As we approach Halloween (a US phenomenon that has found its way over here – Ed), many local shops are dressing up their windows and in black and orange to celebrate the festival.
Screenshot of the Broadbiz website, with a new look and feel for Halloween.
How do we achieve this, technically?
Although this looks very different to the usual Broadbiz website, it can actually be achieved quite easily with a little skill, technical knowledge and use of the web design tools available to us. Scroll down to see what the original website looked like.
- CSS – cascading stylesheets are used for all layout on our site and we have created an additional stylesheets (under 200 lines of code) defining the use of fonts and colours
- Google Fonts – Google provide a wide range of fonts which we can embed into websites, this one featuring dripping blodd is called Nosifer.
Given the ease of this, we plan to make this a regular feature as we approach other events such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. if you want to be kep up-to-date with what is going on, please feel free to sign up to our newsletter.
Screenshot of the Broadbiz website
Here at Broadbiz, we have always focussed on working within our community and with the sporty background of many of the staff here, we were delighted to be approached by Thanet District Schools FA to develop a website for them.
So we have just launched the Thanet District Schools FA website who run and manage the representative football teams for Thanet for boys and girls in years 5 to 8. Players attend trials and are picked by committee of teachers/coaches to join the squads.
To visit the new website, please visit www.thanetdistrictschoolsfa.org.uk.
Screenshot of the Thanet District FA website
Broadbiz have just finished a new development for a local family run business which has been in the hospitality industry for over 35 years in the Thanet area. You can now visit the new RDF Luxury Cars website by visiting http://www.rdfluxurycars.com.
They will take care of you from the start of your journey until the end in comfort style and luxury, with little touches such as ribbons and champagne to start your journey to make it very special.
Website screenshot of the RDF Luxury Cars website
Responsive on Mobile Responsive
As statistics show, 60% of internet users are now using mobile devices such as phones and tablets. Having a mobile responsive website allows users to navigate the website by scrolling up and down, not pinching and squeezing.
With that in mind, this is not the only major benefit of having a responsive website for all devices. Overall your website SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) will increase because search engines will recognise your web presence as a mobile friendly website.
Screenshot of the RDF Luxury Cars mobile responsive website
Interested in Getting your Business Online?
If you are interested in developing something similar or even something completely different, take a look at our packages starting from £20 and get in touch on 01843 609372.
The first launch of the week goes to Lady Penelope’s.
Lady Penelope’s is a new Florist located in Castle Street, Canterbury amongst the busy city centre. They are a contemporary florist known for stocking the freshest flowers of the best quality. They also stock Bomb Cosmetics super smelly soaps and luxury cards from Heart Designs and many more wonderful gifts.
The second launch this week goes to The Mortgage Shop.
Mike Friend and Gary Fairhall started The Mortgage Shop (Kent) Ltd, in Broadstairs in 1996 and they have nearly 50 years’ experience between them in the Financial and Mortgage Industry.
The First Launch of the week goes to Broadstaris Business Club
Broadstaris Business Club is a group of like-minded, entrepreneurial business people, working together to promote and grow their businesses.
Members are from Broadstairs and the surrounding area and meet on alternate Thursday mornings between 8.00am and 9.30am at North Foreland Golf Club.
Take a look at the website here: www.broadstairsbusinessclub.co.uk
Unfortunately we have been experiencing problems with the Fasthosts platform. Planned maintenance is being carried out on the Fasthosts Servers from the 10th October to the early hours of 11th October.
This means customers may experience issues connecting to their websites or e-mail services. Fortunately this is only temporary and downtime should be kept to a minimum. We keep this blog post up to date as we learn more.
Here is the official statement from Fasthosts:
We will be carrying out upgrades to core network infrastructure between the hours of 2300 on Monday 10th October and 0600 Tuesday 11th October.
During this time there is an expected impact to live services lasting approximately 2 seconds. The services impacted are the shared web hosting and e-mail platforms.
This issue is presently under investigation.
Fasthosts has posted on their website that the maintenance is complete and normal services have been resumed.
Broadbiz have finished the development of the brand new Diane’s Doggie Heaven website using a full width design with bright colours which you can see at www.dianesdoggieheaven.co.uk.
Diane’s Doggie Heaven is a local dog day car business. They cover many of the local areas including Broadstairs, Margate, Ramsgate, Westgate-on-Sea, Acol, Birchington, Minster, Monkton & Manston. They provide many services to including Creche & Doggie Day Care, Holiday Boarding and Emergency Care.
Whilst Diane’s Doggie Heaven already had a website present, it was in need of a huge overhaul due to it looking very old. We got to work and within two weeks we have a brand new site to launch. You can see the difference below:
Now the site has been relaunched …