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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.

If you have a Cookie Banner on your website, you should read this!

If you have a Cookie Banner on your website, you should read this!

Do you know what a Cookie Banner is? You see them on most websites. They usually appear at the top or the bottom of a website when you first visit it. It will inform you that the website has a Cookie Policy that you have the option to agree to by clicking the OK button. Would you like to know what the best thing you can do... read more »

Are you in the top 1% for what you do?

Are you in the top 1% for what you do?

In surveys, the majority of men consider themselves to be above-average intelligence and above-average drivers. Statistically, that is of course impossible but interesting nonetheless! Two statistics for you: 40% of all the websites in the world are built with WordPress and 64% of all websites built with a CMS. CMS, by the way, stands for Content Management System and means that the website can be... read more »

Macrovegan take a step up to Option 6!

Macrovegan take a step up to Option 6!

Bill and Marlene are simply amazing. They are vegans with more than 70 years of experience between them. They have been on a mission to transform people’s lives through teaching and training. They have seen some of their clients have their lives transformed in ways they would not have thought possible and have built up a loyal following around the world.  Challenges with their previous... read more »

7 seconds is all you get!

7 seconds is all you get!

Grab their attention in those crucial first few seconds! Current analysis suggests that someone visiting your website for the first time will decide whether to stay and explore your website further or leave (never to return) within the first 7 seconds of landing on your home page. That is a sobering thought. It goes some way to explain why websites will often have pop-ups appearing... read more »

15 minutes that could transform your business!

15 minutes that could transform your business!

I had a Zoom call earlier this week with a chap I had met through networking. He had taken advantage of my offer of a 15 minute session to learn about the three things he needed to do to get better rankings with Google. I do not sell SEO, I build websites but I know a lot about what Google is looking for and... read more »

What an Accessibility Audit REALLY is!

What an Accessibility Audit REALLY is!

If you are in Local Government, the Fire Service, the Heritage and Conservation sectors or, in fact any sector that is non-profit and is seen as for the public good, you should read this. UK Government Accessibility Guidelines In 2018, the UK Government published regulations regarding Public Sector Bodies and the accessibility of their websites for people with disabilities. In 2019, The National Association of... read more »

What you see is NOT what you get!

What you see is NOT what you get!

Standards are important When it comes to websites, there are 2 sets of coding standards that should be followed: . One is to do with Coding Standards and one is to do with Accessibility. Both are extremely important to Google. Accessibility is especially important to every publicly-funded body in light of Government guidelines, stipulating that their websites must meet, or at least aim to meet,... read more »

The truth about Templates and your Website!

The truth about Templates and your Website!

If you are talking websites, what does a Template actually do? Well, if you didn’t have one, your website would looks very plain and most likely not work at all! A template controls how the website looks. If you need an Image Gallery, Slideshow etc. you will either use a Plugin to provide the feature or have it coded specifically. If you lack the expertise... read more »

The problem with choosing a website provider...

The problem with choosing a website provider...

... is like buying a car! I know nothing about cars, I can’t even change the oil on mine. When it came to buying my current one (a lovely old Volvo), I asked Simon, a local brilliant mechanic, to look out for one for me. If I didn’t know Simon, I would not know whether one car would be better than another at... read more »

Just do it properly!

Just do it properly!

If you cannot write code yourself but you still want to build websites, what do you do? You buy other people’s code and use that instead. Nothing wrong in that, it is how the vast majority of websites are built. The problem, however, is that when buying other people’s code, you are also buying any coding errors that may be present.  Errors are not the... read more »

Which would you rather spend £2,500 on?

Which would you rather spend £2,500 on?

Let us assume you are a Parish or Town Council. You have to spend £2,500 on one of the following, which would be a better use of that money? 1) An Accessibility Statement which informs disabled visitors to your website of the areas in which your website does not meet their needs 2) A brand new website that fully meets the needs of all the visitors... read more »

Yesterday's presentation and exciting news!

Yesterday's presentation and exciting news!

I really enjoyed giving my 60 min presentation yesterday on Your Website and Google in 2020, thank you so much to everyone who came along! For those who were not able to come along, I have put it up on You Tube, the link to it is in the comments below. I was able to go into more detail than I would normally but even so,... read more »

Everyone has a Why. This is ours.

Everyone has a Why. This is ours.

Celebrating You Clive Loseby Interviewed by Maria Anderson-Contreras https://youtu.be/VAK7qpejFsY Google is Blind. If your website does not work well for blind people, it will not work well for Google. If your website is not accessible you're turning many people away in more ways than one. Clive Loseby is co-founder of Access by Design which is a web company that includes all disabilities and web browsing... read more »

Easy payment scheme now available!

Easy payment scheme now available!

(Please note, in line with good accessibility practice, all links open in the same browser window, please press your browser's Back Button to return to this page) Very challenging times It is incredibly difficult at the moment and will be for some time to come. Nobody knows how long this pandemic will go on for and many people are having to adjust to working from home... read more »

What you DON'T see is what you REALLY get!

What you DON'T see is what you REALLY get!

Anxious times but also an opportunity? The impact from the coronavirus is already being felt by everyone. I can't offer any more advice on staying safe and getting through this very challenging time than is given on a daily basis by many others. In China, the same word is used for both "crisis" and "opportunity" and I wanted to start putting out some content... read more »

Your Website and Google in 60 minutes!

Your Website and Google in 60 minutes!

I am delighted to announce that my Google Tour comes back to Chichester on Tuesday 23rd June. I am going to be speaking at the Chichester Festival of Learning at Chichester College. My slot is 13:30 - 14:30 however it's going to be a packed day, with Ally Berry and Vicky before me and Dawn Shrives after. The Festival runs from Monday 22nd June... read more »