Rebel Kitchen Launch

Rebel Kitchen Launch

Rebel Kitchen are a new brand producing healthy drinks and snacks targeted initially at a younger market. We’ve worked with our design partner Mystery to create an image rich site that supports the brand but still loads fast. Vistors can buy the product via the site or find local stockists while the CMS built using the Yii framework allows the client to update product and and ever growing number of stockists. … Continue reading

An inspirational site for young children (that like Lego!)

An inspirational site for young children (that like Lego!)

We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new site, developed alongside our favourite design house Mystery. Mini Engineers is going to be a hot bed of keen young minds, eager to develop their building skills. Yvette has put together a wonderful business to help young minds express their creativity through hands on learning. If you are on the west side of London you will be lucky enough to find…… Continue reading

Don’t switch off completely this Festive season

Don’t switch off completely this Festive season

Reviews – The Bad, The Good and The Ugly It’s a fantastic idea for businesses to allow customers to post reviews on their site to advise future customers on how and what to purchase. It looks great for your business, making you seem honest and open, whilst also helping you to sell your products and services better by including unbiased views from previous customers. But what happens when you get a…… Continue reading

How To Hit The Big Time and More

How To Hit The Big Time and More

Tips for small retailers on branching out into the online world  It’s tough being a small business. Sometimes the e-world seems so intimidating that you start to relate more to Dylan Moran in Black Books than Sir Alan Sugar. What you may not know however is that getting started online is actually incredibly simple, and creating an online presence can increase your customers, improve your reputation and allow your little business…… Continue reading

Official Taylor Swift Store

Official Taylor Swift Store

We’ve just added a new merchandise store for multiple Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift. Built for leading music merchandise company Chris Cooke Management the site is part of our multi site e-commerce engine which allows clients to add new sites and manage inventory from one location. The same system is already in use by Cooke Management for The Specials, Bob Dylan and west end musicals like Singin’ in the Rain .   … Continue reading

We’ve Got a Ticket To Ride

We’ve Got a Ticket To Ride

If you have a problem or a query on a website, who you gonna call? Well, you’ll probably scrabble around searching for a suitable email address or you’ll scour the pages for what appears to be a customer support hotline. We’re all used to sending one-off emails to companies, whether it be to complain, to enquire, or to report something, and sometimes it can feel a little like fumbling in the…… Continue reading

How To Grab A Mobile Consumer

How To Grab A Mobile Consumer

Next time you find yourself on the bus or train, perhaps during your commute or leisure time, look around and observe one of the most important developments of the modern age: mobile internet. People exist every day with their device bound to their palms as though possessed, with fingers scrolling through emails, websites, endless documents and check-outs, absorbing a myriad of online data. We live through our phones, communicating, purchasing, browsing…… Continue reading

Get smart with rich data and microformats

Get smart with rich data and microformats

A few years back Google CEO Eric Schmidt confidently predicted that it would only be a matter of time before Google would be able to give you your search results before you typed in the query. Thankfully, this rather alarming prediction has not come to pass, mainly due to the simple reason that Google, and other search engines, are not as smart as he (and us for that matter) seem…… Continue reading

Will moving your email provider be good for your business?

Will moving your email provider be good for your business?

For as long as we have been building websites, we have been managing emails to help our clients stay connected through their domains. Recently we have been re-evaluating our email providers to see if they still offer our clients the best and most secure way to manage their emails. Over the years, email has become a more specialised web discipline as the rise and rise of spam has required more sophisticated…… Continue reading

Devstars build new UK site for Pernod Ricard

Devstars build new UK site for Pernod Ricard

The Pernod Ricard group – co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry – wanted to develop a site specifically for the UK, having previously had just a global online presence. We were asked to bring our Web site development expertise to bear by long-time collaborators, design agency Mystery. Having worked with them for over 6 years we understand how they think and what they expect from the sites created for…… Continue reading

Let there be Light (and sound)

Let there be Light (and sound)

Devstars build new CMS web site for Langley Sound and Light We have recently completed work on updating Langley Sound and Light’s Web site. Langley is a renowned name in the entertainment industry. They offer an unrivalled comprehensive service, based on technical knowledge and high quality after-sales support as well as an extensive hire department, capable of catering for many different requirements. We have looked after Langley’s Web site for the last…… Continue reading

New web site Splashdown

New web site Splashdown

We pleased to announce the launch of a new web site for West London Design Agency Splashdown.  Our aim was top create a design that was stripped back so the quality of Splashdown’s print design, packaging and photography could shine without distraction. Built on a WordPress core we’ve created some custom plug-ins to make the updating process even easier and allow work to be grouped into categories for advertising, merchandising , packaging etc. Latest…… Continue reading

Social commerce is empowering your customers

Social commerce is empowering your customers

Although the term social commerce was first used way back in 2005 it has always been looked at as something for the future. Even though Facebook and Twitter have been used for buying and selling goods for some years the idea has never really caught on large-scale – but that is just about to change. Buyers have been driving this by ‘liking’ or ‘tweeting’ what they have bought through social media…… Continue reading

It’s a mobile future – make sure you’re ready for it!

It’s a mobile future – make sure you’re ready for it!

What is called the post-PC era is rapidly gaining pace according to a raft of recent statistics. For those of you baffled by this term, the post-PC era is defined as the trend of declining PC sales in favour of mobile devices such as Smartphones and tablets. You might think such an event is something for the future but actually (according to VC firm KBPC) global PC shipments were overtaken by…… Continue reading

Product Testing for Samsung

Product Testing for Samsung

Our friends over at Cheil.com recently asked if we’d spend some time testing and reviewing their range of Windows 8 smartphones. As I was the wrong demographic (blame Cupertino) the task fell to Miles who (still suffering from a cold) was whisked off to a very bleak Richmond Park for an interview and photo shoot. The full article can be viewed in Samsung’s online magazine. … Continue reading

Superyacht Anyone?

Superyacht Anyone?

If you know any Oligarchs or just want to see how the other half live you might want to point them over to our new site www.marinelightcorp.com. The company is a division of The Lightcorp and specialises in designing and producing lighting for Superyachts. To show the work at it’s best we’ve incorporated full screen images and browser detection so you only get the image size you need. The product section links directly into The Light Corporations…… Continue reading

Good Earth Coming Soon

Good Earth Coming Soon

Looking forward to launching our latest Mystery project a rebuild for London based Chinese restaurant and take-away chain Good Earth. The sites due to launch next week but until then we’ve got a fancy holding page where you can order from. … Continue reading