Firstly, hello! If you’re reading this, you probably want to know about Webscape Gardener and what makes it different to any other web company. As an aside, you may be wondering what (if anything) websites have to do with gardening.
About the company
Webscape Gardener works primarily with small- and medium-sized companies and organisations, doing whatever you need to improve your web offering.
Over the past few years, I’ve designed and built websites for local and UK-wide businesses, as well as schools and charities. I’ve helped a manufacturing company (with virtually no in-house web expertise) to launch an e-commerce site selling several thousand products. I’ve built websites for an artist, a photographer, recruitment consultants, an osteopath, construction consultants, a group of calligraphers, pet allergy specialists, several schools and a rowing coach, as well as giving advice to a choir, a church, a personal trainer and a knitting blogger. As you can probably tell, I enjoy variety!
I don’t mind whether it’s a tiny piece of work like a spot of advice, or a great big job like managing a year-long online project. I pride myself on offering you want you need, and doing it to the best of my ability.
I’ve worked in the web industry since 2000 and I still love it. For me, websites are the perfect way to use my creativity but at the same time indulge my inner geek!
I set up Webscape Gardener so that I could carry on doing what I enjoy but without the commute.
Prior to that, I worked at BBC Online for over ten years, during which time I did my best to learn everything I possibly could from all the very clever and talented people there. If you’re interested in the nitty gritty of what I did, you can look me up on LinkedIn. I’ve still got a touch of that BBC ‘public service’ ethos as the thing I enjoy most is being able to use my knowledge and experience to help people do greater things with their websites.
Why Webscape Gardener?
Ok, I’ll admit, the name is partly there because it’s a pun on my surname, Gardiner. But it also reflects the fact that websites, like gardens, aren’t static things: they grow and develop over time. They can survive on their own but will probably start to look a little scruffy if you don’t look after them regularly.
Also, as with gardens, you’ll get better results if you understand a little about how it all works. And, of course, sometimes it’s worth getting an expert to make it even better!
Want to know more?
If you want a chat about what you need, please get in touch.
You can also find me on Twitter (@WebscapeG) and Facebook, usually sharing articles on web-related topics which I think might be particularly useful to businesses and bloggers trying to improve their websites.