Little green blog

If you want to know what we’ve been up to at fuzzylime then this is the place to find out.

Help for rape survivors across Europe

Rape Crisis Network Europe websiteWe were delighted to be asked to update the web presence for Rape Crisis Network Europe – a network helping rape survivors across Europe get the help they need.

The website provides advice in several languages as well as offering visitors a directory of agencies who can help in each country in Europe.

The aim of the website is to signpost rape survivors to get help in whatever country they are in at the time and so the design had to be very clean and uncluttered making it easy for visitors to find the much-needed help as simply as possible.

We have worked with a number of local and national rape crisis services over the past few years so were delighted to be offered the opportunity to expand the service across Europe.

We are delighted to be working with such a good cause.

We hope you never have to use it but why not take a look to see what a great job Rape Crisis are doing?

Full house

East Cambusmoon site

Summer is rapidly approaching (or so we’ve been told) so it’s the perfect time to get hunting for that perfect holiday getaway.

And hopefully our new site can help!

We were approached by Deborah and Steve Macken, who asked us to revamp the site for their holiday cottages at East Cambusmoon, minutes from Loch Lomond.

It’s a stunning location and the cottages definitely do it justice, and they have great green credentials too.

We were able to use pictures of the cottages to great effect to create a really striking and inviting site. It provides lots of information about the cottages as well as linking through to online booking via a calendar.

Each cottage has its own page that contains detailed information along with a gallery of images and floor plans.

The site also integrates the couple’s blog and Twitter feed so it’ll always be kept up-to-date.

We reckon it’s a great place to spend a few days – why not take a look and see what you think?

How Google can help charities

Would you like up to $10,000 to spend on Google AdWords every month without spending a penny (or even a cent)?

Well if you are a charity/not-for-profit organisation then apply for a Google grant and you could benefit from free advertising subject to certain conditions.

Obviously, we don't have personal experience of this but have charity friends who have used it and who report that it is very straightforward so it's definitely worth taking a look and seeing if it works for your organisation.

You can find out more about it on the Google Ad Grants website. It tells you about eligibility, how to apply and what the conditions are.

As with everything, we recommend you read the terms carefully.

It seems to be a great offer for charities so definitely take a look and let us know how you get on.

Making work visible

#makingworkvisible site

It’s International Women’s Day. It’s 2017. And there are still so many reasons that awareness needs to be raised.

One of our clients is doing just that. We love working with the team at Engender so were delighted when they approached us with a proposal for a website to launch for International Women's Day.

The campaign – #makingworkvisible – highlights the work done by women across Scotland with particular focus on the invisible work such as caring that often goes unsupported and isn't acknowledged.

#makingworkvisible hopes to change that – giving a voice to all women.

You can browse the website to find out more about the work women do, keep up-to-date with their Twitter feed and fill out their survey to tell them about a typical day for you.

Please do comment or if you are using social media join in using the hashtag #makingworkvisible. It's important that all types of work are represented.

A jargon-free zone

Exsel Group websiteHappy new year – we hope 2017 brings all you wish for (particularly if it is a fabulous new website).

Speaking of which, we have just launched a website for Exsel Group. Exsel is an IT company with a difference – they aim to strip all the jargon from IT making it easy to understand.

It's a pledge we hold close to our hearts at fuzzylime – we have always strived to avoid geekspeak to help our clients. We often find that clients come to us from other developers who have bamboozled them with jargon and they end up with websites that don’t work for them because they didn’t understand (and were too embarrassed to ask) what they had signed up for.

Not only did we design and build the website for Exsel Group but we also did the copywriting. We often find that our clients are so involved with their particular sector that the associated vocabulary is second nature to them (as it should be) and they don’t realise it is a foreign language to lay people.

In this case we were able to interview the key people at Exsel and get them to tell us about the business in their own words before translating it into plain English to make it more widely understood.

The result is an easy-to-use and easy-to-understand website that is accessible to anyone – one you don’t need an IT degree to understand.

Don't believe us? Well have a look and see what you think.