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A New Brand

We are pleased to let you know that we’ve now moved our search engine optimisation services, web design and logo design services to our parent company {47} Media Pte Ltd. The rest of the services will still be provided by Hosthaven. With this switch, we can now serve our customers better!

Interior Design Company Website

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Recently, we have the privilege of working with a top interior design company in Singapore, SYRB Pte Ltd. The goal of the client is very simple actually – a site that looks nice and simple to navigate.

When you look at the site, syrb.com.sg, nice is an understatement. But how simple is it to navigate? Well, if you’re looking at the site on a deskstop computer, go to any portfolio page; and instead of scrolling down the page with your mouse, try using the Down/Up arrow key. It will have the same effect too. Pressing the Left/Right key will bring you to the previous or next post. Swiping a portfolio page on your mobile phone or tablet to the left/right will also get you to the next or previous post! Simple as it may sound. But the coding is one of the most complicated we’ve done thus far!

This is what I’ve learned while doing this project: Sometimes things have to be complicated behind so that it’ll look simple in front! 🙂

Online Florist Site with BigCommerce

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Ever since we became an authorised reseller of the hosted ecommerce software, BigCommerce, we have received so many web design orders that we have to turn down a couple of them. Sorry folks!

BigCommerce is the fastest growing ecommerce platform in the world because it provides entrepreneurs like you with an affordable, enterprise-grade ecommerce platform that’s easy to manage and provides a rapid ROI.

The design customisation is almost 99% done with CSS. It’s pretty simple as far as we’re concerned. It’s so easy that we whipped out a site in less than a week. Normally, it’d take us at least 1 month or so.

Here’s one we did in a jiffy: Singapore Online Florist

BigCommerce – eCommerce Made Easy

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BigCommerce Designer and Authorized ResellerWe are proud to announce that we’re now an authorised reseller for one of the most robust yet affordable eCommerce software in the world! (more…)

Use Gmail to fetch all your emails from different accounts

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Do you have two or more email accounts?

Do you at times find it a chore to check all your email accounts?

Do you wish you can check all of them under one roof no matter where you are?

If you answer “Yes” to all the above questions, then you need Gmail. (more…)

Unlimited Web Hosting Space? Impossible!

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If you’ve been looking around for a company to host your website, it’s almost certain that you’ve chanced upon many a web hosting company telling you that you can have unlimited amount of disk space when you host with them, have you not?

Before you get all excited with your ‘discovery’, think again very carefully. How is that possible? No matter how big a hard disk, there will be a limit to it. Have you ever owned a computer that gave you unlimited storage space? It’s simply impossible!

So what gives? How can these companies offer unlimited web hosting space?

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Should I go for cheap web hosting?

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You know, even as an owner of a web hosting company, I’ve asked that question before!  In fact, I was tempted once to switch my personal, non-business websites to a cheap web hosting company. Some of the web hosting services offered by my competitors were so cheap they were way below my cost.  So I’ve decided to ‘fall’ for the temptation and switch some of my personal, non business sites there.

Boy, did I regret my decision! The site was always congested.  Pages took forever to download.  Ok, I exaggerated here a little. Not forever, but still too long for my liking.  Initially I thought, “What the heck, these are my personal sites. Why border about download speed?”  But then again, even if they were my personal sites, they’re still meant for people to see.  If not, why even bother to put it up on the worldwide web?  And if people could access my website, and if they observed that my websites were slow to download, it wouldn’t reflect very well on me, would it?
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5 Benefits of Using WordPress as a CMS

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1. Cheap or Free

Using WordPress for your website means it’s cheap or free. WordPress is a free Content Management System (CMS) software, you only need to pay for the customisation of the web design. Compared with a paid CMS software, you can easily save thousands of dollars.

2. It’s That Easy
If you’ve got any computer savvy, WordPress is easy to use. If you can send an e-mail, use Microsoft Word or set up a Facebook account, then you can use WordPress. And normal use doesn’t run the risk of mucking up the design. It’s website creation for non-techies.
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