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Chris is the owner of Light Bulb Web Design in Carlisle, and has a general interest in anything web design, IT or technology related!

What is responsive website design and why do I need it?

What is responsive website design and why do I need it?

Responsive website design is a term that has cropped up more and more in recent years but it's a term which not everybody understands.

With browsing on mobile phones and tablets set to overtake that on desktop and laptop computers, and Google using mobile compatibility as a ranking factor, not having a mobile compatible website is quite probably losing you visitors - losing visitors means less customers, and less customers means less income for your business.

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What is Black Hat SEO, and is my web designer using it?

What is Black Hat SEO, and is my web designer using it?
What is Search Engine Optimisation?

Search engine optimisation (often called SEO) is a frequently mentioned phrase when talking about website design.  In simple terms, SEO is making sure that your website is structured and written in a way that helps the search engines categorise your web pages to then return them to people searching for related content online.

Google's own Webmaster Guidelines offer a straight forward message - design your website for visitors, not for search engines.  If your website pages are full of relevant and engaging content, and are well structured with use of good navigation, then this is the best way to improve how well your website performs in search results.

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How to manage your blog

How to manage your blog
A short guide on how to make the most of your website blog

Ok, so you have your new website, it has a great blog integrated, but what are you supposed to do with it?

Generally, a blog is an easy and quick way for you to post news, updates and general information or guidance about you and if applicable, your company.

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Our approach to e-commerce website design

Our approach to e-commerce website design

E-commerce websites are the same as any other design in how we approach the navigation and layout.

Being able to navigate a website in an easy and obvious manner is critical to the success of any website - it's no good having a beautiful design if nobody can work out how to find what they are looking for.

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What is bespoke website design, and do I need it?

The word 'bespoke' is often used by website designers to describe their work.

According to the UK Oxford Dictionary, bespoke simply means 'made to order' - as such, it can reasonably be used to describe any website design, unless you want one which is an absolutely exact copy of another (unlikely!).

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