A new chapter of web design…
Our web design agency designed and built the original web site for Bitter Lemon Press way back in around 2006 when html was the coding of choice! And the site stood them in good stead for many, many years but eventually was overtaken by development. The simple CMS interface could no longer cope and was unwieldy for the user.
We needed a user-friendly interface to provide easy client editing whilst being a cost effective, reliable solution. As a publisher, Bitter Lemon Press needed to showcase their library of books although did not require a full e-commerce package.
Legible web design from desktop to mobile
BLP launched in 2003 as an independent publisher of quality thrillers and crime fiction from abroad. In 2014, a new imprint was added called Wilmington Square Books. This was just the time to redesign their web site to incorporate the new offering. Shopify Atlantic theme provided the perfect responsive web design, economic platform to provide users with a clean page look and cross-catalogue searching. With an updated navigation, WSB catalogues added and the design given a classy, clean refresh, the bookshop re-opened!
A web design that works
Strong imagery for visual impact and users can now search by country, book or author. Reviews/author details are now provided along with offering other books by the same author. The purchase options are now clear and simple, linking through to sellers.
We added custom fields for various affiliate sellers, such as Amzaon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks with the ability to sell paperback and ebooks online.
Google Analytics shows the site is performing and working well for our independent publishers – on to the next chapter!
"...After nearly 11 years with the old Zebedee website, work has begun on a new one, with Zebedee of course..."