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A good business card…

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The do’s and dont’s…of business cards…

First up, don’t forget the basic information :

  • Full name, with job title/position held
  • Telephone number (landline and mobile)
  • Email address
  • Web address
  • Business address

The standard size of a business card is just 85 x 55mm so you don’t want to spoil the card by including non-essential information on the front. For just a few quid extra opt for double sided printing and use this extra space to explain your business to prospects.

Don’t forget to include your logo, essential for brand recognition!

A good quality business card features the following :

  • Heavy 400gsm (Grams Square Metre) weight
  • Highest quality silk artboard
  • Double sided printing
  • Standard 85mm X 55mm size
  • Matt/Gloss lamination

A card featuring these elements will look professional and give off the right impression. Need help with your business cards? For just £26.50 I will design your business card and get them printed at one of my approved suppliers. Turnaround time is around 5-7 working days from artwork sign-off. Postage to your door is free!

Want more information? Please see my printing services and price list (PDF Format)

Want to know a little more? Please get in touch…

Best,

Paul Newton

Shoes please, no booze

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Retail research group IMRG have reported online shopping stats for August. It seems that the overall spend for the month slipped by 10%.

Total online sales dropped to £3.8bn (which was still 16% higher than in August 2008). Alcohol and lingerie sales were down, but footwear sales were up.

The reason? Well I guess some of it’s seasonal and some of it’s the recession (after all unemployment is still rising). Wonder what’ll happen at Christmas? Crystal ball anyone?

Best,

Paul.

Woolies

Friday, September 18th, 2009

It’s a shame about Woolworths, the ex-woolies store on Bradshawgate in Leigh is now looking very sad. I’ve heard that there are a number of interested parties looking at moving into the empty shop.

10/1 it’ll be a Poundland….

The woolies in Bolton was a pretty big store on two levels, I wonder what’ll happen to that?

Search Engine Optimisation

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Although it’s up to me to do all the techy ‘behind the scenes’ magic to make sure you’re website is coded correctly, it’s up to the website owner to make sure the actual content is relevant and accurate.

Google, and other search engines love quality content. I’ve put together a new page which explains how you can help…Take a look…

Best, Paul.

Browser compatibility

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

There are so many new browsers around, and it’s important that your site looks good in all of them. To make sure of this I have the latest software available to check your website in the following browsers/versions…

  • Internet Explorer 6/7/8
  • Firefox 2+
  • Apple Safari
  • Google Chrome

Sometimes a website will not appear 100% as it should when viewed via Internet Explorer 6/7 (IE6/7) this because IE6/7 are outdated browsers using old rendering techniques.  I really don’t know why anyone still uses IE6, there are so many better (and safer) browsers available out there.  Secunia reports 142 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 6, 22 of which are unpatched, some of which are rated moderately critical in severity.

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