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Web Development by Web Preference Ltd

New website for the British Society for Matrix Biology

The British Society for Matrix Biology was formed to provide a forum for scientists with an interest in the extracellular matrix and to promote research and education in this field.

Web Preference is delighted to announce a new website for the society, which can be found at

The application is written in Python, using the Django framework. The core functionality revolves around the registration and login system and bookings for the meetings the society arranges on behalf of its members. The shopping cart functionality is integrated with Stripe. Once a user has paid for a booking, he/she will be able to upload document abstracts, for consideration to be presented at that meeting. The admin interface includes the ability not only to email messages to all members, but to notify attendees if they are to be allowed to present at the meeting. 

In addition to the core meeting, abstract and registration functionality, the site includes a news app.

As with all sites, the application is responsive and works well across a range of devices.

James Whiteford (Senior Lecturer Microvascular Research) made the following comments:

I have no hesitation in recommending Paul Sawyer and Web Preference Limited for website and app design.

Our experience in generating the new British Society for Matrix Biology website was hugely positive and has attracted highly favourable feedback both from funding bodies and other similar societies, not to mention our membership.

The design process was very straightforward and Paul should be commended on his patience in explaining fairly complex computing issues to us as novices.

In addition, the approach to solving the various problems that came up was deeply logical and methodical.

Finally, the attention to detail and pride in the finished product exhibited by Paul was highly admirable, and contributed to the professional and user friendly website the BSMB now has.

Many thanks!

Nov. 14, 2018


From the initial brief, Paul has understood our business needs and has gone above and beyond to ensure that our website matched our requirements. He has managed to create a professional yet personal website, which was of paramount importance to us. We are absolutely delighted with the website and Paul has been a pleasure to deal with. We have had fantastic feedback from clients and candidates as well as a good response from the email marketing tool. We would not hesitate in recommending Web Preference and look forward to working with them in the future.

March Recruitment

I am writing to thank you for all your hard work in helping us to create a new web presence for our Opto Electronics Division Your interpretation of our briefing and creative input has considerably enhanced our original thinking and resulted in a better site which is easy to navigate, fast to browse and with better content, presenting an overall excellent user experience as indicated by our initial user group feedback. Everyone has commented on how professional the site looks and your integration of the latest browsing enhancements such as news and image handling are impressive yet discreet.

YEG Opto

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