Helios Website Portfolio
Site Portfolio
The Haggis
The Haggis website represents a long established family business which now services a worldwide market and has a long-standing reputation for excellence. The site presents an overview of the business and its history, and also incorporates an online shop with a content management system. The business has diverse and very interesting promotional associations, and these are presented via dedicated site pages along with an image gallery. The enterprise and dynamism of the the business owner and his attention to detail make this website an excellent example of how to present products in an attractive and informative manner. It is worth noting how the site manages to promote the items for sale within an extended context.  Pride in the family history of the business and association with dynamic and interesting activities  contribute to an excellent showcase for the high quality products themselves.    
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Gartnafuaran Farm Cottage
This is a small "brochure" website which includes an image gallery and interactive area map. The Gartnafuaran Farm Holiday Cottage is situated in beautiful surroundings in historic Balquhidder. Pictures say more than words and so why not click through to the website to take a look at the Gartnafuaran Farm Holiday Cottage website picture gallery of local scenes.
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Hans Kayser
This website has a large collection of text articles, managed very efficiently using a frame based site design with a left hand expanding menu system. The multi-level expanding menu can be extended easily and incorporates a sophisticated graphical presentation with indented guides. The Hans Kayser site is also unusual in that it presents complex information of a technical nature, incorporating diagrams and equations.
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Intaprint
This website is interesting in that it has an unusual product pricing structure associated with the shopping cart. Most products have multiple variations and pricing is based on quantity packages. The shopping cart calculates pricing and carriage from tables which can be easily updated by the site owner.
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The Atom and the Octave
This website is dedicated to the work of Maryel Gardyne. Her book "The Atom and the Octave" is the culmination of many years of research, and draws together compelling evidence of the universal relevance of harmonic relationships and proportion in nature. Maryel Gardyne's book integrates the work of many philosophers and scientists, ranging from Kepler and Goethe, through Hans Kayser, to modern quantum theory. The Atom and the Octave website is simple in structure and presents unobtrusively a very important body of knowledge.
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The Saltire Stables website is designed to be a very comprehensive online catalogue for a wide and growing range of products. The website has facilities for displaying detailed technical information along with a product image gallery and slideshow with unlimited capacity and categorised display. The site has full CMS facilities for online editing of all page content by the site owner. In addition to the self-update procedure Helios provides a site-content editing, research, and upload service.  This ensures that management of the website content is adequately implemented under all circumstances. This website is a “companion site” to the “Saltire Garages” website shown above, and both sites share common stylistic and technical features.  
Saltire Stables
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This site started off as a simple and concise single-page website created to present the books of musicologist and author Mitzi DeWhit. Subsequently the site has expanded to cover more material - which is an easy option with Helios websites. The site has been designed to be easy to extend, and more detailed content and extra pages will be added later. Mitzi’s books are made available for sale via links to Amazon, thus allowing the site to function as a source of sales without needing e-commerce facilities.  
Mitzi DeWhitt
“The Ladies’ Golf Union (“LGU”) is the encompassing body for ladies' amateur golf in Great Britain and Ireland. Founded in 1893, its purpose was to promote the interests of the game of golf, to obtain a uniformity of the rules of the game, to establish a uniform system of handicapping and to arrange the Annual Championship Competition.” “The LGU owns and organises the Ricoh Women’s British Open, one of four major championships in the ladies’ game, and the only one played outside the USA.” LGU Championships Limited approached Helios Internet Systems with a view to developing a new website for the Ladies’ Golf Union. A fundamental requirement was that the content of the site would be imported from existing historic data, and that all page content must be client-editable throughout.  This was made possible by creating a bespoke  extended version of the normal Helios Content Management System.
The Ladies’ Golf Union
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Jane Weaver
Jane Weaver’s website is a personal artisitic statement, and a presentation of Jane’s fabulous collection of quilts. The site was designed to embody quite strict aesthetic considerations and Jane had a very good idea of what she wanted from the final site design. A particular requirement was the  ability for the site to present large images of Jane’s quilts with an optional scrolling view to see details interactively. The site has a full CMS facility so that Jane can update and add material herself.
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The Purvis Family Tree
This is a large genealogy website written partly by Helios and modified from "The Next Generation" genealogy package. This site is the only instance of Helios using software not programmed exclusively "in house". Taking advantage of the complex existing functionality of "The Next Generation" allowed us to avoid the time-consuming labour of writing new code in a very specialised area.
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R.I.L.K.O.
The R.I.L.K.O. website is a fully user- editable site with content management system and easy extensibility. The site features include a very easy to maintain but powerful image gallery, secure response forms, and a very simple navigation structure.  The intention is to expand the site over time, and Helios will provide ongoing backup and editorial support to the site owners. One welcome and interesting feature of this site is that many of the images are individual artistic illustrations provided by members of R.I.L.K.O.. The dramatic header image was very kindly provided by photographer Chris Spracklen.  Thanks Chris!  Chris Spracklen has many other excellent photographs on his website which are available for use under license.  A link to Chris’s site can be seen on the R.I.L.K.O. page.  
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Tigh na Crich
The Tigh na Crich website is one of a set of small and economical sites built on a pre-designed framework coded by Helios. These “standardised” designs include four or six pages of information, a scrolling “Google” map, and a secure contact form. See also the Gartnafuaran Farm Cottage and The Atom and the Octave  sites above on this page. These sites have proved to be very successful and have attracted many positive comments.  They provide an ideal low-budget solution where graphical presentation is important and site content is not too extensive.
Earth Resonance
This website is again largely text based and is very simple. It has a single level of navigation through text pages, all of which can be updated readily by the client. This is a good example of a simple to manage, cost effective, and practical solution to internet self-publishing. The site is worth a visit just to read the interesting and unusual content......
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Alchemical Research
The Alchemical Research website is a very small site designed to represent online, in terms of graphical layout and style, a specific printed document. The site is thus created using a fixed graphical format to ensure universal visual presentation in all browsers. As a  “dual language” website, the Alchemical Research site has each page available in both a French and an English version. 
The Quaich is an exceptional three- bedroom house on the waters edge of Fearnan, Loch Tay between the villages of Kenmore and Killin. The website is small but informative, and was designed to present a good graphical impression of the location. The Quaich website has an image gallery with expanded images and an automated slideshow.  All the main content pages are fully illustrated with appropriate graphical images. The site main header also has images which change from page to page in order to create an excellent impression of The Quaich and its beautiful setting.
The Quaich
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The Saltire Garages website is a “twin” site which partners the “Saltire Stables” website seen below. Both sites are deliberately based on the same layout, and “look and feel”, in order to preserve the company image. Between them the two websites present  a very comprehensive online catalogue for a wide, growing, range of products. The website has facilities for displaying detailed technical information along with a product image gallery and slideshow with unlimited capacity and categorised display. The site has full CMS facilities for online editing of all page content by the site owner. In addition to the self-update procedure Helios provides a site-content editing, research, and upload service.  This ensures that management of the website content is adequately implemented under all circumstances.  
Saltire Garages
Rummage
The Rummage website is very simple and easy to manage. It is based on a colour scheme and general style of presentation provided by the client, in order to match the look and feel of their retail shop. The site also has a very simple-to-use content management system.