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Tips on design, business & social media

What the Font!

A client of mine recently had her logo redesigned as part of rebranding her business. The new logo is bright and in colours that suit her and her brand. However, the designer has chosen a font that really doesn't suit her or her business and has made it very clear in...

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Can I Build My Own Website?

So, you're running a business and the next step is to create a website. The question is: Can I build that website myself? And the simple answer is YES - of course you can! There are some amazing website builder packages out there that I recommend and use for my...

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Why Website Content is Key

It is so easy to get caught up in branding and sleek design when creating a website - and a business for that matter - but without the right content on your site it really won't matter how professional it looks. That's not to say that bad design is OK either, because...

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Why Outsource Your Website?

You've made the leap to go self-employed or you already run a small business - hooray!! Welcome to the most amazing ride of your life... What you may not have counted on when you went solo was the multiplication of skills required. Not only are you now doing the thing...

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Your Business Needs a Website

OK, I'm a Web Designer so you would be right in thinking that I believe that every business needs a website. Duh! To be honest, I am actually amazed when people I meet ask me if they need a website at all. I guess I just figure that everyone accepts that they do - but...

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How Do I Start a Blog?

This is the question I get asked most often by clients and is usually followed by statements such as: "I have nothing to write" "Why would anyone be interested in me" "I can't write 1,000 words every week!" "It's all too complicated" The list goes on and on and all of...

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10 Questions to ask about your Website

Building a website that reflects how you want your business to be seen is really important. If you build your site yourself you can often find that you become 'website blind'. You only see what you want to see. You know where things are and assume your customers will...

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Choosing Images for your Website

I've been creating websites since 2003 and thankfully a lot has moved on since then. So it astonishes me that businesses are still creating websites (or having them built for them) with little thought about images and graphics. Simply relying on stock photography is...

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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Social Media

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. And if you run a business and don't already have any social media presence then you are missing out on tens of thousands of prospective clients every single day. It's just that simple. There are 2.8 billion people on...

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Take a Fresh Look at your Website

Building a website is pretty easy once you know what your brand, know how you want it to flow and the content you want to include. However, simply building a website and leaving it to petrify isn't good for your business. It also means your website will never fulfill...

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Avoiding Font Overload!

Font and typography have always been an important part of design and document production - from leaflets to magazines, from websites to posters. In fact, many of the typefaces we are familiar with can be traced back centuries such as Garamond (1490), Baskerville...

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Does Your Website Pay for Itself?

For anyone with a product-based business, selling online is relatively straightforward. In fact it should easily cover the cost of maintaining a website in the first place. But for those running serviced-based businesses, recouping the cost of your website may seem...

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The Ethical Move

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