Are you tired of web site builders who don't understand you?
Need someone who will actually LISTEN to what you need, what your business needs, what your customers need?
You need someone who has enough actual real-life experience building web sites and running an online business to be able to help you through the tricky bits, and advise you on what is possible.
Someone who will totally blow your mind with ideas about what can be done. Ideas you have never heard of. More importantly, ideas that your COMPETITORS have never heard of.
Here at Gecko Gully, the team is lead by Christine F. Abela, who has many years of experience creating web sites for small businesses like yours. She has specialised in sites for craft businesses, but brings her gentle down-to-earth approach to all her client relationships.
I am always recommending your service to anyone who vaguely mentions website designs, as I have been extremely happy with what you have done for me, and your ongoing help. Job well done!
Christine is “there” for you, not only when designing your website but support after. She actually listens to what you want on your website and either explains why something is the way it is, or changes things to the way you want. Her advice is invaluable and her video support is fantastic because you can refer to it over and over.
Christine is more than just a web developer. She continually educates herself in the online trends and developments and communicates exceptionally well with her clients. She has a sound knowledge of marketing and combines this with her technical knowledge to give you a chance in the web game !
Christine doesn't talk Geek. You will be able to understand her. And she will be able to understand you, and your business. She knows that you need to be shown how to do things online, that it doesn't come naturally to everyone. This is why she has made LOTS of videos to explain various things you might need to know about how your web site works.
She also provides you with high-quality professionally-made videos that explain in more detail the general areas of running an online site, like this one...
Gecko Gully is heavily into educating people how to better run their online business. Check out the blog posts (links on the right), which are sourced from the very best online authorities. Or subscribe to the mailing list (top right) to be sent a digest of these posts by email every week.
Christine even wrote a best-selling book called Selling Craft Online, written in easy-to-understand terms, to help craft businesses better understand how to sell on the internet. It has had over 4000 downloads, and over 40 glowing reviews saying how easy it is to understand, not just for craft businesses. Now, wouldn't YOU like an expert like that on your team?
Speaking of team, you don't just get to work with Christine. The Gecko Gully team is expanding to include a designer, a sales person, and a copywriter. It has taken quite some time to gather these professionals together, and the team will be expanded further as needed. You will always be looked after!
The services on offer at Gecko Gully don't just include web sites. SEO (getting found on Google), mailing list management, publicity, social media, SMS marketing - the list goes on. The experience on the team is so great that whatever tools are needed to meet YOUR business goals - we can build.
Want to know more? Great! Check out the Portfolio pages (links at top of the page) to see what we have already built. Then, if you like what you see, head on over to the Website Worksheet page and let's get the ball rolling.
The New Yorker is an iconic magazine that’s been in print since 1925, and its online web presence is now on WordPress. Reported in the New York Times originally, the New Yorker is altering its online strategy, broadening the number of magazine articles available for free online.
Their archive is now completely viewable online, going back to 2007. The magazine will be making those archives and other older articles free for three months. That period starts today, in what they call “a summer-long free-for-all.” They’ll use that data, which the New York Times says will be sponsored content, to determine how to structure their paywall moving forward.
The New York Times shared some details on the (then) pending launch:
The new site, designed to be cleaner, with new typefaces, will be based on the WordPress publishing system. It is expected to be easier to navigate for mobile users — among the fastest-growing segments of the readership.
The New Yorker said that it was making the change from a position of strength, after having its most profitable year in decades in 2013. The magazine has nearly one million print subscribers, and in May its website had nearly 12 million unique users.
Technically the new site is enjoyable to use. The layout if fully responsive. Their recognizable fonts are being served by Typekit. It appears to be self-hosted and not on WordPress.com VIP. It’s also fun to peak at Condé Nast’s Github to see some tools they’ve been using for the new website.
One of my favorite parts is how the editors closed the post announcement the new website in the post about the launch:
A final point—and, arguably, the most important. Publishing the best work possible remains our aim. Advances in design and technology are tools in that effort. In all forms—digital and paper—we intend to publish in the same spirit of freedom, ambition, and accuracy as Harold Ross did when he prowled the halls nearly ninety years ago, the latest model of pencil stuck behind his prominent left ear.
The New Yorker is a big win for WordPress. It’s a reputable magazine, making a big push on the web, under the umbrella of parent company Condé Nast — a huge influence on media, and they’re choosing WordPress as their tool to make that push.
And that makes me glad.