Control X

Building on 15 years of agency and freelance experience I set up Control X in 2010  to provide high quality web services without the overhead of a conventional agency.

During this time I have helped many companies, charities and individuals get online, improve their site or add functionality.

I also consult on best use of technology and can help with strategy and funding applications.

I support various agencies and designers with web development.

With an office in Summerhall in Edinburgh many of my clients are in Scotland or NE England but I work on projects across Europe and the Americas.

Website hosting comes with a variety of WordPress support packages.

Richard Cross

Richard Cross

Growing up in the east midlands I’ve been moving north in stages. First Newcastle where I studied photography & film, then Edinburgh and now rural Perthshire.

When I arrived in Edinburgh in the mid 1990’s I was fortunate to stumble across the internet, working in web agencies for whisky companies and other brands who saw the potential of the new medium.

I turned freelance in 2002 and set up Control X Digital in 2010.

Over this time I have continued with photography, including commercial work, a host of personal projects and more recently aerial photography.

Client Testimonials

“…not only comprehensive expertise in the mechanics of web-design but also a real aesthetic flair and a thorough knowledge of the relevant marketing fundamentals.”

Callum Fisken

Ampersand Interiors

“The fact that our new website matches the ambitions we set ourselves is in no small part due to Richard’s work. I cannot imagine having navigated the complexity of the task without him.”

Graeme Rigby

Amber Film & Photography 

We were extremely impressed with not only Richard’s technical expertise but his creativity and thoughtfulness. The project was seamless from start to finish and Richard included us in the whole process.”

John Dixon

Georgian Antiques

“Richard’s long-running hosting and support contract with VOCAL has been invaluable to us. His expertise in WordPress and his diligence ensure that our websites are maintained securely, with the latest patches and upgrades applied seamlessly behind the scenes. Any technical issues that we run into are always handled swiftly, effectively and personably.”

Sebastian Fischer

Chief Executive, VOCAL

“The support from Control X is very consistent: consistency in its efficiency and fairness in terms of price, but above all in terms of his friendly and diligent service. We had our company website built and hosted by Richard, which served us well for a range of public-facing projects. Highly recommended.”

Rupert Thomson

Head of Artistic Programmes, AHL Venues

“Tasked with designing us not just one but two brand new websites to a tight schedule, Richard delivered them well on time with consummate skill, creativity and professionalism.

Richard’s technical mastery you can take as a given; but equally impressive is his methodical, thorough and responsive approach to project management. With exceptional communication and organisation, he kept us fully engaged in creative dialogue, whilst handling the most complex requirements deftly and flexibly.

In addition, his thoughtful insights into the end-user experience, as well as his empathetic understanding of our specific client needs, were revelatory – even opening up fresh perspectives for us on our own organisation. Richard has not only made us two superb sites; he has given us, at this crucial time, the confidence to hold our heads up high and embrace the future.”

Toby Hawks

The Clarsach Society / Edinburgh International Harp Festival

To discuss your project please get in touch.