Requio develops commercial and educational web sites and landing pages for start-ups, small to medium sizes companies and organisations, astronomy web sites, data management systems and online databases.

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Okinawa, Japan

contemporary mobile-friendly websites

introduction

Requio Web Design is a freelance studio in Okinawa, Japan, specializing in the construction of websites for individuals, start-ups and small to medium size companies or organizations. If you are in need of a simple but modern, comprehensive, uncluttered web site or landing page Requio will be able to assist.


Requio's main area of web design expertise is in electronics, electricity retail, education, optics, astronomy, general science, real-estate, accommodation, tourism and environmental issues. Therefore, Requio has a strong understanding of the technical aspects and applications of the products and services you sell.

Requio can handle texts in English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish and Japanese.

Friendly and relaxed project correspondence by email - no travel expenses, no extra time for meetings. You can therefore expect a high level of responsiveness and fast turn-around, if need be, on weekends and holidays as well, without surcharges.

A preview site will be installed for you to monitor work progress online in real-time.

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US, Virginia, Ashburn

 

15°C  clear sky

JD 2458169  DoY 50  WoY 08
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🔽18:25

TWILIGHT
05:42~19:42
Ecl 330.1°
in Aquarius

WAXING CRESCENT
Age 2.81 d
Phase 34.2°
Ecl 4.4°
in Pisces

 

Next NEO approach:
2018 CP2 on 2018-Feb-19 18:34UTC at 6.0896 LD

 

 

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Flag design inspired by traditional Sabani sails.

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For Fairness


Inquiries about web sites with illegal contents, such as adult, violence, racial and criminal, as well as sensitive contents such as religious, political, military, legal and medical will be rejected in the first place.

Advertisement links and share links to "social networks" only supported if under control and after confirmation of the nature of the linked sites. In most cases, linked sites are neither under Requio's control nor under our clients'. Sadly, the internet is not a safe place.

Simple and easy to client-maintain websites compatible with a wide range of desktop and mobile devices naturally require compromises with regard to page design which is a physical limitation. Nowadays search engines, such as Google give ranking preference to web sites which scale well on mobile devices.

You are more than welcome to maintain your website in-house after delivery. However, you would need to assign a colleague with at least basic web programming skills. Without regular updates a website appears abandoned. Requio can assist you with a brief training.

Often clients expects huge access hits on the day their website is rolled out. Frankly, this is an illusion. It can take a website weeks to penetrate the internet. Unlike some 20 years ago the internet is hopelessly overcrowded. Even though optimized for search engines (known as SEO), only one of hundreds of so processed websites offering same or similar businesses can physically be listed at the top - unless you pay for it. Often search keywords need to be tweaked later. Like any product a website needs marketing. Word of mouth is a good start.

 

WITH A WEBSITE YOU ARE KNOWN

services

Requio offers contemporary web design & development scaling on many devices with a single code base.

Search engines reward "responsive designs" with better ranking.

Responsive designs help save cost as there is no need for multiple websites for each target device.


Public Web Sites

Promotes your business, organization, merchandises, ideas, yourself...

This is a standard website for your public internet presence. A basic concept for a small company typically comprises 5 to 7 pages, and carries the lowest price tag.

Intranets

Company internal websites restricted to employees and trade partners only...

Most companies have need for a platform on which they can share information with targeted colleagues or trading partners. It is basically an ID and password protected website.

Management Systems

Database-driven websites provide high flexibility and control

Keeping track and history of products and services is a rewarding task, made easy with a powerful database engine and tailored user interface. Requio employs PHP/MySQL.



Web Hosting

Your website needs a hosting company for a domain and storage space.

Requio is not a hosting provider. Clients uncomfortable with providers are welcome to consult about assistance and maintenance. Most providers make signing up easy, though.

Android Applications

Compact applications to support your ideas, products and services...

Either as a primary or a secondary promotion tool mobile applications reach out to more people. Requio currently supports Android devices only.

Programming

HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery...

Requio makes use of modern scripting languages and their combinations to produce optimized pages, which can be viewed on nearly all devices, including, of course, mobile.

 

A WEBSITE IS YOUR GATEWAY

examples

Simple mobile websites, database-driven management.

 

Waimak English Seminars

A clutter-free, mobile-friendly bilingual website, plus a fully fledged database-driven Class Management System keeping track of students, class events, statistics, etc. A dedicated section is for class instructors, another for site administrators. Enrollment applications are received from a form on the public sector of the site.

 

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Silicon Technology

An English/Japanese bilingual desktop website for an electronic devices distribution company in Tokyo serving the Japanese market. It connects to a database administering products that the company carries. A password protected members' section is included for moderation of internal data. Maintained by Requio.

 

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Mirolux Products Inc.

This is the simple but effective mobile website for a small successful company in the USA, selling and servicing retro-reflectometers for the traffic safety industry. Simple and straightforward, the web site is made of a single, low-cost page.

 

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SaharaSky Observatory

SaharaSky, the only private astronomical observatory in North Africa is a stargazing hotel located in South Morocco at the foot of the Saharan desert. The mobile-friendly website guides astronomers and 'normal' guests through the hotel and observatory including rental equipment, prices and related information. It also hosts a photo gallery for posting photos taken by hotel guests.

 

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Télescopes-Maroc

A mobile-friendly simple website largely in French for a start-up business with astronomical telescopes, eyepieces and accessories for customers in Morocco. The products are stored in a database and can be displayed sorted by criteriae such as user level or optical system. Detailed information are hidden in collapsed boxes to keep the pages clean with lots of white space.

 

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Valor Solutions

VALOR Solutions Group is a Program & Project Management, Infrastructure & Facilities Planning, plus Professional Consulting & Training firm which maintains a federal contracting presence. This mobile-friendly website showcases Valor's professional, experienced services including testimonials.

 

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Kiddie Canvas Orlando

This is a group of instructors in Florida which hosts and supervises wall painting events for kids to celebrate birthdays and other events. If you are living within a radius of 50 miles from St Cloud then they are the right address for your party. It is a mobile-friendly, single-page animated website with a reservation form. Party bookings are stored in a database in that nobody will be forgotten.

 

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Astronomical Database

This is a publicly shared private project about astronomy essentially consisting of object databases and 3D visualization of planets and moons. Provided for those not looking for numerical data are an astronomy quiz,a planisphere, an event calendar plus a few tools such as a telescope calculator. The pages can be viewed on mobile devices where feasable. User registration is required only for contents that compute data for given locations.

 

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A WEBSITE IS A BUSINESS WORKHORSE

guideline

Practical hints for saving money

Simplicity

Less is More

A simple site is less expensive, easy to navigate and provides quick access to sought information. Most clients wish to maintain their new site in-house without learning website scripting languages, in that a simple structure helps understand where text and images can be edited painlessly.

Actually, all you need for editing a simple website is a text editor, like Notepad or Wordpad that comes with Windows. Maintenance of a complex website is a time-consuming process, while extra time for maintenance is what most companies cannot afford.

Economy

Lower the design fee

  • you have a clear idea / vision / concept of your web site
  • you do not require several design suggestions
  • you provide most photos / illustrations
  • you provide most / all page texts
  • you agree to simple programming allowing easy maintenance by yourself
Design

Not you, your clients must your site

  • Efficient simplicity, device responsive
  • Minimum, better no flash and animation
  • Comprehensively structured contents
  • Abundant white space on pages
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Fast page display
  • Young mood but with authority and gravitas.
  • Not too conservative of seniors.

DON'T STAY LEFT BEHIND

contact

Requio will get back to you within 24 working hours of contact.

Okinawa, Japan

080-6676-1710 (domestic only)

robert@requio.com

Please send an email to the address at the left in case of problems with this mailform.

 

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Responsive Design

The worldwide share of mobile web accesses in 2015 tipped over 30%, in Asia over 40%, both exhibiting growing tendency. 80% of internet users own a smartphone. Google says 61% of users are unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing and 40% visit a competitor's site instead.

Further reading...

Modern web browsers provide a Web Developer section which simulates the viewport of multiple mobile screen configurations. If not found, please resize the window to a narrow width and pull it back to larger sizes. You will see that text and images are scaled while columns are arranged vertically on narrow screens. The menu bar, too, is converted to suit smart phone screens. Responsive design layouts must be simple in order to be responsive on most kind of mobile devices. In turn you will be rewarded with lower cost, a larger audience and better positioning in search results.

This website is an example template of what your final product could look and feel like. It is a simple matter of massaging the content and tweaking the interface.

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Requio-made websites include...

  • Installation and test on client's server
  • Mobile-friendly with a single code and price
  • Search engine-friendly
  • Google webmaster control (combats Google's red screens)
  • Database driven (eg for mailform, access log)
  • Guarantee on programming errors

Optional Services

  • Contents maintenance agreement
  • Brief translations (ENG-GER-JPN)
  • Database management for self-maintenance
  • Mirror server for your site, such as "http://company.requio.com"
  • Regular website backups
  • Access log (IP, browser type, etc.)

Further reading...

Content Management Systems

Requio does not engage with 3rd party CMS, such as the popular Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal packages which consist of tons of files and loads of functions that are not used. Instead, we program 'by hand' thus keeping a website light-weight and add comments to the code to help make self-editing of key slots easy. CMS are favorite targets of hackers. In case of an attack, a hand-made site can be rolled back in minutes while it can take ages to pin-point hacker injections in hundreds of CMS files. A simple website can be easily taken over and understood by another web design company.

Protect your Website

Nothing is more important than having backups. Place a copy of your website files and database on a physically separate server ("mirror"). Your USB stick is safer place for your data than cloud services beyond your control. Keep a history of backups in directories such as "backup_2018-01-23" to enable fast and painless roll-back in case of hacker attacks.

An infected site is often blocked by Google (and other browsers operating in Protection mode) with a red screen informing that your site contains malware therefore dangerous to open. This can affect your business. Via the "Google Webmaster" control Google can be contacted for a re-check after malware removal. However, you will need to locate and remove all malware injections yourself. In such an event, a simple structure with a minimum of files can help save precious time. Requio's website essentially consists of a single code file and a tiny database - no fun for hackers. If your website is entirely made for the public audience confidential matters are not at stake, however, a hacker attack can be a nuisance.

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