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Does WordPress Maintenance Matter?

“Using WordPress to Manage Your Website’s Content is a Good Choice, But it needs looking after”

Depending on your requirements, using WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS) for your website is a good choice for many. However. poor maintenance could lead to major issues for your website.

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How to Use Animation on Your Website

“The Excessive Use of animation on many websites results in a horrible experience for many Website visitors”

Perhaps you’ve been actively encouraged to include ‘showy’ animation on your website – it is an easy sell? It’s natural that you might be initially impressed by a web designer showing all these wonderful animated ‘slides’ and ‘fades’ you could have on your site. Dare we say, with that sales-pitch you might be more inclined to use their services?

What you might be less aware of – is how excessive animation can have a enormous detrimental effect on your website.

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Improve Your Image

“Images On Your Website Are Hugely Impactful, So Don’t Spoil It By Using Poor Quality Ones”

As visual beings, we’re naturally drawn to the imagery (photos, graphics) we see on websites – whether they’re good quality images or not. And like we would when confronted with ‘poor quality writing’, we instinctively make a ‘judgement’ on poor images too. Unprofessional?

Now there may be occasions when you have no choice, but it’s actually better to offer no image at all, if the only alternative is to offer a poor quality one.

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Is Your Website Easy to Navigate?

“Don’t frustrate your Website’s Visitors: How to make it easy for people to find what they want on your website”

‘Website Navigation’ is a term used to encompass the simple idea of how visitors are able to find the things they are looking for on your website. In the context of ‘good’ web design, it’s about how to make this task as easy as possible for those using your website. The User Experience (UX).

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Why is Bespoke Better?

“What are the benefits of having a Custom built website?”

Do you consider your organisation to be unique? Do you have a custom logo, or did you just grab a pre-built, generic logo and put your name under it? How about your colour-scheme; just casually selected, with little thought?

What about your writing style, does it have a particular tone? It’s likely, in all these cases, you’re already doing things bespoke? But why? Because bespoke is better.

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‘GetaWebsite’ Updated

“World renowned and Much loved Website”

We’ve given our sister website ‘GetaWebsite‘ a major overhaul, both in terms of design and content. This website has been available for over a decade and has proved very popular. However, we must admit we’ve neglected it somewhat in recent years.

But not anymore – all new, modern advice on how best to get your website up and running. Follow best practice and avoid those deep, dark pitfalls.

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Website Usability

“What it is and why it is so important”

When we design websites, usability is always our top priority, above all else. But it’s shocking how many websites we see, where usability hasn’t been given a second thought.

Usability is intrinsic to good web design. If your website’s usability is poor – your website has been poorly designed.

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Professional Web Design?

“We Claim to Be Professional web designers, but what does that mean exactly?”

Yes, it’s true, anyone can open up a Graphic Design program (Photoshop), learn some basic HTML and call themselves a ‘Web Designer’. But in reality it’s just a tiny bit more complicated than that …

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Web Design Planning

“attempt to develop a website without Proper pre-design planning : your website is almost certainly doomed to fail”

We wouldn’t even consider producing a website for you without first having a complete understanding of your central aims (Project Objectives & Requirements), and who the website is for : your target audience.

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Website Graphical User Interface (GUI)

“Your Website’s Visual Design – Does It Enhance Or Hinder?”

Like it or not, the way your website looks is extremely important. Scientific research has shown that, even before a single word of text is read, the first ‘impression’ the website visitor gets, is entirely a visual one.