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Web Development and Mapping Services

You wouldn't use a hammer to drive in a screw

Most web design/development companies use one technology to handle every website: usually Wordpress. But there are better tools for more complex websites or applications. Here are some of the technologies that I'll consider to perfectly match your requirements and budget.

MODx Content Management Framework
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Complete Creative Freedom
  • Better for Complex Websites than Wordpress
  • Corporate or Application Solutions
Django Web Development Framework
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Fast for Complex Development Work
  • Secure and Scalable
  • Versatile: Excels at Anything Database Related
Wordpress Content Management System
  • Open Source CMS, Free to Use
  • Designed Templates for Inexpensive Sites
  • Easy to Update and Add Content to your Site
  • Perfect for Smaller Businesses and Charities
VueJS Frontend Framework
  • Open Source Framework, Free to Use
  • Progressive Framework (add to specific parts of sites)
  • Like Angular and React but Arguably Better
  • For Complex Single Page Applications and more...
HTML5 and CSS3
  • HTML5 - the structure of a website
  • CSS3 - make it look good
  • The Foundation of a Website
  • Sometimes you just need the basics...

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Website Design, Web Development & Online Mapping

Customer Conversion - I'll help you build a website that will:

Show your latest services or products; be found via Search Engines and convert visitors to clients.

Provide a service via an online application, for example, communicate geographic information via an online web map.


Skills Development + Freedom

Onsite training and technical support. You won't be left with a website you cannot update. And I won't trap you with expensive Domain and Hosting agreements. You'll own your Domain Name.


Foundations: Don't build on a swamp

Great care is taken in the selection of the best tools and techniques. Your site will be carefully hand-built.


Who, What, Where

Parthian Systems: Web Development and Web Mapping. Run by Stuart McMartin. Based near Falkirk in Central Scotland.

I've a Military Software Engineering background and am now a Freelance Web Developer with specialism in Online Maps.

Get in touch and find out more about me by visiting About - Contact. See some of my previous work below and here.

HTML and Site Design

Your website will be as future-proof as possible. Use of standards compliant HTML5 and CSS3. 

Captivate your visitors with animation and interaction.

Single Page Applications (SPA) using Vue Front End Framework. What does that mean? App like capabilities on your website. For eCommerce, Complex Form Capture and more.


Dynamic Data

Database and API programming. For storage and queries. Add, Update and Get information. From your own database or from other websites e.g weather or mapping data.

Interactive data and visualisation. Display information and engage visitors. 


Your Site - Your Edits - You're in Control

You'll be using a Content Management System (CMS). You log in, type new content in and save just like word processing.

Wordpress for websites using pre-developed Template Designs. Quick to setup and easy for you to add content.

MODx Web Framework. For complex systems. More control; better for corporate level websites.

Django Web Development Framework. Complex Web Applications. For expert systems only. Can be used for internal web based software applications: e.g. I have developed a system for a business to track their sales for external audit purposes. Resulting in over 2 days paperwork saved per month and superior data capture for analysis.

eCommerce Solutions

eCommerce provided via the following tools: -

Foxycart - This is a hosted solution. Meaning that the Credit Card handling doesn't take place on your website. Attractive Cart and Checkout with an easy to use administration panel.


Learn more about Foxycart


PayPal - For simple eCommerce, I can add simple PayPal "Add to Cart" and "Buy Now" buttons to your site. This is an ideal introduction to eCommerce. Particularly useful for solutions with small numbers of products, simple pricing, none VAT registered businesses (or only selling to UK-EU)

SEO and Social Media

Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media. I will help ensure people find your site. This requires careful assessment  and use of keywords.

I will research your product and market to analyse your competitors. This information will help your website be found by people ready to use your product or service.    

There may also be scope to use Facebook, Youtube etc.

I use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager to generate feedback on who your visitors are. What they do on the website. How long they spend on each page etc. This will provide market intelligence for your business and help us improve your site.

I have completed the Google Digital Garage — Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course. Certificate below. Links on the PDF (found via a click of the image) will lead you to proof of the certificates validity. Use code — JUF UB8 Q4N on the linked page.


Google Digital Marketing - SEO
Click to see the Google Certificate PDF. 1Mb file.


Developer of Mapping Services

I'm a Web Developer with a specialism in mapping.

Consider for your site the boring but useful Google Maps or better Ordnance Survey Mapping or even Open Street Map.

GIS Analysis and Development - e.g.QGIS, MapServer, PostGIS Spatial Databases, GoogleMaps - VirtualEarth API, OpenLayers, OpenSpace API, MapBox etc.

Specialism in Ordnance Survey mapping including OpenSpace API and Geocoding


Featured Product - Simple Community Mapping

Virtual Visits

Volunteer Archaeology Map is a prototype system built to demonstrate a range of web mapping features. As part of ongoing development of Fortingall Roots Map Project

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Stuart McMartin Trading As Parthian Systems - Web and Mapping Developer © Parthian Systems 2008-2018. All Rights Reserved.


phonem: 0779 325 1376


Based in Bo'ness, Falkirk, Central Scotland.
Serving customers throughout the UK.

Web Design and Development.

Geographic Information Systems
Web Map Designer

MODx - Content Management System
Django Web Development Framework
Wordpress Websites
Vue Frontend Framework
MapBox Mapping

Epic Hosting by Webfaction - for power users

WebFaction Website Hosting

Inexpensive Hosting by TSOHost - from £25 per annum inc Domain.

TSOHost Web Hosting

eCommerce by Foxycart

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