Focal Strategy are very pleased to launch a new site for Transworld Yachts who are sailing and powerboat brokers based in Hamble.
This database driven website, neatly takes the boat images and information Transworld have already inputted into Yachtworld.co.uk, via an XML file to create their boats for sale information page dynamically. This means the company does not have to upload the data twice, and they know it is always current.
The boats for sale page has many viewing options, visitors can click to view by sailing or power boats, and then by age, length or manufacturer - by clicking on one of the search terms the images rapidly re-sort themselves...why not take a visit and have a go - it's really snazzy to use!
By clicking on to individual boats, a detailed spec sheet is shown, which can be printed off, whilst an enquiry button makes it very easy for customers to send an email to Transworld about each particular boat.
The site also includes a news blog which auto feeds into social networks to keep customers up to date, assist with Transworld's online marketing, and to support 'white hat' on page search engine optimisation.
Looking to revamp your existing website? Give us a call we specialise in the design and build of bespoke websites to meet the individual requirements of your business. 02380 844982 / 07946 427553 or click here
During the entire website design process we keep your new website under wraps...we understand that visiting a partially created website isn't quite the thing for your potential customers...
So we always create a temporary website which is purposefully not indexed by Google, to ensure that people don't inadvertently find your website* whilst it is being designed and refined until it is completely ready for launch.
* Obviously if we are re-vamping an existing website for you, we will leave your existing website in place, until you are ready to 'flip the switch'. We normally make the changeover during the night so that the change is less noticeable for visitors.
Just one of the thoughtful ideas from Focal Strategy :O)
below...a snip from a website design which is soon to be coded and tested by Rich using a temporary site, before it is formally launched.
We have really enjoyed working with Steve from Higher Class DJ Entertainment in Slough, and today sees the launch of the new website.
Pete and Rich have done a great job on the funky colour changing pages and animated embellishments, including dancing people - on your first daily visit, and a blingy star.
The website has YouTube embedded videos and sound you can turn on or off depending on your mood (see the top right of the page), whilst the photos at the edge of the pages rotate and move for added visual interest.
An interactive contact form, gives customers the ability to enquire about particular event ideas from the wide range of services that Higher Class offer.
Whilst working on Neville Stanikk's Landscape Photography site, we were asked to design and build a food photography website and also one for his property work for him to showcase these sides of his business separately.
above...screen shot of South West Food Photography website
The classic designs incorporate a simple to use gallery from the visitor point of view, and an even simpler way of getting images uploaded to the websites via a bespoke content management system linked to Neville's main website.
Our aim is to deliver elegant website solutions to your online business requirements...give Sue or Pete a call at Focal Strategy 02380 844982 or click here to message us.
above...screenshot of enlarged photo from SouthWest Property Photography website
Focal Strategy are extremely pleased to launch a new website for Neville Stanikk, a prominent landscape photographer based in North Devon.
Neville supplies images to publications such as Cornwall and Devon Life Magazines, as well as many others, so needed a website with a fully searchable database.
The website will eventually contain around 30,000 images, which Neville is currently uploading using our easy to use multi image upload tool.
The website has been cleverly coded to automatically create thumbnails as they are uploaded to the site, whilst also auto recognising image tags, captions, place names and regions to assign the images to the correct place within the database.
From the file name, the site also knows the size of the original image, helpfully informing customers of the image size before they purchase.
On the home page a series of images are shown in an animated slideshow to keep the content fresh and interesting for the visitor.
Visitors can either browse to find a photo they would like, or are able to search by region, place name or tag (eg. beach, bridge, night). For example you can search for just river shots in Barnstaple, Devon:
boats in Axbridge:
or if you want to search for bandstands in the UK you can do that too!
There is also a free form facility using a search box.
Dynamic 'breadcrumb' location generation helps visitors to navigate through the website.
There is a wish list facility so that clients can make personalised collections of the photos that interest them prior to purchasing online. The wishlist can also be sent to Neville via the contact form. Digital files, fine art prints, mounted prints and canvases can all be purchased online.
Neville also has a best of gallery, from the bespoke content management system we designed for him he can rate his favourite photographs so that they appear in this specialised gallery. He can also edit page text, and change image tags and captions once the photos are uploaded to the site, giving him complete control.
All 30,000 images are pro-actively auto indexed with Google, so that they are easily found online. The site also has a blog which feeds in social networking sites such as Facebook, making the website fully search engine optimised using on page SEO.
We have really enjoyed the challenge of designing this dynamic photography website look out for the other websites we have launched for Neville in our coming blog posts :O)
Contact Focal Strategy for a chat about your new database driven website 02380 844982 / 07946 427553
Focal Strategy have just re-designed Seika's website - the company work closely with small to medium sized companies offering help with mergers & acquisitions, raising finance and providing financial and operational advice.
Their new website has a more user friendly and interactive approach, enabling business clients to quickly find out about the services Seika has to offer.
Visitors can now click the icons on the book, to read information in a clear step by step format:
Seika will also keep clients up to date with news via their blog which feeds directly into social networks.
Last week Google made their search engine ranking algorithm even better - now new web information will come much higher in their search engine results.
Great news if you use a blog on your website!
- Google loves blogs even more than it used to as they add fresh new website content! A website with new information on it will come higher than one without , so use your blog regularly!
- Write blogs about current, interesting and relevant stuff for your line of business.
- For extra blogging power use the keywords potential clients might use in their search terms to find you.
- If you don't have a blog on your website, seriously consider getting one - a blog is a very powerful search engine optimisation (SEO) tool which is completely in your hands.
If you would like to find out more about blogs and search engine optimisation, or are looking for a website revamp to add a blog to your site always feel free to get in touch
with us 02380 844982 / 07946 427553 firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we spent several hours photographing The Bathroom and Kitchen Academy showrooms in Dibden Purlieu, ready for their new website which we will be building for them.
The showroom is choc full of gorgeous kitchens and sumptuous bathrooms, showers, basins and taps - the trouble is it made us want a lovely bathroom makeover ourselves!
Looking for professional photos for your website and marketing campaign? Give Sue a call on 02380 844982 or drop me an email: email@example.com
Today - mainly working on 2nd, 3rd tier pages for www.splashdisplay.com.
Assuming I can figure out what Stewart has been up to in Dropbox...
Really looking forward to launching our new site for an amazing DJ/Entertainment team based in Slough...Rich has done a great job on colour changing pages, animations, embedded vids, sounds, rotating photos - this site has it all. As soon as our client has finalised content it'll go live...replacing an old Flash based site...
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