Welcome to the Freetimers main 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 & Digital Marketing Blog, because it is such a huge subject in its own right, and there is a link to it at the top menu 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
25th Jan 2013
The number of music, film and game downloads reached £1bn last year, making 2012 the most profitable year for the digital entertainment industry.
5th Feb 2013
There used to many ways for people to have their 15
minutes of fame, but the days of tabloid kiss and tells or an embarrassing X Factor style audition are over as we are
introduced to new internet stars daily.
15th Feb 2013
Apple is being forced to pay compensation to eight writers and two publishing companies in China.
26th Feb 2013
The following article was recently published in Business Matters online magazine.
27th Feb 2013
One of our Directors recently found this write up by the Information Technology Telecommunications and
Electronics Association on their website
11th Mar 2013
The article below is repeated from WWB Online magazine.
Keeping your website mobile friendly
Greg Poulson on how fashion retailers can adapt their websites to keep up with the latest technology.
Greg Poulson, MD of web developer and SEO specialist Freetimers, explains how fashion retailers can adapt their websites to keep up with the latest technology.
19th Sep 2013
With Ebay and Amazon battling it out for top spot when it comes to ecommerce, you can understand why so many retailers have decided to create Ebay and Amazon shops, and if you want to follow suit and expand your business, Freetimers can help.
30th Sep 2013
To make sure your competitors do not get the better of you, overlook off-the-shelf ecommerce systems and opt for a true multi-channel online management system, one that is tailored to suit your business needs and deliver enormous efficiencies to your operations.
4th Oct 2013
Ecommerce and selling products online can bring numerous advantages.
7th Oct 2013
Behind every successful website, whether it’s a basic website or a complicated interactive website, high-quality web programming is fundamental.
9th Oct 2013
Google’s Chrome browser – which turns 5 years old as of next month – has captured a substantial share of the market from its older competitors. It can now lay claim to 43% of the internet traffic generated by desktop computers worldwide. When Chrome was , Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) was the market leader with a share of 68%—it is has now fallen to only 25%.
11th Oct 2013
‘Omni-channel’ retailers perform best when they put their customers in control of shaping their e-commerce operations, according to a report from Aberdeen Group.
13th Oct 2013
Cloud computing services that work to organise files and documents between various devices are fast rising to become a major market force. Dropbox is the first major market leader of the sector. Since 2010, when its users numbered a reasonably impressive 5m, the industry has boomed, and Dropbox now has 175m users.
5th Nov 2013
Many businesses know they require a website, perhaps they know that they need a design as well as web marketing, yet one thing which should always be acknowledged is the need for bespoke website programming.
7th Nov 2013
More and more people are using and considering pay per click (PPC) marketing to improve their business’s online performance, and if it is set up and managed correctly, it can be an extremely successful web marketing method.
8th Nov 2013
Domain names can be a lot more important than some may think. They do not only represent your internet identity and affect how people view your website; they also appear in the search engines when a potential customer searches for your products or services.
27th Nov 2013
Website development can continuously improve a website’s performance, functionality and ultimately user experience (UX). Without effective website development, a business may be unable to meet the needs of their target audience, which can potentially reduce enquiries and sales.
29th Nov 2013
Websites, for many businesses, are practically shop fronts and they’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s why it’s important for businesses to have full control over their website, and a content management system (CMS) can allow them to do this.
10th Dec 2013
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.
12th Dec 2013
Professional website design is important, especially for businesses looking to increase their enquiries, but the importance of website development should not be dismissed.
13th Dec 2013
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 system 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.
16th Dec 2013
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.
18th Dec 2013
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.