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June 29th 2017 - Posted by to Website design, Website development

The launch of a new website can be stressful. Over the years we've built up a pre-launch checklist to ensure it goes smoothly.​

March 17th 2017 - Posted by to Domains, Free web advice

Considering how important it is, it often surprises me how many businesses don't actually own their own website domain, and are blissfully unaware of the fact.

A client recently needed to move their website urgently, only to realise that; a) their website domain was officially owned by their original web agency from several years back; b) the web agency had since closed down; and c) none of the people who worked at said agency were contactable.

December 8th 2016 - Posted by to Content, Website Copy

Writing website copy is one of the most common causes of delay in web launches. With that in mind I have put together some advice on how to approach the task so that you end up with great copy and on time.

November 23rd 2016 - Posted by to Google Chrome, Security

Changes being rolled out in the next release of Google Chrome in the New Year mean sites could be tagged to visitors as "insecure". Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to your site.

November 2nd 2016 - Posted by to Digital Marketing, Free web advice, SEO, Social Media, Web design

Got a web design, tech, or digital marketing problem? Would you like a free advice session to get help with it? We're offering an hour of free one-to-one professional web advice at our studio in central Bristol. Give us a shout!

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August 11th 2016 - Posted by to Social Media

Here's 3 quick tips for getting more from your social media; if your activity has lapsed, or you want to start proactively using social media to boost your business profile, take a look at these.

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July 11th 2016 - Posted by to Budgets, Website design

Websites don't need to be expensive - but it really depends what you want.

You can get a cheap second hand car for under £100. And that's fine if you're just using it for occasional convenience and when it breaks down it's not a big deal. But if it's something you depend upon for your livelihood then you will need something a bit more robust.

A little 2nd hand Peugeot 206 is fine if you just want something cheap to run that gets from A to B (most of the time). Not so great for a family holiday with two young kids, as I know from painful experience.

May 31st 2016 - Posted by to CMS, Hosting, Images, Performance

Site speed is now a Google ranking factor (and has been for a while), and a fast site is one that visitors will spend more time on. So it's well worth taking a bit of time to ensure that your site performs well.

In my experience, there's a small number of "gotchas" that cause 95% of slow site issues. Here are the main ones and how you can fix them.

May 12th 2016 - Posted by to E-commerce, Google Analytics, SEO

Your “Money Terms” are the search terms being used by site visitors who convert paying customers – the ones that translate to money earned. How can you find out what they are?

Quite simply, you need to know your “money terms” to be able to target the highest value keywords for your business.

How do you find out what they are?

April 28th 2016 - Posted by to Advice, Mistakes, Website design

What are the big mistakes that you should beware of when reviewing your website? Here's 5 of the most common pitfalls, and how to avoid them.

April 13th 2016 - Posted by to Bristol, Design, Redesign

In my previous post I talked about some of the reasons a new web design might be needed. It begs the question - how often do you need to redesign your site?

In this post I'm asking how often do other businesses update their sites, and how do you know when a redesign is due for your own site?

March 10th 2016 - Posted by to Design, Redesign

With many kinds of marketing material, the trigger for a new web design might be rebranding, new services/business goals or simply changing graphic design trends.

When it comes to websites, the way people actually access, view and use them are very rapidly changing as well.

October 13th 2015 - Posted by to Mobile, Responsive

There are two popular ways that you can make your site "mobile-friendly". Both will result in a site which gets a nice big green tick on Google's "mobile-friendly" test tool - but we can only recommend one of them.

In this article I am going to outline the two most popular methods; what they do, how the differ, the benefits and the disadvantages.

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February 23rd 2012 - Posted by to Accessibility, Legal, RNIB

The RNIB have taken low-cost airline BMI Baby to court over their website, as it is not possible for the blind to book flights through their website - it's a legal requirement that if you offer an online service, it's not provided in a way that is discriminatory.