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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 / software […]

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

Does My Business Need A Website?

A question that most business owners have asked themselves in the past is “does my business need a website?”. If you’d have asked yourself that question 15 years ago or even 5 years ago the answer would have been dependant on what type of business you were in. Today however, I genuinely cannot think of […]

By |February 10th, 2013|Website design, Websites for local business|0 Comments

What kind of website do I need?

It seems like everyone is all of a sudden “A Web Designer” everybody knows someone down at the pub or a friends brother who can put a website together in exchange for a few quid or a couple of pints. So what is the difference between different web designs? Why pay a web designer to […]

By |December 6th, 2012|Website design, Websites for local business|2 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

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 of […]

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 site […]

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

Google Venice Update – Local Search SEO

Google announced another algorithm update a few weeks ago under the code name Venice. The update is rumoured to include 40 algorithm changes not all of which affect local SEO but none the less that is the biggest news story to come out of the Venice release.

You may have noticed that when you perform a search […]

By |April 11th, 2012|SEO Articles, Website design, Websites for local business|Comments Off on Google Venice Update – Local Search SEO

Websites for Local Business

Websites for local business, something most business owners hadn’t considered before the recession hit. A local business without a website in todays world is like a telephone without a number. It’s sad in a way that progress has changed the way that people shop. Retail parks that stand where our industrial buildings once stood, have […]

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

Free Website Design

Some companies offer free website design
Yes they do, You’re in business I guess? What do the words “Free Website Design” say to you? Exactly! There’s a catch. And the catch just isn’t monetary either.

So there are companies out there who will allow you to design your own website free of charge. Why? Simple really, once […]

By |February 10th, 2012|Website design|Comments Off on Free Website Design

Website design – Less is more

Cast your mind back a few years, can you remember when pretty much every website design had a flash intro with a loading message. You’d have a little text link saying “skip”? Thankfully the web designers trend to flaunt technical prowess has now largely subsided as the big players (and the enlightened) realised that the […]

By |November 10th, 2011|Website design|0 Comments

Common misconceptions about SEO

SEO or to give it its full title Search Engine Optimisation is a term surrounded in mystique. This misconception alone was key when I chose a domain name for this website “Google Wizard”. Just to be clear, I’m not a Wizard, I’m a regular guy who lives in a small town called St Helens somewhere […]

By |June 15th, 2011|SEO Articles|Comments Off on Common misconceptions about SEO

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