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We are thrilled to learn that the D'Elegance Singapore's website design done by iFoundries' team has won an award of distinction in the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards! The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago.

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Singapore website design prices varies by who you chose to work with, and many business owners are always caught in a fix between choosing the most competent vendor and fitting their budget. We hope to provide a different perspective most businesses do not see, especially when being narrow-minded by budget constraints.


If building a website is like building a house then this is certain: when built properly, they both require interdependent components combined into a functional and aesthetics whole. In a house, the components are things like carpentry and plumbing; in a website, there are things like search engine optimization (SEO), conversion optimization and responsive web design.

So Facebook has officially launched its chatbot API for Messenger, which it’s naming Messenger Platform. The Live Chat feature rumored to be hitting the Web is also launching via an API.

The chatbots are aimed at businesses; Facebook wants companies to use Messenger for automated customer service be it on their Facebook page or website. We see ecommerce websites gaining another upperhand against physical retailers by adopting this for cost-efficient customer service or personal shopper service online, increasing the damage to physical retailers which has been trying hard to win back their customers.

We dig further on this new initiative.

Claiming PIC For Website Design in Singapore

Many local SMEs have asked if they can cliam PIC for their new website design and development project. Here's more about how you can utilize the PIC for web design and development investment:

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PIC (Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme) benefits may be claimed on capital expenditure incurred on developing a website, including costs incurred for the one-time registration of a domain name for the website.

What is PIC?

The PIC scheme was introduced to encourage productivity and innovation activities in Singapore. It provides support to businesses that make investments to improve their productivity.

Email Is Still The Best Channel to Promote Products

According to data from Experian's Digital Consumer View 2015 report, email is still the best channel to promote products as promotional content in email is most likely to correlate with purchasing habits, with 64% of Asian respondents having purchased something after receiving promotional content by email.

Internet Explorer has long been the bane of many web developers since it's existence, but here's some good news: Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are reaching 'end of life' on Tuesday, meaning they are no longer supported by Microsoft.

A patch, which goes live on January 12, will nag Internet Explorer users on launch to upgrade to a modern browser. This will appear for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users still using the old browsers after installing the update.

It's great news for developers who still need to target older browsers - not needing to worry about whether or not modern CSS works in these browsers is a dream, and it's much closer with this move.

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We often tell people that Joomla! is our preferred CMS. Singapore businesses may not be too familiar with it but it is trusted by millions of users worldwide and is one of the top 10 content management systems in the market. We stood by our trust in them since 2008.

Joomla! 3.5 was recently released, introducing 34 new features, including support for the recently released PHP 7, which significantly increases web site speed.

This version of Joomla! supports the most recent release of PHP, the most popular programming language for developing web applications. PHP 7 was recently announced with significant performance improvements and is now available for use by the general public. With Joomla! 3.5 users can now enjoy the benefit of that performance improvement.