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  1. Ethical Website Design and Dark Patterns

    Today we are discussing ethical web design and predatory practices in web design, which is an important topic, especially for us as web designers. A lot of people actually know or see these things and see these things on websites, but they don’t really understand how manipulative and unethical they really are. What is a dark pattern? Dark Patterns are […]

  2. Website Design with Avidmode: Learning about Layouts

    This is a new series that we’re bringing to the blog, all about web design. If you have a background in graphic design or art, these concepts will be very familiar to you. If not, hop in and learn more about what website design is, what it’s made up of and how we use it in our own website builds […]

  3. How a website audit can help your business grow

    Would you buy a brand-new car and then completely neglect it? I’m pretty sure the answer is no! You’d keep an eye on the dashboard performance indicators, take it for its MOT when needed and make sure you serviced it regularly. That’s because all these things help to keep your car safe and performing at its best.  It’s the same […]

  4. Understanding the back end of your WordPress website

    Web design is a tricky matter. On the one hand, you have self-build websites promising the earth in terms of freedom of functional and stylish design. Some of them may deliver on this but quite often, it is a little harder than it looks. The alternative, to get a really professional finish, is to use the services of a web […]

  5. The Modern Rules Of Simple Web Design.

    In this day and age of perpetual connectivity, it goes without saying that every company should have a website. But the type of website you have can have a larger impact on its success than you might realise. Any website can be seen as better than no website, but the last thing you want to do is put off your […]

  6. Three reasons nobody visits your website

    Your fabulous new website is live. Hooray! So, now it’s time to sit back, relax and wait for the sales to start rolling in, right? Well, we hate to break it to you but unfortunately not. Your website may be out there in the big wide world, but this is not where your digital marketing efforts end.  Whilst having a […]

  7. How to talk to your web designer about your business goals

    n this blog article, we’ll take you through five key points to discuss with your chosen web designer, so you can make sure that your brand-new website is fully aligned with your overall business goals!

  8. Website Trends of 2020 – Follow the crowd or strike out alone?

    Wow! The end of December already! Seriously, where has this year gone? Answers on a postcard, please! When the first national lockdown came into force in the springtime, online sales hit a record high of nearly 33% of total retail sales. In a year where your website has been more important than ever, we thought it would be interesting to […]

  9. How To Write A Top Notch About Page

    The About page is one of the most important parts of your website, but it’s very often ignored and neglected, leaving it looking pretty standard and a little bit on the dull side! Just because your competitors may be doing bland and boring, it doesn’t mean that you have to follow suit. Dare to be different and let your About […]