The Scottish Government has announced further support for Small to Medium sized businesses with their Digital Development Loan. This allows you to borrow between £5K – £100K, interest-free, to improve your digital capabilities and capacity. More details here: https://digitaldevelopmentloan.org/ As well as this, the Digital Boost Grant is still available, and has been extended to […]Read More
There’s been another major release of WordPress (5.6) which includes a more recent version of jQuery (some code that makes things work on your website and in the back-end). This has caused layout problems for a small amount of users when they’re attempting to edit pages but it’s an easy fix. If your admin area […]Read More
Okay it’s been a pretty grim year so please forgive us for getting all festive. This is just a simple snippet of code you can use in your WordPress theme to automatically switch over to your ‘festive’ logo for the month of December. That’s it. Saves you switching it manually every year, and if you’re […]Read More
You may be tempted by all the ‘build your own website’ tools out there, and as a small business start-up, the prices can certainly be appealing, but are they cost-effective in the long run? Depends how much you value your time. If you’re okay with spending your evenings fiddling with your site-builder tool to make […]Read More
What our clients say...
The process of designing and setting up our website was flawless. Craig was a professional throughout and helped us establish our brand within the market. He listened to us and explained every step during the consultation period. Without doubt 45b were second to none in helping us grow the business through our new website. A five star ***** service.Stuart McKay – Doubtfire Resourcing
It has been great working with Craig. The website he has provided us with has been exactly what we were expecting, and it is great to finally have a theme that doesn’t limit us. He was incredibly understanding throughout the entire process and was happy to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend Craig to anyone looking to give their website a refresh.Ailidh Mather – SnapDragon IP
Craig is very creative and understands quickly what the client wants to achieve. He helped me enormously by developing a checklist of the information required, so there was a clear structure for us both to work from. Craig delivered on both timescales and on budget. I would highly recommend 45b to anyone looking to develop a website of their own!Rachel Russell – South East of Scotland Cancer Network
Craig at 45b was recommended to me to build our new website because of his web design skills but also because he is so easy to work with. From the outset Craig clearly explained how it could be built in simple terms and he patiently answered any technical questions I had. I don’t hesitate to recommend 45b to anyone considering building a bespoke website for their business.Ro Banyard – The Mill House
From start to finish Craig was a pleasure to deal with. Incredibly knowledgeable and skilled, and unphased by my requests and questions. The finished website (which was delivered incredibly fast, ahead of schedule!) is professional, attractive and easy to navigate. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking for a new website.Jen Watson – Lothian Sexual Health
We have been working with Craig for over ten years and he always provides a fantastic level of service and delivers an end product that is exactly what we want. He not only builds our websites for us but also provides peace of mind with his technical support each year. I can highly recommend 45b.Emily Johnston – Essential Edinburgh
Craig was very helpful and professional from the start. With a relaxed manner and helpful attitude he made the process simple and straightforward. We look forward to working with Craig at 45b who will be supporting our development on the site going forward.David Calder – Luxury Wellbeing
Work with Craig was a terrific experience as he was intuitive and thoughtful about how my website would work. The design was great, but also the layout made an immediate difference to my SEO and site useage. The bounce rate almost immediately went from over 60% to just 2% and the page hits rose from 1-2 per visit to over 8. His input on the format for the site was invaluable in achieving this.Angela Casey – Gluten Free Edinburgh
We are delighted with our new website. The site is attractive, professional and easy to navigate. Craig understood the look and feel that we wanted to create and the finished design has exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend 45b for your website design.Paula Mackay – Liberty Blooms
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45b is the trading name for me, Craig Smith. An Edinburgh web developer and designer with over twenty years experience of building effective, dynamic websites for clients all over the world, so you can be assured your website project is in safe hands.
And after your website's built, as a Google Certified Support Engineer, I can continue to offer expert advice, for both your website and your IT needs, as you get on with developing your business.