A humble beginning It all started with me getting my first pc, a 386, around the age of 10. Playing Gorillas Bas, getting immersed into the world of adventure games, writing midi songs and spinning cubes in 3D Studio MAX. That was the beginning of my love affair with computers and what later became a full-time hobby. Fast forward a couple of decades (3 to be exact) and sitting in my corner office (am actually at the corner of an open-plan space), surrounded by monitors, sipping my coffee, thinking that life is pretty sweet. Some would argue that 3 monitors are 2 too many, but for me is a constant battle, trying to fit all the software am using in those 3 monitors, in order to avoid using alt + tab to switch between them. That’s the life of a Web Developer.
A beautiful Landing page has the looks. A great landing page has the looks and also brings conversions!
In 2015 three friends decided to join forces and create the agency that is established and well known today as BLEND Digital. Fast forward 5 years later we are servicing clients from all over the world and winning awards and recognition non-stop.
If you are a start-up owner or someone whose business survived this long without a website and wondering if you need one, I will save you some time.
WordPress the platform WordPress was released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. Today WordPress is used by more than 60 million websites. But what is it, that makes WordPress so popular? To begin with WordPress is a content management system, the most popular one, and a web development framework powered by PHP. At Blend, WordPress is one of the platforms we are using to build corporate and promotional websites. In the following paragraphs I am going to talk about my experience working with WordPress and how WordPress helped me to improve my creativity and web development skills. Moreover, I will explain the advantages of WordPress, this open source framework and how this affects our clients.
And it is finally here!! Anyone in the industry will know how much of a challenge it is to get around and design and build your new agency website. Technologies and trends evolve rapidly and ideally your website as a digital agency should go along with what’s current. This should reflect your skills, creativity, brand positioning and make you stand out. But one of the challenges is managing to find the time and resources to do this before you change your mind on your initial concept. It is a project where you would like to consider that the sky is the limit, and you expect to do your most creative work without anyone holding you back. But as it turns out, you yourself ends up becoming your most demanding client.
I am sure all of us have encountered at some point a 404 page and most of the times an ugly default server error message that stress you out as if you did something wrong!
- Greek Version - «Αδέλφια ενωθείτε» αντήχησε η φωνή του «Νο 1» απο τα μεγάφωνα του σταδίου. Μπροστά του χιλίαδες Web Developers να ζητωκραυγάζουν σηκώνοντας τα μαύρα πληκτρολόγια τους στον αέρα με το ένα χέρι – σήμα κατατεθέν της οργάνωσης. Ήταν η πρώτη παγκύπρια συνάντηση της οργάνωσης «Κουρασμένα Πληκτρολόγια» στο στάδιο ΓΣΠ.
In case you don't know that, BLEND is a very experience web development company in Cyprus. Therefore, On my first day as a web developer at Blend Digital Agency I was introduced to many cool and time-saving web development and management team tools, one of them was GIT. It took me a while to get used to it and understand the logic behind branching and merging. So, what is Life with GIT? Maybe i should describe first, how it is without it:
Contact pages are usually of the lowest priority when it comes to web design. That is totally wrong! The website contact page is one of the most important and most visited pages on a website. Take yourself for example; how many times have you visited a company’s contact page to view their location or get their telephone or email address?