Web Design

Tips for creating the best website

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 11:50 pm

There are so many elements to consider when designing a website it can be easy to forget some of the basics and this can cost you a large number of customers and therefore potential sales.

Below is a list of a few tips we have come up with to bear in mind when having a website designed and built.

  • Compatibility – Making sure that your website works correctly across all platforms is vital. Not only should it work on the most commonly used browsers but also across mobile devices.
  • Graphics vs text – getting the right balance of images to text is vital. Too much text and the site will look dull and boring and will put people off. Too many images can slow a site down and make it hard to SEO it efficiently.
  • Visual appearance vs functionality – It is possible to make a website that is very functional but also appealing to the eye but this takes a lot of thought and sometimes trial and error to get it right. Testing is vital and it may be necessary to do some A – B testing to find out which version works best.

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Finding a website designer

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 12:10 am

If you are looking to have a website created then you will want to find a good web designer who can create a visual for how your site should look. Web designers vary in price, some charge £30 per hour whilst an agency may charge upwards of £60 per hour.

You may wish to use an off shore designer who is likely to charge less, but you may then have the difficulty with working with someone that lives in a different time zone or may not speak very good English, making it harder to portray exactly what you want and get answers to your questions quickly.

If you are using an agency, you may want to go in and meet with the designer to discuss how you want your site to look. A good designer will also be able to make recommendations to you as to what they believe you should include and how it should be laid out as they will already have experience in this.

 

 

 

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Web design – starting from the end

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

This may sound like a very strange statement, but web design sometimes you need to start at the finished product and work backwards. What this means is you need to consider what the end result needs to be. How should the website look and what functionality is required in order for it to function correctly for your users?

Once you have the answers to these questions you can then start to work backwards to work out how to integrate all of these in to the client’s website design. With web design it often takes a number or changes and tweaks to get it exactly how the client wants it. Once you have all the elements in place, you will need to jig them around until they fit in the correct place and look right on the screen.

Once you have a clear design signed off, you can start the task of developing the website in your chosen format, but be sure to test it all vigorously prior to setting it live.

 

 

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Gaining web design work through networking

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 9:18 pm

Networking is a great way to promote your business and make new business contacts. Many businesses owners attend networking events, some of which are free and some which you either have to pay to attend or you have to be a registered member.

Some networking events are very formal and you will often meet in a hotel conference room or hall venue, whilst others often take place at someone’s house or even in the pub. All types of networking can be great and even if you do not get any direct responses from the networking group, you may find that someone else that has attended passes your details on and so you get an enquiry that way.

With web design you can easily promote your business by showing the other members examples of your work and talking them through the process in basic form, or creating a web page. You should also have a good knowledge of online marketing and explain how they require certain elements to get their website ranked.

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Top web design Mistakes to Avoid At All Cost

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Creating a clean and professional website is one of the greatest hurdles that online businesses face today. Due to the stiff online competition, you should never fail to make a powerful impression with your home page. On the other hand, be careful with whatever you include on your website since some of your actions may instead put your online business in jeopardy. Below are a few simple mistakes that UK website developers advise that you should never expose your website to as much as possible.

Creating a Jumbled Site

Trying to pick the right information from a jumbled website is overly strenuous. For this reason, you ought to make things easier for your clients by being very selective on what to display on your website more so on your home page. Additionally, you should further abridge everything for your clients by arranging your data coherently and in a presentable manner. Avoid jamming your homepage with too much information since this would only create a mess. Moreover, not every piece of information can be represented on your homepage.   (more…)

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4 Tips to Hiring a Web Designer

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Everyone is building a website these days. Some are doing it for fun while others are purely into it for the money. Whatever your reasons may be; If you have asked about web design in Milton Keynes, you probably have heard stories of people who went through horror-like experiences with a web developer. If this has happened to you or if you want to avoid such circumstances; read on. In this article we provide you with the necessary tips to help you and give you the insight you need to make the right decisions as you hire your next web designer. To make it easier for you to grasp, we have outlined the top 4 things to consider look for in a web designer.

Ask

Web design in Milton Keynes is not a new thing. Your problem is finding the right guy and the best way to get a hold of this person is by asking around. Other people who have passed down this road probably know a web designer that is worth it and they will be more than happy to lead you to his direction. If you have nobody to ask, seek the services of search engines or social media websites. A good designer always has the backing of his previous clients. (more…)

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Hiring Web Designers In MK – The Top 3 Benefits

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

Looking to build a new site for your business? Today, a website is literally a must have for businesses. Apart from giving you a competitive edge, it offers an effective way to connect with your target market and establish your brand. When it comes to the web design part, many business owners prefer to hire website designers in Milton Keynes. This is not necessarily because they can’t be able to perform the job, but because of the numerous benefits they stand to gain by having a professional handle the work. Here are some of them.

  1. Are experts

You understand your industry very well. You know what works and what doesn’t, what can bring you more sales and what can’t, and so on. The point is that you’re an expert in that particular industry. Web designers are also the experts in their own industry! They speak, research and do the web. A professional designer will have undergone all the required training to work in the field. Moreover, they stay up to date with trends and advancements in the world of web design by continuously researching, reading blogs and attending seminars, for instance. They will also have vast experience building and designing sites for many different clients. (more…)

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Making your website user friendly

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Websites are ultimately designed to either give information or sell a service or a product. Your target audience may differ depending on what industry you are in, but the main aim should be to make your site easy to use and professional for the end user. We often get a bit carried away with the Search Engine Optimisation of a site that we lose sight of what the customer actually wants. SEO plays a massive part in a websites success, but this needs to be balanced with usability to create a great site. If you are worried that your site has got over complicated, then take a step back, imagine you are a potential customer and try and use the site as if it was the first time you had visited it. If you struggle to do this then maybe find a family member or a friend and ask them to take a look. Sometimes we miss things that are actually fairly obvious. A website is all about balance and at the end of the day if it is not suitable for the visitor, the chances are they will leave.

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Email Marketing Design Tips

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm

One of the most amazing things about e-mail marketing is that you do not have to be an expert to create a good looking campaign. Majority of e-mail marketing service providers provide pre-designed templates for their clients to use. However, with already designed templates, you have a number of design decisions to make for instance the fonts to use, the colours, the size to make the fonts and also the text you should include. The following are some of the best Email marketing design tips you should know.

Include your logo each time in the same location 

It is important to build your brand with every marketing electronic post you send. The best way to do this is by including your logo in all your communications in the same location. You might include it in the header or somewhere within the message. However, do not conceal it completely as this will prevent the reader from seeing it.

Always have the preview pane in mind

A study conducted by Marketing Sherpa shows that 70% of recipients with the ability to read an email through a preview pane actually do. This means that not all of your subscribers do actually read all your mails. Therefore to ensure that they read most if not all your messages, it is essential to include your logo as well as including some enticing information about what is contained in the email in the preview pane. This will get them interested into reading what is contained in your message.

Use colour for emphasis 

Although it is good to use colour in your mails it is important to resist the urge to over use the colours. Use of a lot of colours might make your piece of mail look ugly and unattractive to your subscribers as well as readers. If you want to use colours it is advisable to use your company’s colours; colours that represent your brand. But for emphasis you can use colours that are outside your brand. You can use these unique colours to point out important things in your message for the reader to see, read and understand that particular thing with ease.

Reduce the number of fonts you apply

The recommended fonts to use for the best email marketing design are two fonts. For example you may use standard fonts like Times New Roma, Verdana or Arial. This is because they make it easy for the reader to see and read the contents of your message with ease. If you use or apply fonts that are less common, the computers of your subscribers and recipients might make substitutions that can entirely change the format of your electronic message.

Be precise and concise 

When it comes to proper email marketing design, it is a good idea to always go straight to the point. It is important to point out that most people scan through messages they receive. They rarely give you the opportunity to capture their attention. Therefore if you go round in circles and fail to engage them you will definitely lose them. The first few words of your mail should be enticing and captivating to get your audience reading the remaining parts of the message.

 

 

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20 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workspaces within the Background

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Designers, engineers, architects, and  other creatives spend a lot of the day in front in their computers. It truly is where your complete work gets done, social relationships are made, and emails get treated. In point of fact, laptops and computers became a staple of recent lifestyle, and folk use much more devices to make their work more productive.

Today, I’d want to bring on your attention to twenty awe-inspiring and neat examples of sites with workspaces within the background. A whole bunch digital agencies, interior and website design studios, magazines, freelance workers, and people use their workspace as a background in their websites to indicate off where all of the creative ideas get born. It’s a special chance to take a look on the backstage of the creative process. Scroll down and revel in!

Electronic Brain

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Grovemade

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Ripple

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Clever Birds

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Annexcore

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Love Carmen Rose

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Loyalty Expert

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

Bright Byte

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

GCM Service Group

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

JK Design

30 Awe-Inspiring Websites with Workplaces on The Background

The ABC of Cinema

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KIN

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New Deal Design

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Multifarious Engineering

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Cinnamon Toast

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Squarespace

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Online Department

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BKWLD

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Wearemammoth

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Best Designers Ever

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