drink, Building & Construction
Tends to work withEntrepreneur, Startup, Non-profit Organisation, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), Private Company
General location of clients:Scotland and UK
Content Management System:We have used CMS Made Simple but we are now moving to Joomla for content managed sites. For smaller projects we use a simple in-page editor.
Site for a yacht charter business on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a very comnpetitve market, so the site needs to be visually striking, informative and easily found in Google. Read More
Auto Rae Chem
The client is an established wholesale and retail suppler of specialist vehicle cleaning products and janitorial supplies. They needed an e-commerce site. Read More
This is a Perthshire shooting estate. They had an old, tired looking website but they wanted something more dynamic and striking. We created a site with the features of a Flash site but the performance and clarity of a pure HTML and CSS site. Read More
Reviewed on 20 Oct, 2010
Webcraft UK were extremely helpful in setting up our new website. They were extremely professional in their dealings with us, keeping in touch on the progress of the site development and working with us to design a website that wa... Read More
Jean Porter D.C.S.
— St. Mark's Parish Church of Scotland
Reviewed on 12 Mar, 2010
We needed a website for our self-catering cottage in Argyll, and decided to approach Nick Bowles of Webcraft to design and set it up for us. Nick visited us in person to get the details of what we wanted and, where we were unclear... Read More
Martin and Myra Waddell
— 9 Kilbrandon Cottages
Reviewed on 1 Mar, 2010
I found Webcraft on a link from a site they had done and which I thought looked pretty good. We were just in the process of setting up a self catering cottage on Colonsay and wanted a site that reflected the true feel of the house... Read More
— Creag Mhor
Q : Describe your company in 5 words.
A : It's all about the client
Q : Where do you see your company in 10 years time?
A : Hopefully right here in this beautiful part of Scotland
Q : How was your company name chosen?
A : The company was originally set up primarily to create websites for craft businesses, hence Webcraft. Turns out it was a pretty good all-round name though!
Don't DIY Your Website
Too many small businesses and start-ups cut corners by trying to do their own web design.
Checking Out A Web Design Company
Nick Bowles of Webcraft UK Ltd recommends taking an in depth look at a web design company before you give them your work. It is easy to put up a glossy front, but is there any substance behind it?
Good Web Design - What Works
Nick Bowles of Webcraft UK Ltd looks at what constitutes good web design practice. What do you really need and what can you leave out?
What Google Wants - Search Engine Optimisation
Google likes sites that are good for people - it's not a black art, just common sense. Nick Bowles of Webcraft UK Ltd looks at a few basics that will keep you on the right side of the search giant.
What Is Web Hosting
Nick Bowles of Webcraft UK Ltd explains what web hosting is and looks at some of the available options.
Copywriting For The Web
Writing good quality copy that reads well, keeps the search engines happy and attracts clients to your site is vitally important..
Keeping It Fresh - Do You Need A CMS?
Sites that are never changed or updated say all the wrong things about a business, so if you are hoping for repeat visitors you need a way of showing them that someone is looking after the site. Content Management Systems (CMS) are flavour of the month, but are they a universal panacea?
Ecommerce solutions - Commercial, Bespoke or Open Source
A huge range of ecommerce frameworks are now available, so how do you choose one that is within your budget and reasonably future-proof? What is the way to go, a commercial product, a bespoke solution or one of the many Open Source packages?
Screen Resolution and Site Design
It is important to realise that people will be looking at your website on many different types and sizes of monitor screen. This will effect the way they see the site, so how do we design to minimise the problems this can cause?
One thing your new hosting company doesn't want to hear
Make sure you choose your web designer beforeyou register your domain name - it will make life a lot easier for both of you.