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New (for 2019-2020) Bryce Properties website launched

A few days ago we launched the new Bryce Properties website! The customer is super happy and that is very pleasing for us.

We’ve been working with Bryce Properties for a number of years. In fact, the first version of their website was back in 2008! How time flies!

Who/What is Bryce Properties?

Bryce Properties is a local (to Plymouth – UK) business that rents the highest quality accommodation to students looking for rooms in Plymouth. They have a range of property sizes from one-bedroom flats to ten-bedroom houses.

Eleven years – The evolution of a website.

Have a look at the difference eleven years makes!

2008

Sadly, we don’t have any screenshots of this iteration of the site. Probably a good thing!

2013

The 2013 iteration of the  Bryce Properties website
2013 version of the site

Wow, 2013 was rudimentary by comparison to the 2019 version! Very linear and not a lot going on. I’m not sure about the lurid pink now!

2016

The 2016 iteration of the  Bryce Properties website
2016 version of the site

Some improvements over 2013 we agree, but still not great compared to today’s version.

2018

2018 Bryce Properties website
2018 Bryce Properties website

In 2018, we made serious improvements to the site. Much more mobile-friendly than previous versions and the introduction of the CSS framework Bootstrap 4 to provide a base to work on.

2019 – Today

Link to the site (as it is today)

Bryce Properties 2019-2020 website
Bryce Properties 2019-2020 website – Home page

This years’ version of the site is a much-improved one. Some of the new features are listed below. The main ones are that it now looks great on large-screen monitors as well as smaller mobile devices.

Check it out yourself

Features

  • Looks great on large screens
  • Looks great on mobile and tablet devices
  • (Expands nicely as the user stretches and decreases the width of the browser window)
  • A top navigation bar providing quick links to different sized properties stays visible regardless of where the visitor is on the page or indeed on the whole site
Top navigation bar(stays at the top during the visit)
  • Completely secure with SSL encryption
Visiting the site is secure via SSL encryption
  • Virtual tours of 15 properties included
Viewing a virtual tour of one of the student houses
  • When enquiring about a specific property, an email is sent to the office team with the property details enquired-for as well as the visitor’s name and contact details. Making it easy for the Bryce team to communicate back to the prospective tenant
Email example received from the website
  • Each property has a tabbed interface providing different information in an easy to navigate way.
Tabbed interface for each property displayed

Technical

For those who really want to know!

Scripting (the programming side of things) – PHP

The scripting language used is PHP. A long-time used scripting language for web developers around the world. This is what enables some of the useful features such as the customised emails that come through to the office.

CSS Framework

Bootstrap 4 is a CSS framework. Basically, it comes with a pre-made look-and-feel, providing items such as buttons and tabs. Bootstrap certainly provides a very handy starting point. However, there is a lot of coding necessary none-the-less! This site contains 5253 files!

5253 files in the site!

Finally

We hope you like the site. It’s just one type of site we work on and in this case, providing regular on-going support and changes.

Other types of websites include WordPress sites where the customer is able to manage the content of their site once it is live, and Shopify, a fully-functional online shop site.

Questions?

Contact us for more information or if you would be interested in us helping you on your website project.

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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 18th February 2019

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Are you scared of your computer?

Don’t be!

Or if you are, get in touch and you’ll find a helping hand with Anything I.T.

Here’s a short video I made earlier at the Brighter Business Brunch organised by the Six O’Clock Club (thank you Mike Turner)

Something we at Anything I.T. can help with is to ease away a strange fear that many people have of their computers, their website, their Wi-Fi, and their use of computer applications (such as Excel)!

There really is nothing to fear! Sometimes all you need is a helping hand from a someone who knows…

Have you experienced this ‘being scared’? Please let us know below! Don’t be scared!

That’s where we come in!

We’ve just made live a new Anything I.T. website which includes a way of contacting us, useful information about some of the services we offer, and a blog with a growing number of helpful posts which we think will become a very useful free resource.

Get in touch with me direct if you like or through the Anything I.T. Facebook Page, or website (details below).

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Don’t forget to comment below if you have been/or are someone who is a little scared of tech!

Take care,

Jonathan

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Who the heck are Anything I.T.?

We at Anything I.T. are certainly driven to succeed. We work hard to build business that can sustain a high level of client service and expertise.

Our expertise covers a wide range of technical knowledge and at a high level too.

But skills alone don’t cut it. The driving force behind building our business is:

“If we can help our clients grow, become more professional, be more efficient, and succeed; then we in turn will succeed.”

Jonathan (Founder)

Jonathan first got involved in the technical side of computing when his Uncle brought him a new PC back in 1994!

Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately!), the PC was in pieces so Jonathan and his Uncle spent hours and hours putting it together, installing Windows 3.11 and troubleshooting problems (no Google in those days!).

Now, Jonathan is super keen on the ethos of working creatively (not competitively) with clients, and like-minded associates.

Check out his person blog at jonathanburrows.co.uk


Adam (Full Stack Developer)

With a fantastic First in Bsc Computing, Adam is a talented developer with web and data skills to die for.

Since finishing his degree, Adam has been eager to start new projects, learn new skills, and take his career one step further.

What does ‘Full Stack Developer’ mean to you our client? In a nutshell it means someone who can work on ALL things web. From the behind the scenes coding to the HTML that makes the actual visible page. Therefore, you can have faith that Anything I.T. area capable of working on your project, whatever your requirements.

Adam also loves football and coffee!


Alex (E-Commerce/Support)

Alex joins the team in 2019 and specialises in customer support, organisation, and setting up e-commerce online stores.

Alex has a history in retail and has recently set up his own gaming stream on Twitch.tv.

He brings an energy into the team that is freshening and full of belief that we can help our customers succeed.

It’s fair to say he picks up the pieces that others may miss.


Neil (Comtec ICT Services Ltd.)

Neil is our trusted associate from Comtec ICT Services Ltd. Comtec specialises in Internet and Telecomms solutions but with tremendous Computer Support and Training experience too.


You can find more about who the individual members of the team are on the About Us page.

For now, you can be assured that our technical and business experience will ensure a fantastic result for you and a great business relationship.

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The Rebirth of Anything I.T.

Anything I.T. was ‘founded’ in 2003 by Jonathan Burrows. At the time we fixed computers and built websites for customers in the Plymouth area. It was okay but ultimately things change and so we moved on to other pastures (not necessarily greener!).

Jonathan continued Anything I.T. part-time while working full-time. This gave him the opportunity to keep up-to-date with various technologies. During that time, he grew his knowledge to encompass Apple Mac, Linux, PHP web development and a lot more.

So where is Anything I.T. now?

At the risk of sounding big-headed (I’m not), I (and the small team we are growing) can do pretty much , well, anything I.T. related. You name it, we can probably do it!

Having said that, if you were to tie us down, then I would say our best areas are in the following:

  1. Web: Design, Build, Customisation, Hosting, Help & Support, Analytics, onsite SEO, E-commerce
  2. Information Technology: Specialising in small-medium business I.T., including remote support, Office application support (Outlook, Word, Excel), computer networking
  3. One-on-one: Small business coaching and solutions. Perhaps you are keen at getting as much I.T. work done yourself as possible? But maybe you just need that little extra help from time to time? Then that’s where we come in

During the summer of 2018, Jonathan decided that going back to full-time on Anything I.T. was the best course and more fully suited his personality and ‘life goals’.


Phoenix (Rebirth)

So, now we are moving into 2019 with renewed enthusiasm (and time!) to provide our clients with a professional and helpful service.

Want to chat? Feel free to message us on here. We will quite happily tell you we don’t think a job is right for us if we feel that way. If that is the case, then we would endeavour to point you in the direction of someone who can help!

Take care,

Jonathan

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