We're a web-only design and development agency that build great websites and online applications. Since 2001 we've been applying our methodology to help hundreds of our customers succeed online, and grown steadily on the back of customer loyalty.
We don't outsource
We don't use offshore developers. We don't even use developers outside our office. All our code is developed in our Cheltenham office by our own staff.
Planning for your success
We don't work from a list. We start by understanding your objectives and we plan the project to make sure your website works for your site visitors and your business.
We know it can be daunting to commission and manage a new website, and we work hard to make sure you understand what's happening. We don't blind you with science because we want you to be able to make the right choices.
We really do care
We love the things you can achieve online, and the results you get from a well-crafted website. Sometimes we'll disagree with you if we think something can be done better or cheaper (although you'll always have the final say).
We've done it all!
We've been designing and building websites since 2001, so we've probably already done most of what you need. You get the best of both worlds: our existing code plus our ability to create something completely new. It's bespoke without the bespoke price tag.
The Bluelinemedia difference
We don't use off-the-shelf web design tools or template software. We code by hand from scratch, line by line. A bespoke website and content management means you'll keep your website for longer, find it easier to add new features, and spend less on maintenance.
"Bluelinemedia are professional, experienced, friendly and quick to respond. They are a pleasure to work with and we immediately felt we had chosen the right people. They met and exceeded our expectations and have provided us with ongoing technical advice."
Tobias Birch, Owner, Montpellier Clocks
"From our first point of contact we have found Bluelinemedia to be very helpful, very friendly and very professional."
Jamie Stevens, Eurax Ltd
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We only develop in-house for quality
We don't use offshore developers. We don't even use developers outside our office. All our code is developed on the first floor of our office on Clarence Street by our own staff. So the developers who built your website will still be here when you want to add a new feature or ask a question.
Our business was set up by James, Ben and Simon in 2001, three friends from school who wanted to do something better than the websites they saw. We've grown slowly over time to a close knit team of six all of whom have been here for several years.
It can be hard to judge the value of a website compared to something like a new car or a fitted kitchen. Come to our offices and you'll see our team writing individual lines of code, working out solutions to problems, and testing our work to ensure quality.
Planning for your success
One of the many things that makes us different is that we don't just work from a list, or take your request, disappear for a few weeks, and hand you over what we think you wanted.
We work hard to understand what you actually want so that we can offer the best results, with our work guided by your goals. We like to plan ahead.
At the same time we'll have our own ideas and try to share our experience by suggesting things that could be cheaper, easier or just better.
We keep you involved at every stage, working on a live domain so you can see our work and give us feedback on a real site.
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Plain English keeps you in control
We understand this stuff but we know you might not. You might not even want to. We don't blind you with science because we're working on the same team. We'll explain how things work in as much (or as little) detail as you want.
Your assumption of IT might be nerds who patronise people who don't understand or can't communicate. That's fair enough; sometimes it's true. But it's not how we do things. There are no stupid questions and we won't talk down to you. We're on your side.
"We've used 'one man bands' before and had problems getting things done, and we didn't want to use a large agency and pay for the account-handling structure. You are between the two - you provide value and there is always someone in the office. We've been happy with all areas of your service."
Joanne Snell, Owner, Gallery Resources
"We chose Bluelinemedia after meeting the team and seeing the wealth of experience they had in developing easy to use, functional websites. The team communicate very well and produce work of a high standard. The end result was a clean, smart and accessible site. We were very happy."
Helen Ellison, Owner, Skillful Partnership
We apply our passion to give you value
Websites are our thing. All our work is web-based, whether that's web design and development, online software or web marketing. We set up Bluelinemedia in 2001 because three friends wanted to apply their skills and passion to create better websites.
We love the things you can achieve online, and the results you get from a well-crafted website. Sometimes we'll disagree with you if we think something can be done better or cheaper (although you'll always have the final say). Our passion means more ideas, more questioning, and better value for your business.
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We've done it all!
You get the best of both worlds with our services. Since 2001 and with a team of six, there's a good chance we've done what you need in some way before. We have an existing library of code, a well-tested approach to developing websites and web applications, and a content management system that's been tested successfully by hundreds of clients over the years.
At the same time we're a bespoke agency, and we haven't said no to any requests yet. In our experience most projects are 80% something we've done before and 20% something new. It's where we like to work and where you'll get the best of us.
We've worked with businesses just like yours, and lots that are different but still give us useful perspective on your project. We've worked across industries, from one man bands to Fortune 500 companies, from a 'business card' website to bespoke applications.
The Bluelinemedia benefit
Our websites are handmade, unique and loved creations that fit your business.
Our clients like our size. We're a team of six (Ben, James, Simon, Sirbastian, Justin and Sarah) with an established office in central Cheltenham. We're not a one man band so we won't shut down for a holiday, and we have the breadth of experience that you need. And we're not a large agency, so our fees are lower and we can give you real personal service. That's how we like it too.
Let us prove it to you