Quality

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In the end this comes down to good people showing dedication to their work. Jim Convey is a well proven IT professional with development and project management experience at IBM, multinational law firms and several SMEs. On the graduate development side, Martyn’s background is engineering at Glasgow University and a current part time design course. Andy is an experienced commercial illustrator and designer. Louise is a librarian at heart at this just makes everything else run smoother.

To achieve long term results we have decided on a system, TQM:

Total quality management is a management approach centred on quality, based on the participation of an organisation’s people and aiming at long term success (ISO 8402:1994). This is achieved through customer satisfaction and benefits all members of the organisation and society.

In other words, TQM is a philosophy for managing an organisation in a way which enables it to meet stakeholder needs and expectations efficiently and effectively, without compromising ethical values.

To help us we are following the guidelines of The Chartered Quality Institute.

 

In other word, we take care of your stuff in the best way we know how, and we study, and test to make sure that is as good as we can make it.

Design

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loose watercolour of teacher building in Glasgow
This is a wee watercolor by Jim Convey, done the day before giving a talk at a Glasgow WordPress Scotland event in this lovely Teacher Building, which is hidden away in St Enoch’s Square. Where it is appropriate we whole the hand drawn style.

The current SteadyInternet site is a bit minimalist and that decision was made to bring out the flavor of our portfolio items.

There is a range of approaches as seen from the cartoon style of BabyYumYums cartoon broccoli on ice to the clean journalistic feeling of WordMediaCoWordMediaCo Thumbnail and a long time(one of our first commercial sites) favourite of mine Findlays’ Bar.

 

Glasgow and SteadyInternet.com

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SteadyInternet.com your local Glasgow, International website company.Angel statue overlooking Glasgow from Necropolis

Our office is in Shawlands on the Southside of Glasgow and our staff live close by, East Renfrewshire being the furthest away.

Our clients are more diverse, all over Scotland certainly plus a contract furniture business in China, industrial flooring in Australia and Ski Chalets in Austria.

Who are the staff and what do they bring?

Jim has an extensive IT development, web and management background including IBM, health and legal sectors. Martyn the web developer is a graduate mechanical engineer. Louise runs the admin and business development side of things. Our two contact designers, Andy and Brendan get to do the fun stuff mostly.

We regularly attend East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce events and our staff are on the committee of the Glasgow City branch of the Federation of Small Business.

If you are a business based around Glasgow we would be particularly interested in talking to you, Southsiders may even discuss discounts.

UK WordPress

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SteadyInternet.com is part of the UK WordPress community, concentrating on developing websites using WordPress and the technologies around it including, StudioPress, Gravity Forms, WPML,  CSS, PHP and mySQL .

Is it popular?WordPress Logo

To quote Wikipedia: “WordPress is currently the most popular content management system(CMS) in use on the Internet. WordPress is used by over 16.7% of Alexa Internet‘s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites.”

Notable WordPress Users include Sony, ebay, UPS, CNN, Mashable, Reuters and The New York Times. In other words it’s big, really really big.

Edit your own site – Content Management Systems(CMS)

One of the big advantages of using WordPress and other CMS systems is the ability to create and edit your web pages in a very strait forward way. This makes it cheaper to maintain and keep fresh.

Blogs

Originally WordPress was a blogging platform and it still continues very successfully today including the blog posts on this site and Loulabelle Recommends. If you are a complete beginner to blogs then we recommend you take a look at WordPress.com. If you want to blog from your own site then give us a call.

Plugins

If you have a problem you are often not alone. WordPress Plugins are website solutions developed and published to help you complete common tasks. These have become so popular now that they cover a vast range of useful functions. They are not all created equal but a bit of experience can quickly help sort the wheat from the chaff. Often free the range is daunting: Clubs, Calendar, Twitter, Facebook, Backup, Security, SEO, all sorts.

UK WordPress Events big and small

Steady Internet’s new office in Shawlands will officially open 25 September 2012 by hosting the Glasgow WPScotland event. This was partly an accident of timing but does show SteadyInternet’s commitment to the UK WordPress community and Glasgow in particular. We even plan to buy the drinks. WordCamp UK is the annual national WordPress UK event and in 2012in Edinburgh  Jim Convey gave the presentation on WordPress SEO Novice to Practitioner.