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…

21 Mar: Run a small business? Thinking of investing in a new website? Here’s 6 things you may wish to consider

Introduction Often a business when is getting up and running will invest in a rather inexpensive website- a website that may well be rather basic. That’s to say as your company grows, and as your business then offers even more services or products, well your website may quickly become obsolete? So, now’s the time to invest in a brand-new website, perhaps a website that is a CMS, such as a Joomla website or a WordPress website? You may want your new website to  have an admin panel, or a Dashboard? For example, if you do opt for a WordPress website, then you will have a Dashboard, this then makes it super easy to add blog posts, or to make changes to say the wording of a page. So, if you run a small business here in Cardiff, here’s six things that we think are essential if you are thinking of…

14 Mar: Should you lazy-load your content?

Introduction If you already own a website, and especially if your business is trying to improve its SEO, then you may already know that having a website which loads quickly is important. So whether you own a Joomla website, a WordPress website, or a different type of CMS, its important that your website loads quickly. And this is where you may have heard about “lazy-loading”- yet what does this even mean? How can lazy loading help your business- well this blog post will give you a good idea about what lazy loading means. Page Speed Did you know that 40% of people will abandon a company’s website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? Also a mere 1 second delay and this can reduce conversions by 7%- now that’s definitely something worth thinking about for a second. That’s because you may have spent a lot on getting your…

13 Mar: Are you thinking of having your website redesigned?

Introduction Sometimes some businesses know that their website looks rather dated, and doesn’t really portray the business as it stands today. That’s to say the business may have a static HTML website, one which cant be updated easily, and one where the business cannot add blog posts. That’s to say sometimes a business will hire a website designer, and get the website built just when the business is starting up. That’s to say it may well just be a cheap website that’s just to get the business up and running, yet later the business may want a quality CMS, such as a Joomla website or a WordPress website, that’s of high quality and SEO can be applied to. So when the company expands, well the company website may stay looking the same, so it may not reflect what the business can offer, and this is why we think cheap websites…

02 Mar: How can a business create “brand guidelines”?

Introduction So, your business is looking to hire a web design company? Yet you don’t just want a new website built for your company, no, that’s because you also want help to create a brand. That’s to say you want commuters on their way home from work to spot your company logo and to then instantly know what your business offers. And how will they know this? Well, it can because you’ve hired the right marketing agency, one which has developed a brand which helps your company to stand out from the crowd. So many businesses hire a web designer to design a website that doesn’t really standout, so for example, you may well run a business that sells bikes, but your website just looks the same and rather bland as so many other businesses. However, teaming up with a marketing team, and a good website developer  you can build…

28 Feb: Why you shouldn’t rush writing the content marketing for your website

Introduction You may have already hired a web design agency to build your new website? So at this point you may now be writing the text for each page? However, it’s important to pause for a second, and that’s because we believe you shouldn’t rush writing the content marketing for your new website, and here’s why we think that.   ·        Content marketing if written poorly could increase your websites bounce rate ·        Content marketing that’s well written could help you to increase your number of sales ·        Can have a direct bearing on how strong your businesses SEO is.   Could increase your businesses bounce rate Sometimes a web design company will want the written text as soon as possible, that’s so they can get the website built and finish the design quickly. Some website designers may refer to the written text as the “copy” for your website. This…

22 Feb: Why do so many web design companies recommend WordPress?

Introduction You may well be about to start a new business, and because of this your business requires a new website. But you are unsure which CMS, (Content Management System) to opt for? That’s to say, does your business opt for a WordPress website, or perhaps another CMS? Well, here at our web design agency we are big fans of WordPress, so we thought we would be in a good place to explain why WordPress is so good. Dashboard So, you have a dashboard on your car right, which obviously explains important things like how much fuel you have, and water temperature and yes, your dashboard will also tell you how fast you are going. All important things when you are driving along the road, but there’s another type of dashboard, and this dashboard is connected to your WordPress website. Which means that when you login through the WP login…

12 Feb: We need a website designed quickly can you help?

Introduction Let’s say you are launching a new business here within South Wales, and to get the business up and running you’ve had to secure a business loan, find a businesses premises, hire staff and sort our your marketing. Well, as you can imagine, sometimes a business will be in a rush to get a website designed because they have so much to do. And this is where we can help, so if your shopping around currently for web design quotes, and the various website designers are coming back to you with vague estimates how long it will take to build your new website, well why not give us a ring instead. Here’s how we can cut the time down it takes to obtain a new website: WordPress websites Okay, so some digital marketing agencies may want to invite you to a meeting, then you may have a long winded…