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


I’m looking for a Web Designer near me – what should I be looking for?

1. Understanding Your Needs Finding a ‘web designer near me’ starts with understanding your unique needs. Before beginning your search, consider what you need your website to achieve. Are you looking to create a digital portfolio, a simple business landing page, or a comprehensive e-commerce platform with intricate features like online bookings, product management, and […]

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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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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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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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Top tips for agencies looking to outsource

Many PR, Marketing and Advertising agencies won’t have web design or development resources in house. They might have a designer who knows their way around Photoshop (bad idea, by the way, to design sites in Photoshop!) – but on the whole, they don’t tend to have experts in UX (User Experience), UI (User Interface), nor […]

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How to find the right freelancer for your agency

Agencies are always on the lookout for freelance web developers. But hiring a web developer is not an easy task, especially if you don’t have a dedicated pool to source from. The process of linking up with, and onboarding a new developer can be time-consuming, and the agency needs to take a leap of faith […]

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Client Red Flags to look out for

I’ve been a freelance web designer for a long time. I’ve worked for some of the biggest companies in the world (Chelsea FC, LG, Playboy for example), but I have also worked for some very small companies too. And this post is really just a few things I have learned along the way that might […]

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