5 Web Developer Warning Signs for Businesses

Website Developers are everywhere these days. The choice can be bewildering for a business looking to get a website designed.

Some businesses will choose to build a site themselves, which has pros and cons – see our guide to deciding whether to use a Web Developer or DIY.

We always recommend businesses create a simple 1-2 page Web Design brief, even if they are going to design it themselves. Get quotes, tell the developer what you like and don’t like and get the Website that you need.

Over the years we have seen many rogue Web Developers come and go, and we are pretty good at spotting them. So, here are 5 warning signs to look for… Continue reading “5 Web Developer Warning Signs for Businesses” »

New Website for The Slate Shed B&B Launched!

The fresh look website for The Slate Shed
The fresh look website for The Slate Shed

The Slate Shed provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation in an exceptional location in Snowdonia National Park near Dolgellau and Barmouth. Visitors to The Slate Shed are treated to beautiful views, stylish rooms and a fantastic Welsh breakfast that is locally sourced. Continue reading “New Website for The Slate Shed B&B Launched!” »

David Gilbert Delighted with New Jewellery Website

We recently launched a Website for David Gilbert Jewellery. With full online sales and custom options for products, this mobile friendly site gives the business a new outlet for its quality products.

David Gilbert (Partner) was delighted with how InSynch worked with him to understand his business and deliver the Website and Digital marketing services he needed…… Continue reading “David Gilbert Delighted with New Jewellery Website” »

We are Celebrating our 12th Anniversary!

We are celebrating our 12th anniversary today! InSynch was formed on February 10th 2005. As co-founder of the company originally, I recall those nervous first weeks when we waited to see if we had secured a large EU funded contract that would set us up for the next few years. We did win it and have never looked back.

We have changed as business considerably over the years. Mind you, so has technology and online marketing methods.

AT77C104_iPAQ_hx2750_005In February 2005, Facebook was just a small experiment. Twitter had yet to be invented. The launch of the first iphone was some 2 years away…. However, I did have my HP iPaq which had fingerprint log in! Yes its true, logging in with your fingerprint is not new technology….

Our clients

995690_10152887971155720_1083068682_nIn the first 3 years, we provided advice and support to businesses that was funded exclusively by Government and European funded projects. We had a team of 9 IT/Business consultants that worked with over 700 businesses over a 3 year period.

We started providing training in October 2005. Have a look at this poster promoting our tourism the e’factor training events over 11 years ago! Tourism specialism and training were to become strong elements of our business.

Since then we have worked with literally 1000’s of clients. Some of them for almost all of the last 12 years. I have seen businesses blossom, people retire and sell on their business and people gradually adopt digital technologies in their business.

Changing times

All of the staff at InSynch will say that they learn something new every day. Technology is constantly evolving.  As we work with so many clients, we have a vast pool of experience in business and the application of technology to make businesses succeed.

Thank you to all of our clients that we have worked with over the years and thank you too to all of our loyal staff.

Congratulations!

 

photo credit: andre.m(eye)r.vitali Out of the Fridge via photopin (license)

Website launched for Llwyngwril Gallery

Llwyngwril Gallery
The new website for Llwyngwril Gallery

Llwyngwril Gallery offer two spacious and luxurious units that are full of character and charm. The Gallery theme is retained throughout both properties promoting works of art by local artists and information about local crafts and exhibitions in the area. Continue reading “Website launched for Llwyngwril Gallery” »

Not all websites are created equal..

website-buildingEvery month businesses come to us for Website Development, each with a specific idea of what they want their new website to achieve and how it will help them grow their business, Having offices in England and Wales our clients vary massively. Continue reading “Not all websites are created equal..” »

Is Your Website Developer Lazy?

Yes, your website is mobile friendly, but is it desktop friendly?

With mobile users still on the rise, web developers are trying to stay ahead of the game with a ‘Mobile First’ approach, this in terms means that the user interface and layout on a mobile is built first and any screen sizes larger than this would adapt and expand into more columns.

This concept is good, however we often see this being used too literally by some developers and the desktop user experience is left neglected and reflecting what a user would expect to see on a mobile. It is important to create a separate theme for desktop users. Continue reading “Is Your Website Developer Lazy?” »

Football Clubs and their invariably terrible websites

blog 3This is the third post by our guest blogger, Owain Evans

As an avid football fan, it’s a daily occurrence for me to visit websites and apps to keep up-to-date to all the latest news. Being an Arsenal fan, Arsenal.com is my usual destination with BBC Sport and Sky Sports being other well-visited sites. But recently, I found myself wondering what other clubs’ websites look like, so I did some research. The results were truly shocking… Continue reading “Football Clubs and their invariably terrible websites” »

Beware of WordPress Website Farmers!

I saw something yesterday that saddened me…. and I had to write about it. A business I know had a new Website developed. It was developed by another company and not by us. No, that isn’t what saddened me. I will come on to that. I understand that we can’t win every contract to work with a business. We win more than we lose but I don’t mind if we don’t get to work with every company.

What saddens me is what this respected and long running, healthy business has been left with as a Web presence…. Let me explain….. Continue reading “Beware of WordPress Website Farmers!” »