Control X is Richard Cross; web designer, developer and photographer with over 25 years experience of creating professional websites. 

Over this time I have worked on many sites; from well known brands, large e-commerce sites, galleries, archives, event booking systems and promotional sites.

Drawing on a wealth of experience I help clients through the process of creating, launching and running a website.

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

Richard Cross

I set up Control X in 2010 to provide quality web design and support without the overhead or constraints of a conventional agency.

I also support agencies and designers with WordPress development, helping them focus on their core business while providing quality web services to their clients.

Along the way I have continued with photography, including commercial work, a host of personal projects and more recently drone photography.

To discuss your project please get in touch.

Client Testimonials

“Richard has not only redesigned our website, but has managed to unravel technical issues quickly and effectively. His ability to combine user experience with design is invaluable.”

Kirsty Sumerling

The Scottish Gallery

“…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.”

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.”

“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.”

“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