Legal Documentation & Insurance Claim Website

Drive By Websites has been busy building a mobile friendly website covering legal documentation and insurance claims for an accident investigator. First Call Documents We particularly like the design of the site and we hope you do too – http://www.firstcalldocuments.co.uk/

David Stearn, the owner of First Call Documents, offers a personal accident investigation service. David has 30 years’ police experience with 27 years working on traffic patrol.  He’s worked for 7 years as a self-employed claims investigator.

With the experience he gained whilst working for the police his qualifications include criminal investigations.

First Call Documents also offers an accident investigation service on behalf of solicitors specialising in all types of personal injury or liability claims. David appreciates how beneficial photographic evidence can be and this is another service he offers.

First Call Documents offers a comprehensive service which also includes providing statements in both criminal and civil format to cover road traffic accidents, public liability, employer liability and personal injury cases.

If you are thinking to yourself, “I’m having trouble with my website designer and I need help” don’t let your business suffer.  Working with over 150 local business owners, Drive By Websites is continually setting the pace for services such as website hosting and mobile friendly design.  If you need assistance to get your business presence on the web, then either call, visit or email us for an easy to understand and affordable solution.

Unique Gift Idea – Sarah’s Bushel Boxes

Drive By Websites has recently designed and built a mobile-friendly website on behalf of Sarah’s Bushel Subscribe to blog by emailBoxes – http://www.sarahsbushelboxes.co.uk.   Not only is this site responsive, it also includes a blog and a subscribe to blog via email facility.   All subscribers have to do is to enter their email address to subscribe and they will then receive notifications of new posts by email.

Sarah’s Bushel Boxes make excellent gifts which can be filled as hampers with delicious food and/or drinks.  An alternative suggestion would be to create a garden box for the garden lover.  Everyone has their own ideas for weddings, anniversaries, birthday presents or chic storage in the home.

Logs & Sticks

The bushel boxes are available in a natural wood or stained and are also an excellent solution for office storage, business displays or even gifts and hampers for your business customers.

We have also included a Buy Online facility.   For more information, please visit http://www.sarahsbushelboxes.co.uk

 

Drive By Websites offers a fast turnaround.  Dependent upon how quickly you are able to provide us with photographs, images and content wording and how quickly we can arrange follow up meetings, your new brochure style website will be online and open for business within 4-6 weeks of receipt of your go-ahead.  E-commerce websites may take a little longer.  For more information, please feel free to give us a call on 01775 761512.

Mobile Friendly Berkley Owls – What A Treat

As an avid viewer of Springwatch and, of course, Autumnwatch, it came as a nice surprise for the writer of this blog to be asked to build a mobile-friendly website, together with a Facebook newsfeed, on behalf of Lincolnshire-based Berkley Owls.  Berkley OwlsWhat a treat.

Berkley Owls rescues owls and, over time, has learnt how to care for them after they’ve had treatment at the vets.   Injuries as a result of a traffic incident can be more serious than first appears because owls have fragile eyes that can be easily damaged.   The Berkley Owl Rescue Centre has all the trained staff and equipment required to assess an injured owl.  A lot of the equipment has been bought using donations without which they would be unable to treat the injured owls and would have to turn them away.

Berkley Owls

 

Berkley Owls can be booked to attend an event.  The display is open to view throughout the opening times of the event and visitors can experience holding an owl for a small fee, and even have a photograph taken as a memento of the experience for an additional fee.

 

Berkley Owls

 

Both Drive By Design and Drive By Websites had an input into the work required on behalf of Berkley Owls.   Drive By Design in respect of creating a new logo and, of course, Drive By Websites designing and building the website.   For more information, please visit http://www.berkleyowls.co.uk/

 

 

Recruitment Website – Early Years & Nannies

Both Drive By Websites & Drive By Design’s expertise was required to carry out the work required by Finnelle Recruitment.

Spalding-based, Finnelle Recruitment supply childcare professionals for nurseries and schools specialising in the recruitment of  Nursery Managers, Deputy Managers either permanent or temporary.

For parents, Finnelle recommend nannies that have been personally interviewed and thoroughly screened by an experienced childcare consultant.  The recommended nannies will possess the necessary skills and experience.

Finnelle Recruitment Logo
First of all, Drive By Design was set the task of designing the Finnelle Recruitment logo.  Our graphic designer just loves getting creative and we feel that the logo design conveys Finnelle perfectly.  We hope you agree.

 

 

Facebook newsfeedThe Finnelle Recruitment website was  then designed with the new logo in mind and, of course, mobile friendliness.  We’ve also integrated a Facebook newsfeed.  Newsfeeds are an ideal promotional tool providing they are kept up-to-date.  We are delighted to report that Finnelle have a good relationship with social media and they regularly update their Facebook page.

During the initial stage of the website design, Drive By Websites will create 4 website designs from which  you can choose or mix and match.  Once the design has been agreed, we will then implement our technical skills to actually build the website.  To view the Finnelle website, please click here

For more information in respect of good graphic design please visit – www.drivebydesign.co.uk

 

 

Mobile Websites – The Stats Are Staggering

The future is mobile friendly with the provision of Superfast 4G.  Over the past couple of years or so, we have changed the way we shop, bank, communicate and even watch TV.  The writer of this blog has recently returned from a weekend break in London which is living proof that Smartphone users take more photos than on any other device.   According to the stats provided by www.ofcom.org.uk 60% of adults say that they use their Smartphone most of all to take a pic, rising to 89% of 16-24 year olds.  Just over one in five adults (22%) mostly use their digital camera. From August 2013 to August 2014, people in the UK took an estimated 1.2 billion ‘selfies’.

Ofcom reported that in March 2015, two-thirds of people owned a Smartphone using it for almost twoTime Spent Online hours every day to browse the internet, access their social media, bank and to shop online.  This figure compared with just over an hour spent online using their laptop and PC.

On the 21st April last year, Google announced that if your website doesn’t pass the mobile friendliness test, it will feature less prominently on its search engine results.  In a blog, the company stated that “this will have a significant impact in our search results.  Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimised for their devices”.

At the same time last year, research began to show that visits to retail websites via mobile devices had overtaken desktop traffic for the first time.  Mobile commerce now accounts for 36% of the UK e-retail sales, rising to 40% for clothing and apparel websites.

At Drive By Websites HQ, we regularly develop and maintain completely unique responsive websites which re-size and re-proportion according to the browsing devices.

Drive By Websites’ choice of platform to use for mobile friendly websites is WordPress because:

  • ease of user – you can easily make updates.
  • sites can be managed from any computer or device
  • search engines love WordPress sites
  • there’s no HTML or FTP software required (for the end user)
  • websites are designed to be future-proofed and grow along with the development of the business.

Drive By Websites securely hosts and manages over 150 mobile friendly websites mainly locally but nationally too.

Drive By Websites offer a fast turnaround, we are affordable and easy to get along with.  Please feel free to get in touch by calling us on 01775 761512.

 

 

 

 

Holiday Accommodation Website Has Made The Switch

The owner of Mackinder Farms Holiday Accommodation, an existing client, has made the switch from the original Drive By system to a mobile Mackinder Farms Sceneryfriendly solution.  Mackinder Farms Holiday Accommodation, comprising seven holiday lets, is perfectly situated down a lane opposite Selby Golf Club.

Mackinder Farms Holiday Accommodation is well served by the motorway network and is within an hour’s drive of Leeds, Hull, Harrogate and the famous Yorkshire Dales, the Wolds and the many historic houses and churches within the county. Last, but by no means least, the ancient city of York is within easy reach either by bus, car or train in less than half an hour.

For more information and to book your holiday, please visit http://www.mackinderfarmsholidayaccommodation.co.uk/

The site comes equipped with a click to call button.Mackinder Farms Click to Call Button

The inclusion of a click to call button is proving to be extremely popular.

The main aim of Drive By Websites is to help our clients in every way possible to make their businesses as successful as we possibly can by utilising new technology as it comes our way and one of these is a “Click To Call” button.

Because they have their Smartphone in their hand, it seems logical that they will give you a call.

According to the Mail Online on the 4th September “We’re A Nation of Smart Phone Shoppers” because visits to retail websites from mobiles has overtaken desktop traffic for the first time”.

Introducing Cloud Walking With Hilary

The team here at Drive By Websites has had a very nice time working with Hilary Peach to design and Cloud Walkers logobuild her new website – http://www.cloudwalkingwithhilary.com. 

Hilary Peach’s background is in nursing and she has recently opened Cloud Walkers in Knight Street, Pinchbeck.  Her specialities are massage therapy and foot care.

Cloud Walkers’ philosophy is “Achieve harmony between mind, body & soul and well-being will follow”.

If you are suffering from pain and tension, Hilary will help to redress the balance to ease the pain and tension which, in turn, will improve tone and condition within your body.   The benefits of massage are to reduce anxiety, improve your mood and relax.  A massage will contribute to a “feel good” sensation.

For more information in respect of how Hilary can help you, please visit her new website – http://www.cloudwalkingwithhilary.com.

We are delighted that Hilary has included a blog within her website because we feel that the modern Bloggingbusiness approach needs to fully embrace the communicative power of the web.  In our experience, a dedicated News/Blog facility is the best way to do this.  Not only does a blog connect you to your customers – whilst simultaneously updating your social media pages in one go – it also feeds a constant reminder to search engines, like Google, that your website is more up to date and relevant than your competitors.  The inclusion of a blog within your website is highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

Industrial Cleaning Company’s Website – Online & Open For Business

Paul, the owner of Cleancare UK Limited – http://cleancareuk.co.uk got in touch with us recently. Paul  has Cleancare Commercial Logoexpanded his business and wanted another website to promote commercial cleaning.   Cleancare Commercial specialises in Evaporator, Warehouse and Cladding cleaning.

Paul took on board our advice in respect of the benefits of a mobile-friendly website.   Perhaps I could reiterate here the announcement that Google made in a blog post on the 21st April last year. “If your site doesn’t pass the mobile friendliness test, then it will feature less prominently on its search engine results”.

Google also stated: “this will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”

We regularly – here at Drive By Websites HQ – develop and maintain completely unique responsive websites locally and here’s the website we designed and built on behalf of Paul – http://www.cleancarecommercial.co.uk/

 

 

It’s Not Every Day You Meet A Microbiologist !

During the time that Drive By Websites has been trading, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting a diverse range of talented business owners but it goes without saying that Award Consultancy comes tops for a science-related Award Consultancy Logobusiness.  It’s not every day you meet a Microbiologist!

Award Consultancy is a consultancy in cleaning, disinfection techology and environmental microbiology. The business specialisms are:

  • Innovaton – Providing microbiological advice to bring new and existing products to market
  • Testing – Advice on microbiological testing in both the laboratory and field
  • Problem Solving – Assistance with the resolution of hygiene issues
  • Training – Provision of bespoke training and sales presentation packages

Petri Dishes

Microbiological issues can arise within healthcare associated infection (HCAI), especially with multi-drug resistant bacteria (MDRO’s) and food in terms of product shelf life and environmental swab failures.

There are other industries that can also have microbiological problems, for example, leisure.  Viruses such as Norovirus can cause serious issues, for example, in hotels and leisure facilities with a negative impact on business revenues.

For more information, please visit http://www.awardconsultancy.co.uk

You may recall that 21st April 2015 was the date when search engine results would never be the same again.  Google stated, at that time, that they will promote mobile-friendly sites which means that if your site doesn’t pass the mobile friendliness test, then it will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

In a blog post, Google stated that “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”

One of Drive By Websites specialisms includes assisting each and every one of our clients in respect of designing and building responsive websites (mobile friendly websites).

For more information, please feel free to give Drive By Websites a call on Spalding 01775 761512 – advice is free.  You will find our prices affordable with a fast turnaround.

Villa in Sri Lanka Website Has Made The Switch To Responsive

Drive By Websites has recently re-themed http://theretreatatbluelagoon.co.uk/ to a responsive, mobile  The Retreat at Blue Lagoonfriendly solution.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon offers a luxury “away from it all” holiday experience.  The accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms each with a super kingsize bed together with two single inflatable airbeds.

The glassy lagoon which is literally on the doorstep hosts abundant and extraordinary wildlife with parakeets, kingfishers, cormorants, sea eagles and mynah birds that roost in the jungle which borders the lagoon.   Monitors, iguanas, chipmonks and leaf monkeys visit the garden during the day and fruit bats fill the skies at dusk.

For more information, please visit http://theretreatatbluelagoon.co.uk/

You may already be aware that 21st April 2015 was the date when Google announced that they will only promote mobile-friendly sites. This means that if your site doesn’t pass the mobile friendliness test, then it will feature less prominently on its search engine results.

Here’s a link how you can test to find out if your website is mobile friendly – https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly

Why WordPress is Drive By Websites’ preferred choice of platform to use for responsive websites such as http://theretreatatbluelagoon.co.uk

  • Ease of use – you can easily make website updates
  • You can manage the site from any computer or device
  • Search engines love WordPress sites
  • There is no HTML or FTP Software required (for you, the end user)
  • Search Engine Optimisation – Drive By Websites will utilise the “SEO” feature on your new website and implement the search engine optimisation in this respect. We will also demonstrate how this can be done on an on-going basis.

If you are looking to make the switch to a mobile friendly website, then please feel free to call Drive By Websites on Spalding (01775) 761512.

 

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