Professional Company Logo Reviewed by Gina Murphy on . Rating: 4.9
Are you looking for a professional company logo?
Having a professional company logo is vital to your business, whether it is large or small. Logo’s serve many purposes in everyday life, one being to visually communicate with your customers and potential customers. It does this by telling them what it is your company does. It is vital to your company in terms of branding, a logo is what differentials your business from the next one. A company logo reassures your customers and promotes consistency of your products or services.
Branding your business?
Contact FCDM and we will be happy to assist you in your marketing strategy of re-branding your company. We have worked with many companies that have rebranded such as internationally renowned www.flowers.ie. Flowers.ie is the number 1 online flower website in Ireland receiving over 75% of business from online. Flowers is extremely successful in Ireland and overseas markets, its branding is therefore very important to its success.
FCDM have a team of highly qualified designers with years of experience in designing professional company logos. Our designers work with you to gain an understanding of your ideas and your preferences. Its simple, we offer our clients amazing, original and effective logos. FCDM create affordable and creative logos and we pride ourselves on this.
After the initial meeting, our designers go hard at work to create the perfect company logo. We then provide you with a number of alternatives to choose from.
Again its simple, pick the one you love the best. We create outstanding, unique logos for our customers. Each and every logo is a once off. In addition to this we can also create business card templates to match your new company logo.
Here is a logo design we did for Michelle at www.treeco.ie. FCDM and Michelle were delighted with the end result.
“Eoin turned the vision I had for Treeco into a reality. He is really creative and designed a fabulous logo for me. When I realized how talented he is at graphic design I knew the website design was in great hands.”Michelle, Treeco.ie
Here at FCDM we understand that this logo will be the face of your business so it’s important to get it right. Let us know if you have any modifications, as it’s vital that you the clients are happy. Need a professional company logo fast? Call FCDM directly and we will be happy to work on your logo. We only create logos that stand out from the rest of the crowd.
AnglersWorld.ie – Ecommerce Website Launched | Written by Melanie Revins | on | Rating: 4.8
FCDM are delighted to announce the launch of our latest ecommerce website – Anglers World.
Anglers World is Ireland’s number one supplier of fishing products. It is a totally owned and run Irish family business. They have grown both in stature and reputation, to become a highly respected player in the angling retail world. With their friendly, knowledgeable sales staff, large stock levels of the best brands in angling and now a top class, professional website – it is easy to see why this angling company continues to be so popular with its customers. FCDM worked closely with Niall and Paul to create the redesigned website.
When FCDM took on this project, Paul and Niall already had a website. FCDM completely revamped this site and also created a new professional company logo.
The team at FCDM created a very user friendly site that is easily navigated. The search bar is now more prominent and customers can easily find the product they require. Furthermore, all the brands have now been categorised. When you click on the brands tab it brings you to a page which displays all the different brand images. Customers can then click on the required brand which brings up a list of the products.
FCDM also added rotating banners, testimonials and a page to buy vouchers. In addition to this, FCDM added live chat , text alerts and an option to sign up for Anglers World newsletters. All of these options have made Anglers World more interactive and thus is providing the company a platform to interact first hand with their customers.
With over 2,000 angling products, this project required a substantial amount of work. FCDM converted the site into Magento which has led to sales being managed very easily. Here is some advantages of using Magento :
• Easy-to-Use Admin System
• Single Page Checkout
• Ship to Multiple Addresses
• Change Prices Site-wide quickly
• Administer Multiple Websites
• Move data easily using DataFlow
FCDM integrated Authipay payment system and customer can now buy multiple products with ease. We also applied all the latest SEO techniques to ensure that Anglers World ranks high in all search engines.
Both teams are very happy with the result and FCDM would like to wish Anglers World the very best success in the future.
Responsive design is a web design and development technique that is applied to many of our FCDM websites. Our expert developers create websites that react to the size of a user’s screen.
More and more users are now using multiple devices (i.e. tablets and smartphones) to search online and so responsive design is becoming increasingly important to clients. The practice involves of a combination of flexible grids and layouts, images and a clever use of CSS media queries. As the user shifts from their laptop to iPad, the website should automatically change to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. Simply put, the website should have the technology to automatically react to the user’s preferences.
Furthermore devices nowadays are being developed with different handle variations, some are in landscape, others in portrait and so the technology must be in placed to handle this. We must also consider the hundreds of different screen sizes. How do we handle this? Basically everything has to be flexible. Images have to be able to be automatically adjusted, and we have workarounds so that layouts never break. While it’s not a complete answer, the solution gives us far more opportunities. It’s ideal for devices that shift from portrait orientation to landscape automatically or for when users switch from a large computer screen to an iPad.
Responsive Web design is not only about adjustable screen resolutions and automatically resizable images, but rather about a whole new way of thinking about design.
At FCDM what’s important to you is important to us and it’s our aim to create functional responsive designs to maximise your businesses online success.
FCDM provides professional mobile responsive web designs that will optimise a user’s browsing experience by creating a flexible web page, adjusted for any device that is accessing it.
Here is a list of websites that FCDM have created in with Responsive Web Design:
• Centric GP
• Only 1
• Keogh Practice
Google Ranking Tips Reviewed by Gina Murphy on . Rating: 4.5
Google’s search engine is a very powerful tool and one that needs to be learned about in order to get a good ranking. PageRank is an algorithm used by the Google web search engine to rank websites in their search engine results. According to Google:
PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is. The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites.
Google uses an automated web spider called Googlebot to actually count links and gather other information on web pages.
Google’s exact formula is a secret, but there are a few things you can do to improve your positioning. The term for this is Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
Here are some Google Ranking Tips that FCDM find helpful:
• Make sure your keywords are relevant. Rather than focusing on a single word, try adding a few words to make a keyword phrase. The SEO experts at FCDM find that sticking to one subject per page, and using one keyword phrase works best.
• Do not try to trick the search engines by repeating the same phrase. This doesn’t work, and can even lead to your website getting banned.
• Hyperlink a lot! One of the biggest factors Google looks at is the hyperlink. Google looks at both links to and from your website.
• Keep Blogging. FCDM advise their clients to blog at least once a week.
• Name your pages. Give your pages a descriptive name with the <title> attribute. This is very important. Google displays search results as a link using the Web page’s title.
Here are some more google ranking tips that are also helpful.You can learn more from here : https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34444?hl=en
• Check your site is in the Google index
• Make sure Google can find and crawl your site
• Make sure that Google can index your site
• Make sure your content is useful and relevant
• Check your site is in the Google index
At the heart of Google software is a system called PageRank. PageRank gives every site on the Internet a rank from 0-10. The page rank of your site is determined by the links to your web site. Each time somebody adds a link to your web site, Google interprets this as a vote for your site. The more links you have to your site, the more votes you get.
Do I Need an SSL Certificate on my Site? | Written by Melanie Revins | on | Rating: 4.6
FCDM have created numerous ecommerce websites, all of which FCDM have supplied with SSL certificates.
SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to a business’s details. When put on a web server, it triggers the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and permits secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Normally, SSL is used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, and more recently is becoming the norm when securing browsing of social media sites.
The team at FCDM are highly aware that most online shoppers are very careful and want to know that their information is safe. Thus, FCDM believe that using an SSL certificate is highly essential. Having one provides two important things:
• Encryption of sensitive data like credit card numbers and personal information
• Assurance to your customers that you are trustworthy (the process of getting an SSL certificate can’t guarantee this, but it can make it more likely which is part of the reason why visitors have this perception)
These are very important benefits and while not all websites require an SSL certificate, it is essential for certain types of sites. In addition, web browsers give visual cues, such as a lock icon or a green bar, to let visitors know when their connection is secured. This means that they will trust your website more when they see these cues and will be more likely to buy from you. SSL providers will also give you a trust seal that instills more trust in your customers.
The team at FCDM only create websites that are safe and secure for both the customer and the client. Contact us today for more information.
New E-Commerce Website Developed for www.PetWorld.ie | Written by Melanie Revins | on | Rating: 4.5
Gary’s Pet World – Ireland’s leading pet care online shop offers food and accessories for a wide range of animals including dogs, cats, fish, reptiles and birds with a delivery service throughout Ireland.
At www.PetWorld.ie customers can order pet products and treats from a large selection of stock. The Staff at Gary’s Pet World have exceptional knowledge of pets and pet-care and real enthusiasm for the work they do. This is matched by Gary’s passion for sourcing the best pet products available in the marketplace. A visit to Gary’s Pet World is the ultimate shopping experience. You are guaranteed to find it welcoming, hospitable and great value.
For the www.PetWorld.ie website it was important that the site was easy for customer to navigate and find the correct products for their perfect pet perfect. Customers shopping on the site can choose to navigate through various options such as;
- Shop by Pet
- Shop by Brand
- Shop by Activity
Each category on the site is packed full of different products with various prices available for all budgets. www.Petworld.ie is a completely safe and secure website that facilitates payment via all credit and laser cards along with PayPal.
The team at www.PetWorld.ie have been a pleasure to work with and we wish them the very best of luck with their new website. To view Ireland largest one-stop pet shop visit www.PetWorld.ie
FCDM are delighted to have created its first yoga website! Yoga Approach is ran and taught by Laura and classes are based in York. Laura has taught fitness classes in York for over 25 years now.
Did you know:
Yoga is a healthy way of life for everyone regardless of size, shape, age, sex or experience. It is a type of exercise that can be adapted to suit your needs and physical capabilities. Everyone can benefit from Yoga, ultimately if you can breathe then you can do Yoga, all you need to be able to do to start with is to roll out the mat.
Before Yoga Approach collaborated with FCDM, Yoga Approach had no existing website. The team at FCDM started from scratch and the outcome has proven to be a great success.
Laura needed a website that would display all her information in a professional and clear manner. FCDM designed a unique logo and a selection of rotating banners for the website.
The site is very informative and there is a separate page for each of the yoga types available at Laura’s classes. The site includes a timetable for the different venues and a page dedicated to FAQ’s.
In addition to this, we have made getting in touch with Laura very easy through the online form on the website. Also, the clear main menu and drop-down menus make finding the information you want on the website really easy.
Furthermore, there is an option on the site to download free information leaflets. These contain images to help beginners while starting out. This is already proving to be very popular on the site. It goes without saying that FCDM incorporated all the latest SEO techniques and already the site is ranking high on search engines for Yoga.
FCDM are delighted with the outcome and wish Laura the very best in the future.
The Keogh Practice – Another Great Website Launched by FCDM | Written by Melanie Revins | on | Rating: 4.6
This has been a fantastic month for FCDM with another website gone live today.
The Keogh Practice
The Keogh Practice in Waterford has been providing general practitioner and occupational health services to the people of Waterford and the surrounding areas for over 50 years. Their aim to provide high-quality primary care to people of all ages and covering all medical needs.
The Keogh Practice has clinics in 8 different locations in Waterford. Each location provides a range of different services from general health screening to paternity testing. The Keogh Practice needed a platform to showcase all individual clinics, while at the same time portraying a single professional identity.
FCDM created a separate website for each of The Keogh Practice locations within a main home page. Each practice’s site outlines the different services available to patients, displayed the opening hours and also has a ‘meet the team’ section which shows a picture of each doctor and listed their qualifications. In addition FCDM created separate logos for each of the different practices.
Furthermore, patients can request results and repeat prescription through the website. This is very innovative and something that gives The Keogh Practice an edge in the market place. Not only is it very beneficial for patients but it also reduces the work load for the different practices.
We didn’t stop there! Through this website patients can also book and cancel an appointment online. The team at FCDM designed and coded each page to make sure that these options on the website worked perfectly and are highly efficient.
It goes without saying that we applied the latest SEO techniques into this websites design to aid The Keogh Practice in increasing their visibility and ranking on search engines. Each practice has its own localised SEO which also improves the sites ranking.
FCDM feel that The Keogh Practice is leading the way for all other practitioners are we are delighted to have been a part of it.
We could not be happier with the outcome of The Keogh Practice website and wish them the very best with their innovative, efficient and professional new site.
Another Fantastic FCDM Website is Launched – The Skin Clinic | Written by Melanie Revins | on | Rating: 4.6
The Skin Clinic
We have just launched a brand new website for The Skin Clinic – Roscommon Skin Care Professionals
The Skin Clinic is a specialist beauty and skin care clinic based in Hollywell, Derrane, Roscommon. The aim of this website is to promote the many and varied treatments and services the clinic offers to current and potential customers in and around the Roscommon area.
At The Skin Clinic they are passionate about delivering real and dramatic results for their clients through their in-salon treatments by using the most scientifically proven vitamin based products that achieve visible and long term results. The Skin Clinic team provide a professional, friendly service to all, with a personal approach, offering the highest standard of service. Clients are invited to come in, relax and unwind whilst they are pampered by the experts.
The FCDM team wanted to make this site as informative as possible while also remaining functional for an administration point of view. The site proves amble information on each treatment available. You can get a real feel for the clinic before you even set foot in the building by viewing the well-stocked photo gallery. Although rural the Clinic can be easily located by viewing the Google map link on the contact us page. We have made getting in touch with the professionals easier through the online form on the website. The clear main menu and drop-down menus make finding the information you want on the website really easy.
If you are looking for a skin care expert or would just like an hour or two of relaxation visit The Skin Clinic for more information on treatments or to request an appointment
WordPress has quickly become a fully-fledged content management system (CMS) for professional web designers and agencies. It is used on millions of sites across the world including the ones that FCDM make.
The team of experts at FCDM have created numerous professional websites in WordPress. WordPress is an established system, and FCDM like the concept of open source – it’s very versatile and can easily be modified and styled as required.
Furthermore, a big advantage that really works for FCDM and our clients is that the owner of the site has full control of the site afterwards. We provide full training so that our clients can make simple changes to their site after development. Also, the code behind WordPress is very simple. This makes it easy for search engines to read and index a site’s content.
Here is some more features that make WordPress a good content management system:
• Extend with Plugins: For every feature there’s a plugin directory with thousands of plugins.
• Search Engine Optimized: WordPress takes care of 80-90% of the mechanics of search engine optimization for you.
• Multilingual: WordPress is available in more than 70 languages.
• Media Management: Ability to easily upload images and media to your website.
WordPress is not only beneficial for users but also for the developers. The web developers at FCDM can extend WordPress in whatever direction they like with the plugin system. Once the plugin is created, there is a plugin repository for you to host it on. There is also a theme system which allows developers to create WordPress themes for clients. Here is a good link which the team at FCDM found very helpful on how to create a WordPress theme;
Here is a list of websites that FCDM have created in WordPress:
• Ferguson Wedding Flowers
• C21 Feltrim
• Centric GP
• Neylon Maintenance
• The Feltrim Group
• Glendeer Pet Farm
• The Emergency Service Training Institute
• Athlone Sports Centre
• Fountains at ChampionsGate
• Moher Hill Open Farm
The team at FCDM will continue to use WordPress for their professional sites. If you have any questions or are interested in a quote please contact a member of our team.