Client Sites

Site Owl Client Site: Holmbyre Cattery

Site Owl - Holmbyre Cattery website
Site Owl - Holmbyre Cattery website

Owner Billy has owned Holmbyre Boarding Cattery for the past five years constantly improving the business and increasing the number of chalets available for cats. He's recently introduced small animal boarding to the list of services offered too and has a lot of plans for the future too.

But it was time for a change and an updated look. Billy first had a designer pull together a new logo. We then had a chat about a new website as the existing one was difficult to update and Billy had to get somebody to do that on his behalf each and every time. After we agreed what the content would be, we knew we would need some images of the cats. So it was great to be able to combine my photography together with building a website and I spent an entire morning trying to capture all of the cats on camera.

Site Owl: Holmbyre Cattery website

All of this has resulted in a very visual website putting cats at the very heart of the business which is where they should be. The new website creates a warm and welcoming feel to existing and potential new customers. Plus, by using images of cats that have actually used Holmbyre's services adds a level of professionalism and sets them apart from the competition.

Site Owl - Holmbyre Cattery website

Just recently I've also been able to help Billy with sourcing some online booking software enabling people to book their cat in themselves. It's all been integrated into the website too and immediately notifies the cattery of new bookings.

Site Owl Client Site: Caroline Holmes Florist

Site Owl - Caroline Holmes website

Caroline got in touch at a time she was re-evaluating her entire business. She was also relocating and closing her lovely shop in Kilbarchan, Scotland. Her old website had layers and layers of content, sometimes overlapping and repeating what had already been said. So the main objective with creating a brand new website was to completely overhaul the existing content and simplify what Caroline was offering.

Site Owl: Caroline Holmes Website

As we worked on new text and a site structure, it became apparent that most of the images that Caroline had of her work had been taken using a mobile phone. Although that's not always a bad thing, they were very inconsistent in quality. Having very good images of Caroline's work was a top priority as that's what potential customers would see first and ensure they got in touch. Fortunately, a lot of photographers were willing to supply professionally taken images of Caroline's flowers and it's those images that you'll see on the new website.

Site Owl: Caroline Holmes website

Strong imagery is the main thing you might notice when looking at Caroline's website. This is to create a strong first impression to potential customers, something that has the wow factor and sets Caroline apart from her competitors.

Site Owl: Caroline Holmes website

I also introduced the idea of creating some emotive wording to work alongside the imagery used. I wanted people to visit the website and be completely immersed in the beauty of the flowers and of the occasions for which they were created for. The home page introduces small captions such as 'Ever since I met you', 'In Your Arms', 'The Beginning of Forever' and 'You and Me Always'.