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”.
Recently one of our clients, Gina Romero, emailed us asking for some info about the etiquette for testimonials on websites. This inspired me to write this post and share my thoughts based on years of experience creating websites here at Top Left Design! People often ask:
Is plagiarism really the sincerest form of flattery? We at TLD didn’t really feel that way when a loving fan of ours called Ashwin filled out the form on our website and said “these guys are using your website template without your permission. Please see https://www.khiweb.com/index.html”
We had a look and sure enough – complete rip off!!
Except that they have done a really poor job of placing their logo and have put badly written text in. Many of the pages look incomplete, and they have icons and buttons linking back to our site anyway!
See below screenshot.
What we did about it
Recently we worked with the fantastic Noël McWilliam from Mitravitae, who wanted to refresh the Mitravitae website and social media so it would accurately reflect the brand. Mitravitae is all about renewable energy, water and food production inspired by nature – value and profit with a social conscience.
Are you heading for extinction?
Do you want to bring yourself out of the Jurassic Age and into the Space Age? And, do you want one of our superduper sites but you also feel you deserve a special offer?
Following our previous post – Are you heading for extinction? Don’t be left behind like the dinosaurs!
Is this you?
- You don’t ever win anything
- You aren’t fast enough at reacting to offers
- You love your business
- You want to have a website you can be truly proud of
- You feel that you are ready to jump both feet into the world of blogging and social media, but you want someone by your side, holding your hand
- You want your new website launched by mid July 2012
- You have checked what’s included in our “Bestseller Sites” description and feel “that’s perfect for me!”
- You want to come in and meet with us in the next 2-3 weeks to get started.
That’s where we come in!
Our team at TLD want to work on projects with clients like you!
So we are doing a special offer – a full £800 pounds off our usual “bestseller sites” price – offer open to the first 8 people who get in touch this month (we like the number 8 – and there are 8 ways we improve your presence online)
We are proud to announce the launch of the gorgeous Kell Skött Haircare website! Kell Skött Haircare are a leading West London hairdresser, who have a reputation for creating a friendly community atmosphere, whilst still delivering a highly professional, quality service. Kell Skött Haircare needed a website that would represent it’s brand identity: warm, yet professional.
Get yourself out there!
Now a full time member of the TLD team, I first came to Top Left Design as an intern for two weeks when I was just 14 years old. I’ve spent a lot of time with the team helping out for the past four years and have learnt countless amounts of new and interesting things, and still have much more to learn!
Julien is one of the two french students (Julien and Caroline) who spent a 10 week internship at Top Left Design. In this post he shares with you a few new things he learnt about design.
Here is what Julien wrote
Hi everyone! I’ve just finished my 10 weeks internship here at Top Left Design. Usually I work more with the programming side of things, and have never really learnt much about the design process. I like coding because I’ve learnt a lot about how to do it, and so now it’s easy for me. But during this internship I saw that design is not so different from coding, you have to always keep in mind some key rules and guidelines to create a good design.
Here are the 7 most important rules I learnt at top left design during my 10 great weeks:
Caroline and Julien are two french students who spent 10 weeks with the team at Top Left Design on a summer internship. 10 weeks have flown by! They have sadly left and will be truly missed by all of us at Top Left Design. In this blog post Caroline shares a little bit about her experience at TLD and the new things she learnt.
Here is what Caroline wrote
Here we are: 10 weeks have gone by, and it’s already the end. When I look at the pieces of paper which I wrote all of my tasks on each week, I think we can say that it’s been amazing. From tasks which took me several days to complete to some which only took me a few minutes, each week has been a new experience.