Month: September 2007

Why Quoakle?

You are probably wondering why the name Quoakle?In September 2006 when the first part of the directory was launched we were using the name Gardening Pixels and were going to follow up with Restaurant Pixels. On the advice of our intellectual property solicitor we started looking for a unique brand name. There were some pretty unusual ideas from Orange custard to Blue pipes to Yoakle...Stoakle...Zoakle. If you live in Gloucestershire you might spot the connection with Oakle Street, a small hamlet west of Gloucester.It was Nigel's sister that came up with the final name we settled on ... QUOAKLE, and the rest is history!

Quoakle Goes Public

It was a year ago this weekend that our team of young Quoaklites (friends of Quoakle) hit the Malvern Autumn Show. Travelling up from Gloucester and all wearing tee shirts sporting the brand new Quoakle logo, the group carried the official banner and received good attention from some of the thousands of visitors to the show.

Quoakle Cards – the Online Business Card

Quoakle cards allow the simple creation of a web page giving your business access to the benefits of an online presence without the difficulties and expense that are associated with web design.Rather than expecting you to be a designer - giving choices of colour and layout - Quoakle cards automatically structure your information into a standard format that is both functional and attractive.These 'Online Business Cards' allow you to have a unique address for your page providing one of the most cost-effective web solutions on the market. A Quoakle card costs just £25 (inc VAT). This price is a one-off payment in accordance with our terms and conditions.Creating a Quoakle card could not be easier.

Quoakle beginnings

Nigel and Mark sitting in front of the computer at Beauchamp House, Churcham, where the inspiration first came for Quoakle in mid-August 2006.The Graphical Directory started with the idea that an imaged-based presentation of information- organised simply on one screen page - could be a new and exciting way of searching for information by connecting quickly and easily with a large number of websites through one click of the mouse.The initial ideas were developed around the setting up of a gardening directory providing links to a wide range of gardening businesses in one county Gloucestershire. Very quickly it was realised that these ideas could be developed across a diverse selection of topics such as restaurants, pets, weddings etc. and also county by county. And so the Graphical Directory was born!