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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.

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 »

Choose responsive website design, while only 11.8% of websites are using it

Choose responsive website design, while only 11.8% of websites are using it

It seems that, these days, many people who talk about web design frequently refer to responsive website design and discuss its merits as increasing numbers of people browse online through smartphones and tablets rather than desktop computers. Given this, you could be excused for thinking that the vast majority of popular websites must now use responsive design - and, indeed, a recent Google poll... read more »

Google is cracking down on non-responsive websites!

Google is cracking down on non-responsive websites!

Find out if your website is responsive to stay in the Google rankings! Higher Google rankings mean more traffic to your website, which means more enquiries for your business. This simple equation is often overlooked by businesses. However we understand how crucial it is for your business to be easily accessed online. We received a message from Google's webmaster tools two days ago in reference to... read more »

What could IBM's new Design Language mean for accessible website design?

What could IBM's new Design Language mean for accessible website design?

The American multinational technology corporation IBM is undoubtedly a highly regarded company. In 2012, it was named by Fortune as one of the most successful US firms in terms of both profits and revenue and it has been responsible for many notable inventions, including the ATM, the floppy diskand Watson artificial intelligence. Hence, the world should surely take notice when the company nicknamed Big... read more »

Why not use accessible website design to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo?

Why not use accessible website design to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo?

What do you know about Waterloo? No, we don't mean the ABBA song or the London railway and tube station; we mean the Battle of Waterloo. This battle took place in what was then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands on 18 June 1815 and saw the Emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte, militarily defeated for the final time before his empire... read more »

2015: a good year to use responsive accessible design for a website about the Magna Carta

2015: a good year to use responsive accessible design for a website about the Magna Carta

Of course, we have no idea if you are already aware about this, but 2015 marks a crucial anniversary relating to the Magna Carta. "What anniversary? The Magna what?" Okay, so if those are the questions that passed through your head just then, there is clearly a need for some explanation. 2015 is the year of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the... read more »

What the iPad's history suggests about responsive website design

What the iPad's history suggests about responsive website design

Five years have now passed since Steve Jobs, then the CEO of Apple, publicly unveiled an intriguing new device called the iPad. It seemed like a giant iPhone, except that it couldn't actually be used as a phone. Apple called it a "tablet". The audience at the event where Jobs showed off the iPad were apparently enthusiastic, but observers elsewhere were more skeptical. Initially,... read more »

SEO Case Study - The Apple Barn, Chichester

SEO Case Study - The Apple Barn, Chichester

The Apple Barn sells vintage furniture just south of Chichester. Here’s a great case study of how we got them on Google! The store is full of beautiful vintage furniture that Pam has bought in and then lovingly restored in her workshop. It is the sort of place that, once you see it, you are just struck by the quality of the furniture she has to... read more »

Tips for making your website's design more environmentally friendly

Tips for making your website's design more environmentally friendly

We reckon that everyone should be encouraged to be more green in their everyday lives. No, wait, put that tin of green paint back where you found it - we meant 'green' in the sense of 'environmentally friendly'. There are several obvious eco-friendly habits that you can get into, like recycling rubbish, switching off lights when they aren't needed and not leaving televisions on... read more »

Website Templates - The Most Well Kept Secret of Web Designers

Website Templates - The Most Well Kept Secret of Web Designers

What are you really paying for? When you look for a website designer you probably look at two main things, the quality of their previous work and the reasonableness of their costs. You might be very impressed with both, their designs look contemporary and visually appealing and they seem to charge a fair rate. But how much did that company really have to do with... read more »

Why a responsive website can help people who travel around the world

Why a responsive website can help people who travel around the world

For many people, travelling to various countries around the globe can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be very demanding. It can be demanding in, for example, how financially expensive – obviously – it is and how much thorough reading and research is necessary, both before and during travel. Naturally, many travellers will look for information that they need by using the... read more »

Access by Design are offering you a free website review!

Access by Design are offering you a free website review!

Why your website may need reviewing… You might be thinking about your marketing strategy for 2015 and we want to take the opportunity to offer you a free website review. We will check firstly if your website is responsive – meaning it is optimised for any screen it is being viewed on – then we will check its accessibility and social media presence. Why is Accessibility... read more »

Tips for helping to shorten your website's loading times

Tips for helping to shorten your website's loading times

Do you have a need for speed? Actually, you probably do even if you don’t currently realise it. That’s because, if you have set up a website for your business in order for it to better compete with other businesses in the same sector, the appeal of that website – and, by extension, the business – could be unnecessarily compromised if it does not... read more »

The frustrations of using a non-responsive website

The frustrations of using a non-responsive website

It is astonishing to think that we are now in 2015, in an age of digital revolution where over 50% of people browsing the web are on a mobile device, yet most websites out there are still do not incorporate responsive design. Smart phones are becoming more and more affordable, with approximately 70% of people in the UK now using one on a daily basis.... read more »

How online health businesses can keep their customers beyond January

How online health businesses can keep their customers beyond January

January has always seemed a very peculiar month. Coming so soon after the excitement of Christmas, it seems to be a month when not much is particularly happening, but many of us rush to boost our health and fitness. It’s got to be due to all the chocolate we have been eating, right? Whatever the actual reasons, many health businesses with their own websites... read more »

Access by Design is moving to the Cloud!

Access by Design is moving to the Cloud!

Why? Our company is growing and the Cloud can provide more security, reliability and more processor power to meet our needs. We have been running our own exclusive, dedicated server for many years and we do not share it with anyone who is not one of our clients. To run dynamic websites requires a lot of power and we have always strived to ensure that... read more »