TTS Autocentres

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Web design tyre dealers

TTS Autocentres were looking to change their website after rebranding their business, and because they had worked with On Target before they asked us to come up with something to showcase their services.

We created a search engine optimised WordPress based website with a front page slider and areas to showcase their key offerings. There are also integrated social media buttons to promote quick and easy sharing of content, along with a contact form to allow consumers to quickly get in touch with the depot for prices and further information.

 

Cambrian Tyres – The UK’s Biggest Two Wheel Tyre Distributor

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Motorcycle Tyre Website Design

Cambrian Tyres are the UK’s largest motorcycle & bicycle tyre wholesale distributor, and were looking to clean up the look of their current website which included a secure ‘Trade Area’ which provided their customers with crucial information on their latest stock, pricing and trade only news.

Their new site sees their annual print catalogue available in web form, with an easy to use product finder allowing visitors to quickly search their comprehensive range of two wheel products, with the ability to update their online catalogue as new products arrives and old products are dropped throughout the year.

In brief the site includes:

  • Content Management System
  • Email Contact Form
  • Search Engine Optimised Content
  • Secure ‘Locked’ Area For Customers Only
  • Social Media Integration
  • Latest News Feed

GB Tyres UK Ltd

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Truck Tyre Web Designer

GB Tyres UK Ltd are commercial and retail tyre specialists operating a range of services from bases in the Midlands.

They contacted us as they were looking for a website designer with previous experience in the tyre industry, in order to revamp their website which was performing poorly for their business.

After working with them closely to ascertain where their previous website was lacking, we designed and created a website which covers both the commercial and retail aspects of their business, with each section focusing on a specific encatchment area in order to maximise web traffic.

If you require a website for your tyre or garage business, please contact us for more information. We specialise in this sector, having gained a lot of previous experience working with a network of hundreds of independent dealerships.

National Football Collection

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National Football Collection

The National Football Collection is the largest private collection of football memorabilia in the world to date. As well as consisting of a plethora of genuine match shirts, medals and caps it also includes the world’s largest collection of Tottenham Hotspur memorabilia. They have many items on permanent loan to the National Football Museum in Manchester for public display.

We were asked personally by the owner of the collection to revamp their current site in order to give it a fresh new look, as well as allowing them to display a large portion of the collection on the site over time. Not only does this help them to preserve important historical football items, but it also helps to increase the site’s visibility to potential sellers of memorabilia in order to increase the size of the collection.

We provided:

  • Full content management system
  • Front page featured content slider
  • SEO optimised content
  • Category system for cataloging further collection items
  • Integrated social media sharing
  • Contact & search forms
  • Fresh new design

Hopefully this new site will help to contribute towards their goal of preserving football history for the next generations of fans!

John Hall Tyres

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Web Design For Tyre Dealers Garages

John Hall Tyres came to On Target looking for a redesign of their current website which was using an outdated and unsupported content management system.

After reviewing their current website and finding out more about their needs we have created a WordPress based website which is both informative and well presented.

Looking at their previous website it had been poorly optimised for the tyre and garage sector and as specialists in this area we have created a website which covers each service and product on a seperate page in order to maximise the number of visitors to the website and to increase the return on investment for the business.

Due to go live in late November the site briefly consists of:

  • Fully SEO Optimised Content
  • Front Page Slider
  • Editable Latest Offers Section
  • Social Media Integration
  • Simple Contact Form
  • Interactive Map For Directions

For more information on our web design services please call us or use the contact form tucked away to the right of your screen.

Wholesale Book Distribution

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Wholesale Book Distribution

Wholesale Book Distribution came to us looking for a hassle free website and hosting solution after trying 1&1 My Website for less than 3 months before the poor quality service became too much.

We quickly helped them to create a website with more functionality than they previously had but desperately needed, which could all be edited by them as at any time.

The business exports books to both the UK and abroad and were looking to integrate a simple ordering and payment system to allow buyers to make orders online at any time of the day rather than by telephone, which was restricted to UK business hours. For this we integrated eShop into their WordPress website which gave they all the extra functionality they were looking for.

The website briefly consists of:

  • SEO Optimised Content
  • Social Media Icons
  • eShop eCommerce System
  • User Editable Content
  • Seperate Home Page Design
  • Contact Form & Interactive Map
  • Google Analytics Tracking

We will be keeping a close eye on the website traffic for this website in the coming months and look forward to working closely with Wholesale Book Distribution in the future. In fact within just 48 hours they had already had two enquiries via their website.

Kingswood Property Management

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Kingswood Property Management based in Daventry contacted us because they were looking to update their current website to something which had both a fresh new look and easy to use features.

As a letting agent it was essential that they had round the clock access to their website to add and update properties as they came onto their books. After looking into using 1&1 My Website the business called On Target to see if we could offer them a better deal and a more professional service.

After finding out more about their business and researching local competitors we have been able to provide a website solution which can be accessed through any web browser and updated by the business in real time. Once the website is updated with new properties these updates are automatically posted to the companies newly created Twitter and Facebook profiles to allow them to build up an audience of potential tennants in the area who will then be regularly updated as new homes become available from a single point of entry.

A property search feature based on the WordPress Category & Tagging features also allows visitors to the site to find a property that meets their needs reducing the time they would have spent looking through a single longer generic list.

The website briefly comprises of:

  • WordPress Content Management System
  • SEO Optimised Content
  • Latest Homes Homepage Slider
  • Social Media Auto-Update Functionality
  • Property Search Function
  • Contact Form

We also helped the business to claim their Google Places page and add any extra details that were missing in order to help them attract more enquiries and visitors to their new website.

Custom Community Dropped Right Sidebar Fix

If you happen to use the Custom Community theme in WordPress you may have come across a problem which causes the right sidebar to drop level with the footer.

Custom Community WordPress Right Sidebar Drops Into Footer

After fruitless hours of searching the web looking for a fix, and deciding not to go down the route of paying for the Pro version to get it direct from the developers I decided to have a go at fixing it myself.

As with all of life’s big problems the solution turned out to be a simple one (for me anyway!).

If you have used the visual editor in WordPress to create a page or post the editor adds <div> tags to every block of content in your new page or post. By going into the HTML editor tab you can see all the tags it has added. Deleting every single <div> and </div> tag and updating the page or post did the trick for me and brought the sidebar back into line!

Fed Up With Updating 5 Different Services With The Same Information?

Do you appreciate the importance of updating your website, but are sick and tired of updating Facebook, Twitter, email marketing lists and more every time you update your site? If so then we can help by linking your social media and email marketing directly into your new or existing website* to automatically update everytime you publish something new.

How Do I Automatically Update Facebook Twitter From My WebsiteYour business can benefit hugely from making good use of social media outlets like Twitter, and they have revolutionised the way that many businesses advertise and reach out to their customers.

In this new and exciting world of online opportunity many businesses are regularly blogging and updating websites with their latest news and the goings on in their industry or sector which is opening new doors and extending client bases.

This new approach to marketing your business has many many benefits, but it also has one major drawback, and this drawback is the need to commit time regularly to updating your website followed by updating services like Facebook and Twitter. The extra time taken to log in and out of each service and rewrite excerpts and add links can take its toll when your resources are stretched, but we can help by still keeping you on top of your website updates whilst linking in your additional social media and email marketing services to update automatically every time you publish something new on your site. For more information or a no obligation quote please call us today.

*Please note that the list of services which can be linked in to your website is based on your Content Management System. If you are unsure which CMS you have you can contact us and we will be happy to help.

Essential WordPress Plugins

essential wordpress pluginsWith the WordPress system now being the foundation stone of many websites there has been an explosion in the number of add-ons and plugins available to developers and web designers to allow you to perform almost any function imaginable through your website.

In fact the choice of WordPress plugins has become so great that in regards to many tasks you are left wondering which one to choose.

Although it’s not possible to check and review every single plugin available on the market, and would take an absolute age to cover every single task you might want your website to perform here is a list of some essential WordPress plugins that you should seriously think about installing:

1. All In One SEO Pack

This fantastic plugin provides you with extra customisation options for headers, menus and more to ensure that your site is fully SEO optimised.

However don’t worry if you’re just a beginner because it works straight out of the box too.

Other great features include auto generated META tags, support for custom post types and over writing of page and post titles with custom META data so you can have differing titles (for your readers) and keyword filled META data (for search engines).

 

2. XML Google Sitemaps

Nothing much to say about this plugin, it just does what it says on the tin.

Create a site map in seconds in order to help search engines better understand the layout of your website. This helps to ensure that everything there is to index is indexed.

Be sure to recreate your site map when you add new content, and the plugin will notify all major search engines for you in order to speed up the process.

 

3. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is in my opinion the most customisable contact form plgin available.

Create a contact form with custom fields that can be added to a page, post or even a widget on your WordPress website sidebar.

The plugin is easy to use and opens up a world of possibilities.

There are also a number of great add-ons available such as the Campaign Monitor add-on which allows you to have a newsletter signup form on your website that links directly to your Campaign Monitor mailing list.

The plugin also allows you to add your sites Google Analytics tracking code so you can keep an eye on how well your site is doing!

 

4. Mappress

If you are creating a website which needs one (or more) embedded Google Maps then Mappress is the plugin for you.

Mappress allows you to create custom Google Maps with multiple points of interest, and you can embed them straight into your site with a neat little short code.

You can play around to your hearts content to set the level of zoom and the positioning of each individual map you create so that it opens just how you want it to every time.

 

5. Wordbooker

Wordbooker integrates your Facebook profile or page and your WordPress install so that when you post to WordPress, you can also notify your Facebook followers.

You can choose a fixed structure to notify Facebook followers, or you can also customise it each and every time you post. If you have more than one page tied to your Facebook account you can also post to multiple pages at the same time.

No longer will you have to try and remember to update Facebook after updating your blog or website!

 

6. WP to Twitter

Similar to Wordbooker, WP to Twitter plugin for WordPress allows you to send a customisable tweet to your twitter followers every time you update your website or blog.

Unfortunately Twitter does not make it too simple to set up any application, but it should only take ten minutes and simple instructions come with the plugin.

The plugin also has custom tags that allow you to insert the date (#date#); URL (#url#); and author (#author#) name amongst other things rather than retyping them and risking getting them wrong.

 

7. Share And Follow

In order to give your readers a nice easy way to share your site information you need Share and Follow.

The plugin allows you to set which social media channels your readers can use to either subscribe to your site or share your information with their friends and family.

Share and Follow also allows you to choose from a number of different styles so that you can place your social media icons in page, in a widget and elsewhere depending on what you’re looking for.