Friday, 16 September 2011

"Best relaunch" acclaim for Travelbite

By Sarah Gibbons, Editor,

Summer may be over but it’s all bright for as we have just been voted one of the best new (or relaunched) websites by Web User Magazine!

This is fantastic news for SquareDigital and everyone involved in the relaunch, especially for Ranj and I, who spent many a day polishing the design and dreaming up new content. It certainly feels like all the hard work has paid off; putting time and effort into the development has clearly reaped its rewards.

Web User Magazine gave Travelbite an impressive four out of five stars and a great review, highlighting all the new content on the website, blogs and the updated destination guides (a mammoth task leading up to the relaunch!).

The magazine reviewers noted the “good advice on hotels and restaurants” and particularly liked the “hand-picked and frequently updated travel deals”. They even recommended that those looking for holiday inspiration should “start here” – quite an accolade considering the amount of competition out there.

Web User Magazine looks at hundreds of websites and – as they say in the magazine – only the websites who are awarded three or more stars appear in their ‘Best New’ section. With all the websites out there, it is a fantastic achievement to not only catch their eye, but to be deemed a website to “definitely” visit.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

It's goodbye to AboutProperty editor Ele

Yesterday was a sad day at SquareDigital HQ, as we had to bid goodbye to AboutProperty editor Ele Cooper.

It was her last day before moving on to a new job editing an education website.

Ele joined SquareDigital in September 2010 and spearheaded the transformation of the AboutProperty website from an outdated, tired looking publication that was moving nowhere fast into the dynamic property website it is today.

From this (that lurid green is the stuff of nightmares!):

To this:

Naturally we're disappointed to lose someone of Ele's calibre after only 12 months in the job, and for us the focus switches to finding someone to finish the job she started.

In the meantime, we wish her all the best in her new role and we'll miss her quest for pixel perfection ... and that even goes for the tech guys.