View a selection from our recent website projects and read our Customer Testimonials. Our web-development projects are created bespoke to your needs - for the design and the functionality:
We were very excited to work on the Monteith's Brewery website, with the brief of re-imagining an existing website to improve useability, speed, search position in Google (SEO) and provide a CMS too. All of these areas were implemented and more, check out the site to see what they offer.
The Tui HQ team needed a hand with a refresh of their website, we were happy to oblige. Moving the site from Adobe Muse to a bespoke-build CMS system allows for quick updates to the website in the future, flexibility for design changes, new functionality and most importantly a better user experience.
The Changing Room is your first stop for official Tui and Monteith's branded clothing, novelty items, bar accessories and Kiwiana. The new Wordpress website is custom built using a responsive mobile-friendly template, WooCommerce online shop system and bespoke functionality. The ideal place to shop for Christmas presents and family gifts!
It was a pleasure to work on the refresh for the Schoc Chocolates website, bringing in bright, vibrant colour alongside minimal, clean design elements. A bespoke-engineered CMS system allows additional functionality too, with the new "make me chocolates" picker tool and customer voucher systems. Dive in and enjoy!
Stunning by photography supplied by Mike Heydon was the inspiration for this simplistic, clean design, showcasing the amazing location that is Tora. The WordPress-powered website allows for regular updates and benefits SEO.
A simple, single-page design for this Carterton-based health clinic. The Wairarapa Natural Health team offer a variety of skills and a wide range of treatments to their Wairarapa clients.
Working with food can itself be a design process, but Kevin Li, Lesley He and the team at Everest Bistro in Featherston have taken it to another level! Their "fusion food" embraces Asian styles alongside French patisserie, Spanish and Italian cooking and much more! Head along today to try their wares!
Ellison Cartage is a Wairarapa-based bulk transport business, operating out of Carterton. Now running for for 13 years, the growing business wanted to develop a strong, online presence and have invested in a website to showcase their services and fleet of trucks. Brand-driven, image rich and simple to navigate make for a good user experience.
Producing a website for an artist such as Lynne Iggulden sets a personal challenge; fashioning a design to compliment their artwork whilst not clashing or overpower their paintings is key. As such, the use of complimentary colour, negative detail and white-space allows the website to frame and present their works most effectively.
Kendal Mountaineering Services were an old client from our time spent designing websites in Cumbria, UK. They came to us to discuss an upgrade to their existing site to better their SEO and Google rank, then subsequently asked for a full website redesign. It was great working with them once-more and we're really proud of the resulting project!
PBS Windows Greytown went through a recent rebranding exercise (previously Fairview Langford). Wairarapa Web Design assisted in the updating of their website, online business listings and Google search presence to ensure the move to a new domain/website address was seamless.
Bill Hammond Transport are based in Carterton, offering a bulk cartage service to the lower and central-North Island. Working with the Bill Hammond team was a pleasure, supplying a strong web presence and cloud-based email hosting for everyone in the office - and out on the road.
A new client and quite a different service to express online compared to many of our prior projects; Laura Lee, Clinical Psychologist and UK Forensic Psychologist, wanted to showcase her skills and services in an minimal, attractive yet engaging manner. We got to work and are damn happy with the results!
The Tararua Services Directory is an online "gathering" of contact information for regional organisations. The website offers the Tararua region support in the form of structured listings for essential services that can really make a difference to those in need, at risk, isolated or in poor health. A great project for the local community.
We are proud to be part of Carterton's Balter Bar & Kitchen's roll out of this new Wairarapa business. Our aim was to produce a social media explosion, web presence and capabilities for ongoing marketing in the future. And damn it, that's what we've delivered. No web presence to Google search result topper in 1 day, it's a new record even for us!
With a beautiful design from the mighty Martinborough duo, "Dusty's and Lulu", we got stuck into the development project. Photo-driven content? Sure... Mobile optimised? Of course. Search optimised? Why wouldn't you! When this site went "live" it received a fantastic reception. We hope you love it too!
After meeting Tony & Michelle Hodgkiss during the installation of our own heatpump, we subsequently took on a project to design & build their online web-presence. With existing branding (logo & colour-scheme) we were able to nail the design first time. Content and images loaded, SEO constructed and Google readied, this great wee website went live!
This collaboration with Martinborough-based design agency Dusty's and Lulu was an awesome challenge. We believe in pushing our skill-set and learning something new and that's just what we did! Neighbour Hood Coffee's site is slick, clean and super-smooth! Bespoke CMS modules, JQuery solutions and mobile responsive page content. Nice!
Karen and Ian at Juno Olives knew exactly the look, feel and experience they wanted their clients to have when they shop on their new website. And the award-winning, Greytown-based olive grove received exactly that - a stunning site with a simple flow, search-friendly content and PayPal-based online purchasing.
Hayes and Associates is an expanding firearms business based in the Wairarapa region. Their old website was looking a little tired and needed sprucing up. A revised design, updated CMS, responsive layout and online purchasing brings the company's profile up to speed!
The Agri-Women's Development Trust and Design Hive Masterton approached us to discuss implementation of a new website design for their organisation. WWD in conjunction with Unity Web brought the website up-to-date with mobile responsive pages, Wordpress Content Management and custom coded integration with Capsule CRM.
Production of the Wakefield Auctions website upgrade was a swift and positive exercise. The old site became the new with minimal notice in the same week. Search optimisation, Facebook fed gallery items and custom plugin configuration allow this website to fulfill the client's needs and usability for the public.
Greytown based business PBS Windows wanted to upgrade their website and transfer to a new domain name. The site branding was amended to suit their new identity, the Wordpress website backed up and moved to new hosting and upgraded to SSL / HTTPS secure hosting during the process.
Lavender Abbey got in touch for an update to their old OpenCart website. A fresh, modern and responsive web design brought the site up to date and improved the user experience. Implementation in the latest version of the Shop CMS provides simplicity and flexibility for both the administrator and public. And last but not least, boosted Google SEO improves search results.
The team at Stonehenge Aotearoa in Carterton got in touch to see how Wairarapa Web Design could boost their existing website's search position in Google. We applied high-tech testing tools, keyword research and optimisation of page content, image sizes and error-correction to super-shift the site up into a better placement.
This project update was in collaboration with Design Hive in Masterton, aiming to maximise the online presence of the My Masterton website. Server updates and high tech testing tools were used to provide monitoring of the website and subsequently implement improvements new features.
Working in collaboration with Boulder Bay Design, we helped develop the online presence for Cobblestones Museum Greytown by forming a Search Optimisation plan to boost its Google search position. Keyword research, W3C compliance, social media promo and extended testing allowed us to improve the rank for the site, driving more traffic.
45 Wood Street is a luxury Greytown destination - so it needed the right look and feel for its branding. The logo and styling reflects the precise, sharp, clean lines of the house. And there's no shortage of style there. The 45 Wood Street website performed amazingly in Google search from the outset thanks to our in house SEO know-how!
The Totarol NZ website is the online brand for a product produced by Mende Biotech Ltd, a Carterton-based business. The aim for this site design was to present a clean, clear and simple presence for the business, search-engine friendly content, with a Content Management System for the business owner to make updates.
The Holmes Construction Group and Holmes Wellington websites were produced by Greytown designer, Elton Gregory. As a collaborative development, Wairarapa Web Design took these designs and implemented them into a CMS-driven, responsive website, optimised for smartphones and tablets.
Finding property management agents for Wairarapa home owners is an important task. Choosing the right managers can make the difference between your investment increasing in value or creating cost and hassle. The website for Orion had to get across the professionalism and experience that Tracey and Rob can offer. See what you think!
Following on from the Vet Services Wairarapa website, the team at Vet Services Hawkes Bay approached us to find out how their existing online presence could be improved. An extensive review was completed and development plan drawn up. The new website is functional, fast and effective for users and Google.
With Craig Ticehurst taking over the family business, he was keen refresh the online presence to suit. The new Ticehurst Construction website replaces the existing Steve Ticehurst Building Co website and features some new updates to functionality, look and feel, whilst transitioning the Google search value from the old website.
JoJo from Bibilicious Bibs was keen to simplify the flow of her website, improve Google search position and integrate the sales with sister-business, Mrs Baginz. The mobile-friendly, search optimised holding page for Bibilicious Bibs was created with a prominent call-to-action link leading to the Bibilicious Bibs and Mrs Baginz Etsy store.
Sometimes simple is best! Hayes and Associates have built a reputation providing the best quality rifles, shotguns, handguns and accessories for shooters throughout New Zealand. This basic holding page has been put together to maximise SEO value for the website's future.
Owen and Jennifer and STIHL SHOP Greytown approached us to discuss a new design and system for their existing business website. With a bespoke-build eCommerce system, CMS and search-optimisation, we have taken the website to a new level of performance.
Zappo is the Wairarapa's "local magician" and has been a full time children's entertainer for the last 17 years. The new Zappoland website needed to stand out, be bold and catch the attention of parents and children alike. Bright colours, clear navigation and good usability, combined with SEO, help this website to perform!
Trojan Riding had an existing web-presence that wasn't performing as well as it could. The design lacked consistency throughout, which can be very confusing for the user. A usability study & SEO review found areas that could be simplified, developed & focused to benefit performance. The new web-design is more likely to be found in a Google search & much friendlier for the user to use.
Living Botanicals run by Raewyn Wilson, a Registered Bach Flower Practitioner, offers an alternative approach to health and well-being. Originally created by Greytown-based web designer, Anne Taylor, this website provides a showcase for the business's offerings. Wairarapa Web Design have built on this foundation to improve online visibility in Google search and social media.
Taking on an existing website to improve its performance can be a challenging task; improving the foundation and implementation of the website's code, simplifying layout and reviewing wording whilst trying to increase visibility and keyword content - there's lots to manage. The Roof Rat website has had all of these improvements and more to make it perform in a more effective manner.
The team at Carroll's Joinery wanted a modern, minimal and sleek design for their business website and branding. We obliged by delivering a clean and simple look for their business, both online and - with the help of Gregory Studio, Greytown - on their vehicles and printed media.
Wairarapa-based Hammond Spreading approached the team at Wairarapa Web Design for a new website to showcase their business and services. This was also one of the first mobile websites we created!
Longbush Pork returned to Wairarapa Web Design for a second update to their website after a re-branding exercise and change of direction for the business. The fresh, new colour-scheme and logos provided a great basis for the revised design and "feel" of the website. Simple, clean and usable!
This new website, produced for a Wellington-based Masonic lodge, incorporates a number of new features in both the public and administration areas of the site. Vertically cascading galleries and embedded video add visual effect whilst dynamic homepage content allows for flexibility and faster page-loading.
The Tribe Church approached Wairarapa web design to discuss a refresh and modernisation of their existing website. Simplicity was key, with the website forming a background about the church and a means of getting in touch. Strong imagery provided a wonderful background to the pages and a perfect setting for the Masterton-based group.
Behind the buildings on high street is situated Carterton's best kept secret; our aim was to break down that secret and produce a website to promote the wonderful Regent 58 Brewery & Alehouse. The "boutique" brewery and alehouse produces traditional British-style ales and sells them from the small-but-perfectly-formed bar, manned by owners Gary and Brent.
This simple website has been set up to provide visibility of the NZ-based supplier of the GaffGun. The site was built from scratch, taking queues from the parent website and existing branding. Responsive pages ensure that the latest Google search requirements are fulfilled whilst making for the best user experience.
Their slogan "Objects of Beauty for Hire" says it all. This Wairarapa-based event hire company offer a great range of vintage items and props for your retro event. This fresh looking design by Jeremy, combined with custom-built Content Management System, JQuery and CSS3 interaction provides a minimalist whilst functional interface to enrich the customer experience.
Sibling site to Thrive Accommodation, Thrive Adventure is more focused on the outdoor activities and exploration of their Wairarapa-surroundings. Tramping, climbing, camping and much more are offered from this enthusiastic team to individuals and groups alike.
This basic website was set up to provide online visibility for a NZ-based supplier of Algaefree pool products. A new logo was designed, along with a fresh website layout to showcase the products. Mobile phone users see a responsive website suited to smaller touch-screen devices to maximise audience and Google search performance.
The Wairarapa Road Safety Council approached us to look at modernising their existing website to best represent their organisation. With a full-screen layout, mobile-responsive build and re-engineered CMS, the website provides all the necessary features to promote their presence online.
The development project for Vet Services Wairarapa was one of our largest projects to date. The requirement to rebrand an existing website, divert another and create a new main web-presence for optimum Google search positioning, fully-integrated social media facilities and a multi-site approach created a really exciting challenge.
The Auction House website required an upgrade to provide wannabe buyers an enriched browsing experience. Facebook integration of photo-albums means that all auctions can be displayed with full-size images with minimal effort. A single point for upload reduces the time and effort to populate content on the website.
This long-standing, well established website deserved a good refresh and modernisation. This Wairarapa coastal destination is prime real estate and a popular tourist destination - hence a professional website redesign would give it the appropriate professional look and feel.
The Wairarapa Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards, last held in 2012 in Carterton's Event Centre, returned to the Wairarapa in May 2014. The new website design needed to reflect the nature of the event, integrate with pre-existing media and develop the website's accessibility to ensure ease of use for potential entrants.
ESLTeachersResources.com was an interesting project to create an eCommerce store for digital educational materials. Overseas teachers of the English language can readily purchase & download the invaluable, tried-and-tested exercises, activities & games. With the number of resources continuing to expand, the customer also needed a management system to allow new products to be quickly & simply added.
The Wellington / Hutt based engineering company Steel ED approached Wairarapa Web Design to create a more professional website than their existing design which would suitably represent their professionalism, skill and project detail. Mobile optimised, responsive web-build in slick, brushed sheet metal.
Kieran Oliver Contracting is a locally owned earthworks and cartage business, specialising in excavation and build of equine arenas. The website is a modern, mobile-responsive build, with the design coming from their business colours and existing logo
The Wairarapa A&P Society team approached us to upgrade and revitalise their website under new branding for the show, grounds and society itself. The result is a fresh, clean and mobile-responsive site that showcases the Clareville resource beautifully.
This project was an update to a seven year old website for a local plumbing company in Masterton. New photography was incorporated along with a short video clip and revised content. Search Optimisation has also improved the position of the website in search results.
Following a recent re-brand of their fleet of van and utes, Carterton's Ranchmans Petfoods decided that their 10-year-old website should follow suit. The new PHP-driven website updates to the latest web-standards to incorporate smartphone and tablet compatibility, online enquiries and a full catalogue of products.
The Burton Trent Country Music website provides a showcase for the local Featherston musician's work. With an upcoming 2015 album, Burton was keen to "get online" and provide his listeners a means of previewing his tracks and buying online. The site utilises responsive design and the latest CSS3 development features.
As a Carterton local, the new CartertonNZ.com website seemed like an opportunity to give something back to a vibrant and friendly community. Capturing that vibrancy and energy was key in this regional project, which aimed to showcase our town and encourage people to stop and visit our shops, attractions & events.
This single page website provides an online presence for Wairarapa Olive Harvesting. Their mechanical olive harvesting equipment is unique in the region and offers a service to many local olive growers.
The WaiBike site is focused on making cycling more accessible and a practical transport method for commuters in the Wairarapa region. Working with the GWRC team in Masterton, we built a modern, customised mobile-responsive design, incorporating existing logo designs and colour-scheme. A bespoke CMS completes this "for-purpose" build.
Wairarapa-based electrical specialist Hoskins Energy Systems offer renewable, commercial, industrial and domestic installation services. The new website for this local business provides an online showcase for their services & past projects.
Desktop Office Equipment Cleaning offers a Wairarapa & Greater Wellington service for business users to ensure their computers, phones, printers and other equipment is kept in excellent condition. The website, although simple, is smart-phone responsive, hence offers the best user-experience to all users.
This kitchen design and manufacture business, based in Wairarapa, required an online presence. Using a simple, single page website and an effective slideshow-transition allows the different kitchen designs on offer to be shown via a time-delay cycle through a number of photos.
Coulson Family Homes focus on their unique creative ability to be able to think outside the box. This outlook accordingly inspired the new Coulson Family Homes website design and build. Mobile-optimised, responsive webpages are matched with custom-build functionality to provide a visually enticing experience.
Solway College is an all-girls school, based in Masterton NZ. The school has a positive reputation for academic results along with a great community. The website software has been extensively modified to suit the needs of the college team, resulting in a site that performs for both the public and administrator.
The Wairarapa Safer Community Trust wanted a simple means of keeping their local community informed about the latest happenings and events. The website we produced allowed them to show a series of different services that they offer and the facility to associate each service with relevant news articles.
The Children's Trust is a Carterton-based group, focused on tackling local violence, poverty and the suffering experienced by children in the local community. Their website was integral to promoting the cause and creating a professional-looking web-presence, suitable to refer potential sponsors & funder to for the project's background.
The Chocol'Art Festival is a fusion of unique culinary, fashion and art inspired events for chocolate lovers and connoisseurs. The event is a project initiated by The Rotary Club of Carterton, held at the Carterton Events Centre, with funds raised going towards supporting the disadvantaged in our communities.
Raymond Hicks Farm Contracting Ltd approached Wairarapa Web Design to upgrade their existing website to a new, more professional one, with improved online visibility. A Search-Optimised domain, page content and website-structure will help the business be found in online searches for local farm contractors.
This website was produced to support the Place Making project bid by a group of enthusiastic Carterton individuals to create a farmers market in the heart of our town. This mobile-responsive website provides a traditional look and feel whilst still bringing the latest in web technology.
The Cabbage Tree Vineyard is located on the Martinborough flats in the Wairarapa. With an aging website and a need for upgrades to online purchasing of their wonderful wines, they approached WWD for a refresh. A boosted presence in Google and a beautiful new layout make this website stand out from the crowd.
This high-tech events company, based in Wellington, needed a cutting-edge design and build for their new business. Wairarapa Web Design created the company's logo, a sleek, flowing wave of air over the blue eye, or lens. The rest of the website was then themed around this, with a minimal, mobile-responsive page layout.
Churchfields is a new women's shoe store opening in June 2014 in the Kuripuni shopping area, south of Masterton town centre. This simple but stylish website holding page is the first step in promotion of this new and exciting business in the Wairarapa. Watch this web-space!
The Geange Consulting website build was part of a collaborative effort, combining Gregory Studio's design focus with our development skills. A Content Management System allows the client control over their data, with a simple means of updating their content as and when required. Custom Project pages provide a smart view of prior work and a neat interface for both user & admin.
Warrandyte Cottage is an overseas holiday let property, based in the North of Wales, UK. Recently purchased to provide a weekend escape for the family and to rent out to visitors to the area, this accommodation is ideally located for holidays on the Welsh coast. The website provides a gallery of facilities available, plus upcoming regional events and local news.
Vintage European Furniture Ltd is a Gladstone-based business, specialising in beautiful furniture for your home. The furniture, imported from England, France & Hungary, originates from farmhouses, servants quarters, warehouses and schools. The simple-yet-effective layout is thanks to a collaboration between Wairarapa Web Design & graphic designer Tania White.
This quirky project provided a great, online point-of-contact to potential customers of the Deluxe Restrooms team. With a simple yet classy layout, a contact form and some basic Google Search Optimisation (SEO), people can find out about this event-focused service and get in touch easily for more information or to book a date.
Kiwi Colour car body repairs work in a competitive market. To gain an edge over other companies, Wairarapa Web Design search optimised their website and created a content-managed blog, integrated seamlessly with Facebook & Twitter. This provides a great way of channelling more searches to your website, hence improving sales!
Starting with a huge, legacy website with an aging design, Wairarapa Web Design took this Greytown business's site and redesigned it from scratch. The existing Content Management System still worked well, so that could remain, but the customer experience needed to be upgraded substantially. With a shiny new layout in brand-colours, Schoc's website is one of our favourite projects.
Carterton Osteopathy was a collaborative project with Gregory Design Studio, Greytown. The client knew exactly what she needed and that's what we delivered. The website offers an insight into her work, FAQs and methods of contact. Smartphone mobile-optimisation, search-engine-boosting features and Content Management make this a neat, modern project.
The goals for Wairarapa Equine's website were to help clients find the "new vet" online, provide a resource centre for horse-owners, promote news and be competitive online. Carefully implemented SEO as part of a strategically planned marketing campaign have placed the website No.1 for most relevant online searches.
Arrow FM are the Wairarapa's own Access Radio station, providing a means for minority groups to "do their thing" on air. We have greatly enjoyed working with the Masterton team on this extensive project, creating new, bespoke functionality for their Content Management System as we went, and will continue to evolve. What a truly rewarding and interesting project!
Although the Baby Avenue website was not produced by WWD, we have been working closely with the business owner to improve the performance of the website. Speeding page loading speeds up, making the website more prominent in Google search result pages (SERPs) and improving their network of inbound links to their website.
This 100% NZ owned business provides industry-compliant roof-edge protection for the construction industry. Their website and logo design needed to reflect their professional, quality products and service. Wairarapa Web Design continue to support the team and provide updates to the website on the customer's behalf.
Working closely with the Sew Carterton team and their existing website developer, Wairarapa Web Design have updated their website to boost online performance, usability and, ultimately, drive more sales and enquiries. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is so important if your website is to provide a Return On Investment.
Carterton-based Steve Ticehurst has worked as a builder in the Wairarapa for over 30 years. This well respected business needed a professional online presence, upgrading from a basic Gopher web-page. The new site will continue to develop, thanks to the website's Content Management System.
The Chilli Festival website is set up to promote the booming industry of chilli-based foods, events and retailers. Food reviews of international products, photography from event venues and news updates are all online. Soon to be updated with new functionality!
With a pressing deadline and an approaching September event, the new website for the Eventing Wairarapa team was produced to provide visibility online and promotion for their sponsors. The website aimed to get the maximum information across on a single page, simply but professionally.
Based upon an existing design, this website was "remastered" and optimised. The old site used heavy, oversized images that made viewing the website a slow experience. Hand-written html, compressed images and HTML5-compliant code mean that this website will now perform better in Google and the user has a smoother experience.
Belvedere Law are a Carterton/Wairarapa-based lawyer team specialising in family law, dispute resolution, property and estate law and civil litigation cases. The website was produced by Anne Taylor, Greytown; our work on the Belvedere Law site was to help promote and optimise the website in Google search results.
Designing a website for a boutique lodge requires a specific look & feel; Hoeke Lodge is luxurious, contemporary and environmentally sound, hence the design should follow suit. We used our 8 years of accommodation marketing and knowledge of the hospitality industry to create a great customer experience that would reflect that of the lodge itself.
Masterton's King Street Live website was a collaborative effort, combining Gregory Studio's graphic design skills with our technical know-how. A re-written CMS system fits the client's bespoke requirements, whilst the web user has quick, simple access to all the latest gigs & events in Wairarapa's newest music venue. Simplicity is the key, so adding events & updating pages is child's play!
Wairarapa Web Design had the pleasure of working with Michael Moore, a New Zealand artist and painter of beautiful landscape scenes from around the country. Michael's new website was set up to make allow his work to be accessible and interactive online. View his collection of paintings for sale, or get in touch to request he undertake a commission piece.
We didn't design this website... Boo! However, we did carry out Search Engine Optimisation to improve the online presence of Plantation Design's website. The Wellington and Auckland-based business, offers stunning bamboo materials for flooring & wooden panels as a sustainable, hard-wearing - not to mention beautiful - alternative to hardwoods such as matai, rimu and tawa.
Speedy Lawn Ltd is a Wairarapa based business, offering their super-fast grass hydroseeding service for re-grassing lawns, berms & erosion-prevention. The website design followed their existing branding, with a simple & clear call to action. A sound SEO structure, paired with online advertising via Facebook and Google Pay-Per-Click ads provides a highly visible online brand.
We worked with Vaughan & Christine at Paulownia Estate to revitalise their existing website with new features, fresh words and photography. Search optimisation will provide immediate benefits to the Masterton vineyard in promoting their business online, placing their website on the map alongside Martinborough wine producers in Wairarapa.
The website development for Robyn-Cherry Campbell's kinesiology business in Carterton has to be one of our favourite website designs. Robyn had a good idea of what she wanted - a cool layout, featuring her trademark dragonfly. Plus mobile optimisation and some great, bespoke features and general "new stuff".
The Rei-Huia website was built in 2009 to attract potential clients and help build a business brand. The website was re-developed in 2012 to coincide with an upcoming sport-horse auction; this became an exercise in Google-search optimisation. This SEO work has resulted in an impressive Google rank for their website.
In addition to the projects above, we've also worked on a number of collaborative projects with UK-based website developer, SCK Web Works Ltd., including:
View SCK's portfolio for more information on their designs and the SCK Web Editor, our Content Management System of choice.
For more information, get in touch via email here or call 027 663 9011.