Category: Websites

Portfolio update: e-commerce sites from Castlegate IT

We demonstrate some of the essential features and qualities of an industry standard e-commerce website, using recent Castlegate IT projects as case studies.

by Jim Semlyen 10 Apr 2014

Portfolio update: bespoke WordPress development

Examples from our portfolio demonstrate some of the ways in which Castlegate IT has used WordPress development to enhance websites or design them from scratch.

Portfolio update: web application development

Web apps allow websites to perform functions which go far beyond the simple presentation of information. The following projects from our portfolio demonstrate how web applications can enhance a website, improve user experience and even change the way in which a business operates for the better.

by Jim Semlyen 26 Mar 2014

WordPress for bespoke development

It’s easy to make a great blog with WordPress, but how can the platform be used to make a competitive, professional website?

by John Hughes 12 Mar 2014

Responsive design for ecommerce: Boxing Day 2013’s mobile sales prove the value

We asked local journalist Pete Wise to investigate the impact of mobile devices on e-commerce over Christmas Day 2013. Are buying habits changing, what’s the long term trend and with more consumers shopping online with mobile devices, what should websites be doing differently?

by Jim Semlyen 5 Mar 2014

Composerwave: music publishing 2.0

The music publishing industry has worked pretty much the same way for centuries – if a composer is deemed significant enough, one of a small number of publishers buys the copyright for their music. Composerwave is Music Publishing 2.0, a brand new approach to performance rights management.

by Andy Reading 6 Jan 2014

i-Travel York: a smart site for intelligent travel

Back in 2010 we built the City of York Council a website to support and showcase their Cycling City York project. This week the Council unveiled its next step: i-Travel York. We’re proud to be able to claim responsibility for the accompanying website again.

by Andy Reading 20 Sep 2012

Responsive web design comes to York

In the UK, more than half of mobile users now have a smartphone and the number is growing all the time. Mobile websites have become common, but they can be expensive and more complex to manage. Responsive web design is a new technique that makes it possible to build a single site that adapts dynamically to different screen sizes, from tiny mobiles to giant desktop monitors. You can expect to see more responsive sites—especially from Castlegate IT!

by John Hughes 29 Jun 2012

A new site for Royal Fireworks Press

Royal Fireworks Press is an long-established publisher of books for gifted children over the pond in the USA. We built a site for them way back in the day, which by now was starting to look really long-in-the-tooth. So it’s time for a revamp!

by Jim Semlyen 19 Jan 2012

New Barry Crux & Co site launched

Chartered Surveyors Barry Crux & Co have a long-established reputation as one of the top independent commercial property agents in the North of England. Their website was in need of an overhaul, and we were very glad to be commissioned to give it a makeover and improve their online property catalogue. We think the design is one of our best so far.

by Andy Reading 9 Jun 2011