Blog archive 2014

A proud moment with Dummy Jim

Published: 17th Nov 2014

When we first learned of the Dummy Jim movie in the making we were enchanted by the idea of James Duthie's journal, 'I Cycled into the Arctic Circle', being brought to life. So when Matt Hulse, the creator of the film asked us if we could help in any way we were more than happy to become sponsors. As you can imagine, we were very excited when ...
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Anti-Bullying Alliance - New website!

Published: 14th Nov 2014

With Anti-Bullying week coming up, what could be more appropriate than this brand new website that we were comissioned to design and develop for the National Children's Bureau, Anti-Bullying Alliance? This large content management system website was re-built with a refreshed brand and a new, responsive layout for mobile, tablet and desktop screens. ...
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Our 10th Birthday!

Published: 9th Sep 2014

This month Make Hay turns ten years old! Hooray! We can hardly believe that a whole decade of running an ethical web design company has flown by, building websites for wonderful charities and social businesses. Our motivations are the same today as they were in 2004, to make a positive difference through our web design and Green Hosting services. So, ...
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Champions of Sherwood - New Website!

Published: 8th Aug 2014

Take a look at this funky new one-page scroller website built for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's new campaign, Champions of Sherwood. We were delighted to be commissioned by the Trust again to help them raise awareness and funds online for protection of this ancient forest long into the future. Champions of Sherwood is mobile friendly and powered ...
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Blue Lizard Adventures - New Website

Published: 25th Jul 2014

We are delighted to have launched a new website for a great company, Blue Lizard Adventures, who provide travel and volunteering opportunities in some really amazing places. BL:A commissioned us to develop a whole new look and feel for their online presence as well as implement a content management system, SEO, social media and training on how to prepare ...
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Exciting New Domains Available

Published: 10th Jul 2014

The world of domain names has just become a lot more exciting with the creation of gLTDs (generic top level domains). Admittedly they have a really boring moniker but gTLDs can help immediately define your business name and website by industy or type. Instead of the usual .com & .org.uk type domain names you can now choose from many more, like .events ...
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ICANN Domain Verification

Published: 11th Feb 2014

Recent changes to ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) policies mean that some domain name owners will be required to verify their contact details via their domain registrar. If you are required to verify your details you will receive an e-mail notification from your domain name registrar. Please be aware of any possible fake ...
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Ay Up Mi Duck - New Website!

Published: 10th Feb 2014

We've designed, built and host this lovely one page mobile-ready campaign website for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Find out more about it in our portfolio. ...
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A New Shop for ORCA

Published: 6th Jan 2014

Last spring we created a fresh new website for the whale and dolphin conservation charity ORCA. The site has been exactly what they needed to highlight their work and get people involved and we've been really pleased to see it grow with new and exciting content. Now, the latest addition to the website is the ORCA shop, which they commissioned us to ...
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Life Goes On project website
Every so often you're asked to create a website that is just a little different from anything you've done before. The Life Goes On... read more
Online shop for The Flower Deli
You may have seen the colourful website we built for edible flower producer, The Flower Deli. The site was originally created with a flower... read more
New website for PlayWorks
Here is a new website recently launched for PlayWorks, the home of children's play in Nottingham. The scope of PlayWorks'... read more
New website for Aldgate & Allhallows Foundation
It was a real pleasure to create the new Aldgate & Allhallows Foundation website, a charity which provides educational grants to... read more
Online shop for the Wildlife Trust
"We have had some great success with the new shop. Thank you" Here's a project we recently launched for Nottinghamshire Widllife... read more
New Near Future Garden website and gold medal garden show winners
We recently launched a brand new website, Near Future Garden, for our client Deborah at Climate Gardens. Near Future Garden is a conceptual... read more