Keys of Power – The Intern’s Diary

Illustration and Painting

I’m hitting the double digits this week, as it is officially week 10 of my internship (again, where is my cake?). It took me 10 weeks but I’ve officially been trusted with keys which is kind of a big deal (for nobody except me of course)! But it is the little things that count in life and I’m very proud of my keys, it was very satisfying to open the door this morning!  Continue reading

How can you get star ratings for organic searches?

Review, increase rating or ranking, evaluation and classification concept. Businessman draw five yellow star to increase rating of his company. Bokeh in background.

 

Google star ratings are a visual incentive to click! When you see star ratings underneath a webpage as opposed to another you’re more likely to trust that website more. This is because people trust other people and are more likely to want a product or service that has been tested before and has positive reviews over another that has no proof of usage. So the question remains: how do we get those stars?

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WhatsApp Status: What’s Going On?

You may or may not have realised but there is a brand new feature on your WhatsApp Messenger. There is now a new status tab, similar to SnapChat and Instagram Stories. It allows you to update your status with a picture, GIF or short video to your contacts. This can also be customised with emojis and annotations and with a limitation of being up for only 24 hours, again all similar to Snapchat and Instagram Stories. Continue reading

Where is my cake? – The Intern’s Diary

Cupcakes on a cake stand with sparklers

Hello readers, it is officially my second month at Strategy Plus, where is my celebratory cake I wonder? This week started with a meeting and a Photoshop lesson. I now know how to airbrush the wrinkles accumulated in two months of work! I’m joking about the wrinkles, only partially about the cake. Continue reading

20 Year History in 4 Homepages

How time flies! Sometimes it’s only birthdays when you look back and reminisce. As it’s 20 years since we started building websites, I thought it would be good to do just that with the help of WayBack Machine.

My Dad created Strategy Plus helping big businesses venture in to new markets back in the 90’s. Businesses like Knight Frank needed websites in foreign languages for new offices in places such as Prague. My Dad went on the hunt to find somebody called a web developer. This is how Cristian joined the business and started to build websites in 1997!

2001

This was arguably the biggest year for Strategy Plus as I gradated from University and joined the family business!

Take a look at the first SP homepage I could find dated back to 2001. Unlike today’s websites, this homepage had a couple of flash files with moving images. This was all pretty advanced back then and I still like the simplicity of it.

Strategy Plus Homepage Web Design 2001 Continue reading