You may have noticed a number of cookie consent messages like this when browsing the Web recently: You can’t miss them when browsing sites on your phone… What’s going on?? Have we been invaded by Cookie Monster? Well, no. It’s all in the interest of privacy and transparency. In this post I’ll attempt to answer… Continue Reading Cookie Consent Messages And Privacy: What You Need To Know
Should you hire a freelance web designer or agency? The question is nearly as old as the web itself. Most businesses can only take on so many employees to handle common business tasks such as accounting, admin and sales. But what happens when you need a website and find that your staff can’t help? You… Continue Reading Web Design: Should You Hire A Freelancer Or Agency?
A guest post by Gareth Simpson. Having a website that covers the SEO basics and is primed for future improvements should be your digital goal. You don’t want to be wasting digital budget on things that other websites do out-of-the-box. It’s important that SEO is factored into the site’s development, and that the future of… Continue Reading 11 Dos and Don’ts for an SEO Friendly Website
I’ve had a couple of people in contact with me lately who have been moving host. They’ve been bamboozled by the technical terms, jargon and acronyms used in the web hosting world. So I’ve put together a guide on some of the terminology used. My aim is to help you with understanding domains and web… Continue Reading A Guide To Understanding Domains and Web Hosting Better
You may have noticed a small change on this website this week. I have an extra letter “s” in the address bar! It took me a few hours to do this. Why did I bother? Read on to find out: What is HTTPS? What is SSL? Why do all websites need SSL now? How much… Continue Reading Why I Moved My Site From HTTP to HTTPS – And You Should Too
I was contacted this week by one of my clients, Jan Southern, with a strange problem. She’d just updated her site and added large hero images to some pages. Some white text was overlaid on the images, including her phone number. The issue was that the phone number didn’t show up properly on iPad and iPhone.… Continue Reading The Amazing Disappearing & Reappearing Website Phone Numbers!
The other day, I went to help my mum complete a transaction online. The objective was simple: buy an event ticket. It turned out to be far more complex than I imagined, and I soon ended up as frustrated as she did. Here’s my list of what went wrong, and how it could have been… Continue Reading How To Design A Frustrating Online Store Experience
Design is constantly changing and evolving as new trends come and go yearly. That couldn’t be more true in the web design field where the ease of sharing and iterating makes design change move exponentially faster. Every year it’s fun to take a look at what happened with design in the previous year, and what’s… Continue Reading 8 Current and Emerging Design Trends For 2016
This post has been brewing for a little while now, and a conversation earlier this week with a fellow industry professional inspired me to write it. (Thanks, Mike!) A simple equation: More investment = a better end result As in many things in life, you get what you pay for. If you bought a suit… Continue Reading Why You Can’t Get The Best Website For £500
If you’re looking for shareable content for your website which can go viral, check out Riddle. It allows you to create free surveys, polls and quizzes for your website, known as Riddles. This kind of content is insanely popular – you only need to visit a site like BuzzFeed to see how much it’s shared… Continue Reading How To Create Great Viral Quizzes With Riddle