Something good to shout about - Tina Harrison from Medden has been voted into the Top 100 Mumpreneurs of 2015 by Mumpreneur UK - well deserved as she works her socks off here at Medden.
Have you ever sent an email and then had that panic feeling? Nooooooo I didn't mean to send that etc – I think we all have. I know I once sent an email meant for my husband, Simon, to a client called Simon asking what he thought about a particular website update and told him that we had sausages for dinner. Luckily the client saw the funny said. He did say he thought I was a but forward by calling him “Hun” but he did quite fancy the sausages!!!
You would be surprised how many people come to me to discuss a redesign and tell me they do not have a contract with their existing developer. It baffles me how this happens. As a developer I have a standard contract that I insist the client signs before we begin work. This is to protect them just as much as it is to protect me. I do not know any good developer who doesn't insist on a signed contract. If you are in negotiations with a developer at the moment and they don't require a contract I would question why? Will you own the website at the end of completion?
So you may have heard the news - Google are changing their mobile algorithm to take into account “mobile friendly” websites from tomorrow. You may have heard it called responsive design – we have written a blog on it in the past too. We have been developing our websites like this for the past 18 months because we knew this day would come. Some clients have also updated their old sites to make sure they were ready. How will this effect you if you have a site that isn't responsive?
So the above statement can be taken in a number of ways. Does it mean that if you come to us and ask about website design and development that we won't listen to you, tell you that all your ideas are wrong and tell you what WE think you should have? No... we wouldn't get very far as a business if we did that.
So you have a beautiful new website and now you need to get some visitors.
How do you do that?
Recently we had a new client approach us about his existing website. He had a very dated design and was finding that his web developer was very hard to reach and minimal changes were costing a lot of money. Also when he asked them about making his site responsive they wanted to charge him.... lets just say a lot of money.
Wow January is over all ready - how fast did that go? We have been incredibly busy this past month which is fantastic. We have taken on 3 new clients and are busy building websites for them now. February looks set to bring more work our way and the result of the Bexley Awards will be at the end of the month. Exciting Times at Medden Website Design.
Our interview for the finalist in Bexley Business Awards 2015 in the Customer Services Category is just around the corner.... Next week in fact... we will keep you posted.
WOW - JUST WOW - We have just found out that we are finalists in the Bexley Business Awards 2015 in the Customer Services Category. We are buzzing..... On the to next stage in January.
Judging day in mid January, we have some stiff competition but we are going to give it our all.