02 Jun: Web Design- which features will our business need?

Introduction Whether you are launching a brand-new business idea here in Wales, or you’re looking at getting your current company website redesigned, there’s most certainly a lot to think about when hiring a web design agency. For example, one of the first questions that your web design company may ask is which features do you require? They may offer you a list of optional extras, such as AMP and also a range of different CMS options, as well as talking about how they will build the website using JavaScript and HTML. This might be overwhelming to some business owners, who may just want a simple website built. Therefore, our design agency has written this guide to help you understand what some of the terms mean, that’s when a business needs to obtain a new website. We will now talk you through some of the more popular web design options, that…

06 May: When designing a website which parts in particular are important to get right?

Introduction Sometimes a business will need a new website designed, yet only let one factor influence which business they choose- that’s price. However, is this the best strategy? Well, we are a web design company, so we are a bit biased when we say businesses should invest more when having a website built. But this does stand to reason, and we say that for two main reasons, one is often your website will be your main marketing tool, second is sure you can find a million and one web designers that build websites cheaply- but what’s the point if all the work need’s to be redone if the website is basic, or the SEO agency is struggling to work with the site, because it doesn’t have the functionality that they need, such as something as basic as adding meta titles, meta descriptions, alt tags, a new main menu. So, pay…

05 May: Our web designers’ top tips when designing a mobile responsive website

Introduction Whether your stuck on the train on the way home from work, or simply sat on the sofa looking to purchase an item while watching the T.V, a lot of us now like to make purchases on our smartphones. Making a purchase on our smartphones simply makes our lives easier, that’s to say on the add break on the tele we can order that new kettle with a few simple clicks. So it’s an absolute must that whichever web design agency that you do choose, that you invest in a website that is mobile responsive website. And you may hear your web designer mention AMP websites, mobile friendly websites, mobile responsive websites- so what you must make sure is that you invest in a website that has a mobile version and it is well designed. Now you may be in a bit of a rush, that’s to say you…

28 Apr: Our business needs a new website built- what information will your web design agency need?

Introduction Sure, there’s a lot of Cardiff web design company’s out there to choose from, so as a business, well your going to be spoilt for choice. So, when your business needs a brand new CMS website, or a website redesign, well there’s a lot of different businesses to choose from. Cardiff web designers There’s agencies based all across Cardiff, from Cardiff Bay right through to Roath- yet with that said, well this doesn’t help a business that’s planning on having their website built, that’s to say the business owners may well be wondering well, what does my web designer need from me? The business may well be thinking is there anything that we can get ready, so that we can speed up the entire web design process? And the answer to that question, is yes- there’s often a lot the business can do to help us at CF24 to…

24 Apr: Here are some of our top recommendations when designing a mobile version of a website

So you’ve decided that your websites looking, well, a bit tired? You’ve decided that your company’s website is in need of a total revamp. That’s to say the design looks dated and you believe that this could be putting off potential customers? Plus, your marketing agency has stated that unless you have your website redesigned by a Cardiff web design agency soon, that your website as it stands, will continue to have a high bounce rate? Now a high bounce rate could negatively affect a businesses marketing, plus if a lot of visitors leave a website, well this means that they’re not purchasing from you, so this is why the design of a website is crucial to reducing the businesses bounce rate.   So, what could be causing a high bounce rate? Well there’s a lot of different reasons, however here are some of the more common ones: ·        The…

22 Apr: We explain why it’s so important to get the main menu right

Ever landed on a website that sells the product that you want to purchase, yet you are confronted with over 1000 different products, and sorting through them, well that’s a difficult task? Plus, when you go to the main menu, that’s to see if you can shortlist the overwhelming list of products, well, you find you can’t, so what do you do? Well, you leave the website, and you find a different business, one that allows you to find the product that you wish to purchase easily. This means that the business may incur a very high bounce rate, which simply means that if your web design Cardiff business builds a website that’s difficult to use, or doesn’t offer features that customers want, then they may leave the website, which is what can cause a high bounce rate. So how can a business help a shopper to find an product…

11 Apr: What does “headless WordPress” even mean and how does it work?

Introduction WordPress has evolved massively since its launch back in 2003, and the CMS (Content Management System) has caused much conversation among web developers ever since, whether that’s because of the easy to use Dashboard, or because of more recent options, such as making WordPress “headless”. But, what does “headless” WordPress even mean? Well, its not a new coding language, neither is it a new type of CMS, nope instead “headless WordPress” is a term used by web developers to describe the backend of WordPress. What it therefore refers to is the backend of the website which is often referred to as the “Dashboard” being separate from the front end, and this is quite different to the normal configuration that us web designers have got used too, that’s when designing a WordPress website at least. WordPress by default links the two together, so they very much are connected, yet now…

01 Apr: 8 things your business should consider before you set your new CMS website live

Okay, so its fair to say that there’s a lot more than eight things that your business should consider before any brand-new CMS website goes live. That’s to say every single business is different, and so a lot of testing will normally be needed before a new CMS website goes live. But there are some common issues that a lot of businesses can encounter when they invest in a new website. That’s to say, sometimes a website can go live, and the business may not spot an issue until a few months down the road- by that point, well your business may have lost some customers, so here at this web design agency we always carry out testing, that’s by our web developers and also our web designers. So, here’s some of the things that your web design company may wish to check: Is the website responsive? It’s all well…

29 Mar: What does CSS mean?

Introduction If you’ve ever visited your web design agency, that’s to have had a meeting about how you would like your new CMS website to look, well you may have heard CSS being mentioned HTML and CSS. Within this article we will mention a bit about HTML, yet we will concentrate on CSS and explain how it is used to customise a website. So, what does CSS mean? CSS simply stands for cascading style sheets, and this will be used by your website designer to add stylistic instructions for your website. So what does that mean exactly? Well, a web developer will use the back-end of your website to add HTML and CSS code, and its this code then is used to tell your web browser exactly what a website should look like. The most common type of coding that your web developer will use is called “HTML” and this…

27 Mar: Here are some design issues that you really should try and avoid!

Okay, so we know what it’s like, your about to start your brand-new business venture right here in Cardiff, and quite simply put there’s a million and one things to get sorted- are we right? That’s to say, you may well be busy trying to find suitable office space to run your business from, not to mention you may well be super busy trying to find the right staff as well? So, there’s a lot to think about at the moment… This means that it would seem a good idea to find a website designer, and then just go for the cheapest quote, that’s so that you can spend money on other areas of the business- sound like a good idea? Umm, well sometimes that approach to finding a website design company might work, but sometimes a business can end up with a website that they wished they had paid…