Webdesco Newsletter


I had been trying to put together my hotel website for years, having hired the services of many independent agencies. Few if any, have compared with the quality, passion, compassion, and general desire to please a customer than 'Webdesco' has. Philip is excellent at producing high quality results in areas of his expertise, and boldly approaches
Despina Hatziandreou
Date: May 14, 2005

My experience of creating a website has been a lot less difficult than I anticipated. I had an idea of what I didn't want but not a clear idea of what I did want. Webdesco have guided me through all of it very patiently and surpassed themselves in going above and beyond what was strictly their job to sort out other queries along the way. Phi
Isobel Gooding, Body and Beauty Therapy Studi
http://bodyandbeautythera pystudio.co.uk
Date: Apr 27, 2010

Dear Peter and Philip I am grateful to Despina Hatziandreou for introducing you to us and I feel lucky to having met you because: - you are talented, smart and patient - you did a great job for our both websites - your prices are very reasonable - you are always on standby to help me when i need you (your aftersales service is perfect) I a
Fotini Geronti
www.virginia-hotel-samos. com
Date: Sep 28, 2007

We have seen much improved business levels coming from our enhanced website using Webdesco's services. Philip offers excellent support and a superb end to end service. We are looking to use Webdesco to revamp our other businesses too ! Many thanks
Paul Holmes
http://www.vw-camper-hire .co.uk
Date: May 20, 2010

Dear Philip. Please find below a mark of our appreciation regarding your input in developing our new company website…. Spin-It Testimonial. At Spin-It Ltd we manufacture Car Turntables and sell them directly to the UK public. Our company website is by far the most important selling tool that we have. After years of developing our own
Mark Parkin
Date: Apr 29, 2012

We commissioned Webdesco to evaluate our company website and look at any ways to improve it's functionality and effectiveness. It was decided that our best solution would be a fully functional Content Managed System. This has since been deployed, and the results speak for themselves. We are now in control of our company site and the resulting
Kevin Gelsinan
http://www.autopro-motors port.co.uk
Date: Mar 16, 2011

Dear Philip, We are writing to express how please we are with the work you have undertaken on our French apartment website over te past twelve months. Your efforts have lead to increased bookings and enquiries, particularly following the more recent work done on the search engine optimisation. We are very grateful and would have no hesita
Alan and Wendy Hookway.
http://apartment-serre-ch evalier.com
Date: Jan 18, 2009

i would like to thank you for such a great cooperation in re-designing the Virginia Hotel Website, I love the new design. You are the most efficient and professional website designers I have ever met, but most important is your after sales service and support, you are always there any time i need your help. I definitely recommend you to any b
Fotini Geronti
http://www.virginia-hotel -samos.com
Date: Jun 13, 2010

Webdesco have been employed to update and refresh our website which had been live for about 3 years and had started to look a bit tired. Philip and Pete initially came up with a number of different layout styles giving us a range of choice which was different from a standard website. They also undertook a visual rebranding for us changing the lo
Mike Vickers, Leverage Solutions Ltd
http://www.leverage.uk.co m
Date: Oct 27, 2009

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Full flash websites have their advantages and disadvantages it all depends on the purpose of your website and the business that you are in. If your sites sole purpose if for information (bar, restaurant, coffee shop, hair dressers etc) or to supplementation to an existing marketing campaign (you already have a shop front, existing leaflet drop etc i.e. you do not rely on people finding your site through search engines) and your site content does not need to be updated regularly then why not consider having a Flash website. For the rest of you out there that are interested in Flash, we recommend a hybrid design of HTML and Flash.

The Best of Both Worlds is to have an HTML site that has Flash elements in it. Take the important text and navigation out of the Flash animation and have that as conventional search engine friendly HTML code then have the remainder as a Flash animation. A good example here would be a website for a photographer or an artist where the majority of the site (information, location, products, pricing) is written in HTML, and the gallery of work is created in Flash. Another big advantage on the hybrid is that the browsers back button still functions whereas in a full Flash website it does not.

Let us backtrack a little and give you some information of Flash. There are no two ways about it, Flash websites are, how can we put it…..Flashy! They can be used to build a creative user interface, provide that little something extra to differentiate you from your competitors and provide the wow factor a website needs.

The thing is that Flash by itself is not search engine friendly because search engines can only read true text and Flash is like a moving picture even the text in a flash animation is a picture; readable by the human eye but not by computers. That means that all your text and the menu links on your site are invisible to the search engines. Now there are ways to overcome this fundamental drawback of Flash, and that is to have an HTML version of your Flash site, either viewable by the visitor (i.e. you give them the option to enter the HTML site or the Flash site) or hidden in the background only to be seen by the search engines. But this all takes time and money as essentially you are paying for two sites to be designed; hence the 'Best of Both Worlds' approach.