How to Build a WordPress Website

Why Do I Need a Website?

The question of ‘why do I need a website’ came up this week when I was at the Business Design Centre for the ‘Make it British’ Event. This annual event gathers everyone involved in the making of clothes and homewares, from yarn and cloth manufacturers,...
5 Homepage Hero Mistakes That Really Annoy Me

5 Homepage Hero Mistakes That Really Annoy Me

Homepage Hero Mistakes to Avoid Everyone knows that the website homepage is the first page people see when they visit your site. The homepage hero header area is the name sometimes given to the top most part of the homepage that people see when they first visit...
Why You Don’t Need a Website

Why You Don’t Need a Website

The myth a new business ‘must’ have a website This might seem like a surprising thing for a web designer to say that you don’t need a website. Surely I should be advocating that every business must have a website to be taken seriously? Well I do....
First Web Impressions Count

First Web Impressions Count

The First Few Seconds They say that when you meet someone for the first time they make a judgement about you based on the first few seconds of meeting you, whether you’ve opened your mouth to speak or not. The same applies to your website. That person makes a...
How to make blogging easy in 5 simple steps

How to make blogging easy in 5 simple steps

5 Steps to blogging This article is about how to make blogging easy. I break the blogging process down to 5 easy steps. Blogging is good for your business. It adds to your credibility. It helps your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to be found in google. It’s...
The £500 website

The £500 website

Recently, there’s been a splurge of new would-be web designers coming on the market offering website building for around the £500 price range. A £500 website sounds like a good deal and if you’re on a low budget might be all that you can afford right now....
5 Website Copywriting Tips

5 Website Copywriting Tips

Copywriting tips Copywriting is often a block for my web building clients. Sometimes, you’re just too close to what you do to know what to write. So I asked my copywriting friend Sarah Norris if she would share some tips. So here are Sarah’s 5 website...
How NOT to get lost in the internet sea

How NOT to get lost in the internet sea

A website is not enough I see this mistake a lot. You build your website. Sometimes it cost a lot, sometimes, not much at all. The resulting website is beautiful and explains everything you do. You anticipate being inundated with prospects calling you. Your phone...
How to Choose a [Good] Web Designer

How to Choose a [Good] Web Designer

The Pitfalls of Choosing a Bad Web Designer When you choose a web designer who turns out bad it can be disastrous. It can end up costing a fortune in money (fixing their mistakes) and cause a lot of stress. When I speak to other business owners who’ve had a bad...