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Venus Awards 2014 Finalist

Venus Awards 2014 - boxChilli Finalist

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

A couple of months back Kirsty was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur/Manager of the Year category, for the Venus Awards 2014, Portsmouth. The Venus Awards recognises and awards women in local businesses for their outstanding contribution they make to our communities. Kirsty’s application was judged

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Ice Cream

We're all hoping the ice cream van man returns today! #hotday #sunshine #icecreamvan

July 22, 2014 via Instagram
Lightbulb of Ideas

What is Emotional Branding?

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Brand loyalty is the holy grail of marketing. In a purely profit-driven model, a customer who is so loyal to your brand that they buy anything and everything you sell is the ideal (and the subject of many wry Dilbert cartoons). In the real world,

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Krispy Kreme

Thank-you to Dave for bringing in these Krispy Kreme doughnuts for building his new website; It's A Jungle!! Can't wait to see it up & running! #itsajungle #newwebsite #krispykreme #bestclients

July 18, 2014 via Instagram
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Advantages of Modular Web Development

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Using standardised building blocks to create something that’s more than the sum of its parts is common in the arts (a painting is clearly more than paint and canvas) and is also taking over the world of computing. Today, more and more websites are build

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boxChilli Internet Marketing

Recent Addition to the boxChilli Team!

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Toby is our newest apprentice to join the boxChilli team. He will be learning to build websites and helping Lee with support issues. Toby’s passion has always been all things web development and Internet. He finally decided to go for it and left his previous

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Social Networks

5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump

Posted on June 30, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Summer holidays, sunshine and relaxation are good for the soul, but bad for many businesses. The summer slump affects a wide range of industries, from TV sales to stock brokers. For many small and medium enterprises, seasonal peaks and troughs seem inevitable. However, a sensible

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Google Plus Review

Is Any Review a Good Review?

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

From movies to plumbers, restaurants to building supplies, online reviews are taking over more and more industries. It makes sense: as more business is transacted online, people use reviews as a way to share their experience. For a customer, an honest review is invaluable, whether

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Lunch at YanWoo

boxChilli's lunch out at Yanwoo! #yanwoo #yanwooportsmouth #lunch #Malaysian #chinese #tea #rice #boxchillidolinch

June 25, 2014 via Instagram
Kirsty Semi-Finalist

Congratulations Kirsty!

Posted on June 23, 2014 by Anders Bohea

Following 1,000 nominations and applications, the semi-finalists for the Natwest Venus Awards Portsmouth 2014 have been announced and it’s great to hear that one of our employees has been selected as one of the four semi-finalists for the ‘Young Entrepreneur/Manager of the Year’ category. The

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Infographics: What, When and Why?

Infographics: What, When and Why

Posted on June 16, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Visually appealing and compelling, infographics are used in all arenas. Browse the web and you’ll see infographics announcing new products, illustrating how-to’s and making complex political arguments. The rise of image sharing sites, including Pinterest, as well as the popularity of social media means that

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Who is the website really for?

Who is this Website for Anyway?

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

With all the internal wrangling required to get a project finished, too many businesses forget to ask: who is this website really for? It may seem like an obvious question, but to be truly useful the answer needs to be detailed. Every stakeholder has a

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GarageLoungeInstagram

Treats from The Garage Lounge - CAKE!! #thegaragelounge #southsea #cake #etonmesscake #scrummy #cakeatwork

June 10, 2014 via Instagram
My Journey Pledge Campaign Website

My Journey Pledge Campaign just Launched

Posted on June 9, 2014 by matt

We have just launched the new website for the My Journey ‘Pledge Campaign’ working in conjunction with Hampshire County Council. The Pledge has been created to allow users to pledge to choose alternative versions of transport away from their cars for a certain period of

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Web Design

Our Early-Summer Promotion

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Are you looking to launch a new website or improve your current one? Contact us today and mention this advert to secure this limited-time offer… - Up to 20 page CMS Website £2000 - Custom Design - Closing date 15:00 on 30/06/2014 Find out more

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Why you need a blog

7 Reasons Why You Need a Blog

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Anders Bohea

It seems like everyone has a blog these days, and at boxChilli we think that’s a great thing. Blogs are simple, cheap and easy to create and maintain. They’re a key part of an effective digital marketing strategy, making your company website look current, authoritative

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Clares Responsive Website

Take a Step Towards Responsive Design

Posted on May 21, 2014 by matt

From tiny smart phones to giant TVs, more and more devices are able to browse the web. Responsive design is a web development initiative that makes sure websites work well on any device. But if your site is, in a sense, entirely unresponsive, what are

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e-commerce

Why You Need Calls to Action on Your Website

Posted on May 14, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Why do you want people to visit your website? It’s not just so you can share information, show them photos and perhaps teach them something. No, as a business you want the visitors to your website to either buy a product or use one of

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Computer Keyboard with Web Traffic

What to do if your Website is Losing Traffic after a Redesign

Posted on May 9, 2014 by matt

It’s a sad but true fact that website traffic often drops after a redesign. The loss is typically primarily from organic traffic, which is to say people naturally finding your website after searching for a relevant topic or looking through a directory. Organic traffic is

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New Client

New Web Design Hampshire Client - The Bartender Company

Posted on May 7, 2014 by Anders Bohea

We’d like to welcome The Bartender Company along to the boxChilli Web Design Hampshire family. We will be creating them a stunning vintage feel, responsive website. We are very much looking forward to working with Mike and his team of bartenders and hoping for a

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boxChilli Team after Paintballing

The Paintballing Aftermath! #paintballing #pain #drownedrats #wet #cold #group #teambuilding

May 7, 2014 via Instagram
Pinterest

Pinterest can Help Boost Traffic to your Website

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Pinterest can be a huge traffic boost and if your Pinterest boards spark people’s interest and excites them, people will be eager to click through to your site. It might seem impossible to rank onto the first pages in Google, but getting some of your

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Content Marketing Mistakes

How to Recognise and Avoid Content Marketing Mistakes

Posted on April 23, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

In the day and age where ‘Content is King’, it can be very tricky to develop perfect content that will get your message across and connect to your audience. There are many things to be mindful of when writing content such as audience and spelling/grammar

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Blossom on the tree

Spring has sprung! #spring #blossom #pink #flowers #bluesky #tree

April 17, 2014 via Instagram
Touching a tablet

The Art of Digital Brochures

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

As businesses are quickly moving their operations online, digital brochures are becoming a cost effective means of advertising products and services. A digital brochure should be an excellent representation of your company and creating a professional looking brochure is key to drawing in your customers.

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WordPress Logo

WordPress - What can it Offer Small Business Owners?

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

The list of website building and blogging tools is vast and ever growing. It can be difficult to find the one that is right for you and your business. WordPress is becoming a fast favourite in developing free and easy to manage websites, with over

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Selfie of boxChilli staff

BoxChilli Selfie! #selfie #selfieday #teambonding #nationalselfieday

April 8, 2014 via Instagram
Computer and SEO

Are Site Maps still Relevant?

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

In the early days of search engine optimisation, it was standard practise for a website design team to include a site map when building a website. Useful for both SEO robots and human visitors, the site map was a single page with a link to

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Camera

7 Steps to Creating Effective Product Photos

Posted on March 25, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Since at least 1911, advertisers have been saying “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” It’s even more true today, when so many people shop online. A good photo shows a potential buyer details that are hard to convey in words, including colour, shape

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Social Media Icons

4 Benefits of Niche Advertising

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

Niche advertising is about finding the people who want or need your products or services, and getting your message across to them. Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of focussing your advertising resources on specific websites, magazines or newsletters. Businesses already know who

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Missing Website

What to do When Your Website Crashes

Posted on March 17, 2014 by Kirsty Mallan

It’s every website owner’s nightmare: you go to visit your own site, and it’s not there. Or worse: a customer calls to complain and you’ve been hacked. But what should you do next? As web development experts, BoxChilli have the answers. If your Site is

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Finding new customers

5 Unusual Ways to Find New Customers Online

Posted on March 11, 2014 by matt

Bringing customers to your website or e-commerce store is similar to bringing customers to a physical shop: you need to make your site a great place to be, and also get out there and tell people it exists. At boxChilli, we do both for our

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Beautiful-Day

Oh what a beautiful day! #sunnyday #portsmouth #boxChilli #blueskies #norain #views

March 11, 2014 via Instagram
likefacebook

Running a Facebook page made easy

Posted on February 27, 2014 by matt

As Facebook has over a billion users and creating a Facebook page for your business is free, it seems daft not to.But what next? An out-of-date page or one with little info can actually be a turn off for customers. Follow our tips below to

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graphicdesign

Creating a Consistent Look with Graphic Design

Posted on February 24, 2014 by matt

How many different channels does your advertising go out through? If you’re like most small businesses in the UK, you’ll be using a real mix of media. A typical month might see your logo, products or other graphic design work in the local free sheet,

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sevenways

7 Great Ways to use an App to Grow your Business

Posted on February 12, 2014 by matt

Smart phones are in almost every pocket. In Britain, over 70% of adults own a smart phone and a quarter of households own a tablet and the figures are rising rapidly. Apps will be key for many businesses in the next few years. Here are

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boxchilli

Landing Pages: What are they and do you need one?

Posted on February 11, 2014 by matt

A landing page is a page that you expect visitors to your site to land on. It’s often the first page they see when they arrive at your site, either through searching for a particular term or by following a link from another site. Landing

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social

Social Networks for your Business: A Quick Introduction

Posted on February 10, 2014 by matt

Most of the world’s internet users are part of at least one social network, and many of us have multiple profiles. As a result, social networks are an important part of any digital marketing strategy. It’s easy to spend several hours browsing any one of

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insta

boxChilli Christmas Party

February 10, 2014 via Instagram