Friday, 13 May 2016

HANDCRAFTED WOODEN TOYS #whales #woodentoys #toys #handcrafted

Hand carved, my wooden whales are tactile and painted in realistic colours.

Carved wooden whales


David uses local sustainable wood chosen for its lightness and smooth finish, transforming the blocks of wood into simple but instantly recognisable whales, using as few cuts as possible before refining the shape and finishing these whales off with mirror finish paintwork. “It’s all about economy of design,” he says.
Originally trained as a painter, David worked as an art teacher in East London, where he was inspired by the Bangladeshi refugee children he encountered there,
“They taught me about simplicity of design, strength of colour and fluidity of brush strokes.”
Animals and other toys may also be commissioned. Cats, Dogs, Whales and Ponies are particular specialities.

The Whale and Jonah

The story of a man trapped in a whale: In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus makes a reference to Jonah when he is asked for a miraculous sign by the Pharisees and teachers of the Law. Jesus says that the sign will be the sign of Jonah. Jesus implies that Jonah's restoration after three days inside the great whale prefigures His own resurrection.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

One of our projects made page two of the Financial Times

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North Devon Web are a professional Website Design company based North Devon. Creating low cost, mobile friendly websites, optimised to suit your business needs.

One of our projects made page two of the Financial Times

We specialise in helping small and medium size businesses take control of their web presence, ensuring the highest possible search engine rankings and reorganising out of control websites. We can rationalise your existing company site, making it easier to navigate and easier for your clients to access your services and purchase your goods.Read more...

Recent clients include:

Pannier Antiques On-line and off-line antique market, interim wordpress management.
South Molton Business Association (SMBA) Enabling membership communication.
Philip Price Surveyors are based in Bideford, North Devon, covering the whole of the South West from Bristol to Land's End.
Kilmeny MacBride assisting / hosting website, interim wordpress management. Freelance proofreader and copy-editor, English and French tutor.
White Moose Gallery, improving optimisation, creating mobile site and enabling easier updating, interim wordpress management.
John Walker Insurance, simplifying and creating mobile site.
The Stag Inn, Rackenford: pub and restaurant in North Devon. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management.
David Plagerson Noah’s Arks Improving navigation and accessibility and building additional mobile site. 

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Friday, 18 March 2016

WordPress Management - YOUR BLOG IS REALLY CRAP – Give up WORDPRESS and BLOGGER


WordPress Management

If you would like us to help with your WordPress website ‘tweaking’ please contact us. We specialise in fixing the stuff you cant be bothered to fix.

Mobile traffic data consumption grew by nearly 75% in 2015 - with more and more mobile devices being sold during that same period than ever before. This points out the importance of optimizing your web site designs for mobile devices.

Some WordPress themes are better optimized to handle responsive designs than others - we can ensure your WordPress theme is a Responsive Web Design that is compatible on mobile phones and tablets.

 

Let us take the pain away from your website…

YOUR BLOG IS REALLY CRAP – GIVE UP #WORDPRESS #BLOGGER 

Popular blogs don’t necessarily create an income stream

Writing blog content that gets linked to and is quoted in other blogs is one of the best ways to market your business.


If you are just starting out as a blogger, you probably have less than 70 regular readers and if most of them are your family and friends – they are more than likely going to like every post you make, no matter how bad it is – this is not the basis of a good business plan….

Contact us and we will help you reach your full potential

If your product is crap no amount of blog popularity will bring you in an income…

Blog charts are the barometer to measure the success of your website / blog against. These charts aid search engine position placement, they add weight to your kudos and influence your page ranking in search engines. A popular blog is a successful blog and potentially a good earner.

Creating crap blog content means you think your visitors / clients deserve to read crap blog content

To write a successful blog requires the ability to reduce and intuitively create content – this is the way to write a successful blog. Creating text that flows, with apparent ease is like a painter who is confident with their medium – they make it look easy.

Blog Management

If you would like us to help with your blog / website ‘tweaking’ please contact us. We specialise in fixing the stuff you cant be bothered to fix.

All our web updating services, optimisation and services are carried out in the United Kingdom.
System Culture Limited have helped and assisted companies, individuals and organisations with their management of online and real world responsibilities, implementing strategies that have enabled them to work to a higher economic and resource potential. Troubleshooting and improving navigation and search engine issues within existing websites. Taking over the management and administration of websites for companies who require extra manpower for the short or long term.

Recent clients include:

    1. The Stag Inn, Rackenford: pub and restaurant in North Devon. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
    2. South Molton Business Association (SMBA) Enabling membership communication
    3. White Moose Gallery, improving optimisation, creating mobile site and enabling easier updating, interim wordpress management
    4. Royal Oak bar and restaurant in York. Updating and optimising content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress management
    5. Pannier Antiques On-line and off-line antique market, interim wordpress management

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Content is king but content can be kidnapped



They invade our space armed with some intelligence, a mouse, and an itchy index finger. Click - copy - paste...they have cloned you and replicated you over and over again.

Content is king but content can be kidnapped. Imitation and copying is flattering but in a corporate world it is totally annoying. Your text and thoughts begin to reverberate in the big echo chamber (Internet) but the sound coming from the lips of the words are from a different voice – not your voice.

Get your site optimised create more content. Write an article that could irritate and grab the attention of people. Try writing articles that give tips and guides to other web users. Writing articles that give good advice and hints to other people will provide you with the content that will give you more mileage and increase your traffic flow.

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There is a massive problem with taking up our sitemap offer – the flip side of the coin is having too much success with your website. It can be a pain having too many orders, making too much money, having a popular website….it is a lot of hard work.

If I’m honest I hate being swamped under with work, I would much rather prefer to take things at a reasonable pace. Search engine optimisation can create a beast, one that devours your time and leads to chaos, causing divorce or worse.

Having the luxury of a website that nicely ticks over and bumbles along a gentlemanly pace is all well and good – if you have a disposable income (you are a lucky person in this reccession). Are you a struggling peasant? – Why not let someone who is in control of their web world give you a hand email us.

If you don’t want to be seen in search engines remember weighting is given to the titles of documents contained within your site. Keywords are also weighted and so is description and document text. Create your business web site, optimized without content, titles, description or text – then you can bumble along at a gentlemanly pace and be a complete failure – what joy what bliss.

We can create you an xml sitemap and a simple html sitemap and email them to you. Click the button below for instructions.
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Most websites suffer from unoriginality; they belong to the herd of mediocrity and banality. Write a controversial blog or web page, you can bet a few minutes later, a thousand bloggers are parodying it with their unique take on the concept. Get the solo part in the choir - at least for a short while. It seems like new information is discovered about something every day or is it just a facsimile of something we have read before. Click - copy – paste. Click - copy – paste. Click - copy – paste. Click - copy – paste etc.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Where do you place a link to a sitemap on a site?


It is ingrained into our psyche from an early age that failure is a bad thing. From birth to death we are compared, or we compare ourselves, with people that have failed or succeeded. To be successful is to appear to our peers as socially, financially and intellectually superior. To fail is the complete opposite, to be ostracized by this successful society. Our preoccupation with success and its consequent obsession creates within us a crisis of identity. ‘Am I successful?’ ‘Do I appear to be successful?’ ‘Do my friends think I’m successful?’ Is it all just a facade, we have been taken in by what we see and what we are being told.

In many ways this hierarchy also applies to successful site maps and web sites. Sitemaps organize information on a site into a logical order - you can confuse or overwhelm the user with to much information. A successful website (and its sitemap) relies on the principles of efficiency; success is that knife-edge that teeters between effectiveness and catastrophe. Too many unimportant pages or non relevant pages can harm your site. Excluding some pages from a site map can be advantageous. The trick is to tempt catastrophe and not create it.

It is important to survive and once your site is accepted by the search engines, with time, maturity will make you more successful. Being around on the web for a few years is better than being the new kid on the block – just hang in there and create your own history.


Where do you place a link to a site map on a site? The most common place is in the footer navigation.


Are you having problems being seen by the major search engines? - Do you type in your name and not even appear on page three? The simple reason for this might be that they don't know you even exist. The most efficient way (we have found) to get noticed is to place a simple xml sitemap onto your site and then physically submit the page(s) to Google and the other main players.
We can create you an xml sitemap and a simple html sitemap and email them to you. Click the button below for instructions.


Create your own sitemap



Your website is a vital part of your marketing strategy - Information is power and sharing information increases your presence and ultimately sales. We can offer a full web design package that can start from as little as £450.00. We can build you a Responsive Design Website that will work on mobile phones, from as little as £100.00 If you want us to give you a Quote for a 'Green' web site or are interested in our Green hosting plans please contact us.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Wordpress, Sitemaps and Seo - First in Google? - Marketing: Our Services



We can install, manage and maintain your website or a shopping cart for you and we can do all this on one of our green servers. We can also do the same for your blog using one of our favorite tools, WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge. A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when using a search engine. It is important to write your posts using ‘good’ keywords.

Contact us for a FREE quote for special deals during 2016

After launching a website it easy to sit back and wait for it to happen. The Internet is a universe, and it is full of big stars and little stars. It is no wonder a new website doesn’t get much traffic and nobody is clamoring to buy their products or services…

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Below are some of our Clients:



Pannier Antiques On-line and off-line antique market, interim wordpress management.

South Molton Business Association (SMBA) Enabling membership communication.

Philip Price Surveyors are based in Bideford, North Devon, covering the whole of the South West from Bristol to Land's End. Building a test WordPress site.

Kilmeny MacBride assisting / hosting website, interim wordpress management. Freelance proofreader and copy-editor, English and French tutor.

White Moose Gallery, improving optimisation, creating mobile site and enabling easier updating, interim wordpress management.

John Walker Insurance, simplifying and creating mobile site.

The Stag Inn,
Rackenford: pub and restaurant in North Devon. Updating and optimising
content. Improving navigation and accessibility, interim wordpress
management.

David Plagerson Noah’s Arks Improving navigation and accessibility and building additional mobile site.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Social Networks = #facebook #twitter #blogger #linkedin

Creating networks that increase sales are a vital part of business survival. Everybody is using networks like twitter and Facebook however, the majority of free advertising opportunities within these sites are shrinking. These sites are becoming as ineffective as having an advert on a local radio station that has no listeners.



New networks have a core of members who initiate activities and support the rest of the group. New networks create great opportunities for free advertising in their start up phase. It is important to take advantage of the start up enthusiasm. If you are starting a new network you need to fully understand the structures and reasons for creating new networks - you must answer the questions, 'Why am I doing this?' and 'Are there other networks around that already fulfill my needs and aims?' Creating new groups/collectives could be counterproductive and create an even more fragmented marketing environment.

It is important that a robust armature is created for a network to succeed. If this is achieved then it would be a formidable and powerful organization. At the ‘start up’ phase of a new network, the creativity of the entrepreneur or group leaders are at their most inventive and vulnerable. The energy that is created is very infectious but this enthusiasm gradually dies and needs ‘mothering’ to take it to the next growth phase. To achieve sustainability is key in a traditional business environment and in pioneering innovations.

A mentoring scheme which enables these pioneers to access strategies and processes needed to create a successful art or business practice would be highly beneficial to individuals and groups. Even established networks get it wrong and lose members.

Social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become great resources for finding new customers. To get these networks (especially Twitter) to work to your advantage, reciprocal networking is crucial. Your prospective clients search for companies with similar interests and services to their own. Support them by "following" them or "liking" them. The idea is that those people/companies will return the favor — the theory (which is possibly questionable) is to enable traffic to benefit both - helping each company grow. The reality is - everybody is out there for their own gain.


The World Wide Web is more dynamic than ever these days, which means it's becoming more and more important - good companies are constantly updating their sites. Fresh content keeps people coming back for more. Facebook fan pages need daily content and interactive websites such as a blog should be updated at least 3 to 4 times a week. While this may sound aggressive, clients will recognize the importance you place on of keeping your site's content fresh — without it, people will stop visiting.

Using Networks!



Your Profile – First impressions mean everything and presenting a positive profile is the top priority, you need to divulge as much information about yourself as you can to make your 'friends' feel comfortable - as though they know you in real life, use your first name and a real profile picture.

Positivity is better than Negativity –  Be positive about yourself and your brand. Bring new, interesting  and accurate information to blogs and discussion groups. Give quality feedback and try to be helpful to other users - always try to be positive and upbeat.

Be There – Get noticed. Join all popular networks like Facebook, twitter, blogger etc. - creating as many different connections as you can is the key to online success. Search through interests to build your social media marketing network.


Brand Image? –  Every word you write affects your brand, followers and 'quoters' will dump you if you make a mistake. This strategy might not sell your products but you will come out of the experience as a 'nice guy' and you never know you might make a small amount of cash out of it.

Don't Bother -  There are millions of people out there trying to make a fortune from networking sites - this could be another dead end.



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