Beginners Guide: Responsive web Design

Why Responsive Web Design in 2018

Beginners Guide: Responsive Web Design If you grew up with the internet or were around a bit before it became mainstream. It might be hard to keep track of the continuing changes to website design, internet trends, apps all that good stuff. Responsive web design has become vital in the last few years since smartphones and tablets, in particular, have begun to dominate the market. This produced a headache for website owners who had created their websites in the 90s. the early 2000s or even early this decade! These websites simply weren’t designed with mobile devices in mind. Remember phones didn’t use to be this smart! To combat this, web developers started designing with responsive column based design, so the website could reshape for any device. This is how the term ‘responsive web design‘ came into being.   Why is Responsive web design so important? Having responsive web design is recommended …

How will GDPR compliance affect my online business?

GDPR compliance

First off before the general data protection regulation or GDPR for short, sounds too intimidating it’s essentially a revamp of the data protection act of 1995. It’s also regularising and combining multiple agencies into one to ensure European citizens have better online rights. Much of the current guidelines are similar to the data protection act of 1995, the difference? Now you’re much more likely to be fined huge amounts of money (€20m or 2-4% of global business turnover) if you don’t comply or have a system in place for managing your data appropriately. If you want to read the actual law – click here for an 88-page document! When does the GDPR come into effect? The GDPR is being enforced from May 25th, 2018. This gives you 5 months from now to really ensure you’re ready & not going to receive any surprise fines in the post. We incorporate privacy policies into our …

Basic SEO Requirements for Success in 2019 – Updated

Basic website SEO edits for 2018

Basic website SEO Requirements & how to improve your ranking Domain Authority Domain authority is often overlooked or overbought into depending on what way you look at it. Cheap, quick fix SEO companies which no doubt fill your email spam boxes promising the moon and back with next day delivery, often buy in too much. Domain authority means other websites link to your website as a reference or authority in the subject area. The domain authority of the website linking to your website will also affect the ‘boost’ your website receives when linked to ie a council/government website linking to your site will provide a much larger boost than a local blogger with little traffic. Sharing the same or similar industries also plays an important role. I.e if a textile recycler linked to this website – a web design company – the benefit would be minuscule compared to if a web hosting …

How to make your website your best employee

How to make your website your best employee

How to make your website your best employee   As business owners managing income & expenses of your business is among the fundamentals of the job. So why is it then many business owners neglect the investment of a good website which will do the job of many employees 24 hours, 7 days a week? A good website will become your best employee The answer is most go for the cheapest option or fail to ensure the right things are being implemented If you ask for a website with the average web designer you’ll get just that – a website. Basically an online brochure for your business. Most commonly I’ve seen clients come across from web designers who’ve designed them a beautiful website but left them with no idea how to edit the various sections of the website to update information, quickly leading to an out of date website as the business …

The Beginners guide to eCommerce – Part 1

E-Commerce beginners guide

Beginners guide to eCommerce Whether you’re intending to turn an E-Commerce business into your full-time job or you’re doing it as a side gig for extra funds, it’s hard to deny it’s an exciting but often stress filled time. This article should help you create a step by step checklist to ensure you avoid common pitfalls. This list is useful to those thinking of venturing into the E-Commerce world, those just starting off and even those who have already established an online business but are looking to expand further. Believe in yourself – Believe in your product – Have a budget – Be ready for any eventuality. This article is necessary because unless you have created an absolute necessity in a market devoid of competitors ( good luck with that ) – you will need careful planning to appeal to your market, a good advertising strategy and a great visual …