Freetimers Blog

Freetimers Blog

Welcome to the Freetimers Blog, which is focused on Website Design, Development and Programming and just about anything else of interest that relates to businesses and the Internet!  Freetimers also has a separate SEO & Web Marketing Blog, because it is such a huge subject in its own right, and there is a link to it at the top left for your convenience.  Both Blogs will be updated with new articles regularly, and we do hope you will find the content of interest, and more importantly, useful to you! 

If we spark any ideas please don’t hesitate to contact us on the phone numbers provided; we’d love to hear from you.

Greg Poulson, Managing Director, Freetimers Internet

Phased Web Development for Continued Success

A phased approach to website development can be beneficial for businesses looking to grow steadily over time, potentially meaning they can use any feedback from customers to make informed decisions on improvement.

With phased website development, a business can carefully consider and prioritise any improvements to the functionality of their website, and they can make the improvements gradually over time.

Phased website development doesn’t necessarily mean that substantial changes are never made to a website; it merely means that avenues are considered carefully, using relevant customer feedback to make informed business decisions, rather than opting to try and make the perfect website in a small space of time.

Freetimers has helped a range of businesses from different backgrounds improve their website and their website’s performance over time with a phased approach to website development and we can steadily incorporate changes if and when they become a priority.

If you want to significantly improve your website over time, making the right decisions at the right time with a team of experienced website developers, then get in touch with Freetimers today on 01604 638421.

Maintain your Website with an easy-to-use CMS

When a website is created, it should ideally be as easy-to-use as it possibly can be, because every business should have full control over their website content.

Content management software can allow website owners to upload their new content simply, perhaps adding pages, news items and new products which can essentially help businesses keep their website fresh with regular content. There are a wide range of content management systems out there on the market, yet not all have the capabilities to customise, change and expand.

Every business is different and so too are their websites; some may be simple brochure style websites while others could be complex ecommerce websites, and a CMS should be suited to a business and their needs.

Freetimers has their own content management software and we can provide our clients with a range of options, depending on their website requirements. Some of our clients have opted to integrate Ebay and Amazon shops with their ecommerce website, and our CMS ensures their products and prices are changed quickly, across all of their ecommerce channels.

Our system is built with versatility and simplicity in mind and a wide range of our clients are now benefiting from our easy-to-use CMS system. If you want full control over your website with a content management system that’s built for expansion, then get in touch with Freetimers today on 01604 638421


Designing an eBay Shop for Improved Brand Awareness

There are various channels that allow your business to sell their products and services, and selling through eBay can potentially help increase sales and enhance your brand awareness.

For businesses who sell using various channels, it is important to be instantly recognisable and consistent across online channels, especially your ecommerce channels. Because eBay is such a competitive marketplace, it is important to do all you can to stay ahead of your competition.

A design that’s consistent with your own website can potentially instil confidence to customers and convince them to make a purchase. Freetimers has designed a range of eBay shops for our clients to help them increase sales, maintain strong relationships with customers and maximise return on investment (ROI).

We also have our own multi-channel web management system that allows our clients to manage their products from various ecommerce channels within a single admin systems and database to help streamline their business processes. Our system can ensure that your product prices and descriptions can be changed in one place for all of your ecommerce channels to help save you time and focus on the running of your business.

To find out more about how your business can improve its brand awareness  and sales with an eBay shop design get in touch with Freetimers today on 01604 638421.

Website Design with On-going Development

Professional website design is important, especially for businesses looking to increase their enquiries, but the importance of website development should not be dismissed.

Website development can make sure your website is functioning as it’s supposed to, and it can enhance your online presence, giving you the edge over competition. Certain changes must be made to continuously meet the needs of your customers, and that’s why on-going website development is fundamental.

Having produced over 1,000 websites, Freetimers know how to create a site that combines the key principles of design with effective usability. Our web designers and developers can make sure your website not only looks good but functions as you intend it to.

Our clients come from a wide range of industries, and our knowledgeable team are continuously able to make significant improvements to their website’s design and its performance, whilst we’re constantly able to provide any necessary solutions.

If you would like to find out more about our web design and development services or speak to us about your business’s online potential, then contact Freetimers today on 01604 638421.




PHP Programming for Improved Website Functionality

PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language that’s installed on around 250 million websites across the world, and one of its main strengths is its compatibility across various operating systems.

PHP scripts can be run on a wide range of leading systems, including Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. It’s a language that can be ideal for businesses that are looking to enhance and develop their websites, especially when PHP scripts are written by experienced and knowledgeable programmers.

Freetimers has in-house programmers and we’ve built a wide range of web applications to suit our client’s needs using PHP. It’s certainly our preferred scripting language, though our team can also programme in ASP and .Net languages.

Freetimers can use PHP to enhance your website and its pages to suit your needs; we can incorporate customer relationship management solutions (CRM), e-commerce shopping carts, and social media feeds among many other applications.

We build and develop websites to suit the needs of our clients, whilst constantly making sure it is functioning as it should, ultimately providing your website’s visitors with a reliable, user-friendly experience.

To find out more about our PHP programming services or to speak to us about your online potential, call Freetimers today on 01604 638421.

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