I’m keeping nicely busy here designing websites in Wales. On top of all of the usual maintenance and updates to various websites I’ve also been doing the quite a lot of IT trouble-shooting. Both here in my office with my own hardware and for my clients. I’m not exactly a computer engineer but my friendly, helpful nature when building peoples websites seems to encourage people to phone me whenever something goes a little wrong with their computers. I’m not complaining, it is actually quite nice to jump in the car and head off to someones house / office to fix their computer. It makes a change from the same old 4 walls of my office, It gives me a chance to have a chat and catch up with my clients and more often than not I get a cup of tea thrown in for good measure too!
On one such visit this week I was speaking to the owners of Aberleri Seaside Cottages (a website built last year by Pixelwave Web Design) so I asked them how their site was going and was pleased to hear that it is working wonders. They are as busy as ever (the phone was ringing with booking inquiries whilst I was there), and the majority of their inquiries are now coming through the website. So much so that they probably have too many printed brochures this year as people have been getting the info they need from the website so don’t need it in print. At least they’ll know for next year and will be able to save some costs on printing. It’s always good to hear that the work I’ve done is fulfilling its purpose and that my clients are happy with it.
I’ve also recently completed some functional updates to the OGI-TM website that I built last year. Everything seems to be going well with the site but as the number of records grew the site owners needed a way to export those records so that they could be stored offline in a spreadsheet. I created a little script that exported the data to an excel file and my clients seem happy with the results, at least the response I got from them was:
This solution Its absolutely perfect!