PHP Web Developer Wanted

Tidy Design is looking to recruit a PHP Developer to join our tidy-team in Old Portsmouth. The ideal candidate will be proficient in PHP, JavaScript, RWD, MySQL, WordPress, HTML and CSS. Some knowledge and experience with Photoshop would be great but is not essential.

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If you are self-motivated, love a challenge, enthusiastic about business, technology and web design then please get in touch. Send over some examples of your work with a CV and cover letter. We plan to make 2015 another awesome year for Tidy Design; we hope you can join us…

Festive Office Hours

So, yesterday we sent out a festive newsletter to all our Tidy Design clients – If you would like to have a read then please click here.

Our Tidy Design office in Old Portsmouth will be closed over Christmas and New Year. Please note the following dates: On Tuesday 23rd December we will be closing at 3pm. Our office will then re-open on Friday 2nd January 2015. Please email support@tidydesign.com with any urgent edits or support queries during this period. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Web Design Rates 2015

Tidy Design’s hourly rate of £35.00 has been a great hit with clients (old and new) for many years now… Being half the price of some web design agencies, our ‘client updates diary’ is always pretty full – I must once again say a big “thank you” to our clients for this – You rock!

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So, it has been a few years since we sat down and properly assessed competitor rates (what other companies are charging for bespoke web design), and amended our own prices accordingly… It has been decided that we will keep the rate of £35.00 going for general site updates throughout 2015 (this covers photos, text and document edits). We will also continue to charge for updates in X15 minute slots on a pay as you go basis.

When it comes to new projects (a site re-design, mobile app, mobile site, new web application etc) we will be charging £45.00 per hour as of the 1st of January 2015.

As a company Tidy Design proudly offers a great price for a great service, this approach to business has allowed us to grow and forge strong business relationships during tough economic times – We hope 2015 will be no different.

Android App Development

I am delighted to announce that Tina The Christmas Turkey, A to Z for Kids and Montgomery Moon have all reached the Play store – This time next year we’ll be millionaires!!

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As well as developing websites and brands for awesome clients, we also do a spot of app development… This month I set aside time for a few neglected personal projects – The spec; get Jordan stuck into some Android app development and make each book available on the Play store :)

All in all I am very happy with the end result – Both Tina The Christmas Turkey and A to Z for Kids are free apps, these promote Montgomery Moon (this one costs 69p) at the end of the book. I thought this would work well and encourage people to buy the app, time will tell.

It would be great to hear your thoughts and feedback on the above, if you have any questions (or maybe your own Android app idea) then please do give us a call or email.

Back to blogging…

Well, it has been a while my Tidy Blog readers – In recent weeks (or should I say months) Tidy Design has been manic… If we then throw in (not literally) a new born baby, a complete property renovation project, moving house, copious client updates, several big meetings / projects and some biz development work, there has literally been no time to blog.

The youngest - Jamie Leon Ward

The youngest – Jamie Leon Ward

Firstly I must say a big thanks to my wingman Jordan Terry who has been putting in the hours. With several new and pretty big chapters started this year; Jordan has been an absolute legend manning the Tidy Design fort. Clients have certainly kept us busy this year, probably a little too busy at times, but this is a good thing – I would like to thank them all!

And on that note it is time for some more client work, we have lots to tick off our to-do list before month-end – Another busy week ahead…

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As a small business we like to do what we can to help – Business is not only about making money, it is about making a positive difference to the world we live.

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“Big thanks to Tidy Design for their generous sponsorship of me in Sydney’s annual City2Surf 14km run. I completed the course in 1 hr 36 minutes and 48 seconds. This was a massive personal achievement (having never run further than 8km) and it was made even more special by raising money for Amnesty International. Massive thanks to Tidy Design for helping me do so…”

To Do Good And Give Back – Tidy Design .org

Thank You!

I am delighted to say July 2014 was a record month for Tidy Design – A big thank you must go out to all our customers, old and new – You rock!

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Jordan working hard at Tidy Design HQ, Old Portsmouth.

We have been busy, working closely with our clients, developing bigger and better websites, bespoke software and web applications that cater for private and public sectors. Everyday we learn something new about our customers and the industry they are in – It is a honour and a pleasure to be working and growing with them – Thank you.

New Hardware & Software

When I think back to the early days of Tidy Design I have to smile – We had large bulky laptops propped up with books either side, this was to prevent overheating and help cooler air reach the fans!

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Many years later we are truly lucky to have the iMac’s, MacBook Pro’s, Mac Mini’s and iPads that all work super fast and don’t cause the same headaches that Windows did back in the day! New hardware and software is very important to us – the better our equipment, the better our quality of work and productivity.

Rest assured the old retro iMac will stay here at Tidy Design HQ, we all wish it a long and happy retirement – It served us well.

Is Google Authorship still important?

I was kind of upset when Google dropped authorship photos from most search results last month, the potential to increase click-through rates and have your face appear in a Google search was pretty cool.

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So, is Google Authorship still worth it? Well, an authors name will still appear in Google’s search results, these linking to a Google+ profile page. Even though this small tagline is much less visible than a profile pic, these extra snippets of text add something extra… From what I read online, Google is working hard on promoting real people in its organic search results; authorship is therefore a great tool to establish your identity with Google.

Ok, it is sad authorship photos have gone – In a statement made by John Mueller Google are looking to tidy up its search result pages, the overall mission to provide a “better mobile experience and a more consistent design across devices.”