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.

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Cunningham Hill Junior School

Cunningham Hill Junior School

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.

Bernards Heath Infants

Bernards Heath Infant School

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.

GFS

Garden Fields JMI School

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. The site is now managed by Pink Desk Studio but the Communications Manager at the school is able to make updates and add new content easily.

Now Magazines

The Now Magazines

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.

Bespoke Jewellery

Bespoke Jewellery St Albans

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 Templeton

John Templeton

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.

Herts pilates

St Michael's Playgroup

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.

BBS

Blue Brick and Steel

Bluebrick and Steel Developments Ltd specialise in high end architectural design, build and interiors in Hertfordshire and London. The directors wanted a website that reflected the vision they have for their new business. The website was launched in January 2015 and is managed by Pink Desk Studio.

Cunningham Hill Infants

Cunningham Hill Infant School

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.

thriving

The Thriving Company

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.

Herts pilates

Herts Pilates, St Albans

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.

ABC xyz

ABC - XYZ Club

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.

TESTIMONIALS

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

Headteacher, Cunningham Hill Junior School

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

Cameraman, 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

Headteacher, Bernards Heath Infant School, St Albans

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

Director, Bespoke Jewellery, St Albans

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

Director, Herts Pilates, St Albans

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

Headteacher, Garden Fields JMI School, St Albans

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

Directors, ABC Breakfast Club & XYZ After School Club

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

Headteacher, Cunningham Hill Infant School

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