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Why the new EU GDPR Regulations are Good News for Both Businesses and Consumers

Whether as a business or a consumer, chances are you’ve had to deal with the past few weeks bombardment of emails and messages all to the tune of “Data law changes” or “Updates to our privacy policy”. These are the new GDPR regulations coming into force and making businesses scramble to maintain their legality.

With fines of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is higher, on the table, these new rules are no small thing. Those fines could mean going into admin for a smaller business or hundreds of millions in fines for a multinational.

You might sniff and mutter something about Brexit, but beyond the faff of affirming your membership to a favourite mailing list, or the potential cost of implementing regulation-compliant procedures for your business, this is actually a very positive move for web users of all kinds.

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Why Have an E-Commerce Website?

People are using the internet for shopping more than ever these days and surveys have shown that the majority of people say they prefer to shop online, spending an average of 5 hours a week shopping online. If your company is not already offering e-Commerce (short for ‘electric commercial’) then here are just a few

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What is Responsive Web Design?

The phrase ‘responsive design’ tends to get bounced around a lot in web design but do you know what it is and how it can affect and benefit you? In a nutshell, when website designers are creating a responsive website it means that they are creating one that provides optimal viewing and interaction experience, i.e.

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The most common web design mistakes

“Desk 28/8/2009”    Yos C. Wiranata is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Web design is by no means an exact science; there can be different sites using conflicting strategies with similar degrees of success. But there are definitely some design decisions which will hurt a site no matter what the size or reputation of the business

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Web Design: keeping up with the e-Joneses

“Learning Design” by Vanguard Visions is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Web design is an ever-evolving medium; one which can be both creatively fulfilling as well as a powerful tool in the armoury for businesses in growing an online audience. This means that keeping up with the industry is important, because new trends can alter visitor expectations

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Web Industry Goes Through Rough Patch

The web design industry is reportedly going through a rough patch in terms of income this year.  The number of clients has dropped since last year, perhaps due to a variety of different reasons, but web companies in general are finding it harder to secure work. The industry has so much competition these days that

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What Can We Learn from Single-Page Website Design?

In recent years we’ve seen a huge resurgence in the popularity of single-page website design. In the early days of the internet most websites started out as single-page offerings, only to grow and expand over time. In the same way that a small house can only be extended so much before it starts to become

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What is HTML5 Web Design and Why is it so Important?

Browsing the web and using the internet for business and leisure have become a normal part of all of our lives. Unsurprisingly, not many of us really understand just how the internet works, just as many of us aren’t really sure how a petrol engine or television function. It’s certainly not a problem; we can

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User Experience Trends and Best Practice in 2014

A simple but common misconception is that a website exists for its owner. Whilst it’s true that the website is owned and maintained by the owner and that the owner is the primary long-term beneficiary of a successful website design, the website itself exists for its users. This has a huge impact on the way

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Why is Bespoke Website Design Important?

You may be aware that different website design agencies provide very different kinds of service. Whilst some tend to produce more straightforward, template-style websites that are adapted to the needs of the clients, other agencies like ourselves tend to specialise in bespoke website design. The premise of bespoke website design is very simple; we design

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