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Sometimes progress won't wait

  • Posted by ade
  • 4 October 2012

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Sometimes progress won't wait
We'll keep on building.

When you build something and begin to use it, you soon see where you can make improvements.

The site we launched last October had a few digital bugs, some stuff that bugged you and us, and things that should have just worked. Not every plan goes to plan first time.

So this new site addresses your feedback and our bugbears.

• We have made a new #threads section, which brings together the latest from our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest all in one place.

• You can put things in your basket, go and make a cup of tea, and when you come back the site will still be there. The old site had a tendency to just disappear and not allow you to shop if you ignored it.

• The product pages have been redesigned, and all the product information is now in one place. 

• You can now filter products by colour and your size.

• You can now ask questions and give feedback on products.

• The checkout is quicker and easier to use. 

• The site will be faster now it's running on new servers, and it won't crawl when it's busy.

• The blog has been redesigned and is back on the home page again. 

And with this big stuff out of the way, we can get on with the tweaks to come over the next few months, including some great new stuff for, the iPad and iPhone.

We hope you like it.

We'll keep on building.

One giant leap

  • Posted by ade
  • 21 October 2011

 

So here's our new website. We are very proud of it.

We had been trying to get a new one for 3 years because technology keeps moving on, and now we have.

The clever stuff its built on will allow us to do all the things we dreamed up but never could with the old site.  Now we can keep on keeping on.

And it's not just a new website, but every single system we use to run our business has been replaced at the same time.

Todays launch is stage one of our roll out, and we know that no matter how much debugging we've done before go live, you will find bugs.

You debuggers are good at that.

If you spot something that is goofy then let us know at info@howies.co.uk and we will sort it and send you a thank you to say it's been done. Tweaks are good.

This new site will always be in beta.

 

 

 

 

 

it’s actually really true

  • Posted by ade
  • 8 April 2011

We are getting a new website.

We really signed on the dotted line.

The old one has been great. It never slept.  It won awards. It's only been offline for about 1 hour in 5 years. People still like it. It does what it should. Still does it 24/7.

Thanks for everything Matt&George.

But there are things it could do better and at times we know it bugs you and us and if it wasn't for how it connects to our back end technology here at HQ we would have upgraded ages ago.

We have been working on this massive IT project for the last 3 years, and the bugs drive us mad every day. We have travelled the country looking at software. We've been shown some amazing ideas.

And then it all fell into place last week.

We were dancing round the office until we realised that this is just the start line, and now the race begins.

So we are going to work hard and deliver it by August.

Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough

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