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Website Animation – Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Animation can enhance an online experience, but it’s important to practise restraint. Ask yourself what the purpose is in making your customers wait while an animation of your rotating logo is loading, and what target market are you trying to … Continue reading »


Working for Free…The Right Way.

As a web designer (or graphic designer), you are going to get a fair amount of requests for free work. Sometimes it will be disguised to sound like something else, but in the end it boils down to you doing … Continue reading »


WYSIWYG? …Not really.

WYSIWYG is an acronym that stands for “What You See Is What You Get” and in the web design world, refers to applications like Adobe Dreamweaver, MS FrontPage, ExpressionWeb and other similar programs that allow people with no knowledge of … Continue reading »


Average Price for Web Design – 2013

You may remember the article I posted back in 2010 entitled Average Price for Web Design – 2009 … well since then, we’ve had a recession and the price of living has gone up, so I decided it was high … Continue reading »


Designing a Search Engine Friendly Website

In the past we’ve had numerous enquiries from webmasters and website administrators, asking why are my internet pages not ranking in the search engines? Generally, one of the problems is that they have not necessarily designed search engine friendly websites. … Continue reading »


Why you need a well-designed website

Businesses and other organizations are slowly but surely recognizing the need and importance of having a well established online presence. It is not enough to just ‘appear’ online, there is so much competition on the internet that you need to … Continue reading »


Web Design Special Characters

While designing a website, it is inevitable, that at some point you will need to add a special character to a page, whether it be a currency symbol, a copyright sign, or a foreign character. It is important that you … Continue reading »


Free SEO – Market your Website for Free

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often seen to be a mythical practice with online marketing companies not always being transparent about how they intend to improve the rankings of a client’s website. The truth is that search engine optimization is … Continue reading »


Average Price for Web Design – 2009

Over the years, we’ve had some potential clients tell us we’re expensive, and others ask if we inadvertently left off a zero on our quote because we’re so cheap. Eventually, towards the end of 2009, our curiosity got the better … Continue reading »


What your Website should Do for You and What You should Do for your Website

Your new website is up and running. Now what? Are you going to sit back and wait for orders of your products or services to come flying in? What if nothing happens? Are you going to curse the web designer, … Continue reading »


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