22 Feb

How much does a small business website cost?

Posted by Rob Kendal on 22-Feb-2017 15:57:03

There are largely two camps of people who need a small business website: those starting out and in need of a web presence; and those who need their website refreshing/redesigning in line with new goals, business direction or to keep things up to date.

But just how much should your small business website design cost you? £200 or £20,000? Well it's complicated...We're going to take a look at why web design services cost what they do and how you can get the best value for money.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design

08 Jun

5 tips for improving user experience on your website

Posted by Rob Kendal on 08-Jun-2016 10:53:01

Having a great looking website that really shows off your content, company, products and services is hugely important, but how many websites have you visited that despite doing a great job with the former list, manage to put you off because of a terrible user experience?

You load the site and parts are broken or not working quite right, maybe they're super slow, or even worse they just manage to hide the information you're looking for in some obscure place that's a nightmare to navigate!

By following our the tips in our article, you'll improve your users' experience and help show off your products and services to their best, keeping your visitors coming back for more.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

08 Apr

5 great places to find free images for your website

Posted by Erika Dobson on 08-Apr-2016 11:38:13

Ahh, everyone loves something for nothing don't they? In this article we're going to share some helpful places to find free images for your website, blog or marketing content.

When it comes to using strong images to help during a website redesign, using images for your marketing, be it your website, email campaigns, brochures, or other material, using professionally shot images, or appropriate stock images can make your content shine, give your designs a lift, and take your content to a new level.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Inbound Marketing

28 Jan

Designing a business website: go it alone, or with a digital agency?

Posted by Rob Kendal on 28-Jan-2016 15:47:26

You've identified some good reasons to redesign your business website and you've put a solid plan in place. Great stuff.

Now comes the fun part where your plans, ideas, branding, and digital dreams come to life. But what’s the best way to start the physical design and development work? After all, you need a huge team with lots of graphic designers and developers right? Well, not necessarily.

We're going to explore the different options available to you when designing a business website, be it going it on your own, or employing the help of a creative digital agency.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Guides & Infographics

25 Jan

8 good reasons to start a business website redesign

Posted by Rob Kendal on 25-Jan-2016 15:28:01

Although there is a frightening statistic (from 1and1) that "up to 40% of businesses don't have a website", most businesses do have a website in one form or another. This might be a simple holding page with contact information, or a full-blown, bells and whistles marketing masterpiece.

Whatever your business website's purpose or status, every now and again it’s a good idea to revisit it and explore the possibility of a reworking or complete website redesign. 

However, redesigning your business website can be a costly affair and something that you definitely want to see work for your business once it's complete. To get the best from your website redesign project, it's important to start with a solid reason (or two!) behind the motivation. 

Let's explore eight of our best reasons to redesign your business website and how they affect your ROI.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Lead Generation

22 Jan

How to keep search engine rankings during a website redesign

Posted by Rob Kendal on 22-Jan-2016 08:30:00

Every so often, for a variety of reasons, business' decide to change things up and redesign their website. The problem is, however, that often there are some important aspects that end up overlooked and the end result can end up costing businesses more than they bargained for.

On such aspect is current page value and search engine ranking positions any previous search engine optimisation (SEO) efforts have gained your web pages. 

So, how do you keep search engine rankings flying high during a website redesign? We'll give you our top tips and help you plan your redirect strategy.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Guides & Infographics Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

18 Jan

Introducing our ultimate guide to business website redesign

Posted by Rob Kendal on 18-Jan-2016 14:03:15

January: the month of new starts, changes, and good intentions. 

When it comes to business, some of the more popular resolutions we hear from business owners are amongst the following:

Well, if you're looking into some website redesign for your business website, then have we got a surprise for you! We've been busy compiling our ultimate guide to redesigning your business website and now it's ready for you to download, completely free.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Guides & Infographics

16 Nov

Project management success in web design and creative projects

Posted by Rob Kendal on 16-Nov-2015 14:37:00

Marketing, web design, and other creative projects are always fun to be involved in. They throw up some tough challenges, but they also allow your mind to roam free and explore the far reaches of your imagination to meet your creative targets. 

But how do you achieve project management success in your creative projects? After all, project management, especially within the IT and creative industries is not without its challenges:

  • 45% of projects run over budget
  • almost 10% run over the planned time
  • and up to 56% deliver less value than expected...

The trick to project management success is to set clear, attainable (and SMART) goals but also to plan for change, which is one of the top factors in project failure.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Guides & Infographics

29 Oct

7 inspirational blog designers to help start a business blog

Posted by Erika Dobson on 29-Oct-2015 11:39:00

When it comes to finding useful, inspirational blogs and blog designers, how do you tell the difference between the good and the bad? Below are some of our top choices of the good inspirational blog designers which we recommend you take a look at.

Keeping a blog to a high standard and up-to-date can be very difficult to do, over the years there has been a numerous amount of blogs which have just faded away so this list includes all the most recent and up-to-date blogs that we think are worthy of a read.

Each blog listed below all focus on the concept of both web design and graphic design.

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Inbound Marketing

08 Oct

10 questions to ask your web designer before a website redesign

Posted by Rob Kendal on 08-Oct-2015 10:14:00

A high-quality website (either from scratch or a website redesign) is a vital piece of your overall marketing puzzle and part of a wider lead generation plan, one that should be left in the hands of a capable web professional, be it an experienced freelance designer, or a digital agency, depending on your needs.

However, when it comes to considering a website redesign, or having a website designed and developed, the Internet is a vast place full of all sorts of firms of all shapes and sizes offering to make you a website for anything from a couple of hundred pounds to a few hundred thousand! (try it out: search for 'website redesign Yorkshire').

So how can you be sure that you will get the best website for your budget and ultimately that the company you choose to deliver your website will create something that inspires trust in your customers?

Here are our top 10 questions to ask a website designer, or design agency before you hire them…

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Topics: Website & Graphic Design Guides & Infographics

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