OFFSIDE solutions

Our real speciality, and our labour of love, at Offside Solutions is creating custom solutions to meet our customers' specific requirements. These can range from small but powerful macro solutions for Excel and Outlook which automate the processes our customers previously wasted time carrying out repeatedly, to fully-fledged database applications and database-driven web solutions.

We are so confident in our ability to provide a custom desktop application, content-managed or database-driven website, or Outlook/Excel automation solution that you will love, that we offer our development services on a £5/hour trial basis.

Following an initial consultation of your requirements we will assess the estimated time to complete the solution. As long as this is a maximum of 10 hours' development time, we will provide your solution at a 2-week trial cost of £5/hour. If you then decide to keep our product, the full price (charged at £30/hour) will then be payable. Note that all trial solutions will be coded such that they will not function beyond the trial period and will require live activation, which is provided on receipt of the full solution price.

If you have a development requirement, in a lot of cases there will be other companies looking for something similar. Where we will feel there is a market, Offside creates a packaged solution and takes it to market. With this model we can keep our Custom Development costs extremely low.

Over the years Offside Solutions have developed a host of macro-driven solutions to automate tasks in Outlook, Excel and Word. Examples of some of the solutions we have provided include:

Offside develops custom desktop applications using Visual Studio and Microsoft SQL Server (or SQL Server Express). If you can't find the software application that will do the job you need, let us create it for you. Our development time is charged at £30/hour.

Some of our desktop application creations include:

The days of static HTML web sites are numbered. While we have the capability and experience to develop high-impact, search optimised static web sites, most of our web design work these days is centred around content-managed sites which empower our customers with the ability to manage site content themselves.

For more complex web sites which require a higher level of power and interactivity, Offside develops database-driven sites from the ground up using Visual Studio and MySQL.

NightmareSoccer is Offside's own product and web site at While this is a hobby for us and has admittedly not been given the attention it deserves, the site is entirely driven by a desktop application integrating with a database. We are currently developing to bring it right up to date and utilise all the latest web/database integration technologies.