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How many pages does my website need?

How many pages does my website need?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked when someone gets in touch to ask us about a website they are looking to have designed. The answer we give depends on a few different aspects, which can be unique to each client, and include: 1) Budget 2) The business expectations from the website 3) The type of website - e.g. brochure, e-commer...
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My essential website design software

My essential website design software list
​Over the years I've gathered a small list of software that sees daily use for my web design business. Whether for coding, image manipulation or accessing the website files via ftp, here are my daily essentials: 1) FileZilla -  https://filezilla-project.org/  (free) FileZilla is a fantastic piece of software that covers any FTP requiremen...
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Visitor focused web design

Visitor focused website design in Carlisle
​Here's the bottom line - if someone visits your website and they can't quickly and easily find what they are looking for, then they'll leave. It really is as simple as that. We start by talking about your company, the services and/or products you offer.  Then we find out which are the most popular, what are you trying to push forward more int...
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Why we don't put a link to our own website on your website...

Should website designers put back links in your footer?
If you take a look around the Internet and visit a few websites for local companies, you are likely to find a link at the bottom of every page to the company who designed that website. That may seem a lovely idea, a nice way to promote the web design company who created your website, which is true - in fact once this year I have been asked to speci...
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I'm getting a friend to do it...

Is getting your friend to design your website a good idea?
​This is a comment we come across on occasion, usually after someone has been in touch and asked us for a price to design their new website. There's not really any way to respond except for being polite and saying ' No problem, thanks for letting us know .'. However, whilst we are probably going to come across as biased given website...
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