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Take a look at the late-2019 edition of our Digital Marketing Portfolio

It's been a busy year so far for our web design and development team, with projects ranging from simple small business brochure websites to bespoke e-commerce websites. We're big fans of printed materials to complement digital marketing methods so we've put together a booklet showing some of the great projects we've been working on - you can download a digital copy or if you like something more...
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New mobile-first website designed for Fixed Locally PC & Laptop Repair

Having designed the previous brochure-style website for Fixed Locally owner Steve the continued growth of the business meant that the site outgrew its humble beginnings. The new website featured a design refresh plus the addition of new features and some content changes to give the site an SEO boost. Find out more in the Fixed Locally case study. Visit Fixed Locally
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Why do I need a Business Website?

If you operate a business and you don’t have a website yet, you should really consider getting one. Why should you have a business website? The truth of the matter is that you can’t afford not to have one. Your business website can help you generate more clients throughout all aspects of the customer acquisition cycle, such as when a prospective client: Performs a broad internet search for...
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New website launched for Swindon’s Painting & Decorating Contractors

Painting and Decorating Contractors Ltd (PDC) needed to replace their aging Joomla! based website with something a bit easier to manage, and needed a new look to match their updated branding - we proposed a replacement site built with WordPress to allow easy management of the site content, image galleries of their past projects, and keep their website software up to date and secure. Find out more...
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New website launched for SP1 Bookkeeping in Salisbury

We were approached by Tony at SP1 Bookkeeping to give his website a professional touch. Tony had put together a basic homepage for his website but wanted guidance on the best way to mix promoting his bookkeeping business with making sure that his website was easy to use and on the money (pun intended) from a technical perspective. We used WordPress and Elementor Pro to put together an easy to...
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Leading by example, some SEO & design changes to our blog

You may have noticed if you're a regular visitor to the O'Brien Media Insider blog, that we've made some minor changes. All in the name of SEO (search engine optimisation) and usability. As some background, Google hates duplicate content, and while they make allowances for some duplicate content that is a natural byproduct of blogging it's best to keep duplicates to a minimum‏. No more blog...
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Two new site launches for June – Azone Storage and Morley&Co

June was a busy time for us, with two new business website launches, for Azone Storage, and for Morley&Co Certified Chartered Accountants. Both based in Swindon, Azone, and Morley&Co chose O'Brien Media for their new websites primarily because of our reputation for delivering high-quality websites at affordable prices. Azone Storage Azone Storage have been an O'Brien Media customers for...
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What are Dark Patterns and what do they have to do with websites?

Dark Patterns: Then and Now Dark patterns have been around for as long as we can remember; they aren’t limited to websites and apps, but the term "Dark Pattern" is quite new, coined by Harry Brignull in 2010. An age-old Dark Pattern example For example, some credit card statements boast a 0% balance transfer but don’t make it clear that the percentage will shoot up to a much higher number...
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Has your business been left with a half-finished website?

We’ve picked up a number of new clients recently who have had a website half-built by other web development agencies that have then become unresponsive, leaving our clients in the lurch. Unfortunately, this is all too common, but why does it happen and what can be done about it? There are cowboys in every industry, and web design is one of them. However a lot of the time this happens it’s...
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This list of signs it’s time for a new website will blow your mind

Every business needs an effective website. It is the hub of all of your online marketing activities. Without an effective website, you will never see significant results from any online advertising campaign. This list of signs that it’s time for a new website design will blow your mind. 1. Your website design is not generating revenue, sales or leads Your website is not generating any...
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