Webcraft UK Ltd

Effective, affordable Scottish web design for SMEs and start-ups since 1996. Wordpress specialists since 2007.

UK, Scotland, Oban

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Key Facts

Clients & Projects: 50
Reviews: 16
Average reviews rating:
4.8 Stars

Languages Spoken: English, French
No. of Employees: 1-5
Established: 1996
Joined WWDC: 2010

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Services
- Online Marketing
- Hosting
- Content and Copy
- Development
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Design
- Branding
- Social Media

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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, but our main focus in the last decade has been Wordpress. We also offer excellent hosting packages with full support.

Industry Sectors

Entertainment, Sports & Leisure, Tourism & Travel, Media & Communication, Manufacturers & Engineers, Health & Beauty, Consumer Services, Automotive, Retail, Other, Food & Drink, Professional Services, Building & Construction

Tends to work with

Entrepreneur, Startup, Non-profit Organisation, Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), Private Company

General location of clients:

Scotland and UK

Content Management System:

We have used various CMS systems and techniques in the past, but now use just one - Wordpress - which we find we can configure to do pretty much anything a client can imagine.

We Recommend:

Accountant: Jean Ainsley & Co.
Printer: Vistaprint
SEO expert: Webcraft UK Ltd
Hosting company: TSOHOST

Recent Projects

  • Northern Ecological Services

    Northern Ecological Services
    http://www.northecol.co.uk/

    NES is an independent ecological consultancy covering Scotland and Northern England, providing a high-quality, reliable and professional service to the private and public sectors. We have managed their website for many years. This was a total overhaul and recreation in Wordpress. Read More

  • Retreat2Crete

    Retreat2Crete
    http://www.retreat2crete.com/

    Website for a holiday villa (Villa Annie) in Makrigialos, Crete Read More

  • Craignish Cruises

    Craignish Cruises
    http://craignishcruises.co.uk/

    Wildlife boat trip company specialising in trips to see the Corryvreckan whirlpool. Features include a detailed trip calendar and photo galleries. Facebook feed on home page.The site has been configured to allow conversion to full online booking at some point in the future. Read More

Recent Reviews

  • Reviewed on 17 Aug, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer I have been a client of Webcraft for about 19 years now. There's a good reason for this, quality of the work, quality of the customer service; quality of support. There have been more than one occasion when I have called on W...  Read More

    JJ Mitch
    — Kold Kronicles

  • Reviewed on 11 Aug, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer A lot of work was necessary to redesign our previous site. All our thoughts and requests were taken into account with frequent contact to show how it was progressing. Once they realised how little we knew of the processes, we we...  Read More

    Julia Heap
    — West Highland Yachting Week

  • Reviewed on 10 Aug, 2017
    Company recommended by reviewer My website designer has been fantastic at producing a site that is profesional, accessible, and well laid out. He has helped me a great deal with the managment of the site and any alterations I requested. As a small business it is...  Read More

    Kyle Davis
    — K&S Treecare

Interview

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!

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Articles

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.

Mobilegeddon
Since April 2015 Google has – for searches made from mobile devices only – rewarded sites that are deemed to be ‘mobile-friendly’ with higher ranking for the same search terms as non-mobile-friendly sites. What significance does this have for your business?

In Praise of Wordpress
Wordpress - the Content Management System that runs 28% of the entire internet . . . is it for you? (hint - it's for everyone)

What is SSL and do I need it for my Website?
Sites using SSL have an address beginning with https:// instead of http:// and a padlock symbol indicating the page is secure. This protocol is rapidly becoming the accepted norm for all web pages.