WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT | ST ALBANS | HERTFORDSHIRE
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At Pink Desk Studio we specialise in the design and build of WordPress websites for local businesses and organisations. We pride ourselves in providing a personal bespoke service which always meets and often exceeds the expectations of our clients. We provide full training so that our clients can manage and update their own websites if they so wish. We also provide ongoing support to many of our clients. We are based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and provide a full web design service in the local area.
The old school website was built in Dreamweaver and was difficult to keep up to date. The school were looking for something that was easier for parents to navigate and for members of staff to keep up to date. It was a real pleasure to work with Justine and her team who had a clear idea of what they wanted but were also very open to new ideas.
The old website needed a re-design to make it look more modern and easier to use and update. I’m really pleased to have worked with the Head Teacher and staff at the school to produce this lovely website for them. I think it reflects the ethos of the school and the local area. The staff are now able to blog and make updates themselves. The site went live on the first day of term, September 2014. Pink Desk Studio provide ongoing support and development.
When I first worked on the GFS website back in 2009, it contained about 15 pages. Over the years, the site grew to over 40 pages with links to numerous blogs creating a hub of information for teachers, parents, and pupils. The head teacher wanted a new look for the site so we decided to use WordPress which would allow for greater functionality and also give the school more control over the content. The new site went live in July 2014 and was then given another face-lift in 2016. The site is managed by Pink Desk Studio but the Communications Manager at the school is able to make updates and add new content easily.
Jane and Wendy are two editors of a local magazine providing advertising for businesses in the local area of St Albans and Harpenden. Through their new website and using a fantastic magazine publishing tool called Issu their monthly magazine is now online opening up a huge audience. Jane and Wendy manage the site themselves.
Barry’s old website needed updating with new content and new look and feel. He wanted a black and silver colour scheme to show off his services and products. Barry uses Facebook to interact with his clients and the website is managed by Pink Desk Studio.
John had a WordPress site but felt it needed redesigning to simplify the navigation and to make his amazing portfolio easier to view and filter. We gave the website a fresh new look and redesigned his logo; John is now able to easily make updates and add new content and video clips. We were pleased to launch John’s new site in February 2015.
I built the St Michael’s playgroup website using WordPress. This allows the staff there to make updates when necessary and also to blog; a great way to keep the parents informed of what’s going on. I currently provide support for this website which avoids Sharon and Julia getting bogged down with too much technical stuff. It also means that I get a chance to go into the Playgroup every so often, meet the children and take pictures of them.
ABC & XYZ clubs is a breakfast, after school and holiday club based in 2 local schools in St Albans. They had an out of date website that was difficult to update so wanted a facelift that fitted their existing branding. The new website went live in October 2015 and is updated by the club with technical backup from Pink Desk Studio.
The school already had a WordPress site but it was looking dated and the navigation needed simplifying. The new site is in keeping with the school branding but is also looks a lot more up to date. We used photographs taken around the school giving the site a real bespoke look. The new site allows the admin staff to make updates when necessary (eg. latest news, events, calendar, etc) and add content easily. The Headteacher and teaching staff are set up to blog improving communication with parents. Pink Desk Studio provide ongoing support and site development.
The Thriving Company had an old website which needed updating. Robin already knew about WordPress as he had already been blogging so understood the advantages of being able to update the site himself. The site was built to integrate his existing blog, his old logo was freshened up and the site now has a clearer navigation system and modern look. Robin has been trained to manage the site himself and is able to edit the content as and when required. The new site was launched in October 2014.
Claire is a local Pilates instructor and I first worked on her website a couple of years ago when we moved it from Dreamweaver to WordPress. She recently contacted me again to help her make a few improvements to her site and we ended it giving the whole site a facelift and automating her booking system. The new site was launched in December 2014 just in time for Christmas and the new year! Claire continues to update and manage the site herself as well as looking after her class bookings.
It was a pleasure to work on another website for an existing client. Claire already had a logo for her new business and wanted a website using the same colours with plenty of photos to show off the fun the kids have in her classes while benefiting from pilates. The website is easy to navigate and provides the information required for parents and schools.
When we were looking at redoing our website we investigated quite a number of providers. We decided on Pink Desk Studio as it was very competitively priced and came highly recommended from other schools. Mei spent a lot of time talking through how to make our website fit the character of our school and also talked to us about making it as ‘parent-friendly’ as possible. As a result we have a great website which has recieved lots of positive praise from parents, and more importantly, the training that Mei gave us has ensured that it is really easy to update each week. Also Mei is always on hand at the end of an email or phone to sort out anything we get stuck on – a truly great service!Jusine Elbourne-Cloud
Mei listened to my ideas then improved upon them. She is technically proficient and imaginative with a broad range of skills. I am very pleased with my new website which is a huge improvement on my old one. Mei continues to manage my website so I don’t have to worry about updating it myself!John Templeton
Mei has designed and maintained our website with a great balance of listening and suggesting! We have learnt a great deal from her and have very positive feedback from our website users. The on going training is fantastic. Mei is always willing to answer any questions how ever big or small.Hannah Rimmer
I was highly recommended Mei from one of my customers and the results are amazing, from the initial consultation to the finished website with superb support. I would have no hesitation recommending Pink Desk Studio!Barry Wayne
Thank you Mei at Pink Studio for all your help, support and hard work on the Herts Pilates website. Your organised, creative and customer focussed approach to the design were fantastic. The site layout and navigation is great, my customers love it and the new booking system integration has made our lives a lot easier, thank you!Claire Sparkes
Mei Li has worked with Garden Fields on our website since 2011 and in that time she has achieved an outstanding interactive website that encapsulates the vision of the school allowing parents an insight in to the school through the engaging year blogs and home page.Chris Jukes
We felt we needed to write to say a huge thank you for your work on our website. When we came to updating our website, you were fantastic at giving us fresh ideas and layout plans to make our new website clear and easy to use. Feed back from our clients has been very positive and we are very proud of it! As well as the excellent design work on the site itself, your support with the technical background and management of the site has been greatly appreciated. All the information we need to manage the site ourselves has been clearly presented and if we have had any problems, your prompt replies have helped us on our way! Thank you for all your continued hard work and attention to our site.Sarah and Claire
Mei works fantastically well to enable the success of our website for all users. Mei listens carefully to our needs and supports in how this can work efficiently through web design. Mei also keeps up to date on statutory guidelines for school websites and advises as appropriate. The training of staff is efficient and remote support is available should something go wrong! The popularity of our website for parents and prospective parents is attributed to Mei and I would recommend her to others without hesitation.Charlotte Cooper