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Things you need to consider before approaching a web designer

Something I don’t always confess (because it makes me feel ancient) is that I’ve been in this business 10 years this year (2019). From all that experience (yes I’m not old I’m just experienced 🙂 ) here are the top things you need to know as a business owner BEFORE going to a web designer. …

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Are you on the right website platform?

By platform I mean the service provider that hosts your website – such as Wix, Weebly, Vistaprint, WordPress to name a few. Starting out the right way with a website means it’s less stress, easier to manage so it takes up less of your time, and easier to change as your business grows or changes. …

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Why bother with website maintenance?

When someone asks me why they should  bother with website maintenance I reply you brush your teeth don’t you? By the way if you don’t brush your teeth then maybe this article is not for you 🙂 I’ll confess something here – I have a fear of dentists. My dentist already knows this and he …

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Why do you even want a website?

Why do you want a website? If you already have a website then hopefully you already know why you have one (if not then I doubt that it’s working well for you and maybe we should have a chat). Why do you want a website may seem like a really dumb question. Every business needs …

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Does your website need an SSL certificate?

What is an SSL certificate? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows data from your website to be encrypted so that when someone enters personal data (for example username, password or credit card details). If someone intercepted the data it wouldn’t make any sense to them which for personal data is obviously a good thing. How do …

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The ‘not so sexy side’ of website design

I was wondering what to write about today when I received yet another phone call from a small business owner unhappy with their current web designer and wondering what they can do about it. I understand that it’s tempting to hand everything over to another person, especially when it’s something you don’t understand or it’s …

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