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New website for Paragons Personnel

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in Announcements | No Comments

We’ve just heard the good news that we have been given the opportunity to redesign the Paragons Personnel website.  Paragons, based in Romsey, have been offering recruitment services to Hampshire since 1985.  We’re looking forward to working with Lyn Ebdon, Iain McCreath and the rest of the team to improve and enhance their web presence. Welcome onboard!

WordPress site for Shepheard-Walwyn

Posted by on Feb 18, 2010 in Announcements | No Comments

Shepheard-Walwyn are an independent publisher founded in 1972. Their catalogue covers a wide range of subjects including history, philosophy, poetry and ethical economics. SUGAR has been commissioned to establish a supporting website for one of their subject areas.  The new site will make use of the WordPress blogging platform to establish a state-of-the-art platform for […]

Carla Vize-Martin

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 in Announcements | No Comments

Carla Vize-Martin is an artist based in Winchester. Working with Piers Cross Design we’ve just completed the development of a new gallery site for Carla.  She currently has an exhibition running at Green’s Wine Bar, Jewry Street in Winchester, we’re looking forward to seeing the real thing!

WordPress for Hampshire Primary School

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009 in News, Wordpress | No Comments

Upham Primary School is our local village school which our daughter Tessa attends. We recently offered to develop a website for the school and naturally turned to WordPress for our content management system. The staff at the school are not very computer literate, so we thought it would be interesting to see how they would […]

Lifestyle Management from Splash

Posted by on Oct 7, 2009 in News | No Comments

Recently a good friend of ours, Collen Skinner, decided to branch out on her own.  Splash is her new company offering useful time-saving services to individuals struggling to keep on top of their day-to-day schedule. Colleen approached us to help her come up with a suitable identity.  After a few weeks of brain-storming we came […]

Hide or Remove the Info Window on an embedded Google Map

Posted by on Oct 7, 2009 in Tech | No Comments

So for the last couple of hours I’ve been grappling with a small, thorny Google Map related problem.  Since I’ve spent so much time finding an answer for this, I guess there might be others who are looking for the same solution. When embedding a Google Map into a site you often end up with […]

WordPress Workshop in Winchester

Posted by on Jun 12, 2009 in Wordpress | One Comment

A quick thank you to everyone that attended our WordPress Workshop in Winchester last night.  We certainly covered a great deal of ground in the three hours, moving from a general introduction to hands-on time posting new content and trying out the admin screens. Our practical exercise for the evening involved creating a post about […]

Nicola Litson Photography

Posted by on Jun 9, 2009 in Announcements | No Comments

At SUGAR we love working for diverse clients, so we got really excited when we were approached to build a portfolio site for a young new upcoming photographer, Nicola Litson. Nicola has recently completed her studies and is starting the process of getting her name out there. Her work was recently featured in the June […]

Westgate Dental gets a facelift

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Announcements | No Comments

In 2001 Jenni and I moved over to the UK from South Africa. One of the first websites I built was for a friends dental practice in Winchester, Westgate Dental. Its taken awhile to get around to it, but this morning I’m happy to be launching a brand new site for Michael and the team. […]

How do Adwords auctions work?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in Tech | No Comments

One of the discussions I find myself having with new and old clients, involves the auction system in Adwords. Its an intricate mechanism involving the advertiser, the user and Google. Concepts like Quality Score, Relevancy and the importance of Landing Pages can be difficult to explain. Luckily the Adwords team have just released a fantastic […]