Web design and brand development for a plumbers merchants based in Glossop
Established in 1957 Joe Barber Plumbers Merchants are one of the oldest small businesses in Glossop. As well as stocking some truly beautiful bathroom products the business also offer a free design service.
Working with Pauline and Sean I created a custom WordPress theme and built a fully content managed website to showcase the business. The website uses the Advanced Custom Fields plug-in so pages are easy to construct and can include different types of content.
When it came to branding the business the team had a simple logo and a basic colour scheme. I took the colour of their physical shopfront and used it across the website. The logo needed carefully redesigning for use online so I softened the white drop shadow behind the text so it looked better on the yellow background.
Working with large images is always a challenge but using a good optimisation plug-in I managed to create a fast loading website that does justice to their beautiful product photography.
The website gets great performance and accessibility scores on both Lighthouse and Google PageSpeed Insights.
“John provided us with the website we had been trying to achieve for years. He is very professional, genuinely wants to provide a great service and was very patient with us. I would highly recommend him.”
Pauline Barber, Joe Barber Plumbers Merchants