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The blog (and general ramblings) of a freelance web designer


Rob’s productivity cheat sheet

Over the 20 odd years I have been in the workforce, I have used a ton of productivity methods to help me stay on track. I sometimes have trouble staying focussed on my day, and can easily spend large chunks of my day on work that isn’t a priority when I consider my deadlines. I […]

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What is my mental health like as a freelance web designer?

World Mental Health Day, observed on 10th October each year, is an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to raise awareness and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. It aims to create a global platform where mental health issues are discussed openly, reducing the stigma often associated with them. Each year, this day […]

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10 Steps to a Faster WordPress Website

A website’s speed is integral to ensuring a good user experience and achieving higher search engine rankings. A sluggish website not only tests the patience of your visitors but also risks your site being shoved to the oblivion of latter pages on search engine results. WordPress, being a popular platform, offers a myriad of features […]

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Steps to Take Before Hiring a Freelance Web Designer

Engaging with a freelance web designer or developer is an exciting yet challenging endeavour for any business. The perfect website can serve as a powerful digital footprint, ushering in opportunities and growth. However, to transform this vision into reality requires thorough preparation. In this extensive guide, we’ll uncover the pivotal steps a business should undertake […]

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A day in the life of a freelance web designer

Navigating the digital realm, many dream of the freelance lifestyle, imagining the flexibility it offers. But what does a day in the life of a freelance web designer truly look like? Here’s a glimpse into my world, from the early morning chaos of children to the intricate patterns of code that form the core of […]

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WordPress Blocks and Their Customisability (is that even a word?!)

In the evolution of website design, few innovations have been as impactful as the introduction of WordPress Blocks. Before the Gutenberg editor’s advent in WordPress 5.0, customising layouts and content in WordPress demanded a mix of shortcodes, custom post types, and a variety of other tools. Today, WordPress Blocks have not only transformed the user […]

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Website Redesign – I’ve got a new site for the first time in years!

Things change. That is the nature of things. They change. They evolve. They move on. And in the digital sector, this has never been more true. In my industry, where the rapid pace of change is constant and inevitable. I, a freelance web developer, found myself at this crossroads after maintaining my website largely unchanged […]

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Seize the Future with Software as a Service Websites: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to SaaS

When planning a tech startup, there’s an enticing allure to creating the “perfect” product—imagining a high-tech native app, polished to a mirror shine, flawless from its initial release. However, in reality, the journey of entrepreneurship doesn’t demand perfection from the get-go. The savvy path involves a lean startup methodology: starting with a Minimum Viable Product […]

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How Much Does a Website Cost? A Comprehensive Guide for 2023

So, you’re thinking about creating a website, but you’re unsure about the costs involved? Don’t fret! In this blog post, we’ll break down the expenses of building and maintaining a website, including the average monthly costs, the typical expenditure for a new site in the UK, and the average price for a simple website. Let’s […]

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How to start your freelance journey

I get asked this question a lot: “How do I become a freelancer?” – it’s a hard question to answer, but I have thought about it a bit, and I pulled together a handful of thoughts that might help any aspiring freelance web designer or freelance web developer to start their journey. The world of […]

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Why agencies are outsourcing web development in 2023

In recent years, there has been a significant trend of agencies outsourcing web development. This trend has continued into 2023, and there are several reasons why agencies are choosing to outsource their web development projects. In this blog post, we will explore these reasons and discuss why outsourcing web development can be beneficial for agencies. […]

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What are 10 important questions to ask any web developer before hiring them?

You may have hired a web developer in the past, or perhaps this is your first time. But what do you really need to know before metaphorically jumping into a bed with a web developer? This blog will give you 10 must-ask questions (and reasons why you ask them), to help you avoid crappy developers, […]

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