03 Aug: Which Cardiff website designer should we choose?

Introduction Here in Cardiff, there are so many different types of businesses that are based here. For example, we have many retail businesses, manufacturing businesses and also service sector businesses that are based right throughout the whole of Cardiff. From Cardiff Bay, that’s full of restaurants, bars and clubs, through to the city centre that is home to many large businesses. However, regardless of whether the business is a massive PLC conglomerate, employing many thousands of staff, in let’s say an insurance company, or a relatively small business that employs just a few people- these businesses will all have a similar decision to make. That is, which website designer and which website developer should they choose? For example, each business is likely to ask themselves the following questions: ·        Which digital marketing agency should we use? ·        Which business should we use to improve our organic / local SEO? ·       …

16 Jul: Our business requires a new website to be built- which features might our company require?

Introduction There are now so many web design businesses to choose from here in the city of Cardiff. That’s to say some design agencies may specialise in building “Joomla websites”, and some “WordPress websites”. You will also have some agencies that have built their own content management systems (CMS)– and therefore they may have designed their own Dashboards for their websites as well. However, with that said, when your business requires a brand-new website to be built, you may ask several different design company’s for a quote? That’s before you design which web design company to choose. Yet, when the quotes are then returned into your inbox, you may find that they are all quite different, and the quotes include different features that the web design agency has deemed your business may need? For example, one agency may presume that your business requires content marketing to be written, so this…

25 Jun: Is it really worth investing in a cheap website?

Introduction If you run a business, then often that business will need a website built, often businesses will opt for a “CMS website” which is also called a content management system. A CMS website is often built by a local website designer or an agency like CF24. That’s to say while sipping on that cup of coffee, you may currently be looking for a local web designer that’s based right here in Cardiff? And whilst enjoying a cup of latte, well, you will see that there are hundreds of different businesses to choose from. That’s the say there are freelance designers right through to large digital marketing agencies that sometimes employ sometimes over a hundred staff members. That’s to say you may have an agency that employs link builders, content marketing writers, PHP web developers, WordPress designers and also designers that specialise in say Joomla websites as well. So therefore,…

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…