In designing and building websites we are not strangers to writing and proofreading content. Whilst not necessarily a service we shout about, content writing frequently plays some sort of role in the work we undertake for our clients, whether formally or informally. It’s also a part of our job which we secretly (until now) enjoy. […]
Our blog allows you to join us on our journey as we navigate our way through the trials and tribulations of being a small family business, delivering web design and digital marketing services across Cumbria and the beautiful Lake District...while trying to remember to blog about it!
Now we might be a little biased here, but Cumbria and the Lake District is full of incredible small businesses, in all sorts of sectors. In our role as webpage designers we are lucky enough to get to work with and be exposed to so many of these. It wouldn’t make any sense for us […]
At Freshspace, we are big fans of food. You might have noticed. Whether it is freshly baked pizza at our local, cake with an afternoon coffee, Darren’s amazing mac and cheese, a picnic in the park, or a trip to a restaurant. We’re not picky! Recently we launched a webpage for Romneys Kendal, winner of […]
A bit like feeling motivated in September, it’s hard to break the school days habit of getting excited for the summer holidays – even when you’re long past the age of having six weeks off.
The world of web design and digital marketing is vast, ever changing and more than a little intimidating for people who aren’t submerged in it all the time – and sometimes even for those of us who are! For example, did you know: The average visitor stays on a new webpage for less than 30 […]
With it being mental health awareness week, we thought we’d speak a little about our own experiences and the things we build into our lives to help keep ourselves in a positive mind space. As we are not experts, we did not want to focus on any specifics or give potentially misleading information. There are […]
The original website we created for Brew Brothers, one of Kendal’s favourite coffee shops, worked well and did what was needed but we recommend a refresh every few years to stay ahead of the times
Our latest website launch is for the Churchmouse at Barbon. As well as being a cafe, delicatessen and village store, they also have a Wedding Cheesecake business.
If there’s one thing a new year is good for, it’s identifying areas of your life you’d like to improve. For us, 2019 is going to be about spending less time on social media and instead reconnecting with the real world.
How on earth have we made it to the end of this year so quickly? January lasted for decades, there was a few months of heat and football, a brief glimpse of a pumpkin and now it’s somehow one week until Christmas! It seems appropriate that our last launch of the year is for R […]
We recommend a fresh look for websites every few years, making sure that it works for you at that time. Recently we worked with the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills to do just that whilst making it as easy as possible for them and keeping to the traditional look of their Inn.
Just in time for Christmas, read here about the journey we went on with njo Technology Ltd to spread their bright lights even further with a new website. Creating a clear, user friendly that coincided with their branding was crucial for this company – read more about our individual and personalised website design by clicking […]
Within minutes of meeting Aura, our experience of bringing up two little boys in Kendal meant we understood the importance of what they are doing. It was important that their website was DDA (Disability and Discrimination Act) compliant, making it accessible for everybody. Click on the picture to read about how we overcame this and […]
Like we recently did with our own website, we recommend that every two or three years our clients get a redesign on their own websites to keep them ahead of the times. Hoddam Contracting took that advice and this is the result – a shiny new website for them and up to date information and […]
Perfectly timed with the change to daylight saving time, we’ve launched a new website with njo Technology LTD. Providing personalised lighting solutions over the last 18 years, they can create the right LED solution for any projects.
Top three habits to promote self love: Pampering – take the time to paint your nails, have a bubble bath, use some soothing moisturisers Freshen your space – light some candles, or spray your favourite air freshener Online shopping – the marmite of the high street world
I couldn’t let a week of having access to my sister’s social media pass me by without posting an embarrassing photo. There are many perks to having a sister ten years older – from adorable nephews to advice from a level of hindsight and understand that nobody else could replicate. For as long as I […]
Have you bought a house from one of the many estate agent websites we’ve made recently, but it’s not quite right? Having just bought our first home I know exactly how that feels, and how much you want your home to be perfect.
Last week we launched a new WordPress website for Ravenstonedale based Williams Agricultural Engineering, although the family business have been trading since 2005 this was their first website.
It’s always satisfying when, after working on a project you get a nice review from a customer. In this case, Georges Verdis, owner of London Executive, Estate Agents based in London (just in case the business name didn’t give it away…).
We recently redesigned a WordPress website for Dalesway Tyres Ltd, based just off J36 of the M6. Dalesway already had a WordPress website but wanted a new responsive website that highlighted the new services they offered.
What is the greatest challenge for a web designer? Building their own website it would seem.
One of the great things about living in Cumbria is coming across great news places, like the Blacksmiths Arms in Broughton Mills. So we were more than pleased to build them a new WordPress website.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
It’s always nice to work with local family businesses and none more so than Dandy’s of Barrow. Run by husband and wife Jeff and Jane Dandy for 37 years.
Continuing our recent theme of WordPress estate agents websites, we’ve now pleased to launch our third WordPress estate agent website for Surrey-based, Christies.
With a ratio of 4:1 boys to girls (make that 4:2 we got poppy the cat in December!) in our house but a business that has equality at the heart, we’re pro the Day of the Girl at Freshspace HQ. Since 2012, 11th October has become the International Day of the Girl, a day which […]
We have never planned to specialise in a particular area at Freshspace but in recent months it’s been all about estate agent website design, with us launching our second property listing WordPress website for Lancaster-based estate agent, V Move.
We love a little nonsense at Freshspace HQ! We also love sharing our Roald Dahl library with the kids. So, a Happy Roald Dahl Day to you all!
We’ve been a little bit quite of late. The reason being we’ve been planning our wedding. We’re now very proud to say Freshspace is run by husband and wife team Darren and Eilidh Nicholls. And we couldn’t be happier!
The truth is in the stats, because it’s here that we can see how well (or not) a website has improved. With this is mind we reviewed our Appleby-based client, H. Pigney & Son’s WordPress website traffic in Google Analytics to see how it’s performance has changed over the past 9 months.
Of late we’ve worked on a number of websites that have required managing imports of 100’s if not 1000’s of products to WordPress sites. It’s been an interesting learning curve for us both and means we’ve got another feather in our caps when it comes to helping clients with their business needs.
With a selection of very specialist demolition products Brokk UK rely on attending exhibitions to showcase their product range and engaging with their potential customer base. Attendance at these events is crucial to the success of this sales strategy. Previously Brokk UK relied on more traditional ways of letting people know in advance about their […]
…or that’s what Bryn seems to want to do this fine Monday morning. Well it’s officially our first day back after a great break in Crete and as much as we’d love to sit basking in the sun there’s work to be done.
Happy Star Wars Day from all at Freshspace HQ! Only 225 days and counting until Star Wars – The Last Jedi. At Freshspace we have a lifelong Star Wars fan and a recent Star Wars convert so The Last Jedi is eagerly awaited. May the 4th be with you….
The new e-commerce site we built for Foxfield Garden Centre was the product of a random phone call and an unexpected meeting last December. We were enthusiastic about business owner Alan Benson’s plan to move into the online market with his wide range of specialist plants. It was his vision to not only sell across […]
“Mummy, can I say hello?” Uttered by a persistent three year old almost a year ago as I was talking to a new client about the intricacies of WordPress. I jumped out of my seat so that the phone was out of reach and flapped my hand around in a manner I hoped he’d understand […]
“Choosing someone to design a website can be a daunting process especially as we had received convincing briefs from a number of web designers. We chose Darren and Eilidh as they understood exactly what we were looking for and got behind the brief straight away. They designed an e-commerce website for us and we are delighted with the result, not only from the point of view as to how the site looks but how easy it is for us to edit the content and process orders. Freshspace provides an extremely professional service with fast and efficient response times and excellent back-up support. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Helen Herbert, Business Development Manager
Happy International Women’s Day from Freshspace! Our Spotify soundtrack for the afternoon is ‘Women of Rock’…Barracuda anyone?!
Yes, very Lazy Bryn!
Just passing The Factory Tap, Kendal on a walk with Bryn.
Even prior to having a website, Brew Brothers had a broad social media following across Twitter and Facebook. Nevertheless, aware that they wanted to keep evolving as a business to support their customer base they wanted to be sure that they were truly making the most of their online process. We considered their approach to […]
Pondering what is to be done in the week ahead. It’s a dogs life #mondaymotivation
We’re embracing our Scottish routes again at Freshspace with Burns’ Night celebrations and an obligatory dram planned for later. Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. Robert Burns
A refreshing drink after a hard days work at Freshspace HQ. Blue Moon for EIlidh and a Timothy Taylor Landlord for Darren.
Apparently January is by definition The funk that you enter when the holiday season is over. It starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st.
Happy New Year from us. A New Years walk to Kendal Castle
Actually that would be 3,205 products but it didn’t have the same ring to it… This week we were pleased to launch a new WooCommerce e-commerce site for CP Catering Equipment Ltd, a long established Kendal business who supply a fair reaching number of clients including The Castle Green Hotel and Hawkshead Brewery. The new […]
This is the kind of winter weather we’re all enjoying this year. What a difference a year makes #stormdesmond