From time to time we like to give a shout out to our wonderful clients. And one such client is Eaton House Group of Schools – our main contact there is Rupert Back and we have been working together for many many years now!
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I was very fortunate to be interviewed by Jörgen Sundberg, founder and CEO of Link Humans, who I have known for many years.
He posed a sceptical question to challenge me – do we still need websites nowadays? It’s an interesting one, but I managed to argue the case quite well!
We learn a lot from our clients, about their businesses, what works and what doesn’t, who they are looking to meet, who their best clients are, and what their challenges are. We don’t run a school, but one of our big values is “Teach and Learn”.
And we work with all sorts of clients, large and small, and many of them prefer, they say, to continue along the path of marketing with just a few maintenance changes on their site but with them essentially managing their stuff themselves.
We developed this quiz to get you guys finding out if all is hunky dory, or if you need help. If your score isn’t perfect, don’t worry, just send us your results and with no obligation, we will send you the appropriate information (ebooks, blog posts) for you to fill in the missing gaps – yay!
Sometimes the biggest reason people who are unhappy with their existing websites don’t start the ball rolling for a new one is that they dont have time to think about it. They haven’t got the head space. It’s too overwhelming.
So what happens is either:
1. They do nothing
2. They end up spending hours and hours writing a brief, and if they get this done, they send it to many agencies, who then take a longer time to get back to them. This is because they need to work through the detail in the brief to find the information they need to quote for the website or the project.
Hello, I’m Kate, and for the last three weeks I’ve been working as an intern at Top Left Design. From researching themes for websites, to organising an office surprise party, I’ve done and learned a lot during my time here. So without further ado, here are my top 9 lessons learned while working at Top Left Design.
I was asked to contribute 4 really great tips for making the most of your online presence for an ebook by a friend of mine, Tamsin Fox Davies. and while writing them out I realised lots of people don’t do these things. So I had to document them here in this post – in the effort to yet again change more lives. You’re welcome!
Have you ever had a situation where you worked on a great design, and the client asked you to change it to be more what THEY thought looked good – but you didn’t like their suggestions?
We love to feature our clients, especially the ones who are most “well behaved” – meaning they listen to us, and love to take what we have created for them as tools – and run with it.
One such client is Cate Meredith from Bene Media. She is actually based in Virginia, so we couldn’t meet her in person, and in fact we still haven’t.
Working with Cate was an absolute pleasure. She was so enthusiastic and easy going, and was so happy every time we showed her the next phase. We did all our meetings with Skype video and basically as
I went through each stage with her, there was always happy exclamations and appreciations. I loved working with her and can’t wait to meet her in person!
Stressing about your website? Read these 3 tips and feel better, ahhh.
Your website. That all important representation of you, on the web. I bet there are things you would like to change about if you could. If you had the budget, or the time, or you could just do it yourself quickly, wave a magic website wand – you would go and tweak and fix a whole load of little niggly things that are bugging you.
Some websites are really bad – so bad I would put them in a box labelled “lost causes” or better yet, take them off the internet so no one else’s eyes need to bleed again.
In these cases, you should really just start again with a fresh new site (and put up a nice clean holding page instead for now). You need to be honest with yourself if this is the case for you. It’s often more expensive to try and fix a badly built or badly designed website than it is to redo it – in the long run. As my mom says – “cheap is expensive”.