Customer Story: 
Something Else

An independent creative agency that brings brands to life through considered strategies and beautiful design are using uSkinned to offer their clients robust and reliable websites.

Creative Director, Susie MacLeod, was looking for a secure and reliable website for their client, B-Able. Following a recommendation from a fellow creative business owner they've moved away from Wordpress and are now working with uSkinned themes.

The Problem

As a branding and creative studio, Something Else, did not have the in-house development team required to offer their clients reliable and robust websites. Instead they had been working with rigid and hard to customise Wordpress themes that were causing unnecessary headaches for themselves and their clients. They needed something that would offer peace of mind and enough creative freedom to match both their clients, and their own, expectations.

Everything has been made super simple, particularly for someone who doesn't have much web building experience.

Susie MacLeod, Creative Director, Something Else

The Solution

According to the team at Something Else, in uSkinned they have found an "extremely easy to navigate" solution. They've been able to get to grips with the content editor experience within minutes meaning they were able to get the website ready for launch ahead of schedule. Additionally, thanks to the "smart, beautiful micro-interactions" on the frontend of the theme they've been blown away with the quality on offer from each theme design. The options available in the themes provided them with everything necessary for creating beautiful websites.

Furthermore, on the rare occasion the Something Else team did get stuck on anything, they found the support on offer from uSkinned to be fantastic, with Susie MacLeod adding, "if you can't find the answer in one of the uSkinned blogs, the team are really punctual and informative in getting the answer to you".

The content management system is extremely easy to navigate. Often when opening a new piece of software or a new workspace it can be overwhelming, but it literally took about 10 minutes of looking around to understand how the theme works.

Susie MacLeod, Creative Director, Something Else

The Outcome

b-able accounting homepage.
Tablet view of homepage.
What we do on mobile.
What we do in tablet view.
Project
B-Able
Theme

Susie MacLeod, Creative Director and Lead Designer for Something Else, gives us the low-down on the outcome of their recent uSkinned project:

"I was the Designer for this project, B-Able are a successful accountancy firm based in the West of Glasgow. Having been in business for 11 years, they were ready for a brand refresh which, in turn, also included bringing their online presence up to date.

B-Able already had a website in existence that wasn't terribly secure or reliable, but it did have years of SEO behind it. I knew I'd need professional support from a reliable team to make sure we didn't lose that in the transition to the new website, and this was where uSkinned came in. After reaching out to their support team I was provided with a clear guide on how the transition would work, as well as ongoing expert advice throughout the entire project – it's clear to see that they're at the top of their game in terms of experience.

In terms of design, it was imperative to the Director of B-Able that their new look was clean, fresh and bucked the usual 'boring accountant' trend, so choosing to work with a uSkinned theme for the website was a no-brainer. I already had pre-designed wireframes for the project, and the uSkinned themes are so flexible that I was able to choose one to fit the existing design perfectly. We've ended up with a really fresh-looking and functionally sound website that's been a joy to build."

uSkinned themes offer absolute peace of mind that my client's website is as it should be – reliable, robust and looks great.

Susie MacLeod, Creative Director, Something Else

Quick Fire Conclusion

How would you rate the content editor experience in a uSkinned theme?

 5 out of 5

What has been the biggest benefit of using a uSkinned theme?

 Saved development time
 Saved design time
 Increased development capacity
 Saved money
 Learned new skills

And finally, in as few words as possible, how would you describe uSkinned?

uSkinned themes are so good that I'll never use WordPress again!

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