New website for Garden Affairs

August 15, 2016

We’ve worked with Garden Affairs over a number of years and have just launched a brand new responsive ModX website for them, updating their overall look-and-feel, implementing new functionality and content, and improving the back-end/CMS experience from the previous site. “We are already seeing improved enquiries coming from the site and have had excellent …more

Google font review – typefaces with a primary-school-style lowercase ‘a’

April 13, 2016

On a recent project i was looking at web font options for a particular style consistent with primary school typeface usage – i.e. where the lowercase ‘a’ has no top arch (also called “single-story”). There are several usual suspects here, such as Sassoon Primary, FSAlbert, Futura, even (shudder) Comic Sans! I thought I’d also check …more

Integral Change – rebrand and new site

February 3, 2016

Requirement: To overhaul branding and an ageing website design and rebuild using a improved CMS. Deliverables: Brand assets, Directing photo shoot, Structural site consultancy (review existing site, assess information hierarchy and usability); website design visuals; build project management (WordPress); training and handover. Website:

New brand and website for Highlight PR

February 3, 2016

tallhatDesign has worked with Highlight PR in Bath for a number of years. They were looking for an update to their corporate identity and a fresh, responsive website. We created a number of brand concepts, then developed the final logo, artwork and brand guidelines. We then built a brand new website and managed the migration …more

Piano Portals brand launched

February 3, 2016

2016 sees the launch of a new brand for a piano tutoring product from new company ‘Piano Portals’. Further details on our portfolio page: Piano Portals

Simon Lees Photography – new website

November 12, 2014

We were asked to design and produce a new website for Bath-based photographer Simon Lees. Using the WordPress framework allowed us to provide him with a full CMS for the site, giving him control of the content and galleries to manage himself in the future. A key consideration with the site design was to really …more

Telly Voices – A New London Voice Artist Agency

November 12, 2014

tallhatDesign was commissioned to design and produce a website for this new Voice Artist Agency. A database driven site with a CMS and data collection for artists’ submissions was required, and we also provided consultancy and CMS training to the in-house team to manage their listed artists. The site provides various search and filtering options …more

A few new launches

March 31, 2014

This is long overdue, and I still need to update the portfolio, but recent site launches for tallhatDesign include: 1) A portfolio and showcase website for Director of Photography Roger Chapman – – this WordPress site makes extensive use of video content. 2) Artbiz – is a responsive WordPress site for business consultant Keith …more

New year, New office

January 7, 2014

Happy New Year for 2014! The new year is a fresh start with a change of office. tallhatDesign is now located in the new Coworking Bath ‘Hub’ also called ‘The Guild‘ (appropriately next door to the Guildhall in the centre of Bath [Google map], next to the weir). The main tallhatDesign phone number 01225 445505 remains …more

Beware of 123-reg and their auto-renewal tactics

November 15, 2012

Many years ago I registered 3 domains for a client with About 18 months ago the client ceased to exist and the domains because surplus to requirement. I believe I then set the domains to ‘expire’ via the 123-reg control panel because otherwise I knew they would be auto-renewed and I’d be charged.

Fast forward to today (15 November). I received an email saying 123 had renewed the domains and had taken the money…