About Us

Bloody Marvelous Bit of Web Design... ...talented web designers, print designers, marketers and search engine optimisers.

We are passionate about the benefits of the internet and pride ourselves on our great personal service & attention to detail. Based in Poole on the South Coast of England, we have clients throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Worldwide.

Let’s start with where the name comes from. Well, the web design part is hopefully fairly obvious! Now, what about the “BMB”?

A delighted user of a system created by BMB Web Design has suggested it stands for “Bloody Marvelous Bit of Web Design”, whilst this is very flattering, it is also sadly untrue. The truth is that BMB Web Design is primarily myself, Brian Michael Barnes, that’s where the “BMB” comes from.

In addition to myself, we call on the services of a number of other talented web designers, print designers, marketers and search engine optimisers who like myself work from home in Poole, Dorset or the surrounding areas.

History

In 1997, after gaining a 2:1 in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Sussex, I started working for Lush Cosmetics. It was here that I began my web design career. Lush had been quoted some startling figures to create an e-commerce website and had baulked at the cost.

I volunteered to create the web site, learning on the job. After around 3 months, the site went live. It was an immediate success and order volumes continued to grow.

I left Lush in 2002 to take up a web development position with Dorsetweb. After more than six years working on a huge number of websites, web applications, booking systems etc for clients ranging from small local businesses to charities to the emergency services to famous household names, I decided it was time to branch out on my own as BMB Web Design.

Our Philosophy

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” – don’t worry, we’re not going to go all religious on you! It’s just that phrase seems to sum it up nicely. We like to think of our clients as long-term partners and we have their best interests at heart.

Setting up a new website can be a daunting prospect, there are a million and one different web design agencies and build-it-yourself packages out there, and if you make the wrong decision it can be costly, very costly. While it might be great for our bank balance to create an all singing, all dancing website that does everything except bring you a cup of coffee in the morning, if it’s not right for your business we’ll tell you so and design something that is right for you.

We design websites to be:

  • simple to use
  • accessible to a wide audience
  • search engine friendly
  • based on accepted web standards

Sites designed using these principles are easier to use, easier and less costly to maintain, reach a larger audience and less likely to break when viewed in a wide range of web browsers, mobile devices and other new methods of web browsing.