Any references below to Topshelf Design relate to my own (Phil Solomon’s) company in Tauranga. Topshelf and Bay Web Design are joint businesses run from Hawkes Bay.
We have found Bay Web Design to be outstanding as far as setting up our website and the continuation of service. Phil is extremely professional and approachable, we highly recommend.
Peter Houghton, Dealer Financial Services Ltd
Phil approached me about improving my website, and as I was unhappy with my old website and the host company I was using, I was keen to move on.
It has taken time due to my own work committments, but together we have started up a new website with a lot more potential and with Phil’s help will be able to make it a website to be proud of. Already I have noticed a difference and have received plenty of compliments on the new look. Phil has shown patience, understanding and flexibility as well as a professional vision and approach to making much needed changes. It’s a work-in-progress and there’s still much to be done, however Phil is on hand to help so that I can upgrade my website easily and in my own time. Thank you Phil!
Kathryn Bay Costume Hire
I have a new website. It has member savings now on the shopping cart and a new easy to use community forum. Phil from Bay Web Design built it for me. He was great. He talks ‘human’, is very professional and delivers exactly what he says he will. I would definitely recommend him if you are looking at getting a new website or refreshing a tired one!
Janet Luke www.greenurbanliving.co.nz
On behalf of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) I would like to extend sincere appreciation to Topshelf Design and in particular to Phil Solomon for his wonderful support of our charity.
Our original website was designed by students and was very basic in it’s function. When Topshelf came along, in 2004, and offered full support of our site – free of charge – we thought all our Christmases had come at once!
Since Topshelf have been updating and maintaining our site, donations to our charity have significantly increased in as much to say that we received one donation, from overseas, for in excess of $300,000!! The organisation would not have known about our charity if it was not for our web site.
Topshelf continue to create different aspects for our site, a facility to purchase merchandise, make donations and as of this week, to purchase ‘lucky number’ raffle tickets.
The considerable time, communication and suggestions given by Topshelf to help maintain and improve our site are greatly appreciated.
Thank you TOPSHELF DESIGN
Andrea Alexander, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) www.childcancerresearch.com.au
TopShelf did an excellent job in designing our site, and the cost was very reasonable. I struggled for a while with certain graphics and with a logo but Phil Solomon quickly came up with better ideas. He has also been very helpful with a couple of things since our new site went live.
Tim Fellows www.livewires-automation.co.uk
Our original web site was 10 years old and even though it had worked for us was very complex. In keeping with the times, we wanted to simplify and make the bed and breakfast more user friendly to our mostly overseas potential guests who’s English is their second language. We found Bay Web Design on Google and approached Phil. We asked him to update our web site to reflect the changes we had made to the bed and breakfast. Phil understood our brief perfectly and developed a great design. His communication, suggestions and encouragement helped us simplify the wording and use photographs to their best advantage, this was so appreciated. Phil has clarified many of the technical aspects of a new website and provided a seamless transition into Social Media. Phil your patience is unflappable, your professionalism is proven and your ongoing support is so appreciated. Thank you.
Lindsey and Jonathan Barran – owner/hosts of www.124onbrunswick.co.nz
I would just like to say thanks very much for designing my new website, I am really pleased with it. It was a stab in the dark really choosing a company to do this for me, but after checking out your own website which showed some of the sites you had designed for others, I felt happy to give you a call. From that chat on the phone and our first meeting I felt confident that you could do what you said you could. Not only were you able to handle the technical side you were able to advise me on the type of content I needed to have for my site. Not being much of a computer person myself you were patient with me. I enjoyed the personal touch that your business has rather than getting lost in a larger organisation.Cheers again.
Alastair Needes, The Dogman. www.thedogman.co.nz
Phil Solomon of Bay Web Design is a magician. He has set up my website in exactly the way I wanted it, and has contributed a great deal of added creative input. I wanted a site that I could update and add to myself, but being an IT dunce I was a poor student. Nevertheless Phil has continued to teach me with infinite patience and unfailing good humour. Whenever I became almost demented with frustration, Phil would calmly untangle my mistakes, explain where I’d gone wrong, and put me straight. I can’t recommend him too highly.
Nigel Gray www.nigelgray-author.com
When I launched on to the journey of setting up web sites for my two businesses, Phil of bay Web Design was a fantastic find. I enjoyed the way he explained things very simply to me on how these sites work the best. Phil worked easily with me, listening to my requirements and adding his own worthy advice to make these web sites work well. I am totally satisfied with both web sites Phil designed for me and continue to be impressed with the follow up work Phil does to maintain optimum hits on my web pages. Stunning service and commitment.
Top Shelf Design have been great in the design of my website for our business ‘ ValueUp Property Renovations’. Phil has been instrumental in driving business to our site with his knowledge of google and maintaining our website high on the search engine results. We are so pleased with the great level of expertise and communication that we have asked him to create our new commercial website ‘Hygienic Cladding Systems’. He proceeded to get this up and running for us within 24 hours and continues to suggest ways to improve. Thanks Phil -certainly part of our team driving our business forward!!
Phil at Bay Web Design has worked with our web site for over a year. He was able to turn my ideas into reality, helping make the copy we gave him for the site informative and concise. All work we ask him to complete is done very quickly and his input on how to achieve the best result is much appreciated.
The editing of the site is simple and easy to work with when I want to make any small copy changes or add photos to our photo book.
Andrea Chapman, Design Smart Homes
Just to let you know the effects of the search engine optimisation work you have done. My new visitors has doubled and many people are finding my website now from searching key phrases and I am now getting new clients from it – So I am very happy with my investment! Having the quiz online is a real asset as well, and I am getting leads from that too.
Shula Newland – www.fullbalance.co.nz
Ideas behind the myrotorua.com website came from community discussions over a period of many years, facilitated by Rotorua Community ICT Trust volunteers. There were a lot of ideas that somehow needed to be clearly presented – and we needed a site that was easy to manage ‘behind the scenes’. We are very pleased with the look-and-feel, functionality and cost of the website developed by Topshelf Design. They have provided good service and been reliable and professional. Nice work!
Paul Killerby – Chair, Rotorua Community ICT Trust