So, you want a website that...
- looks really smart and professional
- can be used with mobiles
- you can manage yourself
- does things specific to your business
- is built by a reliable web design company from Scotland
Any of those? ...then you're in the right place.
We design great looking websites that work
Whatever you need, whether it's selling online, publishing a blog, registering visitors for an event, collecting user data, working with a third-party API or something bespoke, we can do it.
Here's some examples of our work
ScreenHI is a not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities to the Creative Industries across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
The site is built using our own content management tools, letting ScreenHI post news, manage practitioner profiles and add events to their online calendar with ease.
Feedback from Olivia, ScreenHI
I have worked closely with Doepud to build, set up and shape two different websites (ScreenHI and goNORTH). Coming from a non-digital background, this was an entirely new world for me with a completely new language, dynamic and set of processes that I was totally unfamiliar with.
It was a steep learning curve but Blair made it accessible and easy to understand by explaining things in layman’s terms and guiding me along the way. He could translate the vision we had for the sites into practical and creative ways that would work through his deep knowledge of the html world. It was a truly collaborative experience and it has to be that way in order to gain the site you want.
Post launch of both sites there was immediate and long term support to tweak and improve functionality and design once there had been a chance to spend time using the sites. Support was there as I learnt on the job how to use the CMS, understand a little of html and upload content. The functionality of Doepud’s own CMS is really straight forward and easy to navigate, with help bubbles at every stage. There was never a stupid question and throughout the whole project there was never a moment when I felt I couldn’t pick up the phone or, more often, get on messenger and shout HELP!Olivia Rodger,
EmployAbility (EA) provide opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates by connecting them with potential jobs and internships offered by employers like Google, Goldman Sachs and BP.
We developed a bespoke applications building system that lets EA create tailored job application forms for specific roles. Candidates register and submit their applications forms for review before EA decide which ones are sent to the employer.
Feedback from Claire, EmployAbility
We've been working with Doepud on various projects since 2009, starting with the design of our main website before developing our job applications website.
Every project, small or large, from tweaking and improving functionality to designing a whole new website, Blair always manages things efficiently; he has a knack of making complex situations really simple.
Working closely with someone over a sustained period of time, like we have with Doepud, you really appreciate reliability and trust, which is vital when your business relies on your website.Claire Martese,
Glasgow-based running shoes experts achilles heel sell running gear in both their high street shop and online store.
Since 2005, when we built their very first site, we've helped achilles heel establish themselves as one of the most successful online retailers in the UK for running shoes.
Built on the robust Magento Ecommerce platform, and sporting thousands of products, the site uses blogs and newsletters to engage their customers, encouraging them to return again and again.
Feedback from Steven, achilles heel
Efficient and effective, from the get-go back in 2005 we have found Doepud's approach and quality of work to be of a fantastic standard. Creating a very well designed and structured original back-bone has helped us over the years develop and grow our e-commerce business and online presence. Starting out with a few hundred products and now well into the thousands Doepud's support and guidance has been incredible.
On top of Doepud's knowledge and technical skills the friendly and honest approach was the key for us, something that we can fully appreciate as a family-run shop.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Doepud to anyone.Steven Alexander,
Balance provide a range of yoga, chiropractic and complementary health services from their studios in the West End of Glasgow.
Using our own Ecommerce plug-in, Balance are able to sell products (including Gift Vouchers) and let customers book and pay for Yoga classes in their online shop.
We have also integrated the MindBody API into the site, tieing together the online and studio booking management systems.
Feedback from Gerry, Balance
Doepud is a great web design company that provides an extremely professional service but with a personal touch.
The design and construction of our site has been a collaborative experience, with Doepud always being attentive and receptive to our feedback and eager to respond with the best results.
Our site continues to improve and develop going forward with the support of Doepud's expertise and enthusiasm.Gerry Kielty,
Scottish Running Guide
Part of the Freetime Initiative, Scottish Running Guide (SRG) is one of three running magazines (online and in print), providing news, results and running content across three areas of the UK.
The whole site is managed using our simple content management tools, from the banner advertising to the race organiser's secure area to the blogs and race results.
Feedback from Terry, Freetime Initiative
The Freetime Initiative has been working with Blair at Doepud since 2008. In that time we have designed and constructed websites for our successful running magazines. From the initial development stages through ongoing maintenance and improvements to a current major upgrade, we have enjoyed working with Blair.
Doepud offers ‘value for money’ as well as a high quality of service. You always feel you can go to Blair with a problem and he’ll help you find a solution. He’s also an individual of integrity and we’ve been able to build a great working relationship with Blair based on the knowledge that he has our best interests at heart.
Today 70,000 individuals visit our sites each month and Doepud has played a major role in making that happen.Terry Brennan,
Glasgow Independent Studio
Glasgow Independent Studio (GIS) is a non-profit making charity that provides studio and exhibition space for artists in Glasgow.
For this site we set up artist profile pages (managed individually by the artists themselves), along with blogs and a mailing list.
UXPA-Scotland is Scotland's chapter of the international Usability Professionals' Association.
We provided event management and booking through the website along with email newsletter functionality to advertise events.
Feedback from Jim, UXPA-Scotland
We chose Doepud to create the UXPA-Scotland website because we needed a company who had expertise in building usable and accessible websites.
Doepud particularly impressed us by the way they captured and delivered against all our requirements whilst giving us an elegant design and very easy to use content management system at the back end.
Since the launch of our new website event management is much more efficient and bookings have increased significantly.Jim Williams
Try Skating is Don Morton's skating website. He provides skating lessons and a calendar of skating events throughout Scotland.
We set an events calendar alongside various CMS pages. We also did the logo.
Feedback from Don, Try Skating
I don't do recommendations unless they fully merit it and here's one that does. Blair Millen's Doepud for the very best fully functional websites backed up with unbeatable service. What he has done for me he can do for you. Give Doepud a call. Not not too sure? Then give me a call, Don Morton, at TrySkating.com.Don Morton
Customised design and install smart home technology systems, incorporating multi-room audio, home cinema, high definition television distribution, lighting control and secure computer networks.
A luxurious brochure site. We also developed the logo.
Feedback from Kris, Customised
Doepud guided us expertly through the process of bringing our website to the public domain. They listened to all of our initial ideas and developed them from our very simple sketches and thoughts, and presented a proposal which both parties worked from throughout the development stage.
Initial designs and concepts were produced freehand, before the developed concept was presented electronically. Doepud's expertise during this process was invaluable; they fully incorporated and developed our ideas, and maintained a high level of efficiency to keep the design stage moving forward.
As the site got nearer to completion, Doepud advised us on sourcing high resolution images, website text (incorporating essential keywords) and suggested a suitable domain name and email address. While the full site was being built Doepud set up a simple holding page.
After launch, minor changes were dealt with quickly and accurately and we have enjoyed viewing the site statistics setup by Doepud on Google. From day one of the site going live we have had fantastic feedback from site visitors, they find the site well laid out, informative without overloading them with information.
We used Doepud for our logo design. After providing a colour scheme and some simple ideas, they developed this brilliantly and came up with a number of logo options. We picked one of the proposals and it was developed through to our final logo which is used on our website, business cards, clothing, vehicles and shop signwriting. We love it!
In the future we will be working with Doepud again for leaflet and brochure design, e-commerce site and vehicle livery design, as well as on-going development of our website. We fully recommended Doepud to any of our clients or colleagues who are looking for web design.Kris Gamble
Designfinger is a showcase site for Mark Janowski's amazing eco-concrete worktops.
As part of the project, we set up a form to capture customer requirement details. All pages, including the complex palettes page are managed using our bespoke content management tools.
goNORTH is a free, two day festival celebrating Scotland's creative industries.
Along with our own content management tools and blog plug-in we set up a submission form for filmmakers and an event calender for delegates to access during the festival.
We have high standards
Not just those we set ourselves but those recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); in particular the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). In short, you can rest assured knowing your site will be built properly.
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