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28Aug 15 

New WordPress website for Helliar Pest Control

GA Helliar and Son have been providing reliable and professional commercial cleaning services to businesses throughout Somerset and Dorset since 1932. As well as cleaning, they also offer a pest control service which up until now was an extra section on their existing cleaning website. They soon realised that the two just don't go together, so they approached us with a simple brief: to create a stand-alone WordPress website for Helliar Pest Control to separate the two businesses.The WordPre...

19Aug 15 

How to block referrer spam with WordPress plugin

There are a number of WordPress plugins designed to block referrer spam from accessing your website and affecting your analytics data. To find out if your website is affected read our earlier blog post Is referrer spam affecting your website metrics? You can find instructions on how to block referrer spam with WordPress below: The following instructions assume you are familiar with both WordPress and installing plugins. We cannot be held responsible for any detrimental effects and we do not p...

09Jul 15 

New LED Architects website and identity

An imaginary fist pump was my inital reaction when I heard that we were going to be given the opportunity to design and build the new LED Architects website. Architects, as we all know, are designers. And as designers they are very visual. They like their work to tell the story with big, interesting and powerful project images – not the usual stock photography you find on every Tom, Dick and Harry's website. This is a web designer's dream, and I was chomping at the bit to get started on it. ...

19May 15 

Powerful new mobile optimised website for Powrmatic

Powrmatic, a leading UK manufacturer of commercial and industrial heating and ventilation equipment, approached Cognique having become frustrated with the limited functionality of their existing website built on a proprietary content management system. In addition it was not a mobile optimised website so didn't work particularly well on mobile devices or tablets. Working with Powrmatic's Marketing Manager, Adam Tovey, we identified the types of users and activities they would typically want t...

02Apr 15 

Responsive holiday lettings website for Lyme Coast Holidays

Already running a successful sales and letting agency, Richardson Gill, Malcolm Gill and Andrew Richardson were increasingly asked about holiday lettings, and so formed Lyme Coast Holidays Ltd in 2010. After trialling desktop solutions from providers of holiday cottage booking software they decided to go with Total Accommodation Booking System (TABS) and also engaged the software house to create a website which integrated with their desktop software. While the software more than met their ne...

24Mar 15 

New responsive website for Remous Print

Back in September last year, we were proud to announce the re-brand for Remous Print based in Sherborne, Dorset. Since then we have been working closely together to design and develop a new responsive website based on the new identity and brand. What is a responsive website? We hear this phrase used time and time again nowadays, and that is because it's an important factor when designing and developing a new website. A responsive website is a website that has the functionality to re-size and r...

27Feb 15 

New corporate website for Somerset business

Business owner Richard Shearwood-Porter utilised his experience in manufacturing and consultancy to set up new business venture Construction Certification. Designed specifically to help construction companies achieve ISO accreditation, Construction Certification was targeting a niche market. For these reasons Richard wanted a simple, business-like design for a new corporate website which needed to reflect the colours that Cognique had introduced when we created the identity. No stranger to cre...

20Feb 15 

E-commerce website for Somerlap Forest Products

Based in the heart of Somerset, Somerlap has been manufacturing high quality wooden products for 35 years, servicing both public and trade customers. Although a well established and successful business, ambitious MD Kevin Bond wanted to strengthen their retail market share. Working closely with the Somerlap team Cognique designed and developed a bespoke e-commerce website featuring WooCommerce, the WordPress eCommerce plugin. The website is content managed allowing the Somerlap team to update p...

09Dec 14 

Name, identity and multilingual website for Active8 Robots

Antony Lovedale founded Active Robots over 10 years ago as a catalogue and online reseller of robot parts and accessories to hobbyists and enthusiasts. But a recent expansion into higher value robots for use in education, academic research and corporate applications meant that Antony needed to create a separate business to address the needs of this rapidly growing market. Following a recommendation from a business contact, Antony met with Cognique and discussed his requirements. We quickly came...

03Sep 14 

Solutions for creating multilingual websites

The internet may have helped remove geographical barriers for businesses, but trading internationally brings new challenges including the need for websites that support more than one language. Increasingly businesses are coming to us with a requirement that their new website should be available in two or more languages. There are a variety of tools and techniques for creating multilingual websites, and below are two approaches we’ve used with clients. Google translate toolbar The Google Tr...

19Jun 14 

New Collier Reading Architects website

Collier Reading Architects based in Glastonbury came to us with a problem: Their previous website wasn't doing the job they wanted it to. The design wasn't very appealing, engaging or exciting, and they didn't even have a blog. Their current website wasn't being found on Google as it wasn't search engine optimised, and most importantly it didn't have a content management system so they couldn't update the website themselves. Also the existing site wasn't optimised for viewing on mobile phones....

12Jul 13 

New website for Castle Welding and Fabrication

We recently completed a new website for Castle Welding and Fabrication of West Pennard. The Directors, Angela and Julian Wittleton, wanted a site that they could update themselves and which communicated the truly mind boggling range of metal related products and services - they really do make light work of heavy metal!

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