One Million Hours

One Million Hours

Over the last 5 years Tess has not only produced, managed and updated a series of beautiful websites for me ( 5 and counting) she has only shown immense patience and understanding! She has a unique ability to take a vague series of idea, all fired off at the last minute and then transform them, speedily, professionally and with immense good humour into a fabulous finished product. Not only do the websites look great they are robust technically and everything always works ! Give her try – you wont be disappointed.

Amanda Carpenter

One Million Hours

WordPress

One Million Hours

A group of organisations within the legal industry have come together to create the One Million Hours pledge. The aim is to raise intellectual capital, pledging time to support projects with the common purpose of helping adapt to the planet, arrest climate change and reduce biodiversity loss.

The team had strong brand colours to follow which worked well on print but needed a lot of thought to make them work on the web. My approach was to balance the vibrant green with softer greens to create balance.

This site is packed with great features like animated text, I like to use this when I need to get a longer strap line across in a punchier way. I also introduced some animated circles which highlighted the organisation’s goals.

One Million Hours has two clear actions, 1) pledging hours and 2) Submitting project recommendations. To keep the users focused on the same page I’ve used a content toggle so the user can select which form they want to use.

This is early days for the organisation and we will be developing the site over time.

This site features:

  • Animated Text
  • Wow card carousel
  • Animated circle
  • Logo grid
  • Stylish dividers
  • Content toggle
  • Contact form x2

Over the last 5 years Tess has not only produced, managed and updated a series of beautiful websites for me ( 5 and counting) she has only shown immense patience and understanding! She has a unique ability to take a vague series of idea, all fired off at the last minute and then transform them, speedily, professionally and with immense good humour into a fabulous finished product. Not only do the websites look great they are robust technically and everything always works ! Give her try – you wont be disappointed.

Amanda Carpenter

One Million Hours

Testimonials

What my clients think...

Victoria Pickford
Victoria Pickford
15 March 2024
Tess is simply wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough. She is kind, patient and very talented. I struggled with sharing my vision for the site and where we’ve landed is better than I could have imagined. It’s stylish, simple and yet has the quirks that you want to show off professionalism and a high class brand. She stuck to budget too which is no mean feat and something I’m very grateful for. If you use her to build your website, you won’t be disappointed.
Liz Davis
Liz Davis
12 March 2024
Tess has just done the most amazing job on my new website. It was such a painless process and the whole project was turned around very quickly! She is very pleasant to deal with and is also great at trouble-shooting and resolving any technical problems. My site now not only looks amazing, but the feedback I have received so far is its very easy to use and navigate – people want to be able to find the info they’re looking for quickly and easily – which they now can. Tess is also amazing at making sure you get your marketing message across effectively using text and graphics, and has a superb eye for design.
rosie wright
rosie wright
12 December 2023
Tess is great with her work. She gets straight to it and exceeds expectations and is always happy to help explain and guide me through her work.
Jo Penny
Jo Penny
12 December 2023
So pleased with the end result and the whole journey to produce a fantastic looking website. Tess makes the experience personalised and respects that not everyone has technology background knowledge. After service is great too so you never feel on your own to deal with any issues or questions. Highly recommended!
Poornima Janakiraman
Poornima Janakiraman
27 November 2023
Last year I decided to get my website redesigned and was looking for a web designer / developer. I finally found Tess and after our initial meet & greet, I was sold!! Tess is extremely reliable, creative and very professional. She made sure I got what I wanted for the website and most importantly she listened to what I was looking for. We went through couple of iterations and she came out with the best colors and designs. The end result was absolutely stunning! Thanks again Tess for all your help!! 😊
Julia Alderman
Julia Alderman
21 November 2023
I adore my website made my Tess. She has a wonderful eye for colour and design, is super efficient and professional. I highly recommend her services and she is brilliant to work with.
Sabine Werner
Sabine Werner
21 November 2023
Loved to work with Tess. She did an amazing job setting up my shopify website and helping me to navigate through it independently. Tess is very knowledgeable, reliable and a pleasure to work with.
Imogen Kunzer
Imogen Kunzer
20 November 2023
Amazing service and knowledge and love our website! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and time spent getting our website across the line. Really appreciate it and so pleased with the final product!
Helga Soket
Helga Soket
18 November 2023
Big thanks to Tess for the fantastic job she did! I'm absolutely in love with my new website and couldn't be prouder. If you're after a well-made, gorgeous, and clean-looking website for your small business, look no further. Tess is your person! She's great at communicating with super positive vibes, has a fantastic eye for design, and is skilled at troubleshooting. Teaming up with her web developer husband, they can handle anything related to websites. Thanks again!
Jemma Banks
Jemma Banks
18 November 2023
Tess created a fantastic site for our school PTA. It is really aesthetically pleasing and very user friendly. Super service all round!

Shutter Smith

Shutter Smith

Shutter Smith

Design | Host | Logo Design

Shutter Smith is a Brighton & Hove based shutter business that provides stylish bespoke fitted shutters you will be proud of. We are here to help you create an outstanding high-quality shutter solution for your home – one that is tailored to your precise needs and budget.

Mike is an experienced builder who had an existing site, Shutter Smith is a sister company so he wanted to create a look that sat with his Build Smith brand. I created the logo & build the site in WordPress using Elegant themes.

This site features:

  • Wow card carousel
  • Logo grid
  • Stylish dividers
  • Timeline
  • Contact form

 

 

 

Coming soon

Mike

Shutter Smith

Legal Charter 1.5

Legal Charter 1.5

Legal Charter 1.5

Design | Host | Logo Design

Legal Charter 1.5 is a high ambition initiative – that has been developed collaboratively – by a group of large commercial/corporate law firms, to shift thinking, and drive transformational change to mitigate the climate crisis.

This is phase one of our project with the full version of the site to go live in Autumn 2o23.

We were looking for a fresh look for the site & logo, with some nice bold colours to give the site some energy.

This site features:

  • Wow card carousel
  • Logo grid
  • Stylish dividers
  • Contact form

 

“Working with Tess is a delight. She not only got our ideas and concept straight away, she was able to translate it into a beautiful, practical and totally user friendly website. She combines professionalism with good humour and patience and as such the whole process was easy, stress free and enjoyable.”
Amanda Carpenter

CEO, Legal Charter 1.5

A Dash of Adventure

A Dash of Adventure

A Dash of Adventure

Design, Build & Host

In 2022 Tori decided to make her passion for travel, kitchen and home something more and Created the blogging site A Dash of Adventure. Having previously created a WordPress site for her Kitchen blogs following our meeting we agreed that it makes sense to pull all of her projects into one.

Tori is comfortable with the backend of WordPress and as she would be creating all the blogs it made sense for her to focus on them and for myself to create the Homepage, About Me and the landing pages for the blogs (the ones you see via the menu). 

The site had lots of design features that add a bit of sparkle like titles that include multiple fonts so that they really stand out and blog elements that allow you to lay out all your blogs in an interesting way.

COMING SOON

Tori

A Dash of Adventure

Dominic Fisher Poetry

Dominic Fisher Poetry

Dominic Fisher Poetry

Design, Build & Host

Dominic was looking to update his website, he wanted a site that was:

  • Easy to navigate
  • Looked modern
  • Able to retail his books
  • Advertise Event
  • Easy to add blogs

After talking through the various e-commerce solutions, it was clear that Dominic didn’t require a platform like Shopify or WooCommerce, a simple PayPal button would do the job nicely.

The site is built in WordPress using my favourite Divi Theme builder, the blogs are easy to access and update.

Inspiration for the design is taken from Dominic’s most recent book launch.

“Tess made me a lovely website, Dominic Fisher Poetry, which is attractive, clean and clear, and easy to access and use. The help and after-care have been brilliant (I’m not a native user) and the whole operation, though painstaking, wasn’t lengthy and was reasonably priced. I’m confident it will help no end with selling the books, so definitely recommended.”

Dominic Fisher