Scalar Enterprises Blog
This page contains news about Scalar Enterprises, work we have been doing for our clients, new features and services etc. From time to time I will also include useful information and articles from myself and from various other sources along with comments, tips and thoughts from myself. Hope you find it useful and why not let me know if you have a question.
Isn’t it strange sometimes how things seem to come along together. I often get requests from clients to embed video into their websites but I haven’t had that many lately. This week, I have embedded 7 videos in the last 2 days and also spent some time looking at some new software for producing more videos.
One set of videos were for a business strategy consultant’s training course which had restricted access, required a specific player to be utilised and had to operate on some specific mobile platforms as well so the task posed a few challenges but all up and running now.
Other videos were for another of my clients who are a local window blinds company. One was a new promotional video advertising their broad range of products and services and the others were adding more information to their websites relating to the very important “Make it safe” campaign. ”Make it safe” is the British Blind Safety Association (BBSA) child safety campaign for the safe supply, installation and use of window blinds which have a continuous loop cord or chain.
We have just completed a fairly fast turnaround of a new website for Hayward & Partners who specialise in Training for the Automotive Industry across the UK.
The client came to us with a completed graphic design and after some discussions and minor modifications to make it work better as a marketing tool, we coded it up into a website for them and it is now live.
Take a look at www.haywardpartners.co.uk
”We are extremely pleased with our new website and have received some very positive feedback from our clients. Steve was very easy to communicate with throughout the whole process and understood our requirements. He was very efficient and reliable and delivered on time and within budget. Steve has been very patient with us during our many changes and adjustments. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Scalar Enterprises to anyone.”
Geoff Osborne, Hayward & Partners
If you have tried lots of different diets to try and lose those extra pounds and failed, this could be the answer for you. HypnoSlimmer Hampshire’s new website is now live so why not pop along and take a look at www.hypnoslimmerhampshire.co.uk
We worked closely with Graham at HypnoSlimmer Hampshire to produce the exact look and functionality that he wanted for his new website.
” Thanks for the work you have done on my new website, it looks great ! ”
We have been working hard with our client, Metro Basements in London over the last couple of months to define their requirements and design and build a very minimalist website design around their logo and content. The design also had to co-ordinate with another website they have for their sister business, City Interiors.
The work they do is absolutely fantastic, turning unused basements into works of art or if you don’t have a basement, they can even add one (or two in one of their recent projects).
The basement kitchen at one of their recently completed projects in Chelsea, London was featured in the Essential Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom magazine and they were also recently chosen as the Wall Street Journal “Europe House of the day”.
The site has just gone live so you can take a look at www.metrobasements.com
We have been working with our client, Nothing But Mediation and their graphic designers (designpod-studio) to develop their new website and are pleased to say it has now gone live.
Nothing But Mediation are based in Petersfield in Hampshire and provide a range of mediation services in and around the area.
For more information, visit the Nothing But Mediation website
Some time ago I published a news article on this blog about how insecure many people’s passwords were found to be, after reading a number of articles on the subject, in an attempt to highlight the importance of the issue to my clients and other blog visitors.
It amazed me to hear at the time that regardless of all the warnings you see, so many people were still using passwords like “123456″ or even “password” which can literally be cracked in a few seconds !
This weekend, I read another article in a trade journal where they had again looked at this topic and low and behold, it seems that the situation has changed very little !
I have heard reports from a number of my clients and other people over the last few months alone that they have had accounts hacked (I believe that they were mostly hotmail accounts) and spam was subsequently sent from them. In each case, the problem was identified quite quickly and rectified so they did not become major problems but at least one resulted in the hotmail account being suspended until it was fixed.
The article I read today mentioned a useful website where you can check how secure your passwords are and it tells you how quickly they can be cracked so it is quite an eye opener. Give it a try at http://howsecureismypassword.net – I’m sure you will be shocked !
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