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A website’s design is not dependent on its visual flare of the amount of things you’ve managed to fit on one page, it’s about usability and utility. These two elements are what define a successful website, not the amount of visual flare. Just like people, the beauty of a website needs to come from within. A hollow shell will crack easily, while a strong foundation will stand the test of time.

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Today, more than 17% of all web traffic comes from mobile devices. There is every indication that the number of people using mobile devices for internet access will keep growing exponentially. The rising demand of mobile usage has made it necessary for every business to have a flexible and more fluid site that renders effectively on a majority of devices, irrespective of their screen size.

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Designing your own website for ecommerce is a lot easier than you might first imagine. There are web-building tools and programs available everywhere that allow you to create a full website without knowing a lick of programming or coding. But while building a website on your own using pre-built templates and themes will make the whole process simpler and faster, is it really worth it? Or would hiring a dedicated web designer be a better route to take?

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If you’re a freelancer and a  homeowner, you’ll have big decisions to make as you get older; most notably, whether or not to sell your family home and downsize. This is a practical decision that brings many benefits – a number of which are financial, such as the reduced cost of living and equity release. It is no surprise then that more than two million over 55s plan to downsize in the hope of raising extra cash for their retirement but with the emotional connections you’re likely to have to a property, deciding if this option is right for you can be difficult.

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I came across a useful post the other day (you can read here), which was informative and eye opening about something we designers don’t often consider when creating a new site – and that is the speed the site loads. It’s an easy assumption to make that because broadband and crazy fast fibre is everywhere these days is that all sites will load quickly regardless. However this post points out that is in fact not the case and that the overall speed of your visitor’s internet connection doesn’t actually help too much.

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