Summer School 2015 Website

Dartington International Summer School 2015

Working on the Dartington International Summer School website for 2015 was much more involved process than in 2014.

Rather than just updating an existing site, for 2015 a new site for Summer School was started from scratch (still within Dartington’s main website. Alongside the site there was back end development of their box office system to enable bookings to be taken through the system.  A full brief was given, including visual guidelines by Atwork.

The back end development involved a lot of product loading for the four week festival including all accommodation, concerts and courses, as well as figuring out how to push their booking system to its limits to work with the many permutations of a booking for this Devon music festival.  Originally the site also had an online booking functionality, made possible with assistance for API development beyond my capabilities by Logodesign, but due to the complicated nature of Summer School, this was later removed an replaced by a booking form.

(NB – It was made clear to Summer School at the time of development/quotation, that for the limited funds they had available the online booking functionality was going to be limited – particularity with the need to integrate with a relatively inflexible box office , so it was not surprising that this functionality was simplified, although I was impressed with what we were able to create on a very limited budget).

Ongoing development of the website continued between December and March alongside customer segmentation for marketing from previous data.

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Dartington International Summer School 2014

Work for the Dartington International Summer School website has consisted of basic website amends, creating new pages with copy provided for the 2014 Dartington International Summer School, editing menu’s and creating new slider images to an existing design.

N.B. The site design and format already existed for this website.

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Website Development for the St Ives Food & Drink Festival involved editing an already existing website to make content relevant to the 2014 festival.

The website used an unusual Content Management System that needed to be understood in order to make many of the changes – something which the event organisers did not have time to learn.

Work also included editing logo’s, creating images and menu buttons, optimising the site for search engines as well as updating and editing content.

An extremely close relationship was need with the event organisers as well as a flexible approach to the work to enable the many last minute alterations to take effect before the festival took place.

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Working on the bigfire website is a real temptation – there are so many things that I really like that these guys sell. Who doesn’t want a wood fired hot tub?

BigFire already had a very nice looking responsive website, but there were a few things that the BigFire team couldn’t figure out for themselves.  My work with them has involved ironing out those little niggles, things out of place, images of products the wrong size – just lots of little changes that have needed to be made (and still need to be).

Optimising the site for search engines has also been carried out, to try to help the shop get as much organic footfall as possible.

Work will continue with BigFire including product loading, ongoing consultations about how to get the most out of new and existing customers and the creation of a monthly newsletter e-newsletters.



Whether you need a completely new website, a bit of code edited here or there, or just a magazine advert designed, I hope that my next client is you.

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