Web Design & Development, Kilkenny, Ireland


Butterfly Valley Glamping

Butterfly Valley Glamping is a newly opened luxury camping experience located in Thomastown.

The site design was based on the existing branding, with functionality including an 'accommodation' custom post type and individual booking calendars for the accommodations. Visitors to the site can make booking enquiries for specific dates - then the site owners can accept these enquiries which "books" the accommodation, pending a payment via the Stripe enabled payment system.

Kilkenny PPN

The Kilkenny Public Participation Network ( PPN ) is a new government network allowing the local community to engage with Kilkenny County Council

The brief for this project was to create a website which would facilitate communication between the PPN and the relevant organisations in a friendly way and to have easily navigable and understandable information describing the network. This alongside a system to register organisations along with several other pieces of key functionality.

The site design is based on a clean simple palette with attention to readable and attractive typography aimed at making the site easy to read and navigate, as well as being pleasant to interact with. The well laid out and composed "About PPN" section comprises multiple sub sections (accessible from the main menu along with jump down sections on the page itself ) provides the user with quick access to any question they may have about the PPN in a single click.

The site's functionality includes a 'Bulletin Board' style Forum, a News & Events Blog, a Resource Database, an Organisation Registration Form with modern styling, a stylish Geo-Positioning map on the front page showing the registrerd organisations and a newsletter signup.

Full Training was also given in the use of the system and the site webmaster has virtually 100% control of the site content.

Goods, Kilkenny

W.H. Goods is the top ladies shopping destination in Kilkenny City. It caters for ladies fashions of all ages, and includes a wide selection of stores from brands like Coast, Oasis and Warehouse.

This bespoke redesign project was developed using modern flat styling and has a fully responsive layout.

The main content structure is based on 'departments', each of which can have it's own brands and content such as a department image, a small gallery, formulised content areas and the department logo.

Goods also maintain a strong social media presence, and users of the site can share content across the full compliment of social outlets including favourites like Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest.


Bliss is a online skincare shop specialising in high end products such as Elemis, Neostrata, Elizabeth Arden and Guerlain. The site owners were primarily focused on attention to detail given the high end nature of the products on the site. Standard ecommerce technology was given a tweaking often omitted in many shopping systems and a major drive was that the customer would always understand where they were and exactly what was happening and/or required of them to proceed to the next step.
One page checkout. A one page checkout system made for a very friendly user interface and customers have the option to either checkout as a guest or to store their details ( address etc ) for easy future orders. The account page allows users to check up on their previous/current orders.

The Welcome Lodge @ Harleypark House

"The Welcome Lodge" @ Harleypark House is a 4 Star Self-Catering accommodation located on the Tipperary Kilkenny border.

The website features full screen backgrounds throughout which show off the house, gardens and interior to the best extent.

Also used are a number of design patterns typical within the hospitality industry. These include a thoughfully designed testimonial page, an easy to browse gallery on the accommodation page and a high functioning availability checker which is easy to use for both owners and customers.

Bliss Beauty

Bliss Beauty is a beauty therapy salon situated in Rose Inn Street in the centre of Kilkenny City, offering the latest treatments using top products from brands like Elemis, Lash Perfect, California Tan, Vita Liberata, Guerlain Cosmetics, O.P.I and Perron Rigot.

This was a redesign project which involved moving to a responsive setup, with a crisp modern semi-flat design and including a full width slider.

The site is also ecommerce enabled allowing the sale of vouchers online.

The Vision Clinic

The Vision Clinic is an eye clinic with locations in Kilkenny, Limerick and Wexford.

The site features a clean design and aims also to have a friendly non medical style. This prompted the use of an engaging full width rural image in the header to imply the importance of sight.

User experience was a primary design driver as there are 3 locations each with their own contact details, cinic times, maps and driving directions. The layout and content structure make this information easy to find; and special attention was given to text readability, as some clients may have visual impairments.

RainRain Web Design Kilkenny is a web design and development business set up in 2007 by freelance designer Bob Murphy.

Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, Bob has been active in this field since 1999 and has experience across a broad range of web technologies and languages as well as graphic design, marketing, branding and copy-writing.

Other services include Logo Design, WordPress Training, Video Editing, Product Photography and Audio mixing/engineering/editing.

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