When I committed to the project, it felt like I was taking on something as daunting as building a boat. Boat or website; I had no experience in building either. But now that that the website is safely launched, it seemed easy.
I would rather wait for a quarter of an hour to talk to a person than go on-line. Too many time have I been frustrated. My happy experience with this website build has, however, gone a long way towards making me less wary.
Before this one Eyebright had been through three different website platforms. Our first provider was ‘Zeald’, a New Zealand company. We paid heaps to have a site which enabled us to sell on line, then it cost us every time we wanted to change something. We persevered for a decade before switching to an economy platform run by a one man band. It was cheap, but the owner started getting annoyed with me for asking for things he couldn’t do.
From that platform we went to ‘Shopify’, a platform that served us well as long as I had a young tech whizz on staff. Alas she went on to become a Marketing Coordinator at PICs. Our web site languished in her absence, so I gathered my resolve to tackle a rebuild on my own.
Not quite alone. Enter Adrienne Matthews, previously my business partner, now a specialist in making great websites and empowering people to manage them. Adrienne set me up with a platform called ‘Wix’. As much to my surprise as hers, I took to it like a duck to water. What I had learnt about manipulating photos and text for the monthly Eyebright newsletters was instantly transferable, and I have had hardly a moment frustration during the two month build. I love Wix.
Check out our new website; www.eyebright.co.nz . If you don’t find everything you ever wanted to know about Eyebright, then please let me know.
If you want to have a positive website building experience contact Adrienne: www.affordablewebdesignnz.co.nz
Building the New Eyebright Website
Tasks always looks bigger when you’re coming up them.
Nothing could be more true than in the case of building of the new Eyebright website
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