Writing about online stuff...
My 'other' job is working in the area of website development and design, and I've been doing it on and off (lately a lot more on) since 1998. It's something I have always enjoyed, both working for clients, as well as for my own endeavors, and, despite how it may seem, is actually very creative.
Over the years I've written stuff that revolves around what I do, and still continue to...
Through the almost ubiquitous employ of backbones such as Wordpress, a dearth of out of the box add-on solutions have sprung up that all but remove what were once laborious jobs. As a result, sites are now faster and cheaper to build, and any Tom Dick or Harry thinks they can build a site.Read More
Your payment gateway can make or break your online store. ‘On page’ processing, processing consistency, perceived trust and card acceptance are all factors that can affect how a potential customer will feel about making their purchase, so it’s important to get it right.Read More
Be it for a website, documentation, coding or any number of things, the rise of the ‘crowd source economy’ and the easily accessible online marketplace’s where it ultimately about the cheapest quote, has changed they way many businesses think about sourcing skills for project work.Read More
To many, if not most, the online space is still a dark mysterious void. From our experience, clients may have a website but for the most part only a few have an idea of how it got there, or even how it works. None of this is helped by the fact that many website developers still like to keep what they do wrapped up in an air of mystery. This is especially true for online stores. But what if we were to say to you that in order to really succeed online, you have to have learn how to push…Read More
Meanwhile, over at Target Chatswood, they just ditched all the checkout points and replaced them with, *ahem*, ‘self serve’ stations. Well OK, there was one token cash register for all those poor folk that don’t like the idea of checking out themselves – or are not able to.Read More
You’ve done some looking around, worked out what you can sell and finally decided you want to hop into the world of e-commerce. For many that’s enough and they dive into it without realising that, just like a bricks and mortar store, an online store requires every bit as much effort, possibly more, than its analogue counterpart.Read More