Clare Associates - Projects

Here you’ll find details of projects that Clare Associates has been working on.

We re-launched our own website in early 2013, and have only included a few of the projects that we have worked on since the company was set up in 2002. We hope this is enough to give you a flavour of our experience. If you’d like to know more about any of our work, please drop us a line – we’re happy to talk about it!

Ski Stuff – Ski Clothing hire website launched December 2008.

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Ski Stuff, a brand new ski clothes hire company based in Modbury in South Devon is an online business – people, particularly families and school groups, who are going on skiing holidays can hire ski clothes and boots – allowing a considerable saving over buying skiing outfits for growing kids. ski-stuff

As a new business very dependent on internet enquiries, it was critical that the website should be easy to manage and search engine friendly.

We built a custom website with a password protected administration system designed specifically for Ski Stuff, and provided a personal training session focussing on both how to use the site management tools, and on search engine friendly copywriting.  It took a little while to take off, but with hard work and persistence now performs very strongly.

New Website for Air Southwest May 2008

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We designed a new website with a custom-built content management system aswfor the South Wests’s regional airline, www.airsouthwest.com and worked with the booking system providers, Air Kiosk, to apply the new brand throughout the airline’s booking pages.  We worked with the airline’s branding agency to ensure that the online brand was consistent with offline materials, while still conforming to web standards and offering the best search engine performance. .

We also created a system to allow users to quickly, easily and securely buy additional baggage vouchers online, and print them off.

 

Launceston Area Parish Wildlife Group – wildlife sightings recording and management system launched 2008

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The Launceston Area Parish Wildlife Group website is a lottery-funded project created using thepeacockcontent management system Drupal.   The Group had been collecting paper records and assembling an Access database of wildlife sightings, and had been given funding to transform this data collection work into an online collection and reporting system.

By using Drupal, we were able to give volunteers within the group considerable ability to produce custom reports and enter and manage data, without custom-building everything (which would have been prohibitively expensive).  We chose Drupal for this project, because it offers a powerful solution to data processing and also has an excellent built-in system of user management, with multiple tiers to allow different levels of access to different groups.

We also used Drupal to create a multi-user gallery system for photos of local wildlife.

New Website for Lower Hearson Holiday Cottages : August 2003

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Lower Hearson holiday cottages in North Devon needed a website to be created for them.Lower Hearson Holiday Cottages

They were looking for a website designer that would understand their business model, and be prepared to give them the support they needed in the long term.  The owners of the holiday cottages did not want to become internet experts : instead, they wanted to be able to call on people who would advise them appopriately.

We helped them get suitable photography, and guided them towards creating content that would attract searchers to their website.  Although Lower Hearson Farm is not far from the coast, it’s a farm/rural location rather than a seaside one, and the site owners wanted to make the best of this peaceful setting.

We built a custom-built website which included a simple content management system to allow them to update and change pages.  We provided a personal, hands-on training session (with take-away quick reference sheet) to help them use this.