We always get quite excited when we work on a project involving wonderful photography or artwork and that was definitely the case for our latest website launch.
While we always say that great images make our job a lot easier, it is not entirely true. When we are working with artists it is so important that the art stands out, rather than the website, that we work very hard to make sure that all the important parts of a website are easily accessible while allowing the art to speak for itself.
We think this works really well on the responsive website we have just launched for artist I.D. Campbell. Iain is a Glasgow-based portrait painter and is an Affiliate Artist of the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts.
His work is very powerful and emotive and we hope that the website captures this and ensures that the power of the images is not compromised.
Why not take a look at Iain's work and see what you think?
Much of the south of Glasgow woke up after the holiday weekend to no water - and I don't just mean it wasn't raining for once.
Fortunately at fuzzylime we have been hard at work (along with Sam at Forbes Creative) in the world of wine, not water (although if you need a hand with your website Scottish Water we are available).
Obviously we are not advocating wine for breakfast - even if there is no water to make your morning cuppa. Drink responsibly and all that.
The website we have been working on celebrates unique wines from South America, particularly Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Owner Carla set up the business to import wines from her homeland, Uruguay, in 2006 and over the past couple of years she has expanded to include Argentina and Chile. This required a new name - Vinos Latinos - and lovely bright branding from Forbes Creative.
We built the website around the branding so it is really bright and cheerful and welcoming while still being clean and uncluttered.
If you are fed up with predictable wine lists filled with pinot grigio and chardonnay then it's maybe time to recommend Vinos Latinos to your eating place of choice! The website showcases all the different wines and estates that Vinos Latinos can supply to make for a more adventurous wine list.
Why not have a look and see if there is anything that takes your fancy - who doesn't need to be tempted by the bright sunshine of South America on a cold September day.
One of our favourite things here at fuzzylime is the fact that no two projects are the same. But, every so often, we get to do something that’s totally different.
This was one of those projects. We’ve previously built quite a few apps for clients – normally to integrate with websites that we’ve also put together for them.
This time, though, we were asked to do something new. We were put in touch with a team who were building furniture that moved – press a button, it would raise itself, another and it would lower.
The unit itself had a bit of bluetooth kit in it – and we were asked if we could make an app that would make the clever up-and-down stuff as easy as hitting a button on your phone.
We were happy to rise to the challenge, looking at the code that had been written for a demo app by the bluetooth unit’s makers to produce something that was more user-friendly and straightforward. Rewriting this also allowed us to make it work across iPhones and Android devices, sharing a lot of the behind-the-scenes code for these to keep things as streamlined as possible.
So, although you might not come across this app in your day-to-day life, bear in mind that it’s just one illustration of the type of thing we can do – you only need to ask!
Every now and then you meet someone who is determined to make a difference and not let tragedy define them.
Lyndon Hughes got in touch with us as she was aware of the work we had done with The Compassionate Friends. Lyndon's son, Gabriel, lost his life in an accident in Berlin in 2012. He was 18.
Lyndon hates the spotlight but was determined that Gabriel's legacy would help people. He had been accepted to join the Royal Marines and was looking forward to starting. Gabriel had lots of friends but was conscious never to leave anyone out or anyone behind. He had taught himself to play the guitar and absolutely loved spending time mastering his favourite pieces of music.
Gabriel's friends get together every year to celebrate his birthday and to remember him.
Gabriel's Friends is an extension of this. Gabriel’s Friends harnesses the healing power of music to help UK military personnel. They work principally with Royal Marines, but their support is open to all British veterans as well as serving men and women.
Together with excellent partners they run music workshops which enable military personnel to create music, regardless of their level. Their workshops aim to help those who are enduring illness or wounds to body, mind or spirit.
Their work is at an early stage and the website reflects this. It was designed so that it can grow with Gabriel's Friends as they take on more projects. The website also has a news and events section to keep supporters up-to-date with what is happening.
It's almost time for the schools to go back in Scotland - commiserations to all the teachers who have returned to work today - but we don't feel too sorry for you as most of us have been back at work for weeks and our holidays are but a distant happy memory.
One of the websites we have been working on is for Lift Engineering Solutions - an ambitious, safety-focused company with an impressive track record of delivering an extensive range of lift engineering services across Scotland.
The team at Lift Engineering Solutions were looking for a simple streamlined website that highlighted the services they offer and we were happy to oblige. The design uses large images to frame the information.