Spider Books has just published ‘Exporting Made Easy– A Practical Guide: Selling Services and Products Overseas Through Agents and Distributors (including the Legal Bits!)‘, a short business book that introduces the process for exporting goods and services.
Aimed at UK SMEs, but useful in other countries too, the book is designed for businesses wanting to get started in exporting.
The authors Simon Bedford and Giles Dixon are both experts in the field with many years experience supporting businesses to expand into new territories.
This discussion about the app for TS Eliot’s The Wasteland is an excellent overview of what is possible in creating an app, and what is involved in getting there. It includes some discussion on legal matters when it comes to lots of IP being integrated into one project.
Michael Willoughby wanted to develop a logo for his copywriting business. He started out with the concept of incisiveness in his writing, and he liked the sword used by the Tuareg called the takuba because it has a great name.
Some research showed up the motif of the star, which was adapted to suit the font that Michael chose from the selection presented.
Wishbox is a handy and free widget that allows visitors to your website to send you a message if something isn’t working, such as broken links. The news is that Wishbox allows the visitor to send you a screenshot and add their own notes to point to the problem they found on the page.
This can be very useful for website design projects where lots of people are working remotely to put together a new site, as for the ContractStore website refresh that Spider managed recently.
It’s also useful for anyone wanting a close connection with their website visitors and for whom the site design is very important.
We created an identity for Headlane mobile phone parts wholesalers. Headlane also needed stationery and an easy-to-update website with twitter feed and built-in contact form to launch their new business. WordPress was the platform of choice and the stationery set includes business card, letterhead and complement slip design.
Moonfruit offers site-building software that is based on a visual approach to designing your site. Being a very visual thinker, I like it because of this.
It has some disadvantages – it uses Flash which can be a bit slow to load and not all browsers have a Flash player built in – but when it comes to an easy way to make a simple, colourful website, its fab. It is sometimes claimed that Flash sites are not good for Google searches but I have found in fact that the sites I’ve built get picked up very well.
There is a free version and its very cheap and easy to manage larger sites or more of them. You can buy your domain names in there as well, and this is also easier to understand than the usual domain name registration and hosting websites. basically you can get your site built and run very easily.
If you still find it a hassle I can build and manage your site as I do for clients such as such as actress Angeles Sorribas.