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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.

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 »

How to audit your ecommerce site

How to audit your ecommerce site

Have you taken a look at your ecommerce accessible website lately? With people in the UK spending nearly £1,100 a year on average for online purchases, you need to be certain that your setup is running the right way and is not letting you or your customers down. Much of managing your setup involves ensuring you have a smooth running website that is easy... read more »

The Rise of eCommerce

The Rise of eCommerce

The Internet has seen a revolution in recent years with the introduction of smartphones, meaning that three-quarters of UK consumers are now shopping online as well as or as opposed to in-store. It’s not difficult to see why, either, with sites like eBay, PayPal and Amazon making it quick and easy to compare prices, select a product and have it delivered as soon as... read more »

5 Reasons You Need Your Social Media and Your Website to Get Along

5 Reasons You Need Your Social Media and Your Website to Get Along

Developing the perfect website for your business requires proper utilisation of SEO services. Social media marketing has been described as an ideal way of bringing online traffic to your website. In addition to this, social media links also play other key roles to the development of your personal or business website, as long as it has a responsive accessible website design. Here are 5... read more »

Do You Really Need a Sign Up Sheet On Your Website?

Do You Really Need a Sign Up Sheet On Your Website?

This is a question that most website owners find themselves asking. Basically, sign up sheets work to capture data from your visitors. If you have a lot of traffic to your site, then you should definitely think about putting one on there, especially if you don’t have a long list of email addresses for direct marketing purposes. Whether you choose to put a sign up... read more »

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 »