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“Thank you Astrantium for a brilliant Web Design service. You interpreted our very complex needs in a way that has made life so much easier for our customers and helped to increase our bookings in just one month. We really appreciate all your hard work and dedication to see our project through and we simply love our new website!”

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“Karon from Astrantium is hugely knowledgable and highly approachable. I attended one of her free talks and she then sent me a detailed report on the current web presence of my small pottery painting business. It showed that there was a lot of work to do! With her encouragement and the information gained from the talk I felt confident to take my first steps in building an online profile for my business.
If, like me, you are looking for someone to demystify the world of search engines, key words, analytics and all things website then I would definitely call on Astrantium.”

“Issues raised were clearly explained and Karon backs up her points using an evidental system. Concise and logical she boils down all the things you might do but won’t get round to into a couple of things you can do today to start improving your web presence”

Tel: +44 133 363 1312

This is the hosting you need. Friendlier, easier web hosting and web design plans with managed WordPress installations and a choice of single site or multisite set up. Email & phone support. Search engine optimisation.


I started Astrantium Hosting because clients were saying that finding good hosting for their websites was just too stressful. Recent changes in technology had resulted in their established websites looking outdated. Forthcoming changes to the way Google ranks sites and GDPR mean that many website need an overhaul.

People are increasingly using smartphones which don’t display traditional sidebar layouts very well. Jumping from page to page isn’t good on a smartphone either – the advice use to be ‘don’t make them scroll.’  The advice now should be ‘don’t make them jump.’

It’s also worth noting that Google now gives a higher score to secure sites. If your site address starts http:// instead of https:// you should consider an update. And if you or your developer haven’t kept up with updates or patches to the underlying content management system you may find you are losing some functionality.

So you’ve got a website and changes have become necessary but there doesn’t seem to be anything on offer between an expensive redesign by a developer or a scary do-it-yourself approach. That’s where Astrantium comes in. We offer friendly hosting and lots of help to migrate your existing content or start a completely new site. Let’s begin with a chat over Skype (or the telephone) to talk about your website and what we can do to help you.

Here’s a list of features you might want to achieve…

  • All the key information moved to the front page
  • A fluid layout that works on phones, tablets and laptops
  • Easier content management and more control
  • SSL certification
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • eCommerce, ebooks or digital downloads
  • Members-only areas

Karon McBride

Karon McBride has been designing and building online user experiences since 1995. She has a background in physics and education, including a masters degree in learning system design.

As a web designer and consultant Karon specialises in WordPress sites for small businesses, charities and creatives. She regularly gives presentations on how businesses can and should take control of their web presence. Karon also runs a writing group for content marketing professionals.

Karon lives in the East Neuk of Fife and enjoys walking, knitting and sewing, family history research and arguing about politics.

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  • Responsive designs
  • WordPress, Joomla, Moodle
  • Google My Business management
  • Social Media integration
  • Online promotions
  • Content marketing
  • MailChimp integration
  • e-Commerce
  • Website handbooks
  • Customer helpdesk
  • Web consultancy
  • GDPR audits

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Giving Gutenberg a Go

WordPress 5.0 is on its way and rumour has it that it will include a new editor called Gutenberg a new way to WordPress. So far so good: I installed the beta plugin, fired up a new post, wrote the title and a first paragraph. I like the way the Preview and Publish controls have been […]

General Data Protection Regulation

If you are an Astrantium Hosting client you will shortly be receiving a letter from us about a new European privacy regulation known as GDPR. You may be already be aware that the enforcement date for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is 25 May 2018 after which businesses that are not compliant may face substantial fines. […]

Holding Screens

If you are starting a new business or non-profit, and you’ve decided on a name for it, register the domain name(s) and set up a simple site with a holding screen. Apart from protecting the name from cybersquatters, it is difficult to get a high Google ranking with a domain name under six months old. […]

Jim the Office Cat

Jim is a large grey fluffy cat of a Russian Blue persuasion. He takes his work very seriously and will lie across the keyboard if he can. To stop him doing this a wicker box has been provided (a drawer from an old tallboy). Jim is much bigger than the box but that doesn’t stop […]

A day at the office

The first action of the day is to lift the blinds and check the state of the sea. This sets the tone for the day – calm, stormy, grey, blue, lively, mill pond. The second action is to feed the office cat – James Clerk Maxwell McCat, known to his friends as Jim. Inevitably there […]

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East Neuk Content Wranglers

A real-life writing group for content marketers. I hope you can join me and other East Neuk folk who usually work from home to make time to write your content…

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