Friday, October 29, 2010

Your Brand Image and Managed Hosting

In a world where the internet is host to websites of all kinds – from gossip columns and bidding sites to thought-sharing forums and TV show fansites – businesses know that their company website is one of the most valuable and prime resources for advertising and selling their products and services to their target market.Your company’s brand is being projected through your website, and therefore everything you stand for as a company – your principles, main goals, and attitude to that all-important customer service – needs to come across from your website.

This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. Even if your website is professionally-designed, details everything your customers could possibly want to know about your products, and is easy to navigate, this won’t matter if they can’t access your site.

Choosing the server to host your website is possibly the most important part of the site’s construction, as the accessibility of your website to potential customers depends on having a reliable server.

Third-party dedicated server hosting allows businesses to leave their website’s accessibility in the hands of professionals, and offers them the peace of mind of knowing that technically-savvy experts will be on-hand to provide any server maintenance needed, and are well-versed in how to deal with any security threats.

UK-based managed dedicated server hosting firm ControlCircle offer monitoring and reporting services from their own Network Operations Centre, and employ progressive security systems throughout their globally-located datacentres to offer their clients the reassurance they need that their website is performing optimally.

A website which brings up errors upon first sight of the homepage will undoubtedly be viewed as unprofessional, which will only frustrate your potential customers. Your website provides the voice of your brand to the online world, and investing in dependable dedicated hosting will limit the likelihood of your target market branding your website, and therefore your company, as one unprepared to cater to its customers’ needs.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Luxury and Budget London Hotels

London is renowned as being one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations, with attractions such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the Tate Modern Gallery and Big Ben serving as the city’s most recognisable sights.

For visitors to the city – whether they are stopping a weekend or fortnight – finding accommodation to suit their personal preferences will be high on the priority list. Luckily, because there is such a broad range of London hotels on offer, securing the perfect hotel room can be made easy.

Luxury London hotel chain Grange Hotels specialise in showcasing 4 and 5 star hotel accommodation across the capital, with the vast majority situated in central London for easier access to all of the most prominent marvels the city has to offer.

With exclusive fine dining and bars, modern conference amenities and classically-designed bedrooms, Grange Hotels’ collection is based upon providing luxurious quality and comfort to clients so that they can have a home from home whenever they visit the capital.

For those on a budget, Grange Hotels also provide cheap hotels in London as alternatives to the most opulent hotels on offer, but which don’t compromise on the lavishness of visiting a hotel and having your every need catered to.

They also provide special offers on their hotels, and include themed packages as part of their hotel deals so that tourists can combine a visit to a health spa or local theme park on their trip. For people visiting on business, Grange Hotels have a range of conference and meetings offers to make the process of booking the appropriate accommodation and facilities for a meeting in London much easier.

If you are looking for hotels in London, whether you are adhering to a strict budget or aim to live in the lap of luxury for the duration of your break, Grange Hotels have luxury and budget London hotels to suit.

The evergreen Pines

If you to purchase a new pine wardrobe, there a few things you should know before you go to the nearest retail furniture store.Among the most important things you need to know if the actual size of the wardrobe are looking for.This is all dependent upon the space you have to use.It should not either too big to fit into your space, or not so small that you barely get any additional storage benefit. Another thing you should take care of quality of the construction.Take a close look at all the various parts including the doors, hinges, drawers etc.make sure they all function properly, are properly lined up, and they won’t give you any problems when you go to use them. The good thing is that you can still find a very affordable Pine Furniture that will fit within your budget but that will be functionally sound and will serve you for many years to come.

Add a Pine Chest of Drawers to improve the look and feel of your home.When looking to replace bedroom furniture choosing a pine chest of drawers is a good choice. A pine chest of drawers is a crucial piece of household furniture used for storing clothing and such other items as toys and books.Buying a pine chest of drawers is a wonderful idea becouse its multi functionalism.The design of the drawer as well as the items on display will definitely add some character and charm to the room.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Right Food and Bed for your Pet

Buying a pet is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to committed and responsible pet ownership, and you will need to ensure that you also purchase all of the necessary pet accessories for the new addition to your household.

Whilst pet owners understand the necessity for food, beds and other accessories for their pet, they may not realise that there are a variety of options to choose from for their pet – whether they are a puppy, a senior dog, or a smaller-than-average cat.

All of the pets you buy will have different needs, particularly if there are many breeds of the pet, such as the ever-popular choice of having a dog or cat in the house.

A fully-grown Saint Bernard dog will need a much larger and hard-wearing bed than a 3-month-old kitten, for example, and it is the responsibility of the pet owner to provide their dog or cat with the accessories it needs to stay happy and healthy.

Pet Express provide a wide range of dog and cat beds, and cat and dog food to suit these two common household pets depending on their age, size and even any specific ailments they may have.

Available from the website are beds for dogs and cats which serve as more comfortable and orthopaedic alternatives to basic beds, which have been specifically designed to provide extra comfort for senior dogs.

There is also a vast range of food for cats and dogs which are breed and age specific, and from many leading-name pet food brands such as Iams, James Wellbeloved and Pet Time to ensure high quality standards amongst their products.

As well as their range of cat and dog food, and dog and cat bedding, Pet Express

Saturday, October 9, 2010

1980s Fancy Dress Range

Generally, when people think about dressing up for a 1980s themed fancy dress party, they imagine their outfit to most likely consist of a white suit, mullet and sunglasses if they are male, or a teased blonde wig, stiletto heels and a tutu if they are female.

However, there are a much wider scope of options available if you choose to go online to select your ideal 1980’s fancy dress costume, with many ideas floating around that may have never even occurred to you.

Online fancy dress retailer Fancy Dress Ball supply eighties outfits in a range of different styles for men and women, which represent iconic musicians, television programmes, actors and films of the era, as well as outlandish or more toned down versions of popular 80s fashions.

Fans of Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, Boy George, Madonna or even MC Hammer could dress up as their favourite 1980s pop star for the night, or film fans could opt for a Ghostbusters or Oompa Loompa costume to celebrate their favourite eighties film.

If you would prefer a comedic or humorous 80’s fancy dress costume, Fancy Dress Ball have costumes based on popular food from the eighties, such as spam, and even super Mario and Luigi costumes inspired by the video games, Bananas in Pyjamas TV show costumes, and even a Whoopie Cushion costume.

You might even decide to dress up head-to-toe as a cartoon character from popular eighties TV programmes, and become Batfink, He-Man, Jess the Cat from Postman Pat or even Dangermouse for the evening.

Fancy Dress Ball also sell a range of 80s-themed accessories and wigs to help complete your chosen 80s outfits, and make them more unique and modified to suit your personal style, should you choose to go down the costume avenue of tell-tale 1980s fashion.

If you are stuck for ideas for your next eighties costume party, consult Fancy Dress Ball for inspiration.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Visit the Jewellery Quarter before your wedding

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter has been a centre of excellence in jewellery design and manufacturing for hundreds of years. About 40% of the United Kingdom’s trade in fine diamond jewellery- wedding rings, engagement rings, bracelets, watches, and other items of beauty and distinction- passes through the this one small district not far from Birmingham city centre.

A visit to this historic and beautiful place is an ideal way to start planning your wedding. As you would expect from somewhere you can buy some of the finest engagement rings and wedding rings anywhere in the world, the Jewellery Quarter is also home to florists, specialist dressmakers and tailors, and everything else you will need to stage a wedding celebration even the guests will remember for the rest of their lives.

It is also a wonderful place to propose. If you aren’t sure which of our wedding rings would be perfect for your loved one, why not take her out to lunch in one of the Jewellery Quarter’s many excellent (and romantic) restaurants. Spending some quality time together just enjoying yourselves is an ideal prelude to a stroll through the history-soaked and beautiful streets down to one of our shop fronts, where you can pop the question and invite her to select from a range of gorgeous rings.

If her choice isn’t the right size there is no need for the big moment to be ruined. We can measure her finger and resize the ring for a perfect fit. That’s just one reason to visit us in person.