Best Served Cold

Web design and development

We pride ourselves on producing high quality websites that fully conform to the highest web standards. Our sites are accessible and search engine friendly, making sure that all our sites have the best possible chance of succeeding where so many others fail.

The Party Times

The Party Times is a blog dedicated to parties. The contributors regularly write features on the best new trends in parties, new cake recipes and their own experiences with setting up parties and party planning. The blog is part of the Party Pieces website which sells everything you need for your own party.

We were contacted in 2010 to start working on a new layout and make updates to the site and since then we’ve been involved regularly with site changes and updates as The Party Times has expanded. The site is built on WordPress and we’ve used our experience with the platform to make it easier for the writers to add content and update the site.

Apps Jobs

Apps Jobs is dedicated to advertising application development jobs – whether it’s Android, iPhone, Blackberry or social network apps, this is the place to advertise and search for the latest mobile and social application development jobs.

Do you need a developer to build an application for you? Apps Jobs is part of the 101 group of websites which get over 1.5 million page views a month and 500,000 visitors! With that kind of interest, you’ll know that your advert is getting to the right people.

One of the first places that developers are going to go to when they’ve finished their current iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry or twitter application is somewhere they can showcase it, and then on to find a new job, all on the same page!

Apps Jobs - application developer jobs for mobile and social software

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East and North Herts NHS Trust

We’d been working with the East and North Herts NHS Trust for several months when we got the contract to completely re-design and update their website. Our brief was to design and build a very clean, simple and easy to use website that could be updated by the NHS Trust without needing constant editing and changing by us.

About the Trust

We provide a wide range of acute inpatient services including A&E and maternity at the Lister and QEII. We also provide outpatient care to people at Hertford County, the Lister and the QEII.

We run Mount Vernon, one of the country’s top 5 cancer treatment centres, which provides specialist tertiary chemotherapy and radiotherapy services.

The site is built using WordPress as the content management system with a number of plugins that have been edited to make to work specifically with the website.


Dioni is a small family run website that specialises in renting out high quality self-catering cottages in Snowdonia, Wales. They came to us looking for a well built and clean website that they could run themselves. It needed to include a full content management system for the cottages and allow them to update regularly with news and information about the local area.

Dioni self-catering cottages in Snowdonia

101 Best Blackberry Apps

Following on from the success of 101 Best Android Apps, we decided to take the idea to the next step and so we built 101 Best Blackberry Apps. The idea is simple, we ask people to submit and rate applications for the Blackberry smartphone.

What started out as an idea for rating the best websites has proved itself to work just as well across multiple formats, the 101 Best Blackberry Apps site is just the latest in a line of sites that we continue to work on and improve whenever we have spare time between our client work.

Please let us know if you have any ideas for future developments, as we’re always ready to improve and update things.

Nylon Films

Nylon Films is a video and stills production company based in London. We met Nylon through the recommendation of another client and worked closely with them to produce and develop a site to showcase their video and photography work.

Nylon films helps clients tell their unique stories through film, video, stills photography and other multimedia formats. Whether it’s corporate films or documentary films, training videos or music videos, viral ads or internet ads – we think the end product should always make for compelling viewing. Therefore, at the heart of all of our productions, you’ll find good storytelling and high production values; and, using state of the art technologies, we are able to provide these multimedia solutions cost-effectively.

We spent time with Nylon to discuss their social marketing plan and worked closely with them to integrate media from Vimeo and Flickr into their site. The use of social networks to promote websites is increasing and at Best Served Cold we try to encourage all our clients to get involved in this exciting new area of marketing.

101 Best HTML5 Sites

This is one of our latest additions to the 101 Best group of sites. It was created to showcase the growing number of websites using the new HTML5 coding standard. 101 Best HTML5 Sites has become one of our fastest growing sites, helped, in part, by the ongoing debate between Apple and Adobe around the use of Flash on the iPhone and iPad.

We have a large number of sites featured and we are gradually converting 101 Best HTML5 Sites into the new coding language wth some CSS3 elemements added – it’s as much a training website for us as a useful resource for those people who want to find out more about HTML5 and what’s possible.

If you’d like to know more about HTML5, you can read our blog post: HTML5 and new web standards.

101 Best Android Apps

After the success of 101 Best Websites we started thinking about other ideas that could utilise the same functions and similar layout. One of our first ideas was 101 Best Android Apps – a gallery of mobile applications for the Android mobile OS from Google.

If you’re unsure what Android actually is, we wrote a post about it: So, what is Android?.

Anchor House

Anchor House is a charity based in Canning Town, East London that works with local homeless people to help rehabilitate and integrate them back into society.

We were asked to create a modern, CMS based website that would be easy to update and also include various social media and networking links. Our design was worked around the idea of a London based charity, close to the river, using the Anchor House brand colour scheme as a base.

Anchor House

We set the site up to include YouTube video and links to Twitter and Facebook pages and using our own Pressitt website we also set up a social media news room for Anchor House to use.

CK Clinical

CK Clinical have been working with Best Served Cold for over 2 years and were one of our first clients. In 2009 they decided to revamp their website and came to us with an idea for a very clean, simple website that would be able to link in to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

CK Clinical

Over the last few months CK Clinical have been trying out new ways of recruitment using social networking tools and needed a site that was quick to update and easy to use. We suggested building the main body of the site in WordPress with a bespoke job search and listings area that we would add. Everything is now in place and CK Clinical is using the site and other social networking tools to change the way recruitment works.