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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.

Social Media – How does it affect SEO?

Social Media – How does it affect SEO?

Social media is used by millions of people worldwide each and every day. No matter if you run a small business or a large corporation you run the risk of missing out on a huge target audience if you fail to include social media in your online marketing strategy. Including social media in your online marketing campaign can help you to reach millions of potential... read more »

An amazing case study about Google loves our websites!

An amazing case study about Google loves our websites!

Windrush Holidays is one of our many resounding success stories. Run by Andy and Margaret Stevens, they provide both sales and lettings services for their clients in the UK, Europe and further afield. They had always been frustrated by not having a website that would enable them to fully manage their business effectively. To them, this meant, amongst other things, a website where they... read more »

Why Blog?

Why Blog?

Blogging isn’t just for young hipster types who are travelling or raving about the latest game or make-up. Adding a regular blog to your company website can have many benefits, including an increased SEO and a larger audience. Including a regular blog on your website can help to keep your existing clients informed and updated and also help you to reach out to potential new... read more »

Case Study – Vetlab Supplies Ltd

Case Study – Vetlab Supplies Ltd

As a follow up to my last post on what Google is looking for, here is a case study about how it is actually worked in practice for one of our clients and literally turned around their business! Vetlab Supplies Ltd supply consumables, diagnostic test kits and equipment to veterinary laboratories, mostly in the UK. It is a business to business operation; they do not... read more »

5 things Google is looking for right now...

5 things Google is looking for right now...

I have been giving a series of presentations recently, on what Google is looking for in 2015. In case you did not see them, here are the most important points about how your website should be built: Mobile-friendly. Actually, not just mobile-friendly. You need to be tablet-friendly as well. It is called responsive design and we have been doing is since it came about, nearly 5... read more »

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 »

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