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Website roundup

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

A quick roundup of some recent websites to bring the portfolio up to date:

Poca Snog

The Word Factory

Comann na Mara

Uist Arts

Mary Thomson Books

Uist Lady

TheRowanTree B&B

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

TheRowanTree is a brand new bed and breakfast in Sollas, North Uist, offering quality accommodation within easy reach of stunning beaches. Its two double rooms and one twin/king size are beautifully decorated and have en-suite facilities, and free wireless broadband is offered to guests. Check out the website for further details.


Uist Archaeology

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Uist Archaeology, comprising Kate MacDonald and Becky Rennell, now have a website at where you can find out about Kate and Becky and the services they offer across Barra and the Uists, view a gallery of archaeological sites and be kept up to date with news and events.

Uist Archaeology

Struan House

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Struan House on the west side of North Uist comprises two self-catering houses and one bed & breakfast, all offering comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the shallow waters and white sands between Malaglate and the uninhabited island of Vallay. See the new website for more information and to book your stay.

Struan House

Sollas Bookbinding

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Over on Nice Wee Sites we’ve just launched the Sollas Bookbinding website. This describes the craft of local (North Uist) bookbinder Corinna Krause and gives details of the workshops she runs and how to buy her products. There are loads of pictures arranged into NextGen galleries and using this method to open an entire gallery from a single image.

Sollas Bookbinding

I went on Corinna’s box-making workshop the other day. She’s an excellent teacher and I recommend it or the bookbinding workshop if you get the chance.

Language Switcher for Wordpress in action

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

On the new Sollas Translation website:

Sollas Translation

Wordpress examples

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Below are some examples of Wordpress-based websites from the portfolio which I thought would be useful to gather in one place. Click on an image to see a larger version and the website link.

I think they show how flexible Wordpress can be – some are ’static’ websites, one is primarily an image gallery, some incorporate news and articles and others are straightforward blogs. All are run by the clients we built them for, thanks to the simple user interface, and with the arrival of Wordpress 2.7 and automatic software upgrades, ongoing maintenance looks set to become even easier.

Visit if you’re curious.

NextGen Smooth Gallery in action

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Over on Hebridean Graphics:

Hebridean Graphics

Email Immunizer

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Email Immunizer is a subtle but effective Wordpress plugin that will hide email addresses on your site from harvesters by converting them to numeric character references. Upload it, activate it, then view the source of a page or post containing an email address – genius.

Fixing arrows in NextGen Smooth Gallery

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

In IE7, the left/right rollover arrows in NextGen Smooth Gallery don’t work properly (for me, at least). To fix them, add the bit of code recommended here to the end of your nggsmoothgallery/SmoothGallery/css/ – that should do the trick. Took me a while to find this, which is why I’m posting it here.