Website design basics – 10 essential rules (part 2)

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the first part of this article, we looked at the first 5 principles for creating clear and effective website designs like logos, branding, content and colour schemes. In this final section we’ll look at probably the most important page of every website – the homepage, and then focus on why website designers need to […]

Website design basics – 10 essential rules (part 1)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Website design and layout is a complicated business, isn’t it? Well, no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way: there are certain principles that even you or I could grasp. Admittedly, some of the more complicated elements of the layout, such as the use of cascading style sheets (CCS) and XHTML language are probably […]

Website design: how to improve your website’s user experience?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good website design is a crucial consideration for all businesses that wish to trade online. It’s the first point of call a customer has with a company or a brand and therefore, it needs to create a positive and lasting impression. The website has to be engaging, relevant and capable of communicating the values and […]

How to plan your website?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re trying to create and design a website from scratch, or improve an existing site that seriously under-performs, what you need is a plan. We’re not talking about some half-baked notion that you’d like to create an all-singing, all-dancing site that rocks, but a well-thought-out, crafted strategy that sets out a timeline for what […]

Mobile internet is set to become one of the most influential tools for businesses and consumers

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve never really seen the point of optimising websites purely for mobile phones, then you might just want to think again. Research just released through the Online Retail Monitor from Google and the British Retail Consortium, clearly demonstrates that online retail searches from mobile phones have trebled during the first quarter of 2011 alone. […]