Website Design

SEO Is Very Much Alive

When I started designing websites nobody ever asked me about search engine optimisation. None of my clients had heard of it. Back then the internet lived in a big box on your desk, and most people outside of big tech companies just used it... Read More

Pricing Website Design Projects

Setting your prices correctly is crucial to any business. It’s not just about making a profit, or getting customers in through your door. It’s about getting the relationship with your customers right from day one. When I have a plumbing problem in my home... Read More

Cheap As Chips Websites

Firstly this post is not to drum up business!  It’s about how website companies scare clients off with tech speak and confusing price models.  I have designed and developed websites for a wide range of budgets and to be honest, for lower budgets, I usually... Read More

How to Choose the Right Domain Name

How to Choose the Right Domain Name

People worry endlessly at the start of a project about what their website or domain name should be.  Should it be something like “johnsplumbing.com” or should it be a more of a branded name “pipesRus.com”.  I have had customers spend weeks going back and... Read More

How Much Will My Website Cost?

How Much Will My Website Cost?

A solid percentage of our business comprises of people visiting our website filling out a contact form and asking “How much for a website?”. I never did any research into what other website companies charged but a few weeks back I sent out emails to over... Read More

Are You Scaring Your Website Visitors Away?

Are You Scaring Your Website Visitors Away?

User experience in website design is a concept that has many dimensions, and it incorporates a bunch of different disciplines that include design, information architecture, visual design, usability and human-computer interaction. These concepts might befuddle some of us, but these days it is studied... Read More

Make That Bit Blue

Near the end of a design phase I have conversations with our customers that are triggered by questions like this: Can you make that bit darker? Could you change the colour of the navigation a little bit? Can you put my Facebook logo a bit more to... Read More