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PostSubject: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:54 am

We've had the current website (with a few tweaks) for the past 6 years or more. So now it's time for some radical changes.

We are working on a completely new website but it will retain many of the features and general look of the current one but will also have all the very latest features as well.

It will enable us to have newsletters, % voucher codes, euro/$ as well as GBP, and all the best google feeds etc etc It should be much easier to navigate and easier to use.

We have been getting more and more sales from Europe and this is part of the reason for a shake up..especially for Epic which is what we sell the most overseas.

It also means the Forum will be built into the new website along with blog but we hope to simply migrate this forum into the new one.

Here's a glimpse of what it could look like:
Let us know your thoughts?


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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:02 pm

I don't see Port Talbot steelworks in the background Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:29 pm

It looks fab and keeping up with the times. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:04 pm

Would be great to see a comprehensive video / tutorial section on "how to" & "top tips"

Just a thought ........
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:18 pm

It looks superb. And you get a sense that it'll navigate so much more easily than the current one.

I'll be honest, the current one made me think twice before i ordered the lessons (not that i've regretted it one bit since), but i wouldn't hesitate about doing business with this one.

Have you settled on a payment system for it yet? I ask because i ordered something from a site the other night - first ever transaction with them - and it was really easy. One of the payment methods was Paypal. It loaded Paypal from the Checkout screen, allowed me to select an existing delivery address and pay, all in Paypal itself, then auto-emailed me using the Paypal registered email and told me it'd auto-created an account, gave me the details and the invoice. For those without Paypal it offered what appeared to be exactly the same thing, but via Amazon. If none of the above, register with the website and do it the traditional way. I was very impressed.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:22 pm

You could do "Best selling products this month". I've seen other sites have a hot sale on one item and then it sits there forever at the top of list. By doing "..this month" it'd stay fresh and might reflect new stock.
cheers Everyone likes new shiny stock - it'd be irresistible clickbait.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:20 am

Looks much better .
It's so hard these days as sites can look stale so quick , that looks really nice.
Perhaps make sure it's mobile friendly too , so much web browsing is done from mobile devices now
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:41 am

Cool, thanks for the comments and the best bit is, yes it will be able to do all those points mentioned above.

Alx, the current website is a simple one that I built about 6 years plus ago and it's just been tweaked since. This will be a whole new website with a lot lot more going on in the background but ultimately we need something that is just simpler to navigate and more professional looking.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:43 am

Yep looks much more proffesional, people are used to seeing the " tiles " format now and are more encouraged that this is a driven business  and not one that is just marching time. Hope it makes Blast more successful for you.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:03 am

DVM64 wrote:
Yep looks much more professional, people are used to seeing the " tiles " format now and are more encouraged that this is a driven business  and not one that is just marching time. Hope it makes Blast more successful for you.

Cheers,
Yup well this is our income at the end of the day and this new website is going to cost us an arm and a leg but we know the potential from our current online sales which have grown hugely but we feel could still be a lot more.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:17 am

Fantastic feedback guys, exactly what we were looking for (not the Port Talbot Steel Works though Wink )

Yes we have Paypal at the moment and it works very well even with purchases from overseas. The new website will be able to do so much more than we can do at the moment though and including the "best monthly items"

The existing site I built myself a good few years ago, it was fine in it's day at least to start with but we are well aware it needs updating.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:30 am

Be proud of those grey chimneys! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:01 am

All sounds like good news...I personally love discount codes!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:36 am

Nice! Looks really slick. Your reputation is already very good, and a more professional website will only help attract more custom. Really pleased for you both to see the business constantly improving.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:26 pm

Cheers Mus, just had another meeting regards the site and it's all coming together, it will take a good while to transfer everything over but we hope to have the basics up by Xmas and are planning on being fully set up by the new year.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:20 pm

looking forward to the new site.. it will be like a xmas present .. cheers rendeer
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:51 pm

I like the front page guys although I would prefer to see a photo that represents where you teach locally rather that a picture of Greece or some other exotic location. Apart from that, ace.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:47 pm

that looks like coney... see the caravans in the background Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:12 pm

Hey Tony you need to go to spec savers!!

IT CANT BE CONEY cos it ain't fu&ing raining

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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:48 pm

well its defo not Aber Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:04 am

Good point well made. This weather is really starting to get me down !
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:26 am

its winter, good kiting days are few and far between.!Evil or Very Mad
Anyway my winter suit is in for repair. Have you got your winter suit yet ??
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:05 am

The mock up just used some photo of ours of FB, also there will be more than one pic ie one for offers, one for lessons one for packages etc
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:20 pm

Hey Marc,
I need a new waist harness. What should I get? Cheers dave
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:02 am

Can I jump in on this one, i bought a Mystic Majestic harness from Marc and its brill. I've windsurfed for yonks so used to waiste harnesses and this one is just so comfortable. Realise fit is individual but would recommend you put this on your short list to try.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:37 am

Yup the Majestic is a great harness as it also has the memory foam, we also still sell a lot of the old faithful Warrior but as mentioned above the fit is what is most important.

Give us a call (in just over a week) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:06 am

Bit late to the party but I agree with others this will definatly take your business to the next level. I know from designing my own websites the process iv gone through over the years and the technology and designs have changed quiet rapidly, I think you did a great job on the original website which functioned for what you needed at the time. This new design will improve your business no end and the investment i think will be well worth it.

Exciting times ahead for your business i think.


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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:17 pm

Website coming together, I've grouped kites into style of riding
Thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:27 pm

Looking good. looks very easy to navigate. Just a suggestion but that green is a bit of a strain on my eyes against the white background. Maybe try a off white background or even change the top menu bar to green writing and the other text black. But its definitely looking great.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:49 pm

Cheers Mike, yeh I think the images above the green font looks blurred but not on the actual site.
Still lots to change at head of page etc though
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:21 pm

I agree about the green font.. It might fit the theme, but does it work for reading? I've got a better tool in my favourites at work bit this one kind of works to illustrate web compliance, I.e. usability:

http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:48 am

Homepage Images up on website, starting to look more finished now but still a lot to do
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:46 am

I'm curious - how's it progressing?
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:43 pm

Slow at the mo, got to still do all the skins for homepage and all the little extras etc
But it's getting there, I didn't upload much last week as away but am getting more done again this week.

http://swanseadesigners.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:59 am

Hey Carc. I've got a friend asking about lessons.. Are you taking bookings through the new site or old?
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:22 am

Hi Alx, either should be fine tbh
The new website is still being worked on as we speak, hopefully get all the social media links etc on there today.
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:51 am

Fab news can't wait !!!
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Beginning to look a bit more finished: http://swanseadesigners.co.uk/


HUGE thanks to those that have submitted "reviews" of products, extremely appreciated. They are now up and live!
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:40 am

New live weather image on the home page added, plus all the other info on the weather link at the top of the page.

http://www.swanseadesigners.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:45 am

Looking V Good

now where can i find those pesky money off vouchers?
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PostSubject: Re: New Blast Website is in the pipeline    Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:41 am

A discount code will be added (in time) or for now just ask Wink
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