Website Design Portfolio - A selection of some of the websites we have built for clients in Cirencester and beyond

On this page you will find a small selection of websites we have designed and built, or maintain. They include mobile friendly websites which look great on all screen sizes from smartphones to large screen desktop computers.

We build bespoke websites to your exact requirements and work with you to design a site that is mobile friendly which is extremely important given that statistics show more than half of website traffic is generated by mobile devices.

Adventure Zone at Waterland Outdoor Pursuits

Complete Website Re-design and Re-build

Adventure Zone is run by Waterland Outdoor Pursuits who organise outdoor activities for children and young people under the age of sixteen in the Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester including:

RYA Sailing Courses
Sailing Tasters
Learn to Row Courses
Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)
and many more!

Waterland wanted a new website to help promote the watersports and outdoor activities they offer at Lake 32 near Somerford Keynes and South Cerney.

The new website gives details of the activites on offer and links to their online booking facility.

The site is fully responsive / mobile friendly and was delivered on budget and to a tight deadline.

As well as building the new website we will be carrying out an on-going programme of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and website maintenance.

Adventure Zone website
Corinium Movers and Storage
Corinium Movers and Storage website

When the owners of Corinium Movers first contacted Commatic it was because they needed help with a website they had created using an online templating tool and were seeking a local company to assist them.

They had used the templating service because it was cheap and enabled them to create a website quickly for their business. While it served its purpose the quality of the website never really matched the quality of the service their business offered to the people of Cirencester and the Cotswolds.

Skip forward a few years and Corinium Movers and Storage asked Commatic to create a brand new, mobile friendly website to tell their clients and potential clients about their removals, house clearance, "man and a van" and Cirencester storage facilities.

The new website was launched in March 2017 and to say they are delighted would be an understatement!

We are continuing to work with them to improve their search engine rankings so that when you search for removals, hours clearance or storage in Cirencester the webiste you find is the Corinium Movers and Storage website.

The Old Brewhouse

We have worked with The Old Brewhouse for well over 15 years.

The owners of The Old Brewhouse, Rose and George, originally called Commatic because they wanted a new web site for their bed and breakfast business in Cirencester.

When we built the website they were one of the first B&Bs in Cirencester with their own site. And at a time when people were increasingly using the Internet to plan their holidays and business trips this gave The Old Brewhouse a competitive advantage over other accommodation providers in Cirencester.

Years later, Commatic and The Old Brewhouse still work together and Commatic have redesigned their website twice, most recently at the end of 2015 when we built a completely new, mobile friendly website to ensure the huge number of visitors visiting the website using a smartphone or tablet are given the best possible user experience.

Commatic have also provided IT training and support to the owners who were keen to increase their day to day knowledge of computers. Our remote support service means we can "dial into" their computer to help them with any IT problems quickly and without the need to visit.

The Old Brewhouse are regularly congratulated on their web site, and George himself has said that some of the photos taken by Commatic are worthy of Homes & Gardens magazine.

Some website owners have a website built for them and then forget about it for years as their competition continues to develop their online presence to gain a business advantage. The Old Brewhouse, however, invest in regular updates keeping their website looking fresh and up-to-date.

The Old Brewhouse website

The Crown of Crucis Hotel & Restaurant

The Crown of Crucis website

We started working with the owners of The Crown of Crucis Hotel in 2011 when we were brought in to advise on some website and technical matters relating to their existing website. Although their existing website had been sold to them by a local company, we were told that the site itself had been outsourced as the local company didn't have their own in-house technical team.

The website had been built using Joomla, a content management system (CMS) tool, which gave them the ability to change the content of the site. However, as is the case with many third party CMS tools the resulting website wasn't very search engine friendly or particularly user friendly.

We took over the hosting, maintenance and support of this version of their website until, in 2015, we were asked to design and build a completely new, search engine optimised and responsive (smartphone and tablet friendly) website.

We incorporated our own in house CMS system which is simple to use yet powerful enough to give site owners access to change the content of their website.

So now The Crown have a brand new, mobile friendly and search engine optimised website built by a local company who are just down the road from them and ready to offer any help and support they need at a moments notice.

We look forward to continuing to work with The Crown for many years to come.

Cirencester Shopping

Launched in 2010, the Cirencester Shopping website exists to promote the wonderful mix of shops that Cirencester has to offer.

Feedback was excellent and within days we had the likes of White Stuff, Jesse Smith (butchers) and Ride 24/7 (cycle shop) on board. Quickly followed by French Grey and many other independent shops.

Local shops can choose between a free basic page, or an upgraded "Premium" option which gets more exposure and an enhanced page.

There's a page for special offers, and pages for places to stay and places to eat should your shopping trip turn into a short break in wonderful Cirencester.

Finally, art lovers will love the section dedicated to arts and crafts in Cirencester including M.A.D.E. and New Brewery Arts.

Link: Cirencester Shopping

The Cirencester Shopping website
Corinium Hotel
The Corinium Hotel website

The Corinium Hotel contacted Commatic over 15 years ago when they decided that they wanted a web site to promote the hotel on-line.

Commatic worked with the Corinium Hotel to build a web site that complemented the hotel's "offline" advertising. Back in 2001 the Internet was still in its infancy, but businesses were realising what a powerful tool it was going to be.

When the Corinium Hotel was later sold, Commatic worked with the new owners to facilitate a smooth handover of the web site and domain names to the new owner as his brother dabbled in web design.

But when the business was sold again, the new owners contacted us to take over the running of the site again and we then also took over the support and maintenance of their internal computer systems.

So now the Hotel has one point of contact for all their website and I.T. needs.

In late 2017 we completely rebuilt the Hotel's website making it responsive so that it looks great on smartphones, tablets, laptops and large screen computers.

The new site has a section for 'latest offers' and links to online room booking.

Cirencester Website

The Cirencester web site is one of our longest running web sites and has been around since 1998.

It provides useful information on Cirencester accommodation, attractions and history, and many of the accommodation establishments that advertise on the Cirencester web site report that they receive a significant amount of their enquiries as a result of featuring on the Cirencester web site.

The site includes a regularly updated news blog, an events calendar and a local business directory. As the top ranked Cirencester related website it is the obvious choice when deciding where to advertise local businesses. In fact, many of the businesses who advertise on the Cirencester website get more traffic to their own website from the advert they have with us than from any other website they advertise on!

We have seen many Cirencester websites come and go over the years, but has been around for nearly 20 years!

The Cirencester Website