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WordPress: Beyond the Brochure – A Tale of Versatility and Power

Introduction Imagine a tool, born out of a desire for elegant, well-architectured personal publishing. This tool, WordPress, began as a simple blogging platform in 2003, but like a tree growing from a sapling into a mighty oak, it has evolved. Today, WordPress is not just a tool for creating basic brochure websites; it’s a robust, […]

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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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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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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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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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If you think a good website is expensive, you should see the cost for a bad website.

Is there anything wrong with my website? Is it just a little out of date, or does it lack essential features? Is my company’s website costing me money, and if so how much? You’ve had that in the back of your mind for some time now, it started as a niggle and eventually became a […]

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Thinking of Hiring a Local Freelance Web Designer?

Are you wondering if it’s time to hire a freelance web designer? You might be thinking about hiring one for many reasons. Maybe your site is looking outdated, or not performing well in search results. Or maybe you just don’t know what to do with the design of your site. Whatever the reason, there are […]

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How Google Page Speed Insight scores impact SEO

How Google Page Speed Insight scores impact on SEO, and what that means for businesses. We’ve all heard the term “page speed” in relation to SEO, but how much do we actually know about what it means? What does page speed have to do with users’ experience on your site? Is it an important factor […]

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Are you getting a return on investment with your website?

It’s all well and good if your website looks great. That’s amazing. We want more gorgeous websites up on the internet, making it beautiful.

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