BBW Thought Process

At Big Boy Websites, we're not you're everyday people, we think a little different, act a little different and believe it or not, there is always a reason behind our madness...

Mobile Responsive Built Website

We build all our websites with a responsive mobile version. This is not an adaptive mobile site, but rather a responsive mobile site, what's the difference?Adaptive Mobile Design:This mobile website design strategy simply takes a desktop design and crudely squeezes it  to fit the mobile device viewing the website. This is sub optimal, as there may be information that's irrelevant to the user and/ or difficult to digest on a mobile phone. Responsive Mobile Design:This is the chosen strategy that we use here at Big Boy Websites, as it delivers a far superior experience for the end user for a couple of reasons:- We can display the most important information in the order that a user on a smart phone would expect. [e.g clickable buttons for calling, emailing and directions] We can display the most important information in the right manner for a small mobile device.


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An Interview

   Alex Mann is one of the founders of Big Boy Websites. Alex Mann is passionate about working with business owners to help them forward their business within a marketing context. Alex has a deep understanding of P2P marketing, revealing the bright spots that has people engage/purchase. A passionate technologist, Alex is a real-world marketing strategist and online, SEO, SEM technical specialist.    Bernadette Cooney has a strong background in media and communication, having spent 20 years as a journalist for a vast range of media, including mainstream New Zealand newspapers and independent magazines. An award-winning journalist and writer, Bernadette has extensive experience in covering small business and individual enterprise, in a mix of long form feature, daily reporting, and advertising copywriting. In more recent times she has also learnt the art of successful tweeting and blogging.  7 Questions about the newly launched “Cherry on The Top” packages at Big Boy Websites1. So we hear that you just launched a whole range of additional packages at Big Boy Websites. Can you tell us about them? Yes, we have just launched a whole range of additional packages that business owners can purchase to improve their digital footprint. These range from something as simple as an extra page or some copy writing to a monthly blog post or full scale digital marketing plan. 2.Why are you charging extra when your plans are advertised as a “simple monthly fee”?Now that we have 100's and 100's of live websites we realised that quite often a business owner is too busy actually doing their business to be able to work on getting together the information that they need to share with their customer base. Heck some of them don’t even have a customer base at all. We realised that there was an opportunity to provide these busy business owners with the help they needed to solve that problem for them.  3. So your monthly plans are the same or are you charging a design fee now?We will never charge a design fee. That is not part of our ethos. The company was founded on the premise that we could provide agency standard websites to the small to medium business owner who does not have the ability to make a substantial upfront payment for their website.  4. What types of extra services do you plan to offer?Well in the first instance, we want to offer a service to businesses that will help them better showcase what they do. For example, they need some photos of their work or some case studies written about a big project or achievement. So many small business owners told us they wanted to do this, but the reality was they never had the time to do it. By getting us to do this for them, their customers are able to fully understand what is offered. 5. Are these being added to the monthly fee or are they a one-off charge?This depends on what the service is that is offered. A shopping cart will for example, be an additional monthly charge whereas a new gallery will enable a business to just add some depth and authenticity to their website.  6. What have been the most popular of the new packages?Definitely the galleries. Everyone wants to show off their work, but hardly anyone has the time or the skills to gather a body of work together.  7. How can we find out more about these packages? Have a look at our website, we have got them all up there. Or talk to one of our Business Development Managers and they can talk you through the process.See the add on services here ​

Manage Blog Posts

The Manage Posts page is where you can edit the status of your posts, pin a post to the top of your feed, add categories and much more​        Create New PostTo create a new post, click on the + New Post button located at the top right of the page. This will open up a new blank blog post for you to edit and take you directly into the content editing view.     View Blog Page (blog feed)To view and edit your main blog feed page, click on the Blog Page button located at the top right of the page.      This will open up the page in your design studio, and you can use the properties panel to edit your design. For detailed instructions on how to edit your blog feed, please click here to read the full article              Edit StatusThe status of your blog post helps you to organize your blog and set up which posts are ready for publishing. Use the tabs at the top of the Manage Posts page to sort through your different posts. Click on the drop down tabs to select the status for your individual posts. Only approved posts will publish on your live site.          Edit DateThe date will automatically fill in with the date the post was created. If you would like to change this date, simply double click into the box and choose your new date.    Edit CategoriesYou are able to create categories to further sort your blog posts. To edit your categories, click on the + button next to the Category section of your post.    This will open a new window where you are able to choose the post's relevant categories. Click on + Add New Category to add a new one to your list. A box will appear, type in your desired category name and click ADD.      Edit Your PostsThere are two ways to edit one of your blog posts.To edit the design of your post: click on the paintbrush icon.To edit just the content of your post: click on the Edit Post button.    Edit the ContentTo edit the content of your post, click on the Edit Post button located on the far right of the manage area.Here you are taken into Blog Content Mode. You are able to edit the main image, as well as date title and copy of the post just as you would a normal Webydo page.On the far left are your Blog Properties where you can edit your post's Status, Categories, Alternate Display as well as add a comments section.  For more detailed instructions on Blog Properties, please click here         Edit the DesignTo edit the design of your blog page, click on the paintbrush icon. This is located both on the Edit Content section of your blog page, as well as the main Manage Posts section. In Design mode you are able to edit the design of your main blog elements, as well as add more elements onto the page. The main elements are repeated among all your blog posts. Editing the design of one will edit the design of your entire blog. New elements that are brought in, will only be added to the post you are currently editing.           


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