Client Questions Answered – why do you need to know the project budget?

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Most clients we speak to have a budget in mind for each of their digital projects and will happily tell us what it is. Every company will know how much it can afford to pay for advertising and marketing their business and work within this amount. After an understanding of the scope of the project, knowing the budget the client has in mind for it is the most important piece of information we require. Why? There are several reasons….

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Client Questions Answered – what mistakes do I need to avoid when planning my website?

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In this latest installment of ‘Client Questions Answered’ we will look at the biggest mistakes clients’ make when creating a website. The reasons for creating a website are many, depending on the business sector, audience, whether the site needs to sell products, allow membership functionality etc. But there are key principles that all websites need to consider and here are some of the main ones.

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Website and app projects completed for Hertfordshire and London clients Autumn 2013

Autumn in St Albans

Well it certainly was a busy summer. Normally things are a little slow in August, what with the holidays and good weather (for a change). Which can be nice, it gives some extra time for planning and internal projects, oh and going on holiday. But this year it was a particularly busy time for new projects.

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Latest News for the Summer 2013

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It may be the summer, but we are still busy getting websites and mobile apps completed for clients before the usual autumn flurry of business activity. Our emphasis has changed somewhat, with complex and highly functional websites and mobile/tablet applications taking an increasing amount of our time. We are excited to be working on a Help Portal website for The British Council and also a mobile version of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission website.

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Client Questions Answered – how do I choose a web agency to create my website?

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Here are 10 Things to consider when choosing an agency to create your website. We hope these points prove to be helpful, please add a comment below with any questions or thoughts, we will respond promptly.

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11 Costly Web Design Blunders

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You know that thing people say about a trend; how it always changes like some fickle-minded aunt who can’t decide which hat to buy. A trend is usually associated with fashion, but it exists in many other fields too. For instance, the SEO we know today is the result of trends dictated by major players like Google, which sets a whole series of events in motion after every time it makes changes to its algorithm.

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Client Questions Answered – What is Responsive Website Design?

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Responsive website design refers to a website that responds to the device that accesses it and delivers the appropriate output in terms of size, display and functionality. Rather than designing multiple sites for different-sized devices, this approach designs one site but specifies how it should appear on varied devices.

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Client Questions Answered – What is a 404 Error?

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We’ve all typed in the address of a website or web page more times than we care to remember. Often, when we try to find what we are looking for, we don’t. We must have all seen a page with the words ‘Page not found – 404 Error’ much like the one shown here. So what’s this all about?

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2012 – the year of the mobile

Responsive Design on ipad and iphone

There can be little doubt that this has been the year that mobile internet usage has stopped being something that only the teenagers do and become mainstream. Numerous tatistics on mobile internet usage from early 2012 suggest that around 30% of all internet usage is from a mobile phone*. It is widely expected that most people will use the internet via a mobile device in 2013.

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Website load time and why it matters

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No one likes to be left waiting. Everyone is busy these days and the internet, with the enormous number of websites and information available at the click of a mouse (or movement of a finger!) is the most time-critical of all. Ten years ago, before we all had broadband, it was normal to wait a few seconds for pages to load. But now we can download movies and songs in seconds, we expect websites to load almost instantaneously.

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