Monday, May 10, 2010

Rangerland Redeveloped

Our clients come to us in a variety of ways and with varying requests. Rangerland came to us with an older site looking for something fresh to portray the company more effectively - essentially a new fresh look.

The end result was a very simple and clean layout with seasonal imagery used for a backdrop - it's really quite nice.

Working with clients we try to get a sense of their own style preferences, a feel for the company, their clients, their services - it's a lot to take in, but that's where our team shines.

Through round table discussions and creative planning, we're able to deliver sites to clients that are beautiful and functional. We've been using the Joomla! framework, which means that clients have the ability and option to update their own sites once we've put the finishing touches on them. This is great news for clients, as we've seen the pains (in fact a lot of new customers come to us with those pains) of not being able to update your own site.

Customers usually want to make relatively minor changes - it's hard to justify paying someone for simple text edits and waiting for a web company that doesn't see your business as their priority can end up taking days, sometimes weeks to get done.

Don't get me wrong, we're happy to help clients update their sites and generally can provide a quick turn-around for minor changes, but we do all get busy and having the ability to access and update yourself is golden. Especially when Joomla! makes it so easy.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Award Winning Blog

Is what you're reading right now. That's right, folks. Tales from the Expedition, the Francomedia blog has won a Gold Hermes Creative Award!

The unique design of the blog surely swayed the judges as it really is a compelling design (thanks Francomedia design team!) - it was not an easy design to work with, but we have the technology (thanks Francomedia development team!).

Through weekly(ish) updates, we try to keep our customers and the viewing public aware of what's new in advertising, marketing, design and of course, Francomedia.

Updating a blog does take significant effort and many of our staff contribute to Tales from the Expedition. So, thank you for reading our blog and don't be shy, hopefully there are posts you feel worthy of sharing, go ahead - we're down with that.

Over the last couple of years Francomedia has been on the receiving end of many awards for their creativity, design and marketing - this is thanks to a great team of creative thinkers and doers - and I thank you for that, Francomedia team.

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