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What is Flat Web Design?

You may have heard the term "flat design" and wondered what it was. Well before I tell you let me confuse you even more. Flat web design is the follow on trend from skeuomorphic web design. Confused? Good! In a nutshell, Skeumorphic design is a term used to describe the period of web design / [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|Website design|0 Comments

Cheap Web Design

I'm often approached by new start or smaller businesses who simply don't have the budget to have a website designed for them. Very often these people resort to using one of the cheap website building tools sold by the cheap hosting companies or worse, they are with 1&1 or similar and have had terrible customer [...]

By | August 10th, 2012|Website design, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Google Engage

Gwiz Web Design St Helens are pleased to announce that we are now members of the Google Engage programme. This initiative is run by Google to educate website owners to the benefits of Google Adwords through agencies who provide web design and SEO services to small and medium size businesses. Despite a large part of [...]

By | July 23rd, 2012|Website design, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Honesty as a marketing tool in Web Design

Web design offers the creative licence to make the smallest business look like a multi national PLC. A good web designer can employ all manner of smoke and mirrors to give any client the image they want, but is this lack of honesty always the best practice? If pushed I'd say the most crucial elements [...]

By | June 29th, 2012|Website design, Websites for local business|1 Comment

One page websites or microsites

What is a Microsite? A Microsite is a small website usually focused on a particular product, service or geographical location. You may have seen car manufacturers use microsites to launch a new model. Usually its a flashy affair full of stunning graphics and snazzy sounds. You'll also notice that its heavily linked from the main [...]

Cookie Law

You may have noticed a huge amount of annoying pop ups on websites that you have visited lately. This is due to the fact that the deadline for complying with the ICO cookie law in the UK was 25th May 2012. The law actually came into effect 12 months ago but the ICO granted a [...]

By | May 29th, 2012|Website design|0 Comments

Website SEO for Local Businesses

Website SEO is a must if your website targets a local area. Search Engine Optimisation is much easier on a local level for the simple reason that there is less competition. To give you an example, a search for "Website SEO" Brings up 440 million search results whereas a local search for "Website SEO Merseyside" [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|SEO Articles, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Why does my business need a blog?

Why your business should blog. Over the past few years Blogging has grabbed the attention of marketing professionals around the world and has become an essential tool for businesses large and small. 'What exactly is a blog?' I hear you ask, well stick around and I'll explain what a blog is, why your business should [...]

By | February 26th, 2012|SEO Articles, Website design, Websites for local business|0 Comments

Contextual Links – What are they?

SEO specialists in the UK and the rest of the World went mad a few years ago on the importance of links. The more links you pointed into a website the higher up the Google results page you would go. For a while this was true but any SEO expert worth his salt knew that [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|SEO Articles|0 Comments

Choosing a Domain Name After The EMD Update

  This original article was published on 15th Jun 2011. Following the recent Exact Match Domain update by Google the article was edited on 5th October 2012 You may already have a domain name, you may just have hit lucky and picked the right one, You may be considering a new website design or simply [...]

By | June 15th, 2011|SEO Articles, Website design|1 Comment

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