Why we love Elementor!

Here at O’Brien Media, we use Elementor to help build our websites. The ease of use allows users to make their own changes to their website, which is something that is really important to us!  This blog post will go through some of the reasons (there is a lot!) why we think Elementor is awesome and why you should too! Drag and Drop Editor With Elementor, the great visual Drag and Drop Editor...
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What’s the Difference: Web Designer vs Web Developer

Despite the similar names, there are some major differences between these roles. From the tasks they focus on daily to the overall value they add to a project, web designers and web developers play very distinct roles. The Role of a Web Designer Web designers have a varied set of tasks and responsibilities. However, a designer’s role revolves around creating the layout and visual aspects of a...
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Goodbye 2020. Hello Pantone Colors of the Year 2021

The Color of the Year 2021 is out, and we are here for it. This time around, we have two colors- Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Together, they convey a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting- and we all could use some of it in 2021. Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute chooses the Pantone Color of the Year. It is a benchmark for the whole creative...
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Why use a web designer (in Swindon) over a DIY web builder

One of the questions we’re regularly asked when engaging in new projects is what makes us different from so-called “website builders” – web-based software that allow you to create your own website yourself.  What sets O’Brien Media apart?  Why spend the extra money (we don’t deny that yes, we may well be more expensive).  The O’Brien Media ethos When O’Brien Media takes on...
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What is a landing page and why you should be using them on your website in 2020

In today's digital day and age, search engines are a great tool for boosting your e-commerce website's online visibility and brand reputation. Online visibility also helps improve click-through rates, which are equally key for securing high conversion metrics for your business. Landing pages are often the first impression customers get when they visit your website, so there can't be much room for...
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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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