I had been dreading the process of creating a new website for a while. My past experience in designing sites had been very frustrating. Generally the webmaster promises much but delivers little. The main issue is the inability to understand or grasp the creative aspect of the project and the end product looks like nothing I ever envisioned. And as far as timing, they also seemed to drag on endlessly without the final product ever taking form.
Researching and discussing my project with various companies did nothing to dispel my dread. It seemed that the main goal of everyone I spoke with was to tell me what they would NOT or could NOT do. Every little change would incur an additional (massive) fee. Besides which, I was not confident at all that anybody really understood the concept and design issues I wanted to implement. I contacted Chris of Navega Bem after finding him through Google and received a proposal. Unlike the others, it was a complete proposal which included features such as the marketing of the site after its completion. I felt that here was a company not only interested in creating a site but in seeing it successful AFTER launch. The price was very fair, but what definitely caught my attention was Chris stating that they would work on the site until it was “the way I wanted it to be”. I was a bit (very) skeptical….but decided to take the plunge and I am so glad I did.
From the start, the process was a re-discovery of what good customer service is. In fact, my business is customer service based but I felt that I was “going back to school” as I watched Chris manage the project. I learned a lot. Responses were immediate – always. Assistance on the part of his team is total, 100% of the time. Issues get resolved on the spot and there is flexibility. Best of all, Chris makes web designing fun and relaxing. I always felt like I was being heard. I actually started to enjoy the whole process which was (very) unexpected. I don’t remember ever feeling frustrated or that Chris and his team were taking things in a direction I did not want, and I consider myself a demanding customer. Chris does not take the shortcut ever. He will propose what is best for the client/website even if it takes him more time to implement it. The team is very creative and talented and does not do things in a standardized fashion. The features they came up with are one of a kind. Who wants a website that looks like everyone else’s!
I now have a stellar site – both visually as well as technically. I could not wish for anything to be better. Chris and the team are working daily to market the site and continue to be available to me with any questions I may have or to provide assistance with training. I have already referred Navega Bem to some of my friends and recommend them highly.
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Terra Madeira have launched their new web site and bring the lucrative fresh fruit and vegetable market much closer to companies that would like to import produce from Madeira island.
Terra Madeira deals with the best selection of fruits and products in Madeira Archipelago for export around the world. The company works with a wide range of primary sector products shipping to every corner of the world ensuring the qualities and characteristics that make them unique.
All produce is guaranteed with the origination certificate for products from Madeira.
The new multi-lingual website was designed and developed by Navega Bem.
The digital marketing company have ensured the site is mobile friendly and will function on every device.
Marketing Director Chris Szabo explained “The Terra Madeira website is developed using the Joomla CMS framework and therefore allows the site owners to manage the site themselves without any external help. Editing the site and adding new images, pages and articles is very simple and no knowledge of HTML or programming is required”
Top learn more about Mobile Friendly CMS sites that you can manage yourself visit www.navegabem.com
Reslogik – The high performance ‘mobile friendly’ Booking Engine is now collaborating with industry leaders YieldPlanet and can offer more than 300 OTAs, GDSs and CRSs.
YieldPlanet provides online Distribution and Revenue Management solutions for hotels of all types and sizes around the world.
Now more than ever with the advanced capabilities built into easy to use tools, Reslogik can help you to increase occupancy, grow revenue and maximise profit.
Learn more about the Reslogik Hospitality Booking Engine and associated services at: www.reslogik.com
Nexfone is an expert in global communication solutions. Their head office is in Angola and they provide services with the objective of improving communication effectiveness in companies.
Navega Bem – Web Design stepped in to help them communicate their message clearly by developing a new fresh and fully responsive website that will help them reach more of their clients no matter where they are.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to clarify your message and turn your website guests into loyal clients don’t hesitate to contact us.
Whilst there are numerous hotels and Quintas on Madeira island, here is a refreshing alternative that offers rural tourism with in the very heart of Funchal.
Quinta de Santa Luzia is a working Madeira island Quinta which has been in the Blandy family for 7 successive generations.
Guests to this amazing property have an opportunity to experience the history behind this rich Quinta lifestyle as well as enjoy the spaciousness and quietude located just minutes away from the centre of Funchal in three different but very elegant accommodation types.
The large family home and gardens, is principally self-catering with an abundance of history and charm. It offers a wide selection of facilities including a pool, full sized snooker table, piano, table football and tennis court. The house can be rented for events such as weddings, retreats, groups and incentives.
There is the recently opened Bed and Breakfast at Quinta das Malvas, which serves to accommodate people in one of the finest properties in Funchal. It offers luxury and a refined atmosphere for the discerning traveller looking for a unique place to stay.
Casa de Feitor is a small charming self-catering cottage that has been tastefully decorated and recently refurbished and is offered at a more modest price yet with a private atmoshpere, and views down to the sea and the mountains.
Quinta de Santa Luzia commissioned Navega Bem – Web Design to develop the mobile friendly website and the new and innovative Reslogik booking engine is being incorporated to allow user friendly online reservations and connections to over 300 OTAs, GDSs and CRCs.
The site has been developed using the Joomla CMS platform and allows the Quinta staff to manage the site without any external help. Of course the site is fully responsive and adapts to display on any device.
Can your website be found in the search engines?
Now let’s face it – it doesn’t matter how much you paid for your website or how attractive it is. If it can’t rapidly be found in the search engines then it is losing money for you every single day. Now that is a very expensive website!
Ask the average company director if his website can be found in the search engines and he will say ‘yes’. He will probably even do a search for his company name to prove it to you.
But try searching for a company’s services or products. For example if a company designs websites in Portugal, do a search for ‘web design Portugal’.
Most of the time you won’t find any listings for a company on the first 4 or 5 pages. Why? Because the website has not been optimised for site visitors and subsequently the search engines.
How does Search Engine Optimisation work?
Today, regardless of what anyone may tell you, SEO is all about real honest content. A website that has been optimised to be user friendly and has quality content will have much more success with search engines than one that has been optimised only with Google in mind.
At ‘Navega Bem‘ we know all about search engines (particularly Google) and we know how they prioritise and rank sites. We know what information they want to see and we also know what they will penalize or perhaps even ban you from their listings for. We also know about things like social networking and how community driven media can help bring more visitors and business to your site.
And if you want everyone, on every device to be your potential customer – then you must have a mobile friendly website.
If you are serious about your website and you want a high ranking, well visited internet presence – talk with us. Don’t waste money on a website that will continue to lose you money every single day.
Learn more about Professional mobile friendly websites at Navega Bem – Web Design. We are much more than just a web design agency.