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Saying goodbye to 2022 – and welcoming 2023!

It’s been an amazing year at StudioRav with a lot of changes.

We’ve worked hard on a a number of projects which we’re so proud of, and we’ve gathered a lot of new knowledge and experience on tech and platforms such as Figma, Klaviyo, OpenBanking, GraphQL, Shopify, ECWID, Python and NodeJS.

One of our biggest strengths is we’re a super-flexible agency.

By working on lots of different kinds of project, with lots of different types of clients, we bring a unique perspective to any task.

If you want to work with a team with varied and diverse web-development and online marketing experience then make sure you talk to us.

So as the year comes to an end, we’re going to do a quick review.

What we learnt in 2022

It’s not what you say that matters, it’s what you do

Everyone has big ideas.

Whether it’s a new website or a fancy new platform you want to develop, we can all think of great online tools to make our life easier.

However, it’s not the idea that makes a difference – it’s the implementation.

Unless you are committed to your idea and prepared to devote time to it then chances are you won’t get very far.

This means getting through the early stages of starting, to working through difficult patches, to ongoing maintenance.

At StudioRav we have enough experience to know all projects can have issues, but you have to be prepared to work through them.

Your website is not a cost, it’s an investment

Many clients are put off by web design and development costs.

However, what you have to realise is that the more time and effort you put into your website, the greater the potential rewards.

Bigger companies naturally have bigger budgets and dedicated staff to work on projects, but smaller teams can be more flexible and can make decisions a lot quicker.

For this reason we believe you should consider your website costs as an investment which will bring a bigger reward to your organisation further down the line.

If you’re still unsure if it’s worth spending money on your website, just think about your competitors and whether you want to catch them up and even over-take them.

You have the chance in 2023.

Work with who you trust, not the cheapest

Throughout 2022 we’ve had clients who went away and found someone on Fiverr or wherever in order to save money.

Ultimately they’ve come back to StudioRav because they know we can do a high quality, professional job, and we’re dedicated to their projects.

It can be tempting to work with a freelancer or family friend in order to cut down on costs, but you can end up wasting more time and money overall.

By working with us, you have a team of professionals who are committed to your project and want to see it grow from strength to strength.

We’re not the sort of company to do a job and then forget about you – we build long-lasting relationships.

What we’re doing in 2023

Building bespoke web apps

We’re already excited to be working on new custom built web applications in the new year.

Our team will work with you from initial spec to ongoing development, testing and deployment.

We can work in a variety of stacks such LAMP, MEAN and MERN.

Infact our NodeJs projects are something we’re really proud of and we feel we can add a lot of value and expertise on how to build production-ready applications for you or your customers.

If you have an idea for a project get in touch with us today.

Custom plugins to help you

If you work with any of the big ecommerce platforms such as Shopify, WordPress, Woocommerce or Magento, we can help you develop plugins to add new features to your store.

By extending existing capabilities you can integrate 3rd party solutions and really push your store up a level.

Examples of plugins we’ve already done include finance payment integrations, custom payment gateways, custom calculators, courier integrations and online store finders.

If you’ve come up a solution to a problem your clients or team face then speak to us and we can discuss on how to develop the right tools to help.

New content writing strategies

Many of our clients struggle with adding high quality content to their sites.

For this reason we are going to be adding to our existing resources in order to add blogs, landing pages and articles to client sites.

Fresh, original content is a great way to improve SEO and help your business rank organically online.

If you want to develop your existing website, and grow it then talk to us about adding new content for you – we have a range of packages available.

Creating new partnerships

We’re really interested in building new collaborative partnerships this year.

If you have an idea or a project which you’re not sure about get in touch with us to discuss it.

We can guide you through pitfalls and issues you may face, and also handle the development side of it for you.

So, there’s a lot to look forward to here at StudioRav.

As ever if you want to talk, need some advice or have a new project get in touch. See you in 2023!