We’re in the midst of an economic crisis and things have been fairly quiet with new projects here at Pixelwave Web Design, but I’ve been keeping busy despite this. As always I’ve been working on updates for Fairies World and its sister sites as well as developing a few new ideas for them. I’ve recently finished a few additions to the BabyFeet website and I’ve even had time to work on my own Forces-of-Nature website, including giving it an all new, leaner, meaner home page.
I’ve also just started work on a website for a new client and his exciting new ‘SoccerTrolley’product. Watch this psace for more details as the website develops.
On top of all this I’ve also recently started work at Aberystwyth University as a website editor for the Designing Libraries project which now has a brand new website.
The economic crisis may be biting but things are usually a little quieter at this time of year so hopefully it will pick up in the New Year as usual. No one knows how the web design industry in the UK will suffer, but it is possible that is could benefit from these hard times as businesses turn away from traditional media and advertising and spend their budgets on more cost effective and less expensive web-based projects instead. A website can be so much more than just an advertising tool and is so much more flexible than the traditional print media, especially when content needs to be changed regularly. It can be used to improve customer loyalty, customer support and cut down on admin. Web design may come out of the the economic crisis better than some other traditional industries.
Whatever happens, as a one-person web design studio I have very few overheads which allows me to keep my costs down and remain flexible in times such as these. I can adapt to better serve my clients in times of economic uncertainty and can continue to offer a service when larger companies may be struggling.
Whatever happens, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and wish you all the best for 2009.I look forward to working on your web design projects in the New Year.