Gibraltar Crystal E-Commerce Website

Gibraltar Crystal is one of the most popular businesses in Gibraltar, located on Casemates Square with a glass making exhibition and shop which contains some of the most impressive handmade glassware you will ever see.

E-Commerce and Payment Gateways

  • Simple, Quick and Easy Payment Method
  • Worldpay Payment Gateway
  • Easily Edit, Add and Maintain Products
  • Automatic Worldwide Shipping Calculations Based on Weights
  • Fully Responsive Website for Mobiles, Tablets and PC's

Product Photos

Working with Gibraltar Crystal was a pleasure, particularly as Paul was fond of his photography which enabled us to collaborate on high quality photos for each product. We eventually used a lightbox to ensure the product images were consistent across the website.

We were also able to create a very professional visual slideshow on the homepage to help show the location of the shop, the interior and some of the excellent glassware products you could find inside. Again, having Paul provide these professional photos helped a great deal for the visual aspect of the website!

Continued Growth and SEO

We hope that the website continues to grow as we strive to ensure the site continues to rank highly in Google for handmade, customised glassware for worldwide delivery.

GACO - New Website

GACO (Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers) were looking for a new corporate website, for which we were very happy to help with.

Features

  • Member Login
  • Member Forums
  • Member Only Access to certain pages
  • Images from Events
  • Events Calendar
  • News & Updates

Corporate Design

Tiger Web Design were able to produce a corporate, modern website with all of these features to give GACO and their members a website they can be proud of, with all the functionality they require.

Amber Law New Website

Amber Law is a refreshing new law firm created by Amber Turner to offer both family, business and cross border services in Gibraltar. Not only does the law firm offer the legal help, but also the support and advice too. 

Positive Theme and Colours

It was important that the site reflected the ethos of the law firm, so working with Amber we went with a green and blue theme - both colours which help represent a new start, growth, positivity, stability and calm.

Modern Logo

We also incorporated these colours into the logo to help represent both family and balance in a modern, colourful logo.

Professional Photos

We used selected stock photographs from shutterstock to ensure the website captured the essence of Amber Law. Each page has a related image in similar styles for consistency across the website. We used wide, full screen images too for a modern design to make the page more visual and interesting, instead of the typical long pages of text you would normally find on a law website. Amber Law also used a professional photographer for their own person staff photos which looked stunning when added to the website, and truly reflected the high quality services Amber Law can offer.

Richard's Hair & Beauty Salon

Recently we created a new modern website for Richard's Hair and Beauty in Gibraltar.

Stylish & Modern Website

We kept the site clean and stylish to reflect their own services and interior of the salon, using black and white accompanied by the bold colours of their products.

Mobile Responsive

An important aspect for any website is that it works great on mobiles and tablets, not just home computers, so for Richards.gi we made sure the website looked impressive on all devices.

Corporate Photos

By using a recommended photographer we were able to ensure the website reflected the high quality services of the salon, with excellent wide angle lens shots of the interior and exterior of the the beauty salon.

Email Setup

We also helped Richard's Hair and Beauty Salon setup a professional domain and email. By having their own domain name of Richards.gi, it shows they are a local company and also means they could setup a professional email such as info@richards.gi instead of a generic email@gibtelecom.com which is for personal emails and not business.

Make sure your site loads with and without "www."

Written by Richard Cropper, Director

Having moved to Gibraltar in 2007 one thing which has always surprised me is how when it comes to IT, Gibraltar, and indeed Spain, are far behind in various aspects, such as security, website design, email and general IT infrastructure. This is improving, but more can be done - especially for extremely simple solutions.

One of the most glaring issues I see everyday are popular websites from big companies which do not load unless you type in "www." before the domain. So for example, joebloggs.com won't load, but if you typed www.joebloggs.com, it would. Strange, but very common and this will ultimately reflect negatively on your business brand upon people trying to access your products or services in this manner.

Incorrect Settings Which Can be Easily Fixed

The issue is caused by incorrectly setup DNS (domain name server), which are the settings which control your website domain name such as "joebloggs.com". Usually DNS is controlled by either your hosting account or by your domain registrar, which is where you bought the domain itself.

It is the responsibility of your website designer to ensure your site loads with and without "www." - if there is an issue they should make whoever is responsible aware. I will explain how these settings can be changed to avoid this problem.

To keep things simple, on your domain registrar DNS settings you can simply point the "A record" (address record, basically it says where your site is hosted) to the IP of your website hosting, and also set a "www" record (normally shows as default) to the same IP as well. This way your site will load with or without "www".

Example of DNS settings

If your hosting company has control of DNS of your domain name, then these settings are usually setup by default - and if not, then they can be edited there too.

Lost Traffic = Lost Clients = Lost £££

If people looking to go to your website directly by typing in "joebloggs.com", and it doesn't load - then the average user doesn't know or assume they will need to put "www" before it. Perhaps in 1997 this was a common issue as the web was in its infancy - but as the online market is so important these days you would expect modern day companies to have kept up with the times and adapted accordingly.

Lost traffic is never good for business. The internet is a modern day standard for browsing products and services online. You no longer need to be at your PC to use the internet as you can simply pick up your mobile or tablet and search online. If you try and go direct to a company you know of and the page doesn't load - you would assume they don't have a website. If you receive an email from a business and you see their company domain, such as bill@joebloggs.com, you may want to look at their website and type in joebloggs.com. If it doesn't load - you would assume they don't have a website. Online browsing has an attention span of only a few seconds so during this time you need to have the client going directly to your business products or services. This is where it can become frustrating because businesses will be losing lost enquiries, clients and traffic which all leads to lost sales.

Popular Examples in Gibraltar and Spain

Some of the biggest companies in Gibraltar and Spain are guilty of this issue.

Firstly, we all know how popular the Gibraltar Chronicle newspaper is. But going straight to chronicle.gi in your browser?.....

 

Gibraltar Chronicle without www

We all know of Hassans law firm... but again we see the same problem:

Hassans not loading without www

Mercadona.es in Spain is a terribly outdated website for online shopping (there isn't even images for products!) and they suffer from the same issue too:

Mercadona.es without www

This is unacceptable in these modern times when the internet is a common day use and is such a great selling tool for your business and I am sure there are many more examples to highlight this issue. These are simply examples from popular sites I have tried to visit myself without joy, unless using the "www." method instead.

If your website suffers from these errors, then speaking to any IT Support or Website Hosting company of your website should be able to resolve it. Should you need any help from Tiger too, then please drop us an email on info@tiger.gi and we will do our best to explain what you need to do.

 

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