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Ten social media time-savers

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ten social media time-saversWith a limited amount of hours in a day, spending time on social media can be an ongoing challenge for business owners.

Here is a list of time-saving tips to help you plan, deliver and analyse your social strategy in less time.

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Knowing your website target audience

Monday, November 10, 2014

Knowing your website target audienceIf your website is to be successful in terms of converting visitors into clients or customers, the need to attract the right people in the first place is crucial. If your bounce rate is high, if you have a low level of returning visitors, or if you have few goal conversions, this is probably an area that needs some attention.  Read more

Using Google Plus for SEO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Using Google+ for SEOIt’s fair to say that Google+ didn’t start off great.

Although many people had a G+ account (after all, you need one to access Gmail and so on), very few people were active users, and nobody seemed to really understand what it could offer beyond what Facebook and Twitter were already doing. But roll on another two years and the story has changed vastly.  Read more

6 facts about user-generated content

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

6 facts about user-generated content Whether you’re including user-generated content in your current website, or just curious as to how it might increase your visitors’ engagement and your brand recognition, there’s no doubt that innovative use of user-generated content (UGC) is an intriguing idea.

In this blog post, we focus on six facts to get you thinking about the possibilities.  Read more

Is your homepage working for you?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Is your homepage working for you? In a world of high-speed internet connectivity and content overload, where information is available at the click of a mouse and users are increasingly time-pressured, designing a homepage can be daunting.

With only a few seconds to capture the attention of a visitor's instant gratification, how can you be sure of producing a homepage that users will latch onto?  Read more

How to carry out a website comparison study

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

As well as carrying out an audit of your own site every once in a while, it’s important to see how you’re faring against the competition. In this blog post, we explain which areas you should be looking at when carrying out a website comparison study.  Read more

Paper prototyping in web design

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Paper prototyping is an easy and low-tech method of generating ideas and exploring design concepts, often used across a range of disciplines in information architecture, usability testing and rapid prototyping. In the world of websites, it is most commonly used for designing and testing user interfaces. Here, we discuss why it makes sense to use paper prototyping at the early design stage.  Read more

Using opt-in boxes on your website

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Every business wants a large and active mailing list. Despite the huge benefits of using social media marketing, emails guarantee that your messages will get to the right people (even if they don’t always open them), in the format you choose and without huge expense.   Read more

User journeys with with Parallax scrolling

Friday, July 25, 2014

Parallax scrolling is a special technique created with a combination of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and JavaScript where in essence, background images move more slowly than images in the foreground of a webpage, creating an illusion of depth and realism.  Read more

Website images - a critical marketing component

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Images are a central part of any website and can often be the deciding factor of whether a visitor stays on your site, returns in the future or clicks away. Because images pack such a powerful punch, it’s vitally important to get them just right.   Read more

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Web design trends in 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Web design trends in 2020Web design has changed an awful lot over the years. Most people would assume that web design is as changeable as fashion design - a constant flux of styles and trends which are hot one second and not the next. But, one of the biggest overarching movements within web design has been the growing dominance of focusing on user feedback to guide design decisions.  Read more

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