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22/05/2023

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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09/05/2023

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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03/04/2023

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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09/03/2023

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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03/02/2023

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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02/01/2023

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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18/12/2021

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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08/12/2021

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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07/12/2021

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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20/09/2021

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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13/07/2020

Restaurants: How do you come out of the pandemic stronger?

I was speaking to a friend of mine who runs a restaurant. We discussed a lot over a virtual glass of whisky (via Google Meet) and we talked about how the restaurant industry has embarked on a major digital shift. Those who’ll endure the pandemic and come out stronger need a website that handles this […]

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06/09/2019

6 Ways to Improve Your Website’s Conversion Rate

This article’s approach to the ever-shifting variable that is “Conversion Rate” is going to be addressed much in the way your site should be. That is, with: No fluff, No hype, With Transparency, and with a Clear and Pre-meditated Direction. To presume your potential customers won’t subconsciously detect a lack of confidence, passion, and direction […]

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