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ABOUT US

Redstone Websites offers more than 40 years of experience in website design and development, and website content management systems. We are based in East Lothian, with clients in the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and UK-wide. We are very happy to meet with you to discuss your project, offering a very personal and customised service.

Kim

Kim

Kim Ritchie specialises in information architecture and the design and implementation of website content management systems that are Easy to Use. She has managed website projects for Scottish Enterprise, the NHS, the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh's Telford College, the Edinburgh Festivals, and many small to medium sized businesses, and served as a board member with her Local Enterprise Company.

Kim will be your primary project contact, responsible for specifying how your site will be structured and administered, setting the site and systems up, and showing you how to manage the site yourself.

Graeme

Graeme

Graeme Ritchie, BSc in Computer Science from Heriot Watt University. Graeme has worked in corporate IT for all of his working life, designing, building and implementing a large variety of IT systems. He's worked with various relational databases for all of the those 25 years and has about 15 years' experience in web technologies. He has built websites, large-scale web applications and iphone Apps, and has a keen interest in mobile-friendly web applications for a wide variety of functions. He is responsible for the technical planning and development of Redstone's sites and assists with guidance on professional IT disciplines and working practices.

OUR SERVICES

Bespoke Websites With Easy To Use Content Management

  • Do you want a simple way to edit your website content?
  • Do you want to work with friendly, experienced, flexible and affordable website professionals?
  • Does your existing website do all that you need it to do?
  • Is your website mobile-friendly?

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We will use our combined 40 years' experience to help you plan what you want your website to deliver, and what you want to do with it. We will then develop your site to fit your requirements exactly, but with an eye to keeping it flexible enough to accommodate future needs.

We can then host the site on your own choice of hosting platform, taking care of domain name administration and email management if required. You will not be tied to us for future development or management - although we will do our best to make sure you are completely happy with our service and choose to remain as our valued clients.

Website Design and Development

  • New site design
  • Existing site upgrade
  • Add easy updating tools
  • Display on mobile devices
  • Information organisation
  • Bespoke secure business applications

Easy To Use Content Management

  • Edit text
  • Change prices
  • Upload photos and files
  • Import products
  • Categorise content

Website Maintenance

  • Addition of new features as required
  • We will make sure your site still works after...
  • ...browser updates
  • ...database upgrades
  • ...hosting platform upgrades

Mobile Development

  • Web Apps
  • Mobile-specific functions
  • Offline capability
  • Geolocation features

Search Engine Optimisation

  • Optimised content
  • Valid code
  • Accessible to all users
  • Fast loading pages

Photography And Image Editing

  • Large library of high quality photographs
  • Image optimising and editing
  • Bespoke photography
  • Flickr gallery integration

PORTFOLIO

Some of our recent projects. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss your own web project. 

FAQ

Simply put, Web Content Management really just means a web system where the website owner can update their site with no technical or programming knowledge and without recourse to their web development company for every little change. Typically, this means business owners can keep their websites up to date with new text (content), new products, new photos and images, amended prices, etc, etc and they can do this very quickly and easily. They also avoid the costs involved in contracting their web development company to make simple content changes.

All of this means their website is more likely to be visited as users and customers will come back for repeat visits. The site will feel "fresh" and "vibrant" - not dormant.

At Redstone Websites we strive to make this ability for you to update your site as straightforward and easy as possible.

In a word: yes.

Redstone Websites realise that at some point in the future you may want to seek out a new web development company to support or enhance your system. You are free to do that if you choose and the web code developed by Redstone that drives your website and the database on which your data resides is yours to do with as you please.

Redstone Websites does understand that you may not want to be tied in to us forever and for that reason we provide that guarantee of flexibility for you. Other web companies may not all offer this flexibility but we want you to trust us to deliver a first class system and support and we want you to want to remain with us - but we will not force you to do so.

Open Source Software is software where the original developer or develpers have made their product free for others to use, enhance or amend, however they please. Huge technical communities tend build up around the best Open Source packages and thus a large network of support and knowledge quickly develops.

The two primary platforms on which vast numbers of websites are built are the proprietry Microsoft .NET platform, and the Free Open Source LAMP platform. There are some technical differences but both are capable of delivering stable, secure and scalable web sites and web applications. Popular advice is to choose whichever platform you can most easily find the technical resources to build for you. From a developer's perspective the advice is to go with whichever you feel most comfortable with.

At Redstone Websites, our sites are built on the very widely-used Free Open Source platform known as LAMP (Linux operating system, Apache web server, MySQL relational databse and PHP programming language). We are very experienced in deploying to this platform and an added benefit, of course, is that there are no costly development, or recurring licences to pay for which would need to be funded though our charges to our clients. This helps us keep the prices we quote to you, both for development and ongoing support, as low as possible.

No two sites are the same and we'll get to know your aspirations and requirements before we make you a competitive quote. Prices may vary from £300 for a very small and simple site to upward of £5000 for a highly complex eCommerce site with many of our application features.

Privacy Policy

This web site is operated by, or on behalf, of Redstone Websites. This privacy policy only covers Redstone Websites' web site and does not extend to links to other web sites within this site. 

Any personal information we collect from you will be processed in accordance with, and will comply with, the Data Protection Act 1998. This information is used for processing your request, and for auditing usage of our web site. You may ask us to cease sending the aforementioned information at any time. 

We may monitor usage of our web site to enable us to update and tailor same to the needs of users. We may also keep a record of those links which are most regularly used, thus enabling us to provide the most helpful information to our users. Such information is held anonymously and the provider of same cannot be identified. 

Certain data may be collected by "cookies"(www.aboutcookies.org), which are temporary internet files placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. This enables us to collect information such as the time spent on our web site and the pages used. Again, this information is held anonymously. Any such information held by Redstone Websites will not be disclosed to any third parties.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

Accessibility Policy

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If stylesheets are turned off, or not supported by your browser, the content on this site can still be accessed and read. All fonts are relative allowing users to resize text if required.

Features to enhance the site's accessibility:

  • All text should be resizable using the browser text resize option. If using Internet Explorer on the PC go to the View menu and select 'Text Size' and choose the appropriate size text, e.g. 'largest'. For users of Safari on the Mac go to the View menu then choose "Make Text Bigger"
  • All images have been given appropriate alternative text
  • The accessibility of the site has been tested on a wide range of browsers. Alternative user-defined style sheets can be applied to allow changes in the site's appearance without affecting the readability or accessibility of the information
  • A link to this accessibility statement on every page
  • A link back to this web site's home page on every page.

 

Contact Information

Redstone Websites make every effort to create and maintain a site that is accessible to everyone. However a web site is never static and sometimes pages get modified. If you have problems accessing any page in this site, please contact us stating the address of the page and the problem you encountered.

Or you can write to us at:

Redstone Websites
7 St Germains House
Longniddry
East Lothian
EH32 0PQ

Tel: 01875 853367

Terms and Conditions

1. In these terms and conditions "Redstone Websites" means the business trading as "Redstone Websites" as that business is constituted from time to time and having its principal place of business at 7 St Germains House, Longniddry, East Lothian, EH32 0PQ.
Redstone Websites will undertake the Services identified on the quotation issued by Redstone Websites (“Quotation”) to the customer identified on the Quotation (“Customer”), on acceptance of the Quotation by the Customer. The provision of the Services shall be subject to these terms and conditions to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions, including any issued by the Customer.

2. The Customer will pay to Redstone Websites the charges which shall be specified in or calculated in accordance with each Quotation.

3. Redstone Websites will invoice the Customer at an agreed schedule and the Customer will pay Redstone Websites all sums due within fourteen days of the date of the invoice. Interest shall be payable by the Customer in respect of all overdue amounts at the rate of four per centum per annum above the base rate charged from time to time by the Royal Bank of Scotland plc.  In addition Redstone Websites may, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies, in its sole discretion suspend the provision of Services until such time as all overdue amounts together with interest thereon are paid in full.

4. Redstone Websites or the Customer may terminate the agreement constituted by these terms and conditions ("the Agreement") forthwith by notice in writing to the other in the event that: -

  • the other party commits a breach of these terms and conditions and fails to remedy the same within twenty eight days of receiving written notice from Redstone Websites or the Customer (as appropriate) specifying the breach and requiring it to be remedied; or
  • the other party shall have a receiver or administrative receiver appointed or shall pass a resolution for winding-up (otherwise than for the purpose of a bona fide scheme of solvent amalgamation or reconstruction) or a court of competent jurisdiction shall make an order to the effect or if the other party shall become subject to an administration order or shall enter into any voluntary arrangement with its creditors or shall cease or threaten to cease to carry on business.

Termination of this Agreement shall not prejudice the rights of either party which have arisen on or before the date of termination. On termination for any reason whatsoever, Redstone Websites may invoice the Customer in respect of all Services undertaken up to the date of termination and all invoices shall become due and payable by the Customer immediately.

5. Redstone Websites shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that no person is employed by Redstone Websites to provide the Services or any part thereof unless he or she has been adequately instructed and trained to undertake the Services.

6. Redstone Websites shall not be liable for faults or errors in the software developed as a result of provision of the Services where such faults or errors are consequences of inaccuracies in information supplied by the Customer or by third parties.

7. Any alteration to the terms and provisions of this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by or on behalf of an authorised signatory of both parties.

8. Neither the Customer nor any subsidiary or associated company of the Customer shall offer employment either directly or indirectly to any member of Redstone Websites’ staff engaged in the provision of the Services or offer to engage any such member of Redstone Websites’ staff either directly or indirectly on a consultancy, agency or other similar basis or attempt to utilise the services of such member of Redstone Websites’ staff outwith this contract either directly or indirectly in any manner whatsoever during the course of this contract or within twelve months of the termination of this contract.

9.

a) The liability of Redstone Websites arising from any act, omission, default or negligence of Redstone Websites shall be limited only to direct losses suffered by the Customer and in no circumstances whatsoever shall Redstone Websites be liable for any indirect or consequential losses howsoever occurring.

b) Except in the case of death and/or personal injury, the total liability of Redstone Websites shall be limited to the amount (if any) paid by the Customer to Redstone Websites in accordance with the relevant Quotation.

10. Redstone Websites will use reasonable endeavours to adhere to the estimated timescales for completion of the Services and the estimated costs of materials required to complete the Services as set out in the Quotation. Redstone Websites shall not be bound by such estimates.  In addition, Redstone Websites accepts no liability for loss or damage of any kind arising from any failure to adhere to such estimates.

11. Any intellectual property rights created or used by Redstone Websites (including, but not restricted to, any intellectual property rights in any computer software) in the course of the provision of the Services to the Customer shall remain the property of Redstone Websites or its third party licensors (as appropriate). Any use of said intellectual property rights by the Customer may be subject to such licence terms and licence fees as Redstone Websites may from time to time determine. The Customer may use, enhance or re-use the computer software for their own purposes, but may not distribute or re-sell it.

12. THE EXPRESS TERMS SET OUT ABOVE ARE IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, UNDERTAKINGS AND OBLIGATIONS IMPLIED BY STATUTE, COMMON LAW, TRADE USAGE, COURSE OF DEALING OR OTHERWISE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

13. These terms and conditions will be subject to the Laws of Scotland and the parties prorogate the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts, without prejudice to the right of Redstone Websites to recover any sums due from the Customer before the courts of any competent jurisdiction.

 

CONTACT US

7 St Germains House,
Longniddry,
East Lothian,
EH32 0PQ

01875 853367