Steve and Phil Web Design 2017-07-03T09:41:50+00:00

Hi. I’m Steve. And that’s my mate Phil on the right. We make great websites.

We could have called ourselves Pink Goldfish, or Codeblasters, or {dev.css}.

But we didn’t. That’s because we’ve come across so many outfits with fancy names and smiling account execs, who will happily take your money and then farm out the work to anonymous grafters in a different time zone, who you’ll never actually get the chance to talk to.

If you want to get anything changed, you’ll have to go through Mr Smiley first.

When you hire Steve and Phil to design your website, then that's who you get.

Steve helps you work out what you want to say, creates the look that will best get your message across, and designs the websites.

Phil does the back end. He’ll make your website behave itself, on every platform, on every device.

That’s the team. Steve and Phil. No receptionist, no interns, no child labour. If you want to talk to us, email or pick up the phone. You can speak to Steve, or you can speak to Phil.

Our websites

Here are some of the websites we’ve created. Click on any of the thumbnails for more information.

silixa

Silixa

omanetlamer

Oman et la Mer

BDD Foundation

LawStuff

Silixa is an international company which provides fibre optic monitoring solutions to the oil and gas exploration industries, with bases in London and Texas.

Silixa's website is designed to educate visitors about their products and services through the use of animation and information.

Oman et la Mer was an exhibition about Oman's maritime history, which was held at the Musée Maritime in Paris in 2013-14.

The site is available in English, French and Arabic, with all the complications that the right-to-left reading language entails.

The BDD Foundation is a charity providing help and advice to those suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder - the perception of oneself as ugly.

The website was designed to be friendly and welcoming, while still providing hard-hitting information about this debilitating and serious condition.

LawStuff is a legal advice website set up in 2016 to ensure that young people have access to find out their legal rights and to get advice on what they can do.

It includes the popular At What Age Can I section, which explains exactly what's permissible at every stage of their pre-adult lives.

Coram International is a research institution and consultancy which works around the world and in the UK with governments, UN bodies, IGOs and NGOs to protect and promote children’s and young people’s human rights. It is part of Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Oman Maritime is a rebuild of an existing site that performs two functions: to provide a landing page from which to jump to other sites related to the Royal Navy of Oman, and to host the Traditional Boat Centre pages.

The original site was not responsive, so the initial challenge was to adapt the design to make it work equally well across all platforms. Low broadband speeds in Oman mean that most users visit websites on their smartphones.

Child Law Advice is a government-funded website providing reliable, up-to-date legal information for parents, teachers and social workers concerned about child-related issues.

It is run by the Coram Children's Legal Centre, the UK's leading centre of excellence for child law, which promotes and protects the rights of children worldwide.

The Jewel of Muscat is an authentic replica of a 9th century Arab sailing ship, which battled heavy storms to sail from Oman to Singapore.

This dual language website, available in both English and Arabic, was built to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the voyage. It explains the journey and construction through video, sound, text and images.

Coram International

Oman Maritime

Child Law Advice

Jewel of Muscat

silixa

Silixa

Silixa is an international company which provides fibre optic monitoring solutions to the oil and gas exploration industries, with bases in London and Texas.

Silixa's website is designed to educate visitors about their products and services through the use of animation and information.

Oman et la Mer

Oman et la Mer was an exhibition about Oman's maritime history, which was held at the Musée Maritime in Paris in 2013-14.

The site is available in English, French and Arabic, with all the complications that the right-to-left reading language entails.

bddf

BDD Foundation

The BDD Foundation is a charity providing help and advice to those suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder - the perception of oneself as ugly.

The website was designed to be friendly and welcoming, while still providing hard-hitting information about this debilitating and serious condition.

LawStuff

LawStuff is a legal advice website set up in 2016 to ensure that young people have access to find out their legal rights and to get advice on what they can do.

It includes the popular At What Age Can I section, which explains exactly what's permissible at every stage of their pre-adult lives.

Coram International

Coram International is a research institution and consultancy which works around the world and in the UK with governments, UN bodies, IGOs and NGOs to protect and promote children’s and young people’s human rights. It is part of Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Oman Maritime

Oman Maritime is a rebuild of an existing site that performs two functions: to provide a landing page from which to jump to other sites related to the Royal Navy of Oman, and to host the Traditional Boat Centre pages.

The original site was not responsive, so the initial challenge was to adapt the design to make it work equally well across all platforms. Low broadband speeds in Oman mean that most users visit websites on their smartphones.

Oman Maritime

Child Law Advice is a government-funded website providing reliable, up-to-date legal information for parents, teachers and social workers concerned about child-related issues.

It is run by the Coram Children's Legal Centre, the UK's leading centre of excellence for child law, which promotes and protects the rights of children worldwide.

Child Law Advice

The Jewel of Muscat is an authentic replica of a 9th century Arab sailing ship, which battled heavy storms to sail from Oman to Singapore.

This dual language website, available in both English and Arabic, was built to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the voyage. It explains the journey and construction through video, sound, text and images.

Website hosting

As well as designing your website we can also host and maintain it. Working with a small premium quality hosting provider and industry leading Internet security experts, we provide fast, secure hosting tailored to your needs.

To guard against the increasing threat of malware and website hacking, our sites are hosted behind a firewall and software is actively monitored and updated. Edge server caching and load balancing ensure optimum load time performance.

We have Service Level Agreements with our hosting partners guaranteeing 99.9% uptime.

About us

Steve Caplin likes making things.He has spent 15 years creating satirical illustrations for newspapers including The GuardianThe Sunday TelegraphThe Independent and The Sunday Times, as well as producing cover illustrations for Business WeekRadio TimesReaders' Digest among many others. He is the author of over a dozen books, including the How to Cheat in Photoshop series and the Amazon #1 bestseller Dad Stuff.Steve's first computer was a Sinclair Spectrum he bought in 1982, when he eschewed the 16K version and opted for the 48K model because it was future-proof. He has since owned enough Macs to keep Apple in profit.When he's not at his desk Steve makes improbable sculptures and furniture. He plays the piano and accordion, although unlike Phil his only public appearances involved a now forgotten new wave band in the 1980s and several performances playing the music for silent films.Steve likes Bill Viola, Paris and Timothy Taylor ale.

Phil Nicholl needs to know how things work.He first experienced the joy of computing playing Asteroids with a future astronaut on the mainframe at Cambridge University in the mid 70s. From there he progressed to programming music on a Yamaha CX5M, then an Atari 1040ST and finally a sequence of Apple Macs - over three decades - from an SE30 to a Macbook Air.Phil was using email on closed networks before the internet reached the UK, and built his first website over twenty years ago.In his spare time he has won the Eurovision Song Contest with Katrina and the Waves, and as a session musician has sung and performed with, among others, Lionel Richie, Cliff Richard, Andy Williams and Spizzenergi. He wrote a multi-platinum song performed by Anita Baker, as well as over 300 radio and television jingles.Phil likes Donald Fagen, Marseilles and Belgian beer.

Contact

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07941 238662

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07711 419470