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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.

SEO - Stupidly Expensive Obfuscation!

SEO - Stupidly Expensive Obfuscation!

Yes I know. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation but I decided the above definition was more appropriate in many circumstances! Just in case you are not entirely sure what it actually is about, let me explain: "SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results." Thanks to read more »

Happy Christmas from all of us at Access by Design!

Happy Christmas from all of us at Access by Design!

Clive and the team at Access by Design would like to wish all our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We have got some SERIOUSLY exciting plans for 2020.... read more »

Clive Loseby on Business First TV!

Clive Loseby on Business First TV!

I was over Business First TV's studio last week and had a fantastic experience being interviewed by Tino Da Silva. Tino is passionate about promoting local businesses and Business First TV has been interviewing business owners for a year now. Check out their You Tube channel, there are loads of them! I always relish the opportunity to be interviewed and I found Tino was extremely... read more »

Pollyanna’s Kitchen. Another WooCommerce success!

Pollyanna’s Kitchen. Another WooCommerce success!

It all began in the kitchen!   Pollyanna’s Kitchen is truly a home-grown business. Pollyanna Hutchinson West, the owner, had begun to make chilli condiments in her kitchen a few years ago. She was looking for a website that she could use to promote her products as well as to sell them. At the time, in 2017,  she didn’t have the budget for a full-blown... read more »

Run Your Own Website. Now with WooCommerce!

Run Your Own Website. Now with WooCommerce!

Always seeking innovation We are always looking to innovate as a company. We won the Product Innovation awards in 2015 for being "quick off the mark" in 2011. 2011 was a year of huge changes in website development.  It saw the advent of Responsive Design and HTML5 and we were one of the first companies in the UK to adopt both. Responsive design, by... read more »

Bullied Back to Life. A book that reaches out.

Bullied Back to Life. A book that reaches out.

Why write a book? Graham Harris is an inventor and a successful businessman. He was also, like many of us, the victim of bullying when he was a child. We are all shaped by our life experiences, whether good or bad. Graham wanted to take what he learned from his experiences and use them to help others through writing a book. He wanted to collaborate... read more »

Consult D’Arcy – another

Consult D’Arcy – another "client built" Run Your Own Website goes live!

Background D’Arcy Myers has worked within the charity sector at a senior level for much of his professional life. He had been running a consultancy business for some time, advising charities who are facing managerial challenges. They may have lost their CEO and need someone to step in on a temporary basis, steering the charity whilst recruiting someone to take on the role permanently, or... read more »

The link between Google, local customers and responsive web design

The link between Google, local customers and responsive web design

Independent businesses are thriving in Chichester! Chichester now has over 150 independent shops and cafes as of 2019. According to a survey by Trip Advisor, 52% of UK diners were influenced by website photos and would take into consideration online presence and ability to accept reservations from their mobile phones. Presuming that this ratio of visitors to Chichester will search local restaurants and check out... read more »

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 »