Web Design Articles

Aesthetics are a Means to an End, not an End in Itself

  in  Web Design
People confuse the word "design" with "aesthetics" as if they are synonymous - they are not, though their meanings do overlap. In web design, it can feel like it's enough just to fall in love with the aesthetics of your site.

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WordPress vs Bespoke CMS - Which Is Best For Your Business?

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It goes without saying that you're going to want the best for your business and, when it comes to content management systems (CMS), you do have a tough decision to make. Wordpress is free and easy to use, but you could also go for a tailor-made CMS which fully meets your desires. In the end, though, it all boils down to this: what do you want/need your website to be capable of? We spoke to Liquid Bubble, one of the leading WordPress web design agencies in London, who said: "your website is at the forefront of your business, essential for creating and maintaining your brand's image, along with bringing in clients, it's so important that you get it right and don't try to cut corners when creating it. ""It's for this reason that, for the sake of your business, you need to find a CMS solution that 100% suits you; whether or not you go for Wordpress or a custom CMS simply depends on your needs for your website. "WordpressIt probably won't come as a surprise that Wordpress powers a significant number of the world's websites and this is likely to be because it's simple to use, it's free, and, along with being easy to install, it offers an abundance of plugins which cover the likes of social media, contact forms, and SEO. With Wordpress, you don't have to be an internet whiz-kid either, just dedicating a small amount of your time to get used to the setup and tools available will be just enough to get you up and running comfortably - this could be great if you don't want to spend many of your working hours getting used to software. However, despite all the perks which Wordpress boasts, it's not necessarily the best CMS out there - yes, it is the most widely used CMS, but it is also the most hacked.

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A Useful Introduction to Responsive Website Design

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The term "responsive design" is used a lot - quite often by people who don't really understand exactly what the term means. The infographic below should give you a clear picture of exactly what responsive design entails, so the next time you hear the term, you can get a good idea of what it all means (via splio. com). .

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When it Comes to Web Design, Consider Usability and Accessibility

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Nowadays, we've never had so much choice when it comes to web design services. What's more, they've never been more affordable thanks to pay monthly websites. Good usability and accessibility is a key metric to the success of any website.

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Getting Past the Dip When It Comes to Running an Online Business

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Being a web designer, I see a common problem that website owners face. Time and again I see online businesses quit after just 4 or 5 months online. Their reasons are normally down to disappointment.

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3 Reasons You Should Be Using CSS Grid Layout

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CSS Grid Layout is something of an anomaly in web design circles. Major browsers adopted support for the layout technique back in 2017 and thanks to that, usage has grown over the past 18 months.

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5 Signs that You Need a New Website

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I've been in the website development industry since the mid 1990s, so I've seen the entire evolution of the internet during my career. Websites that were made in the 90s would almost exclusively fail almost every usability and accessibility test.

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Hire Professionals to Develop and Manage Your Website

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While it's never been easier to make and host your own website, there are many hidden pitfalls in doing so - which can end up being costly in terms of time wasted while incurring a huge opportunity cost as people will struggle to find your site or even use it if they do find it. Let's take a closer look on what you miss out on if you take the "DIY" route and do not hire a website design company:-FlexibilityA professional website design company can give you the exact look and feel you require, as well as the functionality you need. They can get "under the hood" of a template and bespoke the code and design to fit your needs more exactly than the default layouts and functionality. On-page SEOAnother advantage of hiring professionals in web design is that you can get your websites optimized for the most popular search engines.

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