Digital publishing for Window Cleaning Magazine
The original Window Cleaning Magazine website and digital magazine was designed by myself for Lee Burbidge, the founder of Window Cleaning Magazine,. It was originally set up in 2011 and has since had a makeover and new features have been added.
Though I no longer have any involvement in the magazine, unless Lee requires any specific work that I can help him with, the magazine has grown to have a wide following and is one of the leading digital magazines in the World for window cleaners.
The latest incarnation of the website has made it easier for Lee to add new content himself, such as videos from the WCM YouTube channel, plus any new articles he decides to place in the articles section. Back issues and new issues of the Window Cleaning Magazine are also available so that visitors can still download the old pdf files or open a selected magazine in page flip format.
*The first 12 issues of the digital magazine were designed by myself and are still available to download and read from the current Window Cleaning Magazine website
Own your own domain name
As a website designer I often advise business owners who want a website and a domain name for their business to always register it themselves.
Registering a domain name using your own account and being listed as the registered owner and administrative contact is extremely important to ensure that you always have control over your own company domain name.
If, for some reason, you have a website design company or some other person register a domain name on your behalf, it can cause unforeseen problems in the future. If for example, they can no longer be contacted for some reason, whether it's due to poor health, moving away, or going out of business etc., then you could find it very difficult to control what happens to your domain name, especially without some form of proof of ownership. Even then the process of taking control of the domain name can be fraught with difficulties.
Worse case scenario is that if your domain name expires without you realising or being notified, after a short suspension period the domain name could be purchased by someone else before you get a chance to renew it.
For this reason it's always been my advice to register the business domain name yourself. It's also important to set the renewal of your domain name to 'Auto Renew' within the control panel of your registrar to ensure the domain name does not expire without you being aware of it. You can always change the setting if you do decide you no longer want to retain and renew the domain name.
Two of the registration agents I normally recommend are www.lcn.com and www.123-reg.co.uk
Simple website for carpet cleaning company
AG Cleaning, operated by Andy Griffiths decided a new website was required to promote their business online. After Andy called and provided some brief details about the business and the services they offered I asked Andy for some further information and advised him on how to get a domain name and what options he had available to him.
After purchasing and registering the domain name www.carpetcleaninginstevenage.co.uk I quickly arranged to update the nameservers and set up the hosting account. Within 5 days the basic layout and design of the website went 'live' and a few tweaks were made to complete the design work,
I prefer to work quickly and get everything up and running within a week where possible. Once the website is online the client can then let me know if they wish to have any changes made and this is usually carried out while also setting up the necessary SEO required to ensure the search engines understand what the main content of the website is, and what each page is all about.