Austen Associates are a firm of landscape architects based in Wicklow Town. They had an existing WordPress website which was updated regularly with new design projects. However it was not responsive and the options available for displaying completed projects was limited. Tim Austen was very experienced with WordPress so the new website also uses this content management system.
This new responsive website for Austen Associates was designed and built using WordPress. It is primarily a portfolio website which showcases the high quality landscaping schemes and design work which the practice is known for. It uses some wonderful photos of completed landscaping schemes to illustrate this work.
The practice is a busy one so it was important that the old website remained online through out the entire build. This existing website was removed only when the new one was fully completed.
“I was pleased to work closely with Sinéad of Ridge Design on the creation of two crisp modern websites for my busy garden design and landscape architecture practices. These were originally built and published in 2009 but were in need of a complete overhaul. One website is aimed at the corporate market while the other concentrates on the domestic market and the designs needed to reflect this. The colours Sinéad used, the images she picked, the proportions and layouts of the pages, all of these items came together to produce two websites with their own identities.
All of the design and build work was completed offline which meant that I was never without that essential component of modern business, a website. The design and build took place in a timely fashion and I was given plenty of access to the development website so that I could ask for any amendments before it was published. The training Sinéad provided once the websites were published was very useful and gave me the tools I need to keep the websites updated myself. Her after sales service was very good and any questions I had were dealt with quickly and efficintly. As a designer I know that the best results are achieved when you have a good working relationship with your client and I felt that Sinéad really listened to what I had to say and we worked well together.
I am very happy with both finished websites and was really impressed by Sinéad’s level of service and professionalism throughout the entire website design and build process. For these reasons alone I would have no hesitation in recommending Sinéad and the website design services she provides at Ridge Design.”
Tim Austen, Austen Associates
Design and build website.
Creative Business, Garden Design, Website Design