This is a guest post by Michael Strelitz from Datasafe – who has lots and lots of knowledge and expertise in data protection, IT support and business continuity.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
So you are developing an enticing and informative website for your audience. Well, believe it or not, also need to make your website “boring”!
“We promise to never build a site unless you are 100% happy with the design”
You of course don’t want anyone to say your site sucks, it’s “pants” or that you should be embarrassed to have a website like that. But in polite society, these statements are rare, and instead we hear some other more common things!
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!
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.
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!