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muchbetter already; a long day in the 18a office.

muchbetter already; a long day in the 18a office.

By lisa, 8.10.09

We had the guys from Much Better Travel around yesterday to go through every last detail of their new adventure sports holiday site. When I say "long day", I mean they arrived at 11am and left at 11.30pm. That's a long day for anyone! Especially poor Tom who was programming…

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Calling all QuickBooks Pro 2008 invoicing system users

Calling all QuickBooks Pro 2008 invoicing system users

By lisa, 6.10.09

This software has it's fair share of bugs (I keep thinking I'll ask Tom to code us up a different invoicing system instead, but our accounts dept have spent a while getting all our clients details and templates etc in there now), but by far the most annoying one is…

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Brand damage online - and they probably don't even know about it.

Brand damage online - and they probably don't even know about it.

By lisa, 4.10.09

Just had a missed call from an 0845 number... so a spot of Googling later and it ends up it was from a rather well known double glazing company. What actually came up in Google was a discussion about how rude and pushy people who call from that number are,…

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Client reminder HTML email for ChaletinSlovenia.com

Client reminder HTML email for ChaletinSlovenia.com

By lisa, 2.10.09

Last year we made a website and booking system for ChaletinSlovenia.com, and this year, to encourage their previous guests to go back to the site, they're going to send out a pretty HTML email using 18amail.co.uk. Their designers (hotrod creations) designed the mail shot after we advised them on what…

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Can we already get too much

Can we already get too much "on demand"?

By lisa, 2.10.09

Tom just had a call from BT, trying to sell him BT Vision - their TV service where you buy a box for £15 and then for a small amount a month (the prices all sounded OK to be honest) you can get lots of channels, and as well the…

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MuchBetterAdventures.com nearly ready for launch.... including new banner pallette

MuchBetterAdventures.com nearly ready for launch.... including new banner pallette

By lisa, 2.10.09

We're getting very excited here at 18a Towers, as the new adventure sports travel website muchbetteradventures.com is nearly ready to go live! We met with Alex and Ed on Tuesday to run through the first working version of the site and now we're just finishing off some of the wealth…

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Example of a good email newsletter by firebox.

Example of a good email newsletter by firebox.

By lisa, 2.10.09

For a while now I've thought Firebox newsletters have been good, with eye catching designs that perform well, such as the one below. Even if you're using an email client that can't display the background image, the centre area is still very smart. But I was particularly impressed by their…

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HTML email template for UKForex

HTML email template for UKForex

By lisa, 28.09.09

Foreign Exchange company UKForex came to us for an HTML template to be designed and built so that the emails they send to their private and corporate clients were more attractive than just plain text. They will be sending it using their inhouse email system, and it may be rolled…

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18a Orchard bears fruit!

18a Orchard bears fruit!

By lisa, 21.09.09

I really thought Tom's Dad, who very kindly let us plant the 18a Orchard on his farm, was playing a joke on me by sticking an apple on to one of our tiny little saplings when I walked across the field to check out the orchard the other day. But…

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