ideas we share

Website Building and Digital Marketing Services in the South of France

Based in the near Lorgues in the Var (83), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France but helping clients worldwide.

We offer professional website building and digital marketing services . Whether you need a website for your business or you’re looking to improve your online presence, we have the skills and experience to help you succeed.


We offer a range of services to meet your needs, including:

  • Website Design and Development: We create beautiful, functional websites that are optimized for search engines and mobile devices.
  • Digital Marketing: We can help you reach your target audience through a variety of digital marketing channels, including social media, email marketing, and search engine optimization.
  • E-commerce: If you’re looking to sell products or services online, we can help you set up an e-commerce store that is secure and easy to use.
  • Website Maintenance: We provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your website is always up-to-date and running smoothly.
  • Content: We can provide photography, video and copy-writing and translation services at very competitive rates.

Why Choose Us:

  • We have over 20 years experience in helping diverse clients such as online shops, educators, government organisations, real estate agents, owners of vacation rentals, artists and charities.
  • We don’t just build websites – we provide a very comprehensive range of services.
  • We offer personalized service and take the time to understand your unique needs.
  • We are committed to delivering high-quality work that meets your expectations.

Ready to get started? Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you build a successful online presence.

What We Do


We help our clients to present a professional image on the web, on social media, in email and in print. We build engaging, intuitive websites designed to fit large and small screens, tuned for performance and search engine placement.

Many people offer to build websites, so why should you work with us?

We can provide a comprehensive set of skills to support and build your business.

For us, that means much more than just building a website. On the content side, we can provide a range of media production services, including photography, videography, design, social media marketing and print production. On the technical side, we can provide custom programming, integration, performance and search-engine optimisation and security.

It's not just about a website, it's about working with you to develop your online strategy and digitally market your business and services.

We have extensive experience...

...good and bad and that's important. We have seen sites built without proper planning, bolted together with 'plugins' and 'add-ons' that don't work together properly causing crashes or service outages. We see sites with uncompressed images or videos, that run painfully slowly, sites that don't render properly on smartphones and tablets, sites with broken links, missing content or are not sufficiently protected from potential hackers. We know how to avoid these problems, and if you have a site like this, we know how to fix it.

We are a small business - like you.

We understand that your business needs reliable, high-quality services, just like we do. We do our best to ensure that your site performs well and is always available. But we also know that sometimes, even if everything is done correctly, technology can sometimes fail or someone just makes a mistake. If there is a problem, whatever the cause, we will be here to help at any time.

What We've Done


From boutiques to galleries, from property rentals sites to online courses, here are just a few of the many projects that we have worked on:

Who We Are


We are a collaboration... a partnership between us and you.
Paul Duffin

I trained and developed my career in IT in the UK, primarily at the Hamlet Computer Group. During my time there I progressed from trainee to management and eventually became a Director and then co-owner of the company. I was the technical head responsible for the design and implementation of all of our products. We were market leaders in examinations and assessment systems, with clients in the UK, Africa, India and the Caribbean. We came to the notice of a multi-national company who were looking to become global leaders in educational software through acquisition. They bought Hamlet in 2009, at which point we moved to France. I have continued to develop my skills to include most recently app development and video editing.

Gretchen Duffin

I began my career path in the U.S.A. as a Data Analyst which quickly lead to  Fraud Investigator.  This was an eye-opening experience to one part of the “business” world.  It was a fascinating experience and I was blessed (yes… I’m Southern) to be part of a wonderful team. That work direction changed when I moved across the pond to a small English town. While living there for seven years, I was pulled into marketing, and held various roles in a small company, including researcher, database administrator, photographer, and designer. I enjoyed being part of a small company where one could really make a difference.  This role evolved into becoming the marketing and IT manager for a group of companies, a position I held until we took the leap to move to Provence, France.

We would be remiss if we did not also mention the other part of our team who contribute to the day-to-day team-building and our client-welcome committee...

Our Skills


Together from our backgrounds, we offer a broad range of skills including :
  • WordPress

  • WooCommerce
  • HTML and CSS
  • Project management
  • Testing and Debugging
  • Graphic design for web or print
  • .Net Maui, Blazor, C#, JavaScript

  • Microsoft Visual Studio and SQLServer
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro
  • Software, database and systems design and management

  • Audio Production - Tascam, Cubase Pro,  Akai Professional

  • Photography and video : Fuji X Series cameras and lenses | GoPro
  • Technical SEO : security, site speed, canonical URLS, indexation, UX, accessibility, meta data...

WordPress is the internet’s most popular content management system (CMS). 810 million websites use WordPress, which is 43% of the entire web. Over 66% of all CMS websites are now powered by WordPress and 500 sites are built with it every day, compared to just 60-80 on competitor platforms like Shopify and Squarespace. It uses templates and ‘plugins’ to provide a very wide range of functionality allowing it be used for ‘brochure’ sites, blogs, forums, media galleries and online stores. The benefit to our clients is the low cost and the ability to edit the site themselves.
WooCommerce is an e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and free base product, as with WordPress itself, its functionality is extended using plugins.
Photoshop is an image creation, graphic design and photo editing software developed by Adobe. The software provides many image editing features for pixel-based images, raster graphics and vector graphics. Adobe Photoshop was first released in 1988. It has been the industry standard image manipulation program for so long that its name has become a verb. You often hear someone say that an image has been 'photoshopped', meaning that it's been edited or manipulated.
InDesign is a desktop publishing software application for creating flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. Projects created using InDesign can be shared in both digital and print formats. InDesign is used by graphic designers, artists, publishers, and marketing professionals., InDesign provides the tools necessary to design pages and create visual layouts that can be used for both print and digital media. InDesign provides users a simplified way to create professional pages which can be published and distributed in print or online. It's the industry standard editing software for laying out long-form multipage documents.
Visual Studio and SQLServer
For more specialist or demanding sites, we use the Visual Studio suite of development tools and the enterprise level SQLServer database management system. Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps.

What Our Clients Say


We work hard to provide an exceptional service. Our clients (both French and English-speaking) are based mostly in France, but are also in the USA and the UK.  We continuously evaluate the services that we offer and how we provide them using the feedback that we receive.  Read what our clients have to say about working with us...

(reviews are in the original language)

“What a great name for a website, but it is not just a great name it is the ideal name for Gretchen’s and Paul’s website as this is exactly what they do. We have been working together for well over a year now and it is a collaboration rather than just doing what I want them to do. Gretchen and Paul make the ideal team. Complementing each other on their website work, but also complementing me. They understand what I want and tell me if they think it will work or not, give me other ways of looking at it and other ideas to consider that I would not have thought of otherwise. So thank you Paul and Gretchen for everything you do to help me.”

Tessa Baker | Artist |

“Paul Duffin has been the webmaster for the International Women’s Club of Provence since 2012 when he and Gretchen were approached to create a website for the club by using a WordPress module which was then adapted to suit our requirements. As Administrator of the website my role was made easier by Paul’s rapid response to any request for help, even at weekends, thanks to his attitude of “the customer comes first”. There was no question that we would use anyone else and as a result Paul and Gretchen have just completed a major upgrade and improvement to our Club website with which we are very satisfied.”

Sue Spence | International Women's Club Provence

The team at Ideas We Share is a provider of excellent work, combining creativity and reactivity. You can count on them to always provide excellent service and always find a solution to any issues that may occur. Prompt and quality service is what makes them unique.”

Catherine | Real Estate Agent |

Ideas We Share built me a fantastic website and were very professional in every way. I have had nothing but wonderful compliments on the quality of design and photography. I have had many enquiries and jobs due to their input and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to expand their business. Thank you Paul and Gretchen for all your help and time.

Patsy Politoff | Artist |

We have been working with Gretchen and Paul for over 3 years and have found them to be knowledgeable on everything that we have asked them to do. They have done our website and videos, which have turned out wonderful. We would recommend their work to anyone looking for quality web design.”

Doug E. Rasmusson | Owner |

“Quel bonheur d’avoir eu la chance de croiser le chemin de Paul et Gretchen !!  Finalement, après des années d’un site internet, sans évolution, fait par des “pros” ne sachant pas trop régler les soucis de gestion de mon ancien site, j’ai enfin trouvé un couple professionnel, créatif et efficace, pour réaliser un site internet à mon image.  Je conseille vivement d’avoir recours à leurs services, un exemple de disponibilité et de réactivité, vous pouvez y aller en toute confiance !! Un GRAND merci à vous !”

Jerome Wilm  |  Photographe  |

“Merci pour la disponibilité et le professionnalisme dont vous faites preuve, depuis la création du site et tout au long des années au cours desquelles il a évolué. Il est très important pour nous d’être accompagnés par des personnes compétentes et fiables … et vous avez toujours su être dignes de notre confiance.”

Ludovic FARGIER | Secrétaire Général | Mairie de Saint-Antonin du Var

“Nous avions un site internet depuis une dizaine d’années… cela prend un temps fou de créer un site, de le faire vivre, évoluer… on essaye toujours de faire les choses avec des bouts de ficelles mais au final le résultat est moyen Il nous a pompé une énergie folle et il nous dévalorisait. Avec Paul et Gretchen, on a maintenant un site internet moderne, qui nous met en valeur, on a économisé du temps pour faire des choses dans lesquelles nous sommes efficaces et qui nous plaisent, ils actualisent notre site presque en temps réel à notre demande, c’est juste formidable. On peut se concentrer sur nos compétitions et continuer d’apprendre et de partager la santé au naturelle ! Un grand MERCI à tous les deux.”

Jacky & Myriam Boisset | Champions

“Le couple idéal pour la création et gestion de sites internet. Paul toujours à la recherche de nouveaux modules et fonctionnalités à adapter à ma demande pour satisfaire les attentes de nos clients sur le plan du développement technique et Gretchen qui possède une maîtrise à la fois des instruments graphiques et création de visuels modernes et une grande connaissance de la fonction community manager. Le plus, les prestataires sont bilingues français et anglais ! Le extra plus, une réactivité avec des réponses et mise en place des modifications quasi instantanées.”

Julie | Manager | Biossentiel

“Après avoir tenter de construire 6 sites avec des webmasters couteux et incompétents … je suis heureuse d’avoir confié la réalisation de mon site actuel à Paul et Gretchen Duffin. Après des années de galère, j’ai enfin rencontré ce couple webmasters loyaux, expérimentés et fiables ! Que du bonheur… enfin ! ”

Marie-Sophie L | Raw Food Chef

Contact Us


We would be delighted to speak with you or to meet with you, in person, to discuss your needs, visions, and to find out if we can help you. Feel free to call us, email us or use the form below.... there is no obligation and you might even get a nice cup of tea (or coffee).  

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