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Why You Need a Great Website for Your Business

I always say to my clients that I appreciate that running your own business is stressful enough at times. Therefore, you need a web designer that understands this and will make having a website for your business a pleasure, not a chore.

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New Website for DP Architecture

In this news update, I discuss how I went about creating a website for Dino of DP Architecture. Mary McCarthy Design created the branding which I then used to bring everything together.

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Choosing The Right Creative Graphic Designer

Just as important as it is to choose the right website designer to work with, when it comes to your branding and logo, there’s no substitute for brilliance. That’s why I work with Mary McCarthy.

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The Process of Designing Your New Website

Everyone does things differently. There’s no exception when it comes to picking a web designer to design, build and host your website. In this article, I explain how I work when it comes to getting your website up and running.

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Carshalton Yoga Shala & Yoga Path Escapes Redesign

Natasha was starting her new business based on yoga and mini-breaks based around yoga. She needed a website which could serve both purposes and incorporate the Acuity online booking system.

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Google Extended SEO Meta Description

This article, originally written in January 2018, looked at the impact of Google extending their SEO description meta tag from 160 to 320 characters. Within months they had reversed this change, but the article makes for interesting reading – especially if they ever try the experiment again.

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Consistent Branding Is Key

If there’s one thing that you need to get right with your business, it’s consistency. This ensures that everything from your business card, your Facebook page right through to the look and feel of your website has the same cohesive look. I work with Mary McCarthy on projects for clients who want this level of consistency to ensure everything is seamless.

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Website for US Writer David Booher

Off the back of the work I carried out for US actor Nicholas Downs, David Booher got in touch to discuss how I could help him with his website. He wanted to use the Wix platform to allow him to easily make edits to his text as and when needed. Here’s how I helped.

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Website for US Actor Nicholas Downs

Having known Nicholas for some years, and originally setting him up with a Joomla website many years before I started designing websites professionally, it was natural that when he needed a revised version of his website he came to me directly. Here’s how I helped launch his new website.

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Avoid Using Joomla to Host Your Website

Joomla was once one of the most common platforms for websites that needed to use a Content Management System, or CMS. However, in this article, I discuss why you should avoid using Joomla to host your business website.

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What Your Website Says About You As A Sole Trader

As a sole trader, most of your efforts will be spent on getting new business. One of the most important aspects of winning new clients is how they perceive your business, and your website is likely to be one of their first impressions.

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Securing Your Website Using SSL

Once upon a time, having a SSL certificate on your website was only deemed necessary if it was an e-commerce website dealing with credit card transactions. Now securing your website with an SSL is a must, even if you don’t process online credit card transactions. Find out why in this article.

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