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Web Design Portfolio

The following sample of work gives an overview of the diverse range of projects we undertake for clients large and small. Please note that the links below will open in a new window.

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Alba Innovation Centre
www.albainnovationcentre.co.uk Alba Innovation Centre is a Scottish Enterprise project delivered through Innovation Centres Scotland Ltd. Alba provides incubation services and support for growing businesses in Scotland. Built upon a Wordpress framework, NSDesign designed and developed a bespoke "responsive design" site, incorporating intranet facilities for Alba's clients and integration with their social media channels.
Status: Live at www.albainnovationcentre.co.uk

Appshare
www.appshare.co.uk Appshare provide a unique collaboration platform aimed at enterprise businesses. They approached NSDesign to help design and brand not only the new website, but all promotional materials, as well as the interface design for the collaboration software itself. The website is build on a bespoke Wordpress backend, and includes integration with 3rd part systems including bugzilla.
Status: Live at www.appshare.co.uk

The Hairy Coo
www.thehairycoo.com The Hairy Coo is a unique and fun business - providing access to the Scottish Highlands for Free! The website includes a bespoke tour bookings system, integrates with Google Maps for full tour itinerarys, and is 100% self-managed by the small dedicated team behind the business.
Status: Live at www.thehairycoo.com

Babysteps to Parenting
www.babystepstoparenting.com Babysteps is "The only guide to parenting you will ever need", and combines an online interactive diary to record your baby's progress, with access to babycare consultants to help you take the right steps. A 100% bespoke website with dedicated "mobile" content allowing diary updating on the go.
Status: Live at www.babystepstoparenting.com

Ancestral Consultants
www.ancestralconsultants.com Having first discovered NSDesign at one of our training seminars, Marie Dougan commissioned us to create a bespoke site for Ancestral Consultants, her Genealogy Research and Family History Consultancy business. Featuring an integrated Wordpress blog, and links to all their social media channels, the site is fully self-administered allowing regular updates and news posts.
Status: Live at www.ancestralconsultants.com

EmuBands
www.emubands.co.uk EmuBands provides a simple solution for musicians to sell their music online through distribution to sites such as spotify and itunes. Needing to make of an online impact themselves, they aksed NSDesign to design and host a new website, and provide SEO consultancy to boost conversions. Built on our NSBuilder platform and integrated closely with all their social media sites.
Status: Live at www.emubands.co.uk

Tenants Information Service
www.tis.org.uk We've done a lot of work in the Housing Association sector lately, the most recent being the Tenants Information Service (TIS) new website. TIS is the leading organisation promoting and inspiring innovative tenant participation practice in Scotland. Their new bespoke site includes tight integration with facebook and twitter, an events module, resources library and all round more interactive experience.
Status: Live at www.tis.org.uk

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk Clyde Muirshiel is Scotland's largest Regional Park, stretching across much of the Scottish West Coast. NSDesign won the tender to redesign and develop the Park website into an interactive, "Blog-style" website, allowing regular updates from Park Rangers on all the latest news. Also includes an events database, interactive Map, and integration with Twitter and other Social Media resources.
Status: Live at www.clydemuirshiel.co.uk

Peacock Technology
www.peacocktech.co.uk Peacock Technology, based in Stirling, is an engineering consultancy company. We were recommended to them by one of their clients, and the result is a new professional website, fully self-managed through NSBuilder, allowing them to promote case studies and latest news etc.
Status: Live at www.peacocktech.co.uk

Ten Percent Carpet Company
www.tenpercentcarpetcompany.co.uk It's always a fun challenge taking an "offline" company "online". This was the case with established Carpet company the "Ten Percent Carpet Company" based in largs, Ayrshire. Going digital for the first time is a big challenge, made eaier by NSDesign helping with the branding, the hosting, and the website management, delivering a fully content managed site which showcases their entire range of floor coverings.
Status: Live at www.tenpercentcarpetcompany.co.uk

On Track Training
www.ontracktosuccess.co.uk On Track Training and Coaching are an ILM approved centre in Renfrewshire. They approached us to help redesign their site into a more professional business resource for them, givin gthem full back-end capability to manage the site through NSBuilder.
Status: Live at www.ontracktosuccess.co.uk

Stable Recordings
www.stablerecordings.com Stable Recordings came to us for assistance with the design and development of their new, portfolio-style site, allowing them to showcase their video work. Key to this was maximising the accessibility of the videos, allowing them to be played on desktop browsers while also formatted correctly for Apple devices (iPhones, iPods and iPads) which don't allow Flash.
Status: Live at www.stablerecordings.com

Maia Gifts
www.maiagifts.co.uk Maia is an independent Gift Shop and Coffee Shop located in the heart of Glasgow. A unique store with a cafe and ice cream parlour, Maia wanted an online ecommerce presence to match it's offline dedication to quality and choice - from vintage jewellery to limited edition art Maia has inspiring products that help you to find something a little different.
Status: Live at www.maiagifts.co.uk

Haylie House
www.hayliehouse.co.uk Haylie House has been providing care to the residents of Largs for over 50 years with an excellent and deserved reputation. One of the biggest employers in the town, the charitable organisation needed a fresh, new website, designed to appeal to it's residents, and their families.
Status: Live at www.hayliehouse.co.uk

Looking Good
www.lookgoodmakeup.co.uk Portfolio site of award winning make up artist, the Looking Good website focuses on the services provided, as well as the gallery of example work. Integrated with Social Media channels, the site is 100% self managed by the owner.
Status: Live at
www.lookgoodmakeup.co.uk

Balance Resourcing
www.balanceresourcing.com Balance Resourcing is a new type of employment agency, matching professional parents with businesses looking for part time employees. NSDesign helped develop not just a website, but a brand. The site is information driven, with strong ties to the organisation's social media engagement, all 100% client-managed by the NSBuilder back-end.
Status: Live at www.balanceresourcing.com

ibp academy
www.ibpacademy.com An accredited ILM centre, ibp academy help develop leaders, managers and their advisers through practical work based learning programmes that lead to globally recognised qualifications. With an old site in need of modernisation, NSDesign worked with ibp to develop a fresh new look, allowing the promotion of their services and online learning environments, as well as providing ongoing social media and online marketing consultancy.
Status: Live at www.ibpacademy.com

The OAKS Veterinary Centre
www.oaksvetcentre.co.uk The Oaks Veterinary Centre, with surgeries in Largs, Saltcoats, Dundonald and Lochwinnoch, offer the full range of vet care for domestic animals. The site features an advanced "pet registration" system, detailed general information on a wide range of animals, and fully interactive virtual panoramas of the Largs practice.
Status: Live at www.oaksvetcentre.co.uk

IBTIX
www.ibtix.com IBTIX allows innovative businesses to showcase their products and services and connect with new prospects using state of the art business social networking tools. A fully bespoke system designed and developed by NSDesign, the site offers a synopsis of news, events, marketing materials, articles of interest, and other materials to help the IBTIX community. IBTIX is supported by the world's leading business and trade development agencies.
Status: Live at www.ibtix.com

Stonz Wear UK
www.stonzwear.co.uk Stonz Wear Baby booties are a Canadian success story, and this UK-only site offers the range of designer baby-wear direct to the British public. Fully managed by the site-owners, the admin backend features full online stock management, RBS Worldpay integration, and our NSMail newsletter campaign system.
Status: Live at www.stonzwear.co.uk

Braehead Christmas Experience
www.braeheadchristmasexperience.com For the 2nd year running, NSDesign were asked to design and develop the "express online booking" system for the Braehead Shopping Centre Christmas festivities. A totally bespoke system, the site allows families to book in advance to Braehead's special 4D movie, reserve a specific time-slot, and make payment online, giving them more time to shop, and no queueing!
Status: Offline until Christmas!

Alexander Wines
www.alexander-wines.co.uk Independent Glasgow fine wine merchant, Alexander Wines supplies some of Scotland's top venues from their extensive portfolio. Based around a searchable database of their 600 wines, the new site includes a "virtual wine list", and online ordering. Fully content managed using the NSBuilder backend, the stock is updated daily, integrated with their internal systems.
Status: Live at www.alexander-wines.co.uk

The Homework Diary Company
www.thehomeworkdiary.com The Homework Diary Company is the market leader in providing the educational sector with customised printed publications. Having designed an earlier site for them, they again approached NSDesign to help them with a fresh new design, integrated with a number of new Flash based demos of their actual products. Fully content managed using our NSBuilder platform.
Status: Live at www.thehomeworkdiary.com

Dancewear Universe
www.dancewearuniverse.co.uk Dancewear Universe is a family run business with over twenty six years experience in dancewear retail. They approached NSDesign to build an ecommerce site after some free advice on our "work for free" day, and worked closely with us on the design and functionality. Fully managed by the owners, the site is helping grow the overall business, and increase online revenue.
Status: Live at www.dancewearuniverse.co.uk

InMyField
www.inmyfield.com InMyField is a professional online networking website tailored specifically to Academics and Research Scientists. Includes a searchable members database comprising profile, published work, areas of expertise and more. Bespoke backend tools allow complete management of the site and it's community.
Status: Live at www.inmyfield.com

Rock Radio Download Festival
www.downloadfestivalradio.com The Official Rock Radio Download Festival Portal, promoting a mix of live news, gossip, videos, and more. NSDesign were asked to build the portal, and load it up with goodies including live Twitter feeds, Flickr Feeds, Band Listings, stage times, and of course the actual live radio stream from the event itself - all managed by the Rock Radio team from their mobile studio live at Donington Park! This is a feature packed site, combined with a great design - all the more impressive when we reveal it was built in just over 1 week!!
Status: Live at www.downloadfestivalradio.com

Accord Hospice
www.accordhospice.org.uk Accord Hospice in Paisley is an established charity which provides free Medical and Nursing Care to Renfrewshire. NSDesign revamped the old Hospice website to boost donations by allowing supporters to donate online. The website has been transformed into a user-friendly, interactive space for patients, carers and supporters. Also features a full set of interactive panoramic environments!
Status: Live at www.accordhospice.org.uk

Advanced Preservation Specialists (APS)
www.advancedpreservation.co.uk APS are a well established company, centrally located in Glasgow offering professional advice on Rising Damp, Condensation control and Timber Preservation. Fully content managed by the APS team using NSBuilder, this newly designed promotional site provides a wealth of information to new and existing clients.
Status: Live at www.advancedpreservation.co.uk

Skelmorlie Golf Club
www.skelmorliegolf.co.uk NSDesign were commissioned to build a new online identity for the Skelmorlie Golf Club, an established 18 hole private golf course situated on the West Coast of Scotland. Includes our NSBuilder back-end allowing the club to update every aspect of the site and custom events diary, in addition to newly designed course "strokesaver" graphics.
Status: Live at www.skelmorliegolf.co.uk

Braehead Grotto
www.braeheadgrotto.co.uk It's always nice to get a celebrity client to work with, and they don't come much bigger than Santa! Father Christmas and his elves approached NSDesign to help streamline operations at the Braehead Shopping Centre Grotto (arguably Scotland's largest Christmas Grotto) by introducing a bespoke online booking system.
Status: Offline

Scottish Sweetie Shop
www.scottishsweetieshop.co.uk A local family-run ecommerce site selling tablet, toffee, traditional Scottish Sweets and childhood favourites. Designed in true Willy-Wonka style, this sugar-sweet design showcases the wide range of confectionary and offers worldwide delivery. Fully content managed by the owners, the site validates to accessibility standards.
Status: Live at www.scottishsweetieshop.co.uk

Jessica Boo
www.jessicaboo.com An exclusive online boutique for the fashion conscious baby and Mummy, JessicaBoo is a high quality ecommerce website dedicated to showcasing high quality products. In addition to the web design and development, NSDesign also designed the company logo (and range of complementary illustrations) used throughout the site and on all product packaging.
Status: Live at www.jessicaboo.com

Children's Classic Concerts
www.childrensclassicconcerts.co.uk For fifteen years Children's Classic Concerts have been delighting families and school parties with their fun-filled introduction to live orchestral music. CCC approached NSDesign to help design and develop a new-look web presence with a strong focus on marketing the season's 4 upcoming concerts.
Status: Live at www.childrensclassicconcerts.co.uk

McAteer Photograph
www.mcateerphoto.com McAteer Photograph are arguably Glasgow's most successful commercial Photography company, creating fresh and exciting images of product, people or services. This "image led" site is driven by a desire to showcase beautiful images, both in the Bespoke Gallery, and also in the general site pages.
Status: Live at www.mcateerphoto.com

Greenock Morton Football Club
www.gmfc.net As Official Web Supplier to Greenock Morton, NSDesign designed and developed a new official team website, and continue to provide ongoing web hosting and consultancy services. The new site features squad profiles, fixtures, club news and more - all managed by a suite of bespoke admin tools based on our NSBuilder platform.
Status: Live at www.gmfc.net

The Male Sanctuary
www.malesanctuary.co.uk The Male Sanctuary provides an exciting and desirable range of clothing and grooming products for men. NSDesign designed and developed a bespoke ecommerce website, integrated with the client's online payment solution.
Status: Live at www.malesanctuary.co.uk

School Leaders Scotland
www.sls-scotland.org.uk Formerly known as the Headteachers' Association of Scotland, School Leaders Scotland (SLS) is the only professional association which exclusively represents Heads and Depute Heads in secondary schools with over 630 members. This custom designed site features an array of advanced features including a Member's Only Intranet and full backend admin capabilities through a customised version of our NSBuilder platform.
Status: Live at www.sls-scotland.org.uk

AMK Self Drive
www.amkselfdrive.co.uk AMK is one of Glasgow's leading Vehicle Rental Companies and a well recognised brand in Scotland. NSDesign helped improve their existing web presence, resulting in a fully self-managed system. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) was key to the re-development, with the new site ranking at the top of Google for the majority of it's target keywords.
Status: Live at www.amkselfdrive.co.uk

Go Wiild with Andy Murray
www.gowiild.co.uk A competition "microsite" developed for Highland Spring giving users a chance to win a Nintendo Wii, as well as play tennis with Britain's No.1 tennis player, Andy Murray. Featuring embedded video from YouTube, as well as links to Andy Murray's own site, the customised entry form allows users to enter once every hour.
Status: Site Offline

Scottish Specialty Foods
www.s-s-f.com Scottish Specialty Foods (SSF) are employed by the finest Scottish food companies to export their speciality and gourmet products around the world. They chose NSDesign to help design and build a website that would allow them to showcase their product range, while giving them the backend admin capabilities to fully update the site at any time. Designed with a subtle Scottish flavour the site is standards compliant and utilises our NSBuilder platform.
Status: Live at www.s-s-f.com

The Next Step Strategic Solutions
www.market-driven.com TNSSS is a business-to-business professional services provider, specialising in strategic marketing. This information driven site is fully managed by the site administrator using a customised NSBuilder backend and includes advanced features like a secure private client login.
Status: Live at www.market-driven.com

Centrum Offices
www.centrum-offices.com Centrum Offices is one of Scotland's largest privately owned and managed Business Centres. Recently updated with a fresh new modern design, the Centrum team can update the content on a daily basis - simply and quickly. Built to Accessibility standards, this site is fully managed using the NSBuilder platform.
Status: Live at www.centrum-offices.com

iRevise
www.irevise.info iRevise is an innovative study aid download site, allowing students to download helpful mp3 based study information. The irevise content has been prepared by professional educationalists (based on the curriculum set by the SQA) and is recorded by an expert voice artist. This bespoke ecommerce website developed by NSDesign allows individual students, as well as entire schools, to buy and download material which is delivered electronically.
Status: Live at www.irevise.info

Scottish Rocks Basketball
www.scottishrocks.co.uk As Official Web Partner to the Rocks (Scotland's only professional Basketball team based at Braehead, Glasgow), NSDesign are responsible for the design, development and ongoing management of the team's website. The site features regularly updated Rocks news, Results and Fixtures, full online Shopping, Image Galleries and "Rocks TV" exclusive Videos. Following the redesign from NSDesign, the Rocks have increased advance online ticket bookings by a massive 500%.
Status: Live at www.scottishrocks.co.uk

The Angus Group
www.theangusgroup.com Renfrewshire asbestos removal company - The Angus Group, contacted NSDesign to help create a fresh new website to promote their specialist services. Built around our NSBuilder Platform, this xHTML/CSS site features a modern design with clean navigation and layout. As always, full content management is provided including News Administration and Image Management.
Status: Live at www.theangusgroup.com

SpeechMag
www.speechmag.com SpeechMag is the website for UK Magazine "Speech & Language Therapy in Practice" and has been designed for speech and language therapists, and people with an interest in the profession. It features a members only "social networking" platform, allowing users to communicate and share resources, as well as a database of abstracts and online magazine subscription.
Status: Live at www.speechmag.com

Pearson Cars
www.pearsoncars.com Pearsons is one of Scotland’s largest independent car dealerships, offering a range of new and second hand vehicles from their showrooms at Wemyss Bay and Largs. The new website design features an advanced integrated stock database, full content management, Image Gallery (using Lightbox and AJAX), and Quicktime interactive panoramas of the showrooms.
Status: Live at www.pearsoncars.com

Q4 Consulting
www.q4consulting.com Q4 consulting advises businesses on employee engagement, communication, branding and research. The new site focuses on user interaction, with a registered members area, online polls, and downloadable resources. Fully managed using our NSBuilder system, it's also fully integrated with our NSMail email campaign management system.
Status: Live at www.q4consulting.com

Weatherproofing Advisors
www.weatherproofing.co.uk Weatherproofing Advisors are recognised as the market leader in the provision of roofing contracting & consultancy services. Their old site did not match up to their reputation, so NSDesign were commissioned to design and build an accessible, standards compliant site with advanced "intranet" functionality and content management.
Status: Live at www.weatherproofing.co.uk

Pro Shop Direct
www.proshopdirect.co.uk As the premier online golf shop in the UK Pro Shop Direct offer great discounts on a huge range of golf equipment from leading manufacturers. Fully managed by PGA qualified staff using the secure administrative content management system, this premium ecommerce website features a number of advanced features and validates to accessibility standards.
Status: Live at www.proshopdirect.co.uk

Breast Feeding Heaven
www.breastfeedingheaven.co.uk An ecommerce site with the aim of providing Breastfeeding mums with the products they require to continue breastfeeding, at a very competitive price. This site is a custom modification of a commercial e-commerce package, and allows complete client administration through the available back-end tools.
Status: Live at www.breastfeedingheaven.co.uk

Les Grands Arbres
www.lesgrandsarbres.com The promotional website of a newly renovated gîtes complex within Sainte Même, France. Built using valid XHTML, CSS and PHP, the entire site is managed via a bespoke admin system which includes full page and image management.
Status: Live at www.lesgrandsarbres.com

Lounge Bar, Club and Restaurant
www.loungeatlargs.com Lounge is Largs' most popular bar, restaurant and club. With a distinctive look and feel, the owner wanted an online presence to match. The site features custom artwork (by acclaimed artist Gary Newman) and allows vistors to download the latest menus and entertainment programmes, all managed by a suite of back-end admin utilities.
Status: Live at www.loungeatlargs.com

The Lighthouse
www.thelighthouse.co.uk The Lighthouse is Scotland's Centre for Architecture, Design and The City. The site is built using a CSS Layout and XHTML structure, with backend tools including simple Content Management System and Email Marketing Suite. In addition to coding the website, NSDesign regularly provide consultancy to The Lighthouse on a number of web/IT related projects.
Status: Site Offline

ATVXtreme
www.atvxtreme.com The ATV Xtreme Adventure company offer Quadbikes, Motorbikes and much more. This site is a custom modification of a commercial e-commerce package, and allows complete client administration through the available back-end tools.
Status: Live at www.atvxtreme.com

Ideasmart
www.ideasmart.org Ideasmart is a new and exciting programme from The Scottish Arts Council and NESTA to foster and support individual creative entrepreneurship and good ideas within the Creative Industries. The CSS/XHTML compliant website includes application management, with full admin CMS.
Status: Site Offline

Scientific Coaching
www.scientific-coaching.com This website is run by Dr Auriel Forrester (renowned cycle coach) and provides "scientifically based coaching" for cycling and triathlon. Built to full "accessability" standards using CSS/XHTML compliant code, the site is easily administered by Dr Forrester using a "template" based format.
Status: Live at www.scientific-coaching.com

Thistle Systems Group
www.thistlesystemsgroup.co.uk Thistle Storage Equipment provide a first class service in designing, supplying and delivering Storage Equipment Solutions. This fully bespoke e-commerce website is css/xhtml compliant, and includes a complete Content Management system allowing the client full control over all areas of the site, news updates, and product catalogue.
Status: Live at www.thistlesystemsgroup.co.uk (design since amended)

ScottishArchitecture.com
www.scottisharchitecture.com Developed and maintained by NSDesign between 2003 and early 2005, ScottishArchitecture.com is part of the Scottish Executive's National policy on Architecture. The site features regularly updated news, and a dedicated Search Engine for architecture. ScottishArchitecture.com was featured in the "1,000 Favorite Websites" book published by Taschen and edited by Julius Wiedemann.
Status: Live at www.scottisharchitecture.com (design since amended)

Our Clients

While it is not possible (or ethical) to list all of our clients, the following sample list should show the diverse range of customers we attract:

  • The Scottish Executive
  • NESTA
  • Glasgow University
  • The University of Strathclyde
  • Dundee University
  • Harper Macleod Solicitors
  • Greenock Morton FC
  • Scottish Rocks Pro Basketball
  • The Lighthouse
  • Centrum Offices
  • Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
  • Business Gateway
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Cardwell Garden Centre
  • Hot Tanning Salons
  • Innovation Centres Scotland



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