Spraakvermaak

Antal Adriaanse bij Spraakvermaak - foto: René Schotanus
photo: René Schotanus

After nine seasons, last month I ended my active participation in the Spraakvermaak organisation. Today I handed over final matters to my successor.

I have been actively involved with Spraakvermaak since the very early days, mostly behind the scenes and specifically involving the website, social media and layouts. Also, the initial idea for Spraakvermaak was formed in March 2006 at a performance of my band In ‘t Wild at Politiek Café Zout in Oss, for which I had taken my dad along.

I built and managed the Spraakvermaak website, later restructured to a WordPress CMS, set up and ran social media channels, developed and designed layouts and print, and in general added my ideas, enthusiasm, comments, etc. where and whenever needed.

When in 2014 internet services became part of my new business, my private time needed a different approach. After having giving it some thought last year, I realised that the time had come for me to step down. Which I now have done.

Good luck to my successor and the Spraakvermaak team. I will continue following Spraakvermaak and the activities, but now from an audience view.

Antal Adriaanse

Van Hooft & Postema Makelaardij website

This week the new website for Van Hooft & Postema Makelaardij (real estate)  went “live”. As was the case with the other websites for Van Hooft & Postema, in this phase of the build my role was consulting and coordinating the project. The site looks good, we need to work on a couple of minor details, and then we are good for the next couple of years. Ready for the improving housing market.

 

Van Hooft & Postema Makelaardij

The next project is already lined up; a new webshop with a large amount of articles, to be build in new, unknown software. Let’s have it!

Antal

The road forward

First of all, my best wishes for 2016!

My New Year’s resolutions? The way forward: projects that are fun to do, or projects that make money, or projects that are fun to do and make money. No more projects that aren’t fun to do and don’t make any money.

This means that have ended or will end a couple of jobs, so that I can put more energy and focus in other projects.

So, let’s go!

Antal

November

While I urge my clients to on a regular basis put some news on their website, I can’t seem to do the same for my own website. And it’s November already. So here we go.

I am currently spending most of my time working on a number of continuous projects. Such as work on Hekwerkonline.be, Trapleuningenshop.be and Profielenshop.be, all three of which have received a lot of new contents, images and layout updates. Also I am working as an advisor for a real estate agent whose website is getting build right now. Plus I have designed logos and housestyle for them. And I have worked or am working on a couple of smaller projects, as well as preparing some new projects.

Looking ahead I want to spend the next months on further educating myself, both in the field of web design and development. And what else will be on my path.

And suddenly it’s April

The baker sometimes eats stale bread, the garage owner often drives a crappy car, the accountant may not always have his finances in order. And so every now and then I forget about updating my website.

The previous post is from February. An actual update dates back even further. So, what has been going on lately?

A major project we started work on last Summer went live in February. For Tandtechniek van Beijsterveldt in Rijen I developed, designed and built a new website (ttlvanbeijsterveldt.nl), and reworked and updated an existing website (solidbite.nl).

Tandtechniek van Beijsterveldt

In 2013 I made a website for VHP Echtscheidingsbemiddeling, an activity of Van Hooft & Postema Holding BV. In 2014 we started discussing a redesign of their other company websites. These websites (vanhooftenpostema.nl and knopsassurantien.nl) went live in April. The actual build and technical aspects were done by DenK Internet Solutions. My role was supervision, design, copywriting, and consultancy. All parties involved were happy with the results, as witnessed by this article on the DenK Internet Solutions website (in Dutch – trust me, it’s a positive story).

Van Hooft & Postema

Knops Assurantiën

My work for Van Hooft & Postema is not limited to the websites. These days copywriting and editing is becoming a major part of what I do. For instance, for Van Hooft & Postema we are developing a Service subscription system.

Earlier this year I set up a new webshop called trapleuningenshop.be for Belgian client Stoffers Internetbedrijven. My work for this client is very diverse. Along with developing and running the webshops it’s brand and product development, product photography, advice on internet related issues, being a soundboard on various business, strategic and marketing matters, and more.

Trapleuningenshop.be

Besides these big projects we have started or finished work on several smaller projects over the last couple of months. And new projects are on the board. More about this soon.

And suddenly it’s April. I don’t know about you, but for me Spring is the best time of the year. The studio door is open, “meetings” take place on the deck outside, the sun does wonders for the good mood. Enjoy!

AA

Web hosting + Domain registration

Although I can (and will continue to) provide web hosting and domain registration, I have decided to no longer actively promote this service. Instead I will discuss the options with the client and look for the best web hosting and domain registration partner.

Happy holidays

Christmas card Studio Tal

Etsy.com

Keep it simple

A friend of mine has turned her hobby (handmade furniture and accessories, craft, design, etc) into a nice source of additional income. Sales currently happen by word of mouth. She was thinking of setting up a webshop, but the costs and hassle were a bit of an issue. It was still mainly a hobby.

I told her about etsy.com. Specifically aimed at this kind of business. No pressures, reasonably priced, and best all no hassle. And in case it is needed, I can help.

More here: www.etsy.com