Tell us about your business?
It’s called Bexley PC consulting – basically it’s there to make websites as that’s what I enjoy. It’s currently part time on the side of my computing degree to make a bit of extra cash.
It started as a hobby, really. I was asked to help out with a friend’s gaming forum, then slowly got more into it, learning things like HTML and PHP. And now that’s what I like doing – I can spend many hours just playing around with it.
What is it you think makes a great website?
Attention to detail. Good quality content – it’s got to make sense. Just looking professional. There are a lot of website out there that just look shoddy; that look as though they were made by a 12 year old. That’s what I focus on.
I’d recommend a white background for professional/company sites, even though personally I love dark backgrounds. Auto
playing videos are really bad, as they have a high loading time no one wants to wait for content!
What are some of your favourite websites?
I pretty much live on Twitter. I don’t like Facebook, it just feels full of spam. Google Webmaster tools I also spend a lot of time on. I don’t go to half the websites I actually visit as I use the RSS feeds.
Why did you choose UK2 as a web host?
I’d used various other places before. I normally use WordPress to build my websites, and other places I found were really slow. I came across you guys on Twitter, as someone I know recommended you. There was a good deal on at the time so I jumped in as I couldn’t miss out on the price.
I’ve been really impressed. The speed is really nice and can’t fault the service, so really happy. I’ve recommended at least 3 people to use UK2 so far.