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Introducing Picaholic’s newly developed, state of the art website
Picaholic re-launches their web system. If you are a creative person, having a sleek website is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.
“My Picaholic experience all started after my biggest client decided to use another photographer. Naturally I was pretty infuriated and did my research to find out who it was. Once I got this guy’s URL I hurried to pick apart anything I could. After the 100% countdown graphic appeared I new I was in trouble because those websites you know are going to be cool.”
Yup! After the full page photo came up and then the really clean and easy to use interface appeared, I had to bow out and agree that this guys site was truly a more professional portfolio and way more appealing than my site”. Amir Magal - Fashion Photographer
Flash has always been “cool”, but rejected by many due to its inability to be indexed by search engines not to mention the high price.
Picaholic leads the industry in high impact flash websites for a fraction of the cost without having to forgo search engine visibility.
“I was getting traffic, but couldn’t keep them there. I switched to Picaholic, and in fact climbed 6 spots to the number 1 position on Google” Kellee Cruse – Jewellery Designer - Santos Wish
Thanks to its modular design, Picaholic offers some serious creative options, such as full screen video backgrounds, streaming audio and large images, all without compromising speed. They do this by giving each module its own engine and load priority. This means site visitors can start browsing through the site quickly, without having to wait for a background video or audio to load.
Further, Picaholic has introduced a unique multi-layering system, which provides superior creative control. Think of layers as transparent sheets stacked one on top of the other. Each layer can have its own set of colors, images and even video playback.
Picaholic offers clients a cutting edge website that marries design, web standards, and usability.
For a low monthly fee, Picaholic members gain unlimited access to a CMS (content management system) where they:
Using Picaholic’s service, the creative artist gains full control
over their site. This includes all content and site design. “I am happy!
And in love with Picaholic. You have no idea how clueless I am to doing
any of this web stuff. Your admin is so super easy to use I’m totally
obsessed with playing around with the different options and templates”
said stylist Tina Latonero. “And I feel like my site is easy and basic,
I cant even imagine the other things I could do if I knew all the bells
“A lot of my work is from word of mouth. The first point of contact with new clients is my site. I can’t afford for them not to fall in love with my work” said cinematographer Carl Robertson.
Founder Avishai Ungar said, “The days of Jack-of-all-trade are quickly fading away. A good flash website requires a graphic designer, a flash action-scripter and a backend developer. Most people simply can’t afford such high development costs, and the few who can, struggle to communicate their needs. We have built a modular application, which enables us to add new features and technology on a daily basis. This means our clients sites are always using the latest and best of breed technology.”
Founded in 2005, Picaholic.com was built with the creative person in mind. Having a website is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Most don’t have the time, resources or funds to consider and implement all the variables. Everyone is looking to avoid the costly development expenditure, prolonged time-to-market and outdated technology associated with traditional website development. In response to this need, we developed our solution to change the way portfolio based websites are built and maintained. On a subscription basis, clients pay a low monthly fee, and with only basic computer skills, can immediately deploy a sophisticated, configurable, state of the art, flash website. Our focus in on the creative industry - photographers, artists, musicians, models/actors plus more!
To view feature sites and learn more about Picaholic visit http://www.picaholic.com http://www.picaholic.com
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