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New SetSeed powered website design: XL Horticulture

Monday, May 30, 2011 at 03:04PM
Tags: design, portfolio, cms, setseed
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Horticultural polythene product wholesaler XL Horticulture came to Phototropic for a redesign as well as to control their own content with SetSeed.

I came up with a design which reflected the earthy and natural environment their products are used in. Their audience will be more familiar with how their products are used, than how they are made. I therefore felt it was important to identify their audience in this way, rather than focus on the technical background of the products themselves.

The site features a three-colour pallet: sky blue for the header, plant greens for the central section, and earthy brown for the footer. I also incorporated a earthy texture theme throughout as well as utilised a prismatic effect in the header as a reference to the ability of XL Horticulture's products to filter out various light frequencies.

SetSeed features used by XL Horticulture:

Intuitive, task-based interface

Add images, videos, slideshows and galleries to pages

Interactive calendar to add events in multiple categories

Contact forms

Blog system with authors, categories and comments

RSS feeds for the blog as well as comments

Automatic version control and drafts

This is what Les Lane from XL Horticulture said about us:

We worked with Phototropic to produce our new website. They listened to us and came up with a format we absolutely love. Since launching the new website we have had lots of compliments on how clean and friendly it is, but still very informative. We would recommend Phototropic to anybody.

New SetSeed powered website design: Focus on Sound

Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 12:51PM
Tags: portfolio, design, cms, setseed
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Dr. Simon Foxall needed a new website for his new company, Focus on Sound, designed and built to promote and sell his music dictionary software programs.

As with any product launch, promotional content is likely to change frequently, therefore Simon knew he needed the ability to change his own content. SetSeed, our Content Management System (which we also sell as a white-label CMS product to the industry), let's him do this with ease.

We worked closely with Simon to achieve the clean and stylish look that he wanted from his new website. Simon wanted to use a grey-scale colour pallet, which meant for a challenging but rewarding design process.

SetSeed featured used the most by Focus on Sound

Task based interface

Contact Forms

Automatic version control, preview and publish drafts

Image Galleries

Email newsletter system

This is what Simon Foxall from Focus on Sound said about us:

We were lucky to find Ben. He's highly talented and very easy to work with. His system was perfect for us. First he designed a superb website, then with SetSeed he gave us a means of editing and updating that is flexible and easy to use. He has also good-humouredly been prepared to put up with what must have seemed like endless requests for additional features and tweaks. He is the ideal website designer.

New SetSeed powered website design: Muddifords Court Country House

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 02:46PM
Tags: cms, setseed, design, portfolio
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When Nicky and Pip took over the luxury Muddifords Court Country House with it's unique bed and breakfast rooms, they needed to establish a strong web presence and do well on search engines.

Design was important to the client as the website needed to convey the luxury of the rooms and house. The client was thrilled with the contrast, colour and typography that we came up with for the site, as well as the new logo design.

The website is powered by SetSeed to allow full control over the content by Nicky and Pip.

SetSeed features used by Muddifords Court Country House:

Page Preview and Version Control

Task based interface

Image Galleries

RSS Feeds


Email Newsletter

Contact Forms



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