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A summary of the best web design trends for 2019

Let’s look at the possible web design trends for 2019. At the start of the New Year it’s natural to look critically at your website and branding and pick from the following options: Does my website need a full update encompassing content, layout and features? Will the website benefit from some minor adjustments to the […]

Why and when you need a website redesign

Over time the lovely website design that has served you so well will start looking a little jaded. Changes in technology, user behaviour and colour fashions will make you look critically at your web design and plan either a complete overhaul or tweaks to the layout or features. The rise of mobile and responsive web […]

Web design also means engaging your visitors with interactive content

From a web design perspective, many of the world’s most visited websites (https://www.alexa.com/topsites) are rather dull. Websites such as Google, You Tube, Facebook and Amazon are not shining examples of award winning web design but they have other obvious attributes. Here is the current top ten for the UK: Google.co.uk – Enables users to search […]

Five e-commerce web design trends for 2018

The relationship between E-commerce and web design is often awkward. From the early days of Amazon, where the term ‘web design’ was at best loosely applied to the most basic of layouts to the over-designed insanity of ill-fated boo.com (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo.com), e-commerce web design has always struggled to get the credit it deserves. The only key […]

Web design versus SEO part 1 – resolving the conflict

Whenever you commission a new website design various stakeholders will be pushing for particular features or content. This is part and parcel of the planning stage of web design. Two needlessly conflicting areas are balancing good web design versus SEO (search engine optimisation). There is no doubt that a graphic designer without much web experience […]

5 key web design issues business owners need to know

If you are a business owner considering a new web design, there are many issues that you need to know. Getting a new web design is an exciting time for any business but you should be involved. The level of your involvement depends on how much time you can spare and how much you trust […]

Google Chrome to mark some non HTTPS web pages as insecure

Most savvy web users know to look for the secure padlock icon (or the web address changing to HTTPS) when they are submitting private information. These are called secure pages which encrypt the information when it is sent so the information cannot be stolen by hackers. Google is encouraging website owners to make more use […]

Five scary things your web designer can say to you this Halloween

As it’s Halloween, let’s delve into the darker side of web design and reveal our top 5 scariest things your web designer can say to you. We have put these in roughly descending order, but to us they’re all quite scary. When faced with this type of statement don’t split up and search for clues […]

A guide to testing website user experience and first impressions

When you design or write a brief for a new website design it’s very easy to forget the user. It’s difficult to test website user experience, it’s very easy to get sidetracked by your own views on colour schemes, branding and other features. The most important stakeholders in any new web design or enhancement to […]

5 key questions to ask when choosing your web design company

There are many factors that should  influence you when choosing your web design company. It’s a big investment of resource both in direct costs and time so choose wisely. Also most businesses rely on their website both to portray the right professional image and promote services directly to customers. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be […]

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