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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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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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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Are you a cookie monster?

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On the 26th May 2012 the one year ‘grace’ period for websites and their owners, to comply with the revised Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which came into force in the UK on 26 May 2011, to address new EU requirements. The new requirements and ICO guidelines make it clear that organisations and companies in the UK must get permission to store cookies on users computers.

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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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Why creating a website is like buying a car

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I like cars, I also like websites (duh!). I suppose I’m a bit of a petrol head. I rode motorcycles for 10 years before getting my first car (an old Datsun 120Y for £50). Since then I’ve had several cars, upping my budget each time till, in my late forties, I bougth a 2004 Mazda RX-8. I’ve always liked them and realised I could actually afford one and it does what I need. I still have it and use it day to day.

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Do you need your SEO ‘done’?

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I was attending a networking event recently and someone I was chatting with said to me “So your company does web stuff. That’s good, because I need the SEO on my website done!” I raised an eyebrow and over the course of the following ten minutes explained why SEO is never ‘done’.

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Why use a CMS?

Which CMS is best

When we go through the initial stages of capturing the clients requirements for a new website, one of the most important decisions they need to make is whether to include a Content Management System (CMS).

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