Thursday, October 23, 2008

blow your own trumpet award

got an email this morning with this subject...

FW: Redemption through online store
Was The Church now offering Salvation to credit card users online? Maybe not.
Perhaps, I then thought, this is how retailers will avoid credit crisis hell?
I was disappointed, of course, when I read it because it was about integrating with a gift card provider, but it caught my attention, and so deserves an award.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Team Photo

My dept now numbers some 19 people (coo!) of which 15 or so play UrbanTerror, so we took a team photo.
Pictured (in no particular order) are: Esc, xXx, _douglas, Brian, decswxaqz, binaryBurn, buckrogers, dmcd, Shaninio, The_Sandman, Booyah!, CENTREFIRE and BobaFett.
Not photographed, yrs trly, dave and OldMrsGalloway.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

'c'mon goog, crawl me!

I'm guessing some of you might be privy to the secret of how google schedules its crawls, I'm hoping that once you get crawled you don't have to wait while the whole of the rest of the web has a go before you get your next turn.
I submitted a whacking great sitemap yesterday morning for but no activity yet.
So in a shameless attempt to hijack the fact the this blog is crawled more frequently than every other day I thought I'd use it to speculate about whether or not the bot will follow this link to from which you can, should you choose to do so, buy Bench clothing, e.g. t shirts, online. :-) The last time that site was crawled coincided with the last time I posted a link in this blog, so fingers x'ed.
Oh, and I'll let you know if it did any good... Update Yeah it worked, within less than an hour of this post my blog and were both crawled, thank you big G. :-)
P.S. if *you* want to follow the link please arrange amongst yourselves for at least 1.2% of you to actually buy something, I don't want to be held responsible for lowering conversion rates!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Quote of the [specify timeperiod]

Feedback on the new site for Bench clothing elicited this response..

On the whole, the site is edgy, youthful and energetic; I, however, am not,...

Thank you ma'am and have an award.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Phew, made it...

Yesterday we launched two new sites
An online store for Bench Clothing at WHY WAIT BUY NOW!!
This one uses some AJAX and is also integrated right through to the company's Navision system for finance, stock control, and operations in the warehouse, so when you add something to your basket even though the page doesn't reload we've checked the live stock levels to make sure they have what you want.
and a brand site at which is awesome looking and a great achievement by the guys.

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