I needed a new website as the old one was 18 years old and very amateurish. I started doing my own months ago and never got round to finishing it so I looked for a local company to do a website for me. In reality, it would not have mattered where First Ideas were based – the excellent service would have been the same as it was all done electronically. Howard finished the website quickly, was receptive to a few changes that I wanted and completed the work to the cost agreed. They also dealt with hosting etc. – something I was not aware of in any detail. I am more than happy with the service that I received from them, have signed up for the annual maintenance contract and would readily recommend them.
BJ, Barry Jackson Associates, Roofing Advisors
I contacted Howard after a bad experience with a previous web designer, which left me feeling vulnerable. His professional approach and friendly attitude have made working with him a real pleasure right from the start. He has worked on several projects for me to date and with his technical ability and designer flair, the result has always been 1st class. I wouldn’t hesitate, and indeed do, recommend Howard to anyone.
Friendly and efficient, we got the website we wanted, and we have already had many compliments from our customers on the new look.
NI, Frank Inns Hay and Straw
We are delighted with our new website. All of the content of our old site was transferred into the new. The new look is fresh and modern, it is much easier to use than the old one, and we no longer have to grapple with the intricacies of HTML ourselves. It was done quickly too! We would recommend First Ideas to everyone. Thanks.
SB, Court Hill Centre (on the Ridgeway) Wantage
I wanted a website to show the work I was doing for an MA in Contemporary Art. Howard replied promptly to the enquiry and when I was ready we met to discuss my requirements. I knew I wanted plain and simple and Howard understood and provided me with just what I wanted. Friends have also complimented my website design!
The Vale & Downland Museum has enjoyed the services of Howard Hill’s ‘First Ideas’ for many years. The museum has a comprehensive and long-established website which Howard created at a time when few independent museums had a presence on the internet. It is hard to imagine how we would have managed our website without Howard’s responsive approach and high levels of customer service. Neither does he rest on his laurels; the website has recently been give a thorough makeover to comply with W3C accessibility standards – a task Howard was well qualified to perform. The upgrade was carried out swiftly and without disruption to our presence on the web. We can highly recommend ‘First Ideas’.
TH, The Vale and Downland Museum
First Ideas hosting has been extremely easy to use and very quick to set up. It has remained consistently accessible to someone with limited internet knowledge or understanding. The Control Panel is an excellent feature of the package, allowing me to gain access to a wealth of data in order to monitor my website usage, and has enabled me to customise the foundations of my website, at any given time.
WJ, The Bullpen
We have been delighted with the professional hosting service we have received from First Ideas. Their prompt and reliably informed response in issues of technical support has been particularly appreciated. We have also been pleased to recommend First Ideas to others.
JK, Creative Director, Scratch the Sky Ltd
Ongoing support is first class – nothing is too trivial and the response time is excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending First Ideas to our business associates.
JM, Unimax Solutions
I write to thank you very much for your excellent service in providing our swim school with our very first web site, which has received a host of compliments. Your service has been first class in all respects, you have shown yourself to be patient and very accomodating and willing to go to great lengths to please us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend First Ideas and look forward to working with you in the future.
SM, Dippers and Divers