Sheffield York Based Web Development Services and web design for business and e-commerce Web Site Evolution

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Affordable Web Design in York

Welcome to Web Site Evolution, a Sheffield & York based web design and development services for Business and e-Commerce. If you require a quality, but affordable web solution you have come to the right place.

Web Site Evolution provides web design and development services for business, organisations and e-commerce.


Photo of Gareth Houston of Web Site Evolution Sheffield

My name is Gareth Houston, I am a Freelance Web Designer and Developer based in York (UK, North Yorkshire). I specialise in small to medium size business web sites, digital photography and e-commerce solutions.

Web Site Evolution is the name of my freelance business, but I also run a site called e-Commerce Designers, which offers e-commerce solutions from an alliance of freelance designers and developers.

Web Site Evolution is committed to:

Here at Web Site Evolution you will find a portfolio featuring my recent work, a photo gallery, and information about the services I can offer. If you require further information please contact me and I will respond right away.

Web Design Services Based York, Yorkshire

Sheffield Winter Gardens
Web Site Evolution is based in Sheffield and York, Yorkshire. We have a wide range of local, national and international clients.

Web Development Testimonials

I have just stumbled onto the bouncing bear site, which I believe is one of the best site designs I've ever seen

Ken Kees of Field Hats


OSCommerce 3.0 Testing:

We are currently testing OSCommerce 3.0 for future use on our clients sites. The current test release is OSC3.0 Alpha 4. You can test this version on our test web site: If you would like to take a look at the Administration contact me and I will setup a username and password for you. We expect to see a fully working release from the OSCommerce team later this year.

Alpha 5 coming soon.

osCommerce 3.0 Alpha 4 "Lebkuchen" is the second release to be made available to the public, where the first two alpha releases were made available to Community Sponsors only.

Alpha releases are made to showcase the new features being worked on and to generalize a version specific for testing to help fix and improve subsequent alpha releases for a final, stable, secure, and production ready 3.0 release.

Although we strive to keep alpha releases stable, the primary intentions of making alpha releases publicly available are for testing purposes only. The framework for 3.0 is still under development and will change in subsequent alpha releases. No upgrade paths will be provided between alpha releases and are therefore not recommended for production use.

Harald Ponce de Leon, Project Leader( 31st March, 2007)

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Offering Product Photo Services

After a trial and testing period for one of my clients I will be soon offering product photography services to all existing and new clients.


Back From a Trip of A Life Time

I am now back from my round the world trip. Pictures and details of the trip will be online soon, so watch this space....


Helping Local Youth Football Team

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We are happy to enounce that we will be supporting the local youth football teams in Dore, Sheffield. I will be providing a range of web services to help set up and maintain their web site.


Working Together to Achieve More

We are still looking to develop UK partnerships and alliances with other web site related freelancers and photographers. Please contact us if you are interested.


Web Site Evolution in the Grapevine Magazine Sheffield

Web Site Evolution are now advertising in The Grapevine Magazine Sheffield .. Grapevine claims to have the largest circulation of any magazine in Sheffield.

See the Second advert in the December Issue!

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Latest Work

Cactus Plaza Now Live.

A Web Design & Development Project

Full budget e-commerce solution for a dutch cactus nursery.

A Dutch cactus nursery specialized in raising cacti from seed and cuttings.

We offer seedlings, young specimens and older special cacti of different sizes belonging to the cactus families Trichocereus, Astrophytum, Ariocarpus, Epithelantha, Echinocereus, Lophophora, Dolichothele, Hoodia, Pereskiopsis and many others.

Visit CactusPlaza


Rother Valley Optics Re-design.

A Web Design & Development Project

Work is well under way to give Rother Valley Optics a face-lift and add some new features to the bespoke e-commerce system.

Rother Valley Optics is the largest one stop shop for the Latest Range of Telescopes, Binoculars & Accessories.

Visit Rother Valley Optics


Prodek Flooring Storage Solutions.

A Web Design & Development Project

The new Prodek website is on course to go live in May. This was a large scale project for a large firm based in Sheffield.

From a bay of shelving to a major turnkey warehousing project, Pro-Dek has the experience, capabilities and product range to provide innovative, effective solutions to customers' storage problems.


Pretenders MC Site for Martin Chambers.

A Web Design & Development Project

Pretenders: Martin ChambersThis is the site of Martin Chambers drummer of The Pretenders.

The site features a series of my own personal archive of photographs, from my time spent on tour with The Pretenders. I have developed an online shop for Martin to sell photos and other merchandise.

The site is currently offline.

Expert Opinion Goes Live!

Expert Opinions was established to promote ideas and policies based on best practice from professionals in their relevant fields.

The web-based forum concentrates on driving back the traditional boundaries of policy debate, by taking a fresh look at key issues through the eyes of people who know them best - professionals on the front line.

The site is now live.

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Sheffield Tree Services Web Site In development

Sheffield Tree Services are a reputable company and was established over 15 years ago and was started by Shaun Donnellan. He is dedicated tree surgeons supplying quality tree work in and around Sheffield at affordable prices.

The site is now live.

Crookes Climbing Clothing Web Site Screan Shot

Crookes Climbing

We are happy to enounce that the first phase of the Crookes Climbing Clothing shopping cart has been completed. The site has been successfully launched and is already taking orders. Crookes Climbing Clothing is located in Sheffield.

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