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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.

Alfa Taxis - a Google success for a truly accessible taxi company!

Alfa Taxis - a Google success for a truly accessible taxi company!

Background Steve Jull owns and runs the Wheelchair Friendly Minibus Company. He specialises in providing  a wheelchair friendly minibus service in the Chichester area. Although, by law, all taxis have to be able to take customers in wheelchairs, it is only usually only possible to accommodate a customer in an electric wheelchair with an adapted minibus, due to the weight of the electric wheelchair. This... read more »

Grants of up £2500 towards a new website no longer available (Chichester Area only)

Grants of up £2500 towards a new website no longer available (Chichester Area only)

*** UPDATE *** The Grant is now closed for future applications until next year.   ******** The Enabling Grant is back! If you are a business in the Chichester area and your website is more than a year old, you may be eligible for a grant of up to £2500 towards the cost of a new one! If you would like to talk to us about how we could... read more »

A client training session with a difference!

A client training session with a difference!

Background I had a fascinating experience last week training one of my clients. Her name is Liz and she is from Nottingham Disabled People’s Movement, a small charity that campaigns and supports people with disabilities in their local community. They approached us last year to build them a website because of our strengths in accessible web design. Their previous website appeared to be coded well... read more »

SEO – read this before you pay someone to do it for you!

SEO – read this before you pay someone to do it for you!

What is SEO? SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the dark art of helping your website get higher rankings in Google. You probably get 50 emails a week from “experts” who are keen help you do just that, for a small affordable fee. Although, like me, you probably delete all such emails, getting your website higher up Google is something that nearly all of us... read more »

Earth Seed to Bloom launch their new website on Valentine’s Day!

Earth Seed to Bloom launch their new website on Valentine’s Day!

A Local Independent Florist Earth Seed to Bloom is a wonderful, independent florist that have been our client for many years. It is owned by Gill Powell-Jones and she has an excellent reputation for creating some simply wonderful floral arrangements. Her previous website was a bespoke design and build, although it was built several years ago. It had a simple ordering system linked to PayPal buttons,... read more »

A testimonial from one of our clients…

A testimonial from one of our clients…

Sarah Rutherford runs Travel England Tours along with her husband Ian. I wrote a case study about them towards the end of last year. Their website was a Run Your Own Website Option 5, which is the perfect solution for people who are looking for a website that is customised to their liking, without having to fund the cost of a entirely bespoke... read more »

Run Your Own Website is Highly Commended in the Observer Business Awards!

Run Your Own Website is Highly Commended in the Observer Business Awards!

I am delighted to announce that our flagship product, Run Your Own Website received the honour of being Highly Commended at the Chichester Observer Business Awards last Friday! We were finalists last year, with only a few sites launched, it was wonderful to be recognised for the progress we have made since then, with over 50 sites launched! It has been a really exciting... read more »

Bernstein in Chichester – another fantastic Run Your Own Website is launched!

Bernstein in Chichester – another fantastic Run Your Own Website is launched!

We love meeting new clients and finding out how we can help them! Our brilliant product, Run Your Own Website, has been live for over 2 years now and is proving to be a simply brilliant vehicle for a diverse range of sole traders, companies, charities and other not for profit organisations. Often we will get enquiries from Google, as we did with... read more »

We are finalists again in the Observer Business Awards!

We are finalists again in the Observer Business Awards!

Access by Design, a web design, Chichester agency are through again! I am absolutely thrilled to announce that, for the second year running, we are finalists in the Observer Business Awards, for Product Innovation. This is for our flagship product, Run Your Own Website! 3 years ago, we won the Award for Product Innovation, for being amongst the first web design companies in the... read more »

Top 20 Google tips #20 - Google won't like Cookie Banners!

In his 20th tip, Clive Loseby from Access by Design looks into his crystal ball…. you heard it here first! If you have enjoyed this series, please do let us know!   *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design and I'm here today to talk about 20 things you need to know about your website and Google in 2017... read more »

Top 20 Google tips  #19 - Google doesn't like popups!

Top 20 Google tips #19 - Google doesn't like popups!

In his 19th tip, Clive Loseby from Access by Design explains why Google doesn't like popups!     *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design, I'm here today to talk about 20 things you need to know about your website and Google in 2017 (& 2018!) No 19 Google does not like pop-ups! Do you like pop-ups? I hate pop-ups! You... read more »

Top 20 Google tips  #18 - Google doesn't like disappearing content!

Top 20 Google tips #18 - Google doesn't like disappearing content!

In his 18th tip, Clive Loseby from Access by Design explains the importance of making sure that you don't remove old content!     *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design I'm here today to talk about 20 things that you need to know about your website and Google in 2017 (& 2018!) No 18: Google does not like disappearing... read more »

Top 20 Google tips  #17 - Google doesn't like it if you get hacked!

Top 20 Google tips #17 - Google doesn't like it if you get hacked!

Top 20 Google tips #17 - Google doesn't like it if you get hacked! *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design. I'm here today to talk about 20 things that you need to know about your website and Google in 2017 (and 2018!) No 17. Google doesn't like it... read more »

Top 20 Google tips #16 - Google cares where you hosted!

Top 20 Google tips #16 - Google cares where you hosted!

In his 16th tip, Clive Loseby from Access by Design explains the importance of making sure your website is hosted in the Country from what you are based! *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design and I'm here today to talk to you about 20 things you need to know about your website and Google in 2017... read more »

Top 20 Google tips  #15 - Do NOT use Google Images!

Top 20 Google tips #15 - Do NOT use Google Images!

In his 15th tip, Clive Loseby from Access by Design explains the importance of only using licensed images and how not doing so cost one of his customers a lot of money!     *** TRANSCRIPT *** Hi I'm Clive Loseby from Access by Design and I'm here today to talk to you about 20 things you need to know about... read more »

Top 20 Google tips  #14 - The truth about SSL

Top 20 Google tips #14 - The truth about SSL

Blog rewritten in light of recent changes Sometimes developments on the internet happy extremely fast. The video is made for this topic is already out of date, so I have decided to drop it and replace it instead with this blog I wrote recently... just imagine I am in front of camera as you read! SSL Certificates. This subject has so much incorrect information, I wanted... read more »