• 5 Star Marine


    5 Star Marine offer training and certification for Powerboat, Moter Cruiser and seamanship courses.

    On the website customers are able to select from a wide selection of training couses to suit their needs and subscribe online.

    The site also features a news and blogging section where 5 Star Marine can keep its viewers up to date with the latest events and changes to training course and practices.

    Latest up to date weather forcast and tidal times are dispaied for viewer reference.

    The site displays an excellent gallery of Powerboats and Cruises in use while in training along with videos from their YouTube account.

    Customers have the option to sign up to receive a regular newsletter Which is totally managed within the site. The newsletter manager collects user subscriptions within a mailing list and allows you to create your own email template with links directly back to pages and content within the site.

  • AJHR Solutions website

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    AJHR Solutions

    Human Resource company AJHR solutions required a website to showcase their services. Wew designed a new logo for AJHA using a 3D stickman with a circular hoop featured the main 4 areas of their business. The stickman was used within the header of each section page and with the backgorund colour changing to match the relevant section with the hoop rotating to match.

    A blogging section was built into the site where AJHR solutions publish latest news and advice relating to their business.

  • Do I need a mobile website?

    Mobile Friendly web design

    A question you may ask yourself when coming to review an existing website or designing a new website.

  • Exact Kitchens

    Exact Kitchens from Wokingham near Reading wanted to update their website to make if mobile friendly yet still be big enough to display on large screens in their showroom.

    The site displays high-quality images from their kitchen ranges and case studies. Images needed to be optimised for the web but without loosing too much quality and detail.

    The site was built using the latest Joomla CMS which not only has a fully mobile friendly responsive web template for the front of the site but the web based admin section is also fully smartphone friendly.

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  • Girard Lettings


    Estage agent and letting company Girard Lettings from Newbury, UK.

    The website features link and property data feed direct Girard Lettings in house propery system that published all property direct to Vebra and Rightmove in the web. The site imports and updates all property status and availability daily. This keeps the site up to date with the all the major property letting sites. 

    The front page features the latest properties and over view map shoing all property locations.

    Each property displays their own map location and form for customers to request views and more information.

    The site features a property search and gallery for each property along with downloadable EPC documents showing the Energy Performance. The floating search menu stays in view as the viewer scrolls down the list of properties.

    Girard lettings work together with Douglas and Gribben to promote their retnal properties and a individual Dougle and Gribben page has been created where all the menu and page layout diplayes the colours and style of Douglas and Gribben.

  • Harmony Blinds website

    Harmony blinds website

    Harmony Blinds

    Harmony Blinds website is built on a Joomla CMS system that allows the customer to edit and update all the page content themsleves.

    The full range of blinds are available to view with a filter option to display only select types of blinds. Each range page has its own image gallery showing blinds that have been installed by Harmony Blinds and how they look in sistuation.

    The site has a simple form where customers can request a visit and order new blinds. This has been very successful generating lots of new leads to supply blinds.

    Three versions of the home page were produced to generate different landing pages for Reading, Bracknel and Wokingham. Each of these are sent to load depending on the domain name used. This helps search engine optimisation and generate lead specifically for each area.

  • Inspired to Lead

    Inspired to Lead education website

    Inspired to Lead are a leadership training company aims primarily at the education sector running training course for head teachers.

    Inspire to Lead wanted a professional looking website where they could create user areas and write news blogs where users could read and write and comments.

    The site has a networking component build in where people who have attended their courses can create their own profile and network with other members and groups, very similar to Facebook.

    The site has a fully resposive design and making it adapt to view on mobile devices.

    Also built into the site is a mailing module which manages a making database and where Inspired to Lead can send regular newsletter emails to their delegates.

  • Macleod Films

    Macloed Films create comercials for some of the leading cosmetics companies. Simple design with loads of power.

    Video files take up a lot of file space and can require a powerful server to play back. Videos could have been loaded to a site such as YouTube and played from there. But then they would gey braned with YouTube and often played with frustrating web ads. Macleod films wanted a simple looking site that manage their video library and play them directly from the server, smoothly.

    Wicko Design created a simple and clean website where the videos cold be loaded into a manager and playbed back. The site makes playback possible on web devices from mobile to desktop, keeping the controls simple and the playback to fit any screen size. 

  • MINDBODY integration for MyPTstudio

    MyPTstudio with MINDBODY integration

    MyPTstudio Personal Training studio in Croydon launch a new website and apps.

  • Mobile websites on the increase

    responsive website

    Growth in consumer use of mobile devices to browse the web increased by over 30% in 2014.

  • Nick Currie website

    Nick Currie stump grinding website

    Nick Currie Professional Tree Stump Removal

    Nick Currie came to us to design a new logo and build a new website. Nick wanted a simple site that would show off his tree stump grinding and removal business.

    The logo was designed with the C of Currie to symbolise a grinding and cutting wheel. The C symbol itself has been used for avitar icons for social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    The responsive website design works well for Nick allowing him to show his site and services to customers when on location. With videos published on YouTube and incorporated into the site, Nick is able to play these to fill the mobile screen, showing customers exactly how his stump grinder works.

    Also built into the website it the option to collect customer details into a mailing list that can then be mailed from a built in newsletter template mailing system all held and managed within the site.

  • Proficiency Post goes Mobile

    Proficiency Post on iPad

    Proficiency Post the leading information and analysis source for the business supplies industry launches a new mobile friendly website.

  • Robinson's Trees

    tree surgeon website

    Robinson's Trees

    This website features a Joomla CMS system using a responsive template that allows the customer to create and edit their own web pages and create image galleries.

    The powerful image editor built in to the site resizes images and optimizes the resolution for the web.

  • Rooftek Advance

    Rooktek branding and website design in Reading

    Brand identity and a new responsive website

    Reading based flat roofing specialists ‘Rooftek Advance’ asked us to create a new brand identity for their business, and to design and build them a new corporate website.

  • SLR Photography

    SLR photogrpahy website

    Corporate and Wedding Photographer - SLR Photography

    Outgoing and extremely bubbly Shannon Robinson of SLR-photography wanted to separate her wedding photography from her corporate photography work.

    The websites we designed had an easy to use Joomla CMS system that would allow Shannon to edit and upload new images keeping the sites looking fresh and up to date. The site incorporated clean design with fresh colour brand and individual funky headline typeface.

    The front page has a range of images from a gallery that allow each image to enlarge in a pop up box.

    Built into the site theres blog section where articles about new photo shoots and advice are shared. First displaying each article in blog view with title and brief into with the option to open to read the full article. 

    Galleries and Shoots pages have a tab style display which slides left and right to show large images on each tab that could then be opened to display more information and images related to each tab.

    Testimonials has a large gridded montage of images and short testimonial copy.



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  • SLR Photography

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    Corporate and Wedding Photographer - SLR Photography

  • St Andrew's Education

    St Andrews Educatiuon home page

    St. Andrew's Education

    St Andrew's Education based in Oxford offer guarianship to foreign students studying in the UK. Their site explains their services they offer. It features a detailed registration form that helps collect all the legal data required to give guardianship to young foreign students. The site used a responsive template that allows the site to resize to display clearly on smart phone and tablet devices.

    St Andrew's Education web gallery

  • Working on Wheels

    Working on Wheels

    Based in Bristol and Edinburgh, National Playbus Association is the only umbrella organisation supporting mobile community work across the United Kingdom.

    This organisation required a new brand logo and image for their new name ‘Working on Wheels’. This was to reflect that they are a modern and professional organisation working with various mobile community projects, ranging from nursery play groups to full IT and media recording studios. The vehicles are no longer just buses but a whole range of trucks, vans, buses and articulated lorries.

    The site was set up to be totally self managed where new articles and information including images and video could be easily create and added to it.

    A library of source material for people and organisations looking to find help and information about creating a mobile community projects is available to read and download as pdf documents.

    Photo galleries of previous projects with images that enlarge to view in greater detail and a members classified sales area where existing project vehicles can be sold.


    Barcap and sons

    The new website for local building company in Surrey called Barcap and Sons,

    The site built on the Joomla CMS system. Template incorpoartes bright clean modern graphics style with large rotating image banner on front page. On each service page of the site there are different showcase galleries showing the quality of work that Barcap and Sons can provide. The Joomla CMS system enables the customer to login and easily edit and create new pages themselves. There is a built in image editor which can edit and optimise all images for the best perfomance on the web.


  • I've used David whilst at two different companies and always enjoyed working with him. I appreciate his mix of both design skills and the ability to turn those ideas that into a reality on the web with strong coding skills.
  • Worked with David and Wicko Design for several years now on various website projects. Always delivers above my expectations. Thoroughly professional business. Always happy to recommend them.
  • We have always found David at Wicko design to be helpful and knowledgeable of the ever-changing world of programming, at hand to assist with any problems and questions, turnaround times are quick with very competitive price structures. We would not hesitate to recommend David to anyone looking for a new web site. Harmony Blinds Reading LTD