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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Why you might need to refresh your website

As a website design business, you would think that our website would be immune from needing to update our look. But you are wrong. As website designers we are always trying to improve our website to make it better, easier to navigate, and more attractive to clients. And as marketing is ever evolving, then so must our website. Read our top 4 signs it might be time to redesign your website: 1. Your...
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Get your business off to a great start in 2018 with a new or refreshed website #NewYearNewWebsite

With 2018 upon us now is a great time to take stock of your website and ask yourself if it is still working as hard for your business as you’d like? Customers like to see that businesses are keeping up with the latest digital trends, if your website feels dated to a customer there’s a big risk they might go elsewhere! Even if you’re not in the market for a full redesign...
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Web design trends: 2018 will be about negative space and typography

In 2018 designers will be making greater and greater use of negative space. Particularly on mobile, speedy, light-weight pages are essential. Flashy, gimmicky design is passé and even images are becoming old-school. Everything on the page is there for one purpose: To increase conversions.  Clean, simplistic page designs were already the in thing in 2017. We’re taking minimalism...
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Grow your business with a responsive, mobile friendly, website

Responsive websites are viewed comfortably on any device available. Users of these websites should not need to resize or pan in order to make sense of the content they view. The need for scrolling should also be reasonable for such a website. Many organisations serve entirely different versions of their websites to users using mobile devices and desktop computers. Why go responsive As many people...
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Keeping your website content up-to-date (or why a CMS helps you run a successful business online)

A website that is current and has everything that the visitor is looking for is bound to achieve success in terms of popularity and search engine ranking. This is the reason why businesses that take their online presence seriously, and invest in highly professional and result oriented website design that yields them amazing results in the beginning. However, every organisation grows over the...
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What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

First, a little history. In the beginning, there was plain old HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) which is the language used to create web pages. Next, there was CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which gave developers a way to format all the pages in a website with one file so that the look and feel was consistent from page to page. Finally, there was the ability to connect these together through a...
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Internet Explorer, no longer a “current” browser as Microsoft cuts off support

Following Microsoft withdrawing support for Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 at the start of 2016 and switching to a "security only" update model for Internet Explorer 11 (with no functionality issues being considered for fixes if the issue had already been resolved in Microsoft Edge) we are calling time on Internet Explorer as a "current" browser. With support from...
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How we cut Drupal website load time by 66% using a content delivery network

We're always trying out new ways to speed up websites to improve user experience and help to reduce waiting times for visitors (and improve conversion and reduce visitor bounce rate) so last week we set up our own website to use a content delivery network (or CDN for short). We wanted to see if using a CDN was really making a difference to the speed of our website so we carried out a little...
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Wordpress, SEO and All its Benefits

WordPress, SEO and All its Benefits

Wordpress is used as the CMS of choice for millions of websites worldwide. Its powerful performance and ease of use make it an attractive choice for webmasters. An important factor in all websites is how to implement on-site Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). With Wordpress, best-practice SEO is as easy as it will ever be. Out of the box, a fresh Wordpress install will give you access to various...
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