Category Archives: Web Design


The Conservative Friends of Africa / Scotland required a website for their new organisation. The site is designed using a WordPress theme which I customised by changing colours and layout.

WordPress allows clients to update Posts and Pages themselves, giving freedom to expand their own content. There is also an Instagram feed plugin giving recent posts from that social media platform.


The site was designed to pass most WCAG 2.1 AA standards. I especially paid attention to the colour and boldness of any text on colour backgrounds(blue or red), making sure it was highly visible to people with low vision or colour blindness.

Please visit the CFOAS website (external link).

Full length screenshot of CFOAS website with blue and red coloured theme and main picture of a closeup of a tree and leaves. Instagram feed with 8 recent post previews also shown on the page.

Glasgow plumbing and heating

Full screen view of T Cosgrove plumbing and heating website. Logo and navigation at the top with a prominent main image of fingers adjusting settings of a boiler.

A new website was created for T Cosgrove Plumbing and Heating based in Clarkston Glagow.

They offer a varied and comprehensive service and installation of all gas appliances and a plumbing service to cover most plumbing emergencies.

The website has a smartphone friendly design which is modern and accessible. My initial design had the headings with too light a colour which failed at WCAG 2.1 AA level, but this was fixed by darkening the font and now passes the WCAG 2.1 AA criteria.

Please visit Tony’s website(external website) if you are in the Greater Glasgow area and require any plumbing or heating services.

Stellify Developments Ltd

A new website was recently launched for Stellify Developments Ltd. The website uses WordPress, allowing my client to update their own website when needed.

Stellify Developments Ltd are a Scottish family based Civil Engineering and Building works company based in Glasgow.

The site is designed in a way to be accessible for people with visual and cognitive disabilties.

Please visit Stellify’s website (external site)

JOM Charity Accessibility

A website Accessibility Audit was carried out for JOM Charity. There were several areas which had to be improved to reach WCAG 2.1. AA standards, whch included:

  • Main navigation bar colour was darkened, as it had a colour contrast fail, making it difficult to see for some users.
  • Colour contrast issues with text colour too light on a white background.
  • Alt descriptions were missing on several images where a description was necessary.
  • A “Skip to Content” link was added, for keyboard only users. This allows them to avoid the navigation links, and go straight to the content.

An Accessibility Statement was added to the website to highlight the faults and improvements made to the accessibility of the site.

Visit JOM Charity (external link) website to view the full Accessibility Statement.


I have recently carried out an audit to analyse the acccessibility of my website.

The findings and fixes using the WAVE Tool installed on my Firefox Browser and manual checks were the following.

⦁ Colour contrast issues with text on coloured background. Now fixed.
⦁ Alt descriptions missing on a few images. Now fixed.
⦁ Tab focus state not highlighted. Now added.
⦁ “Skip to Main Content” link added.
⦁ “One Click Accessibility” plugin activated providing more options to navigate the website.

I aim to keep improving the design and content updates of the website to WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
If you have experienced an accessibility problem when visiting this website then let me know?
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Carloway Community

CCA (Carloway Community Association) on the Isle of Lewis aim to promote the well-being of the community largely through the management and development of a community owned and community led facility, to promote social, environmental, cultural, heritage, commercial, and sporting activities.

CCA needed a bright and functional website for members and residents of the area.

This WordPress based website gives Members the ability to login and post news and photos if needed.

Technology Used

WordPress, Adobe Photoshop


Click here to view the site.

Cert2Pass Driving Lessons Glasgow

Cert2Pass is a West End of Glasgow based driving school which required a new web design to update their old unresponsive site which also contained outdated Flash videos.

The design features a close-up view of this driving school’s rooftop advertising which required some Photoshop editing to look good on the site.

I also featured client comments gathered from Facebook on several pages to highlight this West End of Glasgow business successes.

Cert 2 Pass car with company sign

Technology Used

Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver

Click here to visit the website.

West Highland Wags

West Highland Wags offer a professional, trustworthy and reliable dog care service.

Based in Milngavie and covering Milngavie, Bearsden, Westerton and Strathblane.

A responsive designed website with photo slider to feature some nice pictures of my clients dogs.

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop were used to create the website.

MindBreath Coaching

MindBreath Coaching Milngavie

Glasgow based Mindfulness and Holistic coach specialising in meditation and dynamic breathing exercises.

Professional and responsive designed website with options to expand and enhance in the future.

Technology Used

Google Sites and Adobe Photoshop were utilised to create the website and new logo.

Visit Site – Click Here

Station Barbers Bearsden

A Bearsden based business who are passionate about barbering and offer a wide range of men’s grooming products.

Station Barbers Bearsden

A simple but professional website featuring an online booking page.

Technology Used

Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop were used to create this responsive website.

Visit site – Click Here