About

alano design

is the trading name for Alan Officer. I supply a wide range of custom built web sites for self-employed people, small businesses and clubs in the UK and also provide IT support and tuition in and around Edinburgh to home offices and private homes.


IT SUPPORT

PC software tuition and support (and to some degree Mac though I’m not a Mac specialist) including Windows 10, Microsoft 365 and whatever else you may be running may well be within scope. Get your stuff working for you!

I use the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of multimedia software, and will offer tuition and support for beginners up to intermediate users. This incorporates Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, After Effects, Audition and InDesign.

This includes include PC problem diagnosis and appropriate actions where possible. I do not offer a PC repairs service (there are dedicated PC repair shops for that), being focused more on your overall IT environment. I no longer custom build PCs for clients since there are extremely competitive and well specified systems available from some reliable box building specialists. I am happy to advise and recommend a particular build based on your planned usage. It can be a confusing and baffling affair!


WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

I supply a wide ranging selection of web sites to individuals, clubs and small businesses located throughout the UK from London to the Highlands. These days most sites are built using WordPress, but I also provide Joomla! based sites to some clients. These tend to be more data driven multi user affairs, but it doesn’t mean Joomla! sites have to be boring.

If you’re after just a small ‘Look at me!’ web page or two I would potentially stick to a simple static site since there is no need to pile on the depth of features and complexity of Content Management if it’s really not needed.

I can provide related photography services if required.

In addition to web publishing I am happy to design for paper based media such as newsletters, brochures and other promotional material. These can be delivered in PDF format or as animated digital brochures for web sites.