Archives: April 2013

Future-Proofing Your Web Design

It’s a simple fact: none of us want an out-of-date website design… It’s the stuff of every MD’s nightmares. A potential customer walks into your showroom, office or business meeting, and upon taking a quick look around immediately decides that you are not going to be able to meet their needs. They walk out of

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Should I Use Pay-Per-Click Advertising?

As a website design company we are in a privileged position that we take very seriously; our clients trust us to help them find the best web design solutions for their business. This involves designing and developing websites, but also developing ongoing content-writing, SEO and PPC strategies. What is PPC? In a nutshell, Pay-Per-Click advertising

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Web Design: Telling Your Story

They say that every picture tells a story. However, you might not have realised that so does every web design… It can be easy to forget that stories are extremely powerful. They capture our attention, play with our emotions and lodge themselves in our memory more effectively than almost every other kind of information. We

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Instagram: Evolving Under Facebook

Instagram, that must-have photo-sharing app for creatives and foodies everywhere, has continued to grow at an impressive rate in recent months. It’s now a year since Facebook announced their plans to purchase Instagram for an estimated $1billion . This was a remarkable figure for a relatively low-key startup with 8 members of staff and no

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It’s 2013… Why Would I Want to Hire a Web Designer? (part 2 of 2)

In Monday’s article we shared 3 reasons why designing your own website isn’t necessarily as good a web design solution as it might sound. Here are 5 more areas to consider: 4. E-Commerce For many businesses, having an online retail presence is essential. This means that their website design must include the capacity to advertise

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Video Hosting: What Are My Options?

Video can be a key ingredient in successful web design. It provides an unrivalled level of interaction with viewers, and is increasingly seen as a necessary component when planning a new website design. In fact, some businesses are so taken with the power of video that they focus their web design around it, meaning that

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It’s 2013… Why Would I Want to Hire a Web Designer? (part 1 of 2)

How you would respond to the following statement: “It’s 2013, we are the internet generation and there are more design-and-build-your-own-website packages than ever before. Why would I want to hire a web designer?” It’s clearly a powerful argument. In response to the growing need for website design packages it has become easier than ever to

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SEO for E-Commerce Websites

Quite simply, E-Commerce allows businesses of all shapes and sizes to sell their products through their website. This integrated solution has given businesses the ability to quickly and easily add an online shopping facility to their existing retail business. It’s also allowed a myriad of online businesses to develop, from the ubiquitous Amazon to those

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The Future of Responsive Web Design

The importance of responsive web design just keeps on growing. With sales of tablets increasingly rapidly, not to mention smartphones, the implications for web designers are significant. With almost 50% of us now browsing the internet whilst on the move, it’s clear that responsive website design is going to become an increasingly common (and necessary)

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Web Design: Evolution or Revolution?

It can sometimes feel like web designers are walking along the narrowest of tightropes… Lean too far to your artistic left, and you’ll be at risk of creating stunning, abstract website designs which are undeniably beautiful but are simply too complex for the average site visitor to appreciate. Lean too far to your functional right,

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