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Shaan Nicol
Works at ChillyBin WordPress Web Design
Attended Macquarie University
Lives in Singapore
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How's the images on your website? Are they originals, unique to your business? Or did you get them from the "same as everyone else" bargain bin at the front of the store?

If you're using the latter (i.e. stock images that can also be found on sites across the web), you could be harming your business.

The +Visual Website Optimizer blog has an interesting case study you might want to read...
Haven't you always wondered what to use - stock image or real image? Read this in-depth analysis of the A/B test that gave a 161% rise in conversions.
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Apple released both iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.2 update on Tuesday, which is thought to address some big security problems in Apple computers.
Apple pushed Mac OS X 10.10.2 (for Thunderstrike and zero-day bug fixes) and iOS 8.1.3 updates (which can help with download size) on Thursday.
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Why Bundles Can Be Bad for Business | Bundling your web and email hosting is a potential recipe for disaster, if one service goes down, everything goes down, here are some tips to keep you safe. #webdesign #webdevelopment #webhosting #wpengine #googleapps #office365 http://bit.ly/1J4Zuob
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Coming up with great ideas can be hard, but executing a great idea is even harder.  Not everyone has a team of skilled professionals to push their business toward success.  With a vast knowledge and level of experience in the product and services development world, the Singapore based company, Karuma, takes a complicated process, and turns it into something simple and straightforward. #genesiswp #wordpress #awwwards #webdesign #webdevelopment
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We've launched a new client site for Acclaim Aviation Services in the past couple of months, finally got around to putting it on my portfolio. Using Genesis and the Minimum Pro theme as a base with a bit of customisation and a fair bit of advanced conditional work with Gravity Forms, with the limited budget we're happy with the end result!

http://www.acclaim.aero
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Yeah I know what you mean, there were quite a few iterations and not much budget or brief, it's clean but a bit too busy for my liking.

Thanks for the feedback!
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New site using one of the #GenesisWP child themes, I don't usually use prebuilt themes but in this instance it worked out really well using Executive Pro, we also built him a landing page using Agency Pro -- http://www.antibacsolutions.com && http://www.mistyfresh.com
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Selection of photos is perfect. Alltogether a nice example of executive.
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As the year of the goat arrives, we wish you peace, luck, and joy. Happy Lunar New Year!
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Working from home: expectations vs reality...

Hit too close to home. You?

#workfromhome   #humor  

ht +CollegeHumor http://tgcafe.it/1pyR7IW
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Yep, we did it again! This time a site for Rose, a talented event & wedding planner here in Singapore. Built on #WordPress with the #Foodie theme on #GenesisWP
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Hahaha! I know what you mean :)
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Hey G+! I would appreciate some votes on one of my website which has been nominated for an +Awwwards we're proud of the work and would appreciate your help in getting us some more votes, thanks so much, and remember to vote honestly. +ChillyBin WordPress Web Design Singapore 
Karuma is an innovative global product & services development company that specialises in consulting, strategic innovation and outsourcing services
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I know that i just posted a site yesterday so sorry for spamming your feed but I really wanted to share this new site that we just launched for a client in Singapore. It's loosely based on the Centric Pro theme but has been highly customised and features some pretty nifty effects and design. Would love to know your thoughts!

http://www.yourideasexecuted.com
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Wow, very nice, +Shaan Nicol!!
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WordPress Web Design, Website Development & Online Consultancy
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Website Mockup, Layout, & Design Website Programming & Development Content Management System (CMS) WordPress Theme Design & Development E-Commerce Online Shopping Cart Website Maintenance & Updates HTML5, CSS3, SASS, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP & MySQL iPhone/iPad (iOS) & Android Development Website Hosting & Domain Name Registration
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  • ChillyBin WordPress Web Design
    Founder & CEO, 2009 - present
    Tearing up the scene in Singapore, is New Zealand native and freelance web designer Shaan Nicol. With a long history in web design and development, Shaan has been building websites for over 15 years. As the founder and head consultant of ChillyBin, Shaan is fanatical about making sure everything runs smoothly, and all our clients go home happy. Combining his vast skill-set and expertise, with his fun and easygoing personality, it’s no wonder ChillyBin is the success it is today.
  • EMI Music
    Online Manager, 2005 - 2009
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Singapore
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Stratford, NZ - Whangarei - Rotorua - Singapore - Sydney
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Web designer, developer, consultant, expat kiwi in Singapore
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Web designer, developer, consultant, expat kiwi living and enjoying life with his wife in Singapore
Education
  • Macquarie University
    BArts (Music), 2001 - 2005
  • Australian International School Singapore
    HSC, 1995 - 2000
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