Saturday, December 11, 2010

What good do a Website does for a Company?

I get this question a lot – what good do a website does for a company? I wouldn’t hang back to say it’s as important as having a company phone line. It’s obvious that there are numerous advantages for your business to be visible online. Having a professionally developed website makes your company stand out its competition and can also act as an online hub to distribute information about your products and services and display your portfolio 24/7 to anywhere in the world.

You can also improve your company's marketing strategies. Because your website displays and distributes everything you have to offer, placing your company's web address on everything that comes into contact with your target clients is a great way to improve your marketing. Here are some simple practices used by successful organizations. Use your company web address on:
  • Promotional items such as Pens, Calendars, Key Chains, etc.
  • On letterheads, Sales receipts, Printed Advertisements
  • Company on hold phone systems or email signature line.
  • Social Media such as Facebook and twitter.

Your website is a multimedia sales tool which can be used to directly interact with clients online. How about an online shop? You can also provide application forms, media kits, company policies and news updates. The advantages and things you can do are endless. 

So I believe it’s better to ask yourself “why the heck haven’t I thought of having a company website?” and get started with it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Awesome Awareness Video – Message Well Delivered!

Street accidents in Maldives are rising day by day, concerning serious injuries and even in most cases death. I’ve seen a couple of awareness videos’ on local TV channels trying to deliver the message “Speed thrills but also kills”. These videos are for a good cause but the concepts and message is not executed well. This simple “Embrace Life” awareness video I found on YouTube executed the message well. The video was simple and very interesting to watch. Maybe someone should come up with something interesting like this. But yes, just making a video want stop these stupid careless accidents.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Do you have a custom online about me page? is a custom splash screen with personal analytics dashboard and it’s still in private beta. In spite of this they’re sending out invites daily. You can get lucky and reserve your name (e.g You can also add links to your Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc profiles to it.

Here’s my profile page – It’s free and pretty cool so thought I’d share this. Anyways I’ll need to do a little more profile customization when I have time. You can reserve your name here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

My Opinion: Best way to learn Web Development

My tweet: 22nd Oct 2010

This is just my view on learning web design and development. There are plenty of excellent free tutorials on the web. Learn the basics of PHP/MySQL (or your preferred scripting language) and download an Open Source CMS such as WordPress or Drupal. Jumping into such open source projects will make a huge difference. There's a huge community of developers contributing to these projects and will help out with your questions. And yes of cause, Google is always there with most of the answers.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Online Holy Qur'an Dhivehi/English Translation

While browsing and exploring new things on the web, I found a fully navigate-able and user friendly Dhivehi/English online translation of the Holy Qur'an. It also supports recitation of verses as well. Read the translation whilst you listen to the reciter reciting the Qur'an to you. Whoever worked on this website has done an excellent job developing it - well done!

Anyways, have a go and check out the site for yourself:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

John Lennon’s 70th Birthday: Happy Birthday John

A lot can be said about John but let’s make it short and sweet. John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) is one of the most influential Rock n’ Roll artist and lyricist of all time. John is 70 today.

If we minus the greed, the ignorance, violence and disrespectfulness we just might be able live in the world John imagined. Happy Birthday and rest in peace. You will be dearly missed but your spirit lives on.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Disturbing Portrait of Aisha: TIME Magazine

Cover image of TIME magazine features a disturbing portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan, many of whom have flourished in the past few years.


Friday, October 1, 2010

From WordPress self-hosted blog to Blogger again

I have switched from my WordPress self-hosted blog to blogger again. It's nothing to do with WordPress. I have my own several reasons for doing so. In fact, WordPress is one of the best blogging platform, or lets just say Content Management System available on the web. I will continue developing WordPress powered websites, themes and plugins and distribute most of it for free. Enough said. Adios for now!

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