Creative Steam are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in the centre of London. With the company eagerly expanding, we now have 4 offices across the South of England and Wales!
Our new London address is:
222 Regent Street
Tel: 020 7297 2088
This week, Stephens Plastics Ltd have launched their new trading site AquaLiners Direct.
Offering high quality Pond Liners and Rubber Roofing materials at unbeatable prices within their niche market, we had to create an ecommerce website catering for both markets which would stand out in their competitive industry.
With 2 separate entities under 1 domain, we have created an ecommerce site like never before. With easy navigation, there are quick points that are evident to the audience what section of the website they are in. Keeping both Pond and Roof materials separate, visitors can easily establish the products that are needed for their project.
With additional information such as guides, videos and comparison information between materials, AquaLiners Direct are specialists in creating an ideal solution for your domestic project – transparent through the functionality and products in their website.
Within this build, AquaLiners Direct required a further feature – a Pond Calculator. Offering bespoke pond liner requirements, they can offer the exact lining based upon your pond size and figures entered.
Check out the site for yourself at: aqualinersdirect.co.uk
Today we’ve introduced a brand new domain to the web… It’s time for Brits Home Chic!
Taking on a pin board approach, Brits Home Chic hold a great range of handmade gifts and crafts from selected artisan designers and artists in the UK. Being based in Britain, these unique hand crafted items are all designed and made within the UK – Pure British products to buy online.
With clear and simple navigation, customers can navigate their way around the website with ease. And with each product having a share feature, you can immediately share these stunning pieces amongst your followers on Twitter or Facebook friends.
Whether you’re looking for porcelain homeware or handmade glass products, with all goods being set in clear categories, you can instantly find gifts and household items which appeal to you. We’ve created the website using a responsive theme – meaning that whatever your screen size, the website will render to your requirements without any browser issues. Try it now at BritsHomeChic!
Yesterday we saw the launch of the new re-design for Porthleven Holiday Cottages.
Taking the original website, we’ve expanded on the use of photography to promote the cottages and properties in the heart of Porthleven itself.
We initiated the colour theme of blues and greys – taken from the existing website and also keeping in line with the seaside theme. From our point of view, this gives the refreshing and inviting atmosphere that any business close to the coast needs to attract tourists.
When creating the design, we’ve also thought about the target audience in mind. We’ve created easy navigation around the site and informational pages on local attractions which is important for visitors and tourists to the Porthleven area. This is a major part of the USP of this website; it has a great range of essential information regarding shops, services, restaurants, galleries alongside the properties – all under one roof. The “Properties” page has been well thought through as we’ve placed attributes for easy filtering for the holiday cottages – for easy selection on the cottages and properties most suiting your needs.
Greeted with a large banner image, users can easily be inspired by the views and perception achieved through the layout and photographic images placed within the website. We’ve built this great website using a responsive web design theme – meaning however small your screen resolution is, the website renders to your requirements. Try it!
Many of you may have been pondering about the end of the Mayan calendar today, but as we’ve guessed it numerous of times, the world hasn’t ended. Here at Creative Steam we’re still very much alive and at a great time to witness the end of the YEAR for us!
It’s finally arrived, the last working day of the year for Creative Steam! And as the end of 2012 is fast approaching, we’re reflecting back over the memorable 12 months – and what a memorable 12 months it has been! Over the past year we’ve gained many new wonderful clients and taken on many, many projects.
What will 2013 bring? (aside from a few empty Quality Street tins and us returning with a few extra pounds!) We’ve already lined up great projects for the beginning part of 2013, but keep checking our blog to find out who these great clients will be.
We’re already looking forward to working with all of our existing and potential new clients in 2013. See you on the other side – we’re returning on January 2nd, but in the meantime have a great break, remember the cookies for Santa….oh, and the carrot for Rudolph!
Today we’ve launched a new website for our clients, The Tide House.
With full screen images, this fresh approach to the website is in line with current reflections of the web design market. Visitors are immediately presented with large professional images of the extravagant interior and luxury within The Tide House – something that tourists are instantly drawn to. This is then combined with a small content box situated on each page – also giving the option to remove if required.
With static left hand navigation, visitors can direct their way through the website with simplicity – giving the efficiency and effectiveness that any website needs to offer compelling uniqueness.
The neutral colour scheme prominent throughout the site gives the artifice of the seaside atmosphere and interior within when visitors arrive at The Tide House. Reflecting calmness and subtlety – a perfect base for any hospitality business.
The photographic images that we were supplied with are definitely are something that stands out for The Tide House amongst other hotels in St Ives, Cornwall.
We’re really proud of the design and build of this site, check out The Tide House to see what you think.
We are pleased to announce that Livery Dole’s ecommerce shop is now live.
Taking on a similar approach to their existing website, consumers can now purchase Mitsubishi car parts and accessories online from Livery Dole. Integrated into their Mitsubishi website, this simple, but fundamental build is something that we hope can match existing heights for Livery Dole themselves.
Finding essential car parts and accessories for the Mitsubishi L200 can sometimes be hard; With Livery Dole being known for their trusted knowledge and being specialists within the Mitsubishi cars, they wish to expand their services to all customers.
We set out for something that harmonised Livery Dole’s requirements and with this effective store, shoppers can browse for their wished items at ease. With simple navigation, log-in facilities and availability options, all Mitsubishi car accessories are now under the same roof at Livery Dole.
The ecommerce shop can be found under “Parts & Accessories” within their existing site, be sure to check out the exceptional build here at Livery Dole Ecommerce Shop.
Yesterday we saw the launch of our clients website, Mawdsleys BER Ltd.
Taking on a new and updated approach from the old site, we have updated and combined the best of features to produce a more corporative site for Mawdsleys BER.
In the design we incorporated large scrolling images on the homepage so that visitors are immediately greeted with services that are on offer at Mawdsleys. We incorporated an interactive wheel menu on their pages, which offers an alternative and interesting way to navigate around that particular section of the site.
The dark colour palette and theme throughout the site is in conjunction with the Mawdsleys BER sister site, Pumps Services and Repairs – Mawdsleys Pump Services. This also allows features of the website to have more prominence than others where it really matters.
The navigation and overall layout of the site is very clean. With each category and subject matter incased within its own box, this allows visitors to firmly establish different topics and sectors mentioned throughout the site.
What we think of the website….
“A great design and build, the corporate theme instantly puts Mawdsleys at the high end of their industry. As you move around the site the interactivity is something that immediately stands out and propels interest”
Be sure to check out the new Mawdsleys BER website here.
This week, we have welcomed an inspirational website to our portfolio of client work.
Taylors of Grampound is a privately owned company which was established in 2003. The company provides trustworthy, reliable and confidential support through support workers to Adults and the Elderly who, due to illness, frailty or injury are more fragile than most.
The aim of the website was to provide a warm and exhilarating theme to shine eminence of the inspiring work of Taylors at first point of contact. The header immediately reflects this – presenting the visitors with a happy and flowing environment; before being whisked away into the trusting content displayed on the webpages. The layout of the website is simple, yet informative and this is supported by the warm colour theme chosen to represent Taylors.
Throughout the process of designing and building the site, we really focused on the target audience. From young carers to elderly accountabilities, we feel that with our approach, they are guaranteed to capture the atmosphere and committed services that Taylors provide to anyone needing that extra bit of help.
Be sure to check the devoted services that Taylors and Grampound provide at http://www.taylorsofgrampound.co.uk/.
This week we’ve welcomed another website “Subsea Controls” to the internet!
Subsea Controls (established in 2005) have core expertise in the offshore Oil & Gas sector. The company is experienced in all elements of subsea production systems, whilst providing Project and Systems Engineering for offshore energy systems.
Having a simple layout and structure, the idea of the website is to simply give a portfolio of the past and present projects carried out by Subsea Controls themselves. We proposed to keep the site as basic, yet informative as possible and this is something that is evident through non-cluttered webpages – Enhancing user experience, something that is quite fashionable amongst newly created websites at present.
Having spacious webpages, the approach allows visitors to get the vital information without sailing through unneeded content to get to key facts. Subseas wanted to combine this with an exceptional design to make this website truly stand out amongst other entrants. With a footer creation that imitates the sea to parallelogram images, this website certainly yields its uniqueness.
The colour scheme throughout the site perfectly grasps the sector in which Subsea have evolved within, and hope to remain amongst the leaders of Offshore expertise in the South West.
Visit Subsea Controls today, to see what you think!