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Woodworks Chair

Woodworks Designs chair detail

Woodworks Designs: Contemporary,
original hand-made furniture

Owner of ‘Woodworks Designs’ Barry Feldman has been designing and building furniture since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1977. We were delighted when approached by him to design and build a website that could display his vast catalogue of work. His contemporary, modern, beautifully simple and practical designs have featured in many well known publications over the years including ‘The Sunday Times Supplement’, ‘House and Garden’, ‘Italian Vogue’, ‘Good House Keeping’ and ‘Beautiful Homes’.

Barry, together with his wife Vicky (who runs the popular Canterbury Baking School) are to be featured in a BBC documentary on the trials and tribulations of setting up in business during tough economic times. The show is scheduled to air later this year.

In the mean time, have a look at how we approached the design and build of the project, or click through to woodworksdesigns.co.uk to view the finished article.

Hundred Percent Bread

No additives or adulterants, just 100% bread at the Canterbury Baking School

Ready, steady, bake!

Baking has never been so popular as it is right now, and when approached by the Canterbury Baking School to build them a brand new website we were happy to ‘rise’ to the challenge!

Canterbury Baking School owner Vicky Feldman prides herself on providing a friendly, family-orientated and informative environment in which to learn how to bake. We took time to understand Vicky’s food philosophy and even had the chance to learn about the various grains and yeasts that she uses at the baking school.

We wanted to build a site that presented information in a clear, precise manner – but also importantly had a welcoming, friendly feel that represented Vicky’s own approach to business.

You can have a look at how we put the site together, or head straight over to the Canterbury Baking School to have a look at the finished product. Why not book your place on a baking workshop while you’re there; we’re getting hungry just thinking about it!

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Deconstructed Llamas of Evil

Evilness and Llamas:
what more do you want from a website?

Scribbletribe really enjoyed putting together our latest website for London based creative team ‘Evil Llama’. Not only do they have the coolest name ever, but are the guys responsible for some of the best music DVD and BluRays released in recent years including U2, Pink Floyd and Julian Lennon. (You might have heard of those guys – right?)

Time very much of the essence, Evil Llama were extremely keen to get the project up and running as fast as humanly possible, and we were naturally happy to pull out all the stops in creating a deceptively simple, bespoke website in just under 3 days.

Have a look at how we helped out.

partytribe

Scribbletribe celebrates one year in business. Many thanks to all of our clients and supporters.

Partytribe! It’s our birthday
(and we’ll create if we want to).

Scribbletribe is one year old today! We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients, friends and supporters for a truly memorable year.

To celebrate our first 12 months in business, we’re offering 12 months free hosting on all new websites commissioned this January. Feel free to get in touch with us for a no-hassle chat about your website requirements.
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Styling The Select

Styling the Select Dropdown using Javascript and CSS

How to style the Select Dropdown

Much like a frustrated wallflower on Prom night, we’ve decided that we’ve watched from the sidelines for too long now, and have decided to publish our first online tutorial; please be gentle all you veteran tutorial writers!

We’re going to show you a quick and easy way how to style the select dropdown; something that we’ve found difficult to get to grips with in the past. We’re using a script from Christian Heilmann, and kudos must go to his post on ‘Taming the select’ found here.

Why bother styling the select anyway?

Honey, I broke the website:- Select Dropdown examples with & without js / css styling

Select Dropdown Comparisons

You might argue that each browsers default elements are well known to the user and shouldn’t be messed with. That’s a valid point if you can get the select to marry visually with the rest of your site design – or simply just don’t care about the aesthetics. However, this is not so good if the default elements look terrible next to the gorgeous design you’ve spent so many painstaking hours / weeks / months putting together – even worse if you have a client that demands consistent styling across the site.
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Rachael Wilson Illustration

'Portraits' - pen on paper illustration by Rachael Wilson © 2013

Welcome to the Tribe: Rachael Wilson, Illustrator

Scribbletribe are delighted to welcome Rachael Wilson to the Tribe. We’re greatly looking forward to working with Rachael, and hope to be hiring her for her many talents on our upcoming projects.

Rachael, a freelance illustrator and designer based in the South-East, graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA (Hons) in Illustration. She describes herself as a ‘mostly cheerful character, who enjoys creating artwork to entertain and to inform, as well as just sketching her way through the day.’ Rachael enjoyed numerous volunteer roles in the arts and education and is currently teaching part-time alongside her freelance illustration and design work.
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