I set up arachnophobia design whilst at Edinburgh College, with the express aim of building sites for customers with little or no internet presence, those who may be a little 'scared of the web' hence the name.
I am now proud to be based at The Creative Exchange, Leith, Edinburgh, and with a number of loyal customers arachnophobia design is now going from strength to strength.
Whatever it is you need, after a no obligation initial meeting, we'll furnish you with an honest timescale and quote..and stick to it.
We'll keep you informed throughout the process
Based in Scotland's beautiful capital of Edinburgh, I set up arachnophobia design whilst at Edinburgh College in January 2014, to gain some hands-on experience in the real world. It started as a home-office based business, very much a sideline, but quickly gained momentum. The two sites which were built for Cairn Independent Financial Advisors and their sister company Cairn Corporate Insurance Services were designed and built in collaboration with another designer Brad Rands.
Since leaving college in Spring 2016, arachnophobia design has now moved into offices at The Creative Exchange, in Edinburgh, and Brad has become more of a permanent fixture.
From a single Landing Page, to a full e-commerce online shop, we're here to help. After a non-obligation meeting we'll give you an honest timescale and quote...and stick to it.
Social Media can be a minefield. With so many options, and so many different possible directions to take, let us advise you on the most appropriate for your business and set it up for you.
With over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience bewtween us, we'll advise on what direction to take, to help to grow your business
Having run a range of businesses, I know only too well how frustrating it can be when a supplier leaves you hanging.. I'll go out of my way to answer your queries within 1 working day.
I always make a point of telling my customers we're building a site for their clients, not for them. Often a simple 'to the point' window to your business would be the best way to start.
Over 25% of the world wide web is Wordpress and this can be a great way to get a new business online. Once the site is set up, it's relatively easy for the customer to update minor parts of the site themselves.
Every site made by arachnophobia design is guaranteed mobile-friendly...the SINGLE most important thing for search-engine rankings
"We have already recommended Rik and his service to others and are very happy to continue to do so." Helena McElmeel Architects.
Years of Marketing
Lines of Code
“Since engaging Rik at arachnophobia to create my website it has been an exhilarating experience. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt that getting it right for Quilts And Quillows was his number one priority. The outcome is terrific and well worth every penny.
Thank you so much.
Quilts and Quillows
“We engaged Rik Weightman to design and manage the delivery of our new company website. Rik worked closely with us to help develop our brief and to understand our company. He thoroughly researched website typologies suitable to our business and came up with a design and format that suited our company ethos and target market. He was very proactive throughout the process, and has designed a website which has surpassed our expectations and more importantly, our clients' also. We have already recommended Rik and his service to others and are very happy to continue to do so.”
Helena McElmeel Architexts
“From that start we were impressed with Rik and Brad’s professionalism. They took their time to listen and understand our vision of what we thought our website should be like and translated that into something that could be produced. They were able to adapt and be flexible when changes were suggested, both by us and when they identified potential improvements. If you are looking for a great looking website that does what you thought it should, these are the guys to talk to.”
Cairn Independent Financial Advisors
“ I am delighted with the outcome of the brief we gave to arachnophobia for our website design and construction. Both Rik and Brad were very patient and attentive when it came to understanding what we were trying to achieve. The process was well guided by them and at all times I was confident that the outcome would exceed my expectations. A very professional service. "
Cairn Corporate Insurance Services
“I started my business in early 2016, but didn’t want to push it as I didn’t have a website behind me. I had looked in to doing it myself, but time was against me and also I don’t have the skills required to make it as effective as I would have liked. I spoke with Rik and he understood exactly what I was looking for. His level of professionalism, and in particular communication, are second to none. I had a fully functioning website before I knew it and a way to really push my brand forward. I would happily recommend arachnophobia, to anyone. My website has given me the impetus to really push my business forward. Don’t be afraid!”
Jane Sloan Consulting
“Rik listened to what we had to say, what we needed and the budget we had allocated. He patiently advised us on various options, and produced a lovely minimalist site, within the time he had told us and with no hidden charges. He gave us exactly what we were after”