It's one thing being experienced in web design, but the proof is in the pudding. Below is a selection of websites created by The Chemistry Set, covering a variety of business types and incorporating Content Management Systems, e-commerce software, or hand-written, modern html5 compliant code.Take a look...
Content Management Systems offer the ease of self-maintained websites with password-controlled admin areas, from Wordpress blogs to online shopping carts.
Not all sites require constant updating, sometimes valid html, clean css and a dash of style is all that's needed for an effective user-experience.
Content Management Systems are ideal for sites that require frequent updating, be it a blog, gallery or online store. The pages of text and images can be edited in a password-controlled admin area. Other features include newsletter subscriptions, social network hook-ups and Google analytics. These systems are robustly built, yet offer full control over styling and design.
These are just a few of our satisfied clients, all using Wordpress.
The old website was not functioning at all well and required a full overhaul, as well as a spruce up, so that's what we lavished on it. Now it's mobile-friendly and posts automatically to social media.
Sophie had no website despite being a successful porcelain artist, so we set about creating this attractive site, featuring videos and examples of her work. The clean lines and fresh colours really show off her figurines.
Electric vehicles are a great development and this start-up company are at the forefront of this technology. Some of the elements on this site required some cunning coding yet the result is sublime.
Guy's art speaks for itself so it was important to ensure nothing got in the way. To be honest artist websites are a visual dream, which suits the chemistry set's minimal design ethics. This is a fully-fledged online store.
Simple and slick online brochure for this Bristol-based designer and builder of bespoke motorcycles and vehicles. It features a one-page layout, with subtle css3 trandformations and slideshows. As with all our new builds, it's tablet and mobile friendly.
DiSect is a "Stroud based abstract surrealist outsider collage Artist, idiot, practicing on and off and on for over 10 years". The website offers originals and prints for sale, plus an ever-growing archive of works and exhibition news, with auto-publish.
Janine Partington is a designer-maker based in Bristol. Her panels, jewellery and flat back sculptures are shown in galleries throughout the UK as well as here. This website is a portfolio of her extensive range, along with details of her forthcoming exhibitions.
Harping back to the old days of silent movies, it is black and white yet stylish. This website is both a gallery space and mini cinema in the heart of old Bristol. It features a booking facility and, of course, everything is set up for mobile, tablet and desktop displays.
The chemistry set was first called in to restore their hacked site. The services provided by Unique Voice are varied and the website is comprehensive, but the team are creative and have come to grips with editing its design and content.
Lorna changed vocation and was instantly in great demand, so she turned to the chemistry set for a website and pronto! It looks simple, but features some nifty features, like the ability to email reviews to the site and have them appear instantly on the front end.
I'm a big fan of Ichi, both his creativity and the work he does entertaining both kids and grown-ups alike. He travels extensively and his website allows him to post upcoming exhibitions via email.
Sally Imbert aka sallydove was a practising artist without a website. Fortunately she secured funding via the Future Bright project and the chemistry set was approached to build her elegant and subtle website.
In Bristol Studio is an artist studio run by makers for makers. The brief was to update the website while maintaining its established styling. The structure was altered to flow better and the backend control was expanded.
Sally Coulden required a website that not only showed off her artwork, but could sell it too. The online store is hooked up to Paypal, subscribers are added to her Mailchimp list, plus she has all her social network strands linked up and an on-going blog.
Ruth Piper is a Bristol-based artist, working in acrylic and collage. This website is her portfolio and exhibition news platform. The design has clean lines, white space and a simple colour palette devised to let the artwork stand out.
Kristine Khan produces fantastic art and uses upcycled and new surfboards as her canvas. As an artist she had a clear vision of how it should look and The Chemistry Set had to produce a customised Wordpress site to make it so.
International Tibet Network is a coalition of more than 190 Tibet organisations, campaigning for an end to human rights violations in Tibet and restoring rights to the Tibetan people. This main site provides many member-specific and public resources.
Public-facing website to promote the current situation in Tibet regarding artists and activists arrested for exercising their right to freedom of speech. It features slideshows, campaigns and displays feeds from social networks as well as share buttons.
The Tibet Advocacy Coalition has been promoting and Protecting Tibetan rights at the United Nations since 2013, providing information to UN missions in Geneva. The website presents the coalition and offers its findings to all visitors.
To outside eyes the Chinese government can appear to be a bit of a mystery. The chinese leaders website attempts to clarify this, with particular attention to its policy towards Tibet. It features a deceptively complex chart linking to member profiles.
Just because we describe a website as 'simple' doesn't mean to say it lacks features, it just means it doesn't have a back-end admin area. For many businesses CMS is a bit overkill, particularly if your product or service doesn't change from day-to-day. Instead, The Chemistry Set can build a bespoke website, packed full of useful features, but with the addition of lovely clean code in the background, like the one you're looking at now!
Take a tour around the sites below to see what we mean.
Born on the streets of Easton in Bristol, The Fly has been monitoring the neighbourhood and applying art on dumped household goods for years. As a tiny and relatively simple organism the design approach was as basic as possible.
Alex Moate provides highly effective coaching for parents, young people, artists and writers to achieve greater confidence, direction and excitement for life. Her website incorporates jQuery and subtle HTML5 coding.
Jon required a simple site and kept stripping back the design until it displayed the bare bones. It offers a simple pop-up gallery, a contact form, plus a method for buying his illustrated book