To Switch or not to switch to responsive

Springfields Events Centre in Spalding, Lincolnshire has been a Drive By Websites’ client for some time.

The Centre consists of three multi-functional exhibition and seminar rooms, five acre outdoor show ground and free parking on site. It’s available for hire throughout the year with a choice of catering to suit individual needs.

Springfields Events Centre boasts to be the ideal venue to host any occasion.  The Centre is licensed for civil marriages and partnerships and the centre caters for corporate, business and private celebrations.

Their old Drive By Websites site had become tired and was no longer portraying the true nature of what the Centre has to offer.

The decision was made to upgrade to a responsive website solution.

Demi, Drive By Websites’ in-house designer, designed their new site to complement the Centre’s new branding.  The site was also made far more interactive to include:

  • A Twitter newsfeed
  • An events’ calendar

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Springfields Events Centre are now the proud owners of a responsive website giving visitors to their website an optimal viewing experience when they are using their Smartphones, Tablets and Smartwatches.

According to Neil Baker, Marketing Manager, AddPeople: “Google has already stated that a mobile friendly website will rank higher in a mobile search, and fully endorses responsive web design as a best practice solution

The price we are charging for a responsive 5-page brochure style website is affordable at only £499 plus VAT – this price includes the design and development of a new site, one year’s secure hosting, the content management to make your own updates and, of course, our support thoughout the year.



Free Click To Call Button

Click to Call


We’ve been busy adding new services to our portfolio and one of them is a “Click To Call” button.

The main aim of Drive By Websites is to help our clients in every way possible to make their businesses as successful as we possibly can by utilising new technology as it comes our way.

According to the Mail Online on the 4th September “We’re A Nation of Smart Phone Shoppers” because visits to retail websites from mobiles has overtaken desktop traffic for the first time.

Thinking this through it became clear that converting Smartphone visitors to a responsive website is very different from converting customers using desktop websites.

Smartphone users are very unlikely to scroll down to complete a contact form – more especially if its lengthy.

Because they have their Smartphone in their hand, it seems logical that they will give you a call.

To use “advertising jargon” – A “click to call” button could make all the difference between getting a new client or losing them forever.

But, before we can install a “click to call” button, you will need a responsive website.
An example of a “click to call” button we have recently installed – please check out using your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch.

Drive By Websites has put together what we think is a rather nice package – a free “click to call” button when you place an order for a responsive website.


Introducing Graphic Design To The Drive By Portfolio

Announcing, the arrival of graphic design within the Drive By Websites’ portfolio.

Wygate Park Academy


An example of our work is the design work we carried out recently on behalf of Langwith Construction in respect of their re-brand and open day.

We understand the importance of graphic design to work seamlessly for both online (web design) and offline (print). The Drive By Websites’ concepts are developed with these two aspects in mind and we guarantee that they will translate beautifully across both.


Our in-house graphic designers can create anything you want and will make sure that your brand identity and message make an impact – “your business will stand out from the crowd”.

Whatever your requirements:

  • Logos
  • Corporate branding/re-branding
  • Publicity material
  • Large format graphics
  • Signage
  • Banners
  • Leaflets, brochures (including e-brochures)
  • Flyers & much more ……

Affordable prices to suit your budget

Call Drive By Websites and we will run through the options that are available to you.

People want to view your website using Smart Phones

Over the last few years the way people access the web has changed. A potential client may access the web on any number of devices throughout even a single day. So your website needs to be viewable on any screen size to give visitors to your website an optimal viewing experience.

During the latter part of 2013, Drive By Websites was working on an affordable website solution to satisfy the requirements of all these devices without the need for multiple websites.

The solution is commonly known as a “Responsive Website” i.e. it resizes and re-proportions itself according to the device browsing it. It makes your site fully readable and images and menus resize themselves in a familiar way so that people navigating via keyboard, mouse, finger-swipe etc on various devices do not strain their eyes in trying to read tiny text.

Here’s another responsive e-commerce website, Drive By Websites has recently designed and created on behalf of our client, Robin Hoile.

Robin was previously the proud owner of a Drive By brochure style website but has now upgraded to a responsive e-commerce website –

Here’s How To Get Your Phone To Ring

Here’s how to get your phone to ring

“We’re a nation of smartphone shoppers! Visits to retail websites from mobiles overtakes desktop traffic for the first time” – source : Mail Online – 4th September 2014.

But, how do you make it easy for all these smartphone shoppers to call you and get your phone to ring?

The solution is the installation of a “click to call” button on your responsive website.

Remember, converting Smartphone visitors to a responsive website is very different from converting customers using desktop websites. Smartphone users are very unlikely to scroll down and read a whole load of content wording and then send you an email, more especially if there’s a lengthy form to complete.

Because they’ve got a phone in their hand, Smartphone users are much more likely to make a phone call, so why not make it easy for them by including a “click to call” button. And don’t forget, your number will be stored in their “recent contacts”.

An example of a “click to call” button we have recently installed – please check out using your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch.

In 2013 60% of consumers searched for local businesses on their smartphone (2013 Mobile Marketing Statistics by LocalVox – )

The solution to get your phone to ring is simple – include a “click to call” button – a “click to call” button could make all the difference between getting a new client or losing them forever.

New Brochure Website for General Project Safety Services

Here’s another website designed and built utilizing the unique Drive By Website system on behalf of Lincolnshire based, General Project Safety Services Limited.

With twenty-eight years’ experience, the company has worked with Premier Foods, Arla Foods, Princes, Carlsberg, Tamar Energy, Lincolnshire Field Products, Finlay Flowers, British Sugar to name but a few.

General Project Safety Services has worked in the role of principal contractor, CDM coordinator, health and safety support and site management, carrying out site audits and services’ surveys.

The company  prides itself on working closely with all their clients because, over time, a good working relationship is formed.   This enables, as far as is practicable, for their clients to become and remain compliant with Health and Safety legislation without it being a burden on their company.

Whether it’s a full management system, risk assessments or just a policy update, contact General Project Safety Services Limited –

Affordability continues to be the mainstay behind Drive By Websites’ philosophy in respect of creating professionally designed websites on behalf of SME’s throughout South Lincolnshire and beyond.

For more information in respect of how Drive By Websites can help your business – whatever your website requirements maybe – please call 01775 761512 or visit our website –