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Like to keep up with the latest news about web design? We regularly write about the latest trends in website design, SEO and Social Media. We also give tips and hints about how to make the most of your business website online. Take a read through our website design blog for more web design stories of what is happening around the world.

Run your own website!

Run your own website!

As an award-winning web design Chichester company, we only build bespoke websites and never use templates. However, the cost factor does mean that we are sometimes out of the price range of some businesses, particularly Sole Traders and Start Ups. We developed a low cost product some years ago, called Website Lite. This can be found by following this link.... read more »

My emails aren’t getting through!

My emails aren’t getting through!

Some companies (and some District Councils) have started to get extremely fussy about where emails come from. At Access by Design, the Premium Web Design Chichester company, this has never been an issue, as we have a separate mail relay with CXS Host, the fab company who looks after our servers. This means that emails get sent from a different location to our dedicated... read more »

So, what do I think of Windows 10?

So, what do I think of Windows 10?

Many people are being upgraded automatically to Windows 10. Here's how it impacted on two of my clients. My first client is a clerk for a local parish council. She rang the yesterday as she was getting errors when trying to send emails. She used Outlook, which is part of Microsoft Office. Office is one of the most widely used pieces of software amongst PC... read more »

Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility

When you hear the word Accessibility, what comes to your mind? Disabled toilets, ramps into buildings, lifts instead of staircases? Loop systems for the Deaf? Guide dogs, Blue Badges, walking frames, all sorts of different images may come to your mind. You will probably have heard of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), as it has been around for nearly 20 years and, if you are... read more »

Access by Design win an award for Product Innovation!

Access by Design win an award for Product Innovation!

We were simply delighted to receive the Product Innovation Award last Friday at the Observer Business Awards, held at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Arundel. As always, the competition was strong and it was wonderful to be recognised for our main product: Responsive Accessible Website Design! The category was sponsored by Spofforths of Chichester and Ian Burrows can be seen on the left of the... read more »

What Colour Scheme is Best for My Website?

What Colour Scheme is Best for My Website?

Your website is in its most basic terms a public online resume for potential clientele, and that being said it is vital that your website outshines your competitors. Creating a responsive accessible design for your website is key and content is obviously important but what colour scheme you choose will likely also determine if your site visitors will take the time to view it.... read more »

We're at the Portsmouth Business Expo Today!

We're at the Portsmouth Business Expo Today!

We are delighted to be exhibiting at the Portsmouth Business Expo today, come along to the Pyramids Centre today in Southsea. We're at Stand 25! The exhibition is open 10:00-16:00, do come over and say hello! Full details can be found by following this link.  read more »

Google update to officially confirm that non responsive websites are out of the game!

Google update to officially confirm that non responsive websites are out of the game!

Google has announced in one of its latest blogs that mobile usability will be a ranking factor in its search results as of 21st April 2015. This means that if you do not have a responsive website, your competitors that do will be higher up on the search engine's rankings - which means more business for them! To read the full blog by Google,... read more »

Hot New Web Design Trends in 2015

Hot New Web Design Trends in 2015

Every year web design in sussex changes and grows, and one can only assume the best is still yet to come. Older design principles are still being used in responsive web design, but there are new and exciting things on the horizon. Let us discuss just a few of the predicted new trends that are likely to emerge throughout the coming year. Digital-First Bonding More so... read more »

Access by Design are Finalists for this year's Observer and Gazette Business Awards!

Access by Design are Finalists for this year's Observer and Gazette Business Awards!

We are delighted to announce that this web design, Chichester based company, Access by Design have been shortlisted in the categories of Innovation and Small Business at the Observer and Gazette Business Awards. We would like to publicly say a huge thank you to everyone that voted for us over the last couple months and we are very grateful to the judges for this recognition... read more »

How to get your web designer to understand what you want

How to get your web designer to understand what you want

Planning a new website, whether that’s an overhaul of an existing web design in Sussex or a brand new venture, can seem like a mammoth task. It’s important to get it exactly right – and with so many companies offering free websites to build yourself or cheap, low specification sites it’s tempting to impulse buy just to put a tick in the ‘website’ box.... read more »

How to audit your ecommerce site

How to audit your ecommerce site

Have you taken a look at your ecommerce accessible website lately? With people in the UK spending nearly £1,100 a year on average for online purchases, you need to be certain that your setup is running the right way and is not letting you or your customers down. Much of managing your setup involves ensuring you have a smooth running website that is easy... read more »

The Rise of eCommerce

The Rise of eCommerce

The Internet has seen a revolution in recent years with the introduction of smartphones, meaning that three-quarters of UK consumers are now shopping online as well as or as opposed to in-store. It’s not difficult to see why, either, with sites like eBay, PayPal and Amazon making it quick and easy to compare prices, select a product and have it delivered as soon as... read more »

5 Reasons You Need Your Social Media and Your Website to Get Along

5 Reasons You Need Your Social Media and Your Website to Get Along

Developing the perfect website for your business requires proper utilisation of SEO services. Social media marketing has been described as an ideal way of bringing online traffic to your website. In addition to this, social media links also play other key roles to the development of your personal or business website, as long as it has a responsive accessible website design. Here are 5... read more »

Do You Really Need a Sign Up Sheet On Your Website?

Do You Really Need a Sign Up Sheet On Your Website?

This is a question that most website owners find themselves asking. Basically, sign up sheets work to capture data from your visitors. If you have a lot of traffic to your site, then you should definitely think about putting one on there, especially if you don’t have a long list of email addresses for direct marketing purposes. Whether you choose to put a sign up... read more »

The Importance Of A Responsive Website

The Importance Of A Responsive Website

Tablets and smartphones have transformed the typical approach towards user experience and accessible website design. Before the vast proliferation of mobile devices with sophisticated web-browsing abilities, web designers only had one main challenge to keep in mind - keeping an identical feel and look of their sites in the different desktop browsers. These days, interacting with web pages on tablets and smartphones is a whole... read more »

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