A Plain Fish specializes in designing and building handcrafted websites. We do not use templates. For us every client is individual and every website unique.
We are Juliet Lunn and Alan O'Cain. Find out more about us and our web design services on our ANSWERS page. If there is anything else you would like to ask please get in touch.
Scroll down this page to view a selection of sites from our portfolio.
TEXT or PHONE : 07806 946 898
A new site for Sacconi Quartet and their annual chamber music festival in Folkestone. A modern and vibrant look for this dynamic young quartet. We also updated the appearance of Sacconi on Facebook and Twitter to tie in with the new website.
We worked with designer Andy Tuohy's new logo and illustrations.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Thank you again for all your hard work. We really love the new site and have already had really positive reactions."
Working with a banner illustration created by graphic designer Andy Tuohy we developed a new site for Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival featuring top international musicians and directed by renowned pianist Paul Lewis and his wife, the accomplished cellist Bjørg Lewis.
FEATURES : Slideshow on the home page, Festival archive, lightbox style Gallery for each year, Google map, mailing list sign-up form, CMS, responsive design (see right).
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Looks wonderful. Bjørg has given a hearty thumbs up too. Many thanks for a superb job. Another success for your portfolio!"
Christopher Bucknall asked for a professional but personable looking website, a place where people can find out who he is and what he's about!
FEATURES : Auto-updating Engagements listing (with option to show chosen number on the home page, along with excerpt of latest News item). News page with Twitter widget. Media and Projects pages utilising bandcamp shortcode to inject audio tracks and albums and YouTube shortcode for video. Lightbox style Gallery with categories. CMS. Responsive design (see right).
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "The site looks really excellent - really easy to navigate and it looks very good, so thank you!"
"I've just spent the last hour doing some updating on the CMS and was staggered by how friendly it was!"
A new website for Australian soprano Sky Ingram. Some great photographs help to bring the site to life.
FEATURES : Background slideshow on the home page, News page with plenty of options in the Admin Panel for controlling paging and archiving, auto-updating Diary, lightbox style Gallery with categories and showing large thumbnails, CMS, responsive design (see right).
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Ingpen are so impressed with your work and think you have truly helped to introduce me in a most professional light to the world of opera! Thank you with all my heart!!!"
A minimalist style site to showcase the work of composer Mike MacLennan.
FEATURES : CMS, lightbox for audio/video content, filtering of work items, switch on/off paging option, select work items for home page.
CLIENT feedback on using the CMS for the first time : "I've looked through and tried stuff out and made changes and it's SO easy to use."
David Butt Philip wanted "a simple, stylish, professional look" for his website.
FEATURES : Responsive gallery slideshows, auto-updating Engagements Diary, CMS, responsive design (see right), spam-robot protection for email addresses.
A new website for taxidermists Colin Dunton Ltd.
FEATURES : Slideshow on the home page and lightbox style Gallery with categories and showing large thumbnails, CMS, responsive design (see right).
Tom wanted a minimalist looking site for his work as a composer. The site is responsive - meaning that it adapts to different screen sizes (see right), making it friendlier for those viewing the site on smart phones.
FEATURES : CMS, responsive design, multiple audio players with playlists styled to fit the site, category filters for work items.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Wow! Looks fantastic, thanks so much!"
Working with a limited range of photographs we took the striking circular studio portraits as our cue for the design for the website.
FEATURES : CMS, auto-updating concerts listing, slideshow of reviews, toggle content on/off, audio clips.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Fantastic work! It all looks so good ... Brilliant."
Website for renowned viola player Lawrence Power. Home page with large background photograph and slideshow of reviews. Bold geometric, layered design.
FEATURES : CMS, auto-updating engagements listing, embedded YouTube video.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "The site looks great and thank you so much for your hard work I really do appreciate it ..."
A large information site with clear navigation, showcasing the diverse nature of this well known sporting, leisure and hospitality venue.
FEATURES : selected photography, slideshows, sub-menus
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "A Plain Fish listen to your requirements and at the same time are happy to advise. Ideas are put into creative website pages before your eyes. A pleasure to work with and nothing is too much trouble. We are delighted and proud of our site and cannot recommend you highly enough. Thank you for listening, for being patient and for creating the most fantastic website."
Site designed to envelop the visitor in Cathy's colourful world of book illustrations and artworks.
FEATURES : CMS, artist portfolio, twitter widget, lucky dip, news/blog with archive.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "It does look lovely and I think you have understood me as a person, and my work as an artist, very, very well. The fact that it is a beautifully designed site is a testament more to the way that you really listen to a client and your creative skills, than all your very great technical ability. Thank you so much!"
New chamber music festival at a renowned historic venue.
FEATURES : CMS, home page news ticker, embedded YouTube video, slideshow.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "It has been a really great pleasure working with A Plain Fish. We did have some basic ideas, and you listened to these really carefully and responded with sensitivity even when they were daft. We are really delighted with the site, and the ability to change the detail within the overall design is something we weren't expecting at all, let alone so easily. We would, and will, recommend you to anyone."
Information site for the support of this Buckinghamshire village church.
FEATURES : CMS, photography, slideshow, membership form.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Your work on the new website is a considerable improvement on my old original. The new presentation is superb. A number of people have commented favourably. I found your approach was sympathetic and very helpful. We managed to get all the features I had hoped for and more. Many thanks!"
Muted professional design for this comprehensive online CV. Extensive use of tables to present information clearly and concisely.
FEATURES : Lightweight CMS, tabular data.
Website designed to reflect the true character and charm of this village bed and breakfast. Visitors to the B&B frequently comment on the accurate impression the site delivers.
FEATURES : all photography, slideshows, link to secure booking service, embedded interactive Ordnance Survey map of the local area.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "We are thrilled skinny with the website, thank you both so much."
The Grier Trio is father and two daughters, Francis, Savitri and Indira.
FEATURES : logo, audio (including playlist), selected photography, video.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "We have been delighted with our website. Many of our friends, professional musicians and general enquirers have also commented on how informative, attractive and user-friendly it is. Maintaining and developing it has also been an anxiety-free zone, due to the friendly professionalism of A Plain Fish. From our experience, we would recommend them without hesitation."
Bold design using client's preferred colours and integrating business card logo.
FEATURES : lightweight CMS.
CLIENT FEEDBACK : "Looks great!"
A calm and restful site complemented by Alan's photographs of Burnham Beeches.
FEATURES : all photography, simple brochure site, lightweight CMS.
This is Alan's personal art website.
FEATURES : digital animation, flip-books, image magnifier, audio, embedded YouTube video, slideshow, sliders, blog, large background images.