Plixo website “design update”, part 1 – Why?

We recently embarked on a significant “design update” of our website, www.plixo.com.sg, and will post articles on the real-world experience we are collecting on the way, hoping it to be valuable for anybody conducting such a perilous task !

Why an update ?

First to consider is actually….
Why we should not do any significant update !

  1. Our website has pretty good Google rankings for most of our critical keywords in our targeted market Singapore:[more on why later]
    • 42 top ranks
    • 96 ranks 2-5
    • 25 ranks 6-10

    This include not only long-tail low-search keywords (ex:”laser cut leather singapore”, top rank) but also some describing our main activity (ex:”large format printing”, top rank) and some wide and competitive (ex:poster printing, rank 2).

  2. We got an average of above 200 visitors per day, most of them qualified that translate to around 50 requests by email and 20 phone calls, being our main business source of new customers, both B2B and B2C, and just nice to fill our production.

  3. Our customers regularly praise our website, easy to use even on mobile and comparing favorably against our competitors

So Why ?
Here is our reasoning:

  1. We never totally polished our current web site, with many small details here and there [pixels alignment, differences in rendering in various browsers, some pages with gallery some with slide-shows] not satisfying our perfectionist eyes. Trying to fix these with our current HTML+CSS has proven difficult, so a rewrite is expected to allow this

  2. While our website has some basic Responsive features and display nicely on smartphones and tablets, it’s not optimized for Retina type aka high DPI displays, with our logo and “icons” being blurs etc.

  3. Our website load very fast, but still use a lot of bandwidth and HTTP requests for the “enhanced” features “Gallery” and “Map”, making it not totally mobile friendly

  4. We have additional websites on the way for dedicated products/brands (BenMark, Sign4Sure). Updating our current website will provide us a real-case and a base for these two websites.

Each of this point is not enough to take the risk and bear the cost of a redesign. But all together their offer a more compelling story.
And oups, I forgot one key reason: I’m in charge of our web and wanna enjoy some of the new technologies and hopefully share and get praised for it :-)

Next episode: part 2 – Target and Criteria, coming soon…

Featured image © Violetkaipa | Dreamstime.com – Technology In The Hands Photo

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Jobs openings still open :-)

We have 3 job positions open !
Apply and join us in our growth !
Here are direct link to the 3 descriptions in JobsBank:

- Signage and Vinyl sticker Installer
https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/…/JobBankHandl…/SearchDetail.do…

- Large format Printing & Finishing Operator
https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/…/JobBankHandl…/SearchDetail.do…

- CO2 Laser Machinist
https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/…/JobBankHandl…/SearchDetail.do…

Or just go to JobsBank and search for Plixo…

Hoping to interview you soon :-)

 

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New product offering: Safety Signs

See our new page: http://www.plixo.com.sg/safety-signs.php

 

Full range of safety signs, in various dimensions, materials etc…

More to come since we are working on adding an online database with design, materials, prices and later on direct online ordering ;-)

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New Job Opening: Laser Operator

Job Opening: Laser Operator
Immediate, Near Red Hill MRT, Beginners Welcome
5.5 days per week, Competitive wages
See full details as pdf here.

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One day of Canvas Printing and Wrap in our Singapore Workshop

In our serie “one Day of”, Artist canvas print & wrap in Singapore at our workshop near Red Hill MRT:

  • First,build nice frame with full backing:

  • Second, wrap the canvas printing nicely with dedicated attention of the alignment

  • One canvas printing already assembled, more to go !

And the last but not the least one, nice tryptique of canvas printing of Singapore Landscape:


For more, see Artist Canvas Printing in Singapore, why Plixo ?

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One Day of Pipe Marker production

Don’t think these pictures need any comments…

Ah yes, one, and an important one: all our pipe markers are now under our new brand BenMark™, fruitful result of our joint agreement for Benwin, cf www.benwin.com.sg.

Dedicated website www.benmark.com.sg coming soon…

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Plixo Pipe markers successfully pass extended temperature range test

Great News,

We just succeeded in testing our pipe markers against an extended temperature range of up to 130°C !

Here is the beginning:

 

Mid test view:

And some views of the final results:


 

For the sake of safety, we will take 125°C for our datasheet ;-)

This is one extra test passed successfully after our first rough chemical resistance and flame behaviour test which can be seen here Fire Behaviour + Chemical Resistance Test on our pipe markers and competitors.

More coming:

  • Accelerated aging, either Xenon or UV not decided yet
  • Sea water spray test
  • etc..

Let’s see if our competitors are up to the task, a real test better than just comparing datasheet, as demonstrated already in our video…

 

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Safety Signs: Stickers, Tags, boards

While doing these safety stickers and related signs for a while, we are now increasing this activity and proposing these as standard products, soon to be included in our website.

 

Simple self-adhesive sign with/without reflective material

Fire safety sticker

For automated car park lift

Installed on the system itself

Another type using aluminium frame…

Restricted Area stickers packed ready for export to install on marine vessels.

 

 

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Recent jobs, 3D acrylic signs

Selection of various 3D signs and 3D lightboxes of the past few weeks, to give you more ideas ;-)

IT shop at Sim Lim Square

Wall 3D sign using acrylic mirror 2 colours laser cut for clothes shop

Original use of 3D laser cut and psray painted letters mounted on clear acrylic frame for company main entrance sign

Another colorful 3D lightbox

Look at our Signages for other designs and options…

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New Display Products: X-banner and A-Stand

We just added new products to our offer following customers requests, still not updated on our web site, so here they are:

- X-banner:

Another view:

And A-Stand:

Another view: 

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